Leinster Minor Hurling Championship

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Leinster Minor Hurling Championship
Flag of Leinster.svg
Founded 1928
Region Leinster (GAA)
Number of teams 10
Current champions Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
Television broadcasters TG4
Website Official website

The Leinster Minor Hurling Championship is an annual hurling competition organised by the Leinster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1928 for the county teams in the province of Leinster in Ireland. As one of the four provincial championships, it is a component of the most prestigious national competition for this age group, the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship. The winners of the Leinster final, like their counterparts in the Munster Championship, are rewarded by advancing directly to the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland series of games. The losers of the Leinster final enter the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final stage.

The championship is currently sponsored by Electric Ireland and is therefore officially known as the Electric Ireland Leinster GAA Hurling Minor Championship.[1] The current (2014) title holders are Kilkenny, who defeated Dublin at Croke Park on 6 July 2014.

The series of games are played during the summer months with the Leinster final currently being played on the second Sunday in July. The minor final provides the curtain-raiser to the senior final. The prize for the winning team is the Hanrahan Cup. The championship had always been played on a straight knock-out basis whereby once a team lost they are eliminated from the series; however, in recent years the championship has expanded to include a first-round losers' group.

Ten teams currently participate in the Leinster Championship, including the most successful team in terms of minor hurling, namely Kilkenny. They have won the provincial title on 53 occasions during its history while they have also claimed 20 All-Ireland titles.

The title has been won at least once by six of the eleven Leinster counties, five of which have won the title more than once. The all-time record-holders are Kilkenny, who have won the competition 53 times.

Trophy[edit]

At the end of the Leinster final, the winning team is presented with a trophy. The Hanrahan Cup is named after Walter Hanrahan (Wexford), the first Secretary of the Leinster Council.[2]

General statistics[edit]

Performance by county[edit]

County Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
1 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 56 16 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936,1937, 1939, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951,1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 1928, 1929, 1941, 1945, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1963. 1964, 1968, 1970, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2007, 2011
2 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 15 23 1928, 1938, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1965, 1983, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1949, 1951, 1961, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2015
3 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 7 25 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1980, 1985 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016
4 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 4 9 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000 1948, 1950, 1957, 1982, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 4 11 1934, 1940, 1941, 1964 1930, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1953, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1990, 1991, 2013
6 Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 1 1 1929 1931
7 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 0 1 2006
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0 1 1979

Biggest Leinster final wins[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Kilkenny hold the record for the longest streak of success. For ten championship seasons between 1990 and 1999 the county failed to lose a game and won ten Leinster titles in-a-row.
  • Kilkenny hold the record for the most consecutive appearances in Leinster finals. They played in twelve in a row between 1968 and 1979, with success coming on ten of those occasions.
  • Four counties have completed the minor and senior double in the same year:
    • Kilkenny in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1950, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
    • Dublin in 1928, 1938, 1952
    • Wexford in 1968, 1970
    • Offaly in 1989

List of Leinster Finals[edit]

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
19281 Dublin w/o Kilkenny scr.
1929 Meath 10-1 (31) Kilkenny 6-1 (19) O'Connor Park
1930 Kilkenny 6-3 (21) Laois 3-5 (14) Nowlan Park
1931 Kilkenny 4-9 (21) Meath 0-3 (3) Croke Park John Shortall
1932 Kilkenny 9-6 (33) Dublin 6-1 (19) Croke Park
1933 Kilkenny 5-8 (23) Dublin 2-6 (12) Wexford Park
1934 Laois 8-4 (28) Dublin 2-0 (6) O'Moore Park
1935 Kilkenny 7-8 (29) Laois 1-1 (4) Nowlan Park Paddy Grace
1936 Kilkenny 3-13 (22) Dublin 1-1 (4) Nowlan Park Éamonn Tallent
1937 Kilkenny 6-12 (30) Dublin 2-4 (10) Dr. Cullen Park
1938 Dublin 5-4 (19) Laois 1-3 (6) O'Moore Park
1939 Kilkenny 3-8 (17) Dublin 2-2 (8) O'Moore Park
19402 Dublin 10-5 (35) Laois 3-3 (12) Nowlan Park
1941 Laois 3-5 (14) Kilkenny 2-4 (10) Nowlan Park
1942 Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Dublin 0-4 (4) Croke Park
1943-1944 Championship suspended due to the Emergency
1945 Dublin 5-4 (19) Kilkenny 3-1 (10) Croke Park Des Healy
1946 Dublin 7-5 (26) Laois 0-1 (1) Croke Park Geoff Sutton
1947
(R)
Dublin 1-5 (8)
3-2 (11)
Kilkenny 2-2 (8)
2-4 (10)
O'Moore Park
Croke Park
1948 Kilkenny 5-2 (17) Offaly 3-6 (15) O'Connor Park
1949 Kilkenny 4-6 (18) Dublin 0-4 (4) Nowlan Park
1950 Kilkenny 4-2 (14) Offaly 3-2 (11) Nowlan Park Pat Lennon
1951 Kilkenny 5-11 (26) Dublin 2-2 (8) Nowlan Park
1952 Dublin 4-7 (19) Kilkenny 4-5 (17) Nowlan Park
1953 Dublin 2-6 (12) Laois 1-4 (7) O'Moore Park
1954 Dublin 4-12 (24) Kilkenny 4-7 (19) Nowlan Park Bernie Boothman
1955
(R)
Kilkenny 3-10 (19)
0-11 (11)
Wexford 5-4 (19)
0-8 (8)
Croke Park
1956 Kilkenny 4-7 (19) Wexford 3-7 (16) Croke Park
1957 Kilkenny 5-10 (25) Offaly 4-2 (14) Croke Park
1958 Kilkenny 5-11 (26) Laois 1-7 (10) Wexford Park
1959 Kilkenny 7-9 (30) Wexford 3-4 (13) Croke Park
1960 Kilkenny 6-14 (32) Wexford 5-5 (20) Croke Park Billy Grace
1961 Kilkenny 4-12 (24) Dublin 0-7 (7) Croke Park Joe Dunphy
1962 Kilkenny 5-7 (22) Wexford 5-4 (19) Croke Park Joe Dunphy
1963 Wexford 6-10 (28) Kilkenny 6-8 (26) Croke Park Willie Bernie
1964 Laois 4-9 (21) Kilkenny 3-8 (17) Croke Park
1965 Dublin 4-7 (19) Wexford 1-6 (9) Croke Park Liam Martin
1966 Wexford 7-6 (27) Laois 1-7 (10) Croke Park Pat Bernie
1967 Wexford 6-7 (25) Dublin 2-3 (9) Croke Park
1968 Wexford 4-11 (23) Kilkenny 4-4 (16) Croke Park Tom Byrne
1969 Kilkenny 3-9 (18) Dublin 2-7 (13) Croke Park
1970 Wexford 3-10 (19) Kilkenny 1-10 (13) Dr. Cullen Park
1971 Kilkenny 7-18 (39) Wexford 3-5 (14) Croke Park
1972 Kilkenny 7-10 (31) Wexford 0-4 (4) Croke Park Brian Cody
1973 Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Wexford 2-9 (15) Croke Park Kevin Robinson
1974 Kilkenny 8-19 (43) Dublin 3-5 (14) Croke Park
1975 Kilkenny 2-18 (24) Dublin 3-4 (13) Croke Park Harry Ryan
1976 Kilkenny 2-14 (20) Wexford 1-8 (11) Croke Park
1977 Kilkenny 5-10 (25) Wexford 3-6 (15) Croke Park Seán Fennelly
1978 Kilkenny 4-19 (31) Laois 2-6 (12) Croke Park
1979 Kilkenny 5-13 (28) Antrim 1-9 (12) Croke Park
1980 Wexford 1-10 (13) Dublin 2-6 (12) Croke Park
1981 Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Wexford 3-9 (18) Croke Park Eddie Kennedy
1982 Kilkenny 3-16 (25) Offaly 3-4 (13) Croke Park
1983 Dublin 5-14 (29) Wexford 4-12 (24) Croke Park
1984 Kilkenny 2-10 (16) Wexford 1-11 (14) Croke Park
1985 Wexford 0-12 (12) Kilkenny 0-8 (8) Croke Park
1986 Offaly 4-7 (19) Wexford 1-12 (15) Croke Park Michael Hogan
1987 Offaly 2-13 (19) Kilkenny 0-12 (12) Croke Park Tomás Moylan
1988 Kilkenny 2-16 (22) Offaly 0-6 (6) Croke Park Patsy Brophy
1989
(R)
Offaly 0-14 (14)
4-13 (25)
Kilkenny 0-14 (14)
0-13 (13)
Croke Park
O'Moore Park
Brian Whelahan
1990 Kilkenny 3-15 (24) Laois 0-15 (15) Croke Park James McDermott
1991 Kilkenny 1-20 (23) Laois 0-4 (4) Croke Park Dan O'Neill
1992 Kilkenny 1-9 (12) Wexford 0-11 (11) Croke Park
1993 Kilkenny 4-14 (26) Dublin 0-11 (11) Croke Park Shane Doyle
1994 Kilkenny 2-13 (19) Offaly 3-6 (15) Croke Park
1995 Kilkenny 4-16 (28) Offaly 2-6 (12) Croke Park
1996 Kilkenny 1-16 (19) Dublin 1-11 (14) Croke Park Michael Hoyne
1997 Kilkenny 3-16 (25) Offaly 1-10 (13) Croke Park Michael Hoyne
1998
(R)
Kilkenny 1-11 (14)
2-15 (21)
Wexford 1-11 (14)
0-6 (6)
Croke Park
Dr. Cullen Park
Paul Shefflin
1999
(R)
Kilkenny 0-13 (13)
2-13 (19)
Wexford 0-13 (13)
1-11 (14)
Croke Park
Dr. Cullen Park
2000 Offaly 0-13 (13) Dublin 0-8 (8) Croke Park
2001 Kilkenny 3-16 (25) Wexford 1-9 (12) Croke Park
2002 Kilkenny 2-15 (21) Wexford 2-8 (14) Croke Park Michael Rice
2003 Kilkenny 0-18 (18) Offaly 0-13 (13) Croke Park Richie Power
2004[3] Kilkenny 1-15 (18) Dublin 1-4 (7) Croke Park Matthew Ruth
2005 Dublin 0-17 (17) Wexford 0-12 (12) Croke Park John McCaffrey
2006 Kilkenny 4-22 (34) Carlow 1-5 (8) Croke Park Colin McGrath
2007 Dublin 2-14 (20) Kilkenny 1-10 (13) Croke Park Barry O'Rouke
2008 Kilkenny 1-19 (23) Wexford 0-12 (12) Croke Park Thomas Breen
2009 Kilkenny 1-19 (22) Wexford 0-11 (11) Croke Park Canice Maher
2010 Kilkenny 1-20 (23) Dublin 0-10 (10) Croke Park Cillian Buckley
2011 Dublin 1-14 (17) Kilkenny 1-11 (14) Croke Park Chris Crummey
2012 [4] Dublin 2-15 (21) Wexford 1-14 (17) Croke Park
2013[5] Kilkenny 1-18 (21) Laois 0-8 (8) Croke Park
2014[6] Kilkenny 2-19 (25) Dublin 2-10 (16) Croke Park
2015[7] Kilkenny 1-17 (20) Dublin 1-15 (18) Croke Park
2016 [8] Dublin 2-12 (18) Wexford 0-12 (12) Croke Park
  1. Kilkenny were disqualified from the championship due to their registration not being in order.
  2. Laois were awarded the title following an objection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leinster GAA website". Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cups and trophies". GAA website. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Business as usual for Kilkenny". Irish Examiner. 5 July 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Clinical Winters strike helps Dublin secure crowning glory". Irish Independent. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Leinster MHC final: Ten out of ten for Murphy". Hogan Stand. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hoban delights in revenge after seeing players 'ridiculed' within own county". Irish Examiner. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Proud Hoban hails bench as Cats finish with a flourish". Irish Examiner. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Dublin minors strike with deadly late barrage". Irish Examiner. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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