1941 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1941 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 18 May - 28 September 1941
Teams 12
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Cork (12th win)
Captain Connie Buckley
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Ned Wade
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 11
Goals total 82 (7.45 per game)
Points total 126 (11.45 per game)
Top Scorer Jack Lynch (3-9)
All-Star Team See here

The 1941 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 55th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship ended on 28 September 1941.

The championship was won by Cork who secured the title following a 5-11 to 0-6 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 12th All-Ireland title, their first in ten championship seasons.

Limerick were the defending champions.

Foot-and-mouth disease[edit]

There was major disruption to the format of the 1941 championship due to a serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in many parts of Munster and south Leinster. The championship was run on a knockout provincial basis as usual, however, there was a certain amount of tweaking required to cope with the situation.

In the Munster championship Limerick defeated Waterford in the semi-final of the competition and qualified for the Munster final. Cork were drawn to meet Tipperary in the second semi-final, however, this game was cancelled by the Munster Council at the behest of the Department of Agriculture. As a result of this it was decided that Cork would play Limerick and the winners would represent Munster in the All-Ireland series. The delayed Cork-Tipperary game took place after the All-Ireland series, however, since Cork had already beaten Limerick this was now deemed to be the Munster decider. Tipperary won that game.

It was a similar story in the Leinster championship as foot-and-mouth disease ravaged southern parts of the province. Kilkenny were drawn to play Laois in one of the earlier stages of the provincial competition, however, the match could not take place and Kilkenny were given a bye into the Leinster final. The Department of Agriculture subsequently brought out an order that Kilkenny could not play in the Leinster final until the county was three weeks clear of the disease. The result was that Dublin were nominated to represent Leinster in the All-Ireland series. A delayed Leinster final was played after the completion of the All-Ireland final with Dublin defeating Kilkenny.



Six teams contested the Leinster championship while five teams contested the Munster championship. Galway, who faced no competition in their own province, entered the championship at the All-Ireland semi-final stage. No team from Ulster participated in the senior championship.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932
Cork Red and white 1931 1931 1940-41
Dublin Navy and blue 1938 1938 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1922 1930-31
Kilkenny Black and amber 1939 1940 1932-33
Laois Blue and white 1915 1915
Limerick Green and white 1940 1940 1937-38
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


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Championship statistics[edit]


  • Widest winning margin: 23 points
    • Cork 8-10 : 5-2 Limerick (Munster final, 14 September 1941)
  • Most goals in a match: 11
    • Cork 8-10 : 5-2 Limerick (Munster final, 14 September 1941)
    • Laois 5-7 : 6-11 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 20 July 1941)
  • Most points in a match: 18
    • Laois 5-7 : 6-11 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 20 July 1941)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 8
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 5
    • Laois 5-7 : 6-11 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 20 July 1941)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 8


  • Cork win their 12th All-Ireland title to draw level with Kilkenny and Tipperary at the top of the all-time roll of honour. It is the second time that "the big three" share the title of roll of honour leaders.
  • Cork's defeat by Tipperary in the delayed Munster final left the team with the unusual distinction of being the first All-Ireland champions and provincial runners-up.

Player facts[edit]


The following players made their début in the 1941 senior championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Con Cottrell Cork September 14 Limerick Munster final


The following players played their last game in the 1941 championship:

Player Team Last Game Date Opposition Début
Jack Barrett Cork Delayed Munster final October 26 Tipperary 1934
Connie Buckley Cork Delayed Munster final October 26 Tipperary 1934
James Ryng Cork Delayed Munster final October 26 Tipperary 1932


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  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 22 July 2011.