Galway–Kilkenny hurling rivalry

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Galway-Kilkenny
Locale County Galway
County Kilkenny
Teams Galway
Kilkenny
First meetingKilk. 3-4 - 0-4 Galway
1897 All-Ireland semi-final
(30 October 1898)
Latest meetingKil. 1-22 - 1-18 Galway
2015 All-Ireland Final
(6 September 2015)
Next meetingTBD
Statistics
Meetings total41
Most player appearances Henry Shefflin (12)
Top scorerHenry Shefflin (5-101)
All-time seriesGalway 9-30 Kilkenny
(2 draws)
Largest victoryKilk. 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. [1] [2] [3] 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.

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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.

History

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.

Statistics

TeamAll-IrelandProvincialNational LeagueTotal
Kilkenny 367118118
Galway 542854
Combined4111326172

Notable Matches

Recent results

Legend

Galway win
Kilkenny win
Drawn match

Senior championship

No.DateWinnersScoreRunners-upVenueStage
1.30 October 1898Kilkenny (1)3-4 - 0-4Galway Athlone All-Ireland semi-final
2.13 May 1906Kilkenny (2)2-8 - 1-7Galway Athlone All-Ireland semi-final
3.29 September 1912Kilkenny (3)8-3 - 2-2Galway Jones's Road All-Ireland semi-final
4.18 May 1924Galway (1)5-4 - 2-0Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
5.9 August 1925Galway (2)9-4 - 6-0Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
6.29 August 1926Kilkenny (4)6-2 - 5-1Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
7.11 August 1929Galway (3)7-7 - 7-1Kilkenny St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
8.16 August 1931Kilkenny (5)7-2 - 3-1Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
9.13 August 1933Kilkenny (5)5-10 - 3-8Galway St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
10.4 August 1935Kilkenny (6)6-10 - 1-8Galway St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
11.8 August 1937Kilkenny (7)0-8 - 0-6Galway St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
12.6 August 1939Kilkenny (8)1-16 - 3-1Galway St. Cronan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
13.29 July 1945Kilkenny (9)5-3 - 2-11Galway St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
14.27 July 1947Kilkenny (10)2-9 - 1-11Galway St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
15.16 August 1953Galway (4)3-5 - 1-10Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
16.6 August 1972Kilkenny (11)5-28 - 3-7Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
17.4 August 1974Kilkenny (13)2-32 - 3-17Galway St. Brendan's Park All-Ireland semi-final
18.7 September 1975Kilkenny (14)2-22 - 2-10Galway Croke Park All-Ireland final
19.6 August 1978Kilkenny (15)4-20 - 4-13Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
20.2 September 1979Kilkenny (16)2-12 - 1-8Galway Croke Park All-Ireland final
21.8 August 1982Kilkenny (17)2-20 - 2-10Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
22.10 August 1986Galway (5)4-12 - 0-13Kilkenny Semple Stadium All-Ireland semi-final
23.6 September 1987Galway (6)1-12 - 0-9Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland final
24.9 August 1992Kilkenny (18)2-13 - 1-12Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
25.5 September 1993Kilkenny (19)2-17 - 1-15Galway Croke Park All-Ireland final
26.27 July 1997Kilkenny (20)4-15 - 3-16Galway Semple Stadium All-Ireland quarter-final
27.13 August 2000Kilkenny (21)2-19 - 0-17Galway Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
28.19 August 2001Galway (7)2-15 - 1-13Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
29.10 July 2004Kilkenny (22)4-20 - 1-10Galway Semple Stadium All-Ireland qualifier
30.21 August 2005Galway (8)5-18 - 4-18Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland semi-final
31.22 July 2006Kilkenny (23)2-22 - 3-14Galway Semple Stadium All-Ireland quarter-final
32.28 July 2007Kilkenny (24)1-19 - 1-12Galway Croke Park All-Ireland quarter-final
33.20 June 2009Kilkenny (25)2-20 - 3-13Galway O'Connor Park Leinster semi-final
34.4 July 2010Kilkenny (26)1-19 - 1-12Galway Croke Park Leinster final
35.8 July 2012Galway (9)2-21 - 2-11Kilkenny Croke Park Leinster final
36.9 September 2012Galway2-13 - 0-19Kilkenny Croke Park All-Ireland final
37.30 September 2012Kilkenny (27)3-22 - 3-11Galway Croke Park All-Ireland final replay
38.22 June 2014Kilkenny3-22 - 5-16Galway O'Connor Park Leinster semi-final
39.28 June 2014Kilkenny (28)3-19 - 1-17Galway O'Connor Park Leinster semi-final replay
40.5 July 2015Kilkenny (29)1-25 - 2-15Galway Croke Park Leinster final
41.6 September 2015Kilkenny (30)1-22 - 1-18Galway Croke Park All-Ireland final
42.3 July 2016Kilkenny (31)1-26 - 0-22Galway Croke Park Leinster final
style="background-color:#800000"43.27 May 2018Galway (10)1-22 - 2-11Kilkenny Salthill Leinster Round Robin
44.1 July 2018Galway0-18 - 0-18Kilkenny Croke Park Leinster final
45.8 July 2018Galway (11)1-28 - 3-15Kilkenny Croke Park Leinster final replay
46.9 June 2019Galway (12)2-22 - 3-20Kilkenny Nowlan Park Leinster Round Robin
47.14 November 2020Kilkenny (32)2-20 - 0-24Galway Croke Park Leinster Final

National League

No.DateWinnersScoreRunners-upVenueStage
28 March 2010Galway2-21 - 1-23Kilkenny Nowlan Park Round 5
13 March 2011Galway4-14 - 3-11Kilkenny Pearse Stadium Round 4
1 April 2012Kilkenny3-26 - 0-10Galway Nowlan Park Round 5
24 February 2013Galway3-11 - 0-17Kilkenny Pearse Stadium Round 1
21 April 2013Kilkenny1-24 - 1-17Galway Semple Stadium League semi-final
9 March 2014Kilkenny2-16 - 1-16Galway Nowlan Park Round 3
20 April 2014Kilkenny1-16 - 0-15Galway Gaelic Grounds League semi-final
8 March 2015Galway0-20 - 0-18Kilkenny Pearse Stadium Round 3
6 March 2016Kilkenny0-21 - 1-14Kilkenny Nowlan Park Round 3

Records

Scorelines

Top scorers

TeamPlayerScoreTotal
Galway Joe Canning 6-5674
Kilkenny Henry Shefflin 5-110125

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