2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 130th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 23 April 2017 and ended on 3 September 2017. The draw for the championship was held on 13 October 2016 and was broadcast live on RTÉ2.[1]

2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates23 April 2017 — 3 September 2017
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamGalway (5th win)
CaptainDavid Burke
ManagerMicheál Donoghue
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamWaterford
CaptainKevin Moran
ManagerDerek McGrath
Provincial champions
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played28
Goals total84 (3.0 per game)
Points total1122 (40.0 per game)
Top ScorerColours of Waterford.svg Pauric Mahony (0-50)
Player of the YearColours of Galway.svg Joe Canning
All-Star TeamSee here
Pre-match parade at the Cork–Waterford All-Ireland semi-final (13 August 2017).

Tipperary, the 2016 champions, were defeated by Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.[2] Meath fielded a team in the championship for the first time since 2004.

On 3 September 2017 Galway won the championship following a 0–26 to 2–17 defeat of Waterford in the All-Ireland final.[3] This was their fifth All-Ireland title and their first in 29 championship seasons.[4]


The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was a double-elimination tournament based on the Leinster and Munster provincial championships and the Christy Ring Cup. Fifteen teams took part.[5]

The 2017 championship was the last to feature mostly knock-out Leinster and Munster championships. On 30 September 2017, the Special Congress held at Croke Park voted by 62% to restructure the Leinster and Munster championships as two provincial groups of five teams who compete on a round-robin basis.[6]

Leinster and Munster Championship FormatsEdit

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Seven of the twelve Leinster counties compete. Galway and Kerry, though not in Leinster, also participate. The competition begins with a qualifier group consisting of the four weakest teams. Two teams from the qualifier group progress and the remainder of the competition is knock-out. Most of the beaten teams enter the All-Ireland qualifiers – the two bottom teams in the Leinster qualifier group do not.

In 2017 the bottom team in the Leinster qualifier group will be relegated to next year's Christy Ring Cup (2nd tier). Their place in next year's Leinster qualifier group will be taken by the winner of 2017's Christy Ring Cup.

Meath qualified for this year's Leinster Championship by winning the 2016 Christy Ring Cup.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Five of the six Munster counties compete. Kerry participates in The Leinster Hurling Championship (see above). The competition has a knock-out format. All of the beaten teams enter the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Qualifiers FormatEdit

The eight teams beaten in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Leinster and Munster Hurling Championships enter the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers. The GAA congress held in February 2017 voted to allow the winners of the 2017 Christy Ring cup to enter the 2017 qualifiers in a new preliminary round. The qualifiers are knock-out and eventually result in two teams who progress to the two All-Ireland quarter-finals.

All-Ireland FormatEdit

The beaten finalists in the Leinster and Munster championships play the two winning teams from round two of the qualifiers in the two All-Ireland quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, the Leinster and Munster champions play the winners of the two quarter finals. The final normally takes place on the first Sunday in September.

Non-participating Provincial ChampionshipsEdit

Connacht and Ulster teams can compete in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (tier 1) by gaining promotion through the tiers of hurling – the Christy Ring Cup (tier 2), the Nicky Rackard Cup (tier 3) and the Lory Meagher Cup (tier 4).

Connacht Senior Hurling Championship

This competition is no longer organised. Galway represent Connacht and participate in the Leinster Championship.

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship

Although this competition takes place, it is not part of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Currently no Ulster teams qualify to play in this year's Leinster championship which means that winning the Christy Ring cup is their only route into this year's All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.



Level on Pyramid Competition Champions Runners Up
Tier 1 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship   Galway   Waterford
2017 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship   Galway   Wexford
2017 Munster Senior Hurling Championship   Cork   Clare
2017 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship   Antrim   Armagh
Tier 2 2017 Christy Ring Cup   Carlow   Antrim
2017 Ulster Senior Hurling Shield   Derry   Tyrone
Tier 3 2017 Nicky Rackard Cup   Derry   Armagh
Tier 4 2017 Lory Meagher Cup   Warwickshire   Leitrim

Leinster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Leinster FormatEdit

Nine counties compete - seven from Leinster plus Galway and Kerry. Last year's Leinster champions receive a bye into the semi-final. The championship begins with a qualifier group involving the four weakest teams. The group winners and runners-up join four of the five strongest teams in the three Leinster quarter finals as the competition continues in a knock-out format. Two semi-finals and a final follow.

Leinster Qualifier GroupEdit

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
1   Laois 3 3 0 0 6-69 7-45 21 6
2   Westmeath 3 1 0 2 5-45 1-62 -3 2
3   Kerry 3 1 0 2 5-52 7-53 -7 2
4   Meath 3 1 0 2 5-52 6-60 -11 2
Green background (rows 1 and 2) are the teams that earn a place in the quarter-finals of this year's Leinster Championship.

Red background (row 4) are relegated and play in the Christy Ring Cup next year. The winners of this year's Christy Ring Cup are promoted in their place to the qualifier group of next year's Leinster Championship.

As Westmeath, Kerry and Meath all finished on two group points, they are ranked according to score difference.

Round 1
Meath  3-20 – 2-17  Kerry
S Clynch (0-7, 6fs), S Quigley (1-3, 1-0 sideline), K Keena (1-0), C McCabe (1-0), A Gannon (0-3), M O’Sullivan (0-2), D Kelly (0-1), K Keoghan (0-1); A Forde (0-1), G McGowan (0-1), N Heffernan (0-1). Report S Nolan (1-9, 0-6fs), M Boyle (1-1), M O'Leary (0-2), M O'Connor (0-1), B Murphy (0-1), J Conway (0-1), P Lucid (0-1), J Goulding (0-1).
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
Round 1
Laois  1-23 – 2-17  Westmeath
R King (0-10, 8f, 1'65), S Maher (0-4), P Whelan (1-0), A Dunphy (0-3), C Dwyer (0-2), P Purcell (0-1); C Taylor (0-1), W Dunphy (0-1), E Rowland (0-1). Report A Devine (0-5, 3f), R Greville (1-1), N Mitchell (0-4); E Price (1-0), P Greville (0-2, 1f), D McNicholas (0-1), G Greville (0-1), C Boyle (0-1); S McGovern (0-1), J Galvin (0-1).
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

Round 2
Westmeath  2-12 – 0-20  Kerry
A Devine (0-08, 0-06 frees, 0-01 ’65), K Doyle (1-02, 1-00 pen, 0-01 free, 0-01 ’65), N Mitchell (1-00), R Greville (0-02). Report S Nolan (0-07, 0-01 ’65, 0-04 frees), M Boyle (0-04), P Boyle (0-03), J Conway (0-02), M O’Leary (0-01), J Goulding (0-01), P O’Connor (0-01); J O’Connor (0-01).
Referee: P O’Dwyer (Carlow)
Round 2
Meath  2-13 – 3-25  Laois
S Clynch (0-06, 0-04f, 0-01 '65), N Heffernan (1-01), J Keena (1-00); S Brennan (0-01), K Keoghan (0-01), S Quigley (0-01), A Forde (0-01), M O'Sullivan (0-01), A Gannon (0-01). Report P Purcell (3-06); R King (0-11, 0-06f, 0-01 65), N Foyle (0-02), A Corby (0-02), S Downey (0-01), W Dunphy (0-01), B Conroy (0-01), A Dunphy (0-01).
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)

Round 3
Westmeath  1-18 – 0-19  Meath
A Devine (0-09, 0-06 frees), K Doyle (1-03), R Greville (0-02), A Clarke (0-02), D McNicholas (0-01), C Boyle (0-01). Report S Clynch (0-05, 0-03 frees), A Gannon (0-04), D Kelly (0-02, 0-01 free), K Keoghan (0-02); J Kelly (0-02), G McGowan (0-01), S Quigley (0-02 frees), M O’Sullivan (0-01).
Round 3
Kerry  3-15 – 2-21  Laois
S Nolan 2-6 (0-4 frees, 0-1 65), M Boyle 1-2 (frees), J O'Connor, J Buckley, M Boyle, J Conway, J Griffin, P Lucid, B Murphy 0-1 each. Report R King 0-13 (0-11 frees, 0-1 65), P Purcell 1-2, N Foyle 1-0, S Bergin, M Kavanagh, A Corby, S Maher, A Dunphy, S Downey 0-1 each.
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)

Leinster Knockout StageEdit

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
  Wexford 1-20
  Kilkenny 3-11
  Laois 1-17
  Wexford 3-25
  Wexford 1-17
  Galway 0-29
  Westmeath 1-20
  Offaly 4-15
  Offaly 1-11
  Galway 0-33
  Galway 2-28
  Dublin 1-17

Last year's Leinster champions receive a bye into the semi-finals. The remaining six teams (four seeded teams plus the qualifier group winners and runners-up) play in three quarter-finals. An informal system of promotion or relegation operates in this round; if a team from the qualifier group wins their quarter-final, they will be seeded in next year's Leinster championship and the beaten seeded team will compete in next year's Leinster qualifier group.

Leinster Quarter-Finals

Westmeath  1-20 – 4-15  Offaly
A Devine 0-10 (0-8f, 1 '65), K Doyle 1-2, J Boyle 0-3, N O'Brien 0-2 (1 sl), A Clarke, R Greville, D Egerton 0-1 each. Report S Dooley 3-8 (1-0 pen, 0-5f), E Nolan 1-1, O Kelly 0-2, D Shortt, P Guinan, J Bergin, L Langton 0-1 each
Attendance: 3,105
Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny)
Laois  1-17 – 3-25  Wexford
R King 0-7 (5f), P Purcell 1-1, A Dunphy 0-2, C Collier, C Dwyer, S Downey, J Lennon, W Dunphy, S Maher & C Taylor 0-1 each. Report C McDonald 0-9 (0-4f, 1 '65), H Kehoe 1-2, P Morris 0-5, A Nolan 1-1, J Guiney 1-0, L Chin 0-3 (0-1f), J O’Connor 0-2, S Murphy, D O’Keeffe & D Redmond 0-1 each.
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)
Quarter Final
Galway  2-28 – 1-17  Dublin
J Canning 0-9 (0-5f), C Cooney 1-3, C Whelan 0-5, J Flynn 1-2, D Burke 0-3, N Burke 0-2, J Cooney, C Mannion, T Monaghan, É Burke 0-1 each. Report D Treacy 0-5 (0-4f), B Quinn 1-0, D Burke 0-3 (0-2f), C Crummey, É Dillon, J Hetherton (0-1f) 0-2 each, S Barrett, R McBride, F Whitely 0-1 each.
Attendance: 14,291
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Leinster Semi-FinalsEdit

Last year's Leinster champions receive a bye into the semi-finals. They are joined by the winners of the three quarter-finals.

Wexford  1-20 – 3-11  Kilkenny
L Chin 0-6 (0-3f, 0-2 65), C McDonald 0-5 (0-4f), P Morris 0-3, D Redmond 1-0, M O’Hanlon, D O’Keeffe, L Ryan, J O’Connor and S Tomkins 0-1 each. Report TJ Reid 2-7 (2-0 pen, 0-6f, 0-1 65), C Fennelly 1-0, L Ryan 0-2, W Walsh and P Deegan 0-1 each.
Attendance: 18,467
Referee: F Horan (Tipperary)
Offaly  1-11 – 0-33  Galway
S Dooley 0-9 (0-6f, 0-1 65), O Kelly 1-0, E Nolan 0-1, L Langton 0-1. Report J Canning 0-7 (0-6f), C Whelan 0-7, N Burke 0-5, S Maloney 0-4, A Harte 0-3, P Mannion 0-2, C Mannion 0-2, J Coen 0-2, C Cooney 0-1.
Attendance: 6,292
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

Leinster FinalEdit

Wexford  1-17 – 0-29  Galway
D O’Keeffe 1-1, C McDonald 0-6 (0-3f), L Chin 0-4 (0-2f, 0-1 65), P Morris and M O’Hanlon 0-2 each, W Devereux, J O’Connor and C Dunbar 0-1 each. Report J Canning 0-10 (0-8f, 0-1 65, 0-1 sideline), C Cooney 0-8 (0-1f), J Cooney 0-5, N Burke 0-2, D Burke, P Mannion, T Monaghan and S Maloney 0-1 each.
Attendance: 60,032
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

Munster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Munster FormatEdit

Five of the six Munster counties participate. Kerry compete in the qualifier group of the Leinster championship. The competition is entirely knock-out.

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
  Limerick 2-16
  Clare 3-17
  Clare 1-20
  Cork 1-25
  Waterford 1-15
  Tipperary 1-26   Cork 0-23
  Cork 2-27

Munster Quarter-FinalEdit

Tipperary  1-26 – 2-27  Cork
M Breen, S Callanan (4f) 0-6 each, J McGrath 1-1, D McCormack, N McGrath 0-3 each, J O'Dwyer (1s/l), B Maher 0-2 each, P Maher, N O'Meara, S Curran 0-1 each. Report C Lehane (0-4f, 1'65) 0-10, S Kingston 1-4, P Horgan 0-4, M Cahalane 1-0, A Cadogan, L Meade 0-3 each, S Harnedy 0-2, L O'Farrell 0-1.
Attendance: 30,103
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

Munster Semi-FinalsEdit

Limerick  2-16 – 3-17  Clare
S Dowling 0-7 (0-7f), D Dempsey, K Hayes 1-1 each, P Browne (0-1 sideline), C Lynch 0-2 each, P Casey, P Ryan, B Nash 0-1 each. Report S O’Donnell 2-2, C McGrath 1-3, D Reidy 0-5 (0-5f), J Conlon 0-2, C Cleary, I Galvin, J McCarthy, C Galvin 0-1 each.
Attendance: 19,168
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)
Waterford  1-15 – 0-23  Cork
Pauric Mahony 0-5 (0-1f), M Shanahan 1-1 (0-1f), S Bennett, A Gleeson, J Barron 0-2 each, B O’Halloran, S Bennett, K Moran 0-1 each. Report P Horgan 0-10 (0-7f, 0-1 ’65), C Lehane 0-4, S Harnedy 0-2, M Ellis, M Coleman (0-1 sideline), B Cooper, D Fitzgibbon, A Cadogan, M Cahalane, L O’Farrell 0-1 each.
Attendance: 33,163
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Munster FinalEdit

Clare  1-20 – 1-25  Cork
T Kelly 0-10 (0-6f, 0-1pen), C McGrath 1-1, J Conlon 0-2, P Collins, A Cunningham, C Galvin, J McCarthy, D McInerney, S Morey and A Shanagher 0-1 each. Report P Horgan 0-13 (0-10f), A Cadogan 1-4, M Coleman (0-1 sideline) and S Harnedy 0-2 each, D Fitzgibbon, S Kingston, C Lehane and L Meade 0-1 each.
Attendance: 45,558
Referee: F Horan (Tipperary)

All-Ireland QualifiersEdit

Qualifiers Overall FormatEdit

A total of nine teams enter the qualifiers – five of the seven teams eliminated in Leinster before the final (three losing quarter-finalists and two losing semi-finalists), all three teams knocked-out in Munster before the final and the winners of 2017's Christy Ring Cup.

The fixtures are decided by draws which are detailed in the sections below. All qualifier matches are knock-out and eventually result in two teams who progress to the two All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Qualifiers preliminary roundEdit

Qualifiers Preliminary Round FormatEdit

The GAA congress held in Feb 2017 voted to allow the winners of the 2017 Christy Ring cup to enter the 2017 qualifiers in a new preliminary round. The Christy Ring cup winners play the losers of one of the three Leinster quarter finals.[7]

Qualifiers Preliminary MatchEdit

Preliminary Match
Laois  2-14 – 1-16  Carlow
S Downey & N Foyle 1-1 each, S Maher 0-3 (2f), E Rowland (2f), P Purcell & C Healy 0-2 each, R King (f), M Kavanagh & C Taylor 0-1 each. Report M Kavanagh 1-2, C Nolan 0-4 (2f), P Coady 0-3 (1f), D Murphy (2f) & D Byrne 0-2 each, JM Nolan, J Doyle & E Byrne 0-1 each.
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

Qualifiers Round 1Edit

Qualifiers Round 1 FormatEdit

After the qualifiers preliminary round, the eight remaining qualifier teams play in four matches. A draw is made such that the three Munster teams are paired with three teams beaten in the Leinster championship. Teams who have already met in the Leinster championship cannot be drawn to meet again if such a pairing can be avoided. The draw was made on the morning of the 26 June.[8]

Qualifiers Round 1 MatchesEdit

Round 1
Offaly  0-14 – 1-35  Waterford
S Dooley (0-5, 0-5); J Bergin (0-3, 0-2 frees); S Kinsella, B Conneely, E Nolan, O Kelly, J Mulrooney, P Guinan (0-1 each). Report Pauric Mahony (0-11, 0-7 frees, 0-1 ’65); A Gleeson (0-6); P Curran (0-4, 0-2 frees, 0-1 ’65); Shane Bennett (1-0); K Moran, D Fives, J Barron, M Shanahan, C Dunford (0-2 each); J Dillon, T De Burca, T Ryan, M Walsh (0-1 each).
Attendance: 4,159
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
Round 1
Tipperary  2-18 – 0-15  Westmeath
J O’Dwyer 1-3 (0-1f), S Callanan 0-5 (4f, 1 65), J McGrath 1-1, N McGrath, N O’Meara & J Forde 0-2 each, R Maher, B Maher & P Maher 0-1 each. Report A Devine 0-6 (4f), P Greville (1f) & K Doyle 0-2 each, A Clarke, R Greville, D McNicholas, N O’Brien & C Boyle 0-1 each.
Attendance: 6,893
Referee: P O'Dwyer (Carlow)
Round 1
Dublin  2-28 – 1-15  Laois
É Dillon 2-4, D Treacy 0-9 (0-6f), B Quinn and C O’Sullivan 0-3 each, D Burke, F Whitely and D O’Callaghan 0-2 each, N McMorrow, S Barrett and J Hetherton 0-1 each. Report P Purcell and M Kavanagh 0-5 each (0-2f), E Rowland 1-1 (all frees), M Whelan, C Collier, C Taylor and C Healy 0-1 each.
Attendance: 6,241
Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow)
Round 1
Kilkenny  0-20 – 0-17  Limerick
TJ Reid 0-8 (0-6f), W Walsh 0-4, P Deegan 0-3, K Kelly, L Ryan 0-2 each, C Bolger 0-1. Report S Dowling 0-8 (0-6f), P Casey 0-3, G Hegarty, K Hayes 0-2 each, P Ryan, B Nash 0-1 each.
Attendance: 15,605
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

Qualifiers Round 2Edit

Qualifiers Round 2 FormatEdit

The four winners of round 1 play in two matches. Teams who have already met in the Leinster or Munster championships cannot be drawn to meet again if such a pairing can be avoided.

Qualifiers Round 2 MatchesEdit

Round 2
Tipperary  6-26 – 1-19  Dublin
S Callanan 3-11 (0-7f), J McGrath 2-2, J O’Dwyer, J Forde 0-4 each, M Breen 1-0, S O’Brien 0-2, P Maher, B Maher, D McCormack 0-1 each. Report D Treacy 0-11 (0-8f), C O’Sullivan 1-1, L Rushe, R O’Dwyer 0-2 each, C Crummey, D O’Callaghan, R McBride 0-1 each.
Attendance: 33,181
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)
Round 2
Waterford  4-23 – 2-22
Pauric Mahony 0-6 (0-5f, 0-1 ’65), J Barron, M Shanahan (0-3f) 1-3 each, A Gleeson 0-5, Shane Bennett, M Walsh 1-0 each, T Ryan, K Moran 0-2 each, J Dillon, P Curran 0-1 each. Report TJ Reid 2-12 (0-10f, 0-1 ’65, 1-0 pen), L Ryan 0-3, R Leahy 0-2, R Hogan, E Murphy (0-1f), C Fennelly, G Aylward, K Kelly 0-1 each.
Attendance: 33,181
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit


Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
  Galway 0-22
  Clare 3-16   Tipperary 1-18
  Tipperary 0-28   Galway 0-26
  Waterford 2-17
  Cork 0-20
  Wexford 1-19   Waterford 4-19
  Waterford 1-23

All-Ireland Quarter-FinalsEdit

The beaten finalists from the Leinster and Munster championships play the winners of round 2 of the qualifiers in the two quarter-finals. Teams who have already met in the Leinster or Munster championships cannot be drawn to meet again if such a pairing can be avoided.

Quarter Final
Tipperary  0-28 – 3-16  Clare
S Callanan 0-7 (3f), J McGrath 0-6, N McGrath 0-4, J O’Dwyer 0-4 (1f), P Maher 0-2, M Breen 0-1, S Kennedy 0-1, B Maher 0-1 (f), S O’Brien 0-1, J Forde 0-1 Report T Kelly 0-6 (4f), A Cunningham 2-0, C McInerney 1-1, S O’Donnell 0-2, C McGrath 0-2, D Reidy 0-2 (2f), P Duggan 0-1, J Shanahan 0-1, C Galvin 0-1
Attendance: 28,567
Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork)
Quarter Final
Wexford  1-19 – 1-23  Waterford
J Guiney 0-06 (6f), J O’Connor 1-2, L Chinn 0-3, (2f), R O’Connor, D O’Keeffe 0-2 each, C McDonald, P Morris, E Moore, L Ryan 0-1 each Report Pauric Mahony 0-9 (0-9f), K Moran 1-3, A Gleeson 0-3 (0-1f), B O’Halloran, M Shanahan 0-2 each, C Gleeson, J Dillon, M Walsh, D Fives 0-1 each.
Attendance: 31,753
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

All-Ireland Semi-FinalsEdit

The Leinster and Munster champions play the winners of the two quarter-finals. Teams who have already met in the Leinster or Munster championships cannot be drawn to meet again if such a pairing can be avoided.

This year, as Cork had met both Tipperary and Waterford in the Munster championship, a repeat pairing could not be avoided. The draw took place on 24 July to decide the fixtures.[9]

Semi Final
Galway  0-22 – 1-18  Tipperary
J Canning 0-11 (0-6f, 0-1 '65, 0-1 sideline), C Whelan 0-4, C Cooney and J Coen 0-2 each, J Cooney, P Mannion (0-1f), C Mannion 0-1 each. Report S Callanan 0-5 (0-3f), J McGrath 1-1, J O’Dwyer and B Maher (0-2f) 0-3 each, N McGrath and P Maher 0-2 each, J Forde and S Kennedy 0-1 each.
Attendance: 68,184
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)
Semi Final
Cork  0-20 – 4-19  Waterford
P Horgan 0-12 (7f); A Cadogan, C Lehane 0-2; S Kingston, D Fitzgibbon (s/l), S Harnedy, L O’Farrell 0-1 Report Pauric Mahony 0-8 (5f), J Barron 2-1; K Moran 0-4; A Gleeson 1-2, M Walsh 1-0; D Fives, C Gleeson, B O’Halloran, M Shanahan 0-1
Attendance: 72,022
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

All-Ireland FinalEdit

Galway  0-26 – 2-17  Waterford
J Canning 0-9 (6f, 1 s/l), David Burke 0-4, C Cooney 0-3, C Mannion 0-2, N Burke 0-2, J Cooney 0-2, J Flynn 0-2, J Coen 0-1, C Whelan 0-1. Report Pauric Mahony 0-11 (7f), K Moran 1-1, K Bennett 1-0, J Barron 0-2, M Walsh 0-1, B O'Halloran 0-1, T Ryan 0-1.
Attendance: 82,300
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Championship StatisticsEdit

Top scorer overallEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Pauric Mahony Waterford 0-50 50 6 8.33
2 Joe Canning Galway 0-46 46 5 9.20
3 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 3-34 43 5 8.60
4 Ross King Laois 0-42 42 5 8.40
5 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 4-27 39 3 13.00
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-39 39 4 9.75
7 Allan Devine Westmeath 0-38 38 5 7.60
8 Patrick Purcell Laois 5-17 32 6 5.33
9 Shane Nolan Kerry 3-22 31 3 10.33
Shane Dooley Offaly 3-22 31 3 10.33

Top scorer in a single gameEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Séamus Callanan Tipperary 3-11 20 Dublin
2 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 2-12 18 Waterford
3 Shane Dooley Offaly 3-08 17 Westmeath
4 Patrick Purcell Laois 3-06 15 Meath
5 T. J. Reid Kilkenny 2-07 13 Wexford
Ross King Laois 0-13 13 Kerry
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-13 13 Clare
8 Shane Nolan Kerry 2-06 12 Laois
Shane Nolan Kerry 1-09 12 Meath
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-12 12 Waterford

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Goalkeeper County Clean sheets
1 Stephen O'Keeffe   Waterford 4
2 Paddy Moloney   Westmeath 2
3 Eoin Murphy   Kilkenny 1
Nickie Quaid   Limerick
Mark Fanning   Wexford
James Dempsey   Offaly
Andrew Fahy   Clare
Daragh Mooney   Tipperary
Darren Gleeson   Tipperary

Scoring eventsEdit

Widest winning margin: 24 points

Most goals in a match: 7

Most points in a match: 53

Most goals by one team in a match: 6

Highest aggregate score: 66

Lowest aggregate score: 37

Most goals scored by a losing team: 3


  • Wexford defeated Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship for the first time since 2004.
  • Waterford set a championship record by scoring 35 points against Offaly in their All-Ireland qualifier meeting.
  • The All-Ireland qualifier between Tipperary and Westmeath was the first championship meeting between the two teams.
  • Galway played Wexford in their first ever Leinster final meeting. The game set a new attendance record of 60,032 who saw Galway win their second Leinster senior championship.
  • Waterford defeated Kilkenny in the championship for the first time since 1959.
  • In the Munster final, Patrick Horgan scored 0–13 to overtake Christy Ring's total of 33–205 to become Cork's top scorer of all time.[10]
  • The first meeting of Galway and Waterford in the All-Ireland Hurling Final.[11]
  • The first final since 1996 not to involve one of the "Big Three" counties (Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary).[12]
  • Galway defeated Waterford for the very first time in the senior hurling championship.
  • A peak audience of 1.1 million watched Galway beat Waterford in the hurling final on RTÉ, making it the most watched programme on RTÉ in 2017 at the time.
  • For the first time, no county from Leinster reached the All-Ireland semi-final stage, with the four spots going to Cork, Galway, Tipperary and Waterford. (Galway currently play in the Leinster Championship but are geographically in Connacht.)
  • Kilkenny were eliminated in the qualifiers for the first time.

List of teamsEdit

Team Colours Main
Captain(s) Vice-captain(s) Manager(s) Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare   Pat O'Donnell Pat O'Connor Donal Moloney
Gerry O'Connor
2013 1998 2016
Cork   Chill Insurance Stephen McDonnell Séamus Harnedy Kieran Kingston 2005 2018 1998
Dublin   AIG Liam Rushe Ger Cunningham[13] 1938 2013 2011
Galway   Supermac's David Burke Micheal Donoghue 2017 2018 2017
Kerry   Kerry Group Aiden McCabe Fintan O'Connor 1891 1891
Kilkenny   Glanbia Mark Bergin Brian Cody 2015 2016 2018
Laois   MW Hire Services Ross King Éamonn Kelly 1915 1949
Limerick   Sporting Limerick James Ryan Diarmaid Byrnes
Gearóid Hegarty
John Kiely 2018 2013 2019
Meath   Uniflu Damien Healy Martin Ennis
Offaly   Carroll Cuisine Seán Ryan Kevin Ryan 1998 1995 1990–91
Tipperary   Intersport/Elverys Pádraic Maher Séamus Callanan Michael Ryan 2016 2016 2008
Waterford   3 Kevin Moran Derek McGrath 1959 2010 2015
Westmeath   Renault Aonghus Clarke Michael Ryan
Wexford   Gain Lee Chin
Matthew O'Hanlon
Davy Fitzgerald 1996 2004 1972–73

Broadcast RightsEdit

Matches will be broadcast live on television in Ireland on RTÉ and Sky Sports under a new five-year contract that was agreed in December 2016.[14] In the United Kingdom, matches will be shown on Sky Sports and worldwide coverage will be provided on GAAGO. RTÉ Radio 1 will also have full radio rights to all championship games which were previously shared with Newstalk.[15]

RTÉ coverage will be shown on RTÉ One on The Sunday Game Live presented by Michael Lyster in high definition. Des Cahill will present The Sunday Game highlights and analysis show on Sunday evening.[16]

Live Hurling On TVEdit

RTÉ, the national broadcaster in Ireland, will provide the majority of the live television coverage of the championship in the first year of a five-year deal running from 2017 until 2021. Sky Sports will also broadcast a number of matches and will have exclusive rights to some games.[17]

Live Hurling On TV Schedule
Date Fixture &
Match Details
Sky Sports
Provincial and Qualifier Hurling Matches
21 May Tipperary v Cork
Munster Quarter-Final
28 May Galway v Dublin
Leinster Quarter-Final
4 June Clare v Limerick
Munster Semi-Final
Sky Sports
10 June Kilkenny v Wexford
Leinster Semi-Final
Sky Sports
18 June Cork v Waterford
Munster Semi-Final
1 July Kilkenny v Limerick
Qualifier Round 1
Sky Sports
2 July Galway v Wexford
Leinster Final
8 July Kilkenny v Waterford
Qualifier Round 2
Sky Sports
9 July Cork v Clare
Munster Final
All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals
22 July Tipperary v Clare RTÉ
23 July Waterford v Wexford RTÉ
All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals
6 August Galway v Tipperary RTÉ
Sky Sports
13 August Waterford v Cork RTÉ
Sky Sports
All-Ireland Hurling Final
3 September Galway v Waterford RTÉ
Sky Sports


Sunday Game Team of the Year

The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 3 September, which was the night of the final. The panel consisting of Brendan Cummins, Michael Duignan, Tomás Mulcahy, Jackie Tyrrell, Anthony Daly, Eddie Brennan and Cyril Farrell unanimously selected Galway's Gearóid McInerney as the Sunday game player of the year.[18]

  • Anthony Nash (Cork)
  • Adrian Tuohy (Galway)
  • Daithí Burke (Galway)
  • Noel Connors (Waterford)
  • Pádraic Mannion (Galway)
  • Gearóid McInerney (Galway)
  • Padraic Maher (Tipperary)
  • Jamie Barron (Waterford)
  • David Burke (Galway)
  • Kevin Moran (Waterford)
  • Joe Canning (Galway)
  • Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh (Waterford)
  • Conor Whelan (Galway)
  • Conor Cooney (Galway)
  • Patrick Horgan (Cork)
All Star Team of the Year

On 2 November, the 2017 PwC All-Stars winners were announced. On 3 November 2017 at the presentation of the All-Star awards, Joe Canning was named as the All Stars Hurler of the Year with Conor Whelan named the All Stars Young Hurler of the Year.[19][20][21]

  • Stephen O’Keeffe (Waterford)
  • Padraic Mannion (Galway)
  • Daithí Burke (Galway)
  • Noel Connors (Waterford)
  • Padraic Maher (Tipperary)
  • Gearóid McInerney (Galway)
  • Mark Coleman (Cork)
  • Jamie Barron (Waterford)
  • David Burke (Galway)
  • Kevin Moran (Waterford)
  • Joe Canning (Galway)
  • Michael Walsh (Waterford)
  • Conor Whelan (Galway)
  • Conor Cooney (Galway)
  • Patrick Horgan (Cork)

See alsoEdit


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  13. ^ "Ger Cunningham Confirmed As Dublin Hurling Manager For 2017". 98FM. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  14. ^ "RTÉ and Sky retain GAA TV rights for next five years, Newstalk lose out in radio deal". The 42. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Sky and RTE to share TV coverage while Newstalk loses out in new GAA media deal". Irish Independent. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  16. ^ "RTÉ television secures 31 live matches in latest GAA deal". RTE Sport. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
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  19. ^ "Stephen O'Keeffe edges Anthony Nash as Tribe dominate with seven All-Stars". Irish Independent. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
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