1972 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1972 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 14 May - 3 September
Teams 15
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Kilkenny (18th win)
Captain Noel Skehan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Captain Frank Norberg
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 16
Goals total 111 (6.93 per game)
Points total 368 (23 per game)
Player of the Year Eddie Keher
All-Star Team See here
1971
1973

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1972 was the 85th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Cork 3-24 to 5-11 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

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Contents

Calendar

RoundDate
Leinster First RoundSaturday 14 May 1972
Munster First RoundSunday 22 May 1972
Leinster FinalSunday 9 July 1972
Munster FinalSunday 30 July 1972
Leinster Final ReplaySunday 30 July 1972
All-Ireland Quarter-FinalSunday 23 July 1972
All-Ireland Semi-FinalsSunday 6 August 1972
All-Ireland FinalSunday 3 September 1972

Format

Overview

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1972 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 that match ended in a draw a period of extra time was played, however, if both sides were still level at the end of extra time another replay had to take place.

Participating counties

ProvinceCountyMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincial
Leinster Dublin 19381961
Kildare
Kilkenny 19711969
Laois 19151949
Offaly
Westmeath
Wexford 19681970
Munster Clare 19141932
Cork 19701970
Limerick 19401955
Tipperary 19711971
Waterford 19591963
Connacht Galway 19231922
Ulster Antrim 1946
Britain London 1901

The Championship

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 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 quarter-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 1-7 0-8 Kildare
G. Connaughton (0-1), T. Ring (0-4), O. Boylan (1-0), C. Gavin (0-1), M. Flanagan (0-1).T. Carew (0-2), P. Dunny (0-1), J. Walsh (0-3), M. Dwane (0-1), B. Burke (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: D. Fergusan (Meath)

Laois 4-7 3-9 Offaly
P. Dillon (1-3), P. Dowling (0-1), D. Sheeran (0-2), G. Cuddy (1-0), G. Conroy (1-0), G. Lanham (0-1).B. Cooloholan (0-1), D. Hanniffy (1-0), P.J. Conroy (1-1), P.J. Whelahan (0-2), J. Kirwan (1-5).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: D. Dooley (Dublin)

Dublin 3-12 2-3 Westmeath
B. Cooney (0-1), W. Markey (0-1), D. Rhenisch (2-0), E. Flynn (1-8), M. Bermingham (0-2).T. Ring (1-3), G. Gavin (1-0).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Wexford 4-13 2-5 Dublin
C. Kehoe (0-2), M. Quigley (0-1), T. Doran (1-2), N. Buggy (1-3), J. Berry (1-2), D. Quigley (1-3).H. Dalton (0-1), E. Flynn (1-3), V. Holden (1-0), M. Bermingham (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Kilkenny 5-14 5-7 Laois
E. Keher (1-7), M. Brennan (2-2), M. Murphy (1-1), F. Cummins (1-0), J. Kinsella (0-2), M. Crotty (0-2).P. Dillon (2-3), G. Lanham (2-2), G. Cuddy (1-0), F. Keenan (0-2).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Kilkenny 6-13 6-13 Wexford
E. Keher (2-5), M. Crotty (1-3), P. Delaney (1-1), K. Purcell (1-1), F. Cummins (1-0), L. O'Brien (0-1), J. Kinsella (0-1), M. Brennan (0-1).M. Quigley (0-1), P. Wilson (0-1), C. Kehoe (1-3), T. Doran (1-2), N. Buggy (1-0), J. Berry (2-1), D. Quigley (1-4), J. Murphy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Kilkenny 3-16 1-14 Wexford
E. Keher (1-8), P. Delaney (1-4), N. Byrne (1-0), J. Kinsella (0-2), P. Henderson (0-1), K. Purcell (0-1).T. Doran (0-5), W. Murphy (0-2), M. Jacob (0-1), M. Quigley (0-1), P. Flynn (0-1), J. Berry (0-1), D. Quigley (0-4).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Cork 3-16 4-6 Waterford
C. McCarthy (0-8), D. Collins (1-1), R. Cummins (1-1), S. O'Leary (1-0), J. McCarthy (0-3), D. Coughlan (0-1),M. Malone (0-1), P. Hegarty (0-1).S. Greene (1-0), P. Condy (1-0), J. Whelan (1-0), A. Heffernan (1-0), M. Hickey (0-2),J. Foley (0-2), J. Kirwan (0-1), M. Ormonde (0-1).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: J. Maloney (Tipperary)

Cork 3-8 3-8 Tipperary
C. McCarthy (1-6), R. Cummins (1-1), S. O'Leary (1-0), M. Malone (0-1).N. O'Dwyer (1-1), J. Flanagan (1-1), R. Ryan (1-1), M. Roche (0-1), L. Gaynor (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

Clare 3-11 2-10 Limerick
T. Ryan (0-7), N. Casey (1-2), M. Keane (1-0), G. Lohan (0-1), J. Cullinan (0-1), J. McNamara (1-0).É. Cregan (1-0), É. Grimes (1-0), B. Hartigan (0-3),A. Dunworth (0-3), W. Moore (0-2), R. Bennis (0-2).
Cusack Park, Ennis
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

Cork 3-10 2-7 Tipperary
G. McCarthy (2-1), M. Malone (1-2), R. Cummins (0-3), C. McCarthy (0-2), C. Roche (0-1), S. O'Leary (0-1).S. Hogan (1-0), M. Coen (1-0), E. Loughnane (0-2), J. Flanagan (0-2), N. O'Dwyer (0-2), M. Roche (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

Cork 6-18 2-8 Clare
C. McCarthy (2-9), R. Cummins (2-1), S. O'Leary (2-1), G. McCarthy (0-3), J. McCarthy (0-1), D. Coughlan (0-1), M. Malone (0-1), P. Hegarty (0-1).P. McNamara (2-1), J. Cullinan (0-2), J. O'Gorman (0-2), N. Casey (0-2), J. McNamara (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: S. O'Grady (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Galway 7-16 4-7 Antrim
T. Ryan (3-1), P. Fahy (0-10), B. O'Connor (1-2), J. Hughes (1-1), M. Greaney (1-0), S. Murphy (0-1), A. Fenlon (1-0), P. Niland (0-1).E. Donnelly (2-3), S. Richmond (1-1), R. McDonnell (1-0), B. McGarry (0-2), A. Hamill (0-1).
Ballycastle GAA Field
Referee: P. Collins (Westmeath)

Kilkenny 5-28 3-7 Galway
E. Keher (0-17), P. Delaney (2-5), L. O'Brien (1-1), K. Purcell (1-1), J. Kinsella (0-4), N. Byrne (1-0).J. Hughes (2-1), P.J. Molloy (1-0), A. Fenlon (0-2), P. Niland (0-1), E. Murphy (0-1), P. Fahy (0-1), P. Mitchell (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: N. Dalton (Waterford)

Cork 7-20 1-12 London
S. O'Leary (3-0), C. McCarthy (1-4), D. Collins (1-3), J. McCarthy (0-6), R. Cummins (1-1), P. Hegarty (1-0), M. Malone (0-2), C. Roche (0-2), S. Looney (0-1), T. O'Brien (0-1).R. Cashin (0-6), T. Connolly (1-1), F. Canning (0-2), P. McDermott (0-1), M. Connors (0-1), A. Smith (0-1).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: S. Maloney (Tipperary)

Kilkenny 3-24 5-11 Cork
E. Keher (2-9), L. O'Brien (0-5), F. Cummins (1-0), P. Delaney (0-3), K. Purcell (0-2), M. Crotty (0-2), P. Henderson (0-1), J. Kinsella (0-1), M. Murphy (0-1).R. Cummins (2-3), M. Malone (2-1), S. O'Leary (1-1), C. McCarthy (0-4), C. Roche (0-2).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 66,137
Referee: Mick Spain (Offaly)
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Championship statistics

Scoring

Kilkenny GAA

The Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kilkenny. The county board has its head office and main grounds at Nowlan Park and is also responsible for Kilkenny inter-county teams in all codes at all levels. The Kilkenny branch of the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1887.

Galway GAA Irish Gaelic Athletic Association

The Galway County Boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Galway GAA are one of the 32 GAA county boards in Ireland; they are responsible for Gaelic games in County Galway, and for the Galway inter-county teams.

Wexford GAA

The Wexford County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Wexford GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Wexford. The county board is also responsible for the Wexford inter-county teams.

Top scorers

Season

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 6-4664512.8
2 Charlie McCarthy Cork 3-334267.0
3 Ray Cummins Cork 7-103165.1
4 Seánie O'Leary Cork 8-32764.5
5 Pat Delaney Kilkenny 4-132555.0
6 Éamonn Flynn Dublin 2-111728.50
Dan Quigley Wexford 2-111735.66
8 Phil Dillon Laois 3-61527.50
Tony Doran Wexford 2-91535.00
10 Jimmy Hughes Galway 3-21125.60
Pádraic Fahy Galway 0-111125.60

Single game

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-1717 Galway
2 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-915 Cork
Charlie McCarthy Cork 2-915 Clare
4 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-511 Wexford
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-811 Wexford
Pat Delaney Kilkenny 2-511 Galway
7 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-710 Laois
Tom Ryan Galway 3-110 Antrim
9 Seánie O'Leary Cork 3-09 London
Ray Cummins Cork 2-39 Kilkenny
Eddie Donnelly Antrim 2-39 Galway
Phil Dillon Laois 2-39 Kilkenny

Player facts

Debutantes

The following players made their début in the 1972 championship:

PlayerTeamDateOppositionGame
Frank Norberg Cork May 22 Waterford Munster semi-final

Retirees

The following players played their last game in the 1972 championship:

PlayerTeamDateOppositionGameDébut
Frank Norberg Cork September 5 Kilkenny All-Ireland final1972

Stadia

The following stadia were used during the championship:

CountyStadium
Antrim Ballycastle GAA Field
Clare Cusack Park
Cork Cork Athletic Grounds
Dublin Croke Park
Kilkenny Nowlan Park
Laois O'Moore Park
Limerick Gaelic Grounds
Tipperary Semple Stadium

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