1976 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1976 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 2 May - 5 September 1976
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (22nd win)
Captain Ray Cummins
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Wexford
Captain Tony Doran
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Top Scorer Mick Butler (3-20)
Player of the Year Tony Doran
All-Star Team See here
1975
1977

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1976 was the 90th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Wexford 2-21 to 4-11 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Munster Championship

First round: (1 match) This is a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the first round joins the other three Munster 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.

Leinster Championship

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 winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two first round games join the other two 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 winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a single match between Galway and the winners of the All-Ireland 'B' championship. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-final.

Semi-final: (1 match) This is a single match between the Leinster champions and the winners of the quarter-final. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the semi-final and the Munster champions contest this game.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 2
First Round
Kildare 3-10 – 1-10 Dublin


June 6
First Round
Westmeath 1-14 – 1-11 Offaly
M. Cosgrave (0-10), P. Bradley (1-1), S. Allen (0-2), M. Fagan (0-1). P. Delaney (0-5), D. Hanniffy (1-0), P. J. Whelehan (0-2), C. Loughnane (0-1), M. Cleere (0-1), P. Carroll (0-1), B. Moylan (0-1).

June 13
Semi-Final
Kildare 2-15 – 2-19 Wexford
J. Walsh (0-12), N. Walshe (1-2), T. White (1-0), M. Moore (0-1), M. Deeley (0-1). D. Rowesome 1-2), T. Doran (0-5), J. Quigley (0-5), N. Buggy (1-1), M. Butler (0-3), J. Murphy (0-2), C. Keogh (0-1).
Geraldine Park, Athy
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

July 4
Semi-Final
Westmeath 1-12 – 5-22 Kilkenny
J. Fitzsimons (1-0), M. Cosgrave (0-3), M. Kilcoyne (0-2), P. Bradley (0-2), P. Curran (0-2), P. Carley (0-1), S. Allen (0-1), G. Whelan (0-1). P. Delaney (2-4), M. Ruth (1-6), E. Keher (1-4), B. Fitzpatrick (1-3), M. Brennan (0-2), L. O'Brien (0-2), M. Crotty (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

July 18
Final
Wexford 2-20 – 1-6 Kilkenny
M. Butler (0-8), J. Quigley (1-3), T. Doran (1-2), N. Buggy (0-4), M. Quigley (0-2), J. Murphy (0-1). E. Keher (1-1), L. O'Brien (0-4), M. Ruth (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 6
First Round
Clare 3-15 – 3-12 Waterford
C. Honan (0-9), N. Casey (2-0), T. Crowe (1-0), J. Callinan (0-2), J. McNamara (0-2), E. O'Connor (0-1), S. Stack (0-1). M. Whelan (1-4), M. Hickey (1-0), J. Greene (1-0), A. Reid (0-2), L. Canning (0-2), P. McGrath (0-2), S. Greene (0-1), J. Galvin (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

June 14
Semi-Final
Cork 4-10 – 2-15 Tipperary
J. Fenton (1-2), C. McCarthy (1-2), R. Cummins (1-1), S. O'Leary (1-1), J. Barry-Murphy (0-1), D. Coughlan (0-1), P. Moylan (0-1), M. Malone (0-1). J. Grogan (1-8), T. Butler (1-3), T. Quigley (0-1), S. Power (0-1), S. Hogan (0-1), F. Loughnane (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: S. O'Grady (Limerick)

July 4
Semi-Final
Limerick 4-12 – 1-13 Clare
J. Neenan (1-6), E. Cregan (2-1), J. McKenna (1-1), S. Foley (0-2), G. Moloney (0-2). C. Honan (1-4), M. Moroney (0-5), R. O'Connor (0-3).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

August 1
Final
Cork 3-15 – 4-5 Limerick
C. McCarthy (1-3), P. Moylan (1-2), N. Malone (0-5), J. Barry-Murphy (1-0), S. O'Leary (0-3), J. Allen (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1). E. Cregan (4-1), J. Neenan (0-1), J. McKenna (0-1), L. O'Donoghue (0-1), P. Kelly (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 18
Quarter-Final
Galway 3-12 – 3-9 Kerry
P. J. Molloy (1-6), J. Connolly (1-1), L. Bohan (1-0), J. Connolly (0-2), P. J. Qualter (0-1), S. Murphy (0-1), F. Spellman (0-1). P. Moriarty (2-1), J. O'Sullivan (0-4), P. Bunyon (1-0), F. Donovan (0-1), T. Nolan (0-1), J. Fitzgerald (0-1), G. Scallard (0-1).

August 15
Semi-Final
Wexford 5-14 – 2-23 Galway
M. Butler (2-2), T. Doran (2-0), N. Buggy (1-2), J. Quigley (0-5), C. Keogh (0-3), J. Murphy (0-1), M. Quigley (0-1). P. J. Qualter (2-1), S. Silke (0-4), Joe Connolly (0-4), P. Fahy (0-3), G. Coone (0-3), John Connolly (0-2), P. J. Molloy (0-2), F. Burke (0-2), M. Connolly (0-1), J. McDonagh (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh,
Cork
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

August 22
Semi-Final
Replay
Wexford 3-14 – 2-14 Galway
J. Quigley (1-3), T. Doran (1-2), N. Buggy (1-1), M. Butler (0-3), M. Quigley (0-3), C. Keogh (0-1), B. Rowesome (0-1). P. J. Molloy (1-1), P. J. Qualter (1-0), John Connolly (0-3), Joe Connolly (0-2), S. Silke (0-2), I. Clarke (0-2), G. Coone (0-2), P. Fahy (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh,
Cork
Attendance: 16,482
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

September 5
Final
Cork 2-21 – 4-11 Wexford
P. Moylan (0-10), C. McCarthy (1-3), R. Cummins (1-2), J. Barry-Murphy (0-4), M. Malone (0-1), S. O’Leary (0-1). M. Quigley (2-1), M. Butler (1-4), N. Buggy (0-5), T. Doran (1-0), J. Quigley (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 62,684
Cork
Wexford

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Mick Butler Wexford 3-20 29 5 5.80
2 Tony Doran Wexford 5-9 24 5 4.80
3 John Quigley Wexford 2-17 23 5 4.60
4 Ned Buggy Wexford 3-13 22 5 4.40
5 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 6-2 20 2 10.00

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).

See also[edit]