All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship

The All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship is an annual inter-county club hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) since 2002-03 for eligible hurling clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their county club championships.

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship
Current season or competition:
2019–20 All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship
IrishCraobh Shóisireach Iomáint Chlub na hÉireann
CodeHurling
Founded2002-03
RegionIreland (GAA)
No. of teams5
Title holdersConahy Shamrocks (2nd title)
SponsorsAllied Irish Banks (AIB)
TV partner(s)TG4

The final, usually held in early February, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the winter months, and the results determine which county's team receives the cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series. In the present format, it begins in October with provincial championships held in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, with the four respective champions contesting the subsequent All-Ireland series with the British champions.

No team has ever won the championship on more than one occasion. Kilkenny clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (7 wins), followed by Cork (5 wins). The championship has been won by 12 different clubs. As of January 2020, champions are Conahy Shamrocks, who secured the title after defeating Cork's Russell Rovers in the 2020 final.[1]

QualificationEdit

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship features five teams in the final tournament. A number of teams contest the four provincial junior club championships with the four respective champions, and the British champions, automatically qualifying for the All-Ireland series.

Province Championship
Connacht GAA Connacht Junior Club Hurling Championship
Leinster GAA Leinster Junior Club Hurling Championship
British GAA British Junior Club Hurling Championship
Munster GAA Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship
Ulster GAA Ulster Junior Club Hurling Championship

List of finalsEdit

Year Winners County Score Runners-up County Score Venue Winning Captain Winning Team
2003 Ballinhassig Cork 4-15 Blacks and Whites Kilkenny 1-06 Walsh Park M Coleman; D Healy, B O'Sullivan, S McCarthy; J Holland, B Lombard, J Ahern; J O'Sullivan, P Lombard; J Mullaney, D O'Sullivan, D Dinneen; T Coleman, M Ahern, D Duggan. Subs: F O'Leary, B Coleman, D Lombard, C Coughlan. [2]
2004
2005 Galmoy Kilkenny 2-18 Oran Roscommon 0-09 Semple Stadium L Drennan; P Doyle, B Lonergan, C Doherty; P Delaney, M Brennan, Niall Doherty; B Doherty, D Doyle; D Gray, M Phelan, Noel Doherty; P Russell, K Lonergan, A Gray. Subs: P Brennan, D Delaney for, G Doherty, B Delaney, L Doherty. [3]
2006 Fr. O'Neill's Cork 2-16 Erin's Own Carlow 2-10 Croke Park Jer Holland
2007 Danesfort Kilkenny 2-16 Clooney Gaels Antrim 2-08 Croke Park Tony Woodcock [4]
2008 Conahy Shamrocks Kilkenny 0-19 Moyle Rovers Tipperary 1-09 Croke Park Eoin Murphy Conahy Shamrocks Panel – Eoin Murphy (Capt.); Seamus Óg Brennan, Paul Buggy, Tom Nolan, David Healy, Denis Kelly, Brian Healy, John Wallace, Martin Fitzpatrick, Kieran Mooney, Declan Buggy, Padraic Nolan, Micheál Lawler, Alan Healy, Gavin Nolan, Andy O’Keeffe, Michael Bergin, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Canice Brennan, Tomás Lawless, Damien Webster, Ciarán Muldowney, Ian Kavanagh, Conor Brennan, Fionnán Brennan, Peter Dollard, Gary Kavanagh, Padraig Conway, Eoin Byrne, Tom O’Shea, Daire Connery, Colm Healy, Peter Harding. The Management Team – Martin Fitzpatrick (Manager & Selector), Dermot Healy (Coach & Selector), Paul Byrne & Eamonn Delaney.[5]
2009 Dripsey Cork 2-15 Tullogher-Rosbercon Kilkenny 0-18 Croke Park Diarmuid O'Riordan [6]
2010 Blackrock Limerick 1-18 Naomh Colum Cille Tyrone 0-09 Croke Park Brendan Hennessy [7]
2011 Meelin Cork 0-12 John Locke's Kilkenny 1-05 Croke Park Jerry Forrest [8]
2012 St. Patrick's, Ballyraggett Kilkenny 1-13 Charleville Cork 1-12 Croke Park Kieran Delaney [9]
2013 Thomastown Kilkenny 2-17 Fullen Gaels Lancashire 2-14 Croke Park Jonjo Farrell [10]
2014 Kickhams Creggan Antrim 1-11
(2-21)
Ballysaggart Waterford 1-07
(5-12)
Cusack Park Stephen Colgan B Prenter; B Maguire, A Maguire, D Carey; F McCauley, T McCann, M Johnson; R McCann, A McKeown; K Rice, O McCann, J Carey; C Small, S Maguire, C McCann. Subs: M Nelson, D McCann. [11]
2015 Bennettsbridge Kilkenny 3-19 Fullen Gaels Lancashire 1-08 Croke Park Robert Lennon E Cleere; J Moran, R Lennon, S Wemyss; J Cleere, E Morrissey, A Cleere; D Wafer, K Blanchfield; N Cleere, S Morrissey, C Wafer; L Blanchfield, B Lannon, H O’Neill. Subs: Paul O’Neill, M Shiel, Patrick O’Neill, W Murphy, E Fitzgerald. Report [12]
2016 Glenmore Kilkenny 2-08 Eoghan Rua Derry 0-12 Croke Park Philip Roche D Aylward; S Duggan, F Freyne, S Doherty; P Roche, R Mullally, M Phelan; S Murphy, D Aylward; J Cody, E Murphy, E Vereker; A Murphy, M Phelan, M Aylward. Subs: L Hennessy, B Doherty, D Croke. Report [13]
2017 Mayfield Cork 2-16 Mooncoin Kilkenny 1-18 Croke Park Shane O' Donovan R O’Keefe; K Brosnan, D Lucey, B O’Leary; G Lehane, S O’Donovan, G Looney; K Punch, D Hayes; D O’Neill, N Kelly, D Malone; S Duggan, S Kelly, P Duggan. Subs: I Looney, C O’Sullivan, K Walsh. Report [14]
2018 Ardmore Waterford 3-11 St. Mogues, Fethard Wexford 0-18 Croke Park J Walsh; D Power, D Prendergast, N Hennessy; G Williams, Seamus Keating, R Hennessy; K Murphy, W Hennessy; S Barron, D Gartland, M Cronin; J Flavin, S Prendergast, J Gartland. Subs: J Kennedy for Cronin, K Conway for Power, Stephen Keating for W Hennessy, M Cronin for Kennedy, W Hennessy for Williams [15]
2019 Dunnamaggin Kilkenny 1-17 Castleblayney Monaghan 1-13 Croke Park Seaghan O’Neill; Mark Heffernan, Noel Hickey, Victor Costello; Michael Cody, William Phelan, Andrew Fitzpatrick; Darren Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Kearney; Thomas Maher, John Fitzpatrick, Darragh O’Keefe; Ronan Coffey, Ray Cody, Adam Fitzpatrick. Subs: Jack Brett, Ian Walsh [16]
2020 Conahy Shamrocks Kilkenny 0-22 Russell Rovers Cork 0-15 Croke Park Conahy Shamrocks Panel - Padraic Delaney, Simon Callinan, Davy Healy, Liam Cass, Darren Cuddihy, Brian Healy, Eoin Carroll, Donal Brennan, Eddie Delaney, Tom Phelan, John Mullan, Eoin Cahill, James Bergin (Capt.), Kieran Mooney, Bill Murphy, Karl Downey, Alan Healy, Tom Rice, Tom Nolan, Sean Brennan, Michael Bergin, Dara Dooley, Padraig Gunner, Frank Gunner, Cian Harding, Justin Brophy, Donal Cass, Kieran Delaney, Andy O’Keeffe, Geoffrey O’Shea. The Management Team - Paul Buggy (Manager & Selector), Brian Rossiter, Kevin Healy and Diarmuid Healy (Selectors).[1]

Top winnersEdit

County Wins Years won Runners up
1   Kilkenny 9 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 2003, 2009, 2011, 2017
2   Cork 5 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017 2012, 2020
3   Limerick 1 2010
  Antrim 1 2014 2007
  Waterford 1 2018 2014
4   Lancashire 0 2013, 2015
  Carlow 0 2006
  Tipperary 0 2008
  Derry 0 2016
  Tyrone 0 2010
  Roscommon 0 2005
  Wexford 0 2018
 

Monaghan

0 2019

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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