1991 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1991 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 19 May 1991 - 1 September 1991
Teams 16
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Tipperary (24th win)
Captain Declan Carr
Manager Michael 'Babs' Keating
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Liam Fennelly
Manager Ollie Walsh
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 16
Top Scorer Michael Cleary
Player of the Year Pat Fox
All-Star Team See here
1990
1992

The 2000 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 105th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 19 May 1991 and ended on 1 September 1991.

Cork were the defending champions but were defeated by Tipperary in the Munster final replay.[1] Westmeath qualified for the All-Ireland quarter-final as winners of the B championship.

On 1 September 1991, Tipperary won the championship following a 1-16 to 0-15 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. This was their 24th All-Ireland title, their second in three championship seasons.

Tipperary's Michael Cleary was the championship's top scorer with 3-35. Tipperary's Pat Fox was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

Results[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 19
Quarter-Final
Kerry 1-12 – 2-15 Waterford
J. Hennessy (1-6), D. O'Regan (0-2), B. O'Mahony (0-2), L. O'Connor (0-1), C. Walsh (0-1). M. O'Keeffe (1-2), B. O'Sullivan (1-1), L. O'Connor (0-4), Hanley (0-3), E. Nolan (0-1), K. Delahunty (0-1), P. Prendergast (0-1), N. Crowley (0-1), J. Brenner (0-1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

May 19
Quarter-Final
Limerick 0-21 – 1-15 Clare
G. Kirby (0-10), M. Galligan (0-6), C. Carey (0-3), T. Kenny (0-1), M. Houlihan (0-1). M. Daffy (1-3), C. Lyons (0-4), T. Guilfoyle (0-4), V. Donnellan (0-2), P. Minogue (0-1), M. McNamara (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 14,750
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

June 2
Semi-Final
Cork 2-10 – 0-13 Waterford
T. O'Sullivan (0-6), K. Hennessy (1-0), J. Fitzgibbon (1-0), C. Casey (0-3), G. FitzGerald (0-1). K. Delahunty (0-4), B. O'Sullivan (0-2), E. Nolan (0-2), M. O'Keeffe (0-2), S. Aherne (0-1), L. O'Connor (0-1), N. Crowley (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: K. Walsh (Clare)

June 9
Semi-Final
Tipperary 2-18 – 0-10 Limerick
N. English (1-2), M. Cleary (0-5), Cormac Bonnar (1-1), P. Fox (0-4), D. Ryan (0-3), J. Leahy (0-3). G. Kirby (0-5), M. Galligan (0-1), G. Ryan (0-1), D. Nash (0-1), A. Carmody (0-1), F. Carroll (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

July 7
Final
Cork 4-10 – 2-16 Tipperary
G. FitzGerald (2-0), K. Hennessy (1-2), J. Fitzgibbon (1-2), T. O'Sullivan (0-3), C. Casey (0-2), P. Buckley (0-1). M. Cleary (0-8), P. Fox (1-3), J. Leahy (1-1), Cormac Bonnar (0-1), N. English (0-1), A. Ryan (0-1), D. Ryan (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 46,695
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

July 20
Final
Replay
Tipperary 4-19 – 4-15 Cork
M. Cleary (1-7), P. Fox (1-5), A. Ryan (1-1), D. Carr (1-1), D. Ryan (0-2), J. Leahy (0-2), Cormac Bonnar (0-1). J. Fitzgibbon (2-1), T. O'Sullivan (0-6), G. FitzGerald (1-2), K. Hennessy (1-0), J. Cashman (0-3), T. Mulcahy (0-1), P. Buckley (0-1), C. Casey (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 26
Quarter-Final
Wexford 2-19 – 2-14 Laois
J. Holohan (1-10), M. Storey (0-4), E. Sinnott (1-0), J. O'Connor (0-3), D. Prendergast (0-1), B. Byrne (0-1). P. Bergin (0-8), N. Rigney (1-3), J. Bates (1-0), M. O'Sullivan (0-2), O. Coss (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

June 30
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 2-9 – 0-13 Wexford
D. J. Carey (1-5), J. Power (1-0), É. Morrissey (0-2), L. McCarthy (0-1), M. Phelan (0-1). J. Holohan (0-5), B. Byrne (0-2), M. Storey (0-2), T. Dempsey (0-2), S. Fitzhenry (0-1), G. O'Connor (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

June 30
Semi-Final
Dublin 0-19 – 1-14 Offaly
M. J. Ryan (0-5), S. McDermott (0-4), J. Morris (0-3), J. Murphy (0-2), B. McMahon (0-1), S. Morkham (0-1), M. Ryan (0-1), J. Twomey (0-1), S. Kearns (0-1). Johnny Dooley (1-7), B. Dooley (0-2), J. Pilkington (0-2), D. Regan (0-1), H. Rigney (0-1), B. Whelehan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

July 21
Final
Dublin 1-11 – 1-13 Kilkenny
M. J. Ryan (0-4), S. McDermott (1-0), J. Morris (0-3), R. Boland (0-1), C. Ó Giolláin (0-1), C. Hetherton (0-1), S. Kearns (0-1). A. Ronan (1-3), D. J. Carey (0-5), J. Power (0-3), L. McCarthy (0-2).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 23
Semi-Final
Down 6-13 – 2-10 Derry
N. Sands (3-1), G. Blaney (2-1), C. Mageen (1-4), D. Hughes (0-4), B. Coulter (0-2), M. Blaney (0-1). O. Collins (0-7), B. Regan (1-0), D. Cassidy (1-0), P. Cassidy (0-1), R. McCloskey (0-1), A. McCrystal (0-1).

July 7
Final
Antrim 3-14 – 3-10 Down
J. Carson (1-8), A. McCarry (2-1), P. McKillen (0-4), T. McNaughton (0-1). C. Mageen (2-1), N. Sands (0-7), P. Coulter (1-0), K. Coulter (0-1), J. McCarthy (0-1).

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 21
Quarter-Final
Antrim 5-11 – 1-5 Westmeath
C. Barr (2-1), J. Close (2-0), J. Carson 1-2), P. Jennings (0-3), T. McNaughton (0-2), A. McGuile (0-1), P. McKillen (0-1), J. McNaughton (0-1). R. Galvin (1-0), D. Kilcoyne (0-3), A. Devine (0-2).
St. Brigid's Park, Dundalk
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

August 4
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 2-18 – 1-19 Antrim
É. Morrissey (2-4), D. J. Carey (0-8), L. McCarthy (0-3), L. Fennelly (0-1), C. Heffernan (0-1), P. Dwyer (0-1). J. Carson (0-7), T. McNaughton (0-4), D. Donnelly (1-0), A. McCarry (0-3), C. Barr (0-2), J. McNaughton (0-1), P. McKillen (0-1), J. Close (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 60,976
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

August 4
Semi-Final
Tipperary 3-13 – 1-9 Galway
M. Cleary (1-9), D. Ryan (1-0), Cormac Bonna (1-0), C. Stakelum (0-2), J. Leahy (0-1), D. Carr (0-1). M. McGrath (1-1), J. Cooney (0-4), J. Rabbitte (0-1). B. Keogh (0-1), R. Duane (0-1), M. Naughton (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 60,976
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

September 1
Final
15:30
Tipperary 1-16 – 0-15 Kilkenny
M. Cleary (1-6), P. Fox (0-5), A. Ryan (0-2), D. Ryan (0-1), J. Leahy (0-1), B. Ryan (0-1). D. J. Carey (0-9), É. Morrissey (0-3), L. Fennelly (0-1), L. McCarthy (0-1), R. Power (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 64,500
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Michael Cleary Tipperary 3-35 44 5 8.80
2 D. J. Carey Kilkenny 1-27 30 4 7.50
3 Pat Fox Tipperary 2-17 23 5 4.60
John Carson Antrim 2-17 23 5 4.60
5 John Holohan Wexford 1-15 18 2 9.00
6 Noel Sands Down 3-8 17 2 8.50
6 John Fitzgibbon Cork 4-3 15 3 5.00
Eamon Morrissey Kilkenny 2-9 15 4 3.75
Tony O'Sullivan Cork 0-15 15 3 5.00
Gary Kirby Limerick 0-15 15 2 7.50

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 John Holohan Wexford 1-10 13 Laois
2 Michael Cleary Kilkenny 1-9 12 Galway
3 John Carson Antrim 1-8 11 Down
4 Gary Kirby Limerick 0-10 10 Clare
Michael Cleary Tipperary 1-7 10 Cork
Johnny Dooley Offaly 1-7 10 Dublin
Noel Sands Down 3-1 10 Derry
Eamon Morrissey Kilkenny 2-4 10 Antrim
9 Joe Hennessy Kerry 1-6 9 Waterford
Michael Cleary Tipperary 1-6 9 Kilkenny
D. J. Carey Kilkenny 0-9 9 Tipperary

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Goalkeeper County Clean sheets
1 Ken Hogan Tipperary 2
2 Davy Fitzgerald Clare 1
Ger Cunningham Cork
Michael Walsh Kilkenny
Jim Troy Offaly

Broadcasting[edit]

The following matches were broadcast live on television in Ireland on RTÉ. In the United Kingdom Channel 4 broadcast live coverage of the All-Ireland final. Highlights of a number of other games were shown on The Sunday Game.

Round RTÉ Channel 4
Munster final Tipperary vs Cork
All-Ireland semi-finals Kilkenny vs Antrim
Tipperary vs Galway
All-Ireland final Tipperary vs Kilkenny Tipperary vs Kilkenny

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keys, Colm (9 September 2014). "Was final the best game of hurling ever to be played?". Irish Independent. Retrieved 23 May 2016.