All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship, known simply as the All-Ireland Club Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county club hurling competition in Ireland, and has been contested every year since the 1970-71 championship.

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship
Current season or competition:
2019-20 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship
All-Ireland Club Championships.jpg
IrishCraobh Shinsear Iomáint Chlub na hÉireann
CodeHurling
Founded1970–71
RegionRepublic of Ireland Ireland (GAA)
TrophyTommy Moore Cup
No. of teams4
Title holdersColours of Leinster Council.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (8th title)
Most titlesColours of Leinster Council.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (8 titles)
SponsorsAllied Irish Banks
TV partner(s)TG4
MottoThe toughest of them all
Official websiteOfficial GAA website

The final, currently held on the third Sunday in January, is the culmination of a series of games played between October and February with the winners receiving the Tommy Moore Cup. The All-Ireland Championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship. Currently qualification is limited to teams competing in the Galway Championship, the Leinster Championship, the Munster Championship and the Ulster Championship.

Four teams currently participate in the All-Ireland semi-finals. The most successful teams are from Galway – seven different Galway clubs have won the All-Ireland title on 13 separate occasions.

The title has been won by 26 different clubs, 10 of whom have won the title more than once. The current holders and all-time record-holders are Ballyhale Shamrocks, who have won the championship on 7 occasions.

HistoryEdit

BeginningsEdit

 
Action from the 2009 semi-final between De La Salle (white and red) and Cushendall (maroon)

Since the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884, challenge, exhibition and tournament matches between clubs on an inter-county level were commonplace. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Glen Rovers of Cork and Ahane of Limerick regularly clashed in off-season games. In the 1950s the Cork Churches Tournament came to be recognised as the unofficial All-Ireland Club Championship. The tournament was an initiative by the then Bishop of Cork and Ross, Cornelius Lucey, to raise money to build five new churches in the fast developing suburbs of Cork. Participation was by invitation and was extended to the country’s current best hurling teams. This tournament lasted for five years, however, by the 1960s there was a growing appetite for a similar competition. In 1965 the Munster Council organised the Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship.[1] Following the success of this provincial championship, Donegal, Galway and Wexford put down a motion for the introduction of All-Ireland club championships in both codes at the GAA's Congress in 1969. The motion was successful and the competition eventually began in 1970-71.

Team dominanceEdit

 
Ollie Canning won four All-Ireland medals with Portumna.

The difficult nature of qualifying for the All-Ireland Championship via the individual county and provincial championships has meant that individual clubs have rarely dominated for prolonged periods of time, however, there have been exceptions.

The first decade of the All-Ireland Championship was dominated by the “big three” clubs from Cork, with Blackrock, Glen Rovers and St. Finbarr’s sharing every All-Ireland title bar one between 1972 and 1979. Blackrock became the preeminent team of the championship by winning three All-Ireland titles from four final appearances during this time. Glen Rovers and St. Finbarr’s claimed two titles apiece during the same period.

The second decade saw a greater spread of counties represented, with the club champions of Antrim, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford all claiming the All-Ireland title. Kilkenny clubs were dominant by winning five championship titles between 1981 and 1991. Ballyhale Shamrocks won three of these titles with victories in 1981, 1984 and 1990.

The resurgence of non-traditional teams at inter-county level was also prevalent in the club championship during the 1990s. Galway clubs came to the fore during this decade, with Sarsfields becoming the first team to retain the All-Ireland title with back-to-back wins in 1993-94. Their success was followed by Athenry who won a lone title in 1997 before claiming back-to-back championships in 2000-01. Clare clubs, buoyed by the inter-county success of the county team, claimed All-Ireland titles in 1996 and 1999.

Offaly club Birr became the most dominant team at the turn of the century. Between 1995 and 2003 the club became the first to win four All-Ireland titles, however, this record was bettered by Ballyhale Shamrocks who won a record-breaking fifth championship in 2010. Portumna of Galway dominated the new century by winning four All-Ireland titles between 2006 and 2014.

Format historyEdit

The All-Ireland Championship has always been played as a single elimination tournament whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship. Participation is open to the four champion clubs of the four provinces of Ireland and has largely remained the same since the inaugural championship in 1971, however, there have been some minor changes throughout.

In 1976 the All-Ireland Championship was extended to five clubs as the winners of the London Senior Hurling Championship were allowed to enter. They entered the All-Ireland series at the newly-created quarter-final stage and played one of the four provincial champions in rotation. This system lasted until 2004. Since then the London champions have contested the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship.

After several years of being regarded as the most uncompetitive of the four provincial championships, the Connacht Championship was discontinued in 2009. This has meant that the Galway champions represent the province unopposed and gain automatic entry to the All-Ireland semi-final stage.

QualificationEdit

The GAA All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship features four teams in the final tournament. The champions of Leinster, Munster and Ulster and the Galway champions (a team who face no competition in their own province) qualify for the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Region Championship
Galway GAA Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship
Leinster GAA Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship
Munster GAA Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship
Ulster GAA Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship

StructureEdit

Each of Ireland's 32 counties play their own championship between all the hurling clubs in the county – depending on the county, it can be league, knockout, or a mixture of both. The 32 county champions play in the 4 provincial championships, with the four winners of these advancing to the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. Until the introduction of the Intermediate and Junior Championships one team usually played the London champions in a quarter-final. The London champions now play in the Intermediate Championship. The All-Ireland Final is played in Croke Park on St. Patrick's Day.

Schedule:

  • County championships: June — November
  • Provincial championships: October — December
  • All-Ireland quarter-final and semi-finals: February
  • All-Ireland Final: March 17

ManagersEdit

Managers in the All-Ireland Club Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training, team selection, and sourcing of players. Their influence varies from club-to-club and is related to the individual club committees. The manager is assisted by a team of two or three selectors and a backroom team consisting of various coaches.

Winning managers
Manager(s) Team Wins Winning years
Pad Joe Whelehan Birr 3 1998, 2002, 2003
Michael Conneely Sarsfields 2 1993, 1994
Pat Nally Athenry 2 2000, 2001
Jimmy Heverin Portumna 2 2006, 2008
Mattie Kenny Cuala 2 2017, 2018
Henry Shefflin Ballyhale Shamrocks 2 2019, 2020
Tom Neville St Martin's 1 1985
Jim Butler Buffers Alley 1 1989
Tommy Hearne Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 1990
Georgie Leahy Glenmore 1 1991
John Goode Kiltormer 1 1992
Pádraig Horan Birr 1 1995
Jim Faul Sixmilebridge 1 1996
P. J. Molloy Athenry 1 1997
Michael Clohessy St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield 1 1999
Ger Cunningham Newtownshandrum 1 2004
Adrian Finan James Stephens 1 2005
Maurice Aylward Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 2007
Johnny Kelly Portumna 1 2009
Mick Fennelly
James McGarry
Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 2010
Micheál Donoghue Clarinbridge 1 2011
P. J. Mullan Loughgiel Shamrocks 1 2012
John Burke St. Thomas's 1 2013
Frank Canning Portumna 1 2014
Andy Moloney Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 2015
Shane O'Neill Na Piarsaigh 1 2016

Provincial champions listed by yearEdit

All-Ireland winners are shaded gold, and counties are given in brackets.

Year Munster champions Leinster champions Connacht champions
(Galway unless stated)
Ulster champions
1970–71   Roscrea (Tipperary)   St. Rynagh's (Offaly)   Liam Mellows   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1971–72   Blackrock (Cork)   Rathnure (Wexford)   Tommy Larkin's   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1972–73   Glen Rovers (Cork)   St. Rynagh's (Offaly)   Castlegar   O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
1973–74   Blackrock (Cork)   Rathnure (Wexford)   Castlegar   St. John's (Antrim)
1974–75   St. Finbarr's (Cork)   The Fenians (Kilkenny)   Ardrahan   Ballycran (Down)
1975–76   Blackrock (Cork)   James Stephens (Kilkenny)   Ardrahan   Ballygalget (Down)
1976–77   Glen Rovers (Cork)   Camross (Laois)   Tremane (Roscommon)   Ballycran (Down)
1977–78   St. Finbarr's (Cork)   Rathnure (Wexford)   Four Roads (Roscommon)   O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
1978–79   Blackrock (Cork)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Ardrahan   McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1979–80   Blackrock (Cork)   Crumlin (Dublin)   Castlegar   McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1980–81   St. Finbarr's (Cork)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Sarsfields   McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1981–82   Mount Sion (Waterford)   James Stephens (Kilkenny)   Gort   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1982–83   Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary)   St. Rynagh's (Offaly)   Kiltormer   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1983–84   Midleton (Cork)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Gort   McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1984–85   Sixmilebridge (Clare) St Martin's (Kilkenny)   Castlegar   McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1985–86   Kilruane MacDonagh's (Tipperary)   Buffers Alley (Wexford)   Turloughmore   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1986–87   Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary)   Rathnure (Wexford)   Killimordaly   McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1987–88   Midleton (Cork)   Rathnure (Wexford)   Athenry   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1988–89   Patrickswell (Limerick)   Buffers Alley (Wexford)   Four Roads (Roscommon)   O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
1989–90   Ballybrown (Limerick)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Sarsfields   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1990–91   Patrickswell (Limerick)   Glenmore (Kilkenny)   Kiltormer   Dunloy (Antrim)
1991–92   Cashel King Cormacs (Tipperary)   Birr (Offaly)   Kiltormer   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1992–93   Kilmallock (Limerick)   Buffers Alley (Wexford)   Sarsfields   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1993–94   Toomevara (Tipperary)   St. Rynagh's (Offaly)   Sarsfields   Ballycran (Down)
1994–95   Kilmallock (Limerick)   Birr (Offaly)   Athenry   Dunloy (Antrim)
1995–96   Sixmilebridge (Clare)   Glenmore (Kilkenny)   Sarsfields   Dunloy (Antrim)
1996–97   Wolfe Tones (Clare)   Camross (Laois)   Athenry   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1997–98   Clarecastle GAA (Clare)   Birr (Offaly)   Sarsfields   Dunloy (Antrim)
1998–99   St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (Clare)   Rathnure (Wexford)   Athenry   Ballygalget (Down)
1999–00   St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (Clare)   Birr (Offaly)   Athenry   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2000–01   Sixmilebridge (Clare)   Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny)   Athenry   Dunloy (Antrim)
2001–02   Ballygunner (Waterford)   Birr (Offaly)   Clarinbridge   Dunloy (Antrim)
2002–03   Mount Sion (Waterford)   Birr (Offaly)   Athenry   Dunloy (Antrim)
2003–04   Newtownshandrum (Cork)   O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny)   Portumna   Dunloy (Antrim)
2004–05   Toomevara (Tipperary)   James Stephens (Kilkenny)   Athenry   O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
2005–06   Newtownshandrum (Cork)   James Stephens (Kilkenny)   Portumna   Ballygalget (Down)
2006–07   Toomevara (Tipperary)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Loughrea   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2007–08   Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary)   Birr (Offaly)   Portumna   Dunloy (Antrim)
2008–09   De La Salle (Waterford)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Portumna   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2009–10   Newtownshandrum (Cork)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Portumna   Dunloy (Antrim)
2010–11   De La Salle (Waterford)   O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny)   Clarinbridge   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2011–12   Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)   Coolderry (Offaly)   Gort   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2012–13   Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary)   Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly)   St. Thomas's   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2013–14   Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)   Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow)   Portumna   Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2014–15   Kilmallock (Limerick)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   Gort   Portaferry (Down)
2015–16   Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)   Oulart the Ballagh (Wexford)   Sarsfields   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2016–17   Ballyea (Clare)   Cuala (Dublin)   St. Thomas's   Slaughtneil (Derry)
2017–18   Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)   Cuala (Dublin)   Liam Mellows   Slaughtneil (Derry)
2018–19   Ballygunner (Waterford)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   St. Thomas's   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2019–20   Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary)   Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)   St. Thomas's   Slaughtneil (Derry)

Finals Listed By YearEdit

2019-20   Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-18   Kilkenny   Borris-Ileigh 0-15   Tipperary
2018-19   Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28   Kilkenny   St. Thomas's 2-11   Galway
2017-18[2]   Cuala 1-22; 2-17   Dublin   Na Piarsaigh 2-19; 1-17   Limerick
2016-17[3]   Cuala 2-19   Dublin   Ballyea 1-10   Clare
2015-16[4]   Na Piarsaigh 2-25   Limerick   Ruairí Óg, Cushendall 2-14   Antrim
2014-15[5]   Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-18   Kilkenny   Kilmallock 1-06   Limerick
2013-14[6]   Portumna 0-19   Galway   Mount Leinster Rangers 0-11   Carlow
2012-13[7]   St. Thomas's 1-11   Galway   Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-09   Offaly
2011-12[8]   Loughgiel 4-13   Antrim   Coolderry 0-17   Offaly
2010-11   Clarinbridge 2-18   Galway   O'Loughlin Gaels 0-12   Kilkenny
2009-10   Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-19   Kilkenny   Portumna 0-17   Galway
2008-09   Portumna 2-24   Galway   De La Salle 1-08   Waterford
2007-08   Portumna 3-19   Galway Birr 3-09   Offaly
2006-07   Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-12   Kilkenny   Loughrea 2-08   Galway
2005-06   Portumna 2-08   Galway   Newtownshandrum 1-06   Cork
2004-05 James Stephens 0-19   Kilkenny   Athenry 0-14   Galway
2003-04 Newtownshandrum 0-17   Cork Dunloy 1-06   Antrim
2002-03 Birr 1-19   Offaly Dunloy 0-11   Antrim
2001-02 Birr 2-10   Offaly   Clarinbridge 1-05   Galway
2000-01 Athenry 3-24   Galway   Graigue-Ballycallan 2-19   Kilkenny
1999-2000 Athenry 0-16   Galway St Josephs 0-12   Clare
1998-99 St Josephs 2-14   Clare Rathnure 0-08   Wexford
1997-98 Birr 1-13   Offaly Sarsfields 0-09   Galway
1996-97 Athenry 0-14   Galway Wolfe Tones 1-08   Clare
1995-96 Sixmilebridge 5-10   Clare Dunloy 2-06   Antrim
1994-95 Birr 0-09; 3-13   Offaly Dunloy 0-09; 2-03   Antrim
1993-94 Sarsfields 1-14   Galway Toomevara 3-06   Tipperary
1992-93 Sarsfields 1-17   Galway Kilmallock 2-07   Limerick
1991-92 Kiltormer 0-15   Galway Birr 1-08   Offaly
1990-91 Glenmore 1-13   Kilkenny Patrickswell 0-12   Limerick
1989-90   Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-16   Kilkenny Ballybrown 0-16   Limerick
1988-89 Buffers Alley 2-12   Wexford O'Donovan Rossa 0-12   Antrim
1987-88 Midleton 3-08   Cork Athenry 0-09   Galway
1986-87 Borrisoleigh 2-09   Tipperary Rathnure 0-09   Wexford
1985-86 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-15   Tipperary Buffers Alley 2-10   Wexford
1984-85 St Martins 2-09; 1-13   Kilkenny Castlegar 3-06; 1-10   Galway
1983-84   Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-10; 1-10   Kilkenny Gort 1-10; 0-07   Galway
1982-83  Loughgiel 1-08; 2-12   Antrim St. Rynagh's 2-05; 1-12   Offaly
1981-82 James Stephens 3-13   Kilkenny Mount Sion 3-08   Waterford
1980-81   Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-15   Kilkenny St Finbarr's 1-11   Cork
1979-80 Castlegar 1-11   Galway McQuillan Ballycastle 1-08   Antrim
1978-79 Blackrock 5-07   Cork   Ballyhale Shamrocks 5-05   Kilkenny
1977-78 St Finbarr's 2-07   Cork Rathnure 0-09   Wexford
1976-77   Glen Rovers 2-12   Cork Camross 0-08   Laois
1975-76 James Stephens 2-10   Kilkenny Blackrock 2-04   Cork
1974-75 St Finbarr's 3-08   Cork Fenians 1-06   Kilkenny
1973-74 Blackrock 3-08   Cork Rathnure 1-09   Wexford
1972-73   Glen Rovers 2-18   Cork St. Rynagh's 2-08   Offaly
1971-72 Blackrock 5-13   Cork Rathnure 6-09   Wexford
1970-71 Roscrea 4-05   Tipperary St. Rynagh's 2-05   Offaly

Summary Of All-Ireland ChampionsEdit

By ClubEdit

Team County Winners Years won Runners-up Years runners-up
  Ballyhale Shamrocks   Kilkenny 8 1981, 1984, 1990, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2019, 2020 1 1979
  Birr   Offaly 4 1995, 1998, 2002, 2003 2 1992, 2008
  Portumna   Galway 4 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014 1 2010
  Athenry   Galway 3 1997, 2000, 2001 2 1988, 2005
  Blackrock   Cork 3 1972, 1974, 1979 1 1976
  James Stephens   Kilkenny 3 1976, 1982, 2005 0
  St. Finbarr's   Cork 2 1975, 1978 1 1981
  Sarsfields   Galway 2 1993, 1994 1 1998
  Glen Rovers   Cork 2 1973, 1977 0
  Loughgiel Shamrocks   Antrim 2 1983, 2012 0
  Cuala   Dublin 2 2017, 2018 0
  Castlegar   Galway 1 1980 1 1985
  Borris-Ileigh   Tipperary 1 1987 1 2020
  Buffers Alley   Wexford 1 1989 1 1986
  St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield   Clare 1 1999 1 2000
  Clarinbridge   Galway 1 2011 1 2002
  Newtownshandrum   Cork 1 2004 1 2006
  Na Piarsaigh   Limerick 1 2016 1 2018
  St. Thomas'   Galway 1 2013 1 2019
  Roscrea   Tipperary 1 1971 0
  St. Martin's   Kilkenny 1 1985 0
  Kilruane MacDonagh's   Tipperary 1 1986 0
  Midleton   Cork 1 1988 0
  Glenmore   Kilkenny 1 1991 0
  Kiltormer   Galway 1 1992 0
  Sixmilebridge   Clare 1 1996 0
  Rathnure   Wexford 0 5 1972, 1974, 1978, 1987, 1999
  Dunloy   Antrim 0 4 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004
  St. Rynagh's   Offaly 0 3 1971, 1973, 1983
  Kilmallock   Limerick 0 2 1993, 2015
  Fenians   Kilkenny 0 1 1975
  Camross   Laois 0 1 1977
  McQuillan Ballycastle   Antrim 0 1 1980
  Mount Sion   Waterford 0 1 1982
  Gort   Galway 0 1 1984
  O'Donovan Rossa   Antrim 0 1 1989
  Ballybrown   Limerick 0 1 1990
  Patrickswell   Limerick 0 1 1991
  Toomevara   Tipperary 0 1 1994
  Wolfe Tones   Clare 0 1 1997
  Graigue-Ballycallan   Kilkenny 0 1 2001
  Loughrea   Galway 0 1 2007
  De La Salle   Waterford 0 1 2009
  O'Loughlin Gaels   Kilkenny 0 1 2011
  Coolderry   Offaly 0 1 2012
  Kilcormac/Killoughey   Offaly 0 1 2013
  Mount Leinster Rangers   Carlow 0 1 2014
  Ruairí Óg, Cushendall   Antrim 0 1 2016
  Ballyea   Clare 0 1 2017

By CountyEdit

County Performances
Winners Runners-up
 
Galway
13 titles: Portumna (4), Athenry (3), Sarsfields (2), Castlegar (1), Clarinbridge (1), Kiltormer (1), St. Thomas' (1) 9 times: Athenry (2), Portumna (1), Sarsfields (1), Castlegar (1), Clarinbridge (1), Gort (1), Loughrea (1), St. Thomas' (1)
 
Kilkenny
13 titles: Ballyhale Shamrocks (8), James Stephens (3), St. Martin's (1), Glenmore (1) 4 times: Ballyhale Shamrocks (1), Fenians (1), Graigue-Ballycallan (1), O'Loughlin Gaels (1)
 
Cork
9 titles: Blackrock (3), St. Finbarr's (2), Glen Rovers (2), Midleton (1), Newtownshandrum (1) 3 times: Blackrock (1), St. Finbarr's (1), Newtownshandrum (1)
 
Offaly
4 titles: Birr (4) 7 times: St. Rynagh's (3), Birr (2), Kilcormac/Killoughey (1), Coolderry (1)
 
Tipperary
3 titles: Roscrea (1), Kilruane MacDonagh's (1), Borris-Ileigh (1) 2 times: Toomevara (1), Borris-Ileigh (1)
 
Antrim
2 titles: Loughgiel Shamrocks (2) 7 times: Dunloy (4), McQuillan's (1), O'Donovan Rossa (1), Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (1)
 
Clare
2 titles: Sixmilebridge (1), St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (1) 3 times: St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (1), Wolfe Tones (1) Ballyea (1)
 
Dublin
2 titles: Cuala (2)
 
Wexford
1 title: Buffers Alley (1) 6 times: Rathnure (5), Buffers Alley (1)
 
Limerick
1 title: Na Piarsaigh (1) 5 times: Kilmallock (2), Ballybrown (1), Patrickswell (1), Na Piarsaigh (1)

By ProvinceEdit

Province All-Irelands Last winning team
  Leinster clubs 20 Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), 2019–20
  Munster clubs 15 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), 2015–16
  Connacht clubs 13 Portumna (Galway), 2013–14
  Ulster clubs 2 Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim), 2011–12

Top scorersEdit

All time
Rank Player Club Tally Total Games Average
1 T. J. Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 8-148 172 26 6.62
2 Stephen Clancy St.Rynaghs 13-111 150 20 7.50
3 Eugene Cloonan Athenry 10-104 134 16 8.37
4 Henry Shefflin Ballyhale Shamrocks 4-110 122 18 6.77
5 Aaron Whelahan Birr 7-100 121 30 4.03
6 Joe Canning Portumna 7-99 120 12 10.00
7 Liam Watson Loughgiel Shamrocks 8-91 115 15 7.66
Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 1-112 115 15 7.66
Other high scorers
Rank Player Club Tally Total Games Average
1 Eoin Larkin James Stephens 5-71 86 10 8.60
2 Eoin Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 6-46 70 28 2.50
Cumulative finals
Rank Player Club Tally Total Finals Average
1 Joe Canning Portumna 1-47 50 5 10.00
2 Eugene Cloonan Athenry 1-35 38 4 9.50
3 T. J. Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 34 5 6.80
4 David Treacy Cuala 0-30 30 3 10.00
5 Pat Moylan Blackrock 2-22 28 4 7.00
6 Dan Quigley Rathnure 5-12 27 3 9.00
7 Simon Whelehan Birr 1-19 22 4 5.50
8 Aidan Donohue Sarsfields 0-21 21 3 7.00
9 Ger Fennelly Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-13 19 4 4.75
10 Shane Dowling Na Piarsaigh 0-18 18 3 6.00
Single final
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition Year
1 Liam Watson Loughgiel Shamrocks 3-7 16 Coolderry 2012
2 Dan Quigley Rathnure 3-6 15 Blackrock 1974
3 Eugene Cloonan Athenry 1-11 14   Graigue-Ballycallan 2001
4 Adrian Ronan   Graigue-Ballycallan 1-9 12 Athenry 2001
Tom Buckley   Glen Rovers 1-9 12 St. Rynagh's 1973
Joe Canning Portumna 0-12 12 Ballyhale Shamrocks 2010
5 Brendan Fennelly Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-11 11 St. Finbarr's 1981
6 John Rothwell Blackrock 3-1 10 Rathnure 1972
Dan Quigley Rathnure 2-4 10 Blackrock 1972
Mark Kerins Clarinbridge 1-7 10 O'Loughlin Gaels 2011
Simon Whelehan Birr 1-7 10 Portumna 2008
Joe Canning Portumna 0-10 10 Mount Leinster Rangers 2014
Billy Walton James Stephens 0-10 10 Mount Sion 1982
Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 0-10 10 Dunloy 2004
Joe Canning Portumna 0-10 10 Birr 2008

Records and statisticsEdit

FinalEdit

TeamEdit

TeamsEdit

By decadeEdit

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship titles, is as follows:

GapsEdit

Top three longest gaps between successive championship titles:

ReferencesEdit

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