1987 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1987 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 24 May 1987 - 6 September 1987
Teams 15
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Galway (3rd win)
Captain Conor Hayes
Manager Cyril Farrell
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Paddy Prendergast
Manager Pat Henderson
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 17
Goals total 61 (3.58 per game)
Points total 500 (29.41 per game)
Top Scorer Pat Fox (3-45)
All-Star Team See here
1986
1988

The 1987 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 101st staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 24 May 1987 and ended on 6 September 1987.

Cork were the defending champions but were defeated by Tipperary in the Munster final. Kerry fielded a team in the provincial championship for the first time since 1978.

On 6 September 1987, Galway won the championship following a 1-12 to 0-9 defeat of Kilkenny in the 100th All-Ireland final. This was their third All-Ireland title, their first in seven championship seasons.

Tipperary's Pat Fox was the championship's top scorer with 3-45. Galway's Joe Cooney was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

31 May
Quarter-Final
Kilkenny 4–20 – 4–5 Westmeath
C. Heffernan (2–5), K. Brennan (1–2), P. Walsh (1–2), L. Fennelly (0–3), H. Ryan (0–3), L. McCarthy (0–3), G. Fennelly (0–2). D. Kilcoyne (2–1), S. Kilcoyne (2–1), E. Gallagher (0–1), P. Clancy (0–1), M. Kennedy (0–1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 10,127
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

31 May
Quarter-Final
Offaly 2–18 – 1–13 Dublin
M. Corrigan (0–7), P. Cleary (1–3), J. Dooley (1–1), D. Fogarty (0–3), B. Keeshan (0–2), S. Coughlan (0–1), D. Owens (0–1). N. Howard (1–5), M. J. Ryan (0–2), J. Murphy (0–2), S. Dalton (0–1), B. McMahon (0–1), G. Hegarty (0–1), P. Pringle (0–1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 10,127
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

21 June
Semi-final
Offaly 1–16 – 0–13 Laois
M. Corrigan (0–7), S. Coughlan (1–1), B. Keeshan (0–3), P. Cleary (0–2), P. Corrigan (0–1), J. Dooley (0–1), J. Kelly (0–1). B. Bohane (0–5), M. O'Sullivan (0–3), S. Plunkett (0–2), E. Fennelly (0–1), P. Cleary (0–1), P. O'Brien (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 35,719
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

21 June
Semi-final
Kilkenny 3–20 – 2–15 Wexford
H. Ryan (1–4), L. McCarthy (1–3), L. Fennelly (1–1), G. Fennelly (0–4), C. Heffernan (0–3), P. Walsh (0–2), S. Fennelly (0–2), L. Ryan (0–1). J. Houlihan (0–9), T. Dempsey (1–1), S. Fitzhenry (1–0), M. Quigley (0–2), G. O'Connor (0–2), J. McDonald (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 35,719
Referee: N. O'Donoghue (Dublin)

2 August
Final
Kilkenny 2–14 – 0–17 Offaly
G. Fennelly (0–9), L. Fennelly (2–0), H. Ryan (0–1), K. Brennan (0–1), T. Lennon (0–1), C. Heffernan (0–1), R. Power (0–1). D. Fogarty (0–3), B. Keeshan (0–3), M. Corrigan (0–2), P. Cleary (0–2), J. Kelly (0–2), D. Owens (0–2), P. Connors (0–1), J. Dooley (0–1), P. Corrigan (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 29,133
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

24 May
Quarter-Final
Kerry 2–6 – 1–21 Tipperary
J. Hennessy (1–1), B. Neenan (1–0), E. Murphy (0–3), S. Sheahan (0–1), C. Nolan (0–1). P. Fox (1–10), M. Scully (0–3), C. Bonnar (0–2), A. Ryan (0–2), L. Stokes (0–2), M. Doley (0–1), D. O'Connell (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

24 May
Quarter-Final
Limerick 2–15 – 1–14 Waterford
P. Kelly (0–10), D. FitzGerald (1–0), S. Fitzgibbon (1–0), T. Kenny (0–2), P. McCarthy (0–1), G. Kirby (0–1), A. Carmody (0–1). K. Delahunty (0–8), P. Bennett (1–0), P. Ryan (0–2), N. Crowley (0–2), M. Walsh (0–1), B. Power (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: G. Ryan (Tipperary)

7 June
Semi-final
Tipperary 1–13 – 1–13 Clare
P. Fox (0–7), N. English (1–3), A. Ryan (0–2), J. McGrath (0–1). C. Lyons (0–8), G. McInenrey (1–0), T. Guilfoyle (0–3). M. Guilfoyle (0–1), J. Shanahan (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

14 June
Semi-final
Cork 3–11 – 3–11 Limerick
K. Kingston (2–1), J. Fenton (0–5), J. Fitzgibbon (1–0), T. O'Sullivan (0–3), G. FitzGerald (0–1), T. McCarthy (0–1). P. McCarthy (1–3), S. Fitzginnon (1–1), P. Kelly (0–5), A. Carmody (0–1), J. Carroll (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

21 June
Semi-final Replay
Tipperary 4–17 – 0–8 Clare
N. English (2–4), P. Fox (0–7), B. Ryan (1–1), D. O'Connell (1–0), A. Ryan (0–3), R. Stakelum (0–1), P. Hayes (0–1). A. Cunningham (0–2), C. Lyons (0–2), M. Guilfoyle (0–2), G. O'Loughlin (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

28 June
Semi-final Replay
Cork 3–14 – 0–10 Limerick
J. Fenton (1–8), K. Hennessy (1–2), K. Fitzgibbon (1–0), T. McCarthy (0–2), T. O'Sullivan (0–1), J. Cashman (0–1). P. Kelly (0–3), D. FitzGerald (0–2), O. O'Connor (0–2), P. McCarthy (0–1), D. Punch (0–1), G. Hegarty (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

12 July
Final
Tipperary 1–18 – 1–18 Cork
P. Fox (0–9), N. English (1–1), D. O'Donnell (0–4), A. Ryan (0–2), R. Stakelum (0–1), J. McGrath (0–1). J. Fenton (0–12), T. O'Sullivan (0–4), K. Kingston (1–0), K. Hennessy (0–1), T. McCarthy (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 56,005
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

19 July
Final Replay
Tipperary 4–22 – 1–22
(AET)
Cork
P. Fox (0–11), M. Doyle (2–0), N. English (1–1), D. O'Connell (1–1), M. McGrath (0–3), A. Ryan (0–3), P. Delaney (0–2), P. Fitzelle (0–1). J. Fenton (0–13), T. Mulcahy (1–2), T. McCarthy (0–3), T. O'Sullivan (0–3), G. FitzGerald (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

19 July
Quarter-Final
Antrim 3–14 – 1–15 London
D. McNaughton (1–5), B. Donnelly (2–1), D. Donnelly (0–3), P. McKillen (0–3), T. McGrath (0–1), T. McNaughton (0–1). M. Jordan (1–2), M. Burke (0–4), P. Hoctor (0–3), J. Murphy (0–3), G. Ryan (0–2), C. Aherne (0–1).

9 August
Semi-final
Galway 3–20 – 2–17 Tipperary
E. Ryan (1–4), J. Cooney (0–6), M. Naughton (1–0), N. Lane (1–0), A. Cunningham (0–3), S. Mahon (0–3), M. McGrath (0–3), B. Lynskey (0–1). P. Fox (2–1), N. English (0–6), P. Delaney (0–3), M. McGrath (0–2), D. O'Connell (0–2), A. Ryan (0–2), J. Hayes (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 49,410
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

16 August
Semi-final
Kilkenny 2–18 – 2–11 Antrim
H. Ryan (2–5), G. Fennelly (0–7), K. Brennan (0–3), T. Lennon (0–1), C. Heffernan (0–1), R. Power (0–1). D. McNaughton (2–1), D. Donnelly (0–6), T. McNaughton (0–2), B. Donnelly (0–1), P. McKillen (0–1).
Páirc na nGael, Dundalk
Attendance: 4,962
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

6 September
Final
Galway 1–12 – 0–9 Kilkenny
J. Cooney (0–5), N. Lane (1–0), T. Keady (0–2), S. Mahon (0–2), M. Naughton (0–1), A. Cunningham (0–1), M. McGrath (0–1). G. Fennelly (0–7), H. Ryan (0–1), T. Lennon (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 65,586
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Kerry take part in the Munster series of games for the first time since 1978.
  • In the Munster semi-final replay against Limerick, Cork's John Fenton scored, what is often regarded as, one of the greatest hurling goals of all-time. Playing in his usual midfield position he struck the sliotar on the ground and scored a goal from forty-five yards out. In 2005 this goal was listed as one of RTÉ's Top 20 GAA Moments and, in a TG4 poll in 2009 it was voted the second greatest hurling goal of all-time.
  • At the Munster final between Cork and Tipperary the official attendance is given as 56,005. Two gates, however, were broken down before the start of the game and an estimated 3,000 people gained free entry to the Killinan terrace.
  • The Leinster final between Kilkenny and Offaly is postponed due to damage to the Croke Park pitch following a U2 concert in June.

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Pat Fox Tipperary 3–45 54 6 9.00
2 John Fenton Cork 1–38 41 4 10.25
3 Nicky English Tipperary 5–15 30 6 5.00
4 Ger Fennelly Kilkenny 0–29 29 5 5.80
5 Harry Ryan Kilkenny 3–14 23 5 4.60
6 Paddy Kelly Limerick 0-18 18 3 6.00
7 Christy Heffernan Kilkenny 2-10 16 4 4.00
Mark Corrigan Offaly 0-16 16 3 5.33
9 Danny McNaughton Antrim 3-6 15 2 7.50
10 Liam Fennelly Kilkenny 3-4 13 5 2.60
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Pat Fox Tipperary 1–10 13 Kerry
John Fenton Cork 0–13 13 Tipperary
3 John Fenton Cork 0–12 12 Tipperary
4 Christy Heffernan Kilkenny 2–5 11 Westmeath
Harry Ryan Kilkenny 2–5 11 Antrim
John Fenton Cork 1–8 11 Limerick
Pat Fox Tipperary 0–11 11 Cork
8 Nicky English Tipperary 2–4 10 Clare
Paddy Kelly Limerick 0–10 10 Waterford
10 Ger Fennelly Kilkenny 0–9 9 Offaly
Pat Fox Tipperary 0–9 9 Cork
John Houlihan Wexford 0–9 9 Kilkenny

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Goalkeeper County Clean sheets
1 Jim Troy Offaly 1
Kevin Fennelly Kilkenny
Ken Hogan Tipperary
Ger Cunningham Cork
John Commins Galway

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]