1979–80 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship 1979–80
Championship Details
Dates12 April 1980 – 1 June 1980
Teams5
All Ireland Champions
WinnersCastlegar (1st win)
CaptainMichael Connolly
All Ireland Runners-up
Runners-upMcQuillans-Ballycastle
Provincial Champions
MunsterBlackrock
LeinsterCrumlin
UlsterMcQuillan's
ConnachtCastlegar
Championship Statistics
Matches Played4
Total Goals12 (3.00 per game)
Total Points79 (19.75 per game)

The 1979–80 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship was the tenth season of the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier club hurling tournament. The All-Ireland series began on 12 April 1980 and ended on 1 June 1980.

Blackrock were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the All-Ireland semi-final.[1] Castlegar won the title after defeating McQuillan's by 1-11 to 1-8 in the final.[2]

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

Final

Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

First round

28 October 1979 First roundKillyon2-6 - 1-2CarlowSt. Loman's Park, Trim

Quarter-finals

25 November 1979 Quarter-finalCarnew Emmets1-6 - 4-11RathnureAughrim Park

Semi-finals

2 March 1980 Semi-finalCamross3-10 - 2-12RathnureNowlan Park, Kilkenny
2 March 1980 Semi-finalCrumlin1-13 - 0-9KinnittyNowlan Park, Kilkenny

Final

23 March 1980 FinalCrumlin3-5 - 0-11CamrossGeraldine Park, Athy

Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

Final

11 November 1979 FinalBallycastle McQuillans0-11 - 0-8BallycranSt. Patrick's Park, Ballycastle

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Blackrock of Cork set the all-time record by winning a fifth Munster title.
  • Crumlin become the first team from Dublin to win the Leinster title.
  • The All-Ireland final between Castlegar and McQuillan's was a unique affair as it was the first final to feature teams from Connacht and Ulster. Castlegar win the All-Ireland for the first time in their history, thus becoming the first Connacht team to win the title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The spirit of the Shamrock". Irish Examiner. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ Ní Fhlatharta, Bernie (20 August 2013). "1980 change of luck was all down to Pope John Paul II". Connacht Tribune. Retrieved 24 July 2015.