Open main menu

1983 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The 1983 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 97th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The draw for the 1980 fixtures took place in September 1979. The championship began on 29 May 1983 and ended on 4 September 1983.

1983 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates29 May 1983 – 4 September 1983
Teams14
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamKilkenny (23rd win)
CaptainLiam Fennelly
ManagerPat Henderson
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamCork
CaptainJimmy Barry-Murphy
ManagerJohnny Clifford
Provincial champions
MunsterCork
LeinsterKilkenny
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played14
Top ScorerColours of Kilkenny.svg Billy Fitzpatrick (1-24)
Player of the YearColours of Kilkenny.svg Frank Cummins
All-Star TeamSee here
1982
1984

Kilkenny were the defending champions.

On 4 September 1983, Kilkenny won the championship following a 2-14 to 2-12 defeat of Cork in the All-Ireland final. This was their 23rd All-Ireland title and their second in succession.

Kilkenny's Billy Fitzpatrick was the championship's top scorer with 1-24. Kilkenny's Frank Cummins was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

FormatEdit

The provincial championships in Munster and Leinster were all played on a knock-out basis as usual. In keeping with the rotation system for advancement to the All-Ireland final, the Leinster champions automatically qualified for the final of 1983. Galway, having no competition in the Connacht Championship, played the winners of a preliminary game between Kerry and Antrim. The winners of this quarter-final went on to play the Munster champions in a single All-Ireland semi-final.

FixturesEdit

Leinster Senior Hurling championshipEdit

Wexford7–18 – 1–13Westmeath
J. Quigley (2–3), T. Doran (2–1), J. Murphy (1–4), J. Walker (1–3), P. Courtney (0–4), G. O'Connell (1–0), J. Holohan (0–2), M. Jacob (0–1). M. Ryan (0–5), M. Kilcoyne (1–0), M. Cosgrave (0–2), G. Jackson (0–2), J. J. Lynch (0–1), J. Fitzsimons (0–1), J. Kilcoyne (0–1), P. Curran (0–1).
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: J. Rankisn (Laois)

Dublin4–10 – 2–11Laois
J. Towell (3–3), M. Morris (1–3), P. Carton (0–2), P. Mulhare (0–1), G. Hogarty (0–1). M. Walsh (0–4), P. J. Cudd (1–0), M. Cuddy (1–0), M. Brophy (0–3), J. Bohane (0–2), E. Fennelly (0–1), P. Critchley (0–1).
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: P. Long (Kilkenny)

Offaly1–20 – 0–11Dublin
J. Flaherty (1–3), M. Corrigan (0–5), P. Carroll (0–5), G. Coughlan (0–3), P. Delaney (0–2), P. Horan (0–1), T. Conneely (0–1). P. Carton (0–4), J. Towell (0–3), S. Kearns (0–2), G. Hogarty (0–1), L. Walsh (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 28,521
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Kilkenny5–13 – 3–15Wexford
B. Fitzpatrick (1–9), L. Fennelly (2–1), K. Brennan (1–2), C. Heffernan (1–0), H. Ryan (0–1). S. Kinsella (2–3), J. Quigley (1–5), P. Courtney (0–2), M. Jacob (0–1), T. Doran (0–1), G. Flood (0–1), G. O'Connor (0–1), J. Murphy (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 28,521
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Kilkenny1–17 – 0–13Offaly
C. Heffernan (1–2), B. Fitzpatrick (0–5), R. Power (0–3), H. Ryan (0–3), L. Fennelly (0–1), K. Brennan (0–1), G. Henderson (0–1), G. Fennelly (0–1). P. Horan (0–5), M. Corrigan (0–3), J. Falherty (0–1), P. Corrigan (0–1), P. Delaney (0–1), J. Kelly (0–1), P. Carroll (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 35,707
Referee: N. O'Donoghue (Dublin)

Munster Senior Hurling championshipEdit

Tipperary2–11 – 1–11Clare
J. Grogan (1–6), T. Waters (1–0), P. Dooley (0–2), N. English (0–1), L. Bergin (0–1), L. Maher (0–1). E. O'Connor (1–0), G. McInerney (0–3), C. Honan (0–3), P. Morey (0–1), S. Hehir (0–1), T. Nugent (0–1), J. Callinan (0–1), J. Shanahan (0–1).

Limerick2–14 – 3–11Cork
J. McKenna (1–3), P. Foley (0–4), J. Flanagan (1–0), M. Rea (0–2), O. O'Connor (0–2), D. FitzGerald (0–2), F. Nolan (0–1). K. Hennessy (2–0), J. Barry-Murphy (0–5), E. O'Donoghue (1–0), B. Óg Murphy (0–3), J. Meyler (0–1), J. Buckley (0–1), T. Cashman (0–1).
Attendance: 24,769
Referee: S. O'Meara (Tipperary)

Waterford4–13 – 2–15Tipperary
T. Casey (1–3), J. Greene (1–2), E. Rockett (1–1), S. Breen (1–0), P. McGrath (0–2), P. Ryan (0–2), M. Walsh (0–2), J. Hennebry (0–1). J. Grogan (0–7), T. Water (1–1), R. Callaghan (1–0), P. Fitzelle (0–2), L. Maher (0–2), P. Dooley (0–1), N. English (0–1), M. Doyle (0–1).

Cork1–14 – 1–12Limerick
B. Óg Murphy (0–6), J. Barry-Murphy (1–0), E. O'Donoghue (0–2), K. Hennessy (0–2), J. Fenton (0–1), P. Horgan (0–1), T. Cashman (0–1), J. Meyler (0–1). J. McKenna (1–1), D. FitzGerald (0–3), E. Cregan (0–2), O. O'Connor (0–2), P. Foley (0–1), M. Rea (0–1), J. Flanagan (0–1), S. Foley (0–1).
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: G. Ryan (Tipperary)

Cork3–22 – 0–12Waterford
J. Barry-Murphy (1–5), E. O'Donoghue (2–0), K. Hennessy (0–5), J. Buckley (0–3), T. Cashman (0–2), T. O'Sullivan (0–2), B. Óg Murphy (0–2), T. Mulcahy (0–1). P. McGrath (0–5), J. Hennebry (0–2), T. Casey (0–2), Michael Walsh (0–1), S. Breen (0–1), Mossie Walsh (0–1).
Attendance: 20,816
Referee: N. Duggan (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Antrim3–13 – 2–10Kerry
D. Donnelly (1–3), M. O'Connell (0–6), A. McCarry (1–1), B. Donnelly (1–0), D. McNaughton (0–2), T. McNaughton (0–1). J. Hennessy (1–5), F. O'Donovan (1–2), C. Walsh (0–2), T. Canty (0–1).
O'Toole Park, Dublin
Referee: C. Foley (Dublin)

Galway3–22 – 2–5Antrim
P. J. Molloy (0–10), I. Clarke (0–5), A. Staunton (0–5), Joe Connolly (1–1), M. Connolly (1–0), B. Forde (1–0), S. Mahon (0–1). D. Donnelly (1–0), B. Laverty (1–0), D. McNaughton (0–3), G. Cunningham (0–1).
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Cork5–14 – 1–16Galway
B. Óg Murphy (1–7), T. Mulcahy (2–0), J. Barry-Murphy (1–2), E. O'Donoghue (1–1), K. Hennessy (0–1), J. Buckley (0–1), T. Cashman (0–1), J. Fenton (0–1). P. J. Molloy (0–7), N. Lane (1–1), M. Connolly (0–2), A. Staunton (0–2), B. Forde (0–1), F. Burke (0–1), C. Hayes (0–1), S. Linnane (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 22,789
Referee: N. O'Donoghue (Dublin)

Kilkenny2–14 – 2–12Cork
B. Fitzpatrick (0–10), R. Power (1–0), L. Fennelly (1–0), G. Henderson (0–2), C. Heffernan (0–1), H. Ryan (0–1). B. Óg Murphy (0–5), S. O'Leary (1–0), T. Mulcahy (1–0), J. Buckley (0–3), K. Hennessy (0–2), E. O'Donoghue (0–1), F. Collins (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 58,381
Referee: N. Duggan (Limerick)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kilkenny
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cork

Championship statisticsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Tipperary's victory over Clare in the Munster quarter-final was the team's first in the provincial championship since 1973.
  • The attendance of 20,816 at the Munster final was the lowest at the provincial decider since 1972.
  • In the All-Ireland final two Kilkenny players achieved rare distinctions. Goalkeeper Noel Skehan won a record-breaking ninth All-Ireland medal, however, his first three were won as non-playing substitutes. Midfielder Frank Cummins won his seventh All-Ireland medal on the field of play, equalling the record of four other Kilkenny players from the early part of the century. It was his eighth winners' medal overall as he won a non-playing substitutes' medal in 1967. Cummins also joined a unique group of players who won All-Ireland medals in three different decades.

Top scorersEdit

SeasonEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Billy Fitzpatrick Kilkenny 1–24 27 3 9.00
2 Bertie Óg Murphy Cork 1–23 26 5 5.20
3 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 3–12 21 5 4.20
4 John Quigley Wexford 3–8 17 2 8.50
P. J. Molloy Galway 0-17 17 2 8.50
6 Éamonn O'Donoghue Cork 4-4 16 5 3.20
Kevin Hennessy Cork 2-10 16 5 3.20
John Grogan Tipperary 1-13 16 2 8.00
9 Joe Towell Dublin 3–6 15 2 7.50
10 Liam Fennelly Kilkenny 3-2 11 3 3.66

Single gameEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Joe Towell Dublin 3–3 12 Laois
Billy Fitzpatrick Kilkenny 1–9 12 Wexford
3 Bertie Óg Murphy Cork 1–7 10 Galway
P. J. Molloy Galway 0–10 10 Antrim
Billy Fitzpatrick Kilkenny 0–10 10 Cork
6 John Quigley Wexford 2–3 9 Westmeath
Seán Kinsella Wexford 2–3 9 Kilkenny
John Grogan Tipperary 1–6 9 Clare
9 John Quigley Wexford 1–5 8 Kilkenny
Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 1–5 8 Waterford
Joe Hennessy Kerry 1–5 8 Antrim

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit