The 1988 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was the 101st All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 1988 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, an inter-county hurling tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The match was held at Croke Park, Dublin, on 4 September 1988, between Galway and Tipperary. The Munster champions lost to the Connacht men on a score line of 1-15 to 0-14.
Galway v Tipperary
||1–15 – 0–14
|N. Lane (1–0), P. Malone (0–3), M. Naughton (0–2), M. McGrath (0–2), T. Keady (0–2, 0-1f, 0-1(70)), G. McInerney (0–2), J. Cooney (0–1), E. Ryan (0–1), B. Lynskey (0–1), C. Hayes (0–1f).
||N. English (0–6, 0-5f, 0-1pen), D. Ryan (0–4), D. O'Connell (0–2), A. Ryan (0–1), P. Delaney (0–1f).
|Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)