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2020 Kilkenny Senior Hurling League

The 2020 Kilkenny Senior Hurling League was the 29th staging of the Kilkenny Senior Hurling League since its establishment by the Kilkenny County Board in 1992. The league began on 31 July 2020 and ended on 23 August 2020.

Dicksboro were the defending champions.[1]

On 23 August 2020, Dicksboro won the league after beating O'Loughlin Gaels 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out at UPMC Nowlan Park, after the game had ended 1-20 apiece after extra time.[2] It was the first league final to be decided on penalties.

Dicksboro's Shane Stapleton was the league's top scorer with 1-37.

Results

Group A

Table

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Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
O'Loughlin Gaels 3 2 1 0 70 57 13 5
James Stephens 3 2 1 0 63 57 6 5
Bennettsbridge 3 2 0 1 70 62 8 4
Ballyhale Shamrocks 3 1 1 1 73 70 3 3
Tullaroan 3 0 1 2 63 74 -11 1
Danesfort 3 0 0 3 56 75 -19 0

Results

31 July 2020 Round 1 Bennettsbridge 1-14 - 1-18 O'Loughlin Gaels John Locke Park
N Cleere 0-6, L Blanchfield 1-2, C Brennan 0-3, K Blanchfield 0-1, S Morrissey 0-1, J Cleere 0-1. E O'Shea 0-8, M Bergin 1-1, E Wall 0-4, R Buckley 0-3, C Loy 0-1, D Loughnane 0-1.
31 July 2020 Round 1 Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-18 - 1-21 Tullaroan UPMC Nowlan Park
TJ Reid 1-5, E Reid 1-1, C Fennelly 0-2, B Cody 0-2, E Cody 0-2, R Reid 0-2, E Kenneally 0-2, P Mullen 0-1, J Cuddihy 0-1. S Walsh 0-10, B Gaffney 1-1, M Keoghan 0-4, D Simpson 0-2, M Walsh 0-1, T Dunne 0-1, T Walsh (M) 0-1, J Walton 0-1.
1 August 2020 Round 1 James Stephens 0-19 - 1-14 Danesfort UPMC Nowlan Park
N Brassil 0-4, E Guilfoyle 0-3, W Spencer 0-3, J McGrath 0-2, M McWey 0-2, M Drennen 0-2, T Dwyer 0-1, N Mullins 0-1, M Ruth 0-1. R Hogan 0-10, P Hogan 1-1, P Hickey 0-1, C Phelan 0-1, J Bruton 0-1.
7 August 2020 Round 2 Tullaroan 0-18 - 0-22 James Stephens John Locke Park
S Walsh 0-11, D Simpson 0-3, M Walsh 0-2, S Cuddihy 0-1, M Keoghan 0-1. E Guilfoyle 0-9, C Browne 0-4, C Kenny 0-3, M Ruth 0-2, M Drennan 0-1, J O'Dwyer 0-1, D Walton 0-1, S Manogue 0-1.
7 August 2020 Round 2 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-21 - 0-18 Ballyhale Shamrocks UPMC Nowlan Park
E O'Shea 0-9, J Nolan 1-1, C Kelly 1-1, M Bergin 0-4, J Molloy 0-2, P Deegan 0-1, R Buckley 0-1, D Loughnane 0-1, P Butler 0-1. TJ Reid 0-7, J Cuddihy 0-4, E Cody 0-2, R Reid 0-2, J Holden 0-1, E Shefflin 0-1, D Mullen 0-1.
8 August 2020 Round 2 Danesfort 1-17 - 3-16 Bennettsbridge UPMC Nowlan Park
R Hogan 0-11, P Hogan 1-1, P Mullen 0-3, P Hickey 0-2. J Cleere 2-1, N Cleere 0-7, C Brennan 1-1, D Blanchfield 0-2, L Blanchfield 0-2, D Wafer 0-1, A Cleere 0-1, J Harkin 0-1.
14 August 2020 Round 3 James Stephens 2-16 - 2-16 O'Loughlin Gaels UPMC Nowlan Park
E Guilfoyle 1-5, M Drennan 1-1, N Brassil 0-2, L Scanlon 0-2, D Stapleton 0-2, M McWey 0-1, C Kenny 0-1, M Ruth 0-1, C Browne 0-1. O Wall 1-4, E O'Shea 0-4, P Deegan 1-0, P Butler 0-3, L Hogan 0-2, M Bergin 0-2, J Leahy 0-1.
15 August 2020 Round 3 Bennettsbridge 2-22 - 1-18 Tullaroan Páirc Lachtain
N Cleere 0-9, C Brennan 1-5, L Blanchfield 1-3, E Morrissey 0-1, A Cleere 0-1, K Blanchfield 0-1, H O'Neill 0-1, J Larkin 0-1. S Walsh 0-10, M Keoghan 1-4, P Walsh 0-1, J Walton 0-1, B Gaffney 0-1, K Coogan 0-1.
15 August 2020 Round 3 Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-22 -1-16 Danesfort John Locke Park
TJ Reid 1-8, E Cody 1-3, C Fennelly 1-1, E Reid 0-3, J Cuddihy 0-2, R Reid 0-2, R Corcoran 0-1, P Mullen 0-1, D Corcoran 0-1. R Hogan 0-14, D Dunphy Wallace 1-0, P Mullen 0-1, R Walsh 0-1.

Group B

Table

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Team Matches Score Pts
Pld W D L For Against Diff
Dicksboro 3 3 0 0 74 40 34 6
Clara 3 2 0 1 71 63 8 4
Mullinavat 3 1 2 0 56 51 5 4
Erin's Own 3 1 1 1 60 63 -3 3
Rower-Inistioge 3 0 1 2 52 72 -20 1
Graigue-Ballycallan 3 0 0 3 42 66 -24 0

Results

31 July 2020 Round 1 Graigue-Ballycallan 0-16 - 1-21 Clara Páirc Lachtain
S Ryan 0-10, J Roberts 0-4, C Prendeville 0-1, C Hoyne 0-1. J Bergin 0-7, C Bolger 1-2, J Kehoe 0-4, M Kenny 0-2, D Langton 0-1, M O'Connell 0-1, C O'Shea 0-1, L Ryan 0-1, J Langton 0-1,
1 August 2020 Round 1 Erin's Own 0-20 - 1-17 Mullinavat UPMC Nowlan Park
M Murphy 0-8, J Holohan 0-4, M Boran 0-3, J Buggy 0-2, S Feehan 0-1, N McMahon 0-1, C Fogarty 0-1. J Walsh 0-10, G Malone 1-0, O Knox 0-2, P Dempsey 0-1, W O'Dwyer 0-1, L Fennelly 0-1, J Gahan 0-1, B Phelan 0-1.
1 August 2020 Round 1 Rower-Inistioge 0-12 - 2-16 Dicksboro Bennettsbridge Sportsfield
D Kelly 0-9, K Murphy 0-2, M Galavan 0-1, J Ryan 0-1. S Stapleton 0-10, A Nolan 1-1, C Kavanagh 1-0, B Sheehan 0-2, M Nolan 0-2, E Fennelly 0-1.
6 August 2020 Round 2 Clara 1-12 - 3-16 Erin's Own UPMC Nowlan Park
J Bergin 1-5, C O'Shea 0-1, M Kenny 0-1, J Kehoe 0-1, L Ryan 0-1, C Bolger 0-1, M O'Connell 0-1, P Cody 0-1. M Murphy 1-11, J Holohan 1-2, J Buggy 1-1, J Mullins 0-1, D Brennan 0-1.
7 August 2020 Round 2 Dicksboro 0-24 - 0-13 Graigue-Ballycallan Páirc Lachtain
S Stapleton 0-10, M Nolan 0-3, B Sheehan 0-2, A Nolan 0-2, L Moore 0-2, A Gaffney 0-1, O Walsh 0-1, O Gough 0-1, C Kavanagh 0-1, E Fennelly 0-1. S Ryan 0-11, A Brennan 0-1, T Ronan 0-1.
7 August 2020 Round 2 Mullinavat 1-15 - 0-18 Rower-Inistioge Thomastown Sportsfield
J Walsh 1-3, W O'Dwyer 0-3, G Malone 0-3, T Aylward 0-1, O Knox 0-1, B Phelan 0-1, M Mansfield 0-1, P Gahan 0-1, M Malone 0-1. D Kelly 0-13, P Lyng 0-3, J Ryan 0-1, K Murphy 0-1.
15 August 2020 Round 3 Erin's Own 1-12 - 3-19 Dicksboro UPMC Nowlan Park
M Murphy 1-8, J Buggy 0-2, C Fogarty 0-1, S Feehan 0-1. S Stapleton 1-8, L Moore 1-1, B Sheehan 0-4, A Nolan 1-0, O Walsh 0-1, M Fagan 0-1, T Kenny 0-1, D Holohan 0-1, M Nolan 0-1, C Kavanagh 0-1.
15 August 2020 Round 3 Rower-Inistioge 2-16 - 3-23 Clara Thomastown Sportsfield
D Kelly 0-8, T Murphy 1-0, R Galavan 1-0, P Lyng 0-2, M Galavan 0-2, J Logue 0-1, J Ryan 0-1, C Ryan 0-1, T Doyle 0-1. Liam Ryan 1-4, J Byrne 0-5, M O'Connell 1-1, D Langton 0-4, J Nolan 1-0, Lester Ryan 0-3, C Bolger 0-2, M Kenny 0-1, J Langton 0-1, J Kehoe 0-1.
15 August 2020 Round 3 Graigue-Ballycallan 0-13 - 0-18 Mullinavat UPMC Nowlan Park
S Ryan 0-5, J Roberts 0-3, A Brennan 0-2, T Dunphy 0-1, K Egan 0-1, C Prendeville 0-1. J Walsh 0-4, O Knox 0-3, A Mansfield 0-3, M Mansfield 0-2, W O'Dwyer 0-1, L Fennelly 0-1, I Duggan 0-1, G Malone 0-1, M Malone 0-1, C Walsh 0-1.

Knockout stage

Shield final

23 August 2020 Shield final James Stephens 0-12 - 1-22 Clara Bennettsbridge Sportsfield
E Guilfoyle (0-6, 0-5 frees); M Drennan, D Walton, J McGrath, W Spencer, C Browne, D Stapleton (0-1 each). C Bolger (0-8); P Cody (1-1); J Byrne (0-3, frees); L Ryan (0-3); C O’Shea, M O’Connell (0-2 each); J Kehoe, J Langton, P Nolan (0-1 each).

Final

23 August 2020 Final O'Loughlin Gaels 1-20 - 1-20
Penalties:
0-3
Dicksboro UPMC Nowlan Park
M Bergin 0-8 (5f); D Burke 1-0; S Murphy (2f), E O’Shea (f), L Hogan, C Heary 0-2 each; C Loy, P Deegan, P Butler, M Butler 0-1 each. Report S Stapleton 0-9 (6f, 0-1 pen, 1 ’65); A Nolan 1-5; B Sheehan 0-3; O Gough, L Moore, J Sheehan 0-1 each.

League statistics

Top scorers

Overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Shane Stapleton Dicksboro 1-37 40 4 10.00
2 Richie Hogan Danesfort 0-35 35 3 11.66
3 Michael Murphy Erin's Own 2-27 33 3 11.00
4 Shane Walsh Tullaroan 0-31 31 3 10.33
5 David Kelly Rower-Inistioge 0-30 30 3 10.00
6 T. J. Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-20 26 3 8.66
Eoin Guilfoyle James Stephens 1-23 26 4 6.50
Seán Ryan Graigue-Ballycallan 0-26 26 3 8.66
7 Eoin O'Shea O'Loughlin Gaels 0-23 23 4 5.75
8 Nicky Cleere Bennettsbridge 0-22 22 3 7.33
In a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Michael Murphy Erin's Own 1-11 14 Clara
Richie Hogan Danesfort 0-14 14 Ballyhale Shamrocks
2 David Kelly Rower-Inistioge 0-13 13 Mullinavat
3 T. J. Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-08 11 Danesfort
Michael Murphy Erin's Own 1-08 11 Dicksboro
Shane Stapleton Dicksboro 1-08 11 Erin's Own
Shane Walsh Tullaroan 0-11 11 James Stephens
Richie Hogan Danesfort 0-11 11 Bennettsbridge
Seán Ryan Graigue-Ballycallan 0-11 11 Dicksboro
4 Shane Walsh Tullaroan 0-10 10 Ballyhale Shamrocks
Richie Hogan Danesfort 0-10 10 James Stephens
Seán Ryan Graigue-Ballycallan 0-10 10 Clara
John Walsh Mullinavat 0-10 10 Erin's Own
Shane Stapleton Dicksboro 0-10 10 Rower-Inistioge
Shane Stapleton Dicksboro 0-10 10 Graigue-Ballycallan
Shane Walsh Tullaroan 0-10 10 Bennettsbridge

References

  1. ^ Keane, Seán (22 September 2019). "Dicksboro win Kilkenny senior hurling league final in epic battle". Kilkenny People. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Holohan the hero as Dicksboro retain Kilkenny League crown". Irish Examiner. 23 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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