|Locale|| County Galway |
|Teams|| Galway |
|First meeting||Kilk. 3-4 - 0-4 Galway|
1897 All-Ireland semi-final
(30 October 1898)
|Latest meeting||Kil. 1-22 - 1-18 Galway|
2015 All-Ireland Final
(6 September 2015)
|Most player appearances||Henry Shefflin (12)|
|Top scorer||Henry Shefflin (5-101)|
|All-time series||Galway 9-30 Kilkenny|
|Largest victory||Kilk. 5-28 - 3-7 Galway|
1972 All-Ireland semi-final
(6 August 1972)
The Galway-Kilkenny rivalry is a hurling rivalry between Irish county teams Galway and Kilkenny, who first played each other in 1898. Recently it has become one of the biggest rivalries in Gaelic games.Kilkenny's home ground is Nowlan Park and Galway's home ground is Pearse Stadium, however, all of their championship meetings have been held at neutral venues.
While Kilkenny have the highest number of All-Ireland and Leinster titles, Galway were the standard bearers in Connacht before joining the Leinster championship in 2009, however, All-Ireland success for them has been sporadic. Between them the two teams have won 41 All-Ireland championships.
While Kilkenny is classed as one of the "Big Three", Galway is considered an in-between county, meaning it has some good years and some bad years. Galway have always had the capability to stop the Kilkenny forces.
|1.||30 October 1898||Kilkenny (1)||3-4 - 0-4||Galway||Athlone||All-Ireland semi-final|
|2.||13 May 1906||Kilkenny (2)||2-8 - 1-7||Galway||Athlone||All-Ireland semi-final|
|3.||29 September 1912||Kilkenny (3)||8-3 - 2-2||Galway||Jones's Road||All-Ireland semi-final|
|4.||18 May 1924||Galway (1)||5-4 - 2-0||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|5.||9 August 1925||Galway (2)||9-4 - 6-0||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|6.||29 August 1926||Kilkenny (4)||6-2 - 5-1||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|7.||11 August 1929||Galway (3)||7-7 - 7-1||Kilkenny||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|8.||16 August 1931||Kilkenny (5)||7-2 - 3-1||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|9.||13 August 1933||Kilkenny (5)||5-10 - 3-8||Galway||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|10.||4 August 1935||Kilkenny (6)||6-10 - 1-8||Galway||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|11.||8 August 1937||Kilkenny (7)||0-8 - 0-6||Galway||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|12.||6 August 1939||Kilkenny (8)||1-16 - 3-1||Galway||St. Cronan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|13.||29 July 1945||Kilkenny (9)||5-3 - 2-11||Galway||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|14.||27 July 1947||Kilkenny (10)||2-9 - 1-11||Galway||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|15.||16 August 1953||Galway (4)||3-5 - 1-10||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|16.||6 August 1972||Kilkenny (11)||5-28 - 3-7||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|17.||4 August 1974||Kilkenny (13)||2-32 - 3-17||Galway||St. Brendan's Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|18.||7 September 1975||Kilkenny (14)||2-22 - 2-10||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland final|
|19.||6 August 1978||Kilkenny (15)||4-20 - 4-13||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|20.||2 September 1979||Kilkenny (16)||2-12 - 1-8||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland final|
|21.||8 August 1982||Kilkenny (17)||2-20 - 2-10||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|22.||10 August 1986||Galway (5)||4-12 - 0-13||Kilkenny||Semple Stadium||All-Ireland semi-final|
|23.||6 September 1987||Galway (6)||1-12 - 0-9||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland final|
|24.||9 August 1992||Kilkenny (18)||2-13 - 1-12||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|25.||5 September 1993||Kilkenny (19)||2-17 - 1-15||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland final|
|26.||27 July 1997||Kilkenny (20)||4-15 - 3-16||Galway||Semple Stadium||All-Ireland quarter-final|
|27.||13 August 2000||Kilkenny (21)||2-19 - 0-17||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|28.||19 August 2001||Galway (7)||2-15 - 1-13||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|29.||10 July 2004||Kilkenny (22)||4-20 - 1-10||Galway||Semple Stadium||All-Ireland qualifier|
|30.||21 August 2005||Galway (8)||5-18 - 4-18||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland semi-final|
|31.||22 July 2006||Kilkenny (23)||2-22 - 3-14||Galway||Semple Stadium||All-Ireland quarter-final|
|32.||28 July 2007||Kilkenny (24)||1-19 - 1-12||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland quarter-final|
|33.||20 June 2009||Kilkenny (25)||2-20 - 3-13||Galway||O'Connor Park||Leinster semi-final|
|34.||4 July 2010||Kilkenny (26)||1-19 - 1-12||Galway||Croke Park||Leinster final|
|35.||8 July 2012||Galway (9)||2-21 - 2-11||Kilkenny||Croke Park||Leinster final|
|36.||9 September 2012||Galway||2-13 - 0-19||Kilkenny||Croke Park||All-Ireland final|
|37.||30 September 2012||Kilkenny (27)||3-22 - 3-11||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland final replay|
|38.||22 June 2014||Kilkenny||3-22 - 5-16||Galway||O'Connor Park||Leinster semi-final|
|39.||28 June 2014||Kilkenny (28)||3-19 - 1-17||Galway||O'Connor Park||Leinster semi-final replay|
|40.||5 July 2015||Kilkenny (29)||1-25 - 2-15||Galway||Croke Park||Leinster final|
|41.||6 September 2015||Kilkenny (30)||1-22 - 1-18||Galway||Croke Park||All-Ireland final|
|42.||3 July 2016||Kilkenny (31)||1-26 - 0-22||Galway||Croke Park||Leinster final|
|style="background-color:#800000"||43.||27 May 2018||Galway (10)||1-22 - 2-11||Kilkenny||Salthill||Leinster Round Robin|
|44.||1 July 2018||Galway||0-18 - 0-18||Kilkenny||Croke Park||Leinster final|
|45.||8 July 2018||Galway (11)||1-28 - 3-15||Kilkenny||Croke Park||Leinster final replay|
|46.||9 June 2019||Galway (12)||2-22 - 3-20||Kilkenny||Nowlan Park||Leinster Round Robin|
|47.||14 November 2020||Kilkenny (32)||2-20 - 0-24||Galway||Croke Park||Leinster Final|
|28 March 2010||Galway||2-21 - 1-23||Kilkenny||Nowlan Park||Round 5|
|13 March 2011||Galway||4-14 - 3-11||Kilkenny||Pearse Stadium||Round 4|
|1 April 2012||Kilkenny||3-26 - 0-10||Galway||Nowlan Park||Round 5|
|24 February 2013||Galway||3-11 - 0-17||Kilkenny||Pearse Stadium||Round 1|
|21 April 2013||Kilkenny||1-24 - 1-17||Galway||Semple Stadium||League semi-final|
|9 March 2014||Kilkenny||2-16 - 1-16||Galway||Nowlan Park||Round 3|
|20 April 2014||Kilkenny||1-16 - 0-15||Galway||Gaelic Grounds||League semi-final|
|8 March 2015||Galway||0-20 - 0-18||Kilkenny||Pearse Stadium||Round 3|
|6 March 2016||Kilkenny||0-21 - 1-14||Kilkenny||Nowlan Park||Round 3|
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