1940 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Winning team||Limerick (6th win)|
|No. matches played||15|
|Goals total||84 (5.6 per game)|
|Points total||162 (10.8 per game)|
|Top Scorer||Ted O'Sullivan (7-0)
Jackie Power (5-6)
|All-Star Team||See here|
The 1940 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 54th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship ended on 1 September 1940.
The championship was won by Limerick who secured the title following a 3-7 to 1-7 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. This was their 6th All-Ireland title, their first in four championship seasons.
Kilkenny were the defending champions.
A total of thirteen teams contested the championship, including all of the teams from the 1939 championship.
|Team||Colours||Most recent success|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||1914||1932|
|Cork||Red and white||1931||1931||1939-40|
|Dublin||Navy and blue||1938||1938||1938-39|
|Galway||Maroon and white||1923||1922||1930-31|
|Kilkenny||Black and amber||1939||1939||1932-33|
|Laois||Blue and white||1915||1915|
|Limerick||Green and white||1936||1936||1937-38|
|Meath||Green and gold|
|Offaly||Green, white and gold|
|Tipperary||Blue and gold||1937||1937||1927-28|
|Waterford||Blue and white||1938|
|Westmeath||Maroon and white|
|Wexford||Purple and gold||1910||1918|
- Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
- Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
- "All-Ireland final 1940". Memory Lane Limerick. Retrieved 17 October 2015.