All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship

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All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship
Current season or competition:
2015 All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship
Irish Craobh Idimhéanach Iomána na hÉireann
Founded 1961
Region Ireland (GAA)
Trophy Michael Cusack Cup
No. of teams 2
Title holders Galway (3rd title)
First winner Wexford (4 titles)
Most titles Cork (8 titles)
Official website http://www.gaa.ie

The All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship, the second tier competition in hurling, is an annual series of games played in Ireland during the summer and early autumn, and organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Effectively contested by the second string teams of the top inter-county hurling sides in Ireland, the tournament has taken place every year since 1997—having originally been run between 1961 and 1973.

The final, usually held in August, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the summer months, and the results determine which county's team receives the Michael Cusack Cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series. In the present format, it begins in May with provincial championships held in Leinster and Munster, with the respective champions contesting the subsequent All-Ireland final.

Only Cork and Kilkenny use players exclusively from their various junior or intermediate clubs. If a county wins this competition it may not chose any of the players on the team for the defence of the title the following year.

Eight teams currently participate in the championship, the most dominant teams coming from the province of Munster. Cork and Tipperary have dominated the championship since the beginning. Between them, these teams have won 15 out of 31 (approx 48%) championships completed during its history. The title has been won by eleven different teams, six of which have won the title more than once. The all-time record-holders are Cork, who have won the competition eight times.[1] Galway are the current title holders.[2]

Qualification[edit]

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Championship features two teams in the final tournament. 8 teams contest the two provincial under-21 championships with the two respective champions automatically qualifying for the All-Ireland final.

Province Championship
Leinster GAA Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship
Munster GAA Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship

History[edit]

The All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship began in 1961. It was the fourth All-Ireland championship to be created after the senior, junior and minor grades.

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
1961 Wexford 3-15 London 4-4 Wexford Park Larry Byrne
1962 Carlow 6-15 London 3-3 Croke Park
1963 Tipperary 1-10 London 1-7 Thurles Sportsfield Jackie Lanigan
1964 Wexford 4-7 London 1-11 O'Kennedy Park
1965 Cork 2-20 London 5-5 Cork Athletic Grounds Dave Murphy
1966 Tipperary 4-11 Dublin 2-12 O'Kennedy Park Bill O'Grady
1967 London 1-9 Cork 1-5 Gaelic Grounds
1968 London 4-15 Dublin 0-3 Croke Park
1969 Kildare 2-8 Cork 3-4 Thurles Sportsfield Bobby Burke
1970 Antrim 3-16 Warwickshire 3-13 Croke Park Seán Burns
1971 Tipperary 3-16 Wicklow 3-13 Nowlan Park Éamonn Butler
1972 Tipperary 2-13 Galway 1-9 St. Brendan's Park Paddy Kelly
1973 Kilkenny 5-15 Galway 2-9 Walsh Park Paddy Grace
1974-1996 Championship suspended
1997 Cork 2-11 Galway 1-12 Gaelic Grounds Pat Mulcahy
1998 Limerick 4-16 Kilkenny 2-17 Semple Stadium John Cormican
1999 Galway 3-13 Kilkenny 2-10 St. Brendan's Park Noel Larkin
2000 Tipperary 2-17 Galway 1-10 St. Brendan's Park Declan Corcoran
2001 Cork 2-17 Wexford 2-8 Fraher Field Paddy Barry
2002 Galway 2-15 (1-20) Tipperary 1-10 (2-17) St. Brendan's Park
2003 Cork 1-21 Kilkenny 0-23 Semple Stadium Brendan Lombard
2004 Cork 1-16 (2-11) Kilkenny 1-10 (2-11) Semple Stadium Brendan Walsh
2005 Wexford 1-15 Galway 0-16 O'Moore Park
2006 Cork 3-15 Kilkenny 1-18 Fraher Field Darren Dineen
2007 Wexford 1-11 Waterford 1-9 Nowlan Park
2008 Kilkenny 1-16 Limerick 0-13 Semple Stadium David Prendergast
2009 Cork 2-23 Kilkenny 0-16 Semple Stadium Dara McSweeney
2010 Kilkenny 2-17 Cork 1-13 Semple Stadium Bill Beckett
2011 Clare 2-13 Kilkenny 1-11 Semple Stadium Tony Carmody
2012 Tipperary 3-13 Kilkenny 1-17 Semple Stadium Michael Ryan
2013 Tipperary 2-14 Kilkenny 2-11 Nowlan Park David Young
2014 Cork 2-18 Wexford 2-12 Nowlan Park John O'Callaghan
2015 Galway 0-23 Cork 0-14 Gaelic Grounds James Skehill

Performances by counties[edit]

No. Team Wins Years won Losses Years lost
1 Colours of Cork.svg Cork 8 1965, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2014 4 1967, 1969, 2010, 2015
2 Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 7 1963, 1966, 1971, 1972, 2000, 2012, 2013 1 2002
3 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 4 1961, 1964, 2005, 2007 2 2001, 2014
4 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 3 1973, 2008, 2010 9 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 3 1999, 2002, 2015 5 1972, 1973, 1997, 2000, 2005
5 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 2 1967, 1968 5 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
7 Colours of Clare.svg Clare 1 2011
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 1 1998 1 2008
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 1 1970
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 1 1969
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1 1962
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2 1966, 1988
Colours of Sligo.svg Warwickshire 1 1970
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 1 1971
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 1 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ó Conchuir, Darragh (9 August 2014). "Cork's hurlers win eighth All-Ireland intermediate title". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Galway far too powerful for Cork in Intermediate final". Irish Examiner. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.