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All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship is an annual championship of hurling for male players under the age of 18 and is organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The championship has been awarded every year – except for a brief hiatus during the Emergency – since the first tournament in 1928.

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship
Current season or competition:
2019 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship
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IrishCraobh Iomána Mionúr na hÉireann
Founded1928; 91 years ago (1928)
RegionIreland (GAA)
TrophyIrish Press Cup
No. of teams6
Title holdersGalway (13th title)
Most titlesKilkenny (21 titles)
SponsorsElectric Ireland
TV partner(s)TG4
MottoThis is major
Official websiteOfficial website

The final, usually held on the first Sunday in September, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the summer months, and the results determine which county's team receives the Irish Press Cup. The championship was initially a straight knockout competition open only to the champions of each of the four provinces of Ireland. During the 1990s the tournament began to be expanded, incorporating a "back-door system" for teams beaten in the provincial series. In the present format, it begins in April or May with provincial championships held in Leinster and Munster. Five teams, the respective champions and runner-ups and Galway contest the subsequent All-Ireland Championship.

Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary have historically dominated the championship since the beginning. Between them, these teams have won 59 out of 88 (approx 67%) championships completed during its history. Galway have dominated the championship in recent times, having won nine titles since 1999.

The title has been won by ten different teams, nine of which have won the title more than once. The all-time record-holders are Kilkenny, who have won the competition 21 times.[1] Galway are the current title holders.[2]

QualificationEdit

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship features five teams in the final tournament. 16 teams contest the two provincial minor championships with the two respective champions and the runners-up of Leinster and Munster, and Galway automatically qualifying for the All-Ireland Championship.

Province Championship Teams provided
Leinster GAA Leinster Minor Hurling Championship 2 (champions and runners-up)
Munster GAA Munster Minor Hurling Championship 2 (champions and runners-up)

HistoryEdit

The All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship began in 1928. It was the third All-Ireland championship to be created after the senior and junior grades. For three years during The Emergency, from 1942 to 1944 the competition was suspended.

Irish Press CupEdit

In 1949 to celebrate 21 years since the competitions founding, The Irish Press newspaper group presented a silver trophy to the GAA for the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship, the winners ever since, being awarded the Irish Press Cup.[3]

FormatEdit

The two runner-ups of Leinster and Munster and Galway contest in a quarter-final group stage. The first two of these teams proceed to the semi-finals against the winners of the Leinster and Munster championships.

Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn there is a replay. Drawn replays are now settled with extra time, but if both sides are still level at the end of extra time a second replay takes place and so on until a winner is found.

The format has remained virtually the same since the very first championship in 1928. In 1997 the biggest change took place with the introduction of a 'back-door' to the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the defeated finalists in Munster and Leinster. This followed on from the success of the same system at senior level.

OverviewEdit

The All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship features the youngest competitive players of the game of hurling – players must be under eighteen years of age on 1 January of the year of the competition. The first minor championship was played in 1928 when Cork were crowned the champions. The championship has been held every year since then, except when it was suspended for a period during The Emergency.

The 'Big Three' of Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary are the most dominant teams in minor hurling. All three counties have claimed famous three-in-rows over the years. The coveted treble of winning senior, under-21 and minor titles in the same year has been achieved by Cork in 1970 and by Kilkenny in 1975, 2003 and 2008.

Joe Dunphy of Mooncoin is the only player to captain a county team to two successive All-Ireland minor titles. He achieved this honour with Kilkenny in 1961 and 1962.

Top winnersEdit

No. Team Wins Years won Losses Years lost
1   Kilkenny 21 1931, 1935, 1936, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2014 23 1930, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2009, 2018, 2019
2   Tipperary 20 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2016 13 1935, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1954, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2002, 2015
3   Cork 18 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001 12 1936, 1966, 1968, 1975, 1977, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2007, 2017
4   Galway 13 1983, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 20 1931, 1933, 1941, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013
5   Dublin 4 1945, 1946, 1954, 1965 6 1928, 1952, 1953, 1983, 2011, 2012
6   Limerick 3 1940, 1958, 1984 5 1963, 1965, 2005, 2014, 2016
  Wexford 3 1963, 1966, 1968 3 1967, 1980, 1985
  Waterford 3 1929, 1948, 2013 1 1992
  Offaly 3 1986, 1987, 1989
7   Clare 1 1997 2 1989, 2010
8   Laois 2 1934, 1964
  Meath 1 1929
  Antrim 1 1940

List of All-Ireland FinalsEdit

Recent finalsEdit

Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
1966
(R)
Wexford 6–7 (25)
6–7 (25)
Cork 6–7 (25)
1–8 (11)
Croke Park
Croke Park
Pat Bernie
1967 Cork 2–15 (21) Wexford 5–3 (18) Croke Park Pat Moylan
1968 Wexford 2–13 (19) Cork 3–7 (16) Croke Park Tom Byrne
1969 Cork 2–15 (21) Kilkenny 3–6 (15) Croke Park Seán Collins
1970 Cork 5–19 (34) Galway 2–9 (15) Croke Park Pat Kavanagh
1971 Cork 2–11 (17) Kilkenny 1–11 (14) Croke Park Séamus Coughlan
1972 Kilkenny 8–7 (31) Galway 3–9 (18) Croke Park Brian Cody
1973 Kilkenny 4–5 (17) Galway 3–7 (16) Croke Park Kevin Robinson
1974 Cork 1–10 (13) Kilkenny 1–8 (11) Croke Park Billy Geaney
1975 Kilkenny 3–19 (28) Cork 1–14 (17) Croke Park Harry Ryan
1976 Tipperary 2–20 (26) Kilkenny 1–7 (10) Croke Park Joe Hogan
1977
(R)
Kilkenny 4–8 (20)
1–8 (11)
Cork 3–11 (20)
0–9 (9)
Croke Park
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Seán Fennelly
1978 Cork 1–15 (18) Kilkenny 1–8 (11) Croke Park P. Murphy
1979 Cork 2–11 (17) Kilkenny 1–9 (12) Croke Park Christy Coughlan
1980 Tipperary 2–15 (21) Wexford 1–10 (13) Croke Park Jim Maher
1981 Kilkenny 1–20 (23) Galway 3–9 (18) Croke Park E. Kennedy
1982 Tipperary 2–7 (13) Galway 0–4 (4) Croke Park John Kennedy
1983 Galway 0–10 (10) Dublin 0–7 (7) Croke Park Anthony Cunningham
1984
(R)
Limerick 1–14 (17)
2–5 (11)
Kilkenny 3–8 (17)
2–4 (10)
Semple Stadium
Semple Stadium
Anthony O'Riordan
1985 Cork 3–10 (19) Wexford 0–12 (12) Croke Park M. O'Mahony
1986 Offaly 3–12 (21) Cork 3–9 (18) Croke Park M. Hogan
1987 Offaly 2–8 (14) Tipperary 0–12 (12) Croke Park T. Moylan
1988 Kilkenny 3–13 (22) Cork 0–12 (12) Croke Park Patsy Brophy
1989 Offaly 2–16 (22) Clare 1–12 (15) Croke Park Brian Whelahan
1990
(R)
Kilkenny 3–14 (23)
3–16 (25)
Cork 3–14 (23)
1–11 (14)
Croke Park
Semple Stadium
James McDermott
1991 Kilkenny 0–15 (15) Tipperary 1–10 (13) Croke Park D. O'Neill
1992 Galway 1–13 (16) Waterford 2–4 (10) Croke Park Conor O'Donovan
1993 Kilkenny 1–17 (20) Galway 1–12 (15) Croke Park S. Doyle
1994 Galway 2–10 (16) Cork 1–11 (14) Croke Park Greg Kennedy
1995 Cork 2–10 (16) Kilkenny 1–2 (5) Croke Park Brian O'Keeffe
1996
(R)
Tipperary 0–20 (20)
2–14 (20)
Galway 3–11 (20)
2–12 (18)
Croke Park
Croke Park
William Maher
1997 Clare 1–11 (14) Galway 1–9 (12) Croke Park John Reddan
1998 Cork 2–15 (21) Kilkenny 1–9 (12) Croke Park Cathal McCarthy
1999 Galway 0–13 (13) Tipperary 0–10 (10) Croke Park John Culkin
2000 Galway 2–19 (25) Cork 4–10 (22) Croke Park Richie Murray
2001 Cork 2–10 (16) Galway 1–8 (11) Croke Park Tomás O'Leary
2002 Kilkenny 3–15 (25) Tipperary 1–7 (10) Croke Park Michael Rice
2003 Kilkenny 2–16 (22) Galway 2–15 (21) Croke Park Richie Power
2004
(R)
Galway 3–12 (21)
0–16 (16)
Kilkenny 1–18 (21)
1–12 (15)
Croke Park
O'Connor Park
John Lee
2005 Galway 3–12 (21) Limerick 0–17 (17) Croke Park Andrew Keary
2006 Tipperary 2–18 (24) Galway 2–7 (13) Croke Park Joey McLoughney
2007 Tipperary 3–14 (23) Cork 2–11 (17) Croke Park Brendan Maher
2008 Kilkenny 3–6 (15) Galway 0–13 (13) Croke Park Thomas Breen
2009 Galway 2–15 (21) Kilkenny 2–11 (17) Croke Park Richie Cummins
2010 Kilkenny 2–10 (16) Clare 0–14 (14) Croke Park Cillian Buckley
2011 Galway 1–21 (24) Dublin 1–12 (15) Croke Park Shane Moloney
2012[4] Tipperary 2–13 (19)
2–18 (24)
Dublin 1–16 (19)
1–12 (15)
Croke Park Bill Maher
2013 Waterford 1–21 (24) Galway 0–16 (16) Croke Park Kevin Daly
2014 Kilkenny 2–17 (23) Limerick 0–19 (19) Croke Park Darragh Joyce
2015 Galway 4–13 (25) Tipperary 1–16 (19) Croke Park Séan Loftus
2016 Tipperary 1–21 (24) Limerick 0–17 (17) Croke Park Brian McGrath
2017 Galway 2–17 (23) Cork 2–15 (21) Croke Park Darren Morrissey
2018 Galway 0–21 (21) Kilkenny 0–14 (14) Croke Park Seán Neary
2019 Galway 3–14 (23) Kilkenny 0–12 (12) Croke Park Ian McGlynn

All-time recordEdit

Year Winner Opponent
1965 Dublin 4–10 Limerick 2–7
1964 Cork 10–7 Laois 1–4
1963 Wexford 6–12 Limerick 5–9
1962 Kilkenny 3–6 Tipperary 0–9
1961 Kilkenny 3–13 Tipperary 0–15
1960 Kilkenny 7–12 Tipperary 1–11
1959 Tipperary 2–8 Kilkenny 2–7
1958 Limerick 5–8 Galway 3–10
1957 Tipperary 4–7 Kilkenny 3–7
1956 Tipperary 4–16 Kilkenny 1–5
1955 Tipperary 5–15 Galway 2–5
1954 Dublin 2–7 Tipperary 2–3
1953 Tipperary 8–6 Dublin 3–6
1952 Tipperary 9–9 Dublin 2–3
1951 Cork 4–5 Galway 1–8
1950 Kilkenny 3–4 Tipperary 1–5
1949 Tipperary 6–5 Kilkenny 2–4
1948 Waterford 3–8 Kilkenny 4–2
1947 Tipperary 9–5 Galway 1–5
1946 Dublin 1–6 Tipperary 0–7
1945 Dublin 3–14 Tipperary 4–6
1944 Suspended
1943 Suspended
1942 Suspended
1941 Cork 3–11 Galway 1–1
1940 Limerick 6–4 Antrim 2–4
1939 Cork 5–2 Kilkenny 2–2
1938 Cork 7–2 Kilkenny 5–4
1937 Cork 8–5 Kilkenny 2–7
1936 Kilkenny 2–4 Cork 2–3
1935 Kilkenny 4–2 Tipperary 3–3
1934 Tipperary 4–3 Laois 3–5
1933 Tipperary 4–6 Galway 2–3
1932 Tipperary 8–6 Kilkenny 5–1
1931 Kilkenny 4–7 Galway 2–3
1930 Tipperary 4–1 Kilkenny 2–1
1929 Waterford 5–0 Meath 1–1
1928 Cork 1–8 7–6 (R) Dublin 3–2 4–0 (R)

ManagersEdit

Managers in the All-Ireland Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training, team selection, and sourcing of players from the club championships. Their influence varies from county-to-county and is related to the individual county boards. The manager is assisted by a team of two or three selectors and an extensive backroom team consisting of various coaches. Prior to the development of the concept of a manager in the 1970s, teams were usually managed by a team of selectors with one member acting as chairman.

Winning managers
Manager Team Wins Winning years
  Michael O'Brien Cork 6 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979
  Mattie Murphy Galway 6 1992, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011
  Liam Barron Kilkenny 3 1990, 1991, 1993
  Jeffrey Lynskey Galway 3 2015, 2017, 2018
  Pad Joe Whelehan Offaly 2 1986, 1987
  John Hardiman Galway 2 1999, 2000
  Richie Mulrooney Kilkenny 2 2008, 2010
  Johnny Clifford Cork 1 1985
  Brendan O'Sullivan Kilkenny 1 1988
  Pat Moylan Offaly 1 1989
  Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 1 1995
  Dinny Cahill Tipperary 1 1996
  Kevin Kennedy Clare 1 1997
  Denis Burns Cork 1 1998
  John Considine Cork 1 2001
  Nicky Cashin Kilkenny 1 2002
  Damien Brennan Kilkenny 1 2003
  Liam Sheedy Tipperary 1 2006
  Declan Ryan Tipperary 1 2007
  William Maher Tipperary 1 2012
  Seán Power Waterford 1 2013
  Brian Ryan Limerick 1 2014
  Liam Cahill Tipperary 1 2016
  Brian Hanley Galway 1 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kilkenny beat Limerick to win 21st All-Ireland MHC title". The 42. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. ^ Cahill, Jackie (1 August 2016). "Supersubs help Galway defy odds". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ Whats in a Name Trophies Reveal Intriguing Histories by Denis Hurley, Irish Examiner, www.irishexaminer.com, July 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "Winters digs out Dubs". The Irish Examiner. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

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