1998 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship

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All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship 1998
All Ireland Champions
Winners Cork (11th win)
Captain Dan Murphy
Manager Bertie Óg Murphy
All Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Galway
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
1997
1999

The 1998 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship was the 35th staging of Ireland's hurling knock-out competition for players aged between 18 and 21. Cork won the championship, beating Galway 2-15 to 2-10 in the final.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

All-Ireland Championship[edit]

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four provincial representatives contest these games. The pairings are Munster v Ulster and Leinster v Connacht. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while two teams advance to the All-Ireland final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest the All-Ireland final.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

June 3
Quarter-Final
Kildare 1-17 – 2-22 Offaly
T. Carew (0-12), T. Spain (1-1), J. Gleeson (1-1), C. Buggy (0-2), B. Byrne (0-2). K. Farrell (1-11), M. Hand (1-1), G. Oakley (0-4), D. Franks (0-2), C. Cassidy (0-2), T. Spain (0-1), G. Hanniffy (0-1).
St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
Referee: E. Morris (Dublin)

June 3
Quarter-Final
Dublin 5-14 – 0-8 Laois
E. Carroll (3-1), K. Horgan (1-4), T. McGrane (0-6), D. Daly (1-0), S. McDonald (0-1), D. Sweeney (0-1), J. Martin (0-1). J. Kilmartin (0-3), P. Mahon (0-1), E. Meagher (0-1), J. Coogan (0-1), J. McEvoy (0-1), B. Lowry (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: P. Neary (Kilkenny)

June 24
Semi-Final
Dublin 2-17 – 1-12 Wexford
T. McGrane (1-10), D. Donnelly (1-1), D. Daly (0-2), S. Phillips (0-1), R. Farrelly (0-1), S. Ryan (0-1). C. McGrath (1-7), B. Gough (0-1), K. Furlong (0-1), C. Kehoe (0-1), L. O'Brien (0-1), P. J. Carley (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: J. Guinan (Kilkenny)

June 24
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 3-24 – 1-10 Laois
H. Shefflin (0-10), E. Behan (2-2), J. Hoyne (0-4), A. Geoghegan (0-2), P. Delaney (0-2), J. Coogan (0-1). K. Farrell (1-4), B. Whelehan (0-2), G. Hennessy (0-2), M. Hand (0-1), G. Oakley (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: P. Ahern (Carlow)

July 19
Final
Kilkenny 2-10 – 0-12 Dublin
H. Shefflin (1-4), M. Hoyne (1-1), O. Behan (0-3), J. Coogan (0-1), A. Geoghegan (0-1). T. McGrane (0-6), D. Sweeney (0-2), K. Horgan (0-1), E. Carroll (0-1), S. McDonnell (0-1), S. Martin (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

June 24
Quarter-Final
Tipperary 7-15 – 1-3 Kerry
J. Enright (2-4), E. O'Neill (2-4), M. Kennedy (2-0), K. Dunne (1-2), M. O'Leary (0-3), P. Kelly (0-1), J. Carroll (0-1). M. Regan (1-0), I. Maunsell (0-2), P. Galvin (0-1).

June 24
Quarter-Final
Cork 4-18 – 1-11 Clare
J. Deane (2-7), B. O'Keeffe (1-1), B. O'Connor (0-4), S. O'Farrell (1-0), J. Anderson (0-2), T. McCarthy (0-2), M. O'Connell (0-2). S. Ryan (0-6), J. Punch (1-0), N. Brodie (0-2), A. Markham (0-1), G. Quinn (0-1), J. Reddin (0-1).

July 19
Semi-Final
Tipperary 4-16 – 1-8 Limerick

July 30
Semi-Final
Cork 6-15 – 0-9 Waterford
J Deane (3-4), T McCarthy (1-3), S O'Farrell (1-3), B O'Keeffe (1-1), M O'Connell (0-2), J Anderson (0-2). A Lannon (0-4), B Hannon (0-3), D Bennet (0-1), M Murray (0-1).

August 23
Final
Cork 3-18 – 1-10 Tipperary
J. Deane (1-7), S. O'Farrell (1-2), D. O'Sullivan (1-0), N. Ronan (0-3), M. O'Connell (0-2), B. O'Keeffe (0-2), T. McCarthy (0-1), B. O'Connor (0-1). J. Enright (0-6), D. Browne (1-0), E. O'Neill (0-1), M. Kennedy (0-1), M. O'Leary (0-1), L. Cahill (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: S. McMahon (Clare)

All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

August 29
Semi-Final
Galway 4-18 – 3-7 Kilkenny
K. Broderick (1-6), E. Cloonan (0-6), A. Kerins (1-2), D. O'Shaughnessy (1-1), M. Kerins (1-1), M. Cullinane (0-1), F. Healy (0-1). H. Shefflin (3-4), N. Lahart (0-1), J. Young (0-1), S. Lanigan (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: M. Wadding (Waterford)

September 6
Semi-Final
Cork 3-15 – 0-11 Antrim
J. Deane (2-6), B. O'Keeffe (1-2), M. O'Connell (0-4), L. Ronan (0-2), B. O'Connor (0-1). S. Kelly (0-7), B. McFall (0-2), L. Richmond (0-1), A. Delargy (0-1).

September 20
Final
Cork 2-15 – 2-10 Galway
M. O'Connell (0-7), J. Deane (0-7), B. O'Keeffe (2-0), J. Anderson (0-1). E. Cloonan (1-5), M. Kerins (1-3), P. Walshe (0-2).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)