Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

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Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Current season or competition:
2013 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final
Flag of Leinster.svg
Founded 1888
Region Leinster (GAA)
Trophy Bob O'Keeffe Cup
No. of teams 10
Title holders Dublin (24th title)
Most titles Kilkenny (68 titles)
TV partner(s) RTÉ, TV3, Sky Sports
Official website Official website

The Leinster Senior Hurling Championship is an annual hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1888 for the top hurling teams in the province of Leinster in Ireland.

The series of games are played during the summer months with the Leinster final currently being played on the first Sunday in July. The prize for the winning team is the Bob O'Keeffe Cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series.

The Leinster Championship is an integral part of the wider All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The winners of the Leinster final, like their counterparts in Munster Championship, are rewarded by advancing directly to the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland series of games. The losers of the Leinster final enter the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final s

Ten teams currently participate in the Leinster Championship, including Galway from Connacht and Antrim from Ulster. The most successful team in hurling, namely Kilkenny, play their provincial hurling in the Leinster Championship. They have won the provincial title on 68 occasions during its history while they have also claimed 34 All-Ireland titles.

The title has been won at least once by six of the Leinster counties, all but one of which (Galway) have won the title more than once. The all-time record-holders are Kilkenny, who have won the competition 68 times. Dublin are the current champions.

Format[edit]

The Leinster Championship is a knockout tournament with pairings drawn at random – there are no seeds, and the draw is usually made in October of the previous year.

Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn there is a replay. Drawn replays are now settled with extra time, however, if both sides are still level at the end of extra time a second replay takes place and so on until a winner is found. If the quarter-finals end in draws, extra time is played immediately as replays are only permitted for provincial semi-finals and finals.

Michael Collins talking to hurlers before the 1921 Senior Hurling Championship match at Croke Park, 11 September 1921

The format has remained virtually the same since the very first Leinster Championship in 1888. The biggest change to the championship format took place in 2009. Firstly, Galway have had no opposition in the Connacht Championship since 2004. Due to this it has been decided at a special meeting of the GAA's congress for Galway to join the Leinster Championship for a three-year trial period, starting with the 2009 championship. Antrim GAA, being the only Tier 1 team in the Ulster Championship, will also participate in the Leinster Championship on a three-year trial period. Antrim, however, will also still compete in the Ulster Championship which will be run as a separate tournament to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship. From 2014 on, the five weak counties in the Leinster championship will first play in a group stage before the main championship.

Ten counties currently participate in the Leinster Championship. These teams are: Antrim, Carlow, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, London, Offaly, Westmeath and Wexford.

Round Robin Stage

The five weak counties in the championship will play a round robin group stage. Every team plays the other four teams once each. The top 2 teams from this group advance to the quarter finals of the championship. The bottom team is automatically relegated, and the 2nd last team is entered into a promotion/relegation playoff against the winner of that years Christy Ring cup.

Quarter-finals

An draw shall be made to determine the pairings for the Leinster quarter-finals. Six teams – whichever four of Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Offaly and Wexford who haven't won the title the previous year, and the two round robin winners– will be included in this draw. The winners of these three games shall advance to the Leinster semi-final stages. The three defeated teams are eliminated from the provincial championship.

Semi-finals

An open draw shall also be made to determine the pairings for the two Leinster semi-finals. The current title holders shall receive a bye to one of these semi-finals. They will be joined by the three winners from the quarter-final stages. The winners of these two semi-finals shall advance to the Leinster final. The two defeated teams are eliminated from the provincial championship.

The Leinster Championship has wider implications for the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship. The teams that are defeated in the quarter-finals advance to phase one of the All-Ireland qualifiers. The two teams that are defeated in the Leinster semi-finals advance to phase two of the All-Ireland qualifiers. The winners of the Leinster final automatically qualify for the semi-final stages of the All-Ireland series of games while the runners-up qualify for the quarter-final stages.

Venues[edit]

The following stadia are frequently used during the Leinster Championship:

Location Stadium Capacity
Dublin Croke Park 82,300
Kilkenny Nowlan Park 30,000
Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Wexford Wexford Park 25,000
Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000

Leinster Championship matches were traditionally played at neutral venues or at a location that was deemed to be half-way between the two participants, however, counties eventually came to home and away agreements depending on the size of their stadia. The Leinster final has, in recent times, always been played at the GAA's headquarters in Croke Park in Dublin. Some criticism has been leveled against the Leinster Council for continuing to play the provincial decider in Croke Park, as Kilkenny's domiance over the last decade has led to a downturn in attendances, leading to the match effectively being played in a stadium that isn't even half full.

Trophies and medals[edit]

At the end of the Leinster final, the winning team is presented with a trophy. The Bob O'Keeffe Cup is held by the winning team until the following year's final. Traditionally, the presentation is made at a special rostrum in the stand where GAA and political dignitaries and special guests view the match.

The cup is decorated with ribbons in the colours of the winning team. During the game the cup actually has both teams' sets of ribbons attached and the runners-up ribbons are removed before the presentation. The winning captain accepts the cup on behalf of his team before giving a short speech. Individual members of the winning team then have an opportunity to come to the rostrum to lift the cup.

The cup is named after Bob O'Keeffe, a native of Kilkenny who later won an All-Ireland medal with Laois and served as President of the GAA in the 1930s. The cup was donated by the Leinster Council in 1950 to commemorate O'Keeffe. The cup is the biggest to be presented in Gaelic Games, standing 3 feet 8 inches, weighing 564 ounces and with a capacity of 6 gallons. The Celtic chase work has been taken from the Book of Kells. The hurler depicted on the top of the cup is barefooted, which is significant in view of the fact that O'Keeffe originally played in that manner. The original Bob O'Keeffe Cup was donated to the GAA museum at Croke Park in 2005. It was replaced by a replica also named the Bob O'Keeffe Cup.

A 2012 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship winners' medal was later sold on eBay for €570.[1]

Sponsorship[edit]

Since 1995, the Leinster Championship has been sponsored. The sponsor has usually been able to determine the championship's sponsorship name. The list below details who the sponsors have been and what they called the competition:

Leinster Championship moments[edit]

  • Dublin 3-5 : 2-2 Kilkenny (26 August 1934 at O'Moore Park) – In a replay characterised by close hurling, Dublin showed "a collective excellence". The game began with Kilkenny scooping the sliotar from the throw-in, and drove towards their forwards. J.A. Walsh intercepted, and set the ball flying wide from 80 yards out to Daniels, who drove to Muldowney, who passed to Hegarty. Hegarty flashed in a goal. Barely a minute later, Treacy pointed from 70 feet, and Hegarty scored another point. Excellent hurling ensued, the outstanding feature being the terrier tackling of Daniels and Wade. A free to Kilkenny gave Lowry Meagher his chance, but Forde saved miraculously. The danger to Dublin ensued, but it was averted by Bannon, Murphy, Walsh and McMahon. Larkin was the outstanding Kilkenny man. Tom Treacy pointed from a free for Dublin, this time scoring a major. Just before the interval O’Connell scored a point, leaving the score at Dublin 3-3 : Kilkenny Nil. Within five minutes of resuming play, Duggan scored a goal and Power a point. Dublin fought back and Wade and Muldowney each scored points. "Then a rare achievement was witnessed, when Lory Meagher scored a goal from a 70 yards puck". The scoring finished with a point by Meagher. Dublin showed superior speed, pertinacious tackling and a will-to-win spirit. The teams were: Dublin C. Forde, A. Murphy, J. Bannon, C. McMahon, James Andrew Walsh (hurler), D. Canniffe, P. Roche, E. Wade, Mick Daniels, S. Hegarty, T. Treacy, S. Muldowney, C. Boland, D. O’Neill, J. O’Connell. Kilkenny Jim Dermody, Paddy Larkin, P. O’Reilly, P. Kealy, Paddy Phelan, P. Byrne, T. Leahy, Lory Meagher, J. Duggan, Jimmy Walsh (Kilkenny hurler), Locky Byrne, M. Power, J. Fitzpatrick, M. Dunne, Matty Power. Referee Sean Robbins.[2]
  • Wexford 5–6 : 3–9 Kilkenny (31 July 1955 at Croke Park) – After a 2–7 apiece draw a fortnight earlier, both sides met in an historic replay. Wexford, the reigning provincial champions, were the favourites for both games, however, they had never beaten Kilkenny in a Leinster final. At half-time both sides were still level, however, immediately after the restart the key score came. Nicky Rackard gained possession sixty yards out and sent a speculative shot goalwards. The sliotar bounced on the hard Croke Park surface, hopped again, deceived the Kilkenny 'keeper and ended up just inside the white goal-line. Wexford later emerged victorious and broke the Kilkenny hoodoo.
  • Offaly 3–17 : 5–10 Kilkenny (13 July 1980 at Croke Park) – Undoubtedley regarded as one of the most significant days in the history of Offaly hurling. Offaly were only appearing in their sixth Leinster final ever and were looking for their first success, while Kilkenny were looking for a third consecutive provincial title. After a high-scoring first-half, Kilkenny only had a 3–6 to 1–10 lead. The game really heated up in the final ten minutes as both sides swapped the lead several times. In the end, the Leinster final roll of honour had a new name as Offaly won the game by a point.
  • Offaly 2–16 : 3–9 Kilkenny (26 June 1994 at Croke Park) – Regarded as one of the greatest games in the long history of the Leinster Championship. This provincial semi-final saw Kilkenny on the road to a fourth successive Leinster title, as well as a third consecutive All-Ireland title. The day belonged to Offaly, with Brian Whelehan putting in a great performance at right half-back which would later see him being named Hurler of the Year. The three Dooley brothers – Billy, Joe and Johnny – combined to score 2–10 of Offaly's total, giving 'the Faithful County' to impetus to go on and challenge for the Leinster title.
  • Wexford 2–15 : 1–16 Kilkenny (13 June 2004 at Croke Park) – Kilkenny were the red-hot favourites coming into this provincial semi-final. They were on the trail of a record-breaking seventh consecutive Leinster title and a third consecutive All-Ireland title. The game was going Kilkenny's way until the very last puck of the game. Wexford had tested the champions but with time nearly up 'the Cats' still had a one-point lead. A Kilkenny clearance fell straight to Michael Jacob who made no mistake ins ending the sliotar into the net. With that the referee sounded the long whistle and Kilkenny's great run was at an end.
  • Galway 2-21 : 2-11 Kilkenny (8 July 2012 at Croke Park) – Galway kept Kilkenny scoreless for twenty minutes in this Leinster Final. The half-time score was Galway 2-12 Kilkenny 0-4. Kilkenny rallied in the second half but were never able to come close to Galway who won their first ever Leinster title in the most unexpected of circumstances.[3]

General statistics[edit]

Performance by county[edit]

County Wins Finals lost Years won Years runner-up
1 Kilkenny 68 29 1888, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 1896, 1902, 1906, 1908, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1927, 1934, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2012
2 Dublin 24 34 1889, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1902, 1906, 1908, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1934, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1961, 2013 1888, 1893, 1895, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1918, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1932, 1933, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1990, 1991, 2009, 2011
3 Wexford 20 31 1890, 1891, 1899, 1901, 1910, 1918, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1996, 1997, 2004 1897, 1916, 1944, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
4 Offaly 9 14 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995 1901, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1969, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004
5 Laois 3 12 1914, 1915, 1949 1889, 1890, 1891, 1909, 1912, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1948, 1951, 1985
6 Galway 1 2 2012 2010, 2013
7 Westmeath 0 1 1937

Record Leinster medal winners[edit]

Player   Team   Titles won   Years  
Michael Kavanagh Kilkenny 13 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 12 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Matty Power Kilkenny
Dublin
12 1922, 1923, 1925 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935 1936, 1937
Eddie Brennan Kilkenny 11 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
D.J. Carey Kilkenny 10 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 10 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Frank Cummins Kilkenny 9 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983
Phil 'Fan' Larkin Kilkenny 9 1963, 1964, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979
Paddy Larkin Kilkenny 9 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1943
Sim Walton Kilkenny 9 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916
Jack Rochford Kilkenny 9 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916

List of Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Finals[edit]

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain Attendance
1888 Kilkenny 0-07 (7) Dublin 0-03 Portlaoise John Quinn
1889[A] Dublin w/o Laois scr Nicholas O'Shea
1890 Wexford 2-09 (15) Laois 0-03 (3) Clonturk Park Nick Daly
1891 Wexford w/o Laois scr Clonturk Park Nick Daly
1892[B] Dublin Paddy Egan
1893 Kilkenny w/o Dublin scr Dick Whelan
1894[C] Dublin John McCabe
1895 Kilkenny 1-05 Dublin 0-05 Clonturk Park James Grace
1896
(R)[D]
Dublin 1–8 (11)
4–6 (18)
Kilkenny 0–6 (6)
0–0 (0)
Jones' Road Paddy Buckley
1897 Kilkenny w/o Wexford scr Jackie Walsh
1898 Kilkenny 4–12 (24) Dublin 3–2 (11) Jones' Road Ned Hennessy
1899 Wexford 2–12 (18) Kilkenny 1-04 (7) Jones' Road Jim Furlong
1900 Kilkenny 4–11 (23) Dublin 4–10 (22) Dick 'Manager' Walsh Wexford
1901 Wexford 7-06 (27) Offaly 1-03 (6) Kilkenny Jim Furlong
1902 Dublin 0-08 (8) Kilkenny 1-04 (7) Jones' Road Danny McCormack
1903[E] Kilkenny 1-05 (8) Dublin 1-05 (8) Kilkenny Jer Doheny
1904 Kilkenny 2–8 (14) Dublin 2–6 (12) Enniscorthy Jer Doheny
1905 Kilkenny 2–8 (14) Dublin 2–2 (8) Wexford D.J. Stapleton
1906 Dublin 1–14 (17) Kilkenny 0–5 (5) Wexford Tom Hayes
1907 Kilkenny 4–14 (26) Dublin 1–9 (12) Athy Dick 'Drug' Walsh
1908 Dublin w/o Kilkenny scr Jones' Road
1909 Kilkenny 5–16 (31) Laois 2–7 (13) Kilkenny Dick 'Drug' Walsh
1910 Wexford 3–3 (12) Dublin 1–1 (4) Athy Dick Doyle
1911 Kilkenny 4–6 (18) Dublin 3–1 (10) Portlaoise Sim Walton
1912 Kilkenny 6–6 (24) Laois 2–4 (10) Portlaoise Sim Walton
1913
(R)
Kilkenny 0–3 (3)
7–5 (26)
Dublin 1–0 (3)
2–1 (7)
Wexford Park
Wexford Park
Dick 'Drug' Walsh
1914 Laois 3–2 (11) Kilkenny 2–4 (10) Kilkenny Jack Carroll
1915 Laois 3–2 (11) Dublin 0–5 (5) Kilkenny Jack Finlay
1916 Kilkenny 11–3 (36) Wexford 2–2 (8) Croke Park Sim Walton
1917 Dublin 5–1 (16) Kilkenny 4–0 (12) Croke Park John Ryan
1918 Wexford 2–3 (9) Dublin 1–2 (5) Enniscorthy Mick Cummins
1919 Dublin 1–5 (8) Kilkenny 1–2 (5) Wexford Charlie Stuart
1920 Dublin 4–5 (17) Kilkenny 2–2 (8) Croke Park Bob Mockler
1921 Dublin 4–4 (16) Kilkenny 1–5 (8) Croke Park Bob Mockler
1922 Kilkenny 3–4 (13) Dublin 1–2 (5) Croke Park Wattie Dunphy
1923 Kilkenny 4–1 (13) Dublin 1–1 (4) Croke Park Wattie Dunphy
1924 Dublin 4–4 (16) Offaly 3–1 (10) Croke Park Frank Wall
1925[F] Kilkenny 4–7 (19) Dublin 6–4 (22) Croke Park Dick Grace
1926 Kilkenny 3–8 (17) Offaly 1–4 (7) Croke Park Dick Grace
1927 Dublin 7–7 (28) Kilkenny 4–6 (18) Croke Park Mick Gill
1928 Dublin 9–7 (34) Offaly 4–3 (15) Croke Park Mick Gill
1929[G] Kilkenny 3–5 (14) Dublin 2–6 (12) New Ross Wattie Dunphy
1930 Dublin 4–7 (19) Laois 2–2 (8) Kilkenny Jim Walsh
1931 Kilkenny 4–7 (19) Laois 4–2 (14) Kilkenny Lory Meagher
1932 Kilkenny 4–6 (18) Dublin 3–5 (14) O'Moore Park Jimmy Walsh
1933 Kilkenny 7–5 (26) Dublin 5–5 (20) Wexford Eddie Doyle
1934
(R)
Dublin 2–8 (14)
3–5 (14)
Kilkenny 4–2 (14)
2–2 (8)
O'Moore Park (R) Steve Hegarty 13,700 (R).[4]
1935 Kilkenny 3–8 (17) Laois 0–6 (6) O'Moore Park Lory Meagher
1936 Kilkenny 4–6 (18) Laois 2–5 (11) Kilkenny Paddy Larkin
1937 Kilkenny 5–3 (18) Westmeath 2–4 (10) O'Moore Park Larry Duggan
1938
(R)
Dublin 2–3 (9)
4–9 (21)
Kilkenny 2–3 (9)
2–5 (11)
O'Connor Park Mick Daniels
1939 Kilkenny 2–12 (18) Dublin 4–3 (15) O'Moore Park Jimmy Walsh
1940 Kilkenny 3–6 (15) Dublin 2–5 (11) Kilkenny Jim Langton
1941 Dublin 2–8 (14) Kilkenny 1–8 (11) Croke Park Ned Wade
1942 Dublin 4–8 (20) Kilkenny 1–4 (7) Kilkenny Frank White
1943 Kilkenny 3–9 (18) Dublin 2–6 (12) Kilkenny Jimmy Walsh
1944 Dublin 4–7 (19) Wexford 3–3 (12) Kilkenny Mick Butler
1945 Kilkenny 5–12 (27) Dublin 3–4 (13) Croke Park Peter Blanchfield
1946 Kilkenny 3–8 (17) Dublin 1–12 (15) Croke Park Jack Mulcahy
1947 Kilkenny 7–10 (31) Dublin 3–6 (15) O'Moore Park Dan Kennedy
1948 Dublin 5-09 (24) Laois 3-03 (12) O'Connor Park Frank Cummins
1949 Laois 3-08 (17) Wexford 3-06 (15) Kilkenny Paddy Ruschitzko
1950 Kilkenny 3–11 (20) Wexford 2–11 (17) Kilkenny Mick Kenny 36,494
1951 Wexford 3–12 (21) Laois 4–3 (15) Croke Park Nicky Rackard 29,692
1952 Dublin 7–2 (23) Wexford 3–6 (15) Kilkenny Jim Prior 30,500
1953 Kilkenny 1–13 (16) Wexford 3–5 (14) Croke Park Padge Kehoe 37,533
1954 Wexford 8–5 (29) Dublin 1–4 (7) Kilkenny Padge Kehoe 28,592
1955
(R)
Wexford 2–7 (13)
5–6 (21)
Kilkenny 2–7 (13)
3–9 (18)
Croke Park
Croke Park
Nick O'Donnell 41,226
37,079
1956 Wexford 4–8 (20) Kilkenny 3–10 (19) Croke Park Jim English 52,077
1957 Kilkenny 6–9 (27) Wexford 1–5 (8) Croke Park Mickey Kelly 52,272
1958 Kilkenny 5–12 (27) Wexford 4–9 (21) Croke Park Mick Kenny 41,729
1959 Kilkenny 2–9 (15) Dublin 1–11 (14) Croke Park Seán Clohessy 31,312
1960 Wexford 3–10 (19) Kilkenny 2–11 (17) Croke Park Nick O'Donnell 42,332
1961 Dublin 7–5 (26) Wexford 4–8 (20) Kilkenny Noel Drumgoole 27,446
1962 Wexford 3–9 (18) Kilkenny 2–10 (16) Croke Park Billy Rackard 45,303
1963 Kilkenny 2–10 (16) Dublin 0–9 (9) Croke Park Séamus Cleere 33,438
1964 Kilkenny 4–11 (23) Dublin 1–8 (11) Croke Park Seán Buckley 30,103
1965 Wexford 2–11 (17) Kilkenny 3–7 (16) Croke Park Tom Neville 28,000
1966 Kilkenny 1–15 (18) Wexford 2–6 (12) Croke Park Jim Lynch 35,000
1967 Kilkenny 4–10 (22) Wexford 1–12 (15) Croke Park Jim Treacy 25,242
1968 Wexford 3–13 (22) Kilkenny 4–9 (21) Croke Park Dan Quigley 25,000
1969 Kilkenny 3–9 (18) Offaly 0–16 (16) Croke Park Eddie Keher 24,800
1970[H] Wexford 4–16 (28) Kilkenny 3–14 (23) Croke Park Michael Collins 19,306
1971 Kilkenny 6–16 (34) Wexford 3–16 (25) Croke Park Pat Henderson 19,344
1972
(R)
Kilkenny 6–13 (31)
3–16 (25)
Wexford 6–13 (31)
1–14 (17)
Croke Park
Croke Park
Noel Skehan 18,611
22,745
1973 Kilkenny 4–22 (34) Wexford 3–15 (24) Croke Park Pat Delaney 20,742
1974 Kilkenny 2–20 (26) Wexford 2–14 (20) Croke Park Nicky Orr 20,742
1975[I] Kilkenny 2–20 (26) Wexford 2–14 (20) Croke Park Billy Fitzpatrick 26,228
1976 Wexford 2–20 (26) Kilkenny 1–6 (9) Croke Park Tony Doran 23,500
1977 Wexford 3–17 (26) Kilkenny 3–14 (22) Croke Park Tony Doran 30,614
1978 Kilkenny 2–16 (22) Wexford 1–16 (19) Croke Park Ger Henderson 27,371
1979 Kilkenny 2–21 (27) Wexford 2–17 (23) Croke Park Ger Fennelly 24,991
1980 Offaly 3–17 (26) Kilkenny 5–10 (25) Croke Park Pádraig Horan 9,613
1981 Offaly 3–12 (21) Wexford 2–13 (19) Croke Park Pádraig Horan 29,053
1982 Kilkenny 1–11 (14) Offaly 0–12 (12) Croke Park Brian Cody 32,093
1983 Kilkenny 1–17 (20) Offaly 0–13 (13) Croke Park Liam Fennelly 35,707
1984 Offaly 5–15 (30) Wexford 0–17 (17) Croke Park Pat Fleury 30,016
1985 Offaly 5–15 (30) Laois 0–17 (17) Croke Park Pat Fleury 32,123
1986 Kilkenny 4–10 (22) Offaly 1–11 (14) Croke Park Frank Holohan 28,635
1987 Kilkenny 2–14 (20) Offaly 0–17 (17) Croke Park Paddy Prendergast 29,133
1988 Offaly 3–12 (21) Wexford 1–14 (17) Croke Park 28,234
1989 Offaly 3–15 (24) Kilkenny 4–9 (21) Croke Park Mark Corrigan 24,519
1990 Offaly 1–19 (22) Dublin 2–11 (17) Croke Park Jim Troy 20,383
1991 Kilkenny 1–13 (16) Dublin 1–11 (14) Croke Park Christy Heffernan 41,215
1992 Kilkenny 3–16 (25) Wexford 2–9 (15) Croke Park Liam Fennelly 41,097
1993
(R)
Kilkenny 2–14 (20)
2–12 (18)
Wexford 1–17 (20)
0–11 (11)
Croke Park
Croke Park
Eddie O'Connor 37,715
41,833
1994 Offaly 1–18 (21) Wexford 0–14 (14) Croke Park Martin Hanamy 32,141
1995 Offaly 2–16 (22) Kilkenny 2–5 (11) Croke Park Johnny Pilkington 31,950
1996 Wexford 2–23 (29) Offaly 2–15 (21) Croke Park Martin Storey 34,365
1997 Wexford 2–14 (20) Kilkenny 1–11 (14) Croke Park Rod Guiney 55,492
1998 Kilkenny 3–10 (19) Offaly 1–11 (14) Croke Park Tom Hickey 32,490
1999 Kilkenny 5–14 (29) Offaly 1–16 (19) Croke Park Denis Byrne 38,310
2000 Kilkenny 2–21 (27) Offaly 1–13 (16) Croke Park Willie O'Connor 32,802
2001 Kilkenny 2–19 (25) Wexford 0–12 (12) Croke Park Denis Byrne 41,146
2002 Kilkenny 0–19 (19) Wexford 0–17 (17) Croke Park Andy Comerford 37,567
2003 Kilkenny 2–23 (29) Wexford 2–12 (18) Croke Park D.J. Carey 50,000
2004 Wexford 2–12 (18) Offaly 1–11 (14) Croke Park John O'Connor 46,820
2005 Kilkenny 0–22 (22) Wexford 1–16 (19) Croke Park Peter Barry 35,010
2006 Kilkenny 1–23 (26) Wexford 1–12 (15) Croke Park Jackie Tyrrell 44,081
2007 Kilkenny 2–24 (30) Wexford 1–12 (15) Croke Park Henry Shefflin 34,872
2008 Kilkenny 5–21 (36) Wexford 0–17 (17) Croke Park James "Cha" Fitzpatrick 18,855
2009 Kilkenny 2–18 (24) Dublin 0–18 (18) Croke Park Michael Fennelly 30,000
2010 Kilkenny 1–19 (22) Galway 1–12 (15) Croke Park T. J. Reid 30,000
2011 Kilkenny 4-17 (29) Dublin 1–15 (18) Croke Park Brian Hogan 33,000
2012[5] Galway 2-21 (27) Kilkenny 2-11 (17) Croke Park Fergal Moore 22,171
2013[6] Dublin 2-25 (31) Galway 2–13 (19) Croke Park John McCaffrey

A. ^ Dublin received a walkover from Laois in the final. Louth were the only other team to participate.
B. ^ Dublin were unopposed in the championship.
C. ^ Dublin were unopposed in the championship.
D. ^ Kilkenny, who were beaten in the final, launched an objection and a replay was ordered.
E. ^ Kilkenny were awarded the title as the Dublin goal was disputed.
F. ^ Dublin won the final, however, Kilkenny were awarded the title after launching an objection.
G. ^ The final was declared void. Both teams were sunsequently disqualified for being late on the field.
H. ^ All inter-county games were increased from sixty to eighty minutes.
I. ^ All inter-county games were reduced from eighty to seventy minutes.

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