1987 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1987 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates24 May 1987 - 6 September 1987
Teams15
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Galway (3rd win)
Captain Conor Hayes
Manager Cyril Farrell
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Paddy Prendergast
Manager Pat Henderson
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played17
Goals total61 (3.58 per game)
Points total500 (29.41 per game)
Top Scorer Colours of Tipperary.svg Pat Fox (3-45)
Player of the Year Colours of Galway.svg Joe Cooney
All-Star Team See here
1986
1988

The 1987 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 101st staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 24 May 1987 and ended on 6 September 1987.

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Cork were the defending champions but were defeated by Tipperary in the Munster final. Kerry fielded a team in the provincial championship for the first time since 1978.

On 6 September 1987, Galway won the championship following a 1-12 to 0-9 defeat of Kilkenny in the 100th All-Ireland final. This was their third All-Ireland title, their first in seven championship seasons.

Tipperary's Pat Fox was the championship's top scorer with 3-45. Galway's Joe Cooney was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

Results

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Kilkenny 4–20 – 4–5 Westmeath
C. Heffernan (2–5), K. Brennan (1–2), P. Walsh (1–2), L. Fennelly (0–3), H. Ryan (0–3), L. McCarthy (0–3), G. Fennelly (0–2).D. Kilcoyne (2–1), S. Kilcoyne (2–1), E. Gallagher (0–1), P. Clancy (0–1), M. Kennedy (0–1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 10,127
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

Offaly 2–18 – 1–13 Dublin
M. Corrigan (0–7), P. Cleary (1–3), J. Dooley (1–1), D. Fogarty (0–3), B. Keeshan (0–2), S. Coughlan (0–1), D. Owens (0–1).N. Howard (1–5), M. J. Ryan (0–2), J. Murphy (0–2), S. Dalton (0–1), B. McMahon (0–1), G. Hegarty (0–1), P. Pringle (0–1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 10,127
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

Offaly 1–16 – 0–13 Laois
M. Corrigan (0–7), S. Coughlan (1–1), B. Keeshan (0–3), P. Cleary (0–2), P. Corrigan (0–1), J. Dooley (0–1), J. Kelly (0–1).B. Bohane (0–5), M. O'Sullivan (0–3), S. Plunkett (0–2), E. Fennelly (0–1), P. Cleary (0–1), P. O'Brien (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 35,719
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

Kilkenny 3–20 – 2–15 Wexford
H. Ryan (1–4), L. McCarthy (1–3), L. Fennelly (1–1), G. Fennelly (0–4), C. Heffernan (0–3), P. Walsh (0–2), S. Fennelly (0–2), L. Ryan (0–1).J. Houlihan (0–9), T. Dempsey (1–1), S. Fitzhenry (1–0), M. Quigley (0–2), G. O'Connor (0–2), J. McDonald (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 35,719
Referee: N. O'Donoghue (Dublin)

Kilkenny 2–14 – 0–17 Offaly
G. Fennelly (0–9), L. Fennelly (2–0), H. Ryan (0–1), K. Brennan (0–1), T. Lennon (0–1), C. Heffernan (0–1), R. Power (0–1).D. Fogarty (0–3), B. Keeshan (0–3), M. Corrigan (0–2), P. Cleary (0–2), J. Kelly (0–2), D. Owens (0–2), P. Connors (0–1), J. Dooley (0–1), P. Corrigan (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 29,133
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Kerry 2–6 – 1–21 Tipperary
J. Hennessy (1–1), B. Neenan (1–0), E. Murphy (0–3), S. Sheahan (0–1), C. Nolan (0–1).P. Fox (1–10), M. Scully (0–3), C. Bonnar (0–2), A. Ryan (0–2), L. Stokes (0–2), M. Doley (0–1), D. O'Connell (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

Limerick 2–15 – 1–14 Waterford
P. Kelly (0–10), D. FitzGerald (1–0), S. Fitzgibbon (1–0), T. Kenny (0–2), P. McCarthy (0–1), G. Kirby (0–1), A. Carmody (0–1).K. Delahunty (0–8), P. Bennett (1–0), P. Ryan (0–2), N. Crowley (0–2), M. Walsh (0–1), B. Power (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 9,537
Referee: G. Ryan (Tipperary)

Tipperary 1–13 – 1–13 Clare
P. Fox (0–7), N. English (1–3), A. Ryan (0–2), J. McGrath (0–1).C. Lyons (0–8), G. McInenrey (1–0), T. Guilfoyle (0–3). M. Guilfoyle (0–1), J. Shanahan (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Cork 3–11 – 3–11 Limerick
K. Kingston (2–1), J. Fenton (0–5), J. Fitzgibbon (1–0), T. O'Sullivan (0–3), G. FitzGerald (0–1), T. McCarthy (0–1).P. McCarthy (1–3), S. Fitzginnon (1–1), P. Kelly (0–5), A. Carmody (0–1), J. Carroll (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

Tipperary 4–17 – 0–8 Clare
N. English (2–4), P. Fox (0–7), B. Ryan (1–1), D. O'Connell (1–0), A. Ryan (0–3), R. Stakelum (0–1), P. Hayes (0–1).A. Cunningham (0–2), C. Lyons (0–2), M. Guilfoyle (0–2), G. O'Loughlin (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Cork 3–14 – 0–10 Limerick
J. Fenton (1–8), K. Hennessy (1–2), K. Fitzgibbon (1–0), T. McCarthy (0–2), T. O'Sullivan (0–1), J. Cashman (0–1).P. Kelly (0–3), D. FitzGerald (0–2), O. O'Connor (0–2), P. McCarthy (0–1), D. Punch (0–1), G. Hegarty (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

Tipperary 1–18 – 1–18 Cork
P. Fox (0–9), N. English (1–1), D. O'Donnell (0–4), A. Ryan (0–2), R. Stakelum (0–1), J. McGrath (0–1).J. Fenton (0–12), T. O'Sullivan (0–4), K. Kingston (1–0), K. Hennessy (0–1), T. McCarthy (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 56,005
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Tipperary 4–22 – 1–22
(AET)
Cork
P. Fox (0–11), M. Doyle (2–0), N. English (1–1), D. O'Connell (1–1), M. McGrath (0–3), A. Ryan (0–3), P. Delaney (0–2), P. Fitzelle (0–1).J. Fenton (0–13), T. Mulcahy (1–2), T. McCarthy (0–3), T. O'Sullivan (0–3), G. FitzGerald (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship


Quarter-FinalsSemi-FinalsFinal
   
     1C Colours of Galway.svg Galway 3-20 
     1M Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 2-17 
      1C Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-12
      1L Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 0-09
     1L Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 2-18
1U Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 3-14   1U Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 2-11  
B Colours of London.svg London 1-15 


Antrim 3–14 – 1–15 London
D. McNaughton (1–5), B. Donnelly (2–1), D. Donnelly (0–3), P. McKillen (0–3), T. McGrath (0–1), T. McNaughton (0–1).M. Jordan (1–2), M. Burke (0–4), P. Hoctor (0–3), J. Murphy (0–3), G. Ryan (0–2), C. Aherne (0–1).

Galway 3–20 – 2–17 Tipperary
E. Ryan (1–4), J. Cooney (0–6), M. Naughton (1–0), N. Lane (1–0), A. Cunningham (0–3), S. Mahon (0–3), M. McGrath (0–3), B. Lynskey (0–1).P. Fox (2–1), N. English (0–6), P. Delaney (0–3), M. McGrath (0–2), D. O'Connell (0–2), A. Ryan (0–2), J. Hayes (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 49,410
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

Kilkenny 2–18 – 2–11 Antrim
H. Ryan (2–5), G. Fennelly (0–7), K. Brennan (0–3), T. Lennon (0–1), C. Heffernan (0–1), R. Power (0–1).D. McNaughton (2–1), D. Donnelly (0–6), T. McNaughton (0–2), B. Donnelly (0–1), P. McKillen (0–1).
St. Brigid's Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Attendance: 4,962
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Galway 1–12 – 0–9 Kilkenny
J. Cooney (0–5), N. Lane (1–0), T. Keady (0–2), S. Mahon (0–2), M. Naughton (0–1), A. Cunningham (0–1), M. McGrath (0–1).G. Fennelly (0–7), H. Ryan (0–1), T. Lennon (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 65,586
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Championship statistics

Miscellaneous

Top scorers

Overall
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Pat Fox Tipperary 3–455469.00
2 John Fenton Cork 1–3841410.25
3 Nicky English Tipperary 5–153065.00
4 Ger Fennelly Kilkenny 0–292955.80
5 Harry Ryan Kilkenny 3–142354.60
6 Paddy Kelly Limerick 0-181836.00
7 Christy Heffernan Kilkenny 2-101644.00
Mark Corrigan Offaly 0-161635.33
9 Danny McNaughton Antrim 3-61527.50
10 Liam Fennelly Kilkenny 3-41352.60
Single game
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 Pat Fox Tipperary 1–1013 Kerry
John Fenton Cork 0–1313 Tipperary
3 John Fenton Cork 0–1212 Tipperary
4 Christy Heffernan Kilkenny 2–511 Westmeath
Harry Ryan Kilkenny 2–511 Antrim
John Fenton Cork 1–811 Limerick
Pat Fox Tipperary 0–1111 Cork
8 Nicky English Tipperary 2–410 Clare
Paddy Kelly Limerick 0–1010 Waterford
10 Ger Fennelly Kilkenny 0–99 Offaly
Pat Fox Tipperary 0–99 Cork
John Houlihan Wexford 0–99 Kilkenny

Clean sheets

RankGoalkeeperCountyClean sheets
1 Jim Troy Offaly 1
Kevin Fennelly Kilkenny
Ken Hogan Tipperary
Ger Cunningham Cork
John Commins Galway

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