1970 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1970 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates3 May 1970 - 6 September 1970
Teams14
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Cork (21st win)
Captain Paddy Barry
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Wexford
Captain Michael Collins
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played14
Goals total71 (5.07 per game)
Points total312 (22.28 per game)
Top Scorer Charlie McCarthy (1-23)
Player of the Year Pat McDonnell
All-Star Team See here
1969
1971

The 1970 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 84th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 3 May 1970 and ended on 6 September 1970.

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Kilkenny were the defending champions but were defeated by Wexford in the Leinster final. Kildare, who won the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship in 1969, were promoted to the senior championship after a long absence. New York sought entry to the All-Ireland series but their request was denied. Galway left the Munster Championship after ten years of participation and reverted to the old system whereby they enter the championship at the All-Ireland semi-final stage.

On 6 September 1970, Cork won the championship following a 6-21 to 5-10 defeat of Wexford in the All-Ireland final. This was their 20th All-Ireland title, their first in four championship seasons.

Cork's Charlie McCarthy was the championship's top scorer with 1-23. Cork's Pat McDonnell was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

Rule change

As a result of a decision taken at the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) annual congress the previous year, as of 1970 all provincial finals, All-Ireland semi-finals and the All-Ireland final itself were extended to 80 minutes playing time. Prior to this all championship matches were sixty minutes in duration.

Teams

A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, including thirteen teams from the 1969 championship and one new entrant.

The Leinster championship was extended to seven teams as Kildare entered the provincial series of games. They had won the All-Ireland title at intermediate level in 1969 and decided to make the step up to the senior grade.

Galway left the Munster championship where they had been playing since the 1959 championship and returned to the old system whereby they entered the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Team summaries

TeamColoursGroundsMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincialLeague
Clare Saffron and blue Cusack Park 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white Cork Athletic Grounds 1966 1969 1969-70
Dublin Blue and navy Parnell Park 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1923 1950-51
Kildare White St. Conleth's Park
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1969 1969 1965-66
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1949 1949
Limerick Green and white Gaelic Grounds 1940 1955 1946-47
London Blue and green Emerald GAA Grounds 1901
Offaly Green, white and gold St. Brendan's Park
Tipperary Blue and gold Semple Stadium 1965 1968 1967-68
Waterford White and blue Walsh Park 1959 1963 1962-63
Westmeath Maroon and white Cusack Park
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1968 1968 1957-58

Results

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Laois 1-9 1-8 Kildare
P. Dillon (0-4), G. Conroy (1-0), P. Dowling (0-1), P. Dooley (0-1), T. Keenan (0-1), J. Lyons (0-1), F. Keenan (0-1).B. Burke (0-2), J. O'Brien (0-2), T. Christian (0-1), J. O'Connell (0-1), M. Duane (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

Dublin 0-16 3-5 Westmeath
G. O'Driscoll (0-5), E. Davey (0-4), T. Grealish (0-2), L. Lalor (0-2), F. Murphy (0-2), H. Dawson (0-1).T. Ring (2-3), C. Gavin (1-0), P. McCabe (0-1), S. White (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: P. Buggy (Kilkenny)

Offaly 2-15 2-9 Laois
B. Moylan (0-7), T. Molloy (1-3), P. Mulhaire (1-1), J. J. Healy (0-1), J. Flaherty (0-1), M. Cleare (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1).S. Keenan (1-2), J. Loyans (1-2), N. Delany (0-2), J. Dooly (0-1), P. Dowling (0-1), D. Sheeran (0-1).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Referee: R. Sheppard (Carlow)

Wexford 4-17 2-4 Dublin
N. Buggy (1-7), T. Doran (2-1), D. Fortune (1-0), P. Quigley (0-2), D. Quigley (0-2), J. Quigley (0-2), J. Berry (0-1), P. Wilson (0-1), M. Browne (0-1).E. Flynn (1-3), J. Towell (1-0), R. Copeland (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

Kilkenny 2-15 1-12 Offaly
E. Keher (0-9), M. Crotty (2-0), J. Kinsella (0-2), P. Delaney (0-2), S. Muldowney (0-1), J. Millea (0-1).T. Dooley (1-0), P. Molloy (0-3), J. Flaherty (0-3), B. Moylan (0-1), W. O'Gorman (0-1), S. Begin (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1), J. J. Healion (0-1), D. Hanniffy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Grey (Dublin)

Wexford 4-16 3-14 Kilkenny
N. Buggy (0-8), T. Doran (2-0), J. Quigley (1-2), J. Berry (1-0), P. Wilson (0-2), M. Quigley (0-2), P. Quigley (0-1), D. Bernie (0-1).P. Delaney (1-4), E. Keher (1-3), M. Crotty (1-0), F. Cummins (0-3), P. Kavanagh (0-2), J. Millea (0-1), M. Coogan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

Preliminary roundQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsLeinster final
   
     Dublin 0-16 
     Westmeath 3-5 
      Wexford 4-17 
    Dublin 2-4 
   
     
      Wexford 4-16
      Kilkenny 3-14
     
     
      Kilkenny 2-15 
      Ofaly 1-12 
     Offaly 2-15   
Laois 1-9   Laois 2-9   
Kildare 1-8 

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Limerick 3-9 2-12 Clare
P. K. Keane (1-1), R. Bennis (0-4), D. Flynn (1-0), T. Bluett (1-0), B. Hartigan (0-1), Phil Bennis (0-1), Peter Bennis (0-1), A. Dunworth (0-1).P. Cronin (1-8), P. McNamara (1-0), D. Fitzgerald (0-2), J. Rochford (0-1), J. McNamara (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

Limerick 1-10 0-4 Clare
R. Bennis (0-4), P. J. Keane (1-0), É. Cregan (0-2), P. Bennis (0-2), A. Dunworth (0-1), T. Ryan (0-1).M. Moroney (0-1), J. Rochford (0-1), D. Fitzgerald, J. Cronin.
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

Tipperary 2-9 0-5 Waterford
M. Roche (0-5), R. Ryan (1-1), N. O'Dwyer (1-0), J. McKenna (0-1), J. Flanagan (0-1), T. O'Connor (0-1).P. Enright (0-4), S. Greene (0-5).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

Cork 4-13 3-6 Limerick
E. O'Brien (2-0), C. McCarthy (0-5), P. Hegarty (1-2), R. Cummins (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-3), S. Barry (0-2), C. Cullinane (0-1).M. Graham (2-2), T. Bluett (1-0), R. Bennis (0-3), P. J. Keane (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: J. Maloney (Tipperary)

Cork 3-10 3-8 Tipperary
W. Walsh (2-0), C. Cullinane (1-0), C. McCarthy (0-3), G. McCarthy (0-2), D. Clifford (0-1), C. Roche (0-1), J. Murphy (0-1), T. Ryan (0-1), R. Cummins (0-1).F. Loughnane (1-4), J. Flanagan (1-0), N. O'Dwyer (1-0), D. Ryan (0-2), M. Roche (0-1), P.J. Ryan (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: J. Fitzgerald (Limerick)

Quarter-finalSemi-finalsMunster final
   
     Tipperary 2-9 
     Waterford 0-5 
      Tipperary 3-8
      Cork 3-10
     Cork 4-13
Clare
(R)
2-12 (0-4)   Limerick 3-6  
Limerick
(R)
3-9 (1-10) 

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Cork 4-20 2-9 London
T. Ryan (1-5), R. Cummins (1-3), C. McCarthy (0-6), W. Walsh (1-2), E. O'Brien (1-0), S. Barry (0-2), D. Coughlan (0-1), J. Murphy (0-1).P. O'Neill (0-4), T. Connolly (0-1), N. Power (1-0), J. Bennett (1-0), M. Canning (0-3), L. Corless (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Wexford 3-17 5-9 Galway
M. Butler (0-9), D. Quigley (1-2), D. Bernie (0-4), J. Quigley (1-1), T. Doran (1-0), M. Quigley (0-1).T. Ryan (3-5), B. O'Connor (1-1), K. Kennedy (1-0), P. Niland (0-1), F. Coffey (0-1), M. O'Connor (0-1).
St. Ciarán's Park, Athlone
Referee: S, O'Connor (Limerick)

Cork 6-21 5-10 Wexford
C. McCarthy (1-9), E. O'Brien (3-1), T. Ryan (0-6), W. Walsh (1-2), C. Cullinane (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-2), R. Cummins (0-1).P. Quigley (2-0), T. Doran (2-0), D. Quigley (1-0), D. Bernie (0-3), M. Butler (0-3), T. Byrne (0-2), M. Browne (0-1), M. Jacob (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 65,062
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

Championship statistics

Scoring

Miscellaneous

Top scorers

Season

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-232646.50
2 Tony Doran Wexford 7-12245.50
3 Eddie O'Brien Cork 6-11944.75
4 Ned Buggy Wexford 1-151844.50
5 Willie Walsh Cork 4-41644.00
Eddie Keher Galway 1-121527.50
Tomás Ryan Cork 1-121535.00
8 Tom Ryan Galway 3-514114.00
9 Mick Butler Wexford 0-121226.00
10 Ray Cummins Cork 2-51142.75
Richie Bennis Limerick 0-111133.66

Single game

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 Tom Ryan Galway 3-514 Wexford
2 Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-912 Wexford
3 Pat Cronin Clare 1-811 Limerick
4 Ned Buggy Wexford 1-710 Dublin
Eddie O'Brien Cork 3-110 Wexford
6 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-99 Dublin
Tommy Ring Westmeath 2-39 Dublin
Mick Butler Wexford 0-99 Galway
9 Ned Buggy Wexford 0-88 Kilkenny
Tomás Ryan Cork 1-58 London

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Tom Ryan GalwayWexford5-9 : 3-1716 August 1970
Eddie O'Brien CorkWexford6-21 : 5-106 September 1970

Player facts

Debutantes

The following players made their début in the 1970 championship:

PlayerTeamDateOppositionGame
Paul Byrne Tipperary June 21 Waterford Munster semi-final
Roger Ryan Tipperary June 21 Waterford Munster semi-final
John Horgan Cork June 28 Limerick Munster semi-final
Pat McDonnell Cork June 28 Limerick Munster semi-final
Dinny Ryan Tipperary July 19 Cork Munster final
Martin Coleman Cork August 16 London All-Ireland semi-final

Tom Byrne

Wexford August 15 Galway All-Ireland semi-final

Awards

Annual awards

Texaco Hurler of the Year

The Texaco Hurler of the Year was awarded to Pat McDonnell of Cork.

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