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In hurling, the term "Big Three" (Irish: An Triúr Mór) refers to the hurling county teams of Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary.[1][2][3][4][self-published source?][5]

Historically, these three counties have dominated the sport. Together, they have won 93/130 (72%) of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships and 50/86 (58%) of the National Hurling Leagues.[6][7][8][9]

ResultsEdit

County team All-Ireland Munster Leinster League
  Kilkenny 36 n/a 71 18
  Cork 30 54 n/a 14
  Tipperary 27 42 n/a 19
All other counties 37 35 59 36

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hurling's Big Three never fail to deliver excitement - Independent.ie".
  2. ^ "Big three reign supreme". irishtimes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  3. ^ White, John DT (16 April 2012). "101 Things You May Not Have Known About Hurling". Andrews UK Limited – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Mhicchonbhui, T. M. (13 March 2017). "Cork: A History In the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Volume One 1887-1949". Lulu.com – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Moynihan, Michael (20 September 2013). "GAAconomics: The Secret Life of Money in the GAA". Gill & Macmillan Ltd – via Google Books.
  6. ^ O'Toole, Fintan. "History Makers! First ever Galway Waterford All-Ireland senior hurling final in store".
  7. ^ Sweeney, Eamonn (4 October 2012). "O'Brien Pocket History of Gaelic Sport". The O'Brien Press – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Tiernan, Damien (7 July 2011). "The Ecstasy and the Agony". Hachette Books Ireland – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Bellew, Ronnie; Crowe, Dermot (6 November 2014). "Hell for Leather: A Journey Through Hurling in 100 Games". Hachette Books Ireland – via Google Books.