1959 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1959 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 12 April - 4 October 1959
Teams 11
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Waterford (2nd win)
Captain Frankie Walsh
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Seán Clohessy
Provincial Champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Top Scorer Frankie Walsh (2-28)
Player of the Year Christy Ring
All-Star Team See here
1959
1960

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1959 was the 73rd staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Waterford won the championship, beating Kilkenny 3-12 to 1-10 in a replay of the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Munster Championship[edit]

First round: (2 matches) These are two matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winners advance to play each other in a semi-final match.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two first round games play each other in one semi-final while the two other Munster teams play each othe rin the second semi-final. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

Leinster Championship[edit]

First round: (2 matches) These are two matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winners advance to play each other in a second round match.

Second round: (1 match) The winners of the two first round games play each other in this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the second round joins the other three Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

April 12
First Round
Westmeath 2-3 – 3-4 Offaly

April 26
First Round
Laois 3-8 – 0-8 Meath

May 10
Second Round
Laois 6-12 – 2-7 Offaly

June 21
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 8-10 – 2-4 Laois

June 28
Semi-Final
Dublin 3-12 – 4-8 Wexford

July 12
Final
Kilkenny 2-9 – 1-11 Dublin
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 31,312
Referee: E. Kelly (Laois)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 24
First Round
Tipperary 2-9 – 1-7 Limerick

June 21
Semi-Final
Cork 4-15 – 1-3 Clare

June 29
First Round
Waterford 7-11 – 0-8 Galway

July 12
Semi-Final
Waterford 9-3 – 3-4 Tipperary

July 26
Final
Waterford 3-9 – 2-9 Cork
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Attendance: 55,174

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

September 6
Final
Kilkenny 5-5 – 1-17 Waterford
F. Walsh (0-5), T. Cheasty (0-5), S. Power (1-0), P. Grimes (0-3), L. Guinan (0-2), J. Kiely (0-2). T. O'Connell (3-0), R. Carroll (1-2), W. Dwyer (1-1), P. Kelly (0-1), S. Clohessy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 73,707
Referee: G. FitzGerald (Limerick)

October 4
Final Replay
Waterford 3-12 – 1-10 Kilkenny
T. Cheasty (2-2), F. Walsh (0-8), M. Flannelly (1-1), L. Guinan (0-1). W. Dwyer (0-5), D. Heaslip (1-1), E. Keher (0-2), S. Clohessy (0-1), M. Walsh (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 77,285
Referee: G. FitzGerald (Limerick)
Waterford
Kilkenny

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Galway, facing no opposition in their own province, enter the Munster championship for the first time.
  • In the Munster semi-final Waterford lead All-Ireland champions Tipperary by 8-2 to 0-0 at half-time. Sports broadcaster Michael O'Hehir, who was commentating on another game, read the half-time result live on the radio but advised listeners not to pay any heed as he believed it to be a hoax.
  • For the first time, Waterford qualified for a third consecutive Munster final.
  • The All-Ireland final goes to a replay for the first time since 1934. It held the record as the last replayed championship decider until 2012.
  • Phil Grimes becomes the first and only Waterford player to win two All-Ireland medals. He did not play in his county's first championship triumph in 1948, however, he played in the opening round of the championship and was entitled to a winners' medal.

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1959 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Eddie Keher Kilkenny October 4 Waterford All-Ireland final replay

References[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
  • Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

See also[edit]