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Kilkenny Senior Hurling League

The Kilkenny Senior Hurling League (known for sponsorship reasons as the St. Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling League) is an annual hurling competition organised by the Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1992 for the top hurling teams in the county of Kilkenny in Ireland.

The series of games are played over the spring, summer and autumn months with the league final currently being played at Nowlan Park in September. The prize for the winning team is the Matty Power Cup.

The league has 12 teams divided into two groups with six teams in each group. Each team in each group plays each other once with the top team in each group progressing to the final. Promotion and relegation between the senior league and lower leagues are a central feature, while a team's finishing position in the league impacts on the subsequent Kilkenny Senior Championship.

The title has been won at least once by 11 different teams. The all-time record-holders are Ballyhale Shamrocks, who have won a total of 8 titles.

Dicksboro are the title-holders (2020) after defeating O'Loughlin Gaels 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out in the final.[1]

Sponsorship

Since 1992 the Kilkenny Senior Hurling League has been sponsored by the St. Canice's Credit Union.

Trophy

The winning team is presented with the Matty Power Cup. A native of Graiguenamanagh, Matty Power (1899-1965) played hurling for Dicksboro and Garda. He won five All-Ireland medals with Kilkenny and Dublin.

Roll of Honour

Team No. of wins Winning Years Runners-up Years runners-up
Ballyhale Shamrocks 7 1992, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016 2 2010, 2012
Dicksboro 5 1994, 1996, 2017, 2019, 2020 1 2000
Graigue-Ballycallan 3 1995, 1998, 2003 1 1996
Young Irelands 2 1997, 1999 3 1995, 2002, 2003
Tulalroan 2 2000, 2002
James Stephens 2 2010, 2018 7 1994, 1997, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
Clara 2 2013, 2015
Fenians 1 1993 1 2006
Glenmore 1 2001 2 1998, 1999
Carrickshock 1 2012
O'Loughlin Gaels 1 2014 4 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Erin's Own 2 1993, 2001
Rower-Inistioge 2 2014, 2015
Mullinavat 1 1992
St. Martin's 1 2016

There was no competition in 2004 & 2005.

References

  1. ^ "Holohan the hero as Dicksboro retain Kilkenny League crown". Irish Examiner. 23 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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