Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship
The Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship) is an annual hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association and contested by the champion intermediate clubs in the province of Munster in Ireland. It is the most prestigious competition for intermediate clubs in Munster hurling.
|Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship|
|Current season or competition:|
2019 Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship
|Irish||Craobh na Mumhan|
|No. of teams||6|
|Title holders||Fr. O'Neill's (1st title)|
|Sponsors||Allied Irish Banks|
|Official website||Official website|
The Munster Intermediate Club Championship was introduced in 2003. In its current format, the championship begins in late October or early November and is usually played over a four-week period. The six participating club teams compete in a straight knockout competition that culminates with the Munster final for the two remaining teams. The winner of the Munster Intermediate Championship, as well as being presented with the Hoare Cup, qualifies for the subsequent All-Ireland Club Championship.
The competition has been won by 17 teams, however, no team has ever won the championship on more than one occasion. Cork clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories with 7 wins. Fr. O'Neill's are the reigning champions, having beaten Ballysaggart by 2-15 to 0-17 in the 2019 final.
The Munster Championship is a single elimination tournament. Each team is afforded only one defeat before being eliminated from the championship. Pairings for matches are drawn at random and there is no seeding.
Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn there is a period of extra time, however, if both sides are still level at the end of extra time a replay takes place and so on until a winner is found.
Quarter-final: Four teams contest this round. The two winning teams advance directly to the semi-final stage. The two losing teams are eliminated from the championship.
Semi-finals: Four teams contest this round. The two winning teams advance directly to the final. The two losing teams are eliminated from the championship.
Final: The final is contested by the two semi-final winners.
The Munster GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship features six teams in the final tournament. 87 teams contest the six county club championships with the six respective champions automatically qualifying for the Munster series.
|Clare GAA||Clare Intermediate Hurling Championship||Champions|
|Cork GAA||Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship||Champions|
|Kerry GAA||Kerry Senior Hurling Championship||Champions|
|Limerick GAA||Limerick Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship||Champions|
|Tipperary GAA||Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship||Champions|
|Waterford GAA||Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship||Champions|
List of finalsEdit
Performances by countyEdit
|No.||Team||Wins||Years won||Losses||Years lost|
|1.||Cork||8||2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019||3||2006, 2009, 2015|
|2.||Clare||3||2006, 2007, 2015||2008, 2017, 2018|
|Waterford||2014, 2016, 2019||1||2005|
|4.||Tipperary||2||2004, 2012||3||2003, 2010, 2013|
|Limerick||2009, 2011||2004, 2007, 2014|
|5.||Kerry||0||2011, 2012, 2016|
Records and statisticsEdit
- As of match played 24 November 2019.
|2||Declan Dalton||Fr. O'Neill's||3-28||37|
|3||Brendan Hannon||Ballyduff Upper||2-25||31|
|2005||Brendan Hannon||Ballyduff Upper||2-25||31|
|2015||Aron Shanagher||Wolfe Tones, Shannon||1-18||21|
|2019||Declan Dalton||Fr. O'Neill's||3-28||37|
|2004||Darragh Egan||Kildangan||Smith O'Brien's, Killaloe||1-07||10|
|2005||Brendan Hannon||Ballyduff Upper||Burgess||2-06||12|
|2006||Brian Shally||Clooney-Quin||Éire Óg, Annacarty||0-09||9|
|P. O'Leary||Templederry Kenyons||Broadford||1-06|
|2013||Michael Breen||Ballina||St. Brendan's, Ardfert||2-07||13|
|2015||Aron Shanagher||Wolfe Tones, Shannon||Newcestown||0-09||9|
|2018||Shane Conway||Lixnaw||Cashel King Cormacs||0-13||13|
|2019||Declan Dalton||Fr. O'Neill's||Broadford||1-12||15|
|2003||Brian Gaynor||Kilruane MacDonaghs||0-05||5|
|Jerome O'Driscoll||Bride Rovers|
|2005||Brendan Hannon||Ballyduff Upper||0-08||8|
|2009||Brian Slattery||South Liberties||1-03||6|
|2015||Aron Shanagher||Wolfe Tones, Shannon||0-09||9|
|2019||Declan Dalton||Fr. O'Neill's||1-07||10|
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