2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 27 April 2014 — 27 September 2014
Teams 15
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Kilkenny (35th win)
Captain Lester Ryan
Manager Brian Cody
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Tipperary
Captain Brendan Maher
Manager Eamon O'Shea
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 36
Goals total 115 (3.19 per game)
Points total 1327 (36.86 per game)
Top Scorer Colours of Roscommon.svgSéamus Callanan (9-50)[1]
Player of the Year Colours of Kilkenny.svg Richie Hogan
All-Star Team See here

The 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 127th staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2014 fixtures took place on 3 October 2013.[2][3] The championship began on 27 April 2014 and ended on 7 September 2014.

On 7 June 2014 Kilkenny versus Offaly was broadcast on Sky Sports, the first time a Championship fixture was broadcast live to a UK-wide audience.[4][5] British viewers were reported to have been "amazed and confused", "bemused but impressed" and "amused and confounded" after seeing hurling for the first time.[6][7][8]

Clare entered the championship as defending champions, however, they were defeated by Wexford.[9] Kilkenny won the All-Ireland title following a 2-17 to 2-14 defeat of Tipperary after a replay.[10][11][12]



All teams from the 2013 championship continued to line out in hurling's top tier in 2014.

On 23 March 2013, the GAA's annual Congress adopted a proposal from the Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC) which sought to introduce a round-robin qualifying group in Leinster for five designated counties.

Ten counties competed in the 2013 Leinster championship; however, the CCCC proposal decreased the Leinster competition to a field of five regulars, namely Kilkenny, Dublin, Wexford, Offaly and Galway, alongside two more from a round-robin qualifying group featuring Laois, Westmeath, Carlow, London and Antrim. These five teams each played four games, with the top two qualifying for the Leinster Championship quarter-finals. The fourth-placed team met the winner of the Christy Ring Cup in a promotion/relegation play-off. The bottom county faced automatic relegation to the Christy Ring Cup.[13][14]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Colours Sponsor Captain Vice-captain(s) Manager(s) Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim Saffron and white Creagh Concrete Neil McManus Kevin Ryan 2013
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow Red, green and yellow Dan Morrissey Ltd. Edward Coady John Meyler
Colours of Clare.svg Clare Saffron and blue Pat O'Donnell Patrick Donnellan Davy Fitzgerald 2013 1998 1977–78
Colours of Cork.svg Cork Red and white Chill Insurance Patrick Cronin Jimmy Barry-Murphy 2005 2006 1998
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Navy and blue AIG John McCaffrey Anthony Daly 1938 2013 2011
Colours of Galway.svg Galway Maroon and white Supermac's Joe Canning[15] David Burke Anthony Cunningham 1988 2012 2010
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Black and amber Glanbia Lester Ryan J.J. Delaney Brian Cody 2012 2011 2014
Colours of Laois.svg Laois Blue and white MW Hire Services Matthew Whelan Séamus Plunkett 1915 1949
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick Green and white Sporting Limerick Donal O'Grady T. J. Ryan 1973 2013 1997
Colours of Leinster Council.svg London Green and white Bewley's Hotels Tommy Harrell 1901
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Green, white and gold Carroll Cuisine Joe Bergin Brian Whelahan 1998 1995 1990–91
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary Blue and gold Škoda Auto Brendan Maher[16] Noel McGrath Eamon O'Shea 2010 2012 2008
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford White and blue 3 Michael "Brick" Walsh[17] Jake Dillon Derek McGrath 1959 2010 2007
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath Maroon and white Renault Eoin Price Brian Hanley
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford Purple and Gold Gain Garrett Sinnott Liam Dunne 1996 2004 1972–73


In the first year of a deal running from 2014 until 2016, a total of 45 provincial and All-Ireland championship matches in hurling and football were broadcast live on television in Ireland.[18][19] A total of 31 games will be shown by RTÉ and 14 by Sky Sports for the first time. TV3's six year-involvement with broadcasting games came to an end in 2013. Sky Sports will also broadcast live the All-Ireland Hurling and Football semi-finals and finals along with RTÉ. [20][21][22][23][24][25]

The first game to be broadcast by Sky Sports was the Leinster quarter-final between Kilkenny and Offaly in Nowlan Park on Saturday 7 June.[26][27] Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney were announced as presenters of Sky's coverage, with Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty as commentators.[28] Analysts for the hurling championship were Jamesie O'Connor and Nicky English.[29][30]

In May, the GAA and RTÉ launched a new streaming service called GAAGO intended to stream championship games worldwide.[31] The subscription-based service will be available to fans everywhere in the world outside of the island of Ireland, including all the games broadcast in Ireland exclusively by Sky Sports.[32] All 45 televised games from the football and hurling championships, as broadcast by both RTÉ and Sky will be available to watch on GAAGO.[33] For Great Britain, the games broadcast by Sky will only be available through Sky. The price for a worldwide GAAGO 'Season Pass' is €110 while in Britain, the GB Pass will be €60. A pay-per-game option is available for €10, and this will rise to €14 for the quarter-final, semi-final and final stages of the championship.[34]

Despite massive interest in the Leinster hurling semi-final replay between Kilkenny and Galway on 28 June, the game will not be shown live on television. The throw in time is fixed for 7.00pm and Sky Sports are already covering the Ulster football semi-final between Monaghan and Armagh with the GAA's television contracts preventing live television coverage of two championship games at the same time.[35][36]

These matches were broadcast live on television in Ireland

Round RTÉ Sky Sports
Munster Championship Cork vs Waterford
Cork vs Waterford (replay shown online only)
Limerick vs Tipperary
Cork vs Clare
Cork vs Limerick

Leinster Championship Galway vs Kilkenny
Kilkenny vs Dublin
Offaly vs Kilkenny
Wexford vs Dublin
Qualifiers Clare vs Wexford
Clare vs Wexford (Replay)
Tipperary vs Galway
Tipperary vs Offaly
Wexford vs Waterford
Quarter-Finals Limerick vs Wexford
Tipperary vs Dublin
Semi-Finals Kilkenny vs Limerick
Cork vs Tipperary
Kilkenny vs Limerick
Cork vs Tipperary
Final Kilkenny vs Tipperary
Kilkenny vs Tipperary (Replay)
Kilkenny vs Tipperary
Kilkenny vs Tipperary (Replay)


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Qualifying group[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
1 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 4 4 0 0 3-80 5-55 19 8
2 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 4 3 0 1 4-70 1-61 18 6
3 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 4 1 1 2 3-62 6-66 -13 3
4 Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 4 1 0 3 6-41 2-64 -11 2
5 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 4 0 1 3 5-52 7-59 -13 1
Green background (rows 1 and 2) are positions that earn a place in the quarter-final
stages of the Leinster Championship. Blue background (row 4) indicates the team that
will be placed in a playoff with a team from the Christy Ring Cup to avoid relegation.
Red background (row 5) will be relegated, and will play in the Christy Ring Cup the
following season.

Promotion play-off[edit]


Quarter-final Semi-finals Leinster final
 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 0-23  
 Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-22      Colours of Galway.svg Galway
 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 5-32      Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1-18        Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 0-24
            Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-09
          Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1-14
 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0-21      Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 0-22    
 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 5-19  

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-final Semi-finals Munster final
          Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-16  
          Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 2-18  
            Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 0-24
            Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-24
          Colours of Clare.svg Clare 2-18
 Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 1-21
     Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-23    
 Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-21

All-Ireland qualifiers[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

All-Ireland series[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-23  
 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 0-16      Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-11  
          Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-18  
            Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 1-28


            Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 3-22


          Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 2-13
 Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 4-26      Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 0-17    
 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1-11  






  • First goal of the championship:
  • Widest winning margin: 26 points
  • Most goals in a match: 8
  • Most points in a match: 50
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 5
  • Highest aggregate score: 68
  • Lowest aggregate score: 26
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Séamus Callanan Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 9-50 77 7 11.00
2 T. J. Reid Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 4-53 65 7 9.28
3 Paul Shiels Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 1-56 59 6 9.83
4 Patrick Horgan Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-43 49 5 9.80
5 Shane Dowling Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 4-36 48 4 12.00
6 Paul Morris Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1-36 39 6 6.50
7 Stephen Maher Colours of Laois.svg Laois 1-34 37 6 6.16
8 John O'Dwyer Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-30 36 7 5.14
9 Conor Cooney Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2-29 35 4 8.75
10 Pauric Mahony Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 0-34 34 4 8.50
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Séamus Callanan Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 3-8 17 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
Patrick Horgan Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-11 17 Colours of Clare.svg Clare
T. J. Reid Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 2-11 17 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
4 Séamus Callanan Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2-10 16 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
5 Shane Dowling Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 2-9 15 Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary
6 Shane Dowling Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 2-8 14 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
7 Conor Cooney Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2-7 13 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
Paul Shiels Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 1-10 13 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London
Brian Carroll Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1-10 13 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
Brian Carroll Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0-13 13 Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Goalkeeper County Clean sheets
1 Eoin Reilly Colours of Laois.svg Laois 3
2 Peter Collins Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 2
Mark Fanning Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
Anthony Nash Colours of Cork.svg Cork
5 Chris O'Connell Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 1
Colm Callanan Colours of Galway.svg Galway
Stephen O'Keeffe Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford
Alan Nolan Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
Darren Gleeson Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary
David Herity Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny


  • First red card of the championship: Aaron Craig for Westmeath against Antrim (27 April 2014)


  • Limerick's 2-18 to 2-16 Munster semi-final defeat of Tipperary was their first victory over their near neighbours at Semple Stadium since 1973.
  • Kilkenny's tally of 5-32, or 47 points, was the biggest score the Cats have posted in a championship match during Brian Cody's tenure as manager.[37]
  • For the fourth time in five years the Munster champions were defeated in their All-Ireland semi-final.
  • The aggregate score of 4-50 (62) in the drawn All-Ireland final is the largest combined tally in a championship decider since 1970.
  • For the third year in-a-row the All-Ireland final ends in a draw.
  • Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny becomes the first player to win ten All-Ireland medals on the field of play.


Involvement of the British Sky Broadcasting Group[edit]

The decision by the GAA to grant access to satellite broadcasting company BSkyB of Championship hurling was criticised in some quarters.[38] The first attempt by Sky Sports to cover live televised hurling - a Leinster Championship encounter between Kilkenny and Offaly - drew an audience share of less than 10 per cent of that which tuned into the free-to-air Dublin/Laois encounter at Croke Park the following day.[39] In addition, the match was erroneously billed in advance by Sky as a "Connacht GAA football" game.[40]


Sunday Game Team of the Year

The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 28 September, which was the night after the final replay. Richie Hogan was named the Sunday game player of the year.[41]

  • Darren Gleeson (Tipperary)
  • Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)
  • JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)
  • Seamus Hickey (Limerick)
  • Brendan Maher (Tipperary)
  • Padraic Maher (Tipperary)
  • Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny)
  • Richie Hogan (Kilkenny)
  • Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny)
  • TJ Reid (Kilkenny),
  • Patrick Maher (Tipperary)
  • John O'Dwyer (Tipperary)
  • Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny)
  • Seamus Callinan (Tipperary)
  • Shane Dowling (Limerick)
All Star Team of the Year

Richie Hogan was named the All Stars player of the year with Cathal Barrett named as the young player of the year at the awards ceremony on 24 October.[42] [43]

Pos. Player Team Appearances
GK Colours of Roscommon.svg Darren Gleeson Tipperary 1
RCB Colours of Kilkenny.svg Paul Murphy Kilkenny 3
FB Colours of Kilkenny.svg J. J. Delaney Kilkenny 7
LCB Colours of Leinster Council.svg Séamus Hickey Limerick 1
RWB Colours of Roscommon.svg Brendan Maher Tipperary 2
CB Colours of Roscommon.svg Pádraic Maher Tipperary 3
LWB Colours of Kilkenny.svg Cillian Buckley Kilkenny 1
MD Colours of Kilkenny.svg Richie HoganHOTY Kilkenny 2
MD Colours of Roscommon.svg Shane McGrath Tipperary 2
RWF Colours of Roscommon.svg John O'Dwyer Tipperary 1
CF Colours of Roscommon.svg Patrick Maher Tipperary 1
LWF Colours of Kilkenny.svg T. J. Reid Kilkenny 2
RCF Colours of Kilkenny.svg Colin Fennelly Kilkenny 1
FF Colours of Roscommon.svg Séamus Callanan Tipperary 1
LCF Colours of Leinster Council.svg Shane Dowling Limerick 1


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