Leinster Minor Hurling Championship

The Leinster GAA Hurling Minor Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Electric Ireland Leinster GAA Hurling Minor Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Leinster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county hurling competition for male players under the age of 17 in the province of Leinster, and has been contested every year - except for a three-year absence during the Emergency - since the 1928 championship.

Leinster Minor Hurling Championship
Current season or competition:
2020 Leinster Minor Hurling Championship
IrishCraobh Iománaíochta Mionúir Laighin
CodeHurling
Founded1928; 93 years ago (1928)
RegionLeinster (GAA)
TrophyHanrahan Cup
No. of teams11
Title holdersColours of Wexford.svg Wexford (8th title)
Most titlesColours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny (57 titles)
SponsorsElectric Ireland
TV partner(s)TG4
Official websiteOfficial website

The final, usually held on the last Sunday in June, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during April, May and June, and the results determine which team receives the Hanrahan Cup. The championship was previously played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team lost they were eliminated from the championship, however, the championship has since incorporated a round-robin system.

The Leinster Championship is an integral part of the wider GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship. The winners of the Leinster final, like their counterparts in the Munster Championship, are rewarded by advancing directly to the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland series of games. The losers of the Leinster final enter the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final group stage.

11 teams currently participate in the Leinster Championship.

TrophyEdit

At the end of the Leinster final, the winning team is presented with a trophy. The Hanrahan Cup is named after Walter Hanrahan (Wexford), the first Secretary of the Leinster Council.[1]

General statisticsEdit

Performance by countyEdit

County Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
1   Kilkenny 57 18 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936,1937, 1939, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951,1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 1928, 1929, 1941, 1945, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1963. 1964, 1968, 1970, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2007, 2011, 2018, 2019
2   Dublin 16 24 1928, 1938, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1965, 1983, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1949, 1951, 1961, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017
3   Wexford 8 25 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2019 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016
4   Offaly 4 9 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000 1948, 1950, 1957, 1982, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003
  Laois 4 11 1934, 1940, 1941, 1964 1930, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1953, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1990, 1991, 2013
5   Meath 1 1 1929 1931
6   Carlow 0 1 2006
  Antrim 0 1 1979

Biggest Leinster final winsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Kilkenny hold the record for the longest streak of success. For ten championship seasons between 1990 and 1999 the county failed to lose a game and won ten Leinster titles in-a-row.
  • Kilkenny hold the record for the most consecutive appearances in Leinster finals. They played in twelve in a row between 1968 and 1979, with success coming on ten of those occasions.
  • Four counties have completed the minor and senior double in the same year:
    • Kilkenny in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1950, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
    • Dublin in 1928, 1938, 1952
    • Wexford in 1968, 1970, 2019
    • Offaly in 1989

List of Leinster FinalsEdit

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
19281 Dublin w/o Kilkenny scr.
1929 Meath 10-01 (31) Kilkenny 6-01 (19) O'Connor Park
1930 Kilkenny 6-03 (21) Laois 3-05 (14) Nowlan Park
1931 Kilkenny 4-09 (21) Meath 0-03 (3) Croke Park John Shortall
1932 Kilkenny 9-06 (33) Dublin 6-01 (19) Croke Park
1933 Kilkenny 5-08 (23) Dublin 2-06 (12) Wexford Park
1934 Laois 8-04 (28) Dublin 2-00 (6) O'Moore Park
1935 Kilkenny 7-08 (29) Laois 1-01 (4) Nowlan Park Paddy Grace
1936 Kilkenny 3-13 (22) Dublin 1-01 (4) Nowlan Park Éamonn Tallent
1937 Kilkenny 6-12 (30) Dublin 2-04 (10) Dr. Cullen Park
1938 Dublin 5-04 (19) Laois 1-03 (6) O'Moore Park
1939 Kilkenny 3-08 (17) Dublin 2-02 (8) O'Moore Park
19402 Dublin 10-05 (35) Laois 3-03 (12) Nowlan Park
1941 Laois 3-05 (14) Kilkenny 2-04 (10) Nowlan Park
1942 Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Dublin 0-04 (4) Croke Park
1943-1944 Championship suspended due to the Emergency
1945 Dublin 5-04 (19) Kilkenny 3-01 (10) Croke Park Des Healy
1946 Dublin 7-05 (26) Laois 0-01 (1) Croke Park Geoff Sutton
1947
(R)
Dublin 1-05 (8)
3-02 (11)
Kilkenny 2-02 (8)
2-04 (10)
O'Moore Park
Croke Park
1948 Kilkenny 5-02 (17) Offaly 3-06 (15) O'Connor Park
1949 Kilkenny 4-06 (18) Dublin 0-04 (4) Nowlan Park
1950 Kilkenny 4-02 (14) Offaly 3-02 (11) Nowlan Park Pat Lennon
1951 Kilkenny 5-11 (26) Dublin 2-02 (8) Nowlan Park
1952 Kilkenny 4-07 (19) Carlow 0-01 (1) Sports Grounds
1953 Dublin 2-06 (12) Laois 1-04 (7) O'Moore Park
1954 Dublin 4-12 (24) Kilkenny 4-07 (19) Nowlan Park Bernie Boothman
1955
(R)
Kilkenny 3-10 (19)
0-11 (11)
Wexford 5-04 (19)
0-8 (8)
Croke Park
1956 Kilkenny 4-07 (19) Wexford 3-07 (16) Croke Park
1957 Kilkenny 5-10 (25) Offaly 4-02 (14) Croke Park
1958 Kilkenny 5-11 (26) Laois 1-07 (10) Wexford Park
1959 Kilkenny 7-09 (30) Wexford 3-04 (13) Croke Park
1960 Kilkenny 6-14 (32) Wexford 5-05 (20) Croke Park Billy Grace
1961 Kilkenny 4-12 (24) Dublin 0-07 (7) Croke Park Joe Dunphy
1962 Kilkenny 5-07 (22) Wexford 5-04 (19) Croke Park Joe Dunphy
1963 Wexford 6-10 (28) Kilkenny 6-08 (26) Croke Park Willie Bernie
1964 Laois 4-09 (21) Kilkenny 3-08 (17) Croke Park
1965 Dublin 4-07 (19) Wexford 1-06 (9) Croke Park Liam Martin
1966 Wexford 7-06 (27) Laois 1-07 (10) Croke Park Pat Bernie
1967 Wexford 6-07 (25) Dublin 2-03 (9) Croke Park
1968 Wexford 4-11 (23) Kilkenny 4-04 (16) Croke Park Tom Byrne
1969 Kilkenny 3-09 (18) Dublin 2-07 (13) Croke Park
1970 Wexford 3-10 (19) Kilkenny 1-10 (13) Dr. Cullen Park
1971 Kilkenny 7-18 (39) Wexford 3-05 (14) Croke Park
1972 Kilkenny 7-10 (31) Wexford 0-04 (4) Croke Park Brian Cody
1973 Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Wexford 2-09 (15) Croke Park Kevin Robinson
1974 Kilkenny 8-19 (43) Dublin 3-05 (14) Croke Park
1975 Kilkenny 2-18 (24) Dublin 3-04 (13) Croke Park Harry Ryan
1976 Kilkenny 2-14 (20) Wexford 1-08 (11) Croke Park
1977 Kilkenny 5-10 (25) Wexford 3-06 (15) Croke Park Seán Fennelly
1978 Kilkenny 4-19 (31) Laois 2-06 (12) Croke Park
1979 Kilkenny 5-13 (28) Antrim 1-09 (12) Croke Park
1980 Wexford 1-10 (13) Dublin 2-06 (12) Croke Park
1981 Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Wexford 3-09 (18) Croke Park Eddie Kennedy
1982 Kilkenny 3-16 (25) Offaly 3-04 (13) Croke Park
1983 Dublin 5-14 (29) Wexford 4-12 (24) Croke Park
1984 Kilkenny 2-10 (16) Wexford 1-11 (14) Croke Park
1985 Wexford 0-12 (12) Kilkenny 0-08 (8) Croke Park
1986 Offaly 4-07 (19) Wexford 1-12 (15) Croke Park Michael Hogan
1987 Offaly 2-13 (19) Kilkenny 0-12 (12) Croke Park Tomás Moylan
1988 Kilkenny 2-16 (22) Offaly 0-06 (6) Croke Park Patsy Brophy
1989
(R)
Offaly 0-14 (14)
4-13 (25)
Kilkenny 0-14 (14)
0-13 (13)
Croke Park
O'Moore Park
Brian Whelahan
1990 Kilkenny 3-15 (24) Laois 0-15 (15) Croke Park James McDermott
1991 Kilkenny 1-20 (23) Laois 0-04 (4) Croke Park Dan O'Neill
1992 Kilkenny 1-09 (12) Wexford 0-11 (11) Croke Park
1993 Kilkenny 4-14 (26) Dublin 0-11 (11) Croke Park Shane Doyle
1994 Kilkenny 2-13 (19) Offaly 3-06 (15) Croke Park
1995 Kilkenny 4-16 (28) Offaly 2-06 (12) Croke Park
1996 Kilkenny 1-16 (19) Dublin 1-11 (14) Croke Park Michael Hoyne
1997 Kilkenny 3-16 (25) Offaly 1-10 (13) Croke Park Michael Hoyne
1998
(R)
Kilkenny 1-11 (14)
2-15 (21)
Wexford 1-11 (14)
0-6 (6)
Croke Park
Dr. Cullen Park
Paul Shefflin
1999
(R)
Kilkenny 0-13 (13)
2-13 (19)
Wexford 0-13 (13)
1-11 (14)
Croke Park
Dr. Cullen Park
2000 Offaly 0-13 (13) Dublin 0-08 (8) Croke Park
2001 Kilkenny 3-16 (25) Wexford 1-09 (12) Croke Park
2002 Kilkenny 2-15 (21) Wexford 2-08 (14) Croke Park Michael Rice
2003 Kilkenny 0-18 (18) Offaly 0-13 (13) Croke Park Richie Power
2004[2] Kilkenny 1-15 (18) Dublin 1-04 (7) Croke Park Matthew Ruth
2005 Dublin 0-17 (17) Wexford 0-12 (12) Croke Park John McCaffrey
2006 Kilkenny 4-22 (34) Carlow 1-05 (8) Croke Park Colin McGrath
2007 Dublin 2-14 (20) Kilkenny 1-10 (13) Croke Park Barry O'Rouke
2008 Kilkenny 1-19 (23) Wexford 0-12 (12) Croke Park Thomas Breen
2009 Kilkenny 1-19 (22) Wexford 0-11 (11) Croke Park Canice Maher
2010 Kilkenny 1-20 (23) Dublin 0-10 (10) Croke Park Cillian Buckley
2011 Dublin 1-14 (17) Kilkenny 1-11 (14) Croke Park Chris Crummey
2012 [3] Dublin 2-15 (21) Wexford 1-14 (17) Croke Park
2013[4] Kilkenny 1-18 (21) Laois 0-08 (8) Croke Park
2014[5] Kilkenny 2-19 (25) Dublin 2-10 (16) Croke Park
2015[6] Kilkenny 1-17 (20) Dublin 1-15 (18) Croke Park
2016 [7] Dublin 2-12 (18) Wexford 0-12 (12) Croke Park
2017[8] Kilkenny 3-15 (24) Dublin 1-17 (20) Croke Park Adrian Mullen
2018 Dublin 6-19 (37) Kilkenny 7-12 (33) O'Moore Park Donal Leavy
2019 Wexford 3-14 (23) Kilkenny 3-10 (19) Croke Park Richie Lawlor
  1. Kilkenny were disqualified from the championship due to their registration not being in order.
  2. Laois were awarded the title following an objection.

Records and statisticsEdit

By decadeEdit

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Leinster Minor Hurling Championship titles, is as follows:

  • 1930s: 8 for Kilkenny (1930-31-32-33-35-36-37-39)
  • 1940s: 3 each for Kilkenny (1942-48-49) and Dublin (1945-46-47)
  • 1950s: 7 for Kilkenny (1950-51-55-56-57-58-59)
  • 1960s: 4 each for Kilkenny (1960-61-62-69) and Wexford (1963-66-67-68)
  • 1970s: 9 for Kilkenny (1971-72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79)
  • 1980s: 4 for Kilkenny (1981-82-84-88)
  • 1990s: 10 for Kilkenny (1990-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99)
  • 2000s: 7 for Kilkenny (2001-02-03-04-06-08-09)
  • 2010s: 5 for Kilkenny ( 2010-13-14-15-17)

Top scorersEdit

OverallEdit

Year Name Team Score Total
2004 Joe Bergin Offaly 1-18 21
2005 Kevin O'Reilly Dublin 1-29 32
2006 Richie Hogan Kilkenny 5-32 47
2007 Lee Murphy Wexford 2-30 36
2008 Michael O'Hanlon Wexford 3-37 46
2009 Barry O'Meara Westmeath 3-21 30
2010 Aonghus Clarke Westmeath 1-26 29
2011 Stephen Maher Laois 1-23 26
2012 Paul Winters Dublin 3-29 38
2013 Alan Murphy Kilkenny 4-35 47
2014 Alan Murphy Kilkenny 3-29 38
2015 Mark Kavanagh Laois 3-23 32
2016 Rory O'Connor Wexford 3-33 42
2017 Adrian Mullen Kilkenny 3-38 47
2018 Conor Kelly Kilkenny 2-57 63
2019 David Qualter Kildare 8-37 61

FinalsEdit

Year Name Team Score Total
2008 Joe Brennan Kilkenny 0-07 7
2009 Seán Kehoe Kilkenny 0-11 11
2010 John Power Kilkenny 0-08 8
2011 Cormac Costello Dublin 1-02 5
2012 Paul Winters Dublin 1-05 8
2013 Alan Murphy Kilkenny 0-10 10
2014 Liam Blanchfield Kilkenny 2-03 9
2015 Matthew Oliver Dublin 0-10 10
2016 Donal Burke Dublin 1-03 6
2017 Adrian Mullen Kilkenny 1-09 12
2018 Liam Dunne Dublin 2-08 14
2019 A. J. Redmond Wexford 1-11 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cups and trophies". GAA website. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Business as usual for Kilkenny". Irish Examiner. 5 July 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Clinical Winters strike helps Dublin secure crowning glory". Irish Independent. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Leinster MHC final: Ten out of ten for Murphy". Hogan Stand. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Hoban delights in revenge after seeing players 'ridiculed' within own county". Irish Examiner. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Proud Hoban hails bench as Cats finish with a flourish". Irish Examiner. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Dublin minors strike with deadly late barrage". Irish Examiner. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Mullen magic fires Kilkenny minors to victory". Irish Independent. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.

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