List of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winning managers

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This is a list of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winning managers. The term manager (or coach) only came into widespread use in the 1970s. Up until then hurling teams were usually run by selection panels. Sometimes they contained up to ten members, resulting in self-interest coming to the fore more often than not. All this changed with the appointment of a strong manager, surrounded by a small group of selectors.

Over the last thirty years Brian Cody of Kilkenny leads the way in terms of All-Ireland wins. He has guided his native county to seven championship titles in ten years. This culminated in the capturing of a famous four-in-a-row between 2006 and 2009. This feat has only been equaled once before, when Cork won four in a row from 1941 to 1944, but this was in a time when selection panels rather than individual managers looked after teams, making Cody's feat unequaled in the modern era.

Offaly is the only county that has won all of its All-Ireland titles under the management of a non-native. In 1981 and 1985 Dermot Healy, a native of Kilkenny, became the first ‘outsider’ manager when he guided Offaly to the All-Ireland titles. In 1994 Éamonn Cregan steered the county to victory over his native Limerick in the All-Ireland final. Four years later in 1998 Michael Bond took over from Michael ‘Babs’ Keating, another non-native, and guided Offaly to their fourth All-Ireland championship win.

By year[edit]

Date Championship Winning manager(s) Team Opponent Losing manager Score Site
7 September 1980 Cyril Farrell Galway Limerick Noel Drumgoole 2-15 : 3-9 Croke Park, Dublin
6 September 1981 Dermot Healy Offaly Galway Cyril Farrell 2-12 : 0-15 Croke Park, Dublin
5 September 1982 Pat Henderson (2) Kilkenny Cork Gerald McCarthy 3-18 : 1-13 Croke Park, Dublin
4 September 1983 Pat Henderson (3) Kilkenny Cork Johnny Clifford 2-14 : 2-12 Croke Park, Dublin
2 September 1984 Justin McCarthy
Fr. Michael O’Brien
Cork Offaly Dermot Healy 3-16 : 1-12 Semple Stadium, Thurles
1 September 1985 Dermot Healy (2) Offaly Galway Cyril Farrell 2-11 : 1-12 Croke Park, Dublin
6 September 1986 Johnny Clifford Cork Galway Cyril Farrell 4-13 : 2-15 Croke Park, Dublin
5 September 1987 Cyril Farrell (2) Galway Kilkenny Pat Henderson 1-12 : 0-9 Croke Park, Dublin
4 September 1988 Cyril Farrell (3) Galway Tipperary Michael 'Babs' Keating 1-15 : 0-14 Croke Park, Dublin
3 September 1989 Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary Antrim Jim Nelson 4-24 : 3-9 Croke Park, Dublin
2 September 1990 Fr. Michael O’Brien (2) Cork Galway Cyril Farrell 5-15 : 2-21 Croke Park, Dublin
1 September 1991 Michael 'Babs' Keating (2) Tipperary Kilkenny Ollie Walsh 1-16 : 0-15 Croke Park, Dublin
6 September 1992 Ollie Walsh Kilkenny Cork Fr. Michael O’Brien 3-10 : 1-12 Croke Park, Dublin
5 September 1993 Ollie Walsh (2) Kilkenny Galway Cyril Farrell 2-17 : 1-15 Croke Park, Dublin
4 September 1994 Éamonn Cregan Offaly Limerick Tom Ryan 3-16 : 2-13 Croke Park, Dublin
3 September 1995 Ger Loughnane Clare Offaly Éamonn Cregan 1-13 : 2-8 Croke Park, Dublin
1 September 1996 Liam Griffin Wexford Limerick Tom Ryan 1-13 : 0-14 Croke Park, Dublin
14 September 1997 Ger Loughnane (2) Clare Tipperary Len Gaynor 0-20 : 2-13 Croke Park, Dublin
13 September 1998 Michael Bond Offaly Kilkenny Liam Fennelly 2-16 : 1-13 Croke Park, Dublin
12 September 1999 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork Kilkenny Brian Cody 0-13 : 0-12 Croke Park, Dublin
10 September 2000 Brian Cody Kilkenny Offaly Pat Fleury 5-15 : 1-14 Croke Park, Dublin
9 September 2001 Nicky English Tipperary Galway Noel Lane 2-18 : 2-15 Croke Park, Dublin
8 September 2002 Brian Cody (2) Kilkenny Clare Cyril Lyons 2-20 : 0-19 Croke Park, Dublin
14 September 2003 Brian Cody (3) Kilkenny Cork Donal O'Grady 1-14 : 1-11 Croke Park, Dublin
12 September 2004 Donal O'Grady Cork Kilkenny Brian Cody 0-17 : 0-9 Croke Park, Dublin
11 September 2005 John Allen Cork Galway Conor Hayes 1-21 : 1-16 Croke Park, Dublin
3 September 2006 Brian Cody (4) Kilkenny Cork John Allen 1-16 : 1-13 Croke Park, Dublin
2 September 2007 Brian Cody (5) Kilkenny Limerick Richie Bennis 2-19 : 1-15 Croke Park, Dublin
7 September 2008 Brian Cody (6) Kilkenny Waterford Davy FitzGerald 3-30 : 1-13 Croke Park, Dublin
6 September 2009 Brian Cody (7) Kilkenny Tipperary Liam Sheedy 2-22 : 0-23 Croke Park, Dublin
5 September 2010 Liam Sheedy Tipperary Kilkenny Brian Cody 4-17 : 1-18 Croke Park, Dublin
4 September 2011 Brian Cody (8) Kilkenny Tipperary Declan Ryan 2-17 : 1-16 Croke Park, Dublin
30 September 2012 Brian Cody (9) Kilkenny Galway Anthony Cunningham 3-22 : 3-11 Croke Park, Dublin
28 September 2013 Davy Fitzgerald Clare Cork Jimmy Barry-Murphy 5-16 : 3-16 Croke Park, Dublin

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