2009 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship

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All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship 2009
Championship Details
Dates 20 May 2009 - 13 September 2009
Teams 17
All Ireland Champions
Winners Clare (1st win)
Captain Ciarán O'Doherty
Manager John Minogue
All Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Kilkenny
Captain David Langton
Manager Michael Walsh
Provincial Champions
Munster Clare
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship Statistics
Matches Played 16
Total Goals 54 (3.37 per game)
Total Points 497 (31.06 per game)
Top Scorer Colin Ryan (3-33)
2008
2010

The 2009 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship was the 46th staging of the All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1964. The championship began on 20 May 2009 and ended on 13 September 2009.

Kilkenny entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 13 September 2009, Clare won the championship following a 0-15 to 0-14 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their first All-Ireland title in the under-21 grade.

Results[edit]

Leinster Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Colin Ryan Clare 3-33 42 4 10.50
2 Richie Hogan Kilkenny 0-30 30 4 7.50
3 Darach Honan Clare 5-10 25 4 6.25
4 C. J. McGourty Antrim 2-14 20 3 6.66
5 Joe Canning Galway 4-7 19 1 19.00
Maurice Shanahan Waterford 0-19 19 2 9.50
7 Pa Bourke Tipperary 2-11 17 2 8.50
8 John Mulhall Kilkenny 1-12 15 5 3.00
Mark Bergin Kilkenny 0-15 15 5 3.00
10 Jonjo Farrell Kilkenny 3-5 14 5 2.80
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Joe Canning Galway 4-7 19 Clare
2 Colin Ryan Clare 3-9 18 Limerick
3 Richie Hogan Kilkenny 0-14 14 Antrim
4 Maurice Shanahan Waterford 0-13 13 Tipperary
5 Pa Bourke Tipperary 1-9 12 Cork
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-12 12 Tipperary
7 Aaron Kelly Derry 3-2 11 Down
8 Darach Honan Clare 2-4 10 Galway
C. J. McGourty Antrim 1-7 10 Armagh
Mark Bergin Kilkenny 0-10 10 Laois

Top goalkeepers[edit]

Clean sheets
Rank Goalkeeper County Clean sheets
1 Colin McGrath Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 2
1 James Demspey Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1
Finn McGarry Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
Bill McCormack Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary
C O'Connell Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • After losing twleve provincial finals throughout the history of the competition, Clare finally triumph and claim their first Munster title. The team subsequently progresses to claim their first ever All-Ireland title.
  • The All-Ireland final is the first ever championship meeting between Clare and Kilkenny.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphries, Tom (14 September 2009). "Clare complete fairytale triumph". Irish Times. Retrieved 25 December 2015.