All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship

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GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship
Current season or competition:
2016–17 All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship
Irish Craobh Shóisireach Iomáint Chlub na hÉireann
Founded 2002-03
Region Ireland (GAA)
No. of teams 5
Title holders Colours of Cork.svg Mayfield (1st title)
Sponsors Allied Irish Banks (AIB)

The All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship is an annual inter-county club hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) since 2002-03 for eligible hurling clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their county club championships.

The final, usually held in early February, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the winter months, and the results determine which county's team receives the 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 October with provincial championships held in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, with the four respective champions contesting the subsequent All-Ireland series with the Warwickshire champions.

No team has ever won the championship on more than one occasion. Kilkenny clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (7 wins), followed by Cork (5 wins). The championship has been won by 12 different clubs. The reigning champions are Mayfield, who secured the title after defeating Mooncoin by 2-16 to 1-18 in the 2017 final.

Qualification[edit]

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship features five teams in the final tournament. A number of teams contest the four provincial junior club championships with the four respective champions, and the Warwickshire champions, automatically qualifying for the All-Ireland series.

Province Championship
Connacht GAA Connacht Junior Club Hurling Championship
Leinster GAA Leinster Junior Club Hurling Championship
London GAA Warwickshire Senior Club Hurling Championship
Munster GAA Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship
Ulster GAA Ulster Junior Club Hurling Championship

List of finals[edit]

Year Winners County Score Runners-up County Score Venue Winning Captain Winning Team
2003 Ballinhassig Cork 4-15 Blacks and Whites Kilkenny 1-6 Walsh Park M Coleman; D Healy, B O'Sullivan, S McCarthy; J Holland, B Lombard, J Ahern; J O'Sullivan, P Lombard; J Mullaney, D O'Sullivan, D Dinneen; T Coleman, M Ahern, D Duggan. Subs: F O'Leary, B Coleman, D Lombard, C Coughlan. [1]
2004
2005 Galmoy Kilkenny 2-18 Oran Roscommon 0-9 Semple Stadium L Drennan; P Doyle, B Lonergan, C Doherty; P Delaney, M Brennan, Niall Doherty; B Doherty, D Doyle; D Gray, M Phelan, Noel Doherty; P Russell, K Lonergan, A Gray. Subs: P Brennan, D Delaney for, G Doherty, B Delaney, L Doherty. [2]
2006 Fr. O'Neill's Cork 2-16 Erin's Own Carlow 2-10 Croke Park Ger Holland
2007 Danesfort Kilkenny 2-16 Clooney Gaels Antrim 2-8 Croke Park Tony Woodcock [3]
2008 Conahy Shamrocks Kilkenny 0-19 Moyle Rovers Tipperary 1-9 Croke Park Eoin Murphy [4]
2009 Dripsey Cork 2-15 Tullogher-Rosbercon Kilkenny 0-18 Croke Park Diarmuid O'Riordan [5]
2010 Blackrock Limerick 1-18 Naomh Colum Cille Tyrone 0-9 Croke Park Brendan Hennessy [6]
2011 Meelin Cork 0-12 John Locke's Kilkenny 1-5 Croke Park Jerry Forrest [7]
2012 St. Patrick's, Ballyraggett Kilkenny 1-13 Charleville Cork 1-12 Croke Park Kieran Delaney [8]
2013 Thomastown Kilkenny 2-17 Fullen Gaels Lancashire/Warwickshire 2-14 Croke Park Jonjo Farrell [9]
2014 Creggan Kickhams Antrim 1-11
(2-21)
Ballysaggart Waterford 1-7
(5-12)
Cusack Park Stephen Colgan B Prenter; B Maguire, A Maguire, D Carey; F McCauley, T McCann, M Johnson; R McCann, A McKeown; K Rice, O McCann, J Carey; C Small, S Maguire, C McCann. Subs: M Nelson, D McCann. [10]
2015 Bennettsbridge Kilkenny 3-19 Fullen Gaels Lancashire/Warwickshire 1-8 Croke Park Robert Lennon E Cleere; J Moran, R Lennon, S Wemyss; J Cleere, E Morrissey, A Cleere; D Wafer, K Blanchfield; N Cleere, S Morrissey, C Wafer; L Blanchfield, B Lannon, H O’Neill. Subs: Paul O’Neill, M Shiel, Patrick O’Neill, W Murphy, E Fitzgerald. [11]
2016 Glenmore Kilkenny 2-8 Eoghan Rua Derry 0-12 Croke Park Philip Roche D Aylward; S Duggan, F Freyne, S Doherty; P Roche, R Mullally, M Phelan; S Murphy, D Aylward; J Cody, E Murphy, E Vereker; A Murphy, M Phelan, M Aylward. Subs: L Hennessy, B Doherty, D Croke. [12]
2017 Mayfield Cork 2-16 Mooncoin Kilkenny 1-18 Croke Park Shane O' Donovan R O’Keefe; K Brosnan, D Lucey, B O’Leary; G Lehane, S O’Donovan, G Looney; K Punch, D Hayes; D O’Neill, N Kelly, D Malone; S Duggan, S Kelly, P Duggan. Subs: I Looney, C O’Sullivan, K Walsh. [13]

Top winners[edit]

County Wins Years won Runners up
1 Kilkenny 7 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 2003, 2009, 2011, 2017
2 Cork 5 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017 2012
3 Limerick 1 2010
Antrim 1 2014 2007
0 Manchester 0 2013, 2015
0 Carlow 0 2006
0 Tipperary 0 2008
0 Waterford 0 2014
0 Derry 0 2016
0 Tyrone 0 2010
0 Roscommon 0 2005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hat-trick hero Duggan is Rebel leader". Irish Independent. 12 May 2003. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Russell goals put Galmoy in control". Irish Independent. 29 March 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "All-Ireland glory for Danesfort". Hogan Stand. 12 March 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Club titles for Clonkill and Conaghy". Hogan Stand. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "All-Ireland JHC: Dripsey’s Captain fantastic". Hogan Stand. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Blackrock 1-18 Naomh Colum Cille 0-09". RTÉ News. 13 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "All-Ireland Club JHC: Meelin too good for Lockes". Hogan Stand. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  8. ^ All Ireland club JHC final: Ballyragget come out on top
  9. ^ "All-Ireland club JHC final: Thomastown hold on". Hogan Stand. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Club JHC final replay: Creggan succeed at second attempt". Hogan Stand. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Kelly, John (16 February 2016). "Blow-out as brilliant ’Bridge take Gaels apart". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Glenmore dash Eoghan Rua’s dreams at Croke Park". Irish Times. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Mayfield’s day of days". Irish Examiner. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 

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