1996 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1996 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 May – 1 September 1996
Teams 18
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Wexford (6th win)
Captain Martin Storey
Manager Liam Griffin
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Limerick
Captain Ciarán Carey
Manager Tom Ryan
Provincial Champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 22
Player of the Year Larry O'Gorman
All-Star Team See here
1995
1997

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1996 (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship 1996) was the 110th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Wexford won the championship, beating Limerick 1–13 to 0–14 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Teams[edit]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Colours Sponsor Captain Manager Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white Matbro Dominic McKinley 1994
Carlow Red, green and yellow Moling Morrissey
Clare Saffron and blue Pat O'Donnell Anthony Daly Ger Loughnane 1995 1995 1977-78
Cork Red and white Barry's Tea Mark Mullins Jimmy Barry-Murphy 1990 1992 1992-93
Down Red and black No sponsor Paddy Braniff
Brian Gilmore
Gerard Lennon
1995
Dublin Navy and blue Arnotts Jimmy Gray 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white Supermac's Michael Coleman Mattie Murphy 1988 1995 1995-96
Kerry Green and yellow Kerry Group John Meyler 1891 1891
Kilkenny Black and amber Avonmore Michael Phelan Nickey Brennan 1993 1993 1994-95
Laois Blue and white Esso Ultron Michael "Babs" Keating 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white Shaws Ciarán Carey Tom Ryan 1973 1994 1991-92
Meath Green and gold Kepak John Davis
Offaly Green, white and gold Carroll Meats Shane McGuckin Éamonn Cregan 1995 1994 1990-91
Roscommon Blue and yellow 747 Travel Michael Kelly
Tipperary Blue and gold Finches Michael Cleary Tom Fogarty 1991 1993 1993-94
Waterford White and blue Tedcastles Oil Fergal Hartley Tony Mansfield 1959 1963 1962-63
Westmeath Maroon and white Bennett Construction Georgie Leahy
Wexford Purple and yellow Wexford Creamery Martin Storey Liam Griffin 1996 2004 1973

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Connacht Championship[edit]

Final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the two competing Connacht teams. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland quarter-final where the play the winners of the All-Ireland preliminary round.

Leinster Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round 1: (1 match) This is a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Leinster. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the preliminary round 2.

Preliminary Round 2: (1 match) The winner of the preliminary round 1 game joins another Leinster team to contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the preliminary round 2 game joins three other Leinster teams to make up the two quarter-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the Leinster semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join two other Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the Leinster 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.

Munster Championship[edit]

Quarter-final: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams 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.

Ulster Championship[edit]

Final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the two competing Ulster teams. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final where the play the Munster champions.

All-Ireland Championship[edit]

Preliminary round 1: (1 match) This is a single match between the exiled teams of New York and London. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the preliminary round 2.

Preliminary round 2: (1 match) This is a single match between the winners of the preliminary round 1 and the All-Ireland 'B' champions. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a single match between the winners of the preliminary round 2 game and the Connacht champions. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The Munster and Leinster champions will play the winners of the lone quarter-final and the Ulster champions. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winnerss advance to the All-Ireland final.

Final: (1 match) The two semi-final winners will contest the final.

Fixtures[edit]

Connacht Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 6
Final
Roscommon 2–10 – 3–19 Galway
C. Kelly (0–5), R. Mulry (1–1), R. Dooley (1–0), P. Feeney (0–1), J. Mannion (0–1), D. Lohan (0–1), M. Cunniffe (0–1). F. Forde (2–8), K. Broderick (1–2), J. Cooney (0–3), L. Burke (0–3), M. Donoghue (0–1), M. Coleman (0–1), J. Rabbitte (0–1).
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 14
Final
Antrim 1–20 – 2–12 Down
A. McCloskey (0–7), Gregory O'Kane (1–2), A. Elliott (0–2), P. Jennings (0–2), Gary O'Kane (0–2), J. Connolly (0–2), P. McKillen (0–2), S. P. McKillop (0–1). D. O'Prey (1–4), N. Sands (1–3), M. McGrattan (0–2), M. Braniff (0–1), P. Coulter (0–1), M. Coulter, Snr (0–1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: P. Aherne (Carlow)

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 5
Preliminary Round 1
Carlow 1–15 – 2–12 Westmeath
N. English (1–9), P. Coady (0–2), J. Kavanagh (0–2), B. Murphy (0–1), V. English (0–1). S. McLoughlin (1–6), R. Galvin (1–1), B. Kennedy (0–2), P. Galvin (0–1), P. Connaughton (0–1), P. Clancy (0–1).
Castletown-Geoghegan
Referee: J. Guinan (Kilkenny)

May 19
Preliminary Round 1 Replay
Carlow 2–8 – 3–7 Westmeath
J. Byrne (2–2), P. Coady (0–2), N. English (0–2), S. Spruhan (0–1), M. Farrell (0–1). B. Kennedy (1–1), S. McLoughlin (1–1), P. Connaughton (1–0), P. Clancy (0–2), R. Galvin (0–2), P. Galvin (0–1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: J. Guinan (Kilkenny)

May 26
Preliminary Round 2
Meath 2–11 – 1–5 Westmeath
D. Martin (0–6), M. Cole (1–1), N. Horan (1–1), P. Cahill (0–1), W. Donnelly (0–1), P. Potterton (0–1). P. Galvin (1–1), S. McLoughlin (0–2), R. Galvin (0–1), B. Kennedy (0–1).
Castletown-Geoghegan
Referee: P. Dunphy (Kilkenny)

June 2
Quarter-Final
Offaly 2–18 – 2–12 Meath
Johnny Dooley (0–7), D. Pilkington (1–1), J. Errity (1–0), J. Troy (0–3), B. Dooley (0–3), J. Pilkington (0–2), Joe Dooley (0–2). D. Martin (1–6), M. Cole (1–0), N. Horan (0–2), P. Donnelly (0–1), B. Murray (0–1), W. Donnelly (0–1), D. Murray (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

June 2
Quarter-Final
Wexford 1–14 – 0–14 Kilkenny
M. Storey (0–5), B. Byrne (1–0), E. Scallan (0–3), A. Fenlon (0–2), P. Codd (0–1), R. McCarthy (0–1), L. Dunne (0–1), L. O'Gorman (0–1). A. Lawlor (0–3), C. Brennan (0–3), M. Phelan (0–2), J. Power (0–2), P. J. Delaney (0–1), D. J. Carey (0–1), S. Ryan (0–1), P. Larkin (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

June 23
Semi-Final
Dublin 1–9 – 2–12 Wexford
J. Twomey (0–4), E. Morrissey (1–0), C. McCann (0–2), K. Flynn (0–2), J. Brennan (0–1). G. Laffan (1–2), E. Scallan (0–4), D. Fitzhenry (1–0), M. Storey (0–2), L. Murphy (0–1), T. Dempsey (0–1), S. Flood (0–1), A. Fenlon (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 30,008
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

June 23
Semi-Final
Offaly 4–17 – 2–10 Laois
J. Troy (2–2), Johnny Dooley (0–8), J. Errity (2–0), Joe Dooley (0–2), B. Dooley (0–2), D. Pilkington (0–1), B. Whelehan (0–1), J. Pilkington (0–1). D. Cuddy (0–6), N. Delaney (1–1), P. J. Cuddy (1–0), O. Coss (0–3).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 30,008
Referee: P. Aherne (Carlow)

July 14
Final
Wexford 2–23 – 2–15 Offaly
T. Dempsey (1–5), M. Storey (0–5), E. Scallan (0–4), L. Murphy (0–4), D. Fitzhenry (1–0), R. McCarthy (0–3), L. O'Gorman (0–2). B. Dooley (1–2), M. Duignan (1–1), Johnny Dooley (0–4), J. Pilkington (0–4), Joe dooley (0–3), D. Pilkington (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 34,365

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 26
Quarter-Final
Cork 1–8 – 3–18 Limerick
A. Browne (1–1), B. Egan (0–3), K. Murray (0–1), J. Cashman (0–1), B. Corcoran (0–1), S. McCarthy (0–1). P. Tobin (2–0), G. Kirby (0–6), O. O'Neill (1–1), T. J. Ryan (0–4), M. Galligan (0–2), M. Houlihan (0–2), D. Quigley (0–1), Seán O'Neill (0–1), C. Carey (0–1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

June 2
Quarter-Final
Waterford 1–11 – 1–14 Tipperary
P. Flynn (1–5), J. Brenner (0–3), T. Fives (0–1), P. Queally (0–1), K. McGrath (0–1). L. Cahill (1–2), M. Cleary (0–4), T. Dunne (0–4), N. English (0–2), L. McGrath (0–1), J. Leahy (0–1).
Walsh Park, Waterford
Attendance: 15,655
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

June 15
Semi-Final
Kerry 2–11 – 4–19 Tipperary
Jerry O'Sullivan (1–2), M. McKivergan (1–0), M. Hennessy (0–3), C. Walsh (0–3), P. O'Connell (0–1), C. Ross (0–1), L. O'Connor (0–1). J. Leahy (2–2), L. Cahill (1–4), T. Dunne (1–3), M. Kennedy (0–3), M. Cleary (0–3), D. Ryan (0–1), P. Fox (0–1), A. Butler (0–1), N. English (0–1).
Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Attendance: 4,300
Referee: J. O'Leary (Cork)

June 16
Semi-Final
Limerick 1–13 – 0–15 Clare
G. Kirby (1–7), B. Foley (0–2), M. Galligan (0–1), T. J. Ryan (0–1), C. Carey (0–1), M. Houlihan (0–1). J. O'Connor (0–5), S. McMahon (0–3), F. Tuohy (0–3), G. O'Loughlin (0–2), E. Taaffe (0–2).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 43,534
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

July 7
Final
Limerick 0–19 – 1–16 Tipperary
G. Kirby (0–10), T. J. Ryan (0–3), F. Carroll (0–2), M. Galligan (0–1), O. O'Neill (0–1), C. Carey (0–1), Seán O'Neill (0–1). L. Cahill (1–3), M. Cleary (0–4), D. Ryan (0–2), T. Dunne (0–2), J. Leahy (0–2), K. Tucker (0–1). N. English (0–1), L. McGrath (0–1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 43,525
Referee: J. O'Leary (Cork)

July 14
Final Replay
Limerick 4–7 – 0–16 Tipperary
O. O'Neill (2–0), F. Carroll (1–1), T. J. Ryan (1–1), D. Quigley (0–2), B. Foley (0–1). C. Carey (0–1), G. Kirby (0–1). M. Cleary (0–7), D. Ryan (0–4), N. English (0–3), L. McGrath (0–1), L. Cahill (0–1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: J. O'Leary (Cork)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 16
Preliminary Round 1
New York 1–16 – 0–14 London

July 7
Preliminary Round 2
New York 4–16 – 0–13 Derry

July 20
Quarter-Final
Galway 4–22 – 0–8 New York
K. Broderick (3–1), F. Forde (1–5), J. Rabbitte (0–4), C. Moore (0–4), M. Coleman (0–3), O. Fahy (0–2), B. Keogh (0–1), J. Cooney (0–1), O. Canning (0–1). R. Hogan (0–3), J. Madden (0–2), O. Cummins (0–1), I. Conroy (0–1), B. McCabe (0–1).

August 4
Semi-Final
Limerick 1–17 – 0–13 Antrim
G. Kirby (0–9), F. Craroll (1–2), D. Quigley (0–2), T. J. Ryan (0–1), O. O'Neill (0–1), M. Houlihan (0–1), B. Foley (0–1). J. Connolly (0–3), A. McCloskey (0–3), Gary O'Kane (0–2), S. P. McKillop (0–1), P. Graham (0–1), G. O'Kane (0–1), A. Elliot (0–1), Conor McCCambridge (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 61,937
Referee: P. Aherne (Carlow)

August 4
Semi-Final
Wexford 2–13 – 3–7 Galway
T. Dempsey (0–6), R. McCarthy (1–1), B. Byrne (1–0), M. Storey (0–3), L. Murphy (0–1), É. Scallan (0–1), J. O'Connor (0–1). C. Moore (1–3), K. Broderick (1–0), J. Cooney (1–0), F. Forde (0–2), L. Burke (0–1), B. Keogh (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 61,937
Referee: J. O'Leary (Cork)

September 1
15:30 UTC+1
Wexford 1–13 – 0–14 Limerick
T. Dempsey (1–3), G. Laffan (0–3), L. O'Gorman (0–2), M. Storey (0–2), L. Murphy (0–1), É. Scallan (0–1), J. O'Connor (0–1). B. Foley (0–4), C. Carey (0–3), G. Kirby (0–2), O. O'Neill (0–1), D. Quigley (0–1), T. J. Ryan (0–1), F. Carroll (0–1), D. Clarke (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 65,847
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)
Wexford
Limerick

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Cork's 3–18 to 1–8 defeat by Limerick in the Munster quarter-final was the team's biggest defeat since 1936. It was also Cork's first championship defeat at home since 1923.

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Gary Kirby Limerick 1–35 38 6 6.33
2 Francis Forde Galway 3–15 24 3 8.00
3 Tom Dempsey Wexford 2–15 21 5 4.20
4 Johnny Dooley Offaly 0–19 19 3 6.33
Liam Cahill Tipperary 3–10 19 4 4.75
6 Michael Cleary Offaly 0–18 18 4 4.50
Kevin Broderick Galway 5–3 18 3 6.00

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Francis Forde Galway 2–8 14 Roscommon
2 Niall English Carlow 1–9 12 Westmeath
3 Kevin Broderick Galway 3–1 10 New York
Gary Kirby Limerick 1–7 10 Tipperary
Gary Kirby Limerick 0–10 10 Tipperary
6 Seán McLoughlin Westmeath 1–6 9 Carlow
David Martin Meath 1–6 9 Offaly
Gary Kirby Limerick 0–9 9 Antrim
9 John Byrne Carlow 2–2 8 Westmeath
John Troy Offaly 2–2 8 Laois
John Leahy Tipperary 2–2 8 Kerry
Tom Dempsey Wexford 1–5 8 Offaly
Paul Flynn Waterford 1–5 8 Tipperary
Francis Forde Galway 1–5 8 New York

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1996 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Derek Barrett Cork May 26 Limerick Munster quarter-final
Joe Deane Cork May 26 Limerick Munster quarter-final
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín Cork May 26 Limerick Munster quarter-final
Ken McGrath Waterford June 2 Tipperary Munster quarter-final
Kevin Flynn Dublin June 23 Wexford Leinster semi-final
Ollie Canning Galway July 6 Roscommon Connacht final

Retirees[edit]

The following players played their last game in the 1996 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game Début
Jim Cashman Cork May 26 Limerick Munster quarter-final 1986
Nicky English Tipperary July 14 Limerick Munster final 1982

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).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

External links[edit]

See also[edit]