|Dates||22 May - 5 September 2010|
|Winning team||Tipperary (26th win)|
|Captain||T. J. Reid|
|No. matches played||25|
|Goals total||72 (2.88 per game)|
|Points total||851 (34.04 per game)|
|Top Scorer||Eoin Kelly (3-44)|
|Player of the Year||Lar Corbett|
|All-Star Team||See here|
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 build-up to the opening of the championship was dominated by Kilkenny and the 'drive for five'. 'The Cats' were installed as the bookies' favourites to retain the All-Ireland title for an unprecedented fifth successive occasion. Since 2006 the Kilkenny team had come to be regarded as arguably the greatest hurling team of all-time. In 2007, they surpassed their greatest rivals Cork at the top of the all-time roll of honour, while in 2009 the team equalled the seemingly unbeatable record of four All-Ireland titles in-a-row. Winning an elusive five-in-a-row would close the argument on hurling's greatest team.
Tipperary were regarded as the primary challengers to Kilkenny's dominance. Many believed that they had the beating of Kilkenny in the previous year's All-Ireland final, however, 'the Cats' pulled away in the last ten minutes to seal the victory. With an extra year of experience many felt that Tipp may finally triumph for the first time in nine years.
A second tier of teams waited just behind the two clear front-runners. Perennial hopefuls Galway entered the championship as the newly crowned National Hurling League champions and were also seen as a stumbling block on Kilkenny's march to immortality. The westerners were regarded as potential Leinster and maybe even All-Ireland finalists. Cork were buoyed by some impressive displays in the National League. 'The Rebels' defeated both Kilkenny and Tipperary in the group stages and finished the campaign as runners-up. Similarly, Cork enjoyed a trouble-free winter and would enter the championship without any off-field controversy. Waterford were also viewed as a team that had the potential to make life difficult for any of the other top-tier teams.
Limerick entered the championship in the midst of a crisis. After team manager Justin McCarthy dropped twelve players from the panel in October 2009, many of the remaining players decided to withdraw their services over the course of the next few months.The crisis developed into something of a 'civil war' with the vast majority of the 2009 panel remaining 'on strike', while McCarthy was retained as manager and developed a new panel of players for 2010. The result was Limerick losing all of their National League matches and being relegated to Division 2.
|Team||Colours||Sponsor||Home stadium||Captain||Manager||Most recent success|
|Antrim||Saffron and white||Creagh Concrete||Casement Park||Paul Shields||Dinny Cahill||2011|
|Carlow||Red, green and yellow||Stone Developments||Dr. Cullen Park||Edward Coady||Kevin Ryan|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||Pat O'Donnell||Cusack Park||Brian O'Connell||Ger O'Loughlin||1997||1998||1978|
|Cork||Red and white||O2||Páirc Uí Chaoimh||Kieran 'Fraggy' Murphy||Denis Walsh||2005||2006||1998|
|Dublin||Navy and blue||Vodafone||Parnell Park||Stephen Hiney||Anthony Daly||1938||1961||1939|
|Galway||Maroon and white||Supermacs||Pearse Stadium||Shane Kavanagh||John McIntyre||1988||2004||2010|
|Kilkenny||Black and amber||Glanbia||Nowlan Park||T. J. Reid||Brian Cody||2009||2009||2009|
|Laois||Blue and white||MW Hire Services||O'Moore Park||Brian Campion||Niall Rigney||1915||1949|
|Limerick||Green and white||Sporting Limerick||Gaelic Grounds||Gavin O'Mahony||Dónal O'Grady||1973||1996||1997|
|Offaly||Green, white and gold||Carroll Cuisine||O'Connor Park||Brian Carroll||Joe Dooley||1998||1995||1991|
|Tipperary||Blue and gold||Enfer||Semple Stadium||Eoin Kelly||Liam Sheedy||2001||2009||2008|
|Waterford||White and blue||3||Walsh Park||Stephen Molumphy||Davy FitzGerald||1959||2007||2007|
|Wexford||Purple and yellow||Sports Savers||Wexford Park||Diarmuid Lyng||Colm Bonnar||1996||2004||1973|
The 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 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 that match ended in a draw a period of extra time was played, however, if both sides were still level at the end of extra time another replay would take place.
Quarter-final: (1 match) This is 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 joins the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings.
Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game.
First Round: (1 match) This was a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Leinster.
Quarter-finals: (3 matches) The winner of the first-round game joins five other Leinster teams to make up the three quarter-final pairings.
Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the three quarter-finals join Kilkenny, who received a bye to this stage, to make up the semi-final pairings.
Final: (1 match) The winner of the two semi-finals contest this game.
The qualifiers gave teams defeated in the provincial championships another chance at winning the All-Ireland.
Preliminary Round (1 match): the five teams who fail to reach a provincial semi-final will enter the qualifiers at this stage. The first two teams drawn will play each other in the preliminary round with the winner of that match joining the other three teams in Phase 1.
Phase 1: (2 matches) The winner of the preliminary round and the other three remaining teams will play off. The two winners enter Phase 3.
Phase 2: (2 matches) The two beaten Leinster semi-finalists will play the two beaten Munster semi-finalists. The two winners enter Phase 3.
Phase 3: (2 matches) The four winners of Phase 1 and Phase 2 games meet in Phase 3. The two winners advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
Quarter-finals: (2 matches) The beaten Munster and Leinster finalists will play the winners of the Phase 3 qualifiers.
Semi-finals: (2 matches) The Munster and Leinster champions will play the winners of the quarter-finals.
Final: (1 match) The two semi-final winners will contest the final.
|First round||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Leinster final|
|Carlow||0-10 - 1-13||Laois|
|D Murphy 0-4, C Doyle 0-3, P Kehoe 0-2, D Byrne 0-1||Report||J Fitzpatrick 1-3, M Whelan 0-4, T Fitzgerald 0-3, J Walsh, E Costelloe, J Brophy 0-1 each|
|Wexford||1-14 - 2-22||Galway|
|D Lyng 0-11, T Waters 1-0, H Kehoe, R Jacob, E Quigley 0-1 each||Report||G Farragher 0-13, J Canning 1-3, K Hynes 1-0, D Hayes 0-2, D Burke, A Smyth, A Harte, A Callanan 0-1 each|
|Antrim||3-16 - 2-26|
|N McManus 1-4, S McNaughton 0-5, K McKeegan, C McFall 1-0 each, J Campbell, K Stewart 0-2 each, K McGourty, N McAuley, B McFall 0-1 each||Report||S Dooley 1-10, R Hanniffy 1-1, K Brady, B Carroll, J. Bergin 0-3 each, O Kealey 0-2, D Molloy, G Healion, C Parlon, D Hayden 0-1 each|
|Dublin||0-25 - 0-16||Laois|
|A McCrabbe, S Durkin 0-5 each, L Rushe 0-4, J McCaffrey, P Kelly 0-3 each, P Ryan, S Lambert 0-2 each, L Ryan 0-1||Report||W Hyland 0-6, J Brophy 0-3, Z Keenan 0-2, James Walsh, T Fitzgerald, M Whelan, C Delaney, J Purcell 0-1 each|
|Galway||2-19 - 3-16||Offaly|
|G Farragher, J Canning 1-5 each, D Burke, I Tannian, D Hayes 0-2 each, T Óg Regan, A Callanan, N Healy 0-1 each||Report||S Dooley 1-7, J Bergin 1-2, J Brady 1-1, D Hayden, B Carroll 0-2 each, R Hanniffy, D Molloy 0-1 each|
|Dublin||0-12 - 4-19||Kilkenny|
|A McCrabbe 0-6, P Kelly 0-2, J Boland, M O'Brien, J McCaffrey, D O'Callaghan 0-1 each||Report||H Shefflin 0-12, A Fogarty 2-0, E Brennan 1-1, R Power 1-0, M Rice, TJ Reid 0-2 each, M Comerford, R Hogan 0-1 each|
|Galway||3-16 - 2-18||Offaly|
|D Hayes 2-3, G Farragher 0-6, J Canning 1-3, I Tannian 0-2, A Callanan, A Smith, D Barry 0-1 each||Report||S Dooley 0-10, J Bergin, G Healion 1-1 each, B Carroll 0-3, B Murphy 0-2, D Kenny 0-1|
|Galway||1-12 - 1-19||Kilkenny|
|G Farragher 0-4, D Hayes 1-1, J Canning 0-2, A Harte, I Tannian, C Donnellan, K Hynes, E Lynch 0-1 each||Report||H Shefflin 1-7, TJ Reid, R Power 0-3 each, M Rice 0-2, E Brennan, E Larkin, A Fogarty, R Hogan 0-1 each|
|Cork||3-15 - 0-14||Tipperary|
|P Horgan 2-2, B O'Connor 0-5, A Ó hAilpín 1-1, J Gardiner, C Naughton, N McCarthy 0-2 each, P O'Sullivan 0-1||Report||E Kelly 0-7, J O'Brien, L Corbett 0-2 each, B Maher, S Callanan, T Hammersley 0-1 each|
|Clare||1-15 - 0-22||Waterford|
|D Honan 1-3, N O'Connell, J Clancy 0-3 each, S Collins 0-2, J Conlon, C Ryan, C O'Donovan, D Barrett 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 0-6, S Molumphy, D Prendergast, J Mullane 0-3 each, M Shanahan, S Prendergast, K Moran 0-2 each , K McGrath 0-1|
|Limerick||0-12 - 2-19||Cork|
|T O'Brien 0-6, G Mulcahy 0-3, A Brennan, P McNamara, A Owens 0-1 each||Report||P Horgan 1-2, N McCarthy 0-5, P O'Sullivan 1-1, B O'Connor, J O'Connor 0-3 each, K Murphy 0-2, J Gardiner, L McLoughlin, C Naughton 0-1 each|
|Waterford||2-15 - 2-15||Cork|
|E Kelly 1-8, J Mullane 0-4, T Browne 1-0, S O'Sullivan 0-2, K Moran 0-1||Report||B O'Connor 1-5, A Ó hAilpín 1-0, J Gardiner 0-3, C Naughton 0-2, S Óg Ó hAilpín, T Kenny, B Murphy, N McCarthy, M Cussen 0-1 each|
|Waterford||1-16 - 1-13|
|E Kelly 0-8, D Shanahan 1-0, J Mullane 0-3, T Browne, R Foley, K Moran, S Walsh, B O'Halloran 0-1 each||Report||B O'Connor 1-5, J Gardiner, C Naughton, P O'Sullivan 0-2 each, M Cussen, L McLoughlin 0-1 each|
|Preliminary round||Phase 1 / Phase 2||Phase 3||Quarter-finalists|
|Antrim||2-18 - 3-12||Carlow|
|N McManus 0-5, K McKeegan 0-4, L Watson 1-1, K Stewart, S McNaughton 0-3 each, PJ O'Connell 1-0, E McCloskey, S McCrory 0-1 each||Report||C Doyle 2-3, P Kehoe 1-6, J Rogers, HP O'Byrne, M Brennan 0-1 each|
|Tipperary||3-24 - 0-19||Wexford|
|L Corbett 2-3, E Kelly 0-8, G Ryan 0-4, D Egan 1-0, D Young, N McGrath 0-3 each, P Maher 0-2, S Callanan 0-1||Report||H Kehoe, R Jacob, J Berry, C Farrell 0-3 each, P Atkinson, S Banville, T Mahon 0-2 each, D Stamp 0-1|
|Offaly||1-19 - 1-13||Limerick|
|C Parlon, S Dooley 0-5 each, D Molloy 1-2, B Carroll 0-3, B Murphy 0-2, J Brady, J Bergin 0-1 each||Report||T O'Brien 1-7, JV O'Brien 0-2, N Quaid, G Mulcahy, C Mullane, P Russell 0-1 each|
|Dublin||2-22 - 0-15||Clare|
|A McCrabbe 0-8, D O'Callaghan 0-6, P Kelly, S Lambert 1-1 each, S Hiney 0-2, S Durkin, M O'Brien, L Rushe, D O'Dwyer 0-1 each||Report||J Conlon, C Ryan 0-3 each, N O'Connell, J Clancy, F Lynch 0-2 each, B Bugler, D Honan, S Collins 0-1 each|
|Antrim||1-17 - 0-19||Dublin|
|N McManus 0-8, PJ O'Connell 1-1, S McNaughton, L Watson, K McKeegan 0-2 each, S Delargy, K Stewart 0-1 each||Report||A McCrabbe 0-9, S Lambert, P Carton 0-3 each, J Boland, L Rushe, D O'Callaghan, P Ryan 0-1 each|
|Cork||1-25 - 0-19||Antrim|
|B O'Connor 0-6, N McCarthy 1-2, K Murphy 0-4, J Gardiner, T Kenny, P O'Sullivan 0-3, C Naughton 0-2, A Ó hAilpín, W Egan 0-1 each||Report||N McManus 0-9, L Watson 0-6, J Campbell, S McNaughton, K McKeegan, M Herron 0-1 each|
|Galway||3-16 - 3-17||Tipperary|
|J Canning 1-5, D Hayes 1-3, E Ryan 1-1, G Farragher, K Hynes 0-2 each, D Burke, I Tannian, A Callanan 0-1 each||Report||E Kelly 1-7, G Ryan 1-2, S Callanan 1-0, L Corbett 0-3, B Maher 0-2, P Maher, N McGrath, J O'Brien 0-1 each|
|Kilkenny||3-22 - 0-19||Cork|
|R Power 1-8, A Fogarty 1-2, E Brennan 1-1, J Fitzpatrick, M Fennelly, H Shefflin, M Comerford 0-2 each, T Walsh, TJ Reid, E Larkin 0-1 each||Report||B O'Connor 0-7, P Horgan 0-6, J Gardiner 0-2, S Óg Ó hAilpín, C Naughton, N McCarthy, J O'Connor 0-1 each|
|Kilkenny||1-18 - 4-17||Tipperary|
|R Power 1-9, TJ Reid 0-4, M Rice, J Mulhall, H Shefflin, A Fogarty, D Lyng 0-1 each||Report||L Corbett 3-0, E Kelly 0-7, N McGrath 1-0, J O'Brien, B Maher, S Callanan 0-2 each, G Ryan, S Hennessy, B Cummins, B Dunne 0-1 each|
The following players made their début in the 2010 senior championship:
|Eoin Reilly||Laois||May 22||Carlow||Leinster first round|
|Hugh Paddy O'Byrne||Carlow||May 22||Laois||Leinster first round|
|Eoin Nolan||Carlow||May 22||Laois||Leinster first round|
|Aidan Harte||Galway||May 29||Wexford||Leinster quarter-final|
|David Burke||Galway||May 29||Wexford||Leinster quarter-final|
|Donal Barry||Galway||May 29||Wexford||Leinster quarter-final|
|Noel Carton||Wexford||May 29||Galway||Leinster quarter-final|
|Paul Morris||Wexford||May 29||Galway||Leinster quarter-final|
|Lar Prendergast||Wexford||May 29||Galway||Leinster quarter-final|
|Colm McFall||Antrim||May 30||Offaly||Leinster quarter-final|
|Thomas McCann||Antrim||May 30||Offaly||Leinster quarter-final|
|James Dempsey||Offaly||May 30||Antrim||Leinster quarter-final|
|Stephen Egan||Offaly||May 30||Antrim||Leinster quarter-final|
|Shane Kelly||Offaly||May 30||Antrim||Leinster quarter-final|
|Michael Cahill||Tipperary||May 30||Cork||Munster quarter-final|
|Brian O'Meara||Tipperary||May 30||Cork||Munster quarter-final|
|Timmy Hammersley||Tipperary||May 30||Cork||Munster quarter-final|
|Séamus Hennessy||Tipperary||May 30||Cork||Munster quarter-final|
|Jody Brennan||Tipperary||May 30||Cork||Munster quarter-final|
|Lorcán McLoughlin||Cork||May 30||Tipperary||Munster quarter-final|
|Michael Cussen||Cork||May 30||Tipperary||Munster quarter-final|
|Ruairí Trainor||Dublin||June 6||Laois||Leinster quarter-final|
|Shane Ryan||Dublin||June 6||Laois||Leinster quarter-final|
|Neil Foyle||Laois||June 6||Dublin||Leinster quarter-final|
|Liam Lawlor||Waterford||June 7||Clare||Munster semi-final|
|Donal Tuohy||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Cian Dillon||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Nicky O'Connell||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Seán Collins||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|John Conlon||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Darach Honan||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Cormac O'Donovan||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Domhnall O'Donovan||Clare||June 7||Waterford||Munster semi-final|
|Shane O'Neill||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Kieran O'Rourke||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Shaun O'Riordan||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Tommy O'Brien||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Andrew Brennan||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Seán Herlihy||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Graeme Mulcahy||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Anthony Owens||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Richie McKeogh||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Lorcan O'Dwyer||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Peter Russell||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Cathal Mullane||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Nicky Quaid||Limerick||June 20||Cork||Munster semi-final|
|Ray Ryan||Cork||June 20||Limerick||Munster semi-final|
|John Mulhall||Kilkenny||June 20||Dublin||Leinster semi-final|
|Éanna Ryan, Jnr||Galway||June 26||Offaly||Leinster semi-final replay|
|Alan McDonald||Carlow||June 26||Laois||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Michael Heffernan||Tipperary||July 3||Wexford||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Patrick Maher||Tipperary||July 3||Wexford||All-Ireland qualifier|
|David Young||Tipperary||July 3||Wexford||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Barry Kenny||Wexford||July 3||Tipperary||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Kieran McGourty||Antrim||July 3||Carlow||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Michael Noonan||Limerick||July 10||Offaly||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Cian Hayes||Limerick||July 10||Offaly||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Daniel Moore||Limerick||July 10||Offaly||All-Ireland qualifier|
|James V. O'Brien||Limerick||July 10||Offaly||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Chris O'Connell||Antrim||July 3||Carlow||All-Ireland qualifier|
|Luke O'Farrell||Cork||July 17||Waterford||Munster final replay|
|William Egan||Cork||July 17||Waterford||Munster final replay|
|Brian O'Halloran||Waterford||July 17||Cork||Munster final replay|
|Thomas Ryan||Waterford||August 15||Tipperary||All-Ireland semi-final|
The following players played their last game in the 2010 championship:
|Brian Mullins||Offaly||Leinster quarter-final||May 30||Antrim||2003|
|Kevin Flynn||Dublin||All-Ireland qualifiers||July 17||Antrim||1996|
|Ollie Canning||Galway||All-Ireland quarter-final||July 24||Tipperary||1996|
|Aisake Ó hAilpín||Cork||All-Ireland semi-final||August 8||Kilkenny||2009|
|Ken McGrath||Waterford||All-Ireland semi-final||August 15||Tipperary||1996|
|Dan Shanahan||Waterford||All-Ireland semi-final||August 15||Tipperary||1998|
|Declan Fanning||Tipperary||All-Ireland final||September 5||Kilkenny||2004|
|Ger Oakley.||Offaly||All Ireland qualifiers||July 18||Tipperary||1998|
|Derek Lyng||Kilkenny||All-Ireland final||September 5||Tipperary||2001|
|James Ryall||Kilkenny||All-Ireland final||September 5||Tipperary||2002|
|Martin Comerford||Kilkenny||All-Ireland final||September 5||Tipperary||2002|
|Month||Vodafone Player of the Month||Opel GPA Player of the Month|
|May||Aisake Ó hAilpín||Cork||Ger Farragher||Galway|
|June||Shane Dooley||Offaly||Damien Hayes||Galway|
|July||Tony Browne||Waterford||Michael Walsh||Waterford|
|August||Noel McGrath||Tipperary||Richie Power||Kilkenny|
|September||Lar Corbett||Tipperary||Lar Corbett||Tipperary|
The following managerial changes took place during the championship.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Position|
|Laois||Niall Rigney||Resigned||30 June 2010||Brendan Fennelly||27 September 2010||Defeated in All-Ireland Qualifiers preliminary round|
|Limerick||Justin McCarthy||End of term||10 July 2010||Dónal O'Grady||22 September 2010||Defeated in All-Ireland Qualifiers phase 2|
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