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1974 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1974 was the 88th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Limerick 3-19 to 1-13 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

1974 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates9 June - 1 September 1974
Teams13
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamKilkenny (19th win)
CaptainNicky Orr
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamLimerick
CaptainSeán Foley
Provincial champions
MunsterLimerick
LeinsterKilkenny
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played12
Player of the YearGer Henderson
All-Star TeamSee here
1973
1975

The championshipEdit

FormatEdit

Munster Championship

First round: (1 match) This is a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the first round joins the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

Leinster Championship

First round: (1 match) This is a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Leinster. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the first round joins the other three Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

All-Ireland Championship

Preliminary round: (1 match) This is a single match between Galway and the winners of the All-Ireland 'B' championship. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the quarter-final.

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a single match between London and the winners of the preliminary round. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-final.

Semi-final: (1 match) This is a single match between the Leinster champions and the winners of the quarter-final. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the semi-final and the Munster champions contest this game.

FixturesEdit

Leinster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Offaly2-11 – 1-6Dublin
M. Moylan (0-4), H. Dalton (1-0), J. Kinsella (1-0), M. Cleere (0-3), P. Mulhaire (0-2), P. Horan (0-2). M. Bermingham (1-1), P. Quigley (0-4), D. Walsh (0-1).
Referee: J. Rankin (Laois)

Wexford1-18 – 1-5Laois
S. Kinsella (1-6), T. Byrne (0-3), P. Wilson (0-2), R. Kinsella (0-2), M. Quigley (0-2), John Quigley (0-1), D. Lawlor (0-1), C. Keogh (0-1). P. Bates (1-4), G. Lanham (0-1).
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

Kilkenny4-14 – 2-6Offaly
E. Keher (2-5), K. Purcell (1-1), P. Delaney (1-1), L. O'Brien (0-4), M. Brennan (0-2), P. Henderson (0-1). J. Flaherty (1-4), P. J. Whelehan (1-0), K. Mooney (0-1), D. Hanniffy (0-1).
Referee: M. Bowe (Wexford)

Kilkenny6-13 – 2-24Wexford
E. Keher (2-6), M. Crotty (2-1), K. Purcell (1-1), P. Delaney (1-1), N. Brennan (0-1), M. Brennan (0-1), P. Henderson (0-1), L. O'Brien (0-1). T. Byrne (1-8), J. Quigley (0-5), R. Kinsella (1-1), T. Doran (0-4), M. Casey (0-2), P. Wilson (0-2), S. Kinsella (0-1), T. O'Connor (0-1).
Attendance: 20,742
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Munster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Waterford4-9 – 3-8Cork
M. Geary (2-0), P. O'Grady (0-6), M. Ormonde (1-1), A. Reide (1-0), J. Kirwan (0-1), J. Galvin (0-1). C. McCarthy (1-4), G. McCarthy (1-1), P. Hegarty (0-1), M. Malone (0-1), C. Roche (0-1).
Referee: S. O'Grady (Limerick)

Limerick3-12 – 3-11Waterford
R. Bennis (1-6), L. O'Donoghue (1-1), E. Grimes (1-0), J. McKenna (0-2), M. Ruth (0-1), F. Nolan (0-1), N. Rea (0-1). J. Kirwan (3-1), M. Whelan (0-2), A. Reide (0-2), P. O'Grady (0-2), M. Ormonde (0-1), M. Geary (0-1), M. Walsh (0-1), M. Hickey (0-1).

Clare1-8 – 1-7Tipperary
C. Honan (0-6), G. Lohan (1-0), M. Mooney (0-1), N. Casey (0-1). F. Loughnane (1-4), J. Flanagan (0-1), P. Byrne (0-1), N. O'Dwyer (0-1).
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

Limerick6-14 – 3-9Clare
R. Bennis (2-8), N. Rea (2-0), L. O'Donoghue (0-4), F. Nolan (1-0), B. Hartigan (0-1), J. McKenna (0-1). C. Honan (0-8), E. O'Connor (1-0), G. Lohan (1-0), T. Ryan (1-0), S. Stack (1-0, own goal), C. Woods (0-1).
Attendance: 36,446
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Galway3-19 – 4-10Kildare
J. Connolly (0-6), P. J. Molloy (0-5), G. Holland (1-1), M. Barrett (1-0), P. Ryan (1-0), P. Fahy (0-2), I. Clarke (0-2), S. Murphy (0-2), G. Coone (0-1). E. Walsh (1-5), J. Wall (1-1), J. O'Leary (1-1), Tommy Carew (1-0), B. Burke (0-2), J. O'Connell (0-1).
Referee: S. O'Meara (Tipperary)

Galway3-13 – 0-6London
J. Connolly (2-4), P. Fahy (1-1), P. J. Molloy (0-5), M. Barrett (0-1), M. Bond (0-1), S. Murphy (0-1). L. Corless (0-2), F. Canning (0-2), P. Cronin (0-1), R. Cashin (0-1).
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

Kilkenny2-32 – 3-17Galway
E. Keher (0-13), P. Delaney (2-1), K. Purcell (0-5), L. O'Brien (0-4), M. Brennan (0-4), B. Fitzpatrick (0-2), F. Cummins (0-2), M. Crotty (0-1). G. Coone (1-2), M. Barrett (1-2), P. J. Molloy (0-5), J. Rabbitte (1-0), S. Grealish (0-3), S. Murphy (0-2), P. Ryan (0-2), J. Connolly (0-1).
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

Kilkenny3-19 – 1-13Limerick
E. Keher (1-11), M. Brennan (1-2), P. Delaney (1-0), K. Purcell (0-2), B. Fitzpatrick (0-1), P. Henderson (0-1), L. O'Brien (0-1), M. Crotty (0-1). R. Bennis (0-5), L. O'Donoghue (1-0), N. Rea (0-3), J. McKenna (0-2), F. Nolan (0-1), M. Ruth (0-1), E. Grimes (0-1).
Attendance: 62,071
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Limerick

Championship statisticsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Top scorersEdit

SeasonEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 5-35 50 4 12.50
2 Richie Bennis Limerick 3-19 28 3 9.33
3 Pat Delaney Kilkenny 5-03 18 4 4.50
4 John Connolly Galway 2-11 17 3 5.66
5 Kieran Purcell Kilkenny 2-09 15 4 3.75
P. J. Molloy Galway 0-15 15 3 5.00
6 Tom Byrne Wexford 1-11 14 2 7.00
Colm Honan Clare 0-14 14 2 7.00
7 Mick Brennan Kilkenny 1-09 12 4 3.00
8 John Kirwan Waterford 3-02 11 2 5.50
Liam O'Donoghue Limerick 2-05 11 3 3.66

Single gameEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Richie Bennis Limerick 2-08 14 Clare
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-11 14 Limerick
3 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-13 13 Galway
4 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-06 12 Wexford
5 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-05 11 Offaly
Tom Byrne Wexford 1-08 11 Kilkenny
7 John Kirwan Waterford 3-01 10 Limerick
John Connolly Galway 2-04 10 London
9 Seánie Kinsella Wexford 1-06 9 Laois
Richie Bennis Limerick 1-06 9 Waterford

ReferencesEdit

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).

See alsoEdit