1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates14 April - 1 September 1957
Teams14
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Kilkenny (14th win)
Captain Mickey Kelly
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Waterford
Captain Phil Grimes
Provincial champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played14
Goals total84 (6.00 per game)
Points total216 (15.42 per game)
Top Scorer Mick Kenny (3-18)
All-Star Team See here
1956
1958

The 1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 71st staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 14 April 1957 and ended on 1 September 1957.

Contents

Wexford were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial campaign. [1] Kilkenny won the All-Ireland following a 4-10 to 3-12 defeat of Waterford.

Rule changes

Prior to the start of the championship the Galway county board put down a motion at the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) annual congress seeking immediate entry to the Leinster championship. Since 1922 Galway's hurlers had no competition in the Connacht championship and, as a result, they gained automatic entry to the All-Ireland semi-final every year. This format was seen as hindering the team's chances, however, by being included in the Leinster championship Galway could possibly have more competitive championship games every year. The motion at congress was eventually withdrawn and the existing format remained intact.

Teams

A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, including all of the teams that participated in the 1956 championship. Kerry returned to the championship after a prolonged absence.

Team summaries

TeamColoursGroundsMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincialLeague
Clare Saffron and blue Cusack Park 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white Cork Athletic Grounds 1954 1956 1952-53
Dublin Blue and navy Parnell Park 1938 1952 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1923 1950-51
Kerry Green and gold Austin Stack Park 1891 1891
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1947 1953 1932-33
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1949 1949
Limerick Green and white Gaelic Grounds 1940 1955 1946-47
Meath Green and yellow Páirc Tailteann
Offaly Green, white and gold St. Brendan's Park
Tipperary Blue and gold Semple Stadium 1951 1951 1956-57
Waterford White and blue Walsh Park 1948 1948
Westmeath Maroon and white Cusack Park
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1956 1956 1955-56

Fixtures

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

First round

14 April 1957First round Westmeath 3-07 4-02 Meath Cusack Park, Mullingar
J McGrath 0-5, B McMahon 1-1, J Casey 1-0, E Wallace 1-0, J Graham 0-1.M Cullen 2-0, M Lenehan 1-1, J Kelly 1-0, M Regan 0-1.Referee: P Connell
14 April 1957First round Offaly 2-11 2-08 Laois St. Brendan's Park, Birr
T Errity 1-2, D Breen 0-4, N Magee 1-0, M Spain 0-1, G Nallen 0-1, P Molloy 0-1, B Pyke 0-1.M Corrigan 1-1, A Dunne 1-0, T Maher 0-2, L Harding 0-2, C Brien 0-1, P Kelly 0-1, P Fitzpatrick 0-1.Referee: J Langton (Kilkenny)

Second round

12 May 1957Second round Offaly 4-05 1-03 Westmeath O'Connor Park, Tullamore
T Errity 3-3, N McMahon 1-0, G Nallen 0-1, J Spain 0-1.N Bruer 1-1, B McMahon 0-1, E Wallace 0-1,Referee: J Howard

Semi-finals

30 June 1957Semi-final Dublin 2-08 1-11 Kilkenny Croke Park, Dublin
K Heffernan 1-0, P McGuirk 1-0, V Bell 0-3, B Boothman 0-2, L Healy 0-2, W Cashin 0-1.M Kenny 0-7, B O'Dwyer 1-1, D Heaslip 0-1, M Brophy 0-1, J Sutton 0-1.Attendance: 13,710
Referee: B Smith (Meath)
7 July 1957Semi-final Wexford 5-10 3-03 Offaly Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
N Rackard 2-3, T Flood 1-1, O Gough 0-4, T Ryan 1-0, S Hearne 1-0, J Morrissey 0-1, J Redmond 0-1.J Brady 1-1, G Nallen 1-0, J Bracken 1-0, T Errity 0-2.Attendance: 7,000
Referee: J Langton (Kilkenny)
21 July 1957Semi-final replay Kilkenny 4-08 2-08 Dublin Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
S Clohessy 2-1, M Kenny 1-4, D Heaslip 1-1, J Murphy 0-1, J Sutton 0-1.G Keane 1-1, P Heron 0-4, L Healy 1-0, B Boothman 0-2, K Heffernan 0-1.Attendance: 18,000
Referee: B Smith (Meath)

Final

4 August 1957Final Kilkenny 6-09 1-05 Wexford Croke Park, Dublin
S Clohessy 2-1, B Dwyer 1-2, D Rockett 1-0, PJ Garvan 1-0, D Heaslip 1-0, M Kenny 0-3, M Brophy 0-1, M Kelly 0-1, J Sutton 0-1.T Ryan 1-0, S Hearne 0-2, N Rackard 0-1, B Rackard 0-1, M Codd 0-1.Attendance: 52,077
Referee: B Smith (Meath)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

First round

12 May 1957First round Cork 4-10 2-06 Clare Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
T Kelly 2-2, C Ring 1-2, P Barry 1-0, M O'Regan 0-3, F Mahony 0-2, E Goulding 0-1.J Smyth 0-5, P Jordan 1-0, D Hurley 1-0, J Carney 0-1.Attendance: 15,000
Referee: M Pollard (Waterford)
26 May 1957First round Kerry 2-02 - 8-08 Tipperary Austin Stack Park, Tralee
T Hennessy 1-2, W McCarthy 1-0.L Skelly 4-0, T English 2-2, L Devaney 1-2, P Kenny 1-2, B Hayes 0-2.Referee: C Conway (Cork)

Semi-final

16 June 1957Semi-final Waterford 4-12 5-05 Limerick Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
J Kiely 2-1, S Power 1-2, L Guinan 1-2, M Flannelly 0-3, T Cheasty 0-2, J O'Connor 0-1, P Grimes 0-1.L Moloney 2-0, M Tynan 1-1, D Kelly 1-1, V Cobbe 1-0, R Prendergast 0-1, T McGarry 0-1, T Casey 0-1.Attendance: 14,589
Referee: M Walsh (Cork)
30 June 1957Semi-final Cork 5-02 1-11 Tipperary Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
P Barry 3-0, T Kelly 1-1, C Ring 1-0, C O'Shea 0-1.M Maher 1-1, L Devaney 0-3, Jimmy Doyle 0-2, L Skelly 0-2, P Kenny 0-2, T Wall 0-1.Attendance: 40,847
Referee: M Hayes (Clare)

Final

14 July 1957Final Waterford 1-11 1-06 Cork Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
P Grimes 0-6, M Flannelly 1-2, L Guinan 0-1, S Power 0-1, D Whelan 0-1.M O'Regan 1-1, T Kelly 0-1, WJ Daly 0-1, P Healy 0-1, E Goulding 0-1, C O'Shea 0-1.Attendance: 39,254
Referee: S Gleeson (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Semi-final

28 July 1957Semi-final Waterford 4-12 0-11 Galway Croke Park, Dublin
P Grimes 0-9, T Cheasty 2-0, E Guinan 1-0, J Kiely 1-0, F Walsh 0-2, S Power 0-1.J Molloy 0-4, P Egan 0-3, M Murphy 0-1, J Salmon 0-1, W Duffy 0-1, J Quigley 0-1.Attendance: 28,980
Referee: C McLoughlin

Final

1 September 1957Final Kilkenny 4-10 3-12 Waterford Croke Park, Dublin
M Kenny 2-5, B Dwyer 2-0, M Kelly 0-2, S Clohessy 0-2, D Heaslip 0-1.P Grimes 1-6, D Whelan 2-2, J Kiely 0-2, F Walsh 0-1, T Cheasty 0-1.Attendance: 70,594
Referee: S Gleeson (Limerick)

Championship statistics

Top scorers

Top scorers overall
RankPlayerClubTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Mick Kenny Kilkenny 3-192847.00
2 Phil Grimes Waterford 1-222546.25
3Tommy Errity Offaly 4-071936.33
4 Seán Clohessy Kilkenny 4-041644.00
5 Billy Dwyer Kilkenny 4-031543.75
6Liam Skelly Tipperary 4-021427.00
7 Terry Kelly Cork 3-041334.33
8 Paddy Barry Cork 4-001234.00
John Kiely Waterford 3-031243.00
9 Nicky Rackard Wexford 2-041025.00
Top scorers in a single game
RankPlayerClubTallyTotalOpposition
1Liam Skelly Tipperary 4-0012 Kerry
Tommy Errity Offaly 3-0312 Westmeath
2 Mick Kenny Kilkenny 2-0511 Waterford
3 Paddy Barry Cork 3-009 Tipperary
Nicky Rackard Wexford 2-039 Offaly
Phil Grimes Waterford 1-069 Kilkenny
Phil Grimes Waterford 0-099 Galway
4 Terry Kelly Cork 2-028 Clare
Theo English Tipperary 2-028 Kerry
Donal Whelan Waterford 2-028 Kilkenny

Scoring

Miscellaneous

Sources

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