1994 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1994 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates1 May – 3 September 1994
Teams19
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Offaly (3rd win)
Captain Martin Hanamy
Manager Éamonn Cregan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Limerick
Captain Gary Kirby
Manager Tom Ryan
Provincial champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played19
Top Scorer Colours of Limerick.svg Gary Kirby (4-33)
Player of the Year Colours of Offaly.svg Brian Whelahan
All-Star Team See here
1993
1995

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1994 was the 108th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Offaly won the championship, beating Limerick 3-16 to 2-13 in a sensational final at Croke Park, Dublin.

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Pre-championship

Prior to the opening of the championship Kilkenny were installed as the favourites to retain the All-Ireland title for a third consecutive year. The last time they achieved this was in 1913, however, no final took place that year and Kilkenny were awarded the title as Limerick refused to play. Since then they failed to capture the 'three-in-a-row', in spite of having the opportunity in 1933, 1976 and 1984. National League champions Tipperary and runners-up Galway were regarded as the two teams that would provide the strongest challenges to Kilkenny's supremacy. Cork at 4/1, regarded as a team in decline, and Wexford at 6/1 formed the next grouping of teams who hoped to claim the All-Ireland crown. Offaly, a team who claimed three Leinster titles in succession in the late 1980s but failed to reach the All-Ireland final, were regarded as outsiders at 16/1. Antrim, Down, Limerick and Dublin were rank outsiders at 25/1 each.

The Championship

Participating counties

ProvinceCountyMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincial
Leinster Dublin 19381961
Carlow
Kilkenny 19931993
Laois 19151949
Meath
Offaly 19851990
Westmeath 1937
Wexford 19681977
Wicklow
Munster Clare 19141932
Cork 19901992
Kerry 18911891
Limerick 19731981
Tipperary 19911993
Waterford 19591963
Connacht Galway 19881922
Ulster Antrim 1993
Down 1992

Format

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the next round.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the next round.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Leinster Championship

First Round: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between two 'weaker' teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the next round.

Second Round: (1 match) The winners of the first round play each other in a lone second-round game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the Leinster quarter-final.

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the second-round game joins three other Leinster teams to make up the two quarter-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the Leinster semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join two other Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the Leinster final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Ulster Championship

Final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the two competing Ulster teams. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a lone match between Galway and the All-Ireland 'B' champions. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final where they play the Leinster champions.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The Munster and Leinster champions will play the winners of the lone quarter-final and the Ulster champions. The Munster and Leinster winners will be in opposite semi-finals. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winnerss advance to the All-Ireland final.

Final: (1 match) The two semi-final winners will contest the All-Ireland final.

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Meath 3-10 1-8 Westmeath
P. Potterton (1-5), C. Sheridan (1-2), J. Andrews (1-0), D. Martin (0-2), M. Cole (0-1).D. Kilcoyne (0-5), S. McLoughlin (1-0), C. Murtagh (0-1), M. O'Farrell (0-1), S. Qualter (0-1).

Carlow 4-16 1-10 Wicklow
D. Doyle (2-6), B. Hayden (1-6), M. Farrell (0-1), B. Lawlor (0-1), J. McDonald (0-1).J. Keogh (0-6), N. Cremin (1-0), D. Hyland (0-3), T. Mulroe (0-1).

Carlow 1-10 1-12 Meath
D. Doyle (1-2), J. McDonald (0-5), D. Murphy (0-1), P. Hayden (0-1), B. Lawlor (0-1).P. Potterton (0-5), R. Kelly-Lynch (1-0), J. Andrews (0-3), M. Cole (0-1), C. Sheridan (0-1), M. Smith (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: M. Sheridan (Kildare)

Wexford 3-13 2-16 Dublin
P. Finn (2-3), A. Fenlon (0-5), L. Murphy (1-1), M. Storey (0-3), J. O'Connor (0-1).J. Twomey (1-5), S. McDermott (1-1), A. O'Grady (0-3), P. Tobin (0-2), S. Dalton (0-1), C. McCann (0-1), R. Boland (0-1), J. Murhy (0-1), C. Barr (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: S. O'Meara (Offaly)

Kilkenny 1-19 1-8 Meath
D. Gaffney (1-5), D. J. Carey (0-7), L. McCarthy (0-2), P. O'Neill (0-2), A. Ronan (0-2), B. Hennessy (0-1).P. Potterton (0-4), R. Kelly -Lynch (1-0), M. Cole (0-2), C. Sheridan (0-1), M. Smith (0-1).
Referee: P. Aherne (Carlow)

Wexford 3-22 1-11 Dublin
E. Scallan (0-7), M. Storey (1-3), B. Byrne (1-1), J. O'Connor (1-0), L. Dunne (0-2), A. Fenlon (0-2), P. Finn (0-2), T. Kehoe (0-1), J. Fleming (0-1), L. Murphy (0-1), T. Dunne (0-1), G. Cushe (0-1).A. O'Grady (0-7), R. Boland (1-0), J. Murphy (0-2), P. Tobin (0-1), B. McMahon (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: S. O'Meara (Offaly)

Wexford 4-24 4-6 Laois
E. Scallan (2-4), M. Storey (0-8), B. Byrne (1-2), L. Murphy (1-1), T. Kehoe (0-3), A. Fenlon (0-2), T. Dunne (0-2), P. Finn (0-1), L. Dunne (0-1).J. Taylor (2-0), P. Bergin (1-1), D. Cuddy (1-1), N. Delaney (0-1), A. Bergin (0-1), J. Dollard (0-1), N. Rigney (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 25,271
Referee: P. O'Connor (Limerick)

Offaly 2-16 3-9 Kilkenny
Johnny Dooley (0-6), Joe Dooley (1-2), B. Dooley (1-2), M. Duignan (0-2), B. Whelehan (0-1), D. Pilkington (0-1), D. Regan (0-1), J. Pilkington (0-1).D. J. Carey (2-1), E. Morrissey (0-4), J. Brennan (1-0), D. Gaffney (0-1), P. J. Delaney (0-1), M. Phelan (0-1), J. Power (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 25,271
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

Offaly 1-18 0-14 Wexford
Johnny Dooley (0-9), B. Dooley (1-1), J. Troy (0-2), J. Pilkington (0-2), B. Kelly (0-1), M. Duignan (0-1), D. Regan (0-1), D. Pilkington (0-1).E. Scallan (0-5), M. Storey (0-2), T. Kehoe (0-2), T. Dempsey (0-1), L. Murphy (0-1), B. Byrne (0-1), L. Dunne (0-1), P. Finn (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 32,141
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Clare 2-11 0-13 Tipperary
J. O'Connor (0-7), T. Guilfoyle (2-0), J. McInerney (0-1), P. J. O'Connell (0-1), F. Tuohy (0-1), G. O'Loughlin (0-1).M. Cleary (0-9), D. Ryan (0-1), A. Crosse (0-1), A. Ryan (0-1), P. Fox (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

Limerick 4-14 4-11 Cork
G. Kirby (2-5), P. Heffernan (2-0), M. Galligan (0-3), M. Houlihan (0-2), F. Carroll (0-2), D. Quigley (0-1), T. J. Ryan (0-1).K. Murray (2-0), M. Mullins (1-2), B. Egan (0-5), G. Manley (1-0), S. McCarthy (0-1), T. O'Sullivan (0-1), D. Quirke (0-1), T. Kelleher (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 19,191
Referee: S. McMahon (Clare)

Kerry 1-8 2-16 Clare
M. Hennessy (1-5), S. Sheehan (0-2), C. Walsh (0-1).J. McInerney (1-2), J. O'Connor (0-5), A. Whelan (1-1), G. O'Loughlin (0-2), P. J. O'Connell (0-2), J. Chaplin (0-2), F. Tuohy (0-1), J. O'Connell (0-1), C. Chaplin (0-1).
Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Attendance: 10,150
Referee: J. McDonnell (Tipperary)

Limerick 2-14 2-12 Waterford
G. Kirby (1-7), P. J. Ryan (1-1), M. Galligan (0-2), P. Heffernan (0-1), J. Roche (0-1), G. Hegarty (0-1), F. Carroll (0-1).B. O'Sullivan (1-3), G. Harris (1-1), P. Flynn (0-4), J. Meaney (0-2), L. O'Connor (0-1), P. Fanning (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 22,364
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

Limerick 0-25 2-10 Clare
G. Kirby (0-9), M. Galligan (0-7), C. Carey (0-2), F. Carroll (0-2), P. Heffernan (0-2), D. Quigley (0-2), T. J. Ryan (0-1).T. Guilfoyle (1-0), C. Lyons (1-0), G. O;Loughlin (0-3), J. O'Connor (0-3), J. McInerney (0-1), S. Sheedy (0-1), C. Chaplin (0-1), A. Whelan (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 43,368
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship

Antrim 1-19 1-13 Down
A. Elliot (0-5), P. Walsh (0-4), C. McCambridge (1-0), J. Connolly (0-3), P. Jennings (0-3), Gregory O'Kane (0-2), P. McKillen (0-1), J. Carson (0-1).D. O'Prey (0-6), C. Mageean (1-0), H. Gilmore (0-3), N. Sands (0-1), K. Coulter (0-1), D. Hughes (0-1), B. Coulter (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 2-06
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2-21 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 2-13
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-10
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 3-16
Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 2-13
Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 2-23
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0-11
Roscommon 2-6 2-21 Galway
L. Murray (1-1), D. Coyle (0-4), F. Farrell (1-0), M. Cunniffe (0-1).L. Burke (1-9), J. Rabbitte (1-0), M. McGrath (0-3), M. Coleman (0-2), J. Cooney (0-2), Pádraig Kelly (0-1), F. Forde (0-1), N. Shaughnessy (0-1), P. Kelly (0-1), K. McGrath (0-1).
Athleague
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: J. McDonnell (Tipperary)

Limerick 2-23 0-11 Antrim
G. Kirby (1-6), F. Carroll (0-7), M. Galligan (1-1), M. Houlihan (0-3), D. Quigley (0-2), T. J. Ryan (0-1), L. O'Connor (0-1), G. Hegarty (0-1), C. Carey (0-1).J. Carson (0-4), P. Jennings (0-2), P. McKillen (0-2), Conor McCambridge (0-1), Greg O'Kane (0-1), S. McMullan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 45,053
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)

Offaly 2-13 1-10 Galway
Johnny Dooley (0-7), B. Dooley (1-1), John Troy (1-0), Joe Dooley (0-2), P. O'Connor (0-1), M. Duignan (0-1), K. Martin (0-1).L. Burke (0-5), J. Cooney (1-1), J. Rabbitte (0-1), M. McGrath (0-1), P. Malone (0-1), J. McGrath (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 45,053
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

Offaly 3-16 2-13 Limerick
Johnny Dooley (1-4), Joe Dooley (1-2), B. Dooley (0-5), P. O'Connor (1-0), J. Pilkington (0-2), M. Duignan (0-1), D. Pilkington (0-1), J. Troy (0-1).D. Quigley (2-3), G. Kirby (0-6), C. Carey (0-2), L. O'Connor (0-1), M. Houlihan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 56,458
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

Statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

Overall
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Gary Kirby Limerick 4-334559.00
2 Johnny Dooley Offaly 1-262947.25
3 Éamonn Scallan Wexford 2-162245.50
4 Martin Storey Wexford 1-161944.75
5 Billy Dooley Offaly 3-91844.50
6 David Doyle Carlow 3-81728.50
Liam Burke Galway 1-141728.50
Pat Potterton Meath 1-141735.66
9 Mike Galligan Limerick 1-131653.20
10 Jamesie O'Connor Clare 0-151535.00
Single game
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 David Doyle Carlow 2-612 Wicklow
Liam Burke Galway 1-912 Roscommon
3 Gary Kirby Limerick 2-511 Cork
4 Gary Kirby Limerick 1-710 Waterford
Éamonn Scallan Wexford 2-410 Laois
6 Paul Finn Wexford 2-39 Dublin
Damien Quigley Limerick 2-39 Offaly
Gary Kirby Limerick 1-69 Antrim
Brendan Hayden Carlow 1-69 Wicklow
Johnny Dooley Offaly 0-99 Wexford
Michael Cleary Tipperary 0-99 Clare
Gary Kirby Limerick 0-99 Clare

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