2013 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The 2013 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 126th staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment in 1887. The draw for the 2013 fixtures took place on 4 October 2012.[1] The championship began on 5 May 2013 and ended on 28 September 2013 with Clare winning their fourth All Ireland title after a 5–16 to 3–16 win against Cork in the replayed final.[2]

2013 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates5 May — 28 September 2013
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamClare (4th win)
CaptainPatrick Donnellan
ManagerDavy Fitzgerald
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamCork
CaptainPa Cronin
ManagerJimmy Barry-Murphy
Provincial champions
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played21
Goals total48 (2.28 per game)
Points total710 (33.80 per game)
Top ScorerColours of Clare.svg Colin Ryan (0-70)
Player of the YearColours of Clare.svg Tony Kelly
All-Star TeamSee here

Kilkenny were the defending champions.[3] However, they were knocked out of the Leinster Championship by eventual Leinster champions Dublin at the semi-final stage and Cork saw them off in the All-Ireland quarter-final. Limerick won the Munster Championship for the first time since 1996. Cork defeated Dublin and Clare defeated Limerick in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

The 2013 Championship has been described by many as one of the best ever.[4][5][6][7] In February 2014, the GAA announced that both the 2013 football and hurling Championships brought in €11.9m in gate receipts, an increase of €1.3m for the hurling championship.[8]

The introduction of Hawk-Eye for Championship matches at Croke Park fell foul in a high-profile[9] blunder by the computer system which led to use of Hawk-Eye being suspended during the All-Ireland semi-finals on 18 August. During the minor game between Limerick and Galway, Hawk-Eye ruled a point for Limerick as a miss although the graphic showed the ball passing inside the posts, causing confusion around the stadium - the referee ultimately waved the valid point wide provoking anger from fans, viewers and TV analysts covering the game live.[10] The system was subsequently stood down for the senior game which followed, owing to "an inconsistency in the generation of a graphic".[11] Hawk-Eye admitted they were to blame and as a result Limerick, who were narrowly defeated after extra-time, announced they would be appealing over Hawk-Eye's costly failure.[9] The incident drew attention from the UK, where Hawk-Eye had made its debut in English soccer's Premier League the day before.[12]


All teams from the 2012 championship continued to line out in hurling's top tier in 2013.

Kilkenny were installed as the favourites to retain the All-Ireland title for a third consecutive year and to secure a remarkable tenth championship in fourteen seasons. Tipperary and Galway, the last two teams to beat Kilkenny in championship hurling, were regarded as the two teams most likely to provide the strongest challenge to Kilkenny's supremacy once again. Limerick were ranked at 20/1 as they hoped to end a forty-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Waterford, a team who won four Munster titles between 2002 and 2010, were seen as a team to have missed out on their chance at an All-Ireland title and were ranked at 25/1.[13]London, the winners of the 2012 Christy Ring Cup, availed of their automatic right to promotion to the top tier and joined the Leinster championship.[14]

Prior to the championship draw it emerged that Croke Park officials had written to the Laois County Board inviting the county hurlers to participate in the 2013 Christy Ring Cup. This was prompted by Laois's poor results during the previous few seasons.[15] In spite of these concerns Laois decided to remain in hurling's top tier and subsequently won two Leinster Championship matches.[16]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Colours Sponsor Captain Vice-captain(s) Manager(s) Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white Creagh Concrete Neil McManus Kevin Ryan
Carlow Red, green and yellow Dan Morrissey Ltd. Edward Coady John Meyler
Clare Saffron and blue Pat O'Donnell Pat Donnellan Brendan Bugler
Enda Barrett
Davy Fitzgerald 2013 1998 1977-78
Cork Red and white Chill Insurance Pa Cronin Jimmy Barry-Murphy 2005 2006 1998
Dublin Navy and blue Vodafone John McCaffrey Anthony Daly 1938 2013 2011
Galway Maroon and white Supermac's Fergal Moore Anthony Cunningham 1988 2012 2010
Kilkenny Black and amber Glanbia Colin Fennelly Henry Shefflin Brian Cody 2012 2011 2013
Laois Blue and white MW Hire Services Matthew Whelan Séamus Plunkett 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white Sporting Limerick Donal O'Grady Paudie O'Brien John Allen 1973 2013 1997
London Green and white Bewley's Hotels John Walsh Éamonn Phelan 1901
Offaly Green, white and gold Carroll Cuisine David Kenny Ollie Baker 1998 1995 1990-91
Tipperary Blue and gold Škoda Auto Shane McGrath Brendan Maher Eamon O'Shea 2010 2012 2008
Waterford White and blue 3 Kevin Moran Noel Connors Michael Ryan 1959 2010 2007
Westmeath Maroon and white Annabrook Hotel Eoin Price Brian Hanley
Wexford Purple and Gold Sports Savers Garrett Sinnott Richie Kehoe Liam Dunne 1996 2004 1972-73



Level on Pyramid Competition Champions Runners Up
Tier 1 2013 All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship   Clare   Cork
Tier 1 (Leinster) 2013 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship   Dublin   Galway
Tier 1 (Munster) 2013 Munster Senior Hurling Championship   Limerick   Cork
Tier 1 (Ulster) 2013 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship   Antrim   Down
Tier 2 2013 Christy Ring Cup   Down   Kerry
Tier 3 2013 Nicky Rackard Cup   Donegal   Roscommon
Tier 4 2013 Lory Meagher Cup   Warwickshire   Longford


RTÉ and TV3 provide live coverage and highlights of matches in Ireland on The Sunday Game Live and Championship Live respectively, with RTÉ showing the All-Ireland Final live. Setanta Sports and TG4 show highlights of matches in Ireland also. Setanta Sports broadcasts live Championship matches in Australia. Also Setanta Sports provides live matches in Asia. The Championship Live live programme was presented by Matt Cooper, usually from an on-pitch studio with analysis from Daithí Regan, Jamesie O'Connor, and Nicky English. The Sunday Game live programme was presented by Michael Lyster with analysis usually from Cyril Farrell, Ger Loughnane, Liam Sheedy, and Tomás Mulcahy. Highlights of all games were shown on The Sunday Game programme which aired usually at 9:30pm on Sundays on RTÉ Two and was presented by Des Cahill with analysis from Eddie Brennan and Donal Óg Cusack.

Television coverage, in particular that of the Leinster Hurling Championship has been criticised in some circles. Neither RTÉ or TV3 decided to broadcast both Leinster Hurling Championship semi-finals. Both channels also declined the offer from the Leinster GAA to reschedule the Dublin - Kilkenny semi-final replay in order for it to be broadcast.[17]

These matches were broadcast live on television in Ireland

Round RTÉ TV3
Munster Championship Clare vs Waterford
Limerick vs Cork
Limerick v Tipperary
Cork vs Clare
Leinster Championship Offaly vs Kilkenny
Dublin vs Kilkenny (Replay shown online only)
Dublin vs Galway
Qualifiers Waterford vs Kilkenny
Kilkenny v Tipperary
Quarter-Finals Cork vs Kilkenny
Galway v Clare
Semi-Finals Dublin vs Cork
Limerick v Clare
Final and Replay Cork vs Clare

Leinster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round First round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Leinster final
 Antrim 3-18
 Westmeath 2-13  Antrim 0-13
 Laois 1-16
 Laois 2-18
 Carlow 0-13
 Carlow 4-17
 London 2-13
 Laois 1-13
 Galway 2-17
 Galway 2-13
 Dublin 2-25
 Offaly 4-9
 Kilkenny 0-26
1-14 (0-16)
0-17 (1-16)
1-17 (0-12)
1-17 (1-17)
Preliminary round
Westmeath  2-13 - 3-18Antrim  
D McNicholas 0-5 (3f), E Price 0-4, T Doyle 1-0, N O'Brien 1-0, B Murtagh 0-2, R Greville 0-1, A Clarke 0-1. Report N McManus 2-4 (1-0 free), S McNaughton 0-5 (2fs, 1 65), C Carson 1-0, J McGreevey 0-2, E McCloskey 0-2, M Donnelly 0-1, T McCloskey 0-1, P Shiels 0-1, S Casey 0-1, C Clarke 0-1.
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

First round
Carlow  4-17 - 2-13London  
C Doyle 3-2; M Kavanagh 0-7 (5fs, 1 pen); S Murphy 1-3; J Kavanagh 0-2; E Coady, S Kavanagh, R Coady 0-1. Report M Duggan 1-4; G Hennelly (3fs, 1 65), S Lambert (fs) 0-4 each; L Hands 1-0; D Reale 0-1.
Referee: J Sexton (Cork)

First round
Laois  1-16 - 0-13Antrim  
Z Keenan (0-05, 0-01pen); T Fitzgerald (1-01), S Maher (0-04, 2f), W Hyland (0-03), B Dunne (0-03). Report S McNaughton (0-05, 0-05f), N McManus (0-5, 0-02f, 0-01'65), P Shiels (0-01); J McGreevey (0-01), C McKinley (0-01).

Laois  2-18 - 0-13Carlow  
S Maher 0-9(7fs); W Hyland 1-1; Z Keenan 1-0(f); C Healy, M Whelan(fs), J Fitzpatrick 0-2 each; T Fitzgerald, B Duggan 0-1 each. Report M Kavanagh 0-4(3fs); E Coady 0-3; D English(fs), HP O'Byrne 0-2 each, JM Nolan, S Murphy 0-1 each.
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

Wexford  1-17 - 1-17Dublin  
J Guiney (1-8, 0-6f), G Sinnott (0-4), R Jacob (0-3), H Kehoe (0-1), P Doran (0-1). Report J Boland (0-9, 8f), E Dillon (1-0), D Sutcliffe (0-3), M Carton (0-2), S Durkin (0-1), C McCormack (0-1), P Ryan (0-1).
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

Offaly  4-9 - 0-26Kilkenny  
J Bergin (2-0), C Egan (1-02), S Dooley (0-05, 0-04f, 0-01'65), D Currams (1-0), B Carroll (0-1), C McDonald (0-1). Report E Larkin (0-11, 0-10f, 0-1'65), R Power (0-4, 0-1f), R Hogan (0-3), T Walsh (0-1), B Hogan (0-1), L Ryan (0-1), TJ Reid (0-1), C Fennelly (0-1), A Fogarty (0-1), W Walsh (0-1), M Ruth (0-1).
Attendance: 8,237
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)

Quarter-final replay
Dublin  1-17 - 0-12Wexford  
P Ryan (1-9, 0-8f, 0-1 ’65), C Keaney (0-2), D Treacy (0-2), J McCaffrey (0-2), P Kelly (0-1), D Sutcliffe (0-1). Report J Guiney (0-5, 5f), G Sinnott (0-2), P Morris (0-2), P Doran (0-1), H Kehoe (0-1), R Jacob (0-1).
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

Laois  1-13 - 2-17Galway  
M Whelan (0-05, 0-04f), T Fitzgerald (1-00), Z Keenan (0-03), S Maher (0-02, 0-01f), J Fitzpatrick (0-01), B Dunne (0-01), W Hyland (0-01). Report J Canning (0-11, 0-07f), A Callanan (1-00), D Glennon (1-00), D Hayes (0-02), D Burke (0-02), N Burke (0-01), J Regan (0-01).
Attendance: 5,387
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

Kilkenny  1-14 - 0-17Dublin  
E Larkin (0-07, frees), W Walsh (1-04), R Hogan (0-02), TJ Reid (0-01). Report J Boland (0-09, 0-07 frees), P Schutte (0-01), J McCaffrey (0-01), C Keaney (0-1), D Sutcliffe (0-01), P Ryan (0-01, free), D O’Callaghan (0-01), Mark Schutte (0-01), S Durkin (0-01).
Attendance: 9,674
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

Semi-final replay
Dublin  1-16 - 0-16Kilkenny  
P Ryan (0-8, six frees), D O'Callaghan (0-5, one free), D Sutcliffe (1-0), C Keaney (0-1), S Durkan (0-1), M Schutte (0-1). Report E Larkin (0-11, frees and two 65s), R Power (0-3), W Walsh (0-1), C Fennelly (0-1).
Attendance: 10,532
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Dublin  2-25 - 2-13Galway  
P Ryan 2-7 (0-4fs), D O'Callaghan 0-4, R O'Dwyer 0-3, C Keaney, J Boland, J McCaffrey, C McCormack 0-2 each, M Carton, D Sutcliffe, S Lambert 0-1 each. Report J Canning 1-7 (0-4fs), D Burke 1-0, C Cooney 0-2, I Tannian, J Regan, A Harte, J Glynn 0-1 each
Attendance: 36,657
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

Munster Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-final Semi-finals Munster final
 Tipperary 1-15
 Limerick 1-18
 Limerick 0-24
 Cork 0-15
 Cork 0-23
 Waterford 1-15  Clare 0-15
 Clare 2-20
Clare  2-20 - 1-15Waterford  
C Ryan (0-7, 0-6f, 0-1 '65'), T Kelly (0-4), S O'Donnell (1-0), C McGrath (1-0), J Conlon (0-3), D Honan (0-3), C Galvin (0-2), F Lynch (0-1). Report M Shanahan (0-7, 0-6f), J Dillon (1-2), S Prendergast (0-2), K Moran (0-1), J Barron (0-1), P Mahony (0-1), G O'Brien (0-1).
Attendance: 12,103
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Limerick  1-18 - 1-15Tipperary  
D Hannon 0-09 (5f, 1 65), S Tobin 1-01, D O'Grady 0-03, S Dowling 0-02 (1f), D Breen, J Ryan & N Moran 0-01 each. Report J O'Dwyer 1-03, S Callanan 0-04f, J O'Brien 0-03, E Kelly 0-02 (1f), B Maher, N McGrath & P Bourke 0-01 each.
Attendance: 19,507
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

Cork  0-23 - 0-15Clare  
P Horgan 0-8 (5fs), S Harnedy 0-3, J Coughlan, C Lehane, L O'Farrell 0-2 each, A Nash 0-2fs, D Kearney, C McCarthy, W Egan, P Cronin 0-1 each. Report P Collins 0-5, C McGrath, C Galvin, D Honan 0-2 each, C Ryan 0-2 (1f, 1 '65'), T Kelly, S O'Donnell 0-1 each.
Attendance: 19,054
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Limerick  0-24 - 0-15Cork  
D Hannon (0-8, 5 frees, 1 s/l), J Ryan, S Dowling (0-3 each), G Mulcahy, S Tobin, K Downes (0-2 each), P O’Brien, P Browne, S Hickey, N Moran (0-1 each). Report P Horgan (0-4, 2 frees), S Harnedy, P Cronin (0-3 each), J Coughlan (0-2 frees), L O’Farrell, D Kearney, C Naughton (0-1 each).
Attendance: 42,730
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

All-Ireland QualifiersEdit

Teams eliminated prior to the semi finals of their provincial championship compete in the Preliminary rounds and Phase 1. Teams eliminated in the provincial semi finals take part in Phase 2. Phase 3 sees the winners of Phase 1 take on the winners of Phase 2, with the winners advancing to the All Ireland Quarter Finals

Preliminary round Round 2 Round 3
 Wexford 3-18
 Antrim 0-17  Wexford 2-16
 Carlow 0-20
 Wexford 1-20
 Clare 3-24
 Laois 0-15
 Clare 1-32
Preliminary round Round 2 Round 3
 Tipperary 1-14
 Kilkenny 0-20
 Kilkenny 1-22
 Offaly 1-14  Waterford 2-16
 Waterford 0-21  Waterford 3-22
 Westmeath 1-14  Westmeath 0-14
 London 0-11

Preliminary roundEdit

Preliminary round
Offaly  1-14 - 0-21Waterford  
S Dooley (1-4, 0-4 frees); D Currams, K Brady, J Bergin, B Carroll (0-2 each); C Mahon, D Morkan (0-1 each). Report M Shanahan (0-13, 5 frees); B O’Sullivan (0-3); J Dillon (0-2); K Moran, S O’Sullivan, P Prendergast (0-1 each).
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Preliminary round
Wexford  3-18 - 0-17Antrim  
J Guiney (0-8, 3fs, 2 65s, 1 s/l), R Jacob, P Morris (1-2 each), G Sinnott (0-4), P Doran (1-0), E Martin (free), S Murphy (0-1 each). Report N McManus (0-6, 2 frees), S McNaughton (0-5, 0-3 frees), J McGreevey, K Stewart (1 free) (0-2 each), C Carson, C McGuinness 0-1 each.
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: J Sexton (Cork)

Preliminary round
London  0-11 - 1-15Westmeath  
M Finn (0-5, 5f), D Reale (0-2), J Walsh (0-1), PJ Rowe (0-1), S Lambert (0-1), M Duggan (0-1). Report D McNicholas (0-11, 7f), B Murtagh (1-1), R Greville (0-2), J Shaw (0-1).
Attendance: 300
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

Phase 1Edit

Phase 1
Wexford  2-16 - 0-20Carlow  
J Guiney (0-10, 9f), P Doran (1-0), D Redmond (1-0), R Jacob (0-2), C Kenny (0-1), G Sinnott (0-1), E Quigley (0-1). Report D English (0-10, 9f), C Doyle (0-2), J M Nolan (0-2), R Coady (0-1), J Kavanagh (0-1), E Byrne (0-1), M Brennan (0-1), S Murphy (0-1), A Gaule (0-1).
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)

Phase 1
Westmeath  0-14 - 3-22Waterford  
D McNicholas (0-06, 0-05f), B Murtagh (0-03), E Price (0-02), J Shaw (0-01), A Clarke (0-01), T Doyle (0-01). Report M Shanahan (1-09, 0-05f), B O'Sullivan (2-02), S Prendergast (0-03), K Moran (0-02), J Dillon (0-02), J Barron (0-01), S Fives (0-01), D Fives (0-01), S O'Sullivan (0-01).
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

Phase 2Edit

Phase 2
Kilkenny  0-20 - 1-14Tipperary  
E Larkin 0-11 (8f), R Hogan, W Walsh 0-3 each; R Power 0-2, C Fennelly 0-1. Report E Kelly 0-5 (5f, 1 '65), L Corbett 1-0, J O'Dwyer 0-3, S Callanan 0-2, J O'Brien, N McGrath, K Bergin, J Woodlock 0-1 each.
Attendance: 23,307
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

Phase 2
Clare  1-32 - 0-15Laois  
C Ryan 0-11 (8f, 2 '65s'), P Duggan 0-4, D Honan, C McGrath 0-3 each, S O'Donnell 1-0, P Collins 0-2, T Kelly, P Donnellan, J Conlon, C Galvin, B Bugler, L Markham, D McInerney, C Dillon, P O'Connor 0-1 each. Report S Maher 0-5 (3f), Z Keenan 0-4 (1f), W Hyland 0-3, PJ Scully 0-2, J Brophy 0-1.
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

Phase 3Edit

Phase 3
Waterford  2-16 - 1-22
R Barry (1-3), J Dillon (1-2, 1f), D Fives (0-3), K Moran (0-3), J Nagle (0-1f), R Foley (0-1), S Prendergast (0-1), B O'Sullivan (0-1), J Barron (0-1). Report R Power (1-5, 1-0 pen, 3f), R Hogan (0-5), E Larkin (0-4, 3f), C Fennelly (0-4), A Fogarty (0-2), M Ruth (0-1), M Fennelly (0-1).
Attendance: 17,235
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

Phase 3
Wexford  1-20 - 3-24 (AET)Clare  
J Guiney (1-8, 0-6 frees); D Redmond, P Morris, P Doran, G Moore (0-2 each); G Sinnott, C Kenny, C McDonald, M O’Regan (0-1 each). Report C Ryan (0-10, six frees, two 65s); C McInerney (2-1); S O’Donnell (1-1); T Kelly (0-5, 0-1 pen); J Conlon (0-3); B Bugler, P Collins, S Morey, A Cunningham (0-1 each).
Attendance: 17,235
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling ChampionshipEdit

Quarter Finals Semi FInals FInal
 Cork 0-19
 Kilkenny 0-14  Dublin 1-19
 Cork 1-24
 Limerick 0-18
 Clare 1-23  Clare 1-22
 Galway 2-14


Cork  0-19 - 0-14Kilkenny  
P Horgan (0-11, 8 frees), C Lehane, P Cronin (0-2 each), L O’Farrell, J Coughlan, S Harnedy, S Moylan (0-1 each). Report E Larkin (0-6, 3 frees, one 65), R Power (one free), M Fennelly (0-2 each), P Murphy, A Fogarty, T Walsh, W Walsh (0-1 each).
Attendance: 33,383
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Galway  2-14 - 1-23Clare  
J Canning (0-7, five frees, one 65), D Hayes (0-3), J Glynn, N Healy (1-0 each), A Harte, C Donnellan, D Burke (free), J Cooney (0-1 each). Report C Ryan (0-10, eight frees), C McGrath (1-2), P Collins (0-4), J Conlon, D Honan, P O’Connor, B Bugler, T Kelly, F Lynch, N O’Connell (0-1 each).
Attendance: 33,383
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)


Dublin  1-19 - 1-24Cork  
P Ryan (6f) 0-06; D Sutcliffe 0-04; D Treacy 1-01; C Keaney, D O'Callaghan 0-02 each; S Durkin, J McCaffrey, J Boland, R O'Dwyer 0-01 each. Report P Horgan (5f) 1-07; L McLoughlin, A Nash (3f), C Lehane 0-03 each; S Harnedy, L O'Farrell 0-02 each; D Kearney, J Coughlan, P Cronin, S Moylan 0-01 each.
Attendance: 62,092
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

Limerick  0-18 - 1-22Clare  
S Dowling 0-6 (5f, 1 65'), D Hannon (2f), P Browne, G O'Mahony 0-2 each, C Allis, J Ryan, G Mulcahy, D Breen, T Ryan, K Downes 0-1 each. Report C Ryan 0-11 (9f), T Kelly 0-4, D Honan 1-0, P Collins 0-3, P Donnellan, P O'Connor, C Galvin, C McInerney 0-1 each.
Attendance: 62,962
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)


Clare  0-25 - 3-16Cork  
Colin Ryan (0-12, 11f), T Kelly (0-03), P Collins (0-03), C McGrath (0-02), J Conlon (0-02), D O'Donovan (0-01), Conor Ryan (0-01), D Honan (0-01). Report P Horgan (0-10, 8f), C Lehane (1-01), P Cronin (1-00), A Nash (1-00, f), D Kearney (0-02), S Harnedy (0-02), B Murphy (0-01).
Attendance: 81,653
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

Final Replay
Clare  5-16 - 3-16Cork  
J Conlon (0-02), T Kelly (0-03), Colin Ryan (0-07f), S O’Donnell (3-03), D Honan (1-00), C McGrath (1-01). Report A Nash (1-00, f), L McLoughlin (0-01), S Harnedy (1-02), P Cronin (0-01), C Lehane (0-02), P Horgan (0-09, 7f), S Moylan (1-01)
Attendance: 82,276
Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath)



  • First goal of the championship: Niall O'Brien for Westmeath against Antrim (Leinster preliminary round, 5 May 2013)
  • Widest winning margin: 20 points
  • Most goals in a match: 8
    • Clare 5-16 - 3-16 Cork (All-Ireland final replay)
  • Most points in a match: 47
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 5
    • Clare 5-16 - 3-16 Cork (All-Ireland final replay)
  • Highest aggregate score: (70 minutes) 56 points
    • Clare 5-16 - 3-16 Cork (All-Ireland final replay)
  • Lowest aggregate score: 29 points
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Colin Ryan Clare 0-70 70 8 8.75
2 Patrick Horgan Cork 1-49 52 6 8.7
3 Eoin Larkin Kilkenny 0-50 50 6 8.33
4 Jack Guiney Wexford 2-39 45 5 9.00
5 Paul Ryan Dublin 3-32 41 6 6.83
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Maurice Shanahan Waterford 0-13 13 Offaly
Paul Ryan Dublin 2-7 13 Galway
2 Colin Ryan Clare 0-12 12 Cork
Paul Ryan Dublin 1-9 12 Wexford
Maurice Shanahan Waterford 1-9 12 Westmeath
Shane O'Donnell Clare 3-3 12 Cork
3 Craig Doyle Carlow 3-2 11 London
Jack Guiney Wexford 1-8 11 Dublin
Jack Guiney Wexford 1-8 11 Clare
Eoin Larkin Kilkenny 0-11 11 Offaly
Joe Canning Galway 0-11 11 Laois
Derek McNicholas Westmeath 0-11 11 London
Eoin Larkin Kilkenny 0-11 11 Dublin
Eoin Larkin Kilkenny 0-11 11 Tipperary
Colin Ryan Clare 0-11 11 Laois
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-11 11 Kilkenny
5 Neil McManus Antrim 2-4 10 Westmeath
Patrick Horgan Cork 1-7 10 Dublin
Jack Guiney Wexford 0-10 10 Carlow
David English Carlow 0-10 10 Wexford
Colin Ryan Clare 0-10 10 Wexford
Colin Ryan Clare 0-10 10 Galway
21 Joey Boland Dublin 0-9 9 Wexford
Declan Hannon Limerick 0-9 9 Tipperary
Stephen Maher Laois 0-9 9 Carlow
Joey Boland Dublin 0-9 9 Kilkenny


  • In Carlow's defeat of London in the first round of the Leinster championship, Craig Doyle became the first player in the history of the championship to score three goals after coming on as a substitute.
  • In the Leinster semi-final replay, Dublin record a championship defeat of Kilkenny for the first time since 1942.
  • The Leinster final was notable for a number of reasons. It was the first final to feature neither Kilkenny or Wexford since 1990. The meeting of Dublin and Galway in the provincial decider was a first, while it was also their first championship meeting since 1942. Dublin maintained their 100% success rate over Galway, with a sixth win from six meetings, to claim the Leinster title for the first time since 1961.
  • The Munster final between Cork and Limerick was the sides' first meeting at this stage of the championship since 1992. Limerick's victory was their first provincial title since 1996.
  • Cork and Kilkenny's All-Ireland quarter-final meeting at Semple Stadium was their first championship meeting outside of Croke Park since 1907.
  • For the first time since 1951, Kilkenny did not play a single championship game in Croke Park. It is also the first time since 1996 that Kilkenny failed to qualify for an All-Ireland semi-final.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Cork and Dublin was the sides' first meeting in the All-Ireland series since 1952.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Clare and Limerick was the sides' first ever meeting at this stage of the championship.
  • The All-Ireland final was notable for a number of reasons. It was the second ever all-Munster All-Ireland decider and the first time since 1997 that this has happened. It was the first time since 2004 that neither the Leinster or Munster champions contested the All-Ireland final. It was the first ever All-Ireland final meeting of Cork and Clare. For the second successive year the All-Ireland final ended in a draw. The replay was also unique as it was the first All-Ireland final to be played on a Saturday.
  • Clare win their fourth All-Ireland title to draw level with Galway and Offaly as joint seventh on the all-time roll of honour.
  • Clare's victory also marked the first time a team outside the traditional "Big Three" of hurling (Kilkennny, Cork and Tipperary) had won the All-Ireland since Offaly in 1998.

Notable matchesEdit

2013 will be remembered as a year that the traditionally weaker counties made an impact.

Limerick who hadn't been in an All-Ireland Final since 2007 beat reigning Munster Champions Tipperary by 3 points, 1–18 to 1–15 in a Munster semi-final.

Clare under David Fitzgerald held off Waterford in a Munster Quarter-final winning by 2–20 to 1-15. They were overcome by a stronger Cork side in the Munster Semi-final losing 0–23 to 0-15.

Laois made it to the Leinster semi-final where they put it up to Galway even leading by a point at half time [0-08 - 0-07], but Galway's physicality helped them run out 7 point victors [2-17 - 1-13].

Dublin came into the season after a disappointing 2012 season and a hammering by Tipperary in the league semi-final [4-20 0-17]. In their Leinster Quarter-Final they drew with Wexford, 1-17 - 1-17 but in the replay ran out easy 8 point winners, 1-17 - 0-12.

Offaly jumped to a 1–01 to 0–00 start against Kilkenny in their Quarter-Final clash. They led at half time by 2–06 to 0-11 but failed to stop Kilkenny, although they managed to score 4 goals as Kilkenny won 0–26 to 4-09.

In their semi-final Dublin ran at Kilkenny and held out for a draw in the match, 0-17 - 1-14. In the replay Dublin raced to a 0–04 to 0–01 lead after 10 mins and lead 0–11 to 0–07 at half time. They ran out 3 point winners, 1-17 0-17. Dublin made it to a Leinster final while Kilkenny where exiled to the qualifiers for a second year.

Kilkenny fought hard against Tipperary and sent them out of the Championship, winning by three points.

Dublin beat Galway by 12 points to claim their first Leinster title in 52 years.[18]

Kilkenny knocked out Waterford in the final stage of the Qualifiers after extra time.

Carlow lead Wexford for most of their game in the qualifiers, until a late goal sent them out.

At the quarter-final stage, Cork knocked out Championship favourites and title holders, Kilkenny. Clare knocked out Galway, the previous year's runners-up.

Both Provincial Champions were beaten in the semi-finals. Cork defeated Dublin after the game of the season by 1–24 to 1-19, and Clare beat Limerick by 1–22 to 0-18.

The 2013 Championship was described by many as one of the best ever.[19][20]


Monthly awards
Month GAA/GPA Player of the Month
Player County
May Cahir Healy[21] Laois
June Richie McCarthy[22] Limerick
July Paul Ryan[23] Dublin
August Tony Kelly[24] Clare
September Shane O'Donnell[25] Clare
Sunday Game Team of the Year

The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 28 September, which was the night of the final replay.[26] Clare's victorious All-Ireland winning side had seven players in the hurling team of the year. Tony Kelly of Clare was also picked as The Sunday Game player of the year.[27][28]

  • Anthony Nash (Cork)
  • Shane O’Neill (Cork)
  • David McInerney (Clare)
  • Peter Kelly (Dublin)
  • Brendan Bugler (Clare)
  • Liam Rushe (Dublin)
  • Pat Donnellan (Clare)
  • Paul Browne (Limerick)
  • Colm Galvin (Clare)
  • Seamus Harnedy (Cork)
  • Tony Kelly (Clare)
  • Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin)
  • Podge Collins (Clare)
  • Patrick Horgan (Cork)
  • Conor McGrath (Clare)
GAA/GPA All Stars

The 2013 All-Star hurling team were announced on 6 November. Speaking at the announcement, GAA President Liam O'Neill said "This year's hurling selection was of particular interest to hurling followers everywhere after the incredible year we had, the players who have made the final cut can take particular satisfaction on doing so in a season of stiff competition as new teams and players emerged - something evidenced in the final make up of the team, I congratulate all 15 players - and those who were nominated too - as their inclusion further underlines their roles as excellent ambassadors through their commitment and dedication to the pursuit of excellence." [29][30][31][32]

Pos. Player Team Appearances
GK   Anthony Nash Cork 2
RCB   Richie McCarthy Limerick 1
FB   Peter Kelly Dublin 1
LCB   David McInerney] Clare 1
RWB   Brendan Bugler Clare 2
CB   Liam Rushe Dublin 1
LWB   Patrick Donnellan Clare 1
MD   Colm Galvin Clare 1
MD   Conor Ryan Clare 1
RWF   Séamus Harnedy Cork 1
CF   Tony Kelly Clare 1
LWF   Danny Sutcliffe Dublin 1
RCF   Pádraic Collins Clare 1
FF   Patrick Horgan Cork 1
LCF   Conor McGrath Clare 1

Tony Kelly of Clare was named Young Hurler of the Year and Hurler of the Year for 2013 at the All Stars award ceremony on 8 November at Croke Park.[33][34]


DVD releaseEdit

In December 2013, LIAM 13 a double DVD was released containing highlights of the 2013 hurling championship season along with full match coverage of the final and final replay.[35]


A documentary called The Magic of Hurling aired on 27 December 2013 on RTÉ Two. This documentary featured Davy Fitzgerald, Anthony Daly and Ger Loughnane talking to Ger Canning about the 2013 year in hurling and discussing the tactics that brought the All-Ireland title to Clare.[36]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Clare claim All-Ireland SHC crown". Setanta Sports. 28 September 2013. Archived from the original on 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Imperious Kilkenny win All-Ireland at ease". RTÉ Sport. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  4. ^ "What a hurling year we had in 2013". RTÉ Sport. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Shocks, saves and some magic hurling in a summer to savour". Irish Independent. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Davy rises to become leader of the pack". Irish Independent. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Hurling's old order face new challenge". Irish Independent. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Classic hurling year reaps dividend for the GAA". Daily Mirror. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Hawk-Eye admits to human error at Croke Park as Limerick confirm appeal". RTÉ Sport. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  10. ^ "GAA's 'Hawkeye' stood down following error during All-Ireland minor semi-final". Irish Independent. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Limerick to appeal after Hawk-Eye blunder in minor hurling game". BBC Sport. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Irish officials suspend Hawk-Eye system after glitch". Reuters. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  13. ^ "All-Ireland SHC Betting Odds". Paddy Power website. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  14. ^ Dollery, Paul (13 June 2012). "Exiles pondering move to Leinster". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Laois hurlers asked to play in Christy Ring Cup in 2013". RTÉ Sport. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  16. ^ "Laois to remain in MacCarthy Cup". Hogan Stand website. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Leinster Council coffers to be swelled by TV snubbing of hurling replay". Irish Times. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Dublin 2-25 Galway 2-13". RTÉ Sport. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  19. ^ "2013: A hurling summer to remember". RTÉ Sport. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Hurling's 'Outlier Championship' one to remember". Irish Examiner. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  21. ^ "Gottsche and Healy win GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards". GAA website. 10 June 2013. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  22. ^ "McCarthy and Reilly win Player of the Month Awards". GAA website. 9 July 2013. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  23. ^ "Mackey and Ryan win Opel GAA/GPA awards for July". GAA website. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  24. ^ "O'Shea and Kelly win GAA/GPA Player Awards". GAA website. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  25. ^ "Hurling hero Shane O'Donnell: 'My mother is my agent'". Irish Independent. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  26. ^ "The Sunday Game Hurling Team Of The Year". Balls.ie. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  27. ^ "The Sunday Game team of the year". RTÉ Sport. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  28. ^ "Do you agree with The Sunday Game's hurling team of the year?". The Score. 30 September 2013. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  29. ^ "Eight Clare men claim hurling All-Stars". Irish Examiner. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  30. ^ "Martin Breheny: Stars align to leave big guns in shadows". Irish Independent. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  31. ^ "All-Ireland champions Clare dominate 2013 hurling All-Stars". RTÉ Sport. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  32. ^ "Hurling All-Stars: Champions Clare dominate with eight". Hogan Stand. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  33. ^ "Kelly: hype won't get to Banner". Hogan Stand. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  34. ^ "Tony Kelly wins Hurler and Young Hurler of the Year awards". The Score. 8 November 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  35. ^ "Liam 13 and Sam 13 hit shop shelves". Hogan Stand. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  36. ^ "Davy Fitz, Ger Loughnane and Anthony Daly talk the year in hurling". The Score. 18 December 2013. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.

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