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All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship, known simply as the All-Ireland Club Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county club hurling competition in Ireland, and has been contested every year since the 1970-71 championship.

The final, currently held on the third Sunday in January, is the culmination of a series of games played between October and February with the winners receiving the Tommy Moore Cup. The All-Ireland Championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship. Currently qualification is limited to teams competing in the Galway Championship, the Leinster Championship, the Munster Championship and the Ulster Championship.

Four teams currently participate in the All-Ireland semi-finals. The most successful teams are from Galway – seven Galway clubs have won the All-Ireland title on 13 separate occasions.

The title has been won by 26 clubs, 10 of whom have won the title more than once. The current holders and all-time record-holders are Ballyhale Shamrocks, who have won the championship on 8 occasions.

History

Beginnings

Action from the 2009 semi-final between De La Salle (white and red) and Cushendall (maroon)

Since the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884, challenge, exhibition and tournament matches between clubs on an inter-county level were commonplace. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Glen Rovers of Cork and Ahane of Limerick regularly clashed in off-season games. In the 1950s the Cork Churches Tournament came to be recognised as the unofficial All-Ireland Club Championship. The tournament was an initiative by the then Bishop of Cork and Ross, Cornelius Lucey, to raise money to build five new churches in the fast developing suburbs of Cork. Participation was by invitation and was extended to the country’s current best hurling teams. This tournament lasted for five years, however, by the 1960s there was a growing appetite for a similar competition. In 1965 the Munster Council organised the Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship.[1] Following the success of this provincial championship, Donegal, Galway and Wexford put down a motion for the introduction of All-Ireland club championships in both codes at the GAA's Congress in 1969. The motion was successful and the competition eventually began in 1970-71.

Team Dominance

Ollie Canning won four All-Ireland medals with Portumna.

The difficult nature of qualifying for the All-Ireland Championship via the individual county and provincial championships has meant that individual clubs have rarely dominated for prolonged periods of time, however, there have been exceptions.

The first decade of the All-Ireland Championship was dominated by the “big three” clubs from Cork, with Blackrock, Glen Rovers and St. Finbarr’s, Togher sharing every All-Ireland title bar one between 1972 and 1979. Blackrock became the preeminent team of the championship by winning three All-Ireland titles from four final appearances during this time. Glen Rovers and St. Finbarr’s claimed two titles apiece during the same period.

The second decade saw a greater spread of counties represented, with the club champions of Antrim, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford all claiming the All-Ireland title. Kilkenny clubs were dominant by winning five championship titles between 1981 and 1991. Ballyhale Shamrocks won three of these titles with victories in 1981, 1984 and 1990.

The resurgence of non-traditional teams at inter-county level was also prevalent in the club championship during the 1990s. Galway clubs came to the fore during this decade, with Sarsfields becoming the first team to retain the All-Ireland title with back-to-back wins in 1993-94. Their success was followed by Athenry who won a lone title in 1997 before claiming back-to-back championships in 2000-01. Clare clubs, buoyed by the inter-county success of the county team, claimed All-Ireland titles in 1996 and 1999.

Offaly club Birr became the most dominant team at the turn of the century. Between 1995 and 2003 the club became the first to win four All-Ireland titles, however, this record was bettered by Ballyhale Shamrocks who won a record-breaking fifth championship in 2010. Portumna of Galway dominated the new century by winning four All-Ireland titles between 2006 and 2014.

Competition Format History

The All-Ireland Championship has always been played as a single elimination tournament whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship. Participation is open to the four champion clubs of the four provinces of Ireland and has largely remained the same since the inaugural championship in 1971, however, there have been some minor changes throughout.

In 1976 the All-Ireland Championship was extended to five clubs as the winners of the London Senior Hurling Championship were allowed to enter. They entered the All-Ireland series at the newly-created quarter-final stage and played one of the four provincial champions in rotation. This system lasted until 2004. Since then the London champions have contested the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship.

After several years of being regarded as the most uncompetitive of the four provincial championships, the Connacht Championship was discontinued in 2009. This has meant that the Galway champions represent the province unopposed and gain automatic entry to the All-Ireland semi-final stage.

Qualification

The GAA All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship features four teams in the final tournament. The champions of Leinster, Munster and Ulster and the Galway champions (a team who face no competition in their own province) qualify for the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Region Championship
Connacht GAA (Galway GAA) Galway Senior Club Hurling Championship
Leinster GAA Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship
Munster GAA Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship
Ulster GAA Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship

Structure

Each of Ireland's 32 counties play their own championship between all the hurling clubs in the county – depending on the county, it can be league, knockout, or a mixture of both. The 32 county champions play in the 4 provincial championships, with the four winners of these advancing to the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. Until the introduction of the Intermediate and Junior Championships one team usually played the London champions in a quarter-final. The London champions now play in the Intermediate Championship. The All-Ireland Final is played in Croke Park on St. Patrick's Day.

Schedule:

  • County championships: June — November
  • Provincial championships: October — December
  • All-Ireland quarter-final and semi-finals: February
  • All-Ireland Final: March 17

Winning Managers

Managers in the All-Ireland Club Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training, team selection, and sourcing of players. Their influence varies from club-to-club and is related to the individual club committees. The manager is assisted by a team of two or three selectors and a backroom team consisting of various coaches.

Winning managers
Manager(s) Team Wins Winning years
Pad Joe Whelehan Birr 3 1998, 2002, 2003
Michael Conneely Sarsfields 2 1993, 1994
Pat Nally Athenry 2 2000, 2001
Jimmy Heverin Portumna 2 2006, 2008
Mattie Kenny Cuala 2 2017, 2018
Henry Shefflin Ballyhale Shamrocks 2 2019, 2020
Tom Neville St Martin's 1 1985
Jim Butler Buffers Alley 1 1989
Tommy Hearne Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 1990
Georgie Leahy Glenmore 1 1991
John Goode Kiltormer 1 1992
Pádraig Horan Birr 1 1995
Jim Faul Sixmilebridge 1 1996
P. J. Molloy Athenry 1 1997
Michael Clohessy St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 1 1999
Ger Cunningham Newtownshandrum 1 2004
Adrian Finan James Stephens 1 2005
Maurice Aylward Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 2007
Johnny Kelly Portumna 1 2009
Mick Fennelly
James McGarry
Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 2010
Micheál Donoghue Clarinbridge 1 2011
P. J. Mullan Loughgiel Shamrocks 1 2012
John Burke St. Thomas's 1 2013
Frank Canning Portumna 1 2014
Andy Moloney Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 2015
Shane O'Neill Na Piarsaigh 1 2016

Provincial Champions Listed By Year

All-Ireland winners are shaded gold, and counties are given in brackets.

Year Munster champions Leinster champions Connacht champions
(Galway unless stated)
Ulster champions
1970–71 Colours of Cork.svg Roscrea (Tipperary) Colours of Tipperary.svg St. Rynagh's, Banagher (Offaly) Colours of Limerick.svg Liam Mellows Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1971–72 Colours of Kerry.svg Blackrock (Cork) Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure (Wexford) Colours of Down.svg Tommy Larkin's Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1972–73 Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers (Cork) Colours of Tipperary.svg St. Rynagh's, Banagher (Offaly) Colours of Limerick.svg Castlegar Colours of Tipperary.svg O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
1973–74 Colours of Kerry.svg Blackrock (Cork) Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure (Wexford) Colours of Limerick.svg Castlegar Colours of Laois.svg St. John's (Antrim)
1974–75 Colours of Laois.svg St. Finbarr's, Togher (Cork) Colours of Waterford.svg The Fenians (Kilkenny) Colours of Laois.svg Ardrahan Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ballycran (Down)
1975–76 Colours of Kerry.svg Blackrock (Cork) Colours of Mayo.svg James Stephens (Kilkenny) Colours of Laois.svg Ardrahan Colours of Limerick.svg Ballygalget (Down)
1976–77 Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers (Cork) Colours of Kilkenny.svg Camross (Laois) Colours of Clare.svg Tremane (Roscommon) Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ballycran (Down)
1977–78 Colours of Laois.svg St. Finbarr's, Togher (Cork) Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure (Wexford) Colours of Kilkenny.svg Four Roads (Roscommon) Colours of Tipperary.svg O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
1978–79 Colours of Kerry.svg Blackrock (Cork) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Laois.svg Ardrahan Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1979–80 Colours of Kerry.svg Blackrock (Cork) Colours of Laois.svg Crumlin (Dublin) Colours of Limerick.svg Castlegar Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1980–81 Colours of Laois.svg St. Finbarr's, Togher (Cork) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1981–82 Colours of Laois.svg Mount Sion (Waterford) Colours of Mayo.svg James Stephens (Kilkenny) Colours of Kerry.svg Gort Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1982–83 Flag of Grenoble.svg Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) Colours of Tipperary.svg St. Rynagh's, Banagher (Offaly) Colours of Laois.svg Kiltormer Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1983–84 Colours of Sligo.svg Midleton (Cork) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Kerry.svg Gort Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1984–85 Colours of Clare.svg Sixmilebridge (Clare) St Martin's (Kilkenny) Colours of Limerick.svg Castlegar Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1985–86 Colours of Sligo.svg Kilruane MacDonagh's (Tipperary) Colours of Limerick.svg Buffers Alley (Wexford) Colours of Sligo.svg Turloughmore Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1986–87 Colours of Galway.svg Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure (Wexford) Colours of Limerick.svg Killimordaly Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle (Antrim)
1987–88 Colours of Sligo.svg Midleton (Cork) Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure (Wexford) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1988–89 Colours of Tipperary.svg Patrickswell (Limerick) Colours of Limerick.svg Buffers Alley (Wexford) Colours of Kilkenny.svg Four Roads (Roscommon) Colours of Tipperary.svg O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
1989–90 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballybrown (Limerick) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
1990–91 Colours of Tipperary.svg Patrickswell (Limerick) Colours of Kerry.svg Glenmore (Kilkenny) Colours of Laois.svg Kiltormer Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
1991–92 Colours of Mayo.svg Cashel King Cormacs (Tipperary) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Laois.svg Kiltormer Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1992–93 Colours of Limerick.svg Kilmallock (Limerick) Colours of Limerick.svg Buffers Alley (Wexford) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1993–94 Colours of Kerry.svg Toomevara (Tipperary) Colours of Tipperary.svg St. Rynagh's, Banagher (Offaly) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ballycran (Down)
1994–95 Colours of Limerick.svg Kilmallock (Limerick) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
1995–96 Colours of Clare.svg Sixmilebridge (Clare) Colours of Kerry.svg Glenmore (Kilkenny) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
1996–97 Colours of Limerick.svg Wolfe Tones, Shannon (Clare) Colours of Kilkenny.svg Camross (Laois) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
1997–98 Colours of Sligo.svg Clarecastle (Clare) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
1998–99 Colours of Galway.svg St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield (Clare) Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure (Wexford) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Limerick.svg Ballygalget (Down)
1999–00 Colours of Galway.svg St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield (Clare) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2000–01 Colours of Clare.svg Sixmilebridge (Clare) First Flag of Argentina.svg Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
2001–02 Colours of Down.svg Ballygunner (Waterford) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Galway.svg Clarinbridge Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
2002–03 Colours of Laois.svg Mount Sion (Waterford) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
2003–04 Colours of Kerry.svg Newtownshandrum (Cork) Colours of Limerick.svg O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
2004–05 Colours of Kerry.svg Toomevara (Tipperary) Colours of Mayo.svg James Stephens (Kilkenny) Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Tipperary.svg O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
2005–06 Colours of Kerry.svg Newtownshandrum (Cork) Colours of Mayo.svg James Stephens (Kilkenny) Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Limerick.svg Ballygalget (Down)
2006–07 Colours of Kerry.svg Toomevara (Tipperary) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Tipperary.svg Loughrea Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2007–08 Colours of Mayo.svg Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) Colours of Mayo.svg Birr (Offaly) Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
2008–09 Colours of Tyrone.svg De La Salle (Waterford) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2009–10 Colours of Kerry.svg Newtownshandrum (Cork) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy (Antrim)
2010–11 Colours of Tyrone.svg De La Salle (Waterford) Colours of Limerick.svg O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) Colours of Galway.svg Clarinbridge Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2011–12 First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Colours of Limerick.svg Coolderry (Offaly) Colours of Kerry.svg Gort Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2012–13 Colours of Laois.svg Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) Colours of Kerry.svg Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly) Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas's Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2013–14 First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Colours of Down.svg Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow) Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
2014–15 Colours of Limerick.svg Kilmallock (Limerick) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colours of Kerry.svg Gort Colours of Tipperary.svg Portaferry (Down)
2015–16 First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Colours of Down.svg Oulart the Ballagh (Wexford) Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2016–17 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ballyea (Clare) Colours of Cork.svg Cuala (Dublin) Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas's Colours of Galway.svg Slaughtneil (Derry)
2017–18 First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) Colours of Cork.svg Cuala (Dublin) Colours of Limerick.svg Liam Mellows Colours of Galway.svg Slaughtneil (Derry)
2018–19 Colours of Down.svg Ballygunner (Waterford) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas's Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim)
2019–20 Colours of Galway.svg Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas's Colours of Galway.svg Slaughtneil (Derry)

Finals Listed By Year

2020-21 Cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games
2019-20 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-18 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Colours of Galway.svg Borris-Ileigh 0-15 Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary
2018-19 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas's 2-11 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
2017-18[2] Colours of Cork.svg Cuala 1-22; 2-17 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh 2-19; 1-17 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick
2016-17[3] Colours of Cork.svg Cuala 2-19 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ballyea 1-10 Colours of Clare.svg Clare
2015-16[4] First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh 2-25 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall 2-14 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
2014-15[5] Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-18 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Colours of Limerick.svg Kilmallock 1-06 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick
2013-14[6] Colours of Clare.svg Portumna 0-19 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Colours of Down.svg Mount Leinster Rangers 0-11 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow
2012-13[7] Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas's 1-11 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Colours of Kerry.svg Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-09 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
2011-12[8] Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks 4-13 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim Colours of Limerick.svg Coolderry 0-17 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
2010-11 Colours of Galway.svg Clarinbridge 2-18 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Colours of Limerick.svg O'Loughlin Gaels 0-12 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
2009-10 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-19 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Colours of Clare.svg Portumna 0-17 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
2008-09 Colours of Clare.svg Portumna 2-24 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Colours of Down.svg De La Salle 1-08 Colours of Waterford.svg Waterford
2007-08 Colours of Clare.svg Portumna 3-19 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Birr 3-09 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
2006-07 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-12 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Colours of Tipperary.svg Loughrea 2-08 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
2005-06 Colours of Clare.svg Portumna 2-08 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Colours of Kerry.svg Newtownshandrum 1-06 Colours of Cork.svg Cork
2004-05 James Stephens 0-19 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Colours of Galway.svg Athenry 0-14 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
2003-04 Newtownshandrum 0-17 Colours of Cork.svg Cork Dunloy 1-06 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
2002-03 Birr 1-19 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Dunloy 0-11 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
2001-02 Birr 2-10 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Colours of Galway.svg Clarinbridge 1-05 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
2000-01 Athenry 3-24 Colours of Galway.svg Galway First Flag of Argentina.svg Graigue-Ballycallan 2-19 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
1999-2000 Athenry 0-16 Colours of Galway.svg Galway St, Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 0-12 Colours of Clare.svg Clare
1998-99 St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 2-14 Colours of Clare.svg Clare St. Anne's, Rathnure 0-08 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
1997-98 Birr 1-13 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Sarsfields 0-09 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
1996-97 Athenry 0-14 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Wolfe Tones, Shannon 1-08 Colours of Clare.svg Clare
1995-96 Sixmilebridge 5-10 Colours of Clare.svg Clare Dunloy 2-06 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
1994-95 Birr 0-09; 3-13 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Dunloy 0-09; 2-03 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
1993-94 Sarsfields 1-14 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Toomevara 3-06 Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary
1992-93 Sarsfields 1-17 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Kilmallock 2-07 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick
1991-92 Kiltormer 0-15 Colours of Galway.svg Galway Birr 1-08 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
1990-91 Glenmore 1-13 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Patrickswell 0-12 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick
1989-90 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-16 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Ballybrown 0-16 Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick
1988-89 Buffers Alley 2-12 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford O'Donovan Rossa 0-12 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
1987-88 Midleton 3-08 Colours of Cork.svg Cork Athenry 0-09 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
1986-87 Borris-Ileigh 2-09 Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary St. Anne's, Rathnure 0-09 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
1985-86 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-15 Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary Buffers Alley 2-10 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
1984-85 St Martins 2-09; 1-13 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Castlegar 3-06; 1-10 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
1983-84 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-10; 1-10 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Gort 1-10; 0-07 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
1982-83 Colours of Cork.svgLoughgiel 1-08; 2-12 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim St. Rynagh's, Banagher 2-05; 1-12 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
1981-82 James Stephens 3-13 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Mount Sion 3-08 Colours of Waterford.svg Waterford
1980-81 Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-15 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny St Finbarr's 1-11 Colours of Cork.svg Cork
1979-80 Castlegar 1-11 Colours of Galway.svg Galway McQuillan Ballycastle 1-08 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
1978-79 Blackrock 5-07 Colours of Cork.svg Cork Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks 5-05 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
1977-78 St Finbarr's 2-07 Colours of Cork.svg Cork St. Anne's, Rathnure 0-09 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
1976-77 Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers 2-12 Colours of Cork.svg Cork Camross 0-08 Colours of Laois.svg Laois
1975-76 James Stephens 2-10 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny Blackrock 2-04 Colours of Cork.svg Cork
1974-75 St Finbarr's 3-08 Colours of Cork.svg Cork Fenians 1-06 Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny
1973-74 Blackrock 3-08 Colours of Cork.svg Cork St. Anne's, Rathnure 1-09 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
1972-73 Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers 2-18 Colours of Cork.svg Cork St. Rynagh's, Banagher 2-08 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
1971-72 Blackrock 5-13 Colours of Cork.svg Cork St. Anne's, Rathnure 6-09 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
1970-71 Roscrea 4-05 Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary St. Rynagh's, Banagher 2-05 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly

Summary Of All-Ireland Champions

By Club

Team County Winners Years won Runners-up Years runners-up
Colours of Limerick.svg Ballyhale Shamrocks Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 8 1981, 1984, 1990, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2019, 2020 1 1979
Colours of Mayo.svg Birr Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 4 1995, 1998, 2002, 2003 2 1992, 2008
Colours of Clare.svg Portumna Colours of Galway.svg Galway 4 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014 1 2010
Colours of Galway.svg Athenry Colours of Galway.svg Galway 3 1997, 2000, 2001 2 1988, 2005
Colours of Kerry.svg Blackrock Colours of Cork.svg Cork 3 1972, 1974, 1979 1 1976
Colours of Mayo.svg James Stephens Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 3 1976, 1982, 2005 0
Colours of Laois.svg St. Finbarr's, Togher Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2 1975, 1978 1 1981
Colours of Limerick.svg Sarsfields Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2 1993, 1994 1 1998
Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2 1973, 1977 0
Colours of Cork.svg Loughgiel Shamrocks Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 2 1983, 2012 0
Colours of Cork.svg Cuala Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2 2017, 2018 0
Colours of Limerick.svg Castlegar Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1 1980 1 1985
Colours of Galway.svg Borris-Ileigh Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 1 1987 1 2020
Colours of Limerick.svg Buffers Alley Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1 1989 1 1986
Colours of Galway.svg St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield Colours of Clare.svg Clare 1 1999 1 2000
Colours of Galway.svg Clarinbridge Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1 2011 1 2002
Colours of Kerry.svg Newtownshandrum Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1 2004 1 2006
First Flag of Argentina.svg Na Piarsaigh Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 1 2016 1 2018
Colors of New York.svg St. Thomas' Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1 2013 1 2019
Colours of Cork.svg Roscrea Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 1 1971 0
Colours of Mayo.svg St. Martin's Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 1 1985 0
Colours of Sligo.svg Kilruane MacDonagh's Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 1 1986 0
Colours of Sligo.svg Midleton Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1 1988 0
Colours of Kerry.svg Glenmore Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 1 1991 0
Colours of Laois.svg Kiltormer Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1 1992 0
Colours of Clare.svg Sixmilebridge Colours of Clare.svg Clare 1 1996 0
Colours of Kilkenny.svg St. Anne's, Rathnure Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 0 5 1972, 1974, 1978, 1987, 1999
Colours of Kerry.svg Dunloy Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0 4 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004
Colours of Tipperary.svg St. Rynagh's, Banagher Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0 3 1971, 1973, 1983
Colours of Limerick.svg Kilmallock Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 0 2 1993, 2015
Colours of Waterford.svg Fenians Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 0 1 1975
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Camross Colours of Laois.svg Laois 0 1 1977
Colours of Kilkenny.svg McQuillan Ballycastle Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0 1 1980
Colours of Laois.svg Mount Sion Colours of Waterford.svg Waterford 0 1 1982
Colours of Kerry.svg Gort Colours of Galway.svg Galway 0 1 1984
Colours of Tipperary.svg O'Donovan Rossa Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0 1 1989
Colours of Limerick.svg Ballybrown Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 0 1 1990
Colours of Tipperary.svg Patrickswell Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 0 1 1991
Colours of Kerry.svg Toomevara Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 0 1 1994
Colours of Limerick.svg Wolfe Tones, Shannon Colours of Clare.svg Clare 0 1 1997
First Flag of Argentina.svg Graigue-Ballycallan Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 0 1 2001
Colours of Tipperary.svg Loughrea Colours of Galway.svg Galway 0 1 2007
Colours of Tyrone.svg De La Salle Colours of Waterford.svg Waterford 0 1 2009
Colours of Limerick.svg O'Loughlin Gaels Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 0 1 2011
Colours of Limerick.svg Coolderry Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0 1 2012
Colours of Kerry.svg Kilcormac-Killoughey Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0 1 2013
Colours of Down.svg Mount Leinster Rangers Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 0 1 2014
Colours of Galway.svg Ruairí Óg, Cushendall Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0 1 2016
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ballyea Colours of Clare.svg Clare 0 1 2017

By County

County Performances
Winners Runners-up
Colours of Galway.svg
Galway
13 titles: Portumna (4), Athenry (3), Sarsfields (2), Castlegar (1), Clarinbridge (1), Kiltormer (1), St. Thomas' (1) 9 times: Athenry (2), Portumna (1), Sarsfields (1), Castlegar (1), Clarinbridge (1), Gort (1), Loughrea (1), St. Thomas' (1)
Colours of Kilkenny.svg
Kilkenny
13 titles: Ballyhale Shamrocks (8), James Stephens (3), St. Martin's (1), Glenmore (1) 4 times: Ballyhale Shamrocks (1), Fenians (1), Graigue-Ballycallan (1), O'Loughlin Gaels (1)
Colours of Cork.svg
Cork
9 titles: Blackrock (3), St. Finbarr's, Togher (2), Glen Rovers (2), Midleton (1), Newtownshandrum (1) 3 times: Blackrock (1), St. Finbarr's, Togher (1), Newtownshandrum (1)
Colours of Offaly.svg
Offaly
4 titles: Birr (4) 7 times: St. Rynagh's, Banagher (3), Birr (2), Kilcormac-Killoughey (1), Coolderry (1)
Colours of Tipperary.svg
Tipperary
3 titles: Roscrea (1), Kilruane MacDonagh's (1), Borris-Ileigh (1) 2 times: Toomevara (1), Borris-Ileigh (1)
Colours of Antrim.svg
Antrim
2 titles: Loughgiel Shamrocks (2) 7 times: Dunloy (4), McQuillan's (1), O'Donovan Rossa (1), Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (1)
Colours of Clare.svg
Clare
2 titles: Sixmilebridge (1), St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield (1) 3 times: St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield (1), Wolfe Tones, Shannon (1) Ballyea (1)
Colours of Dublin.svg
Dublin
2 titles: Cuala (2)
Colours of Wexford.svg
Wexford
1 title: Buffers Alley (1) 6 times: St. Anne's, Rathnure (5), Buffers Alley (1)
Colours of Limerick.svg
Limerick
1 title: Na Piarsaigh (1) 5 times: Kilmallock (2), Ballybrown (1), Patrickswell (1), Na Piarsaigh (1)

By Province

Province All-Irelands Last winning team
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster clubs 20 Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), 2019–20
Flag of Munster.svg Munster clubs 15 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), 2015–16
Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht clubs 13 Portumna (Galway), 2013–14
Flag of Ulster.svg Ulster clubs 2 Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim), 2011–12

Top Scorers

All time
Rank Player Club Tally Total Games Average
1 T. J. Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 8-148 172 26 6.62
2 Stephen Clancy St. Rynagh's, Banagher 13-111 150 20 7.50
3 Eugene Cloonan Athenry 10-104 134 16 8.37
4 Henry Shefflin Ballyhale Shamrocks 4-110 122 18 6.77
5 Aaron Whelahan Birr 7-100 121 30 4.03
6 Joe Canning Portumna 7-99 120 12 10.00
7 Liam Watson Loughgiel Shamrocks 8-91 115 15 7.66
Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 1-112 115 15 7.66
Other High Scorers
Rank Player Club Tally Total Games Average
1 Eoin Larkin James Stephens 5-71 86 10 8.60
2 Eoin Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 6-46 70 28 2.50
Cumulative Finals
Rank Player Club Tally Total Finals Average
1 Joe Canning Portumna 1-47 50 5 10.00
2 Eugene Cloonan Athenry 1-35 38 4 9.50
3 T. J. Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 34 5 6.80
4 David Treacy Cuala 0-30 30 3 10.00
5 Pat Moylan Blackrock 2-22 28 4 7.00
6 Dan Quigley St. Anne's, Rathnure 5-12 27 3 9.00
7 Simon Whelehan Birr 1-19 22 4 5.50
8 Aidan Donohue Sarsfields 0-21 21 3 7.00
9 Ger Fennelly Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-13 19 4 4.75
10 Shane Dowling Na Piarsaigh 0-18 18 3 6.00
Single Final
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition Year
1 Liam Watson Loughgiel Shamrocks 3-7 16 Coolderry 2012
2 Dan Quigley St. Anne's, Rathnure 3-6 15 Blackrock 1974
3 Eugene Cloonan Athenry 1-11 14 First Flag of Argentina.svg Graigue-Ballycallan 2001
4 Adrian Ronan First Flag of Argentina.svg Graigue-Ballycallan 1-9 12 Athenry 2001
Tom Buckley Flag of Furnes, Belgium.svg Glen Rovers 1-9 12 St. Rynagh's, Banagher 1973
Joe Canning Portumna 0-12 12 Ballyhale Shamrocks 2010
5 Brendan Fennelly Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-11 11 St. Finbarr's, Togher 1981
6 John Rothwell Blackrock 3-1 10 St. Anne's, Rathnure 1972
Dan Quigley St. Anne's, Rathnure 2-4 10 Blackrock 1972
Mark Kerins Clarinbridge 1-7 10 O'Loughlin Gaels 2011
Simon Whelehan Birr 1-7 10 Portumna 2008
Joe Canning Portumna 0-10 10 Mount Leinster Rangers 2014
Billy Walton James Stephens 0-10 10 Mount Sion 1982
Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 0-10 10 Dunloy 2004
Joe Canning Portumna 0-10 10 Birr 2008

Records and Statistics

Finals

Teams

Teams

By Decade

Most Successful Team of Each Decade:

Longest Gaps

Longest Gaps Between Successive Titles:

References

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  2. ^ "Cuala Crowned Two in a Row All-Ireland Club SHC Champions". GAA. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Cuala secure historic All-Ireland crown with emphatic win over Ballyea". Irish Independent. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Immortality for Na Piarsaigh as Cushendall rue big-day flop". Irish Examiner. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. ^ "All Ireland Club SHC final: Shamrocks ease to title #6". Hogan Stand. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ "All-Ireland Club SHC final: four-midable Portumna see off MLR". Hogan Stand. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Might and fight seal historic day for St Thomas'". Irish Examiner. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  8. ^ 2012 Final Report

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