1991 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1991 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates19 May 1991 - 1 September 1991
Teams16
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Tipperary (24th win)
Captain Declan Carr
Manager Michael 'Babs' Keating
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Liam Fennelly
Manager Ollie Walsh
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played16
Top Scorer Colours of Tipperary.svg Michael Cleary (3-35)
Player of the Year Colours of Tipperary.svg Pat Fox
All-Star Team See here
1990
1992

The 1991 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 105th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 19 May 1991 and ended on 1 September 1991.

Contents

Cork were the defending champions but were defeated by Tipperary in the Munster final replay. [1] Westmeath qualified for the All-Ireland quarter-final as winners of the B championship.

On 1 September 1991, Tipperary won the championship following a 1–16 to 0–15 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. This was their 24th All-Ireland title, their second in three championship seasons.

Tipperary's Michael Cleary was the championship's top scorer with 3-35. Tipperary's Pat Fox was the choice for Texaco Hurler of the Year.

Results

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Kerry 1-12 2-15 Waterford
J. Hennessy (1-6), D. O'Regan (0-2), B. O'Mahony (0-2), L. O'Connor (0-1), C. Walsh (0-1).M. O'Keeffe (1-2), B. O'Sullivan (1-1), L. O'Connor (0-4), Hanley (0-3), E. Nolan (0-1), K. Delahunty (0-1), P. Prendergast (0-1), N. Crowley (0-1), J. Brenner (0-1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Limerick 0-21 1-15 Clare
G. Kirby (0-10), M. Galligan (0-6), C. Carey (0-3), T. Kenny (0-1), M. Houlihan (0-1).M. Daffy (1-3), C. Lyons (0-4), T. Guilfoyle (0-4), V. Donnellan (0-2), P. Minogue (0-1), M. McNamara (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 14,750
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

Cork 2-10 0-13 Waterford
T. O'Sullivan (0-6), K. Hennessy (1-0), J. Fitzgibbon (1-0), C. Casey (0-3), G. FitzGerald (0-1).K. Delahunty (0-4), B. O'Sullivan (0-2), E. Nolan (0-2), M. O'Keeffe (0-2), S. Aherne (0-1), L. O'Connor (0-1), N. Crowley (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: K. Walsh (Clare)

Tipperary 2-18 0-10 Limerick
N. English (1-2), M. Cleary (0-5), Cormac Bonnar (1-1), P. Fox (0-4), D. Ryan (0-3), J. Leahy (0-3).G. Kirby (0-5), M. Galligan (0-1), G. Ryan (0-1), D. Nash (0-1), A. Carmody (0-1), F. Carroll (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

Cork 4-10 2-16 Tipperary
G. FitzGerald (2-0), K. Hennessy (1-2), J. Fitzgibbon (1-2), T. O'Sullivan (0-3), C. Casey (0-2), P. Buckley (0-1).M. Cleary (0-8), P. Fox (1-3), J. Leahy (1-1), Cormac Bonnar (0-1), N. English (0-1), A. Ryan (0-1), D. Ryan (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 46,695
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Tipperary 4-19 4-15 Cork
M. Cleary (1-7), P. Fox (1-5), A. Ryan (1-1), D. Carr (1-1), D. Ryan (0-2), J. Leahy (0-2), Cormac Bonnar (0-1).J. Fitzgibbon (2-1), T. O'Sullivan (0-6), G. FitzGerald (1-2), K. Hennessy (1-0), J. Cashman (0-3), T. Mulcahy (0-1), P. Buckley (0-1), C. Casey (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Wexford 2-19 2-14 Laois
J. Holohan (1-10), M. Storey (0-4), E. Sinnott (1-0), J. O'Connor (0-3), D. Prendergast (0-1), B. Byrne (0-1).P. Bergin (0-8), N. Rigney (1-3), J. Bates (1-0), M. O'Sullivan (0-2), O. Coss (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

Kilkenny 2-9 0-13 Wexford
D. J. Carey (1-5), J. Power (1-0), É. Morrissey (0-2), L. McCarthy (0-1), M. Phelan (0-1).J. Holohan (0-5), B. Byrne (0-2), M. Storey (0-2), T. Dempsey (0-2), S. Fitzhenry (0-1), G. O'Connor (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

Dublin 0-19 1-14 Offaly
M. J. Ryan (0-5), S. McDermott (0-4), J. Morris (0-3), J. Murphy (0-2), B. McMahon (0-1), S. Morkham (0-1), M. Ryan (0-1), J. Twomey (0-1), S. Kearns (0-1).Johnny Dooley (1-7), B. Dooley (0-2), J. Pilkington (0-2), D. Regan (0-1), H. Rigney (0-1), B. Whelehan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

Dublin 1-11 1-13 Kilkenny
M. J. Ryan (0-4), S. McDermott (1-0), J. Morris (0-3), R. Boland (0-1), C. Ó Giolláin (0-1), C. Hetherton (0-1), S. Kearns (0-1).A. Ronan (1-3), D. J. Carey (0-5), J. Power (0-3), L. McCarthy (0-2).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship

Down 6-13 2-10 Derry
N. Sands (3-1), G. Blaney (2-1), C. Mageen (1-4), D. Hughes (0-4), B. Coulter (0-2), M. Blaney (0-1).O. Collins (0-7), B. Regan (1-0), D. Cassidy (1-0), P. Cassidy (0-1), R. McCloskey (0-1), A. McCrystal (0-1).

Antrim 3-14 3-10 Down
J. Carson (1-8), A. McCarry (2-1), P. McKillen (0-4), T. McNaughton (0-1).C. Mageen (2-1), N. Sands (0-7), P. Coulter (1-0), K. Coulter (0-1), J. McCarthy (0-1).

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Antrim 5-11 1-5 Westmeath
C. Barr (2-1), J. Close (2-0), J. Carson (1-2), P. Jennings (0-3), T. McNaughton (0-2), A. McGuile (0-1), P. McKillen (0-1), J. McNaughton (0-1).R. Galvin (1-0), D. Kilcoyne (0-3), A. Devine (0-2).
St. Brigid's Park, Dundalk
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

Kilkenny 2-18 1-19 Antrim
É. Morrissey (2-4), D. J. Carey (0-8), L. McCarthy (0-3), L. Fennelly (0-1), C. Heffernan (0-1), P. Dwyer (0-1).J. Carson (0-7), T. McNaughton (0-4), D. Donnelly (1-0), A. McCarry (0-3), C. Barr (0-2), J. McNaughton (0-1), P. McKillen (0-1), J. Close (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 60,976
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

Tipperary 3-13 1-9 Galway
M. Cleary (1-9), D. Ryan (1-0), Cormac Bonna (1-0), C. Stakelum (0-2), J. Leahy (0-1), D. Carr (0-1).M. McGrath (1-1), J. Cooney (0-4), J. Rabbitte (0-1). B. Keogh (0-1), R. Duane (0-1), M. Naughton (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 60,976
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

Tipperary 1-16 – 0-15 Kilkenny
M. Cleary (1-6), P. Fox (0-5), A. Ryan (0-2), D. Ryan (0-1), J. Leahy (0-1), B. Ryan (0-1).D. J. Carey (0-9), É. Morrissey (0-3), L. Fennelly (0-1), L. McCarthy (0-1), R. Power (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 64,500
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

Top scorers

Season

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Michael Cleary Tipperary 3-354458.80
2 D. J. Carey Kilkenny 1-273047.50
3 Pat Fox Tipperary 2-172354.60
John Carson Antrim 2-172354.60
5 John Holohan Wexford 1-151829.00
6 Noel Sands Down 3-81728.50
6 John Fitzgibbon Cork 4-31535.00
Eamon Morrissey Kilkenny 2-91543.75
Tony O'Sullivan Cork 0-151535.00
Gary Kirby Limerick 0-151527.50

Single game

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 John Holohan Wexford 1-1013 Laois
2 Michael Cleary Kilkenny 1-912 Galway
3 John Carson Antrim 1-811 Down
4 Gary Kirby Limerick 0-1010 Clare
Michael Cleary Tipperary 1-710 Cork
Johnny Dooley Offaly 1-710 Dublin
Noel Sands Down 3-110 Derry
Eamon Morrissey Kilkenny 2-410 Antrim
9Joe Hennessy Kerry 1-69 Waterford
Michael Cleary Tipperary 1-69 Kilkenny
D. J. Carey Kilkenny 0-99 Tipperary

Clean sheets

RankGoalkeeperCountyClean sheets
1 Ken Hogan Tipperary 2
2 Davy Fitzgerald Clare 1
Ger Cunningham Cork
Michael Walsh Kilkenny
Jim Troy Offaly

Broadcasting

The following matches were broadcast live on television in Ireland on RTÉ. In the United Kingdom Channel 4 broadcast live coverage of the All-Ireland final. Highlights of a number of other games were shown on The Sunday Game .

RoundRTÉChannel 4
Munster final Tipperary vs Cork
All-Ireland semi-finals Kilkenny vs Antrim
Tipperary vs Galway
All-Ireland final Tipperary vs Kilkenny Tipperary vs Kilkenny

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