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GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Liam McCarthy Cup Finals 1887-2020

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GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Finals 1887-2020

YearWinnersRunners-Up
1887Tipperary (Thurles)1-1Galway (Meelick)0-0
1888Unfinished*
1889Dublin (Kickhams)5-1Clare (Tulla)1-6
1890Wexford (Castlebridge)2-2Cork (Aughabullogue)1-6
1891Kerry (Ballyduff)2-3Wexford (Crossabeg)1-5
1892Cork2-4Dublin1-1
1893Cork6-8Kilkenny0-2
1894Cork5-20Dublin2-0
1895Tipperary6-8Kilkenny1-0
1896Tipperary8-14Dublin0-4
1897Limerick3-4Kilkenny2-4
1898Kilkenny3-3Clare2-3
1899Awarded to TippararyUnfinished
1900Tipperary2-5London0-6
1901London1-5Cork0-4
1902Cork3-13London0-0
1903Cork3-16London1-1
1904Kilkenny1-9Cork1-8
1905 **Cork5-10Kilkenny3-13
1905 (R)**Kilkenny7-7Cork2-9
1906Tipperary3-16Dublin3-8
1907Kilkenny3-12Cork4-8
1908 *Tipperary2-5Dublin1-8
1908 (R)*Tipperary3-15Dublin1-5
1909Kilkenny4-6Tipperary0-12
1910Wexford7-0Limerick6-2
1911 ***Kilkennyw/oLimerickscr
1911 (R)***Kilkenny3-3Tipperary1-1
1912Kilkenny2-1Cork1-3
1913Kilkenny2-4Tipperary1-2
1914Clare5-1Laois1-0
1915Laois6-2Cork4-1
1916Tipperary5-4Kilkenny3-2
1917Dublin5-4Tipperary4-2
1918Limerick9-5Wexford1-3
1919Cork6-4Dublin2-4
1920Dublin6-3Galway1-4
1921Limerick8-5Dublin (Faughs)3-2
1922Kilkenny4-2Tipperary2-6
1923Galway7-3Limerick4-5
1924Dublin5-3Galway2-6
1925Tipperary5-6Galway1-5
1926Cork4-6Kilkenny2-0
1927Dublin4-8Cork1-3
1928Cork6-12Galway1-0
1929Cork4-9Galway1-3
1930Tipperary2-7Dublin1-3
1931 *Cork1-6Kilkenny1-6
1931 (R)*Cork2-5Kilkenny2-5
1931 (R2)*Cork5-8Kilkenny3-4
1932Kilkenny3-3Clare2-3
1933Kilkenny1-7Limerick0-6
1934 *Limerick2-7Dublin3-4
1934 (R)*Limerick5-2Dublin2-6
1935Kilkenny2-5Limerick2-4
1936Limerick5-6Kilkenny1-5
1937Tipperary3-11Kilkenny0-3
1938Dublin2-5Waterford1-6
1939Kilkenny2-7Cork3-3
1940Limerick3-7Kilkenny1-7
1941Cork (nominated)5-11Dublin0-6
1942Cork2-14Dublin3-4
1943
1944Cork2-13Dublin1-2
1945Tipperary5-6Kilkenny3-6
1946Cork7-5Kilkenny3-8
1947Kilkenny0-14Cork2-7
1948Waterford6-7Dublin4-2
1949Tipperary3-11Laois0-3
1950Tipperary1-9Kilkenny1-8
1951Tipperary7-7Wexford3-9
1952Cork1-5Galway0-6
1953Cork3-3Galway0-8
1954Cork1-9Wexford1-6
1955Wexford3-13Limerick2-3
1956Wexford2-14Cork2-8
1957Kilkenny4-10Waterford3-12
1958Tipperary4-9Galway2-5
1959 *Waterford1-17Kilkenny5-5
1959 (R)*Waterford3-12Kilkenny1-10
1960Wexford2-15Tipperary0-11
1961Tipperary0-16Dublin1-12
1962Tipperary3-10Wexford2-11
1963Kilkenny4-17Waterford6-8
1964Tipperary5-13Kilkenny2-8
1965Tipperary2-16Wexford0-10
1966Cork3-9Kilkenny1-10
1967Kilkenny3-8Tipperary2-7
1968Wexford5-8Tipperary3-12
1969Kilkenny2-15Cork2-9
1970Cork6-21Wexford5-10
1971Tipperary5-17Kilkenny5-14
1972Kilkenny3-24Cork5-11
1973Limerick1-21Kilkenny1-14
1974Kilkenny2-32Galway3-17
1975Kilkenny2-22Galway2-10
1976Cork2-21Wexford4-11
1977Cork1-17Wexford3-8
1978Cork1-15Kilkenny2-8
1979Kilkenny2-12Galway1-8
1980Galway2-15Limerick3-9
1981Offaly2-12Galway0-15
1982Kilkenny3-18Cork1-13
1983Kilkenny2-14Cork2-12
1984Cork3-16Offaly1-12
1985Offaly2-11Galway1-12
1986Cork4-13Galway2-15
1987Galway1-12Kilkenny0-9
1988Galway1-15Tipperary0-14
1989Tipperary4-24Antrim3-9
1990Cork5-15Galway2-21
1991Tipperary1-16Galway1-9
1992Kilkenny3-10Cork1-12
1993Kilkenny2-17Galway1-15
1994Offaly3-16Limerick2-13
1995Clare1-13Offaly2-8
1996Wexford1-13Limerick0-14
1997Clare0-20Tipperary2-13
1998Offaly2-13Kilkenny1-13
1999Cork0-13Kilkenny0-12
2000Kilkenny5-15Offaly1-14
2001Tipperary2-18Galway2-15
2002Kilkenny2-20Clare0-19
2003Kilkenny1-14Cork1-11
2004Cork0-17Kilkenny0-9
2005Cork1-21Galway1-16
2006Kilkenny1-16Cork1-13
2007Kilkenny2-19Limerick1-15
2008Waterford1-20Tipperary1-18
2009Kilkenny2-22Tipperary0-23
2010Tipperary4-17Kilkenny1-18
2011Kilkenny2-17Tipperary1-16
2012 *Kilkenny0-19Galway2-13
2012 (R)*Kilkenny3-22Galway3-11
2013Clare 5-16Cork3-16
2014 *Tipperary1-28Kilkenny3-22
2014 (R)*Kilkenny2-17Tipperary2-14
2015Kilkenny1-22Galway1-18
2016Tipperary2-29Kilkenny2-20
2017Galway0-26Waterford2-17
2018Limerick3-16Galway2-18
2019Tipperary3-25Kilkenny0-20
2020Limerick0-30Waterford0-19
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Legend / Key: (R)* Replay necessary after Final ended in a drawn game. (R2)* Second Replay Necessary after first two Finals finished drawn. (R) ** Replay ordered after Objection and Counter-Objection to the result of the Final. *** Kilkenny given walkover after Limerick refused to play Final over the state of the pitch. (R) *** Game played In Lieu of Final.

Report

The Big three – Kilkenny (36 wins), Cork (30) and Tipperary (28) between them account for 94 GAA All-Ireland Hurling Championship Final wins out of the 133 played since 1887. Kerry surprisingly holds the record for winning percentage in the All-Ireland Final with 100% although that Championship victory came in 1891. Antrim are the only county to have appeared in the Final without a victory, having lost two Finals. Munster Counties account for 74 Championship titles between them with Limerick (9), Clare (4) and Waterford (2) also winning Championships, meaning all six Munster counties have won the All-Ireland Final. Leinster has been the second most successful Province with Wexford and Dublin (6 wins each), Offaly (4) and Laois (1) also getting on the winners roll, all of them in the Southern half of the province. Galway are the only Connacht Champions with 5 wins, although London which is part of Britain GAA and competes in Connacht in the Gaelic Football Championship, won one Championship in 1901 out of the four All-Ireland Finals it played in when they took on the 32 Counties Champions for the All-Ireland title.

All-Time Final Record

CountyWL
Kilkenny3627
Cork3019
Tipperary2813
Limerick98
Wexford611
Dublin614
Galway520
Offaly43
Clare44
Waterford25
Kerry10
Laois12
London13
Antrim02
[References: Compiled from Results and Chart in 22]

References

Images

[1] Wikipedia (2020) Gaelic_Athletic_Association [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ga/a/ad/Gaelic_Athletic_Association.png [Accessed 11 November 2020]

Internet Archive

[2] GAA | Wayback Machine (2011) Hurling Results 1887-1910 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720181355/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_1887_1910.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[3] GAA | Wayback Machine (2011) Hurling Results 1911-1940 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720180745/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_1911_1940.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[4] GAA | Wayback Machine (2011) Hurling Results 1941-1970 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720180813/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_1941_1970.html[Accessed 17 September 2019]

[5] GAA | Wayback Machine (2011) Hurling Results 1971-1990 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720174530/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_1971_1990.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[6] GAA | Wayback Machine (2011) Hurling Results 1991-2005 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720175748/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_1991_2005.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[7] GAA | Wayback Machine (2008) GUINNESS HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2006 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720174141/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_2006_championship.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[8] GAA | Wayback Machine (2008) HURLING RESULTS 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080720175648/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_results_2007_championship.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[9] GAA | Wayback Machine (2008) HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080822214357/http://gaa.ie/page/hurling_championship_20081.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[10] GAA | Wayback Machine (2008) GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090915015601/http://gaa.ie/page/gaa_hurling_all_ireland_senior_championship4.html [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[11] GAA | Wayback Machine (2008) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20110909010304/http://gaa.ie/fixtures-and-results/national-fixtures/gaa-hurling-all-ireland-senior-championship/ [Accessed 17 September 2019]

[12] GAA | Internet Archive (2014) Hurling wallchart 2014 [Internet] Available from:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141018135113/https://www.gaa.ie/content/downloads/wallcharts/hurling_wallchart_2014.pdf [Accessed 16 September 2019]

[13] GAA | Internet Archive (2015) Hurling wallchart 2015 [Internet] Available from:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150915221101/https://www.gaa.ie/content/downloads/wallcharts/hurling_wallchart_2015.pdf [Accessed 16 September 2019]

[14] GAA | Wayback Machine (2016) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20161017220834/http://gaa.ie/hurling/gaa-hurling-all-ireland-senior-championship/results [Accessed 16 September 2019]

Newspapers

[15] Irish Independent (2010) Championship Scoreboard Irish independent. Monday, 1 October 2010. Pg. Sport 32.

[16] Irish Independent (2012) Championship scoreboard Irish Independent. Monday. 24 September 2012. Pg Sport 32.

[17] Irish independent (2012) Top Cats Peerless Irish Independent. Monday. 1 October 2012. Pg 24-25.

[18] Irish Independent (2013) GAA Scoreboard Irish Independent. Monday. 30 September 2013. Pg Sport 34.

[19] Brian Carthy (2017) The Championship 2017 p.106. Sliabh Ban Productiuons. Fortfield. Dublin 6W.

[20] Anon. (2018) Gaelic Games Scoreboard [All Ireland Series] Irish independent. Monday, 20 August 2018. Pg. 41.

Videos

[21] GAA (2020) GAA NOW 2020 GAA Hurling All-Ireland Final Limerick v Waterford [Final score at ][1:23.10] [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/gaa-now/gaanow-2020-gaa-hurling-all-ireland-final-limerick-v-waterford/ [Accessed 7 April 2021]

Bibliography

[22] GAA (2017) “Championship statistics”. The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games – Full Record from 1887 to 2017 Inclusive. Front Section.

Websites

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Gabriel McCloyne & Tom Dunne.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 7 April 2021

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