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.

1937 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates16 May – 5 September 1937
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamTipperary (12th win)
CaptainJimmy Lanigan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamKilkenny
CaptainJack Duggan
Provincial champions
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played13
Goals total94 (7.2 per game)
Points total112 (8.6 per game))
Top ScorerPaddy McMahon (6–0)
All-Star TeamSee here

Limerick entered the championship as defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial stages. Tipperary won the title following a 3–11 to 0–3 victory over Kilkenny in the final.[1]


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.


Leinster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

16 May 1937 First roundWestmeath4-2 – 1-7MeathCusack Park
23 May 1937 First roundWexford2-8 – 6-2OffalyNowlan Park
6 June 1937 Quarter-finalWestmeath5-3 – 2-3OffalyCusack Park
20 June 1937 Semi-finalWestmeath7-7 – 5-3LaoisCusack Park
27 June 1937 Semi-finalKilkenny5-5 – 3-4DublinO'Connor Park

Munster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

First round



All-Ireland Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

8 August 1937 Semi-finalKilkenny0-8 – 0-6GalwaySt. Brendan's Park

Championship statisticsEdit


  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]


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

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ Flanagan, Paddy (5 May 2009). "Paddy Flanagan recalls some of the highlights". Westmeath Examiner. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Jason (7 September 2007). "The day Killarney hosted the All-Ireland hurling final". The Kerryman. Retrieved 8 October 2013.