1942 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Dates||3 May 1942 - 3 September 1942|
|Winning team||Cork (13th win)|
|No. matches played||11|
|Goals total||82 (7.45 per game)|
|Points total||124 (11.27 per game)|
|Top Scorer||Christy Ring (0-19)|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The 1942 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 56th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began non 3 May 1942 and ended on 3 September 1942.
Cork were also the defending champions and retained the title for the fifth time in their history.
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||Colours||Most recent success|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||1914||1932|
|Cork||Red and white||1941||1931||1940-41|
|Dublin||Navy and blue||1938||1941||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||1941||1927-28|
|Waterford||Blue and white||1938|
|Westmeath||Maroon and white|
|Wexford||Purple and gold||1910||1918|
|6 September 1942 Final||Cork||2-14 – 3-4||Dublin||Croke Park|
Referee: M Hennessy (Clare)
- Widest winning margin: 22 points
- Most goals in a match: 11
- Most points in a match: 18
- Most goals by one team in a match: 6
- Most goals scored by a losing team: 5
- Most points scored by a losing team: 4
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- Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
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- Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).
- "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 22 July 2011.