Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

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Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
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Current event clock.svg 2020 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Flag of Leinster.svg
Irish Craobh Iomána Laighin
Code Hurling
Founded1888;132 years ago (1888)
Region Leinster (GAA)
TrophyBob O'Keeffe Cup
No. of teams5
Title holders Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny (72nd title)
Most titles Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny (72 titles)
Sponsors Littlewoods Ireland, Etihad Airways, Centra
TV partner(s) RTÉ, Sky Sports
MottoNothing beats being there
Official website Official website

The Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, known simply as the Leinster Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Leinster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county hurling competition in the province of Leinster, and has been contested every year since the 1888 championship.

Contents

The final, usually held on the first Sunday in July, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during May and June, and the results determine which team receives the Bob O'Keeffe Cup. The championship was previously played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team lost they were eliminated from the championship; however, as of 2018, the championship involved a round-robin system.

The Leinster Championship is an integral part of the wider GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship. The winners of the Leinster final, like their counterparts in the Munster Championship, are rewarded by advancing directly to the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland series of games. The losers of the Leinster final enter the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final stage, while the third-placed team advances to the preliminary quarter-finals.

Five teams currently participate in the Leinster Championship. The most successful team in hurling, namely Kilkenny, play their provincial hurling in the Leinster Championship. They have won the provincial title on 71 occasions while they have also claimed 36 All-Ireland titles.

Fifteen teams have competed since the inception of the Leinster Championship in 1888. The title has been won at least once by six teams, all of whom have won the title more than once. Kilkenny are the current champions.

History

Development

Michael Collins speaking to the Kilkenny team before the 1921 Leinster final at Croke Park 1921 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.jpg
Michael Collins speaking to the Kilkenny team before the 1921 Leinster final at Croke Park

Following the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884, new rules for Gaelic football and hurling were drawn up and published in the United Irishman newspaper. In 1886, county committees began to be established, with several counties affiliating over the next few years. The GAA ran its inaugural All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1887. The decision to establish that first championship was influenced by several factors. Firstly, inter-club contests in 1885 and 1886 were wildly popular and began to draw huge crowds. Clubs started to travel across the country to play against each other and these matches generated intense interest as the newspapers began to speculate which teams might be considered the best in the country. Secondly, although the number of clubs was growing, many were slow to affiliate to the Association, leaving it short of money. Establishing a central championship held the prospect of enticing GAA clubs to process their affiliations, just as the establishment of the FA Cup had done much in the 1870s to promote the development of the Football Association in England. The championships were open to all affiliated clubs who would first compete in county-based competitions, to be run by local county committees. The winners of each county championship would then proceed to represent that county in the All-Ireland series. [1] For the first and only time in its history the All-Ireland Championship used an open draw format. Six teams entered the first championship, however, this number increased to nine in 1888. Because of this, and in an effort to reduce travelling costs, the GAA decided to introduce provincial championships in Munster and Leinster.

Beginnings

Kilkenny hurling team c. 1923 Kilkenny Hurling Team (6184678340).jpg
Kilkenny hurling team c. 1923

The inaugural Leinster Championship featured Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny and Laois. Dublin and Kildare contested the very first match on Sunday 3 June 1888. Postponements, disqualifications, objections, withdrawals and walkovers were regular occurrences during the initial years of the championship. No championship took place in 1892 as Dublin were the only team to enter and were deemed the Leinster representatives in the subsequent All-Ireland series. Kilkenny rejoined the championship, however, the finals of 1893 and 1894 ended in walkovers.

Format

Between 1888 and 2017 the Leinster Championship was a knockout tournament whereby once a team was defeated they were eliminated from the championship. In the early years the pairings were drawn at random and there was no seeding. Each match was played as a single leg. If a match ended in a draw there was a replay. Drawn replays were settled with extra time; however, if both sides were still level at the end of extra time a second replay took place and so on until a winner was found. Extra-time was eventually adopted in the event of a draw for all championship games except the final.

The dominance of Kilkenny and Wexford throughout the 1960s and 1970s lead to both these teams being placed on opposite sides of the championship draw, however, this seeding system was later abolished.

The Leinster Council expanded the championship with the introduction of a group stage for the four "weakest" teams in 2000. Carlow, Dublin, Laois and Westmeath contested this group stage, with the winning team advancing to the semi-final stage of the championship proper with Kilkenny, Offaly and Wexford. This group stage system was abolished after only one year in favour of a preliminary stage knock-out championship for the "weakest" teams. Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Meath, Wicklow and Westmeath played three knock-out rounds, with the one remaining team qualifying for the quarter-final stage of the championship proper. This system remained in place, albeit with some minor adjustments, until 2005 when the "weakest" teams moved to the Christy Ring Cup and Nicky Rackard Cup.

By 2014 the number of teams participating in the Leinster Championship had risen to ten. A number of one-sided games in recent years saw the return of a group stage for the five designated "weakest" teams. Antrim, Carlow, Laois, London and Westmeath contested the group stage with each team playing each other once. The top two teams in the league advanced to the quarter-finals of the championship proper. The team placed fourth played the Christy Ring Cup winner in a promotion play-off, while the bottom-placed was relegated to the Christy Ring Cup for the following year. This format ended in 2017.

The Leinster Championship was an integral part of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Between 1888 and 1996 the Leinster final winners automatically qualified for either the All-Ireland semi-final or final. The introduction of the "back door" system in 1997 allowed the defeated Leinster finalists access to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the Leinster champions received a bye to the All-Ireland semi-final. The "back door" system was replaced in 2002 by the All-Ireland Qualifiers which afforded every defeated team in the Leinster Championship the chance of qualifying for the All-Ireland Championship. Between 2005 and 2007 both Munster finalists qualified for the All-Ireland quarter-finals, however, this system was abolished in 2008 with the Leinster champions receiving a bye to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Current format

Championship

There are five teams in the Leinster Championship. During the course of a season (from May to June) each team plays the others once (a single round-robin system) for a total of 10 games. Teams receive two points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points and then head-to-head results. The top two teams in the group contest the Leinster final.

Qualification for the All-Ireland Championship

As of the 2018 championship, qualification for the All-Ireland Championship has changed due to the abolition of the qualifiers. The Leinster champions continue to receive a bye to the All-Ireland semi-final while the defeated Leinster finalists enter the All-Ireland quarter-finals. The third-placed team in the group enter the All-Ireland Championship at the preliminary quarter-final stage where they play either the champions or runners-up of the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Promotion and relegation

A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Leinster Championship and the Joe McDonagh Cup. If a Connacht, Leinster or Ulster team win the Joe McDonagh Cup, the bottom team in the Leinster group are relegated to the following year's Joe McDonagh Cup

Teams

2019 championship

The following five teams will compete during the 2019 championship.

TeamPosition
in 2018
First year in
championship
Years in
championship
in 2019
Championship
titles
Last
championship
title
Carlow N/A 1963 190N/A
Dublin 4th 1888 12624 2013
Galway 1st 2009 113 2018
Kilkenny 2nd 1888 12471 2016
Wexford 3rd 1890 11921 2019

Other teams

The following teams are not competing in the Leinster Championship in 2019, but competed in the Leinster Championship for at least one season.

TeamCurrent
Championship
Position
in 2018
First year
in
Championship
Most recent
year in
Championship
Championship
titles
Last
Championship
title
Antrim Joe McDonagh Cup 5th 2009 2015 0N/A
Kildare Christy Ring Cup 1st 1888 2004 0N/A
London Christy Ring Cup 2nd 2013 2014 0N/A
Meath Christy Ring Cup 6th in Joe McDonagh Cup 1919 2017 0N/A
Laois Joe McDonagh Cup 5th 1888 2017 3 1949
Offaly Joe McDonagh Cup 5th 1897 2018 9 1995
Westmeath Joe McDonagh Cup 2nd 1913 2017 0N/A

Historic team changes

Unknown Kilkenny hurler, c. 1923 Kilkenny Hurler (circa 1923).jpg
Unknown Kilkenny hurler, c. 1923

In spite of Leinster consisting of twelve counties, many of these are dominated by Gaelic football and do not compete at a serious level in hurling. Louth became the fifth team to join the championship in 1889, however, they subsequently withdrew and only contested three further championships in 1901, 1919 and 1920. Kildare also had a similar relationship with the championship. After fielding a team in the inaugural provincial campaign their involvement in later campaigns was sporadic.

Wexford, in spite of contesting the open draw All-Ireland Championship in 1887, did not field a team the inaugural Leinster Championship. They first competed in 1890 and, apart from a few absences, have remained in the championship ever since. Offaly's first involvement in the championship was in 1897.

Westmeath joined the championship in 1913 while Meath entered the championship for the first time in 1919. They were regular participants until the 1960s when they regraded. They made a brief return to the championship in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Wicklow first fielded a team in the championship in 1943, however, their appearances in subsequent championship campaigns were sporadic.

After winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship in 1962, Carlow fielded a team at senior level for the first time the following year. They remained in the Leinster Championship until regrading in 1966, however, they were regular participants once again from the 1990s onward.

Longford remain the only county never to have fielded a team in the Leinster Championship.

Non-Leinster teams

Due to a lack of meaningful competition in their own respective provinces, Antrim and Galway pushed for entry to the Leinster Championship in the early 2000s. At a special meeting of Congress on 4 October 2008, delegates voted to include Galway and Antrim in a restructured Leinster Championship on a trial basis for three years. Dublin, Wexford and Offaly spoke against the move; however, when put to a vote approximately 80% of delegates voted in favour. [2] Antrim remained in the championship until their relegation to the Christy Ring Cup in 2015.

In 2016 Kerry, in spite of being based in the province of Munster, joined the Leinster Championship after gaining promotion following victory in the Christy Ring Cup. [3] They remained in the province for two championship seasons.

Non-Irish team

In 2013, an English team participated in the Leinster Championship for the first time after London gained promotion from the Christy Ring Cup. They made their debut in a 4–17 to 2–13 defeat by Carlow on 18 May 2013. The first Leinster Championship match to be played outside Ireland was London's home match at the Emerald GAA Grounds against Carlow on 27 April 2014.

Venues

History

Parnell Park is the home venue of Dublin. Parnell Park.jpg
Parnell Park is the home venue of Dublin.
Croke Park in Dublin, as well as being the headquarters of the GAA, has hosted every Leinster final since 1962. Croke Park from the Hill - 2004 All-Ireland Football Championship Final.jpg
Croke Park in Dublin, as well as being the headquarters of the GAA, has hosted every Leinster final since 1962.
Semple Stadium, in spite of being situated outside of Leinster, hosted the final replay in 2018. Semple1.jpg
Semple Stadium, in spite of being situated outside of Leinster, hosted the final replay in 2018.

Leinster Championship matches were traditionally played at neutral venues or at a location that was deemed to be halfway between the two participants; however, teams eventually came to home and away agreements depending on the capacity of their stadiums. Every second meeting between these teams was played at the home venue of one of them.

Attendances

Stadium attendances are a significant source of regular income for the Leinster Council and for the teams involved. For the 2016 championship proper, average attendances were 11,571 with a total aggregate attendance figure of 69,429. The 2017 final between Galway and Wexford saw a record attendance of 60,032.

Group stage

Fixtures in the five group stage rounds of the championship are played at the home ground of one of the two teams. Each team is guaranteed two home games.

Semi-finals

Between 1888 and 1978 the semi-finals were played at a selection of venues around the province. A series of poorly-attended semi-finals by the 1970s lead to the decision by the Leinster Council to play both semi-finals at the same venue as part of a double-header. This occurred for the first time on 24 June 1979 when Kilkenny played Dublin and Wexford played Offaly at Geraldine Park in Athy. From 1980 until 2001 the semi-finals were played as a double-header at Croke Park, with the exception of 1993 when Dr. Cullen Park in Carlow was the venue. In 2002 the semi-finals were played outside of Leinster for the first time ever when Semple Stadium in Thurles hosted the penultimate games due to reconstruction work taking place at Croke Park. After that the semi-finals were played on different dates and at different venues around the province until their abolition after the 2017 championship.

Final

The final has been played exclusively at Croke Park since 1962. Prior to this, the final had been played at Croke Park on a number of occasions; however, smaller provincial venues were also used, most notably Nowlan Park in Kilkenny or O'Moore Park in Portlaoise. In 2018 the final was held in Semple Stadium in Thurles. [4]

Managers

Brian Cody has been the manager of Kilkenny since 1998. Brian Cody.jpg
Brian Cody has been the manager of Kilkenny since 1998.
Davy Fitzgerald is the current Wexford manager. DavyFitz.jpg
Davy Fitzgerald is the current Wexford manager.
Micheal Donoghue led Galway to back-to-back Leinster titles in 2017 and 2018. Micheal Donoghue.jpg
Micheál Donoghue led Galway to back-to-back Leinster titles in 2017 and 2018.

Managers in the Leinster Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training, team selection, and sourcing of players from the club championships. Their influence varies from county-to-county and is related to the individual county boards. From 2018, all inter-county head coaches must be Award 2 qualified. The manager is assisted by a team of two or three selectors and an extensive backroom team consisting of various coaches. Prior to the development of the concept of a manager in the 1970s, teams were usually managed by a team of selectors with one member acting as chairman.

The championship's longest-serving manager is Brian Cody, who has been in charge of Kilkenny since November 1998.

Winning managers (1979–2020)
ManagerTeamWinsWinning years
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Brian Cody Kilkenny161999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016,
2020
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Pat Henderson Kilkenny51979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Ollie Walsh Kilkenny31991, 1992, 1993
Colours of Offaly.svg Andy Gallagher Offaly21980, 1981
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Dermot Healy Offaly21984, 1985
Colours of Limerick.svg Éamonn Cregan Offaly21994, 1995
Colours of Galway.svg Micheál Donoghue Galway22017, 2018
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Eddie Keher Kilkenny11979
Colours of Offaly.svg Georgie Leahy Offaly11988
Colours of Offaly.svg Pad Joe Whelehan Offaly11989
Colours of Offaly.svg Paudge Mulhare Offaly11990
Colours of Wexford.svg Liam Griffin Wexford11996
Colours of Wexford.svg Rory Kinsella Wexford11997
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kevin Fennelly Kilkenny11998
Colours of Wexford.svg John Conran Wexford12004
Colours of Galway.svg Anthony Cunningham Galway12012
Colours of Clare.svg Anthony Daly Dublin12013
Colours of Clare.svg Davy Fitzgerald Wexford12019
Current managers
Nat.NameTeamAppointedTime as manager
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Brian Cody Kilkenny 16 November 199822 years, 35 days
Colours of Galway.svg Micheál Donoghue Galway 22 December 20154 years, 365 days
Colours of Clare.svg Davy Fitzgerald Wexford 7 October 20164 years, 75 days
Colours of Galway.svg Mattie Kenny Dublin 3 November 20182 years, 48 days
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Eddie Brennan Laois 10 September 20182 years, 102 days

Trophy and medals

Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny won a record-equalling 13 Leinster medals between 1999 and 2014. Henry Shefflin.jpg
Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny won a record-equalling 13 Leinster medals between 1999 and 2014.

At the end of the Leinster final, the winning team is presented with a trophy. The Bob O'Keeffe Cup is held by the winning team until the following year's final. Traditionally, the presentation is made at a special rostrum in the stand where GAA and political dignitaries and special guests view the match.

The cup is decorated with ribbons in the colours of the winning team. During the game the cup actually has both teams' sets of ribbons attached and the runners-up ribbons are removed before the presentation. The winning captain accepts the cup on behalf of his team before giving a short speech. Individual members of the winning team then have an opportunity to come to the rostrum to lift the cup.

The cup is named after Bob O'Keeffe. He was an All-Ireland medal winner with Laois in 1915 before later serving as chairman of the Leinster Council and President of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Following his death the GAA decided to donate a trophy in his memory. The Bob O'Keeffe Memorial Cup was bought for £700 in 1949 and first presented in 1950. Standing three feet eight inches in height, weighing 564 ounces and with a capacity of 6 gallons, the cup was one of the most recognisable due to its sheer size. The Celtic chase work was taken from the Book of Kells. The hurler depicted on the top of the cup was barefooted – a reference to O'Keeffe who often played matches in his bare feet. The original Bob O'Keeffe Cup was awarded for the last time in 2004. A combination of old age and wear and tear resulted in the cup being retired to the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

In 2005 the new Bob O'Keeffe Cup was presented for the first time. The new trophy was made in 1894 in London of Victorian silver, but was idle since 1920 when it was last presented as a racing trophy. Valued at €25,000, the cup was bought in a jewellers' shop in Temple Bar. [5]

In accordance with GAA rules, the Leinster Council awards up to twenty-six gold medals to the winners of the Leinster final. A 2012 Leinster Championship winners' medal was sold on eBay for €570. [6]

Sponsorship

Since 1995, the Leinster Championship has been sponsored. The sponsor has usually been able to determine the championship's sponsorship name.

PeriodSponsor(s)Name
1888–1994No main sponsorThe Leinster Championship
1995–2007 Flag of Ireland.svg Guinness The Guinness Leinster Championship
2008–2009 Flag of Ireland.svg RTÉ Sport, Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Etihad Airways, Flag of Ireland.svg Guinness The Leinster GAA Hurling Championship
2010–2012 Flag of Ireland.svg Centra, Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Etihad Airways, Flag of Ireland.svg Guinness The Leinster GAA Hurling Championship
2013–2016 Flag of Ireland.svg Centra, Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Etihad Airways, Flag of the United States.svg Liberty Insurance The Leinster GAA Hurling Championship
2017–2019 Flag of Ireland.svg Centra, Flag of Ireland.svg Littlewoods Ireland, Flag of Ireland.svg Bord Gáis Energy The Leinster GAA Hurling Championship

Media coverage

In the early years of coverage Radio Éireann had exclusive radio coverage of championship games. When Telefís Éireann was established on 31 December 1961, the new station was interested in the broadcasting of championship games. The GAA, however, were wary that live television coverage would result in lower attendances at games. Because of this, the association restricted annual coverage of its games to the All-Ireland hurling and football finals, the two All-Ireland football semi-finals and the two Railway Cup finals.

The first live broadcast of a Leinster final took place on Network 2 on 14 July 1996.

In 2007, it was announced that TV3 had signed a three-year broadcasting deal with the GAA, resulting in senior inter-county championship games not being broadcast exclusively on RTÉ for the first time since 1962. [7] TV3's first live championship broadcast was the final between Kilkenny and Wexford on 6 July 2008. Following the completion of the initial three-year deal in 2010, the GAA were satisfied to give TV3 an expanded role in Gaelic games broadcasting. TV3 broadcast one of the semi-finals over the next three years, however, RTÉ retained the rights to the other matches, including the final.

Since 2014, Sky Sports and RTÉ have shared live coverage of championship matches. Sky broadcast their first championship match, a quarter-final between Kilkenny and Offaly, on 7 June 2014. [8]

Championship upsets

The possibility of unlikely victories in the various rounds of the championship, where lower ranked teams beat higher placed opposition in what is known as a "giant killing", is much anticipated by the public. Such upsets are considered an integral part of the tradition and unpredictable nature of the championship, and the attention gained by giant-killing teams can be as great as that for winners of the championship. Almost every team in the championship has a fondly remembered giant-killing act in its history. It is considered particularly newsworthy when a top championship team suffers an upset defeat.

General statistics

See: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship records and statistics

List of finals

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
YearWinnersScoreRunners-upScoreVenueCaptainWinning Team
1888 [A] Kilkenny 0–07 Dublin 0–03 Portlaoise John QuinnJ Quinn, J Fox, P Quinn, P Quinn, W Ryan, J Henneberry, P Synnott, J Walsh, J Hanrahan, P Fogarty, J Roche, J Rockett, John Phelan, James Phelan, W Walsh, M Walsh, W Fox, P Walsh, A Kenny, M Murphy, R Hogan.
1889 [B] Dublin w/o Laois scr Inchicore Nicholas O'Shea
1890 Wexford 2–09 Laois 0–03 Clonturk Park Nick Daly
1891 Wexford w/o Laois scr Clonturk Park Nick Daly
1892 [C] Dublin Paddy Egan
1893 Kilkenny w/o Dublin scrDick Whelan
1894 [D] Dublin John McCabe
1895 Kilkenny 1–05 Dublin 0–05 Clonturk Park James Grace
1896
(R) [E]
Dublin 1–08
4–06
Kilkenny 0–06
0–00
Jones' Road Paddy Buckley
1897 Kilkenny w/o Wexford scr(Jones' Road)Jackie Walsh
1898 Kilkenny 4–12 Dublin 3–02 Jones' Road Ned Hennessy
1899 Wexford 2–12 Kilkenny 1–04 Jones' Road Jim Furlong
1900 Kilkenny 4–11 Dublin 4–10 Wexford Park Dick 'Manager' Walsh
1901 Wexford 7–06 Offaly 1–03 Kilkenny Sportsfield Jim Furlong
1902 Dublin 0–08 Kilkenny 1–04 Jones' Road Danny McCormack
1903 [F] Kilkenny 1–05 Dublin 1–05 Kilkenny Sportsfield Jer Doheny
1904 Kilkenny 2–08 Dublin 2–06 Enniscorthy Jer Doheny
1905 Kilkenny 2–08 Dublin 2–02 Wexford Park D.J. Stapleton
1906 Dublin 1–14 Kilkenny 0–05 Wexford Park Tom Hayes
1907 Kilkenny 4–14 Dublin 1–09 Geraldine Park Dick 'Drug' Walsh
1908 Dublin w/o Kilkenny scr(Jones' Road)
1909 Kilkenny 5–16 (31) Laois 2–07 (13) Kilkenny Sportsfield Dick 'Drug' Walsh
1910 Wexford 3–03 Dublin 1–01 Geraldine Park Dick Doyle
1911 Kilkenny 4–06 Dublin 3–01 Portlaoise Sportsfield Sim Walton
1912 Kilkenny 6–06 Laois 2–04 Portlaoise Sportsfield Sim Walton
1913
(R)
Kilkenny 0–03
7–05
Dublin 1–00
2–01
Wexford Park Dick 'Drug' Walsh
1914 Laois 3–02 Kilkenny 2–04 Kilkenny Sportsfield Jack Carroll
1915 Laois 3–02 Dublin 0–05 Kilkenny Sportsfield Jack Finlay
1916 Kilkenny 11–03 Wexford 2–02 Croke Park Sim Walton
1917 Dublin 5–01 Kilkenny 4–00 Croke Park John Ryan
1918 Wexford 2–03 Dublin 1–02 Enniscorthy Mick Cummins
1919 Dublin 1–05 Kilkenny 1–02 Wexford Park Charlie Stuart
1920 Dublin 4–05 Kilkenny 2–02 Croke Park Bob Mockler
1921 Dublin 4–04 Kilkenny 1–05 Croke Park Bob Mockler
1922 Kilkenny 3–04 Dublin 1–02 Croke Park Wattie Dunphy
1923 Kilkenny 4–01 Dublin 1–01 Croke Park Wattie Dunphy
1924 Dublin 4–04 Offaly 3–01 Croke Park Frank Wall
1925 [G] Kilkenny 4–07 Dublin 6–04 Croke Park Dick Grace
1926 Kilkenny 3–08 Offaly 1–04 Croke Park Dick Grace
1927 Dublin 7–07 Kilkenny 4–06 Croke Park Mick Gill
1928 Dublin 9–07 Offaly 4–03 Croke Park Mick Gill
1929 [H] Kilkenny 3–05 Dublin 2–06 O'Kennedy Park Wattie Dunphy
1930 Dublin 4–07 Laois 2–02 Nowlan Park Jim Walsh
1931 Kilkenny 4–07 Laois 4–02 Nowlan Park Lory Meagher
1932 Kilkenny 4–06 Dublin 3–05 O'Moore Park Jimmy Walsh
1933 Kilkenny 7–05 Dublin 5–05 Wexford Park Eddie Doyle
1934
(R)
Dublin 2–08
3–05
Kilkenny 4–02
2–02
O'Moore Park Steve Hegarty
1935 Kilkenny 3–08 Laois 0–06 O'Moore Park Lory Meagher
1936 Kilkenny 4–06 Laois 2–05 Nowlan Park Paddy Larkin
1937 Kilkenny 5–03 Westmeath 2–04 O'Moore Park Larry Duggan
1938
(R)
Dublin 2–03
4–09
Kilkenny 2–03
2–05
O'Moore Park
O'Connor Park
Mick Daniels
1939 Kilkenny 2–12 Dublin 4–03 O'Moore Park Jimmy Walsh
1940 Kilkenny 3–06 Dublin 2–05 Nowlan Park Jim Langton J O’Connell, P Grace, P Larkin, P Blanchfield, B Hinks, B Burke, P Phelan, J Kelly, J Walsh, J Langton, T Leahy, J Gargan, J Mulcahy, S O’Brien, J Phelan. Sub: P Boyle.
1941 Dublin 2–08 Kilkenny 1–08 Croke Park Ned Wade D Conway, P Farrell, M Butler, C McMahon, F White, D Davitt, J Byrne, M Gleeson, H Gray, M McDonnell, T Leahy, J Roche, E O’Boyle, P Maher, C Downes. Sub: P McCormack.
1942 Dublin 4–08 Kilkenny 1–04 Nowlan Park Frank White J Donegan, C O’Dwyer, M Butler, P McCormack, E O’Brien, F White, J Byrne, S Skehal, H Gray, M Ryan, N Wade, M McDonnell, P McMahon, P Kennedy, J Hickey.
1943 Kilkenny 3–09 Dublin 2–06 Nowlan Park Jimmy Walsh J Gilmartin, P Grace, P Larkin, P Blanchfield, E Fitzpatrick, B Burke, M Neary, J Walsh, T Wall, T Walsh, J Langton, J Kelly, J Mulcahy, S O’Brien, T Murphy. Subs: J Phelan, M Heffernan.
1944 Dublin 4–07 Wexford 3–03 Nowlan Park Mick Butler J Donegan, D Davitt, M Butler, P McCormack, F White, C Flanagan, J Egan, M Hassett, H Gray, T Leahy, N Wade, J Byrne, P Maher, C Downes, M Ryan. Sub: J O’Neill.
1945 Kilkenny 5–12 Dublin 3–04 Croke Park Peter Blanchfield J Walsh (Éire Óg), P Grace, M Kelly, P Blanchfield, J Heffernan, J Meagher, B Walsh, D Kennedy, T Murphy, J Gargan, J Langton, L Reidy, T Walton, S O’Brien, J Mulcahy. Sub: D Teehan.
1946 Kilkenny 3–08 Dublin 1–12 Croke Park Jack Mulcahy J Donegan, P Grace, M Butler, B Walsh, J Heffernan, J Meagher, J Mulcahy, D Kennedy, T Leahy, J Gargan, J Langton, T Murphy, T Walton, P O’Brien, S O’Brien. Sub: J Kelly.
1947 Kilkenny 7–10 Dublin 3–06 O'Moore Park Dan Kennedy J Donegan, P Grace, P Hayden, B Walsh, J Kelly, P Prendergast, M Marnell, D Kennedy, J Heffernan, S Downey, T Leahy, L Reidy, T Walton, P O’Brien, P Lennon.
1948 Dublin 5–09 Laois 3–03 O'Connor Park Frank Cummins K Matthews, N Dunphy, D Walsh, S Cronin, T Herbert, J Butler, P Donnelly, L Donnelly, D Cantwell, J Kennedy, M Williams, S Óg Ó Ceallacháin, P Thornton, J Prior, F Cummins. Sub: C Keely.
1949 Laois 3–08 Kilkenny 3–06 Nowlan Park Paddy Ruschitzko T Fitzpatrick, L White, J Bergin, P McCormack, J Murray, T Byrne, P Ruschitzko, J Styles, B Bohane, P Hogan, P O’Brien, B Dargan, P Lalor, H Gray, P Kelly.
1950 Kilkenny 3–11 Wexford 2–11 Nowlan Park John Keane R Dowling, J Hogan, P Hayden, M Marnell, P Buggy, P Prendergast, J Keane, B Walsh, S Downey, PJ Garvan, M Kenny, J Langton, J Heffernan, D Kennedy, L Reidy.
1951 Wexford 3–12 Laois 4–03 Croke Park Nicky Rackard J Rackard, M Byrne, N O’Donnell, M O’Hanlon, S Thorpe, Bobby Rackard, Billy Rackard, N Wheeler, J Morrissey, Podge Kehoe, J Cummins, T Russell, Paddy Kehoe, N Rackard, T Flood. Sub: B Donovan.
1952 Dublin 7–02 Wexford 3–06 Nowlan Park Jim Prior K Matthews, S Cronin, P Ryan, S Óg Ó Ceallacháin, D Ferguson, J Prior, T Fahy, M Wilson, C Murphy, G Kelly, R McCarthy, T Kelly, J Finnan, A O’Brien, T Herbert.
1953 Kilkenny 1–13 Wexford 3–05 Croke Park Padge Kehoe R Dowling, J Hogan, P Hayden, M Marnell, P Buggy, J Heffernan, J McGovern, B Walsh, J Sutton, S Clohosey, D Kennedy, D Carroll, J Langton, S Downey, M Kelly.
1954 Wexford 8–05 Dublin 1–04 Nowlan Park Padge Kehoe A Foley, B Rackard, N O’Donnell, M O’Hanlon, J English, Bobby Rackard, B Donovan, J Morrissey, S Hearne, Podge Kehoe, N Wheeler, D Aherne, T Ryan, N Rackard, T Flood.
1955
(R)
Wexford 2–07
5–06
Kilkenny 2–07
3–09
Croke Park Nick O'Donnell A Foley, Billy Rackard, N O’Donnell, M O’Hanlon, J English, Bobby Rackard, M Morrissey, J Morrissey, S Hearne, O Gough, Podge Kehoe, N Wheeler, T Ryan, N Rackard, T Flood. Sub: D Aherne.
1956 Wexford 4–08 Kilkenny 3–10 Croke Park Jim English A Foley, Bobbie Rackard, N O’Donnell, T Morrissey, J English, Billy Rackard, M Morrissey, J Morrissey, N Wheeler, Paddy Kehoe, T Flood, Podge Kehoe, T Ryan, N Rackard, T Dixon.
1957 Kilkenny 6–09 Wexford 1–05 Croke Park Mickey Kelly O Walsh, T Walsh (Dunnamaggin), J Walsh, J Maher, P Buggy, M Walsh, J McGovern, M Brophy, J Sutton, D Heaslip, M Kenny, M Kelly, D Rockett, B Dwyer, S Clohosey.
1958 Kilkenny 5–12 Wexford 4–09 Croke Park Mick Kenny O Walsh, T Walsh (Dunnamaggin), J Walsh, J Maher, P Buggy, M Walsh, J McGovern, M Brophy, J Sutton, M Fleming, M Kenny, M Kelly, D Rockett, B Dwyer, S Clohosey. Sub: L Cleere.
1959 Kilkenny 2–09 Dublin 1–11 Croke Park Seán Clohessy O Walsh, T Walsh (Dunnamaggin), J Walsh, J Maher, M Walsh, M Treacy, J McGovern, M Brophy, P Kelly, D Heaslip, D Carroll, M Fleming, S Clohosey, L Cleere, T O’Connell. Subs: T Kelly, M Brophy, M Kelly.
1960 Wexford 3–10 Kilkenny 2–11 Croke Park Nick O'Donnell P Nolan, J Mitchell, N O’Donnell, T Neville, J English, Billy Rackard, M Morrissey, N Wheeler, S Power, Podge Kehoe, J Morrissey, S Quaid, O McGrath, J Harding, J O’Brien.
1961 Dublin 7–05 Wexford 4–08 Nowlan Park Noel Drumgoole J Grey, D Ferguson, N Drumgoole, L Foley, L Ferguson, C Hayes, S Lynch, D Foley, F Whelan, A Boothman, M Bohan, L Shannon, B Boothman, P Croke, B Jackson.
1962 Wexford 3–09 Kilkenny 2–10 Croke Park Billy Rackard P Nolan, T Neville, N O’Donnell, N Colfer, J English, B Rackard, J Nolan, M Lyng, P Wilson, J O’Brien, P Kehoe, P Lynch, O McGrath, N Wheeler, T Flood.
1963 Kilkenny 2–10 Dublin 0–09 Croke Park Séamus Cleere O Walsh, P Larkin, C Whelan, M Treacy, S Cleere, T Carroll, M Coogan, P Moran, T Kelly, S Clohosey, J McGovern, E Keher, T Walsh (Thomastown), B Dwyer, T Murphy.
1964 Kilkenny 4–11 Dublin 1–08 Croke Park Seán Buckley O Walsh, P Larkin, P Dillon, J Treacy, S Cleere, T Carroll, P Henderson, P Moran, S Buckley, T Kelly, J Teehan, E Keher, T Walsh (Thomastown), T Forristal, T Murphy. Sub: D Heaslip.
1965 Wexford 2–11 Kilkenny 3–07 Croke Park Tom Neville P Nolan, W O’Neill, D Quigley, N Colfer, V Staples, T Neville, W Murphy, P Wilson, M Byrne, J O’Brien, C Dowdall, D Shannon, O McGrath, M Codd, J Foley.
1966 Kilkenny 1–15 Wexford 2–06 Croke Park Jim Lynch O Walsh, P Henderson, J Lynch, J Treacy, S Cleere, T Carroll, M Coogan, P Moran, J Teehan, E Keher, P Carroll, S Buckley, T Walsh (Thomastown), P Dillon, J Dunphy. Sub: C Dunne.
1967 Kilkenny 4–10 Wexford 1–12 Croke Park Jim Treacy O Walsh, T Carroll, P Dillon, J Treacy, S Cleere, P Henderson, M Coogan, P Moran, C Dunne, E Keher, J Bennett, T Walsh (Thomastown), P Foley, J Lynch, D Blanchfield.
1968 Wexford 3–13 Kilkenny 4–09 Croke Park Dan Quigley P Nolan, T Neville, E Kelly, N Colfer, V Staples, D Quigley, W Murphy, P Wilson, D Bernie, J Quigley, P Lynch, C Jacob, J O’Brien, J Berry, T Doran. Subs: S Whelan, M Browne.
1969 Kilkenny 3–09 Offaly 0–16 Croke Park Eddie Keher O Walsh, T Carroll, P Dillon, J Treacy, WiW llie Murphy (Rower-Inistioge), P Henderson, M Coogan, P Moran, M Lawler, P Lawlor, P Delaney, E Keher, J Millea, J Lynch, M Brennan. Subs: J Kinsella, S Buckley.
1970 [I] Wexford 4–16 Kilkenny 3–14 Croke Park Michael Collins P Nolan, N Colfer, M Collins, T Neville, M Browne, D Quigley, W Murphy, D Bernie, P Wilson, M Quigley, J Quigley, N Buggy, P Quigley, T Doran, J Berry. Subs: T O’Connor, A Somers.
1971 Kilkenny 6–16 Wexford 3–16 Croke Park Pat Henderson O Walsh, P Larkin, P Dillon, J Treacy, P Lawlor, W Murphy (Rower-Inistioge), M Coogan, F Cummins, M Lawler, M Murphy, P Delaney, E Keher, M Brennan, K Purcell, N Byrne. Sub: P Cullen.
1972
(R)
Kilkenny 6–13
3–16
Wexford 6–13
1–14
Croke Park Noel Skehan N Skehan, P Larkin, P Dillon, J Treacy, P Lawlor, P Henderson, M Coogan, F Cummins, L O’Brien, J Kinsella, P Delaney, E Keher, M Murphy, K Purcell, M Crotty. Subs: E Morrissey, N Byrne.
1973 Kilkenny 4–22 Wexford 3–15 Croke Park Pat Delaney N Skehan, P Larkin, N Orr, J Treacy, P Lawlor, P Henderson, E Morrissey, F Cummins, L O’Brien, M Brennan, K Purcell, P Broderick, M Crotty, P Delaney, E Keher.
1974 Kilkenny 6–13 Wexford 2–24 Croke Park Nicky Orr N Skehan, P Larkin, N Orr, J Treacy, P Lawlor, P Henderson, G Henderson, F Cummins, B Harte, L O’Brien, P Delaney, M Crotty, M Brennan, K Purcell, E Keher. Subs: N Brennan, B Fitzpatrick.
1975 [J] Kilkenny 2–20 Wexford 2–14 Croke Park Billy Fitzpatrick N Skehan, P Larkin, N Orr, B Cody, P Lawlor, P Henderson, T McCormack, F Cummins, L O’Brien, M Crotty, P Delaney, B Fitzpatrick, M Brennan, K Purcell, E Keher. Sub: G Henderson.
1976 Wexford 2–20 Kilkenny 1–06 Croke Park Tony Doran J Nolan, T O’Connor, W Murphy, J Prendergast, L Bennett, C Doran, N Buggy, M Jacob, B Rowesome, J Murphy, M Quigley, J Quigley, M Butler, T Doran, C Keogh.
1977 Wexford 3–17 Kilkenny 3–14 Croke Park Tony Doran J Nolan, T O’Connor, W Murphy, J Prendergast, E Walsh, C Doran, B Rowesome, M Jacob, N Buggy, C Keogh, M Quigley, J Quigley, M Butler, T Doran, J Murphy. Subs: D Bernie, M Casey.
1978 Kilkenny 2–16 Wexford 1–16 Croke Park Ger Henderson N Skehan, P Prendergast, P Larkin, D O’Hara, J Hennessy, G Henderson, R Reid, F Cummins, M Kennedy, L O’Brien, B Fitzpatrick, K Brennan, M Brennan, B Cody, M Ruth. Subs: M Crotty, G Fennelly.
1979 Kilkenny 2–21 Wexford 2–17 Croke Park Ger Fennelly N Skehan, J Henderson, P Larkin, P Prendergast, N Brennan, G Henderson, R Reid, J Hennessy, G Fennelly, B Fitzpatrick, F Cummins, L O’Brien, M Brennan, M Crotty, M Ruth. Sub: K Fennelly.
1980 Offaly 3–17 Kilkenny 5–10 Croke Park Pádraig Horan D Martin, P Moloughney, M Kennedy, P Fluery, A Fogarty, P Delaney, G Coughlan, J Kelly, B Keeshan, M Corrigan, B Bermingham, P Carroll, P Kirwan, P Horan, J Flaherty. Subs: E Coughlan, M Cashin.
1981 Offaly 3–12 Wexford 2–13 Croke Park Pádraig Horan D Martin, T Donoghue, E Coughlan, P Fluery, A Fogarty, P Delaney, G Coughlan, J Kelly, L Currams, P Kirwan, B Bermingham, M Corrigan, P Carroll, P Horan, J Flaherty. Sub: D Owens.
1982 Kilkenny 1–11 Offaly 0–12 Croke Park Brian Cody N Skehan, J Henderson, B Cody, D O’Hara, N Brennan, G Henderson, P Prendergast, J Hennessy, F Cummins, G Fennelly, R Power, B Fitzpatrick, M Brennan, L Fennelly, K Brennan. Subs: T McCormack, M Ruth, W Purcell.
1983 Kilkenny 1–17 Offaly 0–13 Croke Park Liam Fennelly N Skehan, J Henderson, B Cody, D O’Hara, J Hennessy, G Henderson, P Prendergast, F Cummins, G Fennelly, R Power, K Brennan, H Ryan, B Fitzpatrick, C Heffernan, L Fennelly.
1984 Offaly 1–15 Wexford 2–11 Croke Park Pat Fleury D Martin, L Carroll, E Coughlan, P Fluery, A Fogarty, P Delaney, G Coughlan, T Conneely, J Kelly, P Corrigan, B Bermingham, P Carroll, D Fogarty, P Horan, J Dooley. Subs: M Corrigan, B Keeshan.
1985 Offaly 5–15 Laois 0–17 Croke Park Pat Fleury J Troy, A Fogarty, E Coughlan, P Fluery, T Conneely, P Delaney, G Coughlan, D Owens, J Kelly, P Corrigan, P Carroll, M Corrigan, P Cleary, P Horan, J Dooley. Sub: B Bermingham.
1986 Kilkenny 4–10 Offaly 1–11 Croke Park Frank Holohan K Fennelly, P Prendergast, J Henderson, F Holohan, J Hennessy, G Henderson, S Fennelly, G Fennelly, R Power, P Walsh, C Heffernan, K Brennan, L Ryan, L Fennelly, H Ryan. Sub: B Fitzpatrick.
1987 Kilkenny 2–14 Offaly 0–17 Croke Park Paddy Prendergast K Fennelly, J Hennessy, P Prendergast, J Henderson, L Walsh, G Henderson, S Fennelly, G Fennelly, L Ryan, R Power, C Heffernan, P Walsh, L McCarthy, H Ryan, L Fennelly. Subs: K Brennan, T Lennon.
1988 Offaly 3–12 Wexford 1–14 Croke Park Aidan Fogarty J Troy, J Miller, A Fogarty, M Hanamy, B Keeshan, M Coughlan, G Coughlan, M Duignan, D Owens, V Teehan, P Delaney, M Corrigan, P Cleary, E Coughlan, J Dooley. Subs: J Kelly, P O’Connor.
1989 Offaly 3–15 Kilkenny 4–09 Croke Park Mark Corrigan J Troy, A Fogarty, E Coughlan, M Hanamy, R Mannion, P Delaney, G Coughlan, J Kelly, J Pilkington, M Duignan, D Regan, M Corrigan, D Owens, V Teehan, D Pilkington. Subs: J Dooley, P Corrigan.
1990 Offaly 1–19 Dublin 2–11 Croke Park Jim Troy J Troy, A Fogarty, E Coughlan, M Hanamy, B Whelehan, B Kelly, G Coughlan, J Pilkington, D Owens, M Duignan, D Regan, M Corrigan, P Cleary, J Kelly, D Pilkington. Sub: R Mannion.
1991 Kilkenny 1–13 Dublin 1–11 Croke Park Christy Heffernan M Walsh, E O’Connor, J Henderson, L Simpson, B Hennessy, P Dwyer, T Fogarty, R Power, M Phelan, DJ Carey, J Power, A Ronan, E Morrissey, C Heffernan, L Fennelly. Subs: M Cleere, L Ryan, J Brennan.
1992 Kilkenny 3–16 Wexford 2–09 Croke Park Liam Fennelly M Walsh, E O’Connor, P Dwyer, L Simpson, L Walsh, P O’Neill, W O’Connor, M Phelan, B Hennessy, L McCarthy, J Power, DJ Carey, E Morrissey, L Fennelly, A Ronan. Subs: C Heffernan, J Brennan.
1993
(R)
Kilkenny 2–14
2–12
Wexford 1–17
0–11
Croke Park Eddie O'Connor M Walsh, E O’Connor, P Dwyer, L Simpson, L Keoghan, P O’Neill, W O’Connor, M Phelan, B Hennessy, J Brennan, J Power, DJ Carey, E Morrissey, PJ Delaney, A Ronan. Subs: J Walsh, C Heffernan.
1994 Offaly 1–18 Wexford 0–14 Croke Park Martin Hanamy D Hughes, S McGuckan, K Kinahan, M Hanamy, B Whelehan, H Rigney, K Martin, J Pilkington, D Regan, J Dooley, J Troy, J Dooley, B Dooley, B Kelly, M Duignan. Subs: D Pilkington.
1995 Offaly 2–16 Kilkenny 2–05 Croke Park Johnny Pilkington D Hughes, S McGuckan, K Kinahan, M Hanamy, B Whelehan, H Rigney, K Martin, J Pilkington, D Regan, J Dooley, J Troy, J Dooley, B Dooley, P O’Connor, M Duignan. Subs: B Kelly, D Pilkington.
1996 Wexford 2–23 Offaly 2–15 Croke Park Martin Storey D Fitzhenry, C Kehoe, G Cushe, J O’Connor, R Guiney, L Dunne, S Flood, A Fenlon, L O’Gorman, R McCarthy, M Storey, L Murphy, T Dempsey, G Laffan, E Scallan. Subs: B Byrne, G O’Connor.
1997 Wexford 2–14 Kilkenny 1–11 Croke Park Rod Guiney D Fitzhenry, C Kehoe, G Cushe, E Furlong, R Guiney, L Dunne, S Flood, A Fenlon, L O’Gorman, R McCarthy, M Storey, L Murphy, P Codd, G Laffan, T Dempsey. Subs: D Guiney, B Byrne.
1998 Kilkenny 3–10 Offaly 1–11 Croke Park Tom Hickey J Dermody, T Hickey, P O’Neill, WW O’Connor, M Kavanagh, C Brennan, L Keoghan, P Larkin, P Barry, DJ Carey, J Dooley, B McEvoy, N Moloney, PJ Delaney, C Carter. Subs: A Comerford, K O’Shea, M Phelan.
1999 Kilkenny 5–14 Offaly 1–16 Croke Park Denis Byrne J McGarry, T Hickey, C Brennan, W O’Connor, M Kavanagh, E Kennedy, P Mullally, A Comerford, D Byrne, DJ Carey, J Power, B McEvoy, K O’Shea, H Shefflin, C Carter. Sub: Moloney.
2000 Kilkenny 2–21 Offaly 1–13 Croke Park Willie O'Connor J McGarry; M Kavanagh, N Hickey, W O'Connor; P Larkin, E Kennedy, P Barry; A Comerford, B McEvoy; S Grehan, J Power, D Byrne; C Carter, D J Carey, H Shefflin. Subs: A Cummins, J Hoyne, E Brennan.
2001 Kilkenny 2–19 Wexford 0–12 Croke Park Denis Byrne J McGarry; M Kavanagh, N Hickey, JJ Delaney; P Larkin, E Kennedy, S Dowling; A Comerford, C Brennan; D Byrne, J Hoyne, B McEvoy; C Carter, DJ Carey, H Shefflin. Subs: E Brennan, S Grehan.
2002 Kilkenny 0–19 Wexford 0–17 Croke Park Andy Comerford J McGarry; M Kavanagh, N Hickey, P Larkin; R Mullally, P Barry, JJ Delaney; D Lyng, A Comerford; J Hoyne, H Shefflin, B McEvoy; E Brennan, M Comerford, C Carter. Subs: S Grehan, A Geoghegan, S Dowling, B Dowling.
2003 Kilkenny 2–23 Wexford 2–12 Croke Park D.J. Carey J McGarry; M Kavanagh, N Hickey, J Ryall; S Dowling, P Barry, JJ Delaney; D Lyng, C Phelan; J Hoyne, H Shefflin, T Walsh; DJ Carey, M Comerford, E Brennan.
2004 Wexford 2–12 Offaly 1–11 Croke Park John O'Connor D Fitzhenry; M Travers, D Ryan, D O’Connor; R McCarthy, D Ruth, J O’Connor; A Fenlon, T Mahon; BP Carley, E Quigley, B Lambert; M Jordan, M Jacob, R Jacob. Subs: P Codd, C McGrath.
2005 Kilkenny 0–22 Wexford 1–16 Croke Park Peter Barry J McGarry; J Tyrrell, N Hickey, J Ryall; P Mullally, P. Barry, JJ Delaney; D Lyng, B Barry; M Comerford, E Larkin, T Walsh, C Phelan, H Shefflin. Subs: E McCormack, E Brennan, M Kavanagh, M Phelan, J Hoyne.
2006 Kilkenny 1–23 Wexford 1–12 Croke Park Jackie Tyrrell J McGarry; D Cody, JJ Delaney, N Hickey; J Tyrrell, J Tennyson, T Walsh; D Lyng, R Mullally, E Brennan, J Fitzpatrick, M Rice; M Comerford, E Larkin, H Shefflin. Subs: M Fennelly, R Power, W O'Dwyer.
2007 Kilkenny 2–24 Wexford 1–12 Croke Park Henry Shefflin PJ Ryan; M Kavanagh, N Hickey, J Tyrell; T Walsh, B Hogan, JJ Delaney; J Fitzpatrick, M Fennelly; M Comerford, E Brennan, E Larkin; E Reid, H Shefflin, W O'Dwyer. Subs: J Ryall, J Dalton, J Tennyson, M Rice, D Cody.
2008 Kilkenny 5–21 Wexford 0–17 Croke Park James "Cha" Fitzpatrick PJ Ryan; M Kavanagh, JJ Delaney, J Dalton; T Walsh, B Hogan, PJ Delaney; J Fitzpatrick, J Tyrrell; M Comerford, Derek Lyng, E Larkin; R Power, H Shefflin, E Brennan. Subs: A Fogarty, W O'Dwyer, M Rice, R Mullally.
2009 Kilkenny 2–18 Dublin 0–18 Croke Park Michael Fennelly PJ Ryan; M Kavanagh, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; T Walsh, J Tennyson, J Dalton; D Lyng, M Rice; H Shefflin, M Comerford, E Larkin; E Brennan, R Power, A Fogarty. Subs: TJ Reid, J Fitzpatrick.
2010 Kilkenny 1–19 Galway 1–12 Croke Park T. J. Reid PJ Ryan; J Dalton, N Hickey, J Tyrrell; T Walsh, B Hogan, JJ Delaney; M Rice, M Fennelly; TJ Reid, E Brennan, E Larkin; M Comerford, R Power, H Shefflin. Subs: J Tennyson, A Fogarty, R Hogan, J Mulhall.
2011 Kilkenny 4–17 Dublin 1–15 Croke Park Brian Hogan D Herrity, N Hickey, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell, T Walsh, B Hogan, P Murphy, M Fennelly, M Rice, TJ Reid, R Power, E Larkin, C Fennelly, H Shefflin, R Hogan. Subs: P Hogan, J Fitzpatrick, J Mulhall, M Ruth.
2012 Galway 2–21 Kilkenny 2–11 Croke Park Fergal Moore J Skehill; F Moore, K Hynes, J Coen; D Collins, T Og Regan, N Donoghue; I Tannian, A Smyrg; N Burke, D Burke, D Hayes; J Canning, C Cooney, C Donnellan. Subs: J Glynn, J Regan, T Haran, J Cooney. [17]
2013 Dublin 2–25 Galway 2–13 Croke Park John McCaffrey G Maguire, N Corcoran, P Kelly, P Schutte, S Hiney, L Rushe, M Carton, J McCaffrey, J Boland, C Keaney, R O'Dwyer, D Sutcliffe, D O'Callaghan, D Treacy, P Ryan. Subs: A Smith, C McCormack, O Gough, S Durkin, M Schutte, S Lambert. [18]
2014 Kilkenny 0–24 Dublin 1–09 Croke Park Lester Ryan D Herity; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; J Holden, B Hogan, C Buckley; R Hogan, C Fogarty; P Walsh, C Fennelly, TJ Reid; W Walsh, E Larkin, J Power. Subs: H Shefflin, A Fogarty, L Ryan [19]
2015 Kilkenny 1–25 Galway 2–15 Croke Park Joey Holden E Murphy; P Murphy, J Holden, J Tyrrell; P Walsh, K Joyce, C Buckley; C Fogarty, W Walsh; R Hogan, J Power, C Fennelly; G Aylward, TJ Reid, E Larkin. Subs: S Prendergast, M Kelly, M Ruth. [20]
2016 Kilkenny 1–25 Galway 0–22 Croke Park Lester Ryan E Murphy; P Murphy, J Holden, R. Lennon; P Walsh, K Joyce, C Buckley; C Fogarty, M. Fennelly, W. Walsh, C. Fennelly, L. Ryan, JJ Farrell, TJ Reid, E. Larkin. Subs: R. Hogan, J. Power [21]
2017 Galway 0–29 Wexford 1–17 Croke Park David Burke C Callanan; A Tuohy, Daithi Burke, A Harte; P Mannion, G McInerney, J Hanbury; J Coen, David Burke; J Cooney, J Canning, J Flynn; C Whelan, C Cooney), N Burke. Subs: T Monaghan, S Maloney, G Lally, S Loftus [22]
2018 Galway 0–18
1–28
Kilkenny 0–18
3–15
Croke Park David Burke J Skehill; A Tuohey, D Burke, J Hanbury; P Mannion, G McInerney, A Harte; J Coen, D Bourke; J Cooney, J Canning, N Burke; C Whelan, J Glynn, C Mannion. Subs: C Cooney for N Burke (46), J Flynn for J Cooney (61), S Loftus for D Burke (69) [23]
2019 Wexford 1–23 Kilkenny 0–23 Croke Park Lee Chin M Fanning; S Murphy, L Ryan, S Donohoe; M O'Hanlon, P Foley, S Reck; D O'Keeffe, L Og McGovern; J O'Connor, L Chin, R O'Connor; K Foley, C McDonald, P Morris. Subs: C Firman for S Reck, C Dunbar for P Morris, D Dunne for L Og McGovern, H Kehoe for C McDonald. [24]
2020 Kilkenny 2–20 Galway 0–24 Croke Park Colin Fennelly E Murphy; C Delaney, H Lawlor, T Walsh; P Walsh, C Buckley, C Browne; R Leahy, C Fogarty; J Donnelly, M Keoghan, TJ Reid, M Keoghan; W Walsh, C Fennelly, E Cody. Subs: R Hogan for W Walsh (45); L Blanchfield for Fennelly (51); R Reid for Fogarty (56); N Brassil for E Cody (60); A Murphy for Leahy (inj 61); [25]

A. ^ A goal outweighed any number of points until 1892. Points were only taken into consideration when the teams finished level on goals.
B. ^ Dublin received a walkover from Laois in the final. Louth were the only other team to participate.
C. ^ Goals were revalued to five points each. Dublin were unopposed in the championship.
D. ^ Dublin were unopposed in the championship.
E. ^ Goals were revalued to three points each. The final was replayed after Kilkenny launched an objection following the original match.
F. ^ Kilkenny were awarded the title as the Dublin goal was disputed.
G. ^ Dublin won the final; however, Kilkenny were awarded the title after launching an objection.
H. ^ The final was declared void after both teams were disqualified for being late on the field.
I. ^ All inter-county games were increased from sixty to eighty minutes.
J. ^ All inter-county games were reduced from eighty to seventy minutes.

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