2002 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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2002 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates27 April - 8 September 2002
Teams21
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Kilkenny (27th win)
Captain Andy Comerford
Manager Brian Cody
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Clare
Captain Brian Lohan
Manager Cyril Lyons
Provincial champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played30
Top Scorer Colours of Tipperary.svg Eoin Kelly (2-39)
Player of the Year Colours of Kilkenny.svg Henry Shefflin
All-Star Team See here
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2003

The 2002 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship 2002) was the 116th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Clare 2-20 to 0-19 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Contents

The championship

Format

Leinster Championship

First round: (3 matches) These are three games between six of the 'weaker' teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Three teams are eliminated at this stage while the three winning teams advance to the second round.

Second round: (2 matches) The three winners of the first-round games join a fourth Leinster team to make up the second round pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advance to the quarter-final.

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team is eliminated from the provincial championship at this stage while the winning team advances to the semi-finals.

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

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest the Leinster final. The runners-up advance to the All-Ireland qualifiers while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team is eliminated from the provincial championship at this stage while the winning team advances to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the lone quarter-final join the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated from the provincial championship at this stage while the two winning teams advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest the Munster final. The runners-up advance to the All-Ireland qualifiers while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Ulster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Ulster. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winning team advances to the semi-finals.

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

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest the Ulster final. The runners-up advance to the All-Ireland qualifiers while the winners advance to the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Qualifiers

The qualifiers gives teams defeated in the provincial championships another chance at winning the All-Ireland.

Round 1: (4 matches) This round involves eight teams: Galway, who enter the championship at this stage, the Ulster runners-up and the defeated teams from the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Leinster and Munster campaigns. An open draw is made to determine the pairings, however, repeat games cannot take place. Four teams are eliminated at this stage while the four winners advance to round 2.

Round 2: (3 matches) This round involves six teams: the defeated Leinster and Munster finalists and the four winners from round 1. An open draw is made to determine the pairings, however, repeat games cannot take place. Three teams are eliminated at this stage while the three winners advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-final: (2 matches) These are two lone games involving the Ulster champions and the three winners from round 2 of the qualifiers. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join the Leinster and Munster winners to make up the semi-final pairings. The provincial champions are drawn in opposite semi-finals. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advance to the final.

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

All-Ireland Final

The new Qualifier system threw up an interesting pairing in the All-Ireland final. It was the Leinster champions Kilkenny versus Clare, who were knocked out of the provincial championship in the very first round. Kilkenny had the upper hand for the whole game as D.J. Carey and Henry Shefflin scored goals for Kilkenny. Clare narrowed Kilkenny's lead in the second half, however, they missed two goal chances. Kilkenny won the title for the 27th time.

Fixtures

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Laois 1-12 - 0-9 Wicklow
D. Rooney (1-1), D. Cuddy (0-4), B. Ferns (0-2), J. O'Shea (0-2), N. Rigney (0-1), J. Coogan (0-1), J. Phelan (0-1). Report L. Glynn (0-3), D. Hyland (0-3), T. McGrath (0-2), M. O'Brien (0-1).
Aughrim Park, Aughrim
Referee: J. Sexton (Cork))

Westmeath 1-14 - 1-10 Kildare
A. Mitchell (1-9), A. Devine (0-2), B. Murtagh (0-1), V. Bateman (0-1), B. Kennedy (0-1). Report J. Dempsey (1-1), C. Buggy (0-3), T. Spain (0-3), T. Carew (0-2), C. Boran (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: J. A. Gribeen (Down))

Carlow 0-9 - 1-9 Meath
Pat Coady (0-4), D. Murphy (0-2), G. Doyle (0-1), T. Walsh (0-1), J. Hickey (0-1). Report J. O'Toole (0-4), N. Reilly (1-0), D. Dorran (0-2), T. Reilly (0-2), N. Horan (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: D. Kirwan (Cork))

Meath 2-16 - 1-18 Laois
N. Horan (1-11), M. Cole (1-1), J. O'Toole (0-2), T. Reilly (0-1), E. Lynam (0-1). Report M. Dunphy (0-6), D. Culleton (1-2), D. Cuddy (0-3), D. Rooney (0-2), P. J. Peacock (0-1), N. Rigney (0-1), R. Delaney (0-1), J. Phelan (0-1), B. Ferns (0-1).
Páirc Tailteann, Navan
Referee: G. Devlin (Armagh))

Westmeath 1-12 - 2-12 Dublin
J. Shaw (1-2), A. Mitchell (0-4), V. Bateman (0-2), J. Brennan (0-1), D. McCormack (0-1), D. Carty (0-1), G. Briody (0-1). Report S. Martin (2-3), K. Flynn (0-3), P. O'Donoghue (0-3), C. Wilson (0-1), T. Moore (0-1), C. Meehan (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: T. McIntyre (Antrim))

Dublin 1-24 - 2-12 Meath
K. Flynn (0-12), D. Spain (1-1), S. Martin (0-3), T. McGrane (0-2), C. Keaney (0-2), D. O'Reilly (0-1), K. Ryan (0-1), D. McSweeney (0-1), P. O'Donoghue (0-1). Report N. Horan (2-5), C. Sheridan (0-2), J. Toole (0-2), E. Lynam, (0-2), D. Dorran (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: J. Sexton (Limerick))

Wexford 3-15 - 2-12 Dublin
L. O'Gorman (2-1), B. Lambert (1-2), R. McCarthy (0-4), M. Jordan (0-4), P. Codd (0-4). Report K. Flynn (1-2), S. Martin (1-1), D. Sweeney (0-2), T. McGrane (0-1), L. Ryan (0-1), S. Hiney (0-1), D. Donnelly (0-1), T. Moore (0-1), P. O'Donoghue (0-1), D. O'Reilly (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: J. McDonnell (Tipperary))

Kilkenny 2-20 - 1-14 Offaly
H. Shefflin (0-11), E. Brennan (1-1), J. Hoyne (1-0), C. Carter (0-4), B. McEvoy (0-2) P. Tennyson (0-1), D. Lyng (0-1). Report S. Whelahan (0-7), B. Murphy (1-2), S. Brown (0-2), B. Carroll (0-2), R. Hanniffy (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary))

Kilkenny 0-19 - 0-17 Wexford
H. Shefflin (0-8), B. McEvoy (0-4), R. Mullally (0-2), D. Lyng (0-2), E. Brennan (0-2), B. Dowling (0-1). Report P. Codd (0-13), B. Lambert (0-1), L. Murphy (0-1), M. Jordan (0-1) M. J. Furlong (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 37,567
Referee: G. Harrington (Cork))

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Tipperary 1-18 - 2-13 Clare
E. Kelly (1-8), C. Gleeson (0-2), N. Morris (0-2), T. Dunne (0-2), B. O'Meara (0-1), J. O'Brien (0-1), E. O'Neill (0-1), B. Dunne (0-1). Report D. Forde (2-0), T. Griffin (0-6), J. Reddan (0-3), J. O'Connor (0-2), T. Carmody (0-1), N. Gilligan (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: M. Healy (Cork))

Waterford 1-16 - 1-15 Cork
P. Flynn (0-12), T. Browne (1-0), K. McGrath (0-2), J. Mullane (0-1), S. Prendergast (0-1). Report B. O'Connor (0-8), E. Collins (1-1), J. Deane (0-3), T. McCarthy (0-2), S. McGrath (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford))

Tipperary 1-20 - 1-13 Limerick
E. Kelly (0-12), J. Carroll (1-2), B. Dunne (0-2), T. Dunne (0-1), N. Morris (0-1), B. O'Meara (0-1), C. Gleeson (0-1). Report M. Keane (0-8), O. Moran (1-0), P. Lawlor (0-2), O. O'Neill (0-1), J. Butler (0-1), B. Foley (0-1).

Waterford 2-23 - 3-12 Tipperary
P. Flynn (1-6), K. McGrath (0-7), J. Mullane (0-4), T. Browne (1-0), E. Kelly (0-3), D. Bennett (0-1), E. McGrath (0-1), S. Prendergast (0-1). Report B. Dunne (2-2), E. Kelly (1-4), T. Dunne (0-2), L. Corbett (0-1), C. Gleeson (0-1), J. Carroll (0-1), B. O’Meara (0-1).

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship

Down 3-22 - 1-9 London
J. McGrattan (0-8), P. Braniff (1-4), P. Coulter (1-1), M. Coulter (1-0), G. Gordon (0-2), T. McMahon (0-1), L. Clarke (0-1), N. Sands (0-1), S. Wilson (0-1), T. Coulter (0-1), Gabriel Clarke (0-1), G. McGrattan (0-1). Report I. Rocks (1-5), C. Buckley (0-1), M. O'Dwyer (0-1), M. Gordon (0-1), P. Lynch (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: B. Kelly (Westmeath)

Down 0-12 - 1-9 Derry
J. McGrattan (0-4), G. McGrattan (0-2), N. Sands (0-1), G. Adair (0-1), P. Braniff (0-1), J. Trainor (0-1), M. Coulter (0-1), P. Monan (0-1). Report G. McGonagle (0-5), J. O'Dwyer (1-1), O. Collins (0-3).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: J. Neary (Kilkenny)

New York 2-11 - 5-19 Antrim
M. Finn (1-2), J. O'Callaghan (1-2), O. Cummins (0-2), J. Madden (0-1), K. Kennedy (0-1), T. Simms (0-1), S. Nolan (0-1), B. Ryan (0-1). Report A. Delargy (2-7), L. Watson (3-2), P. Richmond (0-2), J. Connolly (0-2), G. O'Kane (0-2), L. Richmond (0-2), S. Delargy (0-1), C. Cunning (0-1).
Gaelic Park, New York City
Referee: G. Harrington (Cork)

Down 2-12 - 1-12 Derry
N. Sands (1-3), P. Braniff (0-4), M. Coulter (1-0), T. Coulter (0-2), G. McGrattan (0-2), M. Braniff (0-1). Report Gregory Biggs (0-6), J. O'Dwyer (1-0), O. Collins (0-3), C. McGonagle (0-1), D. Magill (0-1), Gary Biggs (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

Antrim 3-16 - 1-18 Down
L. Watson (0-9), G. O'Kane (1-2), C. McGuckian (1-0), L. Richmond (0-2), B. McFall (0-1), S. Delargy (0-1), J. Connolly (0-1). Report G. McGrattan (0-6), P. Braniff (0-6), P. Coulter (1-2), M. Braniff (0-2), E. Trainor (0-1), G. Gordon (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: M. Wadding (Waterford)

Qualifiers

Clare 3-22 - 1-8 Dublin
N. Gilligan (1-4), C. Earlie (1-3), T. Griffin (0-6), G. Considine (1-0), S. McMahon (0-3), C. Lynch (0-2), J. Reddan (0-1), C. Plunkett (0-1), J. O'Connor (0-1), D. Forde (0-1). Report C. Keaney (0-5), L. Ryan (1-0), P. O'Donoghue (0-2), T. McGrane (0-1).
Parnell Park, Dublin
Referee: P. Ahern (Carlow))

Meath 1-11 - 1-20 Offaly
N. Horan (1-3), M. Cole (0-4), E. Lynam (0-3), T. Reilly (0-1). Report B. Murphy (1-1), S. Whelehan (0-4), J. Dooley (0-3), B. Carroll (0-3), R. Hanniffy (0-3), S. Browne (0-2), D. Murray (0-2), G. Oakley (0-1), B. Whelehan (0-1).
Páirc Tailteann, Navan
Referee: S. McMahon (Clare))

Galway 7-15 - 0-13 Down
F. Healy (3-2), O. Fahy (1-4), A. Kerins (1-1), M. Kerins (1-1), D. Tierney (1-1), R. Gantley (0-3), D. Hayes (0-2), L. Hodgins (0-1). Report P. Braniff (0-4), G. McGrattan (0-3), P. Coulter (0-2), M. Coulter (0-2), M. Braniff (0-1), G. Savage (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: P. Dunphy (Kilkenny))

Cork 1-16 - 1-15 Limerick
A. Browne (1-0), B. O'Connor (0-3), J. Gardiner (0-3), J. Deane (0-3), T. McCarthy (0-2), A. Cummins (0-2), J. O'Connor (0-2), D. O’Sullivan (0-1). Report [ permanent dead link ]B. Begley (0-4), M. Keane (0-4), O. Moran (1-0) B. Foley (0-2), S. Lucey (0-2), B. Geary (0-1), C. Carey (0-1), P. Lawlor (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: B. Kelly (Westmeath)

Tipperary 2-19 - 1-9 Offaly
B. O'Meara (1-2), J. Carroll (1-1), M. O'Leary (0-4), E. Kelly (0-4), P. Kelly (0-3), T. Dunne (0-2), B. Dunne (0-2), E. O'Neill (0-1). Report S. Brown (1-1), S. Whelehan (0-4), R. Hanniffy (0-1), Barry Whelehan (0-1), K. Martin (0-1), B. Carroll (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: M. Wadding (Waterford)

Galway 0-21 - 1-9 Cork
E. Cloonan (0-9), F. Healy (0-3), R. Murray (0-2), K. Broderick (0-2), R. Gantley (0-2), D. Hardiman (0-1), M. Kerins (0-1), J. Rabbitte (0-1). Report J. Deane (1-4), B. O'Connor (0-3), N. Ronan (0-1), B. O'Keeffe (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: P. Horan (Offaly)

Clare 3-15 - 3-7 Wexford
T. Carmody (2-1), N. Gilligan (1-2), C. Lynch (0-3), J. Reddan (0-3), T. Griffin (0-2), J. O'Connor (0-2), S. McMahon (0-1) (f), G. Considine (0-1). Report P. Codd (2-3), R. Jacob (1-0), M. J. Furlong (0-1), L. Murphy (0-1), R. McCarthy (0-1), M. Jordan (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Quarter-Finals
July 28
Semi-Finals
August 11 / August 18
Final
September 8
         
* Kilkenny
 
Kilkenny 1-20
Tipperary 1-16
Tipperary 1-25
* Antrim 2-12
Kilkenny 2-20
Clare 0-19
Clare 1-15
* Galway 0-17
Clare 1-16
Waterford 1-13
* Waterford
 

Note: * = Provincial Champion


Tipperary 1-25 - 2-12 Antrim
E. Kelly (0-7), P. Kelly (0-5 (0-1), E. O'Neill (1-1), T. Dunne (0-3), B. Dunne (0-3), J. Carroll (0-2), B. O'Meara (0-2), L. Corbett (0-1), N. Morris (0-1). Report L. Watson (1-6), L. Richmond (1-1), P. Richmond (0-2), G. O'Kane (0-2), B. McFall (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 41,619
Referee: P. Ahern (Carlow)

Clare 1-15 - 0-17 Galway
J. O'Connor (0-5), N. Gilligan (1-1), S. McMahon (0-4), G. Quinn (0-1), D. Forde (0-1), T. Carmody (0-1), T. Griffin (0-1), C. Lynch (0-1). Report E. Cloonan (0-4), K. Broderick (0-3), A. Kerins (0-3), D. Hayes (0-2), F. Healy (0-2), R. Murray (0-2), G. Farragher (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 41,619
Referee: P. Ahern (Carlow)

Clare 1-16 - 1-13 Waterford
A. Markham (1-1), J. O'Connor (0-3), S. McMahon (0-3), D. Forde (0-2), T. Carmondy (0-2), N. Gilligan (0-2), C. Lynch (0-1), T. Griffin (0-1), O. Baker (0-1). Report P. Flynn (1-4), E. Kelly (0-4), T. Browne (0-1), E. McGrath (0-1), A. Moloney (0-1), K. McGrath (0-1), J. Mullane (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 57,724
Referee: P. O'Connor (Limerick)

Kilkenny 1-20 - 1-16 Tipperary
H. Shefflin (0-7), J. Coogan (1-1), D. J. Carey (0-4), D. Lyng (0-2), A. Comerford (0-2), M. Comerford (0-1), J. Hoyne (0-1), E. Brennan (0-1), C. Carter (0-1). Report E. Kelly (0-4), J. Carroll (1-0), M. O'Leary (0-3), P. Kelly (0-3), E. O'Neill (0-2), T. Dunne (0-1), B. O'Meara (0-1), L. Corbett (0-1), E. Corcoran (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 53,385
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

Kilkenny 2-20 - 0-19 Clare
H. Shefflin (1-7), D. J. Carey (1-6), M. Comerford (0-1), E. Brennan (0-1), A. Comerford (0-1), J. Coogan (0-1), D. Lyng (0-1), B. McEvoy (0-1), C. Carter (0-1). Report S. McMahon (0-6), J. O'Connor (0-4), C. Lynch (0-2), N. Gilligan (0-2), G. Considine (0-2), T. Griffin (0-1), O. Baker (0-1), A. Quinn (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 76,254
Referee: A. Mac Suibhne (Dublin)

Top scorers

Season

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 2-394567.50
2 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 1-333649.00
3 Nicky Horan Meath 4-203248.00
4 Liam Watson Antrim 4-172939.66
5 Paul Flynn Waterford 2-222839.33
6 Paul Codd Wexford 2-202638.66
7 Paul Braniff Down 1-192254.40
8 Niall Gilligan Clare 3-122163.50
9 Kevin Flynn Dublin 1-172045.00
10 Seánie McMahon Clare 0-171762.83
Jamesie O'Connor Clare 0-171762.83

Single game

RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalOpposition
1 Nicky Horan Meath 1-1114 Laois
2 Aidan Delargy Antrim 2-713 New York
Paul Codd Wexford 0-1313 Kilkenny
4 Andrew Mitchell Westmeath 1-912 Kildare
Kevin Flynn Dublin 0-1212 Meath
Paul Flynn Waterford 0-1212 Cork
Eoin Kelly Tipperary 0-1212 Limerick
8 Liam Watson Antrim 3-211 New York
Fergal Healy Galway 3-211 Down
Nicky Horan Meath 2-511 Dublin
Eoin Kelly Tipperary 1-811 Clare
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0-1111 Offaly
13 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 1-710 Clare
14 Shane Martin Dublin 2-39 Westmeath
Paul Codd Wexford 2-39 Clare
Paul Flynn Waterford 1-69 Tipperary
Liam Watson Antrim 1-69 Tipperary
D. J. Carey Kilkenny 1-69 Clare
Liam Watson Antrim 0-99 Down
Eugene Cloonan Galway 0-99 Cork
21 Benny Dunne Tipperary 2-28 Waterford
Ian Rocks London 1-58 Down
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0-88 Wexford
Ben O'Connor Cork 0-88 Waterford
Mark Keane Limerick 0-88 Tipperary
Johnny McGrattan Down 0-88 London
27 Larry O'Gorman Wexford 2-17 Dublin
Tony Carmody Clare 2-17 Wexford
Eoin Kelly Tipperary 1-47 Waterford
Paul Braniff Down 1-47 London
Niall Gilligan Clare 1-47 Dublin
Ollie Fahy Galway 1-47 Down
Joe Deane Cork 1-47 Galway
Paul Flynn Waterford 1-47 Clare
Ken McGrath Waterford 0-77 Tipperary
Simon Whelahan Offaly 0-77 Kilkenny
Eoin Kelly Tipperary 0-77 Antrim
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0-77 Tipperary

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The 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 114th staging of Ireland's premier hurling competition since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. A total of thirteen teams competed in the championship, with Tipperary unseating the four-time defending champions Kilkenny by 4-17 to 1-18 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin. The championship began on 22 May 2010 and concluded on 5 September 2010.

The 2011 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 Championship is the 48th staging of the All-Ireland Championship since its inception in 1964. Games were played between 1 June and 10 September 2011. Galway won the title after a 3-14 to 1-10 win against Dublin.

2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 125th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2012 fixtures took place on 6 October 2011. The championship began on 19 May 2012 and ended on 30 September 2012.

The 2016 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 129th staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. It is the top tier of senior inter-county championship hurling.