1968 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1968 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 May - 1 September 1968
Teams 12
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Wexford (5th win)
Captain Dan Quigley
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Tipperary
Captain Mick Roche
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 11
Top Scorer Tony Doran (6-3)
Player of the Year Dan Quigley
All-Star Team See here
1967
1969

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1968 was the 82nd staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Wexford won the championship, beating Tipperary 5-8 to 3-12 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

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Hurling outdoor team game

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. It is administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 4,000 years. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty, which is played predominantly in Scotland.

Wexford GAA

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Contents

The championship

Participating counties

ProvinceCountyMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincial
Leinster Dublin 19381961
Kilkenny 19671967
Laois 19151949
Offaly
Westmeath
Wexford 19601965
Munster Clare 19141932
Cork 19661966
Galway 19231922
Limerick 19401955
Tipperary 19651967
Waterford 19591963

Format

Leinster Championship

First round: (1 match) This is a single match between two of the weaker teams drawn from the province of Leinster. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the quarter-final.

Second round: (1 match) This is a single match between the winner of the first round and another team drawn from the province of Leinster. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the quarter-final join three other Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the Leinster final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

Munster Championship

First round: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

All-Ireland Championship

Final: (1 match) The Leinster and the Munser champions contest the All-Ireland final.

Fixtures

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Westmeath 3-7 1-10 Laois
W. Weldon (2-0), M. Flanagan (1-1), T. Ring (0-3), L. Jackson (0-2), J. Rooney (0-1). C. O'Brien (1-3), S. Bergin (0-4), B. Delaney (0-2), E. Moore (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

Westmeath 3-8 3-15 Offaly
T. Ring (2-3), J. Rooney (1-1), J. Keary (0-2), S. Kirby (0-1), C. Connaughton (0-1). P. Molloy (0-8), B. Barry (2-1), J. Flaherty (0-4), J. Kirwan (1-0), J. Purke (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

Wexford 3-15 1-11 Dublin
T. Doran (2-2), C. Jacob (1-2), P. Lynch (0-5), J. O'Brien (0-4), C. Dowdall (0-1), N. Buggy (0-1). D. Foley (0-4), N. Kinsella (1-0), A. Boothman (0-3), E. Flynn (0-2), P. Maycock (0-1), L. Foley (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: S. Murphy (Kilkenny)

Kilkenny 3-13 4-6 Offaly
E. Keher (1-4), P. Freyne (1-3), J. Dwyer (1-1), F. Cummins (0-2), C. Dunne (0-1), R. Blanchfield (0-1), P. Moran (0-1). P. Whelan (2-0), B. Barry (1-1), J. Flaherty (1-0), P. Molloy (0-3), J. J. Healion (0-1), G. Burke (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: D. Ferguson (Meath)

Wexford 3-13 4-9 Kilkenny
T. Doran (2-0), J. Berry (1-0), P. Lynch (0-4), J. O'Brien (0-3), C. Jacob (0-2), D. Quigley (0-1), P. Wilson (0-1), D. Bernie (0-1), J. Quigley (0-1). J. Teehan (2-1), E. Keher (0-6), C. Dunne (1-1), S. Cleere (1-0), J. Dwyer (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: J. Dowling (Offaly)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Clare 1-12 2-8 Waterford
L. Griffin (1-2), T. Ryan (0-4), N. Pyne (0-2), P. Cronin (0-2), L. Danaher (0-1), A. Lohan (0-1). L. Guinan (1-0), F. Walsh (0-5), M. Óg Morrissey (1-1), J. Meaney (0-1), T. Cheasty (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: P. Cronin (Cork)

Cork 3-11 2-9 Limerick
J. McCarthy (1-2), C. Sheehan (1-2), C. McCarthy (0-4), T. Connolly (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-2), C. Roche (0-1). B. Hartigan (0-5), M. Cregan (1-1), P. Murphy (1-0), E. Cregan (0-3).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

Cork 3-15 1-6 Galway
C. McCarthy (1-3), J. Bennett (1-3), G. McCarthy (0-5), A. O'Flynn (1-0), D. Coughlan (0-2), S. Barry (0-2). M. O'Connor (1-1), S. Stanley (0-2), P. Mitchell (0-2), J. Connolly (0-1).
Ennis Road, Limerick
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

Tipperary 5-11 5-6 Clare
J. Doyle (0-7), J. Ryan (1-2), M. Ketaing (1-1), J. Flanagan (1-1), D. Nealon (1-0), J. McKenna (1-0). T. Ryan (2-0), P. McNamara (1-2), N. Jordan (1-1), M. Arthur (1-0), P. CRonin (0-3).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: P. Cronin (Cork)

Tipperary 2-13 1-7 Cork
M. Keating (1-3), J. Doyle (0-5), L. Devaney (1-1), P. J. Ryan (0-2), J. Ryan (0-1), M. Burns (0-1). C. McCarthy (0-4), T. Ryan (1-0), J. Bennett (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1), J. O'Sullivan (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 43,238
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Wexford 5-8 3-12 Tipperary
J. Berry (2-2), T. Doran (2-1), P. Lynch (1-3), J. O'Brien (0-2). J. Doyle (1-5), M. Keating (1-3), S. McLoughlin (1-1), L. Devaney (0-2), M. Burns (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 63,461
Referee: J. Dowling (Offaly)
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Top scorers

Season

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Tony Doran Wexford 6-032137.00
2 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-172036.66
3 Michael Keating Tipperary 3-071635.33
4 Paul Lynch Wexford 1-121535.00
5 Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-111434.66
6 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-101326.50
7 Tommy Ring Westmeath 2-061226.00
8 Jack Berry Wexford 3-021133.66
Paddy Molloy Offaly 0-111125.50
9 Tom Ryan Clare 2-041025.00

Single game

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Tommy Ring Westmeath 2-039 Offaly
2 Tony Doran Wexford 2-028 Dublin
Jack Berry Wexford 2-028 Tipperary
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-058 Wexford
Paddy Molloy Offaly 0-088 Westmeath
6 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-047 Offaly
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 0-077 Clare
8 Willie Weldon Westmeath 2-006 Laois
Pad Joe Whelehan Offaly 2-006 Kilkenny
Tony Doran Wexford 2-006 Kilkenny
Tom Ryan Clare 2-006 Tipperary
Michael Keating Tipperary 1-036 Cork
Paul Lynch Wexford 1-036 Tipperary
Michael Keating Tipperary 1-036 Wexford
Christy O'Brien Laois 1-036 Westmeath
P. Freyne Kilkenny 1-036 Offaly
Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-036 Galway
John Bennett Cork 1-036 Galway

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