1973 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1973 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates13 May - 2 September 1973
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Limerick (7th win)
Captain Éamonn Grimes
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Pat Delaney
Provincial champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
Top Scorer Richie Bennis (2-25)
Player of the Year Éamonn Grimes
All-Star Team See here
1972
1974

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1973 was the 87th series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Limerick won the championship, beating Kilkenny 1-21 to 1-14 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Contents

Format

Overview

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1973 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.

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 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 London and Galway, two teams who faced no competition in their respective provinces.

Semi-final: (1 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final joined the Munster champions to make up the semi-final pairing.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the lone semi-final contested this game with the Leinster champions receiving a bye into the final.

Results

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

13 May 1973First round Offaly 4-12 3-6 Kildare O'Moore Park
J Kirwan 2-0, J Conroy 2-0, B Moylan 0-4, M Cleere 0-4, S Moylan 0-2, J Dolan 0-1, P McLoughney 0-1.J Walsh 2-2, T Carew 1-2, B Burke 0-1, T Christian 0-1.Referee: J Rankins (Laois)
28 May 1973Quarter-final Dublin 0-17 - 1-6 Westmeath Páirc Tailteann
P Quigley 0-10, JJ Holden 0-2, B Sweeney 0-1, D Brannigan 0-1, M Bermingham 0-1, V Holden 0-1, D Rheinisch 0-1.K Kenry 1-0, G Whelan 0-2, L Maher 0-2, C Connaughton 0-1, K Gavan 0-1.Referee: J Kearns (Offaly)
28 May 1973Quarter-final Offaly 3-10 3-10 Laois St. Brendan's Park
B Moylan 0-7, P Horan 1-1, S Moylan 1-0, J Kirwan 1-0, M Cleere 0-2.G Linehan 2-6, T Keenan 1-1, F Keenan 0-2, M Walshe 0-1.Referee: J Murphy (Kilkenny)
10 June 1973Quarter-final replay Laois 3-10 5-6 Offaly O'Moore Park
E Dollard 1-3, G Conroy 1-1, G Lanham 0-4, G Cuddy 1-0, P Dillon 0-1, P Dowling 0-1.B Moylan 2-4, P Mulcare 2-1, W Gorman 1-0, P Horan 0-1.Referee: J Murphy (Kilkenny)
10 June 1973Semi-final Kilkenny 2-19 2-11 Dublin Wexford Park
E Keher 0-10, M Brennan 1-2, K Purcell 1-0, P Broderick 0-2, S Cooke 0-2, P Delaney 0-2, B Cody 0-1.P Quigley 0-6, M Bermingham 1-1, D Rheinisch 1-1, R Walsh 0-1, H Dalton 0-1, M Holden 0-1.Referee: J Rankins (Laois)
24 June 1973Semi-final Wexford 2-14 2-9 Offaly Nowlan Park
T Doran 2-1, T Byrne 0-6, M Maher 0-2, N Buggy 0-2, D Bernie 0-1, C Keogh 0-1, M Quigley 0-1.B Moylan 1-3, J Flaherty 1-3, J Kirwan 0-1, E Moyles 0-1, P Corcoran 0-1.Referee: J Murphy (Kilkenny)
8 July 1973Final Kilkenny 4-22 3-15 Wexford Croke Park
E Keher 0-11, P Delaney 2-2, M Brennan 1-4, K Purcell 1-2, P Broderick 0-2, L O'Brien 0-1.T Byrne 2-6, M Quigley 0-4, J Berry 1-0, P Wilson 0-1, N Buggy 0-1, C Jacob 0-1, T Doran 0-1, C Keogh 0-1.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

20 May 1973Quarter-final Tipperary 1-16 2-8 Waterford Semple Stadium
F Loughnane 0-8, D Ryan 1-0, J Flanagan 0-3, L Gaynor 0-2, N O'Dwyer 0-1, J Ryan 0-1, S Hogan 0-1.S Greene 1-1, J Kirwan 1-1, P Enright 0-4, M Kirwan 0-1, M Hickey 0-1.Referee: S O'Connor (Limerick)
24 June 1973Semi-final Limerick 3-11 3-9 Clare Semple Stadium
É Cregan 2-1, B Hartigan 1-1, R Bennis 0-3, É Grimes 0-2, M Dowling 0-2, F Nolan 0-1, L O'Donoghue 0-1.T Ryan 0-5, G Lohan 1-0, M O'Connor 1-0, J Callanan 1-0, P Russell 0-2, N Ryan 0-1, M McKeogh 0-1.Referee: S Moloney (Tipperary)
1 July 1973Semi-final Tipperary 5-4 1-10 Cork Gaelic Grounds
R Ryan 2-0, S Hogan 1-1, F Loughnane 1-1, J Flanagan 1-0, PJ Ryan 0-1, P Byrne 0-1.G McCarthy 0-8, M Malone 1-1, P Moylan 0-1.Referee: M Slattery (Clare)
29 July 1973Final Tipperary 2-18 6-7 Limerick Semple Stadium
F Loughnane 2-10, M Keating 0-4, S Hogan 0-2, J Flanagan 0-1, N O'Dwyer 0-1.R Bennis 1-5, F Nolan 2-1, É Cregan 2-0, M Dowling 1-0, L O'Donoghue 0-1.Referee: M Slattery (Clare)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

29 July 1973Quarter-final London 4-7 3-5 Galway Dunlo GAA Ground
L Burke 2-0, F Canning 1-1, P O'Neill 1-1, B Barry 0-4, Linnane 0-1.G Holland 1-0, J Faul 1-0, E Burke 1-1, G Cone 0-2, P Fahy 0-2.Referee: M Spain (Offaly)
5 August 1973Semi-final Limerick 1-15 0-7 London Cusack Park
R Bennis 1-7, L O'Donoghue 0-4, É Cregan 0-2, B Hartigan 0-1, F Nolan 0-1.F Canning 0-2, P O'Neill 0-2, L Corless 0-1, T Connolly 0-1, P McDermott 0-1.Referee: M Spain (Offaly)
2 September 1973Final Limerick 1-21 1-14 Kilkenny Croke Park
R Bennis (0-10), M Dowling (1-1), É Grimes (0-4), F Nolan (0-2), N Rea (0-2), B Hartigan (0-1), J McKenna (0-1).C Dunne (0-7), P Delaney (1-1), M Crotty (0-3), L O'Brien (0-2), M Brennan(0-1).Attendance: 58,009
Referee: M Slattery (Clare)

Top scorers

Overall
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Richie Bennis Limerick 2-253147.75
2 Francis Loughnane Tipperary 3-192839.33
3 Barney Moylan Offaly 3-182746.75
4 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-2121210.50
5 Tom Byrne Wexford 2-121829.00
6 George Lanham Laois 2-101628.00
Pat Quigley Dublin 0-161628.00
8 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 4-31543.75
9 Pat Delaney Kilkenny 3-51434.66
10 Mick Brennan Kilkenny 2-71334.33
Single game
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 Francis Loughnane Tipperary 2-1016 Limerick
2 Tom Byrne Wexford 2-612 Kilkenny
George Lanham Laois 2-612 Offaly
4 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-1111 Wexford
5 Barney Moylan Offaly 2-410 Laois
Richie Bennis Limerick 1-710 London
Richie Bennis Limerick 0-1010 Kilkenny
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-1010 Dublin
Pat Quigley Dublin 0-1010 Westmeath
10 Johnny Walsh Kildare 2-28 Offaly
Pat Delaney Kilkenny 2-28 Offaly
Richie Bennis Limerick 1-58 Tipperary
Francis Loughnane Tipperary 0-88 Waterford
Gerald McCarthy Cork 0-88 Tipperary

Championship statistics

Miscellaneous

Player facts

Debutantes

The following players made their début in the 1973 championship:

PlayerTeamDateOppositionGame
Jimmy Crampton Tipperary May 20 Waterford Munster quarter-final
Mick Culligan Clare June 24 Limerick Munster semi-final
Seán Hehir Clare June 24 Limerick Munster semi-final
Séamus Horgan Limerick June 24 Clare Munster semi-final
Ger Loughnane Clare June 24 Limerick Munster semi-final
Michael O'Connor Clare June 24 Limerick Munster semi-final
Noel Ryan Clare June 24 Limerick Munster semi-final
Tim Ryan Clare June 24 Limerick Munster semi-final
Joe McKenna Limerick June 24 Clare Munster semi-final
John Buckley Cork July 1 Tipperary Munster semi-final
Noel Dunne Cork July 1 Tipperary Munster semi-final
Pat Moylan Cork July 1 Tipperary Munster semi-final
Tom Ryan Limerick July 29 Tipperary Munster final
Brian Cody Kilkenny September 2 Limerick All-Ireland final

Retirees

The following players played their last game in the 1973 championship:

PlayerTeamLast GameDateOppositionDébut
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary Munster quarter-finalMay 20 Waterford 1957
Mick Culligan Clare Munster semi-finalJune 24 Limerick 1973
Mick Kilmartin Clare Munster semi-finalJune 24 Limerick 1971
Michael O'Connor Clare Munster semi-finalJune 24 Limerick 1973
Tim Ryan Clare Munster semi-finalJune 24 Limerick 1973
Jimmy Crampton Tipperary July 29Munster final Waterford 1973
Len Gaynor Tipperary July 29Munster final Waterford 1973
Christy Jacob Wexford Leinster finalAugust 5 Kilkenny 1966
Éamonn Morrissey Kilkenny Leinster finalAugust 5 Wexford 1972
Martin Coogan Kilkenny All-Ireland finalSeptember 2 Limerick 1961
John Kinsella Kilkenny All-Ireland finalSeptember 2 Limerick 1967

Sources

See also

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