All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

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GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship
Current season or competition:
2014–15 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship
Founded 1971
Region Ireland (GAA)
Trophy Tommy Moore Cup
No. of teams 4
Title holders Flag of the counties of Fermanagh and Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (6th title)
First winner Flag of the counties of Cork, Derry and Louth.svg Roscrea (1 title)
Most titles Flag of the counties of Fermanagh and Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (6 titles)
Sponsors Allied Irish Banks (AIB)
TV partner(s) TG4
Motto The toughest of them all

The All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship is an annual inter-county club hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and contested by the top senior clubs in Ireland. Regarded as the most prestigious club competition in hurling, the tournament has taken place every year since 1971.

The final, usually held on St. Patrick's Day, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the winter and spring months, and the results determine which county's team receives the Tommy Moore 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 Leinster, Munster and Ulster, with the three respective champions contesting the subsequent All-Ireland semi-finals with the Galway champions.

Ballyhale Shamrocks is the most successful club in the competition's history, having won the championship six times. Galway clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (13 wins), followed by Kilkenny (11 wins) and Cork (9 wins). The championship has been won by 24 different clubs, 10 of which have won it more than once. Only four clubs—Sarsfields, Athenry, Birr and Portumna— have managed consecutive wins. The reigning champions are Ballyhale Shamrocks, who secured their sixth title in the competition after defeating Kilmallock by 1-18 to 1-6 in the 2015 final.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

In the 1960s a number of new initiatives took place with regard to developments in Gaelic games competitions. Firstly the All-Ireland under-21 championships in hurling and Gaelic football were introduced in 1964 as a new grade of competition for young hurlers. Secondly, the Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship was established that same year as a competition for the champion clubs of the six counties of the southern province. Prior to this, however, tournaments and charity games involving clubs from different counties had taken place as far back as the thirties.

At the GAA's annual congress in 1969 Donegal, Galway and Wexford put down a motion for the introduction of All-Ireland club championships in both codes. The competition eventually began in 1970-71.

Qualification[edit]

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship features four teams in the final tournament. 16 teams contest the three provincial club championships with the three respective champions and the Galway champions, a team who face no competition in their own province, automatically qualifying for the All-Ireland series.

Province Championship
Leinster GAA Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship
Munster GAA Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship
Ulster GAA Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship

Structure[edit]

Each of Ireland's 32 counties play their own championship between all the hurling clubs in the county – depending on the county, it can be league, knockout, or a mixture of both. The 32 county champions play in the 4 provincial championships, with the four winners of these advancing to the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. Until the introduction of the Intermediate and Junior Championships one team usually played the London champions in a quarter-final. The London champions now play in the Intermediate Championship. The All-Ireland Final is played in Croke Park on St. Patrick's Day.

Schedule:

  • County championships: June — November
  • Provincial championships: October — December
  • All-Ireland quarter-final and semi-finals: February
  • All-Ireland Final: March 17

History[edit]

Action from the 2009 semi-final between De La Salle (white and red) and Cushendall (maroon)

The club championship was first held in 1971, with Roscrea of Tipperary becoming the first champions. Ironically, given the county's initial opposition to the tournament, Cork clubs won seven All-Irelands in this decade. James Stephens of Kilkenny were the first Leinster team to win.

Castlegar won Connacht's first title in 1980, and in '83 Loughgiel Shamrocks became Ulster's first and only All-Ireland champions at the time, repeating the feat in 2012. Teams from the traditional hurling counties (Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny) dominated for the rest of the 80s.

Since the 1990s Galway clubs have come to the fore, with Sarsfields, Athenry and Portumna managing to retain the title. Birr also enjoyed much success, winning four titles in nine seasons.

In defeating De La Salle of Waterford in the 2009 final, Portumna of Galway won a third title in four years, the first club to manage this feat.

Roll of honour[edit]

All-Ireland winners are shaded gold, and counties are given in brackets.

Year Munster champions Leinster champions Connacht champions
(Galway unless stated)
Ulster champions
(Antrim unless stated)
1970–71 Roscrea (Tipperary) St. Rynagh's, Cloghan-Banagher (Offaly) Liam Mellows Loughgiel Shamrocks
1971–72 Blackrock (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Tommy Larkin's Loughgiel Shamrocks
1972–73 Glen Rovers (Cork) St. Rynagh's, Cloghan-Banagher (Offaly) Castlegar O'Donovan Rossa
1973–74 Blackrock (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Castlegar St. John's
1974–75 St. Finbarr's (Cork) The Fenians (Kilkenny) Ardrahan Ballycran (Down)
1975–76 Blackrock (Cork) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Ardrahan Ballygalget (Down)
1976–77 Glen Rovers (Cork) Camross (Laois) Tremane (Roscommon) Ballycran (Down)
1977–78 St. Finbarr's (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Four Roads (Roscommon) O'Donovan Rossa
1978–79 Blackrock (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Ardrahan McQuillans, Ballycastle
1979–80 Blackrock (Cork) Crumlin (Dublin) Castlegar McQuillans, Ballycastle
1980–81 St. Finbarr's (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Sarsfield's McQuillans, Ballycastle
1981–82 Mount Sion (Waterford) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Gort Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1982–83 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) St. Rynagh's, Cloghan-Banagher (Offaly) Kiltormer Loughgiel Shamrocks
1983–84 Midleton (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Gort McQuillans, Ballycastle
1984–85 Sixmilebridge (Clare) St Martin's (Kilkenny) Castlegar McQuillans, Ballycastle
1985–86 Kilruane MacDonagh's (Tipperary) Buffers Alley, Monamolin (Wexford) Turloughmore Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1986–87 Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) Rathnure (Wexford) Killimordaly McQuillans, Ballycastle
1987–88 Midleton (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Athenry Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1988–89 Patrickswell (Limerick) Buffer's Alley,Monamolin (Wexford) Four Roads (Roscommon) O'Donovan Rossa
1989–90 Ballybrown (Limerick) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Sarsfield's Loughgiel Shamrocks
1990–91 Patrickswell (Limerick) Glenmore (Kilkenny) Kiltormer Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
1991–92 Cashel King Cormacs (Tipperary) Birr (Offaly) Kiltormer Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1992–93 Kilmallock (Limerick) Buffers Alley, Monamolin (Wexford) Sarsfield's Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1993–94 Toomevara (Tipperary) St. Rynagh's, Cloghan-Banagher (Offaly) Sarsfield's Ballycran (Down)
1994–95 Kilmallock (Limerick) Birr (Offaly) Athenry Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
1995–96 Sixmilebridge (Clare) Glenmore (Kilkenny) Sarsfield's Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
1996–97 Wolfe Tones (Clare) Camross (Laois) Athenry Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1997–98 Clarecastle GAA (Clare) Birr(Offaly) Sarsfield's Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
1998–99 St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (Clare) Rathnure (Wexford) Athenry Ballygalget (Down)
1999–2000 St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (Clare) Birr (Offaly) Athenry Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
2000–01 Sixmilebridge(Clare) Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) Athenry Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
2001–02 Ballygunner (Waterford) Birr (Offaly) Clarinbridge Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
2002–03 Mount Sion (Waterford) Birr (Offaly) Athenry Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
2003–04 Newtownshandrum (Cork) O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) Portumna Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
2004–05 Toomevara (Tipperary) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Athenry O'Donovan Rossa
2005–06 Newtownshandrum (Cork) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Portumna Ballygalget (Down)
2006–07 Toomevara (Tipperary) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Loughrea Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
2007–08 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) Birr (Offaly) Portumna Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
2008–09 De La Salle (Waterford) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Portumna Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
2009–10 Newtownshandrum (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Portumna Dunloy Cú Chulainn's
2010–11 De La Salle (Waterford) O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) Clarinbridge Loughgiel Shamrocks
2011–12 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Coolderry (Offaly) Gort Loughgiel Shamrocks
2012–13 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly) St. Thomas's Loughgiel Shamrocks
2013–14 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow) Portumna Loughgiel Shamrocks
2014–15 Kilmallock (Limerick) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Gort Portaferry (Down)

List of Finals[edit]

Year Winner Score County Opponent Score County
2014-15[5] Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-18 Kilkenny Kilmallock 1-06 Limerick
2013-14[6] Portumna 0-19 Galway Mount Leinster Rangers 0-11 Carlow
2012-13[7] St. Thomas's 1-11 Galway Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-09 Offaly
2011-12[8] Loughgiel 4-13 Antrim Coolderry 0-17 Offaly
2010-11 Clarinbridge 2-18 Galway O'Loughlin Gaels 0-12 Kilkenny
2009-10 Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-19 Kilkenny Portumna 0-17 Galway
2008-09 Portumna 2-24 Galway De La Salle 1-08 Waterford
2007-08 Portumna 3-19 Galway Birr 3-09 Offaly
2006-07 Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-12 Kilkenny Loughrea 2-08 Galway
2005-06 Portumna 2-08 Galway Newtownshandrum 1-06 Cork
2004-05 James Stephens 0-19 Kilkenny Athenry 0-14 Galway
2003-04 Newtownshandrum 0-17 Cork Dunloy 1-06 Antrim
2002-03 Birr 1-19 Offaly Dunloy 0-11 Antrim
2001-02 Birr 2-10 Offaly Clarinbridge 1-05 Galway
2000-01 Athenry 3-24 Galway Graigue-Ballycallan 2-19 Kilkenny
1999-00 Athenry 0-16 Galway St Josephs 0-12 Clare
1998-99 St Josephs 2-14 Clare Rathnure 0-08 Wexford
1997-98 Birr 1-13 Offaly Sarsfields 0-09 Galway
1996-97 Athenry 0-14 Galway Wolfe Tones 1-08 Clare
1995-96 Sixmilebridge 5-10 Clare Dunloy 2-06 Antrim
1994-95 Birr 0-09; 3-13 Offaly Dunloy 0-09; 2-03 Antrim
1993-94 Sarsfields 1-14 Galway Toomevara 3-06 Tipperary
1992-93 Sarsfields 1-17 Galway Kilmallock 2-07 Limerick
1991-92 Kiltormer 0-15 Galway Birr 1-08 Offaly
1990-91 Glenmore 1-13 Kilkenny Patrickswell 0-12 Limerick
1989-90 Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-16 Kilkenny Ballybrown 0-16 Limerick
1988-89 Buffers Alley 2-12 Wexford O'Donovan Rossa 0-12 Antrim
1987-88 Midleton 3-08 Cork Athenry 0-09 Galway
1986-87 Borrisoleigh 2-09 Tipperary Rathnure 0-09 Wexford
1985-86 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-15 Tipperary Buffers Alley 2-10 Wexford
1984-85 St Martins 2-09; 1-13 Kilkenny Castlegar 3-06; 1-10 Galway
1983-84 Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-10; 1-10 Kilkenny Gort 1-10; 0-07 Galway
1982-83 Loughgiel 1-08; 2-12 Antrim St. Rynagh's 2-05; 1-12 Offaly
1981-82 James Stephens 3-13 Kilkenny Mount Sion 3-08 Waterford
1980-81 Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-15 Kilkenny St Finbarr's 1-11 Cork
1979-80 Castlegar 1-11 Galway McQuillans, Ballycastle 1-08 Antrim
1978-79 Blackrock 5-07 Cork Ballyhale Shamrocks 5-05 Kilkenny
1977-78 St Finbarr's 2-07 Cork Rathnure 0-09 Wexford
1976-77 Glen Rovers 2-12 Cork Camross 0-08 Laois
1975-76 James Stephens 2-10 Kilkenny Blackrock 2-04 Cork
1974-75 St Finbarr's 3-08 Cork Fenians 1-06 Kilkenny
1973-74 Blackrock 3-08 Cork Rathnure 1-09 Wexford
1972-73 Glen Rovers 2-18 Cork St. Rynagh's 2-08 Offaly
1971-72 Blackrock 5-13 Cork Rathnure 6-09 Wexford
1970-71 Roscrea 4-05 Tipperary St. Rynagh's 2-05 Offaly

Roll of honour[edit]

Performances by club[edit]

Team Winners Years won Runners-up Years runners-up
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 6 1981, 1984, 1990, 2007, 2010, 2015 1 1979
Colours of Mayo.svg Birr 4 1995, 1998, 2002, 2003 2 1992, 2008
Colours of Roscommon.svg Portumna 4 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014 1 2010
Colours of Galway.svg Athenry 3 1997, 2000, 2001 2 1988, 2005
Colours of Mayo.svg James Stephens 3 1976, 1982, 2005 0
Colours of Leitrim.svg Blackrock 3 1972, 1974, 1979 1 1976
Colours of Roscommon.svg St. Finbarr's 2 1975, 1978 1 1981
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Sarsfields 2 1993, 1994 1 1998
Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers 2 1973, 1977 0
Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks 2 1983, 2012 0
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Castlegar 1 1980 1 1985
Colours of Leitrim.svg Buffers Alley 1 1989 1 1986
Colours of Galway.svg St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield 1 1999 1 2000
Colours of Galway.svg Clarinbridge 1 2011 1 2002
Colours of Leitrim.svg Newtownshandrum 1 2004 1 2006
Colours of Cork.svg Roscrea 1 1971 0
Colours of Mayo.svg St. Martin's 1 1985 0
Colours of Sligo.svg Kilruane MacDonagh's 1 1986 0
Colours of Galway.svg Borris-Ileigh 1 1987 0
Colours of Sligo.svg Midleton 1 1988 0
Colours of Leitrim.svg Glenmore 1 1991 0
Colours of Monaghan.svg Kiltormer 1 1992 0
Colours of Clare.svg Sixmilebridge 1 1996 0
Red&blue.svg St. Thomas' 1 2013 0
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Rathnure 0 5 1972, 1974, 1978, 1987, 1999
Colours of Leitrim.svg Dunloy 0 4 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004
Colours of Roscommon.svg St. Rynagh's 0 3 1971, 1973, 1983
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Kilmallock 0 2 1993, 2015
Colours of Monaghan.svg Fenians 0 1 1975
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Camross 0 1 1977
Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan's 0 1 1980
Colours of Laois.svg Mount Sion 0 1 1982
Colours of Leitrim.svg Gort 0 1 1984
Colours of Roscommon.svg O'Donovan Rossa 0 1 1989
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Ballybrown 0 1 1990
Colours of Roscommon.svg Patrickswell 0 1 1991
Colours of Leitrim.svg Toomevara 0 1 1994
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Wolfe Tones 0 1 1997
Colours of Laois.svg Graigue-Ballycallan 0 1 2001
Colours of Roscommon.svg Loughrea 0 1 2007
Colours of Cork.svg De La Salle 0 1 2009
Colours of Leinster Council.svg O'Loughlin Gaels 0 1 2011
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Coolderry 0 1 2012
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kilcormac/Killoughey 0 1 2013
Black & Red Flag.png Mount Leinster Rangers 0 1 2014

Performances by county[edit]

County Performances
Winners Runners-up
Colours of Galway.svg
Galway
13 titles: Portumna (4), Athenry (3), Sarsfields (2), Castlegar (1), Clarinbridge (1), Kiltormer (1), St. Thomas' (1) 8 times: Athenry (2), Portumna (1), Sarsfields (1), Castlegar (1), Clarinbridge (1), Gort (1), Loughrea (1)
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 11 titles: Ballyhale Shamrocks (6), James Stephens (3), St. Martin's (1), Glenmore (1) 4 times: Ballyhale Shamrocks (1), Fenians (1), Graigue-Ballycallan (1), O'Loughlin Gaels (1)
Colours of Cork.svg
Cork
9 titles: Blackrock (3), St. Finbarr's (2), Glen Rovers (2), Midleton (1), Newtownshandrum (1) 3 times: Blackrock (1), St. Finbarr's (1), Newtownshandrum (1)
Colours of Offaly.svg
Offaly
4 titles: Birr (4) 7 times: St. Rynagh's (3), Birr (2), Kilcormac/Killoughey (1), Coolderry (1)
Colours of Roscommon.svg
Tipperary
3 titles: Roscrea (1), Kilruane MacDonagh's (1), Borris-Ileigh (1) 1 time: Toomevara (1)
Colours of Antrim.svg
Antrim
2 titles: Loughgiel Shamrocks (2) 6 times: Dunloy (4), McQuillan's (1), O'Donovan Rossa (1)
Colours of Clare.svg
Clare
2 titles: Sixmilebridge (1), St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (1) 2 times: St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (1), Wolfe Tones (1)
Colours of Wexford.svg
Wexford
1 title: Buffers Alley (1) 6 times: Rathnure (5), Buffers Alley (1)

By province[edit]

Province All-Irelands Last winning team
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster clubs 16 Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), 2014–15
Flag of Munster.svg Munster clubs 14 Newtownshandrum (Cork), 2003–04
Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht clubs 13 Portumna (Galway), 2013–14
Flag of Ulster.svg Ulster clubs 2 Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim), 2011–12

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-18 Kilmallock 1-6". GAA.ie. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
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  5. ^ "All Ireland Club SHC final: Shamrocks ease to title #6". Hogan Stand. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "All-Ireland Club SHC final: four-midable Portumna see off MLR". Hogan Stand. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Might and fight seal historic day for St Thomas’". Irish Examiner. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  8. ^ 2012 Final Report