1938 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Dates||1 May 1938 - 4 September 1938|
|Winning team||Dublin (6th win)|
|No. matches played||13|
|Top Scorer||Locky Byrne (4-5)|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The 1938 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 52nd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 1 May 1938 and ended on 4 September 1938.
On 4 September 1938, Dublin won the championship following a 2-5 to 1-6 defeat of Waterford in the All-Ireland final. This was their sixth All-Ireland title, their first in eleven championship seasons. It remains their last All-Ireland triumph.
Waterford's Locky Byrne was the championship's top scorer with 4-5.
|Team||Colours||Grounds||Most recent success|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||Cusack Park||1914||1932|
|Cork||Red and white||Cork Athletic Grounds||1931||1931||1929-30|
|Dublin||Blue and navy||Croke Park||1927||1934||1928-29|
|Galway||Maroon and white||Pearse Stadium||1923|
|Kilkenny||Black and amber||Nowlan Park||1935||1937||1932-33|
|Laois||Blue and white||O'Moore Park||1915||1915|
|Limerick||Green and white||Ennis Road||1936||1936||1937-38|
|Meath||Green and gold||Páirc Tailteann|
|Offaly||Green, white and gold||St. Brendan's Park|
|Tipperary||Blue and gold||Thurles Sportsfield||1937||1937||1927-28|
|Waterford||White and blue||Walsh Park|
|Westmeath||Maroon and white||Cusack Park|
|Wexford||Purple and gold||Wexford Park||1910||1918|
|4 September 1938 Final||Dublin||2-5 – 1-6||Waterford||Croke Park, Dublin|
|M Flynn 1-0, W Loughman 1-0, M McDonnell 0-3, H Gray 0-1, P Doody 0-1.||J Keane 0-4, D Goode 1-0, L Byrne 0-2.||Attendance: 37,129
Referee: I Harney (Galway)
- Tipperary defeated Clare in the Munster semi-final, however, Clare later objected to the victory as Tipperary had fielded an ineligible player. The objection was upheld and Clare were later awarded the game.
- The Leinster final between Kilkenny and Dublin ended in a draw for the first time since 1934.
- Waterford won the Munster title for the first time in their history. Their All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Galway is the first championship clash between the two teams. This game qualified Waterford for their first All-Ireland final where they faced Dublin for the first time in the championship.
- "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 24 July 2011.