1948 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1948 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Waterford (1st win)
Captain Jim Ware
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Frank Cummins
Provincial champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
Top Scorer John Keane (6-7)
All-Star Team See here
1947
1949

The 1948 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 62nd staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 16 May 1948 and ended on 5 September 1948.

Kilkenny were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial championship. Waterford won the All-Ireland crown for the first time in their history, following a 6-7 to 4-2 defeat of Dublin in the final.

Format[edit]

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was run on a provincial basis as usual. All games were played on a knockout basis whereby once a team lost they were eliminated from the championship. The format for the All-Ireland series of games ran as follows:

  • The winners of the Leinster Championship advanced directly to the first All-Ireland semi-final.
  • The winners of the Munster Championship advanced directly to the second All-Ireland semi-final.
  • Antrim, the representatives from the Ulster Championship, were drawn to play the Leinster champions in the All-Ireland semi-final.
  • Galway, a team who faced no competition in the Connacht Championship, entered the championship at the All-Ireland semi-final stage where they were drawn to play the Munster champions.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).