1988 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1988 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 22 May 1988 - 4 September 1988
Teams 15
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Galway (4th win)
Captain Conor Hayes
Manager Cyril Farrell
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Tipperary
Captain Nicky English
Manager Michael "Babs" Keating
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Top Scorer Colours of Roscommon.svg Nicky English (1-22)
All-Star Team See here
1987
1989

The 1988 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 102nd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 22 May 1988 and ended on 4 September 1988.

Galway were the defending champions.[1]

On 4 September 1988, Galway won the championship following a 1-15 to 0-14 defeat of Tipperary in the All-Ireland final.[2] This was their 4th All-Ireland title overall and their second in succession.

Tipperary's Nicky English was the championship's top scorer with 1-22. Galway's Tony Keady was the choice for Hurler of the Year.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

29 May
Quarter-Final
Dublin 1–14 – 1–9 Westmeath
B. McMahon (1–2), J. Twomey (0–4), J. Morris (0–3), S. Dalton (0–2), V. Murphy (0–2), C. Hetherton (0–1). D. Kilcoyne (1–1), M. Kilcoyne (0–2), D. McCormack (0–2), M. Hickey (0–2), M. Newman (0–1), P. Clancy (0–1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

29 May
Quarter-Final
Wexford 3–10 – 1–8 Laois
John O'Connor (1–4), J. Holohan (0–5), James O'Connor (1–0), R. Murphy (1–0). P. Begin (1–0), M. O'Sullivan (0–3), E. Fennelly (0–3), P. J. Cuddy (0–1), A. Dunne (0–1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Long (Kilkenny)

19 June
Semi-final
Wexford 4–12 – 2–16 Kilkenny
M. Quigley (2–2), J. Holohan (1–4), T. Dempsey (1–1), John O'Connor (0–1), Furlong (0–1), B. Byrne (0–1), E. Sinnott (0–1), S. Fitzhenry (0–1). L. Ryan (1–1), J. Mulcahy (1–1), R. Heffernan (0–4), H. Ryan (0–4), M. Cleere (0–4), L. Fennelly (0–1), M. Phelan (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

19 June
Semi-final
Offaly 2–13 – 2–10 Dublin
M. Corrigan (0–7), D. Fogarty (1–0), J. Dooley (1–0), B. Keeshan (0–3), M. Duignan (0–2), E. Coughlan (0–1). J. Twomey (1–3), B. McMahon (1–1), S. McDermott (0–3), J. Morris (0–2), R. Doherty (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Henry (Westmeath)

10 July
Final
Offaly 3–12 – 1–14 Wexford
M. Corrigan (1–5), J. Dooley (2–0), B. Keeshan (0–4), P.O'Connor (0–1), V. Teehan (0–1), P. Delaney (0–1). J. Holohan (1–6), John O'Connor (0–3), James O'Connor (0–3), S. Fitzhenry (0–1), G. O'Connor (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 28,234
Referee: P. Long (Kilkenny)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

22 May
Quarter-Final
Limerick 6-14 - 1-9 Kerry
P. McCarthy 2-2, P. Creamer 2-0, S. Fitzgibbon 1-1, M. Nelligan 1-0, G. Kirby 0-3, O. O'Connor 0-3, G. Ryan 0-1, G. Hegarty 0-1, R. Sampson 0-1, B. Finn 0-1, M. Holohan 0-1. J. Hennessy 0-8, E. Murphy 1-1.
FitzGerald Park, Kilmallock
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

22 May
Quarter-Final
Clare 3–12 – 3–10 Waterford
V. Donnellan (0–7), T. Guilfoyle (2–0), D. Ryan (1–0), G. McInerney (0–1), G. O;Loughlin (0–1), J. Russell (0–1), J. Shanhan (0–1), A. Cunningham (0–1). P. Ryan (1–1), A. Ahearne (1–0), P. Bennett (1–0), K. Delahunty (0–3), P. Murphy (0–2), C. Curley (0–2), M. Walsh (0–1), N. Crowley (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 7,072
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

5 June
Semi-final
Tipperary 0–15 – 0–8 Limerick
P. Fox (0–7), J. Hayes (0–2), P. O'Neill (0–2), D. Ryan (0–1), A. Ryan (0–1), J. Kennedy (0–1), C. Bonnar (0–1). G. Kirby (0–4), B. Finn (0–2), P. McCarthy (0–1), O. O'Connor (0–1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 32,084
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

19 June
Semi-final
Cork 3–22 – 2–9 Clare
P. Horgan (1–6), M. Mullins (1–5), T. O'Sullivan (0–8), G. FitzGerald (1–3). G. McInerney (1–3), D. Ryan (1–0), V. Donnellan (0–3), G. O'Loughlin (0–1), V. O'Loughlin (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 17,244
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

17 July
Final
Tipperary 2–19 – 1–13 Cork
N. English (0–9), D. Ryan (1–1), Cormac Bonbnar (1–0), P. Delaney (0–3), J. Hayes (0–2), D. O'Connell (0–2), A. Ryan (0–2). P. Horgan (1–4), T. O'Sullivan (0–5), P. O'Connor (0–2), G. FitzGerald (0–1), T. McCarthy (0–1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

16 July
Quarter-Final
Galway 4–30 – 2–8 London

7 August
Semi-final
Tipperary 3–15 – 2–10 Antrim
N. English (1–7), P. Fox (2–1), A. Ryan (0–2), P. Delaney (0–2), P. O'Neill (0–1), J. Hayes (0–1), D. Ryan (0–1). O. McFetridge (1–5), F. McAllister (1–0), B. Donnelly (0–2), D. Donnelly (0–1), B. Laverty (0–1), P. McKillen (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 37,954
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

7 August
Semi-final
Galway 3–18 – 3–11 Offaly
M. Naughton (1–5), N. Lane (1–4), J. Cooney (0–4), E. Ryan (1–0), M. McGrath (0–3), A. Cunningham (0–1), T. Keady (0–1). M. Corrigan (1–6), P. Delaney (2–0), V. Teehan (0–2), B. Keeshan (0–2), M. Duignan (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 37,954
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

4 September
Final
Galway 1–15 – 0–14 Tipperary
N. Lane (1–0), P. Malone (0–3), M. Naughton (0–2), M. McGrath (0–2), T. Keady (0–2), G. McInerney (0–2), J. Cooney (0–1), E. Ryan (0–1), B. Lynskey (0–1), C. Hayes (0–1). N. English (0–6), D. Ryan (0–4), D. O'Connell (0–2), A. Ryan (0–1), P. Delaney (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 63,545
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Nicky English Tipperary 1-22 25 3 8.33
2 Mark Corrigan Offaly 2-18 24 3 8.00
3 Jimmy Holohan Wexford 2-15 21 3 7.00
4 Pat Horgan Cork 2-10 16 2 8.00
5 Christy Heffernan Kilkenny 2-8 14 2 7.00

Bibliography[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Sullivan, Jim (10 September 2012). "When Galway came of age". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "It's 27 years since Galway won the All-Ireland hurling title…but where are they now?". The 42. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2015.