|Dates||5 May — 28 September 2013|
|Winning team||Clare (4th win)|
|No. matches played||21|
|Goals total||48 (2.28 per game)|
|Points total||710 (33.80 per game)|
|Top Scorer||Colin Ryan (0-70)|
|Player of the Year||Tony Kelly|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The 2013 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 126th staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment in 1887. The draw for the 2013 fixtures took place on 4 October 2012.The championship began on 5 May 2013 and ended on 28 September 2013 with Clare winning their fourth All Ireland title after a 5–16 to 3–16 win against Cork in the replayed final.
Kilkenny were the defending champions.However, they were knocked out of the Leinster Championship by eventual Leinster champions Dublin at the semi-final stage and Cork saw them off in the All-Ireland quarter-final. Limerick won the Munster Championship for the first time since 1996. Cork defeated Dublin and Clare defeated Limerick in the All-Ireland semi-finals.
The 2013 Championship has been described by many as one of the best ever.In February 2014, the GAA announced that both the 2013 football and hurling Championships brought in €11.9m in gate receipts, an increase of €1.3m for the hurling championship.
The introduction of Hawk-Eye for Championship matches at Croke Park fell foul in a high-profileblunder by the computer system which led to use of Hawk-Eye being suspended during the All-Ireland semi-finals on 18 August. During the minor game between Limerick and Galway, Hawk-Eye ruled a point for Limerick as a miss although the graphic showed the ball passing inside the posts, causing confusion around the stadium - the referee ultimately waved the valid point wide provoking anger from fans, viewers and TV analysts covering the game live. The system was subsequently stood down for the senior game which followed, owing to "an inconsistency in the generation of a graphic". Hawk-Eye admitted they were to blame and as a result Limerick, who were narrowly defeated after extra-time, announced they would be appealing over Hawk-Eye's costly failure. The incident drew attention from the UK, where Hawk-Eye had made its debut in English soccer's Premier League the day before.
All teams from the 2012 championship continued to line out in hurling's top tier in 2013.
Kilkenny were installed as the favourites to retain the All-Ireland title for a third consecutive year and to secure a remarkable tenth championship in fourteen seasons. Tipperary and Galway, the last two teams to beat Kilkenny in championship hurling, were regarded as the two teams most likely to provide the strongest challenge to Kilkenny's supremacy once again. Limerick were ranked at 20/1 as they hoped to end a forty-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Waterford, a team who won four Munster titles between 2002 and 2010, were seen as a team to have missed out on their chance at an All-Ireland title and were ranked at 25/1.London, the winners of the 2012 Christy Ring Cup, availed of their automatic right to promotion to the top tier and joined the Leinster championship.
Prior to the championship draw it emerged that Croke Park officials had written to the Laois County Board inviting the county hurlers to participate in the 2013 Christy Ring Cup. This was prompted by Laois's poor results during the previous few seasons.In spite of these concerns Laois decided to remain in hurling's top tier and subsequently won two Leinster Championship matches.
|Team||Colours||Sponsor||Captain||Vice-captain(s)||Manager(s)||Most recent success|
|Antrim||Saffron and white||Creagh Concrete||Neil McManus||Kevin Ryan|
|Carlow||Red, green and yellow||Dan Morrissey Ltd.||Edward Coady||John Meyler|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||Pat O'Donnell||Pat Donnellan|| Brendan Bugler |
|Cork||Red and white||Chill Insurance||Pa Cronin||Jimmy Barry-Murphy||2005||2006||1998|
|Dublin||Navy and blue||Vodafone||John McCaffrey||Anthony Daly||1938||2013||2011|
|Galway||Maroon and white||Supermac's||Fergal Moore||Anthony Cunningham||1988||2012||2010|
|Kilkenny||Black and amber||Glanbia||Colin Fennelly||Henry Shefflin||Brian Cody||2012||2011||2013|
|Laois||Blue and white||MW Hire Services||Matthew Whelan||Séamus Plunkett||1915||1949|
|Limerick||Green and white||Sporting Limerick||Donal O'Grady||Paudie O'Brien||John Allen||1973||2013||1997|
|London||Green and white||Bewley's Hotels||John Walsh||Éamonn Phelan||1901|
|Offaly||Green, white and gold||Carroll Cuisine||David Kenny||Ollie Baker||1998||1995||1990-91|
|Tipperary||Blue and gold||Škoda Auto||Shane McGrath||Brendan Maher||Eamon O'Shea||2010||2012||2008|
|Waterford||White and blue||3||Kevin Moran||Noel Connors||Michael Ryan||1959||2010||2007|
|Westmeath||Maroon and white||Annabrook Hotel||Eoin Price||Brian Hanley|
|Wexford||Purple and Gold||Sports Savers||Garrett Sinnott||Richie Kehoe||Liam Dunne||1996||2004||1972-73|
|Level on Pyramid||Competition||Champions||Runners Up|
|Tier 1||2013 All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship||Clare||Cork|
|Tier 1 (Leinster)||2013 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship||Dublin||Galway|
|Tier 1 (Munster)||2013 Munster Senior Hurling Championship||Limerick||Cork|
|Tier 1 (Ulster)||2013 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship||Antrim||Down|
|Tier 2||2013 Christy Ring Cup||Down||Kerry|
|Tier 3||2013 Nicky Rackard Cup||Donegal||Roscommon|
|Tier 4||2013 Lory Meagher Cup||Warwickshire||Longford|
RTÉ and TV3 provide live coverage and highlights of matches in Ireland on The Sunday Game Live and Championship Live respectively, with RTÉ showing the All-Ireland Final live. Setanta Sports and TG4 show highlights of matches in Ireland also. Setanta Sports broadcasts live Championship matches in Australia. Also Setanta Sports provides live matches in Asia. The Championship Live live programme was presented by Matt Cooper, usually from an on-pitch studio with analysis from Daithí Regan, Jamesie O'Connor, and Nicky English. The Sunday Game live programme was presented by Michael Lyster with analysis usually from Cyril Farrell, Ger Loughnane, Liam Sheedy, and Tomás Mulcahy. Highlights of all games were shown on The Sunday Game programme which aired usually at 9:30pm on Sundays on RTÉ Two and was presented by Des Cahill with analysis from Eddie Brennan and Donal Óg Cusack.
Television coverage, in particular that of the Leinster Hurling Championship has been criticised in some circles. Neither RTÉ or TV3 decided to broadcast both Leinster Hurling Championship semi-finals. Both channels also declined the offer from the Leinster GAA to reschedule the Dublin - Kilkenny semi-final replay in order for it to be broadcast.
These matches were broadcast live on television in Ireland
|Munster Championship|| Clare vs Waterford |
Limerick vs Cork
| Limerick v Tipperary |
Cork vs Clare
|Leinster Championship|| Offaly vs Kilkenny |
Dublin vs Kilkenny (Replay shown online only)
Dublin vs Galway
|Qualifiers|| Waterford vs Kilkenny || Kilkenny v Tipperary |
|Quarter-Finals|| Cork vs Kilkenny |
Galway v Clare
|Semi-Finals|| Dublin vs Cork |
Limerick v Clare
|Final and Replay||Cork vs Clare|
|Preliminary round||First round||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Leinster final|
| Kilkenny |
| Dublin |
| Wexford |
| Dublin |
|Westmeath||2-13 - 3-18||Antrim|
|D McNicholas 0-5 (3f), E Price 0-4, T Doyle 1-0, N O'Brien 1-0, B Murtagh 0-2, R Greville 0-1, A Clarke 0-1.||Report||N McManus 2-4 (1-0 free), S McNaughton 0-5 (2fs, 1 65), C Carson 1-0, J McGreevey 0-2, E McCloskey 0-2, M Donnelly 0-1, T McCloskey 0-1, P Shiels 0-1, S Casey 0-1, C Clarke 0-1.|
|Carlow||4-17 - 2-13||London|
|C Doyle 3-2; M Kavanagh 0-7 (5fs, 1 pen); S Murphy 1-3; J Kavanagh 0-2; E Coady, S Kavanagh, R Coady 0-1.||Report||M Duggan 1-4; G Hennelly (3fs, 1 65), S Lambert (fs) 0-4 each; L Hands 1-0; D Reale 0-1.|
|Laois||1-16 - 0-13||Antrim|
|Z Keenan (0-05, 0-01pen); T Fitzgerald (1-01), S Maher (0-04, 2f), W Hyland (0-03), B Dunne (0-03).||Report||S McNaughton (0-05, 0-05f), N McManus (0-5, 0-02f, 0-01'65), P Shiels (0-01); J McGreevey (0-01), C McKinley (0-01).|
|Laois||2-18 - 0-13||Carlow|
|S Maher 0-9(7fs); W Hyland 1-1; Z Keenan 1-0(f); C Healy, M Whelan(fs), J Fitzpatrick 0-2 each; T Fitzgerald, B Duggan 0-1 each.||Report||M Kavanagh 0-4(3fs); E Coady 0-3; D English(fs), HP O'Byrne 0-2 each, JM Nolan, S Murphy 0-1 each.|
|Wexford||1-17 - 1-17||Dublin|
|J Guiney (1-8, 0-6f), G Sinnott (0-4), R Jacob (0-3), H Kehoe (0-1), P Doran (0-1).||Report||J Boland (0-9, 8f), E Dillon (1-0), D Sutcliffe (0-3), M Carton (0-2), S Durkin (0-1), C McCormack (0-1), P Ryan (0-1).|
|Offaly||4-9 - 0-26||Kilkenny|
|J Bergin (2-0), C Egan (1-02), S Dooley (0-05, 0-04f, 0-01'65), D Currams (1-0), B Carroll (0-1), C McDonald (0-1).||Report||E Larkin (0-11, 0-10f, 0-1'65), R Power (0-4, 0-1f), R Hogan (0-3), T Walsh (0-1), B Hogan (0-1), L Ryan (0-1), TJ Reid (0-1), C Fennelly (0-1), A Fogarty (0-1), W Walsh (0-1), M Ruth (0-1).|
|Dublin||1-17 - 0-12||Wexford|
|P Ryan (1-9, 0-8f, 0-1 ’65), C Keaney (0-2), D Treacy (0-2), J McCaffrey (0-2), P Kelly (0-1), D Sutcliffe (0-1).||Report||J Guiney (0-5, 5f), G Sinnott (0-2), P Morris (0-2), P Doran (0-1), H Kehoe (0-1), R Jacob (0-1).|
|Laois||1-13 - 2-17||Galway|
|M Whelan (0-05, 0-04f), T Fitzgerald (1-00), Z Keenan (0-03), S Maher (0-02, 0-01f), J Fitzpatrick (0-01), B Dunne (0-01), W Hyland (0-01).||Report||J Canning (0-11, 0-07f), A Callanan (1-00), D Glennon (1-00), D Hayes (0-02), D Burke (0-02), N Burke (0-01), J Regan (0-01).|
|Kilkenny||1-14 - 0-17||Dublin|
|E Larkin (0-07, frees), W Walsh (1-04), R Hogan (0-02), TJ Reid (0-01).||Report||J Boland (0-09, 0-07 frees), P Schutte (0-01), J McCaffrey (0-01), C Keaney (0-1), D Sutcliffe (0-01), P Ryan (0-01, free), D O’Callaghan (0-01), Mark Schutte (0-01), S Durkin (0-01).|
|Dublin||1-16 - 0-16||Kilkenny|
|P Ryan (0-8, six frees), D O'Callaghan (0-5, one free), D Sutcliffe (1-0), C Keaney (0-1), S Durkan (0-1), M Schutte (0-1).||Report||E Larkin (0-11, frees and two 65s), R Power (0-3), W Walsh (0-1), C Fennelly (0-1).|
|Dublin||2-25 - 2-13||Galway|
|P Ryan 2-7 (0-4fs), D O'Callaghan 0-4, R O'Dwyer 0-3, C Keaney, J Boland, J McCaffrey, C McCormack 0-2 each, M Carton, D Sutcliffe, S Lambert 0-1 each.||Report||J Canning 1-7 (0-4fs), D Burke 1-0, C Cooney 0-2, I Tannian, J Regan, A Harte, J Glynn 0-1 each|
|Clare||2-20 - 1-15||Waterford|
|C Ryan (0-7, 0-6f, 0-1 '65'), T Kelly (0-4), S O'Donnell (1-0), C McGrath (1-0), J Conlon (0-3), D Honan (0-3), C Galvin (0-2), F Lynch (0-1).||Report||M Shanahan (0-7, 0-6f), J Dillon (1-2), S Prendergast (0-2), K Moran (0-1), J Barron (0-1), P Mahony (0-1), G O'Brien (0-1).|
|Limerick||1-18 - 1-15||Tipperary|
|D Hannon 0-09 (5f, 1 65), S Tobin 1-01, D O'Grady 0-03, S Dowling 0-02 (1f), D Breen, J Ryan & N Moran 0-01 each.||Report||J O'Dwyer 1-03, S Callanan 0-04f, J O'Brien 0-03, E Kelly 0-02 (1f), B Maher, N McGrath & P Bourke 0-01 each.|
|Cork||0-23 - 0-15||Clare|
|P Horgan 0-8 (5fs), S Harnedy 0-3, J Coughlan, C Lehane, L O'Farrell 0-2 each, A Nash 0-2fs, D Kearney, C McCarthy, W Egan, P Cronin 0-1 each.||Report||P Collins 0-5, C McGrath, C Galvin, D Honan 0-2 each, C Ryan 0-2 (1f, 1 '65'), T Kelly, S O'Donnell 0-1 each.|
|Limerick||0-24 - 0-15||Cork|
|D Hannon (0-8, 5 frees, 1 s/l), J Ryan, S Dowling (0-3 each), G Mulcahy, S Tobin, K Downes (0-2 each), P O’Brien, P Browne, S Hickey, N Moran (0-1 each).||Report||P Horgan (0-4, 2 frees), S Harnedy, P Cronin (0-3 each), J Coughlan (0-2 frees), L O’Farrell, D Kearney, C Naughton (0-1 each).|
Teams eliminated prior to the semi finals of their provincial championship compete in the Preliminary rounds and Phase 1. Teams eliminated in the provincial semi finals take part in Phase 2. Phase 3 sees the winners of Phase 1 take on the winners of Phase 2, with the winners advancing to the All Ireland Quarter Finals
|Preliminary round||Round 2||Round 3|
|Preliminary round||Round 2||Round 3|
|Offaly||1-14 - 0-21||Waterford|
|S Dooley (1-4, 0-4 frees); D Currams, K Brady, J Bergin, B Carroll (0-2 each); C Mahon, D Morkan (0-1 each).||Report||M Shanahan (0-13, 5 frees); B O’Sullivan (0-3); J Dillon (0-2); K Moran, S O’Sullivan, P Prendergast (0-1 each).|
|Wexford||3-18 - 0-17||Antrim|
|J Guiney (0-8, 3fs, 2 65s, 1 s/l), R Jacob, P Morris (1-2 each), G Sinnott (0-4), P Doran (1-0), E Martin (free), S Murphy (0-1 each).||Report||N McManus (0-6, 2 frees), S McNaughton (0-5, 0-3 frees), J McGreevey, K Stewart (1 free) (0-2 each), C Carson, C McGuinness 0-1 each.|
|Wexford||2-16 - 0-20||Carlow|
|J Guiney (0-10, 9f), P Doran (1-0), D Redmond (1-0), R Jacob (0-2), C Kenny (0-1), G Sinnott (0-1), E Quigley (0-1).||Report||D English (0-10, 9f), C Doyle (0-2), J M Nolan (0-2), R Coady (0-1), J Kavanagh (0-1), E Byrne (0-1), M Brennan (0-1), S Murphy (0-1), A Gaule (0-1).|
|Westmeath||0-14 - 3-22||Waterford|
|D McNicholas (0-06, 0-05f), B Murtagh (0-03), E Price (0-02), J Shaw (0-01), A Clarke (0-01), T Doyle (0-01).||Report||M Shanahan (1-09, 0-05f), B O'Sullivan (2-02), S Prendergast (0-03), K Moran (0-02), J Dillon (0-02), J Barron (0-01), S Fives (0-01), D Fives (0-01), S O'Sullivan (0-01).|
|Kilkenny||0-20 - 1-14||Tipperary|
|E Larkin 0-11 (8f), R Hogan, W Walsh 0-3 each; R Power 0-2, C Fennelly 0-1.||Report||E Kelly 0-5 (5f, 1 '65), L Corbett 1-0, J O'Dwyer 0-3, S Callanan 0-2, J O'Brien, N McGrath, K Bergin, J Woodlock 0-1 each.|
|Clare||1-32 - 0-15||Laois|
|C Ryan 0-11 (8f, 2 '65s'), P Duggan 0-4, D Honan, C McGrath 0-3 each, S O'Donnell 1-0, P Collins 0-2, T Kelly, P Donnellan, J Conlon, C Galvin, B Bugler, L Markham, D McInerney, C Dillon, P O'Connor 0-1 each.||Report||S Maher 0-5 (3f), Z Keenan 0-4 (1f), W Hyland 0-3, PJ Scully 0-2, J Brophy 0-1.|
|Waterford||2-16 - 1-22|
|R Barry (1-3), J Dillon (1-2, 1f), D Fives (0-3), K Moran (0-3), J Nagle (0-1f), R Foley (0-1), S Prendergast (0-1), B O'Sullivan (0-1), J Barron (0-1).||Report||R Power (1-5, 1-0 pen, 3f), R Hogan (0-5), E Larkin (0-4, 3f), C Fennelly (0-4), A Fogarty (0-2), M Ruth (0-1), M Fennelly (0-1).|
|Wexford||1-20 - 3-24 (AET)||Clare|
|J Guiney (1-8, 0-6 frees); D Redmond, P Morris, P Doran, G Moore (0-2 each); G Sinnott, C Kenny, C McDonald, M O’Regan (0-1 each).||Report||C Ryan (0-10, six frees, two 65s); C McInerney (2-1); S O’Donnell (1-1); T Kelly (0-5, 0-1 pen); J Conlon (0-3); B Bugler, P Collins, S Morey, A Cunningham (0-1 each).|
|Quarter Finals||Semi FInals||FInal|
| Cork |
| Clare |
|Cork||0-19 - 0-14||Kilkenny|
|P Horgan (0-11, 8 frees), C Lehane, P Cronin (0-2 each), L O’Farrell, J Coughlan, S Harnedy, S Moylan (0-1 each).||Report||E Larkin (0-6, 3 frees, one 65), R Power (one free), M Fennelly (0-2 each), P Murphy, A Fogarty, T Walsh, W Walsh (0-1 each).|
|Galway||2-14 - 1-23||Clare|
|J Canning (0-7, five frees, one 65), D Hayes (0-3), J Glynn, N Healy (1-0 each), A Harte, C Donnellan, D Burke (free), J Cooney (0-1 each).||Report||C Ryan (0-10, eight frees), C McGrath (1-2), P Collins (0-4), J Conlon, D Honan, P O’Connor, B Bugler, T Kelly, F Lynch, N O’Connell (0-1 each).|
|Dublin||1-19 - 1-24||Cork|
|P Ryan (6f) 0-06; D Sutcliffe 0-04; D Treacy 1-01; C Keaney, D O'Callaghan 0-02 each; S Durkin, J McCaffrey, J Boland, R O'Dwyer 0-01 each.||Report||P Horgan (5f) 1-07; L McLoughlin, A Nash (3f), C Lehane 0-03 each; S Harnedy, L O'Farrell 0-02 each; D Kearney, J Coughlan, P Cronin, S Moylan 0-01 each.|
|Limerick||0-18 - 1-22||Clare|
|S Dowling 0-6 (5f, 1 65'), D Hannon (2f), P Browne, G O'Mahony 0-2 each, C Allis, J Ryan, G Mulcahy, D Breen, T Ryan, K Downes 0-1 each.||Report||C Ryan 0-11 (9f), T Kelly 0-4, D Honan 1-0, P Collins 0-3, P Donnellan, P O'Connor, C Galvin, C McInerney 0-1 each.|
|Clare||0-25 - 3-16||Cork|
|Colin Ryan (0-12, 11f), T Kelly (0-03), P Collins (0-03), C McGrath (0-02), J Conlon (0-02), D O'Donovan (0-01), Conor Ryan (0-01), D Honan (0-01).||Report||P Horgan (0-10, 8f), C Lehane (1-01), P Cronin (1-00), A Nash (1-00, f), D Kearney (0-02), S Harnedy (0-02), B Murphy (0-01).|
|Clare||5-16 - 3-16||Cork|
|J Conlon (0-02), T Kelly (0-03), Colin Ryan (0-07f), S O’Donnell (3-03), D Honan (1-00), C McGrath (1-01).||Report||A Nash (1-00, f), L McLoughlin (0-01), S Harnedy (1-02), P Cronin (0-01), C Lehane (0-02), P Horgan (0-09, 7f), S Moylan (1-01)|
2013 will be remembered as a year that the traditionally weaker counties made an impact.
Limerick who hadn't been in an All-Ireland Final since 2007 beat reigning Munster Champions Tipperary by 3 points, 1–18 to 1–15 in a Munster semi-final.
Clare under David Fitzgerald held off Waterford in a Munster Quarter-final winning by 2–20 to 1-15. They were overcome by a stronger Cork side in the Munster Semi-final losing 0–23 to 0-15.
Laois made it to the Leinster semi-final where they put it up to Galway even leading by a point at half time [0-08 - 0-07], but Galway's physicality helped them run out 7 point victors [2-17 - 1-13].
Dublin came into the season after a disappointing 2012 season and a hammering by Tipperary in the league semi-final [4-20 0-17]. In their Leinster Quarter-Final they drew with Wexford, 1-17 - 1-17 but in the replay ran out easy 8 point winners, 1-17 - 0-12.
Offaly jumped to a 1–01 to 0–00 start against Kilkenny in their Quarter-Final clash. They led at half time by 2–06 to 0-11 but failed to stop Kilkenny, although they managed to score 4 goals as Kilkenny won 0–26 to 4-09.
In their semi-final Dublin ran at Kilkenny and held out for a draw in the match, 0-17 - 1-14. In the replay Dublin raced to a 0–04 to 0–01 lead after 10 mins and lead 0–11 to 0–07 at half time. They ran out 3 point winners, 1-17 0-17. Dublin made it to a Leinster final while Kilkenny where exiled to the qualifiers for a second year.
Kilkenny fought hard against Tipperary and sent them out of the Championship, winning by three points.
Dublin beat Galway by 12 points to claim their first Leinster title in 52 years.
Kilkenny knocked out Waterford in the final stage of the Qualifiers after extra time.
Carlow lead Wexford for most of their game in the qualifiers, until a late goal sent them out.
At the quarter-final stage, Cork knocked out Championship favourites and title holders, Kilkenny. Clare knocked out Galway, the previous year's runners-up.
Both Provincial Champions were beaten in the semi-finals. Cork defeated Dublin after the game of the season by 1–24 to 1-19, and Clare beat Limerick by 1–22 to 0-18.
The 2013 Championship was described by many as one of the best ever.
|Month||GAA/GPA Player of the Month|
The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 28 September, which was the night of the final replay.Clare's victorious All-Ireland winning side had seven players in the hurling team of the year. Tony Kelly of Clare was also picked as The Sunday Game player of the year.
The 2013 All-Star hurling team were announced on 6 November. Speaking at the announcement, GAA President Liam O'Neill said "This year's hurling selection was of particular interest to hurling followers everywhere after the incredible year we had, the players who have made the final cut can take particular satisfaction on doing so in a season of stiff competition as new teams and players emerged - something evidenced in the final make up of the team, I congratulate all 15 players - and those who were nominated too - as their inclusion further underlines their roles as excellent ambassadors through their commitment and dedication to the pursuit of excellence."
|LCB||David McInerney ]||Clare||1|
Tony Kelly of Clare was named Young Hurler of the Year and Hurler of the Year for 2013 at the All Stars award ceremony on 8 November at Croke Park.
In December 2013, LIAM 13 a double DVD was released containing highlights of the 2013 hurling championship season along with full match coverage of the final and final replay.
A documentary called The Magic of Hurling aired on 27 December 2013 on RTÉ Two. This documentary featured Davy Fitzgerald, Anthony Daly and Ger Loughnane talking to Ger Canning about the 2013 year in hurling and discussing the tactics that brought the All-Ireland title to Clare.
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The 2008 All-Ireland Hurling Final was a hurling match played on 7 September 2008 in Croke Park, Dublin, between Kilkenny and Waterford. The match was the 121st All-Ireland Hurling Final and the culmination of the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. It was the fourth time the teams played each other in the final, having played each other previously in 1957, 1959 and 1963. Kilkenny won their 31st All-Ireland Championship and in doing so overtook Cork on the roll of honour. The Kilkenny win witnessed the county doing three in a row for the first time since 1913. The match represented Waterford's sixth appearance in the All-Ireland Final and their first for 45 years since 1963. Waterford has not won the All-Ireland Championship since 1959.
The 2009 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 123rd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The draw for the 2000 fixtures took place on 8 October 2008. The championship began on 30 May 2009 and ended on 6 September 2009.
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 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 123rd staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2011 fixtures took place on 7 October 2010. The championship began on 14 May and ended on 4 September 2011. Tipperary were the defending champions.
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 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 127th staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2014 fixtures took place on 3 October 2013. The championship began on 27 April 2014 and ended on 7 September 2014.
The 2015 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 129th staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2015 fixtures took place on 9 October 2014 live on RTÉ2. The championship began on 3 May 2015 and ended on 6 September 2015.
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.
The 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 130th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 23 April 2017 and ended on 3 September 2017. The draw for the championship was held on 13 October 2016 and was broadcast live on RTÉ2.
The 2018 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 131st staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. It is the first tier of senior inter-county championship hurling.