1937 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
The 1937 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 51st staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 16 May 1937 and ended on 5 September 1937.
|Dates||16 May – 5 September 1937|
|Winning team||Tipperary (12th win)|
|No. matches played||13|
|Goals total||94 (7.2 per game)|
|Points total||112 (8.6 per game))|
|Top Scorer||Paddy McMahon (6–0)|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was run on a provincial basis as usual. All games were played on a knockout basis whereby once a team lost they were eliminated from the championship. The format for the All-Ireland series of games ran as follows:
- The winners of the Munster Championship advanced directly to the All-Ireland final.
- The winners of the Leinster Championship advanced directly to a lone All-Ireland semi-final.
- Galway, a team who faced no competition in the Connacht Championship, entered the championship at the All-Ireland semi-final stage where they played the Leinster champions.
- There were no representatives from the Ulster Championship in the All-Ireland series.
|18 July 1937 Final||Kilkenny||5-3 – 2-4||Westmeath||O'Moore Park|
|M White 3-1, L Duggan 2-0, J Phelan 0-1, L Meagher 0-1.||C Boland 2-0, S Skehal 0-1, E Moynihan 0-1, T McGrath 0-1, T Morgan 0-1.|
|9 May 1937 First round||Kerry||3-02 – 9-05||Waterford||Austin Stack Park, Tralee|
|Greene 3-2, D Goode 3-1, W Barron 1-0, Halloran 1-0.||Referee: W Hough (Limerick)|
|23 May 1937 First round||Limerick||5-05 – 4-01||Clare||Gaelic Grounds, Limerick|
|P McMahon 4-0, D Clohessy 1-1, J Hickey 0-1, D Given 0-2, T Ryan 0-1.||M Hennessy 1-1, P Loughnane 1-0, R Burns 1-0, M Halloran 1-0.|
|6 June 1937 Semi-final||Tipperary||4-03 – 3-05||Cork||Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles|
|D Murphy 2-0, J Coffey 1-1, P Ryan 1-1, J Cooney 0-1.||T Kelly 1-0, J Barrett 1-0, P Reid 1-0, J Lynch 0-2, F Barry 0-2, D Cogan 0-1.||Referee: W Gleeson (Limerick)|
|4 July 1937 Semi-final||Limerick||3-04 – 3-02||Waterford||Ned Hall Park, Clonmel|
|D Clohessy 2-1, J McCarthy 1-0, J Mackey 0-1, M Mackey 0-1, J Roche 0-1,||D Goode 1-0, Butler 1-0, C Moylan 1-0, J Keane 0-1, T Greaney 0-1.||Referee: J O'Keeffe (Tipperary)|
|25 July 1937 Final||Tipperary||6-03 – 4-03||Limerick||Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork|
|P Ryan 2-1, T Doyle 1-1, T Treacy 1-0, AN Other 1-0, J Coffey 1-0, B O'Donnell 0-1.||D Clohessy 2-0, M Mackey 1-1, P McMahon 1-0, T Ryan 0-1, J Mackey 0-1,||Attendance: 30,235|
- Westmeath arguably enjoy their best ever season of championship hurling. Three successive victories allowed them to qualify for their very first, and to date their only, Leinster decider.
- That All-Ireland final was the first to be played outside of Croke Park and, indeed, Dublin for thirty years. A builders' strike delayed the construction of the Cusack Stand in Croke Park meaning an alternative venue had to be found and the new FitzGerald Stadium in Killarney was chosen.
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