2009 Inter-Provincial Hurling Championship

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2009 Inter-Provincial Hurling Championship
Dates 21 February
– 14 March 2009
Teams Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster
Flag of Munster.svg Munster
Flag of Ulster.svg Ulster
Champions Leinster (27th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Top scorer(s) Niall Healy (1–13)
2008 (Previous) (Next) 2012

The 2009 Interprovincial Hurling Championship, known as the 2009 M Donnelly Hurling Interprovincial Championship due to the tournament's sponsorship by businessman Martin Donnelly, was the 82nd series of the Interprovincial Championship. The annual hurling championship between the four historic provinces of Ireland was contested by Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster. The championship was won by Leinster.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved are:

Province Manager
Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht John McIntyre
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster John Conran
Flag of Munster.svg Muntser Len Gaynor
Flag of Ulster.svg Ulster Dominic McKinley
Terence McNaughton

Results[edit]

Interprovincial Championship[edit]

21 February
Semi-final
Connacht 2–20 – 2–18 Munster
N Healy (1–6)
A Callanan (1–2)
K Hynes (0–2)
C Donnellan (0–2)
A Coen (0–2)
M Ryan (0–1)
B Burke (0–1)
A Cullinane (0–1)
K Raymond (0–1)
K Hooban (0–1)
J Gantley (0–1)
Report A O’Shaughnessy (0–6)
P Kelly (1–2)
K McGrath (1–1)
S Prendergast (0–3)
T Griffin (0–3)
S McGrath (0–1)
S Molumphy (0–1)
J Clancy (0–1)
Pearse Stadium, Galway
Referee: F Smith (Meath)
GK 1 Eric Ward
RCB 2 Martin Ryan
FB 3 Damien McClearn
LCB 4 Fergal Moore
RWB 5 Andy Coen
CB 6 Brian Costello
LWB 7 Brian Burke
MD 8 Adrian Cullinane
MD 9 Keith Raymond Substituted off 58'
RWF 10 Mark Kerins Substituted off 43'
CF 11 Paul Killilea Substituted off 37'
LWF 12 Kevin Hooban Substituted off 50'
RCF 13 Niall Healy
CF 14 Joe Gantley
LCF 15 Aonghus Callanan
Substitutes used:
Kevin Hynes Substituted in 37'
Cyril Donnellan Substituted in 43'
Richie Murray Substituted in 50'
Fergal Healy Substituted in 58'
GK 1 Brendna Cummins
RCB 2 Conor O'Brien
FB 3 Declan Prendergast
LCB 4 Eoin Murphy Substituted off 29'
RWB 5 Benny Dunne
CB 6 Michael Walsh
LWB 7 Séamus Hickey
MD 8 Shane McGrath Substituted off 52'
MD 9 Donal O'Grady Substituted off 35'
RWF 10 Séamus Prendergast
CF 11 Ken McGrath
LWF 12 Tony Griffin
RCF 13 Andrew O'Shaughnessy
CF 14 Stephen Molumphy
LCF 15 Paul Kelly Substituted off 50'
Substitutes used:
Diarmaid FitzGerald Substituted in 29'
James Woodlock Substituted in 35'
Jonathan Clancy Substituted in 50'
Shane O'Sullivan Substituted in 52'

21 February
Semi-final
Ulster 0–8 – 4–14 Leinster
P Shiels (0–4)
B McGourtey (0–2)
K Hinphey (0–1)
K Stewart (0–1)
Report E Brennan (2–0)
A Fogarty (1–3)
J Bergin (1–2)
D Lyng (0–4)
M Rice (0–2)
R Hanniffy (0–1)
E Quigley (0–1)
B Carroll (0–1)
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: D Richardson (Limerick)
GK 1 Ryan McGarry
RCB 2 Kieran McGourty
FB 3 Neil McGarry
LCB 4 Mark Craig
RWB 5 Ciaran Herron
CB 6 Liam Hinphey
LWB 7 Johnny Campbell
MD 8 Andy Savage
MD 9 Benny Herron
RWF 10 Kevin Hinphey
CF 11 Brian McGourty
LWF 12 Paul Braniff
RCF 13 P. J. O'Connell
CF 14 Karl Stewart
LCF 15 Paul Shiels
Substitutes used:
Eddie McCloskey
Neil McAuley
Ruairí Convery
GK 1 P. J. Ryan
RCB 2 David Franks
FB 3 David Kenny
LCB 4 Jackie Tyrrell
RWB 5 Tommy Walsh
CB 6 J. J. Delaney
LWB 7 Michael Jacob
MD 8 Rory Hanniffy
MD 9 Colm Farrell
RWF 10 Alan McCrabbe
CF 11 Eoin Quigley
LWF 12 Derek Lyng
RCF 13 Aidan Fogarty
CF 14 Joe Bergin
LCF 15 Eddie Brennan
Substitutes used:
Michael Rice
Stephen Clynch
Stephen Hiney
David O'Callaghan
Brian Carroll

14 March
Final
Leinster 3–18 – 1–17 Connacht
H Shefflin (1–6)
D Lyng (1–2)
J Bergin (1–1)
E Brennan (0–3)
D O'Callaghan (0–2)
E Quigley (0–2)
A Fogarty (0–1)
R Hanniffy (0–1).
Report N Healy (0–7)
R Murray (1–1)
A Callanan (0–2)
A Cullinane (0–2)
K Holohan (0–2)
C Donnellan (0–1)
J Gantley (0–1)
K Raymond (0–1)
Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, Abu Dhabi
Referee: M. Wadding (Waterford)
GK 1 P. J. Ryan
RCB 2 David Franks
FB 3 David Kenny
LCB 4 Jackie Tyrrell
RWB 5 Tommy Walsh
CB 6 J. J. Delaney (c)
LWB 7 Michael Jacob
MD 8 Rory Hanniffy Substituted off 54'
MD 9 Eoin Quigley
RWF 10 Michael Rice Substituted off 60'
CF 11 Henry Shefflin
LWF 12 Derek Lyng Substituted off 60'
RCF 13 David O'Callaghan Substituted off 45'
CF 14 Joe Bergin
LCF 15 Eddie Brennan
Substitutes used:
Aidan Fogarty Substituted in 45'
Colm Farrell Substituted in 54'
Alan McCrabbe Substituted in 60'
Stephen Clynch Substituted in 60'
GK 1 Colm Callanan
RCB 2 Martin Ryan
FB 3 Damien McClearn
LCB 4 Ciarán O'Donovan Substituted off 26'
RWB 5 Andy Coen (c) Substituted off 59'
CB 6 Brian Costello
LWB 7 Ger Mahon
MD 8 Adrian Cullinane
MD 9 Keith Raymond Substituted off 41'
RWF 10 Paul Killilea Substituted off 38'
CF 11 Mark Kerins
LWF 12 Kevin Hooban Substituted off 47'
RCF 13 Niall Healy
FF 14 Richie Murray
LCF 15 Aonghus Callanan
Substitutes used:
Brian Burke Substituted in 26'
Cyril Donnellan Substituted in 38'
Fergal Healy Substituted in 41'
Joe Gantley Substituted in 47'
Mike Keaveney Substituted in 59'

Top scorers[edit]

Championship[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Niall Healy Connacht 1–13 16 2 8.00
2 Eddie Brennan Leinster 2–3 9 2 4.50
Henry Shefflin Leinster 1–6 9 1 9.00

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Niall Healy Connacht 1–6 9 Munster
Henry Shefflin Leinster 1–6 9 Connacht
3 Niall Healy Connacht 0–7 7 Leinster
4 Eddie Brennan Leinster 2–0 6 Ulster
Aidan Fogarty Leinster 1–3 6 Ulster
Andrew O'Shaughnessy Munster 0–6 6 Connacht
7 Aonghus Callanan Connacht 1–2 5 Munster
Joe Bergin Leinster 1–2 5 Ulster
Derek Lyng Leinster 1–2 5 Connacht
Paul Kelly Munster 1–2 5 Connacht

Sources[edit]

  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).