1966 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1966 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 15 May 1966 - 4 September 1966
Teams 13
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Cork (20th win)
Captain Gerald McCarthy
Manager Jim Barry
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Jim Lynch
Manager Fr. Tommy Maher
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Top Scorer Seánie Barry (3-23)
Player of the Year Justin McCarthy
All-Star Team See here
1965
1967

The 1966 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 80th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 15 May 1966 and ended on 4 September 1966.

Tipperary were the defending champions but were defeated by Limerick in the Munster quarter-final.

On 4 September 1966, Cork won the championship following a 3-9 to 1-10 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. This was their 20th All-Ireland title, their first in twelve championship seasons.

Cork's Seánie Barry was the championship's top scorer with 3-23. Cork's Justin McCarthy was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

15 May 1966
First round
Carlow 1-16 – 1-11 Laois
J. Mitchell (1-2), L. Walsh (0-5), J. Walsh (0-3), M. Morrissey (0-2), T. Coburn (0-2), E. Walsh (0-1), P. McNally (0-1). C. O'Brien (1-2), J. Conroy (0-3), S. Cashin (0-2), J. Holohan (0-1), G. Cuddy (0-1), J. Lynas (0-1), N. Kelly (0-1).

29 May 1966
First round
Westmeath 2-6 – 10-9 Offaly
T. Ring (1-2), P. Loughlin (1-2), S. Bolger (0-1), P. Fagan (0-1). P. Molloy (3-4), T. Dooley (2-0), W. Gorman (2-0), E. Fox (1-2), B. Johnston (1-1), P. Mulhaire (1-0), M. Kirwan (0-1), T. Moylan (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

12 June 1966
Quarter-final
Offaly 5-11 – 5-5 Carlow
T. Dooley (4-0), P. Molloy (1-5), W. Gorman (0-2), P. Mulhaire (0-1), P. Spellman (0-1), M. Kirwan (0-1), J. Hernon (0-1). L. Walsh (2-3), J. Mitchell (2-0), N. Gladney (1-0), L. Morrissey (0-1), P. McNally (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

19 June 1966
Semi-final
Wexford 3-18 – 4-5 Dublin
R. Shannon (1-5), C. Jacob (1-2), J. O'Brien (0-5), S. Barron (1-0), W. Murphy (1-0 own goal, 0-3), M. Lyng (0-2), C. Dowdall (0-1). F. Whelan (1-1), D. McPartland (1-0), P. Croke (1-0), A. Boothman (0-2), B. Galvin (0-1), E. Malone (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Buggy (Kilkenny)

3 July 1966
Semi-final
Offaly 0-10 – 3-13 Kilkenny
P. Molloy (0-5), W. Gorman (0-2), S. Moylan (0-1), P. Mulhaire (0-1), J. J. Healion (0-1). E. Keher (0-9), T. Walsh (2-0), T. O'Connell (1-0), S. Buckley (0-2), P. Morgan (0-2).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Referee: E. Kelly (Laois)

17 July 1966
Final
Kilkenny 1-15 – 2-6 Wexford
E. Keher (0-6), J. Dunphy (1-2), C. Dunne (0-2), J. Teehan (0-2), S. Cleere (0-1), P. Carroll (0-1), S. Buckley (0-1). C. Jacob (1-1), S. Whelan (1-0), R. Shannon (0-3), J. O'Brien (0-2).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: B. Smyth (Meath)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

6 June 1966
Quarter-final
Limerick 4-12 – 2-9 Tipperary
E. Cregan (3-5), T. Bluett (1-1), K. Long (0-2), M. Savage (0-2), A. Dunworth (0-1), B. Hartigan (0-1). S. McLoughlin (1-0), J. McKenna (1-0), L. Devaney (0-2), M. Keating (0-1), D. Nealon (0-1), J. Doyle (0-1), M. Burns (0-1), L. Gaynor (0-1), T. English (0-1), P. Doyle (0-1).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: C. Conway (Cork)

19 June 1966
Quarter-final
Cork 3-8 – 3-8 Clare
J. McCarthy (1-0), D. Sheehan (1-0), J. O'Halloran (1-0), P. Harte (0-3), S. Barry (0-3), C. Sheehan (0-1), C. Roche (0-1). P. Cronin (1-5), N. Pyne (1-3), M. O'Shea (1-0).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: P. Ryan (Tipperary)

3 July 1966
Quarter-final
Replay
Cork 5-11 – 1-7 Clare
S. Barry (1-6), C. McCarthy (1-2), C. Sheehan (1-2), J. McCarthy (1-1), D. Sheehan (1-0). N. Jordan (1-3), P. Henehy (0-2), P. Cronin (0-2).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: T. Foran (Tipperary)

3 July 1966
Semi-final
Waterford 2-16 – 1-9 Galway
J. Kirwan (1-4), F. Walsh (0-7), W. Walsh (1-0), T. Cheasty (0-3), M. Murphy (0-1), L. Guinan (0-1). B. Lally (1-2), M. Forrestal (0-3), J. Conroy (0-3), T. Mitchell (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: T. Fitzgerald (Limerick)

10 July 1966
Semi-final
Cork 2-6 – 1-7 Limerick
S. Barry (1-4), C. McCarthy (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-2). B. Hartigan (0-5), T. Bluett (1-0), E. Cregan (0-1), A. O'Brien (0-1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Referee: T. Foran (Limerick)

24 July 1966
Final
Cork 4-9 – 2-9 Waterford
S. Barry (1-6), J. Bennett (2-1), J. McCarthy (0-1), C. Sheehan (0-1). V. Connors (1-0), L. Guinan (1-0), F. Walsh (0-3), T. Cheasty (0-3), D. Mahon (0-2), J. Condon (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: G. Fitzgerald (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

4 September 1966
Final
Cork 3-9 – 1-10 Kilkenny
C. Sheehan (3-0), S. Barry (0-4), J. McCarthy (0-2), C. McCarthy (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1), J. Bennett (0-1). E. Keher (0-7), T. Walsh (1-0), J. Teehan (0-1), S. Buckley (0-1), J. Dunphy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 68,249
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Tipperary's defeat by Limerick in the first round of the Munster championship was the team's first defeat since the provincial decider of 1963. It also put an end to Tipperary's hopes of capturing a third All-Ireland title in-a-row.
  • Prior to the Munster semi-final between Limerick and Cork there was a minute's silence in memory of Dr. Rogers, Bishop of Killaloe, who died the previous day.
  • In the Leinster semi-final Wexford's Willie Murphy scores a remarkable own-goal for Dublin.

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Seánie Barry Cork 3-23 32 5 6.40
2 Paddy Molloy Offaly 4-14 26 3 8.66
3 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-22 22 3 7.33
4 Tony Dooley Offaly 6-0 18 3 6.00
5 Colm Sheehan Cork 4-4 16 5 3.20
6 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 3-6 15 2 7.50
7 Liam Walsh Carlow 2-8 14 2 7.00
8 John Mitchell Carlow 3-2 11 2 5.50
Dick Shannon Wexford 1-8 11 2 5.50
10 Justin McCarthy Cork 2-4 10 5 2.00
Willie Gorman Offaly 2-4 10 3 3.33
Pat Cronin Clare 1-7 10 2 5.00
Frankie Walsh Waterford 0-10 10 2 5.00

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 3-5 14 Tipperary
2 Paddy Molloy Offaly 3-4 13 Westmeath
3 Tony Dooley Offaly 4-0 12 Carlow
4 Colm Sheehan Cork 3-0 9 Kilkenny
Liam Walsh Carlow 2-3 9 Offaly
Seánie Barry Cork 1-6 9 Clare
Seánie Barry Cork 1-6 9 Waterford
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-9 9 Offaly
9 Paddy Molloy Offaly 1-5 8 Carlow
Dick Shannon Wexford 1-5 8 Dublin
Pat Cronin Clare 1-5 8 Cork

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Goalkeeper County Clean sheets
1 Ollie Walsh Kilkenny 1

References[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
  • Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).

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