1971 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1971 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates16 May - 5 September
Teams15
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Tipperary (22nd win)
Captain Tadhg O'Connor
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Pat Henderson
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played14
Top Scorer Eddie Keher (4-43)
Player of the Year Michael 'Babs' Keating
All-Star Team See here
1970
1972

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1971 was the 85th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Tipperary won the championship, beating Kilkenny 5-17 to 5-14 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Contents

The championship

Participating counties

ProvinceCountyMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincial
Leinster Dublin 19381961
Kildare
Kilkenny 19691969
Laois 19151949
Offaly
Westmeath
Wexford 19681970
Munster Clare 19141932
Cork 19701970
Limerick 19401955
Tipperary 19651968
Waterford 19591963
Connacht Galway 19231922
Ulster Antrim 1946
Britain London 1901

Format

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1971 was run on a provincial basis as usual. It was a knockout tournament with pairings drawn at random in the respective provinces - there were no seeds.

Each match was played as a single leg. If a match was drawn there was a replay. If both sides were still level at the end of that game another replay had to take place.

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This was a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final joined the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the two semi-finals contested this game.

Leinster Championship

First Round: (1 match) This was a single match between two of the 'weaker' teams drawn from the province of Leinster.

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the first-round game joined three other Leinster teams to make up the two quarter-final pairings.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals joined Kilkenny and Wexford, who received a bye to this stage, to make up the semi-final pairings.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the two semi-finals contested this game.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This was a single match between Antrim and Galway, two teams who faced no competition in their respective provinces.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final joined London and the Munster and Leinster champions to make up the semi-final pairings. The provincial champions were drawn in opposite semi-finals.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the two semi-finals contested this game.

Fixtures

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Westmeath 3-9 1-10 Kildare
T. Ring (2-1), Pete Loughlin (1-1), J. Keary (0-3), W. Shanley (0-2), Mick Flanagan (0-2).J. Walsh (1-9), T. Carew (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: D. Kirwan (Offaly)

Dublin 2-14 1-11 Laois
M. Bermingham (0-5), W. Pierce (1-0), F. Murphy (1-0), J. Kenny (0-3), H. Dalton (0-2), P. Pierce (0-2), B. Cooney (0-1), G. O'Driscoll (0-1).P. Dowling (1-3), P. Bates (0-4), B. Delaney (0-3), F. Bates (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Offaly 1-20 1-15 Westmeath
B. Moylan (0-8), Barry (0-4), J. Flaherty (0-4), P. J. Whelehan (1-0), A. Hanniffy (0-2), M. Cleere (0-2).T. Ring (0-10), C. Gavin (1-0), M. Flanagan (0-2), J. Keary (0-1), Fanning (0-1), L. Maher (0-1).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Referee: C. Foley (Dublin)

Kilkenny 3-14 1-13 Dublin
E. Keher (2-7), M. Brennan (0-4), K. Purcell (1-0), P. Delaney (0-2), N. Byrne (0-1).J. Kenny (0-4), M. Bermingham (0-4), B. Cooney (1-0), P. Pierce (0-2), D. Rheinisch (0-1), G. O'Driscoll (0-1), H. Dalton (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: J. Kirwan (Offaly)

Wexford 2-14 2-6 Offaly
T. Doran (2-1), T. Byrne (0-4), C. Dowdall (0-3), D. Bernie (0-3),C. Kehoe (0-3).P. Molloy (1-3), J. Kirwan (1-0), J. Flaherty (0-2), M. Cleare (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Kilkenny 6-16 3-16 Wexford
E. Keher (0-11), M. Murphy (2-2), P. Delaney (2-0), M. Coogan (1-0), N. Byrne (1-0), K. Purcell (0-1), P. Cullen (0-1), M. Brennan (0-1).C. Kehoe (1-7), T. Doran (1-1), T. Byrne (1-0), J. Quigley (0-3), D. Bernie (0-3), M. Quigley (0-1), C. Doran (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Limerick 3-10 2-8 Waterford
R. Bennis (1-5), M. Cregan (1-1), É. Cregan (1-1), É. Grimes (0-2), J. O'Donnell (0-1).P. Enright (0-5), M. Ormond (1-1), S. Greene (1-0), A. Heffernan (0-1), J. Kirwan (0-1).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

Limerick 2-16 2-14 Cork
R. Bennis (1-8), D. Flynn (1-1), J. Foley (0-2), É. Grimes (0-2), M. Graham (0-1), É. Cregan (0-1), J. O'Donnell (0-1).C. Kelly (0-7), R. Cummins (2-0), J. Horgan (0-2), C. Roche (0-1), S. Looney (0-1), P. Hegarty (0-1), M. Malone (0-1), J. McCarthy (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: J. Maloney (Tipperary)

Tipperary 1-15 3-4 Clare
M. Keating (1-3), L. Gaynor (0-3), S. Hogan (0-3), J. Flanagan (0-2), N, O'Dwyer (0-1), P. J. Ryan (0-1), F. Loughnane (0-1), T. O'Connor (0-1).J. Rochford (1-1), M. Moroney (1-0), N. Casey (1-0), T. Ryan (0-1), P. Russell (0-1), M. Pewter (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

Tipperary 4-16 3-18 Limerick
M. Keating (3-4), J. Flanagan (0-5), P. J. Ryan (1-0), F. Loughnane (0-3), L. Gaynor (0-2), J. Doyle (0-1), N. O'Dwyer (0-1)R. Bennis (0-12), É. Cregan (1-2), É. Grimes (1-1), D. Flynn (1-0), M. Graham (0-2), B. Hartigan (0-1)
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 31,118
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Galway 7-24 1-8 Antrim
D. Coen (3-4), T. Ryan (1-7), J. Lane (2-1), P. Ryan (1-1), J. Connolly (0-4), P. Fahy (0-3), P. Mitchell (0-2), C. Muldoon (0-1), T. Murphy (0-1).S. Burns (1-2), A. McAllin (0-4), S. Collins (0-2).
McHale Park, Castlebar
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Kilkenny 2-23 2-8 London
E. Keher (0-14), P. Delaney (1-2), M. Murphy (1-1), M. Brennan (0-4), F. Cummins (0-1), K. Purcell (0-1).F. Canning (1-4), N. Power, (1-0), L. Corless (0-2), T. Connolly (0-2).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: C. Foley (Dublin)

Tipperary 3-26 6-8 Galway
M. Keating (2-12), F. Loughnane (0-7), J. Flanagan (1-2), N. O'Dwyer (0-3), S. Hogan (0-1), J. Ryan (0-1).P. Fahy (2-3), P. Ryan (2-0), B. O'Connor (1-1), P. Mitchell (1-1), J. Connolly (0-2), D. Coen (0-1).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Attendance: 15,022
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Tipperary 5-17 5-14 Kilkenny
M. Keating (0-7), R. Ryan (2-0), J. Flanagan (1-2), D. Ryan (1-1), F. Loughnane (0-4), N. O'Dwyer (1-0), P.J. Ryan (0-2), P. Byrne (0-1).E. Keher (2-11), M. Murphy (1-1), K. Purcell (1-0), N. Byrne (1-0), F. Cummins (0-2).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 61,393
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)
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Championship statistics

Scoring

Miscellaneous

Top scorers

Season

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 4-4355413.75
2 Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary 6-2644411.00
3 Richie Bennis Limerick 2-2531310.33
4 Tommy Ring Westmeath 2-111728.50
5 Francis Loughnane Tipperary 0-151543.75
6 Des Coen Galway 3-051427.00

Single game

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary 2-1218 Galway
2 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-1117 Tipperary
3 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-1414 London
4 Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary 3-0413 Limerick
Des Coen Galway 3-0413 Antrim
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-0713 Dublin
5Johnny Walsh Kildare 1-0912 Westmeath
Richie Bennis Limerick 0-1212 Tipperary
6 Richie Bennis Limerick 1-0811 Cork
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-1111 Wexford

Player facts

Debutantes

The following players made their début in the 1971 championship:

PlayerTeamDateOppositionGame
Seánie O'Leary Cork July 4 Limerick Munster semi-final

Retirees

The following players played their last game in the 1971 championship:

PlayerTeamDateOppositionGameDébut
Ollie Walsh Kilkenny September 5 Tipperary All-Ireland final 1956

See also

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