All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship records and statistics

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Counties coloured by 2012 Championship tier

This page details statistics of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

General performances[edit]

By county[edit]

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Kilkenny 34 25 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1922, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 1893, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1916, 1926, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1959, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1978, 1987, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2010
Cork 30 18 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1902, 1903, 1919, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1990 1999, 2004, 2005 1901, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1920, 1927, 1939, 1947, 1956, 1969, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1992, 2003, 2006, 2013
Tipperary 26 12 1887, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1916, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1971, 1989, 1991, 2001, 2010 1909, 1911, 1913, 1917, 1922, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1988, 1997, 2009, 2011
Limerick 7 8 1897, 1918, 1921, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1973 1910, 1933, 1935, 1974, 1980, 1994, 1996, 2007
Dublin 6 15 1889, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1938 1892, 1894, 1896, 1906, 1908, 1919, 1921, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1961
Wexford 6 10 1910, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1996 1890, 1891, 1899, 1918, 1954, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1976, 1977
Galway 4 18 1923, 1980, 1987, 1988 1887, 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1993, 2001, 2005, 2012
Offaly 4 3 1981, 1985, 1994, 1998 1984, 1995, 2000
Clare 4 3 1914, 1995, 1997, 2013 1889, 1932, 2002
Waterford 2 4 1948, 1959 1938, 1957, 1963, 2008
London 1 3 1901 1900, 1902, 1903
Laois 1 2 1915 1914, 1949
Kerry 1 0 1891
Antrim 0 2 1943, 1989

By province[edit]

Province Winners Runners-up  % Wins per final Winning teams Runners-up
Munster 69 45 61% Cork (30), Tipperary (26), Limerick (7), Clare (4), Waterford (2), Kerry (1) Cork (18), Tipperary (12), Limerick (8), Waterford (4), Clare (3)
Leinster 50 55 48% Kilkenny (33), Dublin (6), Wexford (6), Offaly (4), Laois (1) Kilkenny (25), Dublin (15), Wexford (10), Offaly (3), Laois (2)
Connacht 4 17 19% Galway (4) Galway (17)
Britain 1 3 25% London (1) London (3)
Ulster 0 2 0% Antrim (2)

Counties[edit]

By decade[edit]

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship titles, is as follows:

  • 1890s: 4 each for Cork (1890-92-93-94) and Tipperary (1895-96-98-99)
  • 1900s: 4 for Kilkenny (1904-05-07-09)
  • 1910s: 3 for Kilkenny (1911-12-13)
  • 1920s: 3 each for Dublin (1920-24-27) and Cork (1926-28-29)
  • 1930s: 4 for Kilkenny (1932-33-35-39)
  • 1940s: 5 for Cork (1941-42-43-44-46)
  • 1950s: 3 each for Tipperary (1950-51-58) and Cork (1952-53-54)
  • 1960s: 4 for Tipperary (1961-62-64-65)
  • 1970s: 4 each for Cork (1970-76-77-78) and Kilkenny (1972-74-75-79)
  • 1980s: 3 for Galway (1980-87-88)
  • 1990s: 2 each for Cork (1990-99); Kilkenny (1992-93); Offaly (1994-98) and Clare (1995-97)
  • 2000s: 7 for Kilkenny (2000-02-03-06-07-08-09)
  • 2010s: 2 so far for Kilkenny (2011-12)and Clare (2013)

By semi-final appearances[edit]

Team No. of Appearances Years in Semi-finals
Galway 83
Kilkenny 49
Cork 35
Antrim 30
Tipperary 29
Limerick 16
Wexford 14
Dublin 48
Waterford 11
Clare 10

Other records[edit]

Beaten sides[edit]

Between 1887 and 1996 the championship was played on a straight knock out format whereby the All-Ireland champions were the only undefeated team of the competition. The introduction of the qualifier system in 1997 has resulted in five 'back-door' All-Ireland champions:

On a number of occasions teams have been defeated twice but have remained in the championship:

Final success rate[edit]

Only one county has appeared in the final once, being victorious on that occasion:

Historic success rate[edit]

When a county won its first All Ireland before losing a final at a later time

On the opposite end of the scale, only one county has appeared in the final more than once, losing on each occasion:

Winning other trophies[edit]

Although not an officially recognised achievement, a number of teams have achieved the distinction of winning the All-Ireland championship, their provincial championship and the National Hurling League:

Biggest wins[edit]

Successful defending[edit]

Only 5 teams of the 13 who have won the All-Ireland championship have ever successfully defended the title. These are:

  • Cork on 12 attempts out of 30 (1893, 1894, 1903, 1929, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1953, 1954, 1977, 1978, 2005)
  • Kilkenny on 12 attempts out of 33 (1905, 1912, 1913, 1933, 1975, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012)
  • Tipperary on 7 attempts out of 26 (1896, 1899, 1900, 1950, 1951, 1962, 1965)
  • Wexford on 1 attempt out of 6 (1956)
  • Galway on 1 attempt out of 4 (1988)

Gaps[edit]

  • Longest gaps between successive All-Ireland titles:
  • Longest gaps between successive All-Ireland final appearances:

Provinces[edit]

Longest undefeated run[edit]

The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 21 games held by Kilkenny. It began with a 1-23 to 1-9 win against Westmeath in their opening game of the 2006 championship and finished with a 3-22 to 0-19 win against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final of the 2010 championship. The 21 game unbeaten streak, which included no drawn game, ended with a 4-17 to 1-18 loss to Tipperary in the 2010 All-Ireland final.

This broke the previous record of 16 consecutive games unbeaten by Tipperary, which began in May 1949 with a victory in the opening round of the championship, and ended with a seventeen point defeat of Waterford in the Munster semi-final of the 1952 championship. The 16 game unbeaten streak, which included 15 wins and one draw, ended with a 1-11 to 2-6 loss to Cork in the subsequent Munster final.

Players[edit]

All-time top scorers[edit]

As of 12 July 2014
All-time top scorers in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Rank Player Team Scores Tally Games Era Average
1 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 28-478 562 68 games 1999-present 8.2
2 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 35-336 441 50 games 1959-1977 8.8
3 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 21-367 430 59 games 2000-present 7.2
4 Christy Ring Cork 33-208 307 65 games 1940-1963 4.7
5 D. J. Carey Kilkenny 34-195 297 57 games 1989-2005 5.2
6 Nicky Rackard Wexford 59-96 273 36 games 1940-1957 7.6
7 Joe Deane Cork 10-239 269 50 games 1996-2008 5.4
8 Joe Canning Galway 19-201 258 31 games 2008-present 8.3
9 Niall Gilligan Clare 20-197 257 56 games 1997-2009 4.5
10 Paul Flynn Waterford 24-181 253 45 games 1993-2008 5.6
11 Ben O'Connor Cork 8-224 248 52 games 1999-2012 4.7
12 Charlie McCarthy Cork 28-153 237 45 games 1965-1980 5.3
13 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 18-176 230 39 games 1958-1973 5.9
14 Eoin Kelly Waterford 14-187 229 44 games 2002-present 5.3
15 Patrick Horgan Cork 11-192 225 32 2008-present 7.0
16 James Young Laois 8-191 215 31 games 2000-2009 6.9
17 Johnny Dooley Offaly 4-199 211 35 games 1991-2002 6.0
18 Brian Carroll Offaly 5-191 206 47 games 2002-present 4.3
19 Gary Kirby Limerick 10-161 191 30 games 1987-1999 6.3
Jim Langton Kilkenny 15-146 191 43 games 1938-1954 4.4
21 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 27-97 178 40 games 1965-1983 4.4
John Mullane Waterford 15-133 178 49 games 2001-2012 3.6
23 Nicky English Tipperary 20-117 177 35 games 1982-1996 5.0
Tony Doran Wexford 40-57 177 40 games 1967-1984 4.4

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All-time appearances[edit]

Rank Player Team Appearances Year
1 Brendan Cummins Tipperary 73 1995-2013
2 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 69 1999-
3 Tony Browne Waterford 65 1992-
4 Christy Ring Cork 65 1940-1962
5 Ben O'Connor Cork 62 1999-2012
6 Davy Fitzgerald Clare 60 1989-2005
7 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 59 2000-
8 J. J. Delaney Kilkenny 58 2001-
9 Frank Lohan Clare 58 1995-2008
10 Donal Óg Cusack Cork 58 1999-2011
11 Joe Dooley Offaly 58 1982-2000
12 D. J. Carey Kilkenny 57 1989-2005
13 Seán Óg Ó hAilpín Cork 57 1996-2012
14 Damien Fitzhenry Wexford 56 1993-2009
15 Niall Gilligan Clare 56 1997-2009
16 Brian Whelehan Offaly 55 1989-2006
17 John Doyle Tipperary 54 1949-1967
18 Brian Lohan Clare 54 1993-2006
19 Lar Corbett Tipperary 53 2001-
20 Tom Kenny Cork 53 2003-2013
21 Tommy Walsh Kilkenny 52 2003-
22 Dan Shanahan Waterford 52 1998-2010
23 Seánie McMahon Clare 51 1994-2006
24 Ger Cunningham Cork 50 1982-1998
25 Joe Deane Cork 50 1996-2008
26 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 50 1959-1977
27 Niall McCarthy Cork 50 2002-2012

Other records[edit]

Most wins[edit]

All-Ireland final appearances[edit]

Rank Player Team Appearances Finals
1 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 13 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (draw), 2012 (replay)
2 Tommy Walsh Kilkenny 10 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (draw), 2012 (replay)
J. J. Delaney Kilkenny 10 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (draw), 2012 (replay)
Noel Hickey Kilkenny 10 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 (replay)
Eddie Brennan Kilkenny 10 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Michael Kavanagh Kilkenny 10 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Frank Cummins Kilkenny 10 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 10 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975
John Doyle Tipperary 10 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967
Christy Ring Cork 10 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956
Matty Power Kilkenny
Dublin
10 1922, 1927, 1930, 1931, 1931 (replay), 1931 (second replay), 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937
12 Jackie Tyrrell Kilkenny 9 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (draw), 2012 (replay)
D. J. Carey Kilkenny 9 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

All-Ireland final scorers[edit]

Confirmed all-time top scorers in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final
Rank Player Team Score Final
1. Mick 'Gah' Ahern Cork 5-4 (19pts) 1928 v. Galway
2. Nicky English Tipperary 2-12 (18pts) 1989 v. Antrim
3. Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-11 (17pts) 1971 v. Tipperary
4. Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-14 (14pts) 1963 v. Waterford
5. Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-11 (14pts) 1974 v. Limerick

Oldest lived All-Ireland medal winners[edit]

100+[edit]
Rank Player Team Career All-Ireland medals Birth date Death date Age
1 Jim Power Galway 1918-1928 1923 (1895-11-07)7 November 1895 21 May 1998(1998-05-21) 102 years, 195 days
2 Martin White Kilkenny 1931-1938 1932, 1933, 1935 (1909-07-31)31 July 1909 12 October 2011(2011-10-12) 102 years, 73 days
3 Jimmy "Butler" Coffey Tipperary 1932-1940 1937 (1909-10-26)26 October 1909 29 December 2010(2010-12-29) 101 years, 64 days
90+[edit]
Rank Player Team Career All-Ireland medals Birth date Death date Age
Tommy Cooke Limerick 1931-1938 1940 (1914-08-16)16 August 1914 13 February 2014(2014-02-13) 99 years, 181 days
John T. Power Kilkenny 1907-1925 1907, 1911, 1912, 1913 (1883-04-14)14 April 1883 1 February 1982(1982-02-01) 98 years, 293 days
Larry Flaherty Cork 1900-1917 1903 May 1882 January 1979 96 years
Danny Ryan Tipperary 1887 1887 1871 31 December 1966 95 years
Garrett Howard Limerick
Dublin
1921-1936 1921, 1924, 1927, 1934, 1936 (1899-12-10)10 December 1899 20 January 1995(1995-01-20) 95 years, 41 days
Andy Fleming Waterford 1939-1950 1948 (1916-04-23)23 April 1916 27 March 2011(2011-03-27) 94 years, 338 days
Pa "Folwer" McInerney Clare
ublin
1913-1933 1914, 1927 1892 15 January 1987 94 years
Mick Neville Wexford 1904-1918 1910 1887 26 December 1981 94 years
Tony Reddin Tipperary 1948-1957 1949, 1950, 1951 (1919-11-21)21 November 1919 94 years, 273 days
Paddy "Carr" O'Carroll Kerry 1891 1891 1867 29 December 1960 93 years
Connie "Sonny" Buckley Cork 1934-1942 1941 (1915-11-24)24 November 1915 27 January 2009(2009-01-27) 93 years, 64 days
Shem Downey Kilkenny 1946-1954 1947 (1922-01-05)5 January 1922 22 December 2013(2013-12-22) 91 years, 351 days
Paddy "Fox" Collins Cork 1928-1938 1929, 1931 (1903-04-12)12 April 1903 17 February 1995(1995-02-17) 91 years, 311 days
Mickey "the Rattler" Byrne Tipperary 1945-1960 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958 (1923-09-02)2 September 1923 90 years, 353 days
Din Joe Buckley Cork 1940-1949 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946 (1919-06-30)30 June 1919 8 October 2009(2009-10-08) 90 years, 100 days

Disciplinary[edit]

Just five players have ever been sent off in an All-Ireland final: Tom Ryan of Tipperary and Lar Foley of Dublin in the 1961 final, Éamonn Scallan of Wexford in the 1996 final against Limerick (sent off in the 34th minute); Benny Dunne of Tipperary in the 2009 final (sent off in the 53rd minute for striking Kilkenny player Tommy Walsh); and Cyril Donnellan of Galway in the 2012 final replay (sent off in the 49th minute for striking Kilkenny player J. J. Delaney).

Managers[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Brian Cody is the only manager to win the All-Ireland title nine times, in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 (all Kilkenny).
  • In 2013, Davy Fitzgerald became the first manager to reach the All-Ireland final with two different teams: Waterford (2008) and Clare (2013).
  • In 2009, Justin McCarthy became the first manager to reach the All-Ireland semi-finals with three different teams: Cork (1984), Waterford (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007) and Limerick (2009).
  • Twelve individuals have won the All-Ireland as a player then later as a manager:

See also[edit]