1977–78 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

The 1977–78 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship was the eighth season of the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier club hurling tournament. The All-Ireland series began on 5 February 1978 and ended on 27 March 1978.

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship 1977–78
Championship Details
Dates1977 – 27 March 1978
All Ireland Champions
WinnersSt. Finbarr's (2nd win)
CaptainDenis Burns
All Ireland Runners-up
Runners-upRathnure
Provincial Champions
MunsterSt. Finbarr's
LeinsterRathnure
UlsterO'Donovan Rossa
ConnachtFour Roads

Glen Rovers were the defending champions, however, they failed to qualify. St. Finbarr's won the title after defeating Rathnure by 2-7 to 0-9 in the final.[1]

ResultsEdit

Connacht Senior Club Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

9 October 1977 Quarter-final Tubbercurry 0-06 - 1-01 Craobh Rua Kilcoyne Park, Tubbercurry
6 November 1977 Quarter-final Four Roads 3-05 - 0-02 Ballinrobe Athleague

Semi-final

20 November 1977 Semi-final Tubbercurry 0-01 - 3-04 Four Roads Kilcoyne Park, Tubbercurry

Final

5 February 1978 Final Four Roads w/o - susp. Kiltormer Athleague

Leinster Senior Club Hurling ChampionshipEdit

First round

22 October 1977 First round Carlow Town 3-08 - 5-13 Éire Óg Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
T Walsh 2-1, R Moore 1-2, M Power 0-4, J Delaney 0-1. P Dunny 2-6, P Campbell 1-2, G Power 1-2, J Murphy 1-1, J Winders 0-1, M Lynch 0-1. Referee: J Rankins (Laois)
6 November 1977 First round Wolfe Tones 1-00 - 11-20 O'Tooles Drogheda Park, Drogheda
Referee: T Murtagh
13 November 1977 First round Arklow Rock Parnells 4-06 - 1-07 Kilmessan Aughrim County Ground, Aughrim
J Reilly 1-2, W Reilly 1-1, A Byrne 1-1, K Mellon 1-0, T Byrne 0-1, H Kavanagh 0-1. C Maguire 0-4, J Walsh 1-0, G Higgins 0-1, E O'Neill 0-1, C Kildillon 0-1.


Quarter-finals

6 November 1977 Quarter-final Coolderry 1-15 - 1-07 Brownstown St. Brendan's Park, Birr
P Moloughney 0-8, M Kennedy 1-2, P Carroll 0-2, O Kennedy 0-1, M King 0-1, C Loughnane 0-1. C Shaw 1-1, P Shaw 0-3, T Kelly 0-1, N Fitzsimons 0-1, T Carr 0-1.
13 November 1977 Quarter-final Éire Óg 0-03 - 2-12 Camross Geraldine Park, Athy
P Connolly 0-2, G Power 0-1. F Keenan 1-3, M Cuddy 1-2, S Cuddy 0-3, PJ Cuddy 0-2, S Bergin 0-1, M Cuddy 0-1.
20 November 1977 Quarter-final Arklow Rock Parnells 1-02 - 0-12 Rathnure Pearse Park, Arklow
J Byrne 1-0, G Byrne 0-1, B Reilly 0-1. D O'Connor 0-6, P Quigley 0-2, P Flynn 0-2, D Quigley 0-1, M Quigley 0-1.
27 November 1977 Quarter-final O'Tooles 0-08 - 2-08 The Fenians Croke Park, Dublin
J Wallace 0-4, F Murphy 0-2, P Murphy 0-1, P Browne 0-1. J Moriarty 1-2, M Garrett 1-0, G Henderson 0-2, B Fitzpatrick 0-2, J Ryan 0-1, P Delaney 0-1. Referee: G Delaney (Wicklow)

Semi-finals

4 December 1977 Semi-final Camross 1-05 - 1-09 Rathnure Geraldine Park, Athy
S Cuddy 0-5, F Keenan 1-0. D O'Connor 0-5, M Quigley 1-0, J Quigley 0-2, P Flynn 0-1, D Quigley 0-1.
11 December 1977 Semi-final The Fenians 3-06 - 1-05 Coolderry Kelly Dally Park, Rathdowney
P Delaney 2-1, W Watson 1-0, B Fitzpatrick 0-2, J Moriarty 0-2, M Garrett 0-1. M Teehan 1-0, P Moloughney 0-3, O Kennedy 0-1, C Loughnane 0-1.

Final

5 March 1978 Final Rathnure 0-16 - 1-10 The Fenians Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
D Quigley 0-4, M Quigley 0-3, J Murphy 0-3, J Conran 0-2, J Holohan 0-2, P Flynn 0-1, D O'Connor 0-1. B Fitzpatrick 0-7, P Delaney 1-0, M Garrett 0-1, G Henderson 0-1, B Watson 0-1.

Munster Senior Club Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

23 October 1977 Quarter-final Portlaw 3-09 - 5-07 St. Finbarr's Páirc de Hindenburg, Portlaw
T Cheasty 1-1, J Whelan 1-0, M Regan 1-0, P Kelly 0-3, H Maher 0-3, M Hickey 0-1, K Brophy 0-1. J Barry-Murphy 4-1, B Wiley 1-1, É Fitzpatrick 0-2, C McCarthy 0-1, G McCarthy 0-1, C Ryan 0-1.
4 December 1977 Quarter-final Patrickswell 2-07 - 3-05 Kilruane MacDonagh's Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
J Lynch 1-3, D Punch 1-0, R Bennis 0-2, L Foley 0-2. S O'Meara 1-3, S Hennessy 1-1, J Williams 1-0, G Williams 0-1. Referee: J Woods (Clare)

Semi-finals

13 November 1977 Semi-final St. Finbarr's 3-11 - 1-04 Ballyduff Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
É Fitzpatrick 2-2, C McCarthy 1-4, B Wiley 0-2, J Allen 0-1, C Ryan 0-1, M Kennedy 0-1, J O'Shea 0-1. M Hennessy 1-0, J O'Grady 0-3, J Bunyan 0-1.
11 December 1977 Semi-final Kilruane MacDonagh's 0-08 - 1-07 Sixmilebridge MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan
S Hennessy 0-2, J Williams 0-2, S O'Meara 0-2, G Williams 0-1, J Reddin 0-1. M White 1-0, P Morey 0-3, N Casey 0-2, P Chaplin 0-1, L Quinlan 0-1.

Finals

18 December 1977 Final Sixmilebridge 3-05 - 3-05 St. Finbarr's Dr. Daly Park, Tulla
N Casey 1-1, S Stack 1-1, M White 1-0, L Quinlan 0-2, P Morey 0-1. C McCarthy 2-02, C Ryan 1-0, J Allen 0-2, J O'Shea 0-1. Referee: S O'Meara (Tipperary)
22 January 1978 Final replay St. Finbarr's 2-08 - 0-06 Sixmilebridge Seán Treacy Park, Tipperary
J Allen 1-1, É Fitzpatrick 1-0, G McCarthy 0-3, B Wiley 0-1, J Barry-Murphy 0-1, C Ryan 0-1, J Fleming 0-1. F Quilligan 0-3, P Morey 0-2, N Casey 0-1. Referee: S O'Meara (Tipperary)

Ulster Senior Club Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Final

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-final

5 February 1978 Quarter-final O'Donovan Rossa 2-11 - 1-09 St. Gabriel's Corrigan Park, Belfast
A Hamill 1-10.

Semi-final

26 March 1978 Semi-final Rathnure 2-20 - 2-08 Four Roads Wexford Park, Wexford
M Quigley 1-4, P Flynn 1-2, J Holohan 0-4, D Quigley 0-4, L Byrne 0-3, T O'Connor 0-1, S Murphy 0-1, P Quigley 0-1. F Kelly 0-4, M Gately 1-0, B McDonald 1-0, F Mitchell 0-2, B Tansey 0-2. Referee: M Slattery (Clare)
26 March 1978 Semi-final St. Finbarr's 6-12 - 1-16 O'Donovan Rossa Neenan Park, Togher
É Fitzpatrick 2-2, B Meade 1-2, J Barry-Murphy 1-1, J O'Shea 1-0, J Allen 1-0, G McCarthy 0-2, C McCarthy 0-2, C Roche 0-1, M Kennedy 0-1, T Butler 0-1. R Galway 0-7, L Hamill 1-2, P Armstrong 0-3, B Quinn 0-1, L Fagan 0-1, B Gormely 0-1, J O'Neill 0-1.

Final

27 March 1978 Final St. Finbarr's 2-07 - 0-09 Rathnure Semple Stadium, Thurles
C McCarthy 0-4, É Fitzpatrick 1-0, J Barry-Murphy 1-0, B Wiley 0-2, B Meade 0-1. J Holohan 0-3, J Murphy 0-2, D Quigley 0-2, M Quigley 0-1, J Quigley 0-1.

StatisticsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allen, John (14 March 2014). "Patrick's Day will see country's best clubs playing for town, village and posterity". Irish Times. Retrieved 24 July 2015.