Mayo Senior Club Hurling Championship

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

The All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship is an annual hurling tournament played between hundreds of senior hurling clubs in Ireland. The Tommy Moore Cup is awarded to the winners. Birr (Offaly) and Ballyhale Shamrocks (Co Kilkenny) are the most successful teams, each having won the All-Ireland Club Championship on 4 occasions.

Structure

Each of Ireland's 32 counties play their own championship between all the hurling clubs in the county - depending on the county, it can be league, knockout, or a mixture of both. The 32 county champions play in the 4 provincial championships, with the four winners of these advancing to the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. Until the introduction of the Intermediate and Junior Championships one team usually played the London champions in a quarter-final. The London champions now play in the Intermediate Championship. The All-Ireland Final is played in Croke Park on St. Patrick's Day.

Schedule:

  • County championships: June-September
  • Provincial championships: September-December
  • All-Ireland Semi-Finals: February
  • All-Ireland Final: March 17

History

The club championship was first held in 1971, with Roscrea the first champions. Ironically, given the county's initial opposition to the tournament, Cork clubs won seven All-Irelands in this decade. James Stephens were the first Leinster team to win.

Castlegar won Connacht's first title in 1980, and in '83 Loughgiel Shamrocks caused a major upset by becoming Ulster's first and only All-Ireland champions. Teams from the traditional hurling counties dominated for the rest of the 80's.

Galway clubs then came to dominate the tournament: both Sarsfields and Athenry managed to retain the title. Clare clubs matched the county team's success by winning six Munster titles in a row.

The 2007 provincial championships were completed and in 2008 Birr, Loughmore-Castleiney, Portumna and Dunloy vied for the All-Ireland, with Galway's Portumna the eventual winners.

Roll of honour

All-Ireland winners shown in bold type. County in (brackets).

Year Munster champions Leinster champions Connacht champions
(Galway unless stated)
Ulster champions
(Antrim unless stated)
1970-71 Roscrea (Tipperary) St. Rynagh's (Offaly) Liam Mellowes Loughgiel Shamrocks
1971-72 Blackrock (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Tommy Larkins Loughgiel Shamrocks
1972-73 Glen Rovers (Cork) St. Rynagh's (Offaly) Castlegar O'Donovan Rossa
1973-74 Blackrock (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Castlegar St. John's
1974-75 St. Finbarr's (Cork) Fenians (Kilkenny) Ardrahan Ballycran (Down)
1975-76 Blackrock (Cork) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Ardrahan Ballygalget (Down)
1976-77 Glen Rovers (Cork) Camross (Laois) Tremane (Roscommon) Ballycran (Down)
1977-78 St. Finbarr's (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Four Roads (Roscommon) O'Donovan Rossa
1978-79 Blackrock (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Ardrahan Ballycastle McQuillans
1979-80 Blackrock (Cork) Crumlin (Dublin) Castlegar Ballycastle McQuillans
1980-81 St. Finbarr's (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Sarsfields Ballycastle McQuillans
1981-82 Mount Sion (Waterford) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Gort Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1982-83 Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary) St. Rynagh's (Offaly) Kiltormer Loughgiel Shamrocks
1983-84 Midleton (Cork) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Gort Ballycastle McQuillans
1984-85 Sixmilebridge (Clare) St Martin's (Kilkenny) Castlegar Ballycastle McQuillans
1985-86 '''Kilruane McDonaghs (Tipperary) Buffers Alley (Wexford) Turloughmore Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1986-87 Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) Rathnure (Wexford) Killimordaly Ballycastle McQuillans
1987-88 Midleton (Cork) Rathnure (Wexford) Athenry Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1988-89 Patrickswell (Limerick) Buffers Alley (Wexford) Four Roads (Roscommon) O'Donovan Rossa
1989-90 Ballybrown (Limerick) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Sarsfields Loughgiel Shamrocks
1990-91 Patrickswell (Limerick) Glenmore (Kilkenny) Kiltormer Dunloy
1991-92 Cashel King Cormacs (Tipperary) Birr (Offaly) Kiltormer Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1992-93 Kilmallock (Limerick) Buffers Alley (Wexford) Sarsfields Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1993-94 Toomevara (Tipperary) St. Rynagh's (Offaly) Sarsfields Ballycran (Down)
1994-95 Kilmallock (Limerick) Birr (Offaly) Athenry Dunloy
1995-96 Sixmilebridge (Clare) Glenmore (Kilkenny) Sarsfields Dunloy
1996-97 Wolfe Tones (Clare) Camross (Laois) Athenry Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
1997-98 Clarecastle GAA (Clare) Birr (Offaly) Sarsfields Dunloy
1998-99 St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (Clare) Rathnure (Wexford) Athenry Ballygalget (Down)
1999-2000 St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield (Clare) Birr (Offaly) Athenry Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
2000-01 Sixmilebridge(Clare) Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) Athenry Dunloy
2001-02 Ballygunner (Waterford) Birr (Offaly) Clarinbridge Dunloy
2002-03 Mount Sion (Waterford) Birr (Offaly) Athenry Dunloy
2003-04 Newtownshandrum (Cork) O'Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) Portumna Dunloy
2004-05 Toomevara (Tipperary) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Athenry O'Donovan Rossa
2005-06 Newtownshandrum (Cork) James Stephens (Kilkenny) Portumna Ballygalget (Down)
2006-07 Toomevara (Tipperary) Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) Loughrea Ruairí Óg, Cushendall
2007-08 Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) Birr (Offaly) Portumna Dunloy

Roll of honour

By club

Listing the most successful clubs only. Four further clubs are on two titles - Glen Rovers and St. Finbarr's (both of Cork) and Portumna and Sarsfields, both of Galway.
Province All-Irelands Club
Leinster 4 Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), 2006-07
Leinster 4 Birr (Offaly), 2002-03
Connacht 3 Athenry (Galway), 2000-01
Munster 3 Blackrock (Cork), 1978-79
Leinster 3 James Stephens (Kilkenny), 2004-05

By county

M, L, C, U refer to Munster/Leinster/Connacht/Ulster championships won by teams from the county.

# County All-Irelands M L C U Last All-Ireland/provincial winners
1= Kilkenny clubs 9 15 Ballyhale Shamrocks, 2006-07
1= Cork clubs 9 14 Newtownshandrum, 2003-04
1= Galway clubs 9 34 Portumna, 2007-08
4 Offaly clubs 4 10 Birr, 2002-03
5 Tipperary clubs 3 8 Borris-Ileigh, 1986-87
6 Clare clubs 2 7 St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield, 1999-2000
7= Wexford clubs 1 9 Buffers Alley, 1985-86
7= Antrim clubs 1 27 Loughgiel Shamrocks, 1982-83
9= Limerick clubs 0 5 Kilmallock, 1994-95
9= Waterford clubs 0 3 Mount Sion, 2002-03
9= Laois clubs 0 2 Camross, 1996-97
9= Dublin clubs 0 1 Crumlin, 1979-80
9= Down clubs 0 8 Ballygalget, 2005-06
9= Roscommon clubs 0 3 Four Roads, 1988-89

No club from Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh, Kerry, Kildare, Leitrim, London, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Sligo, Tyrone, Westmeath or Wicklow has ever won a national or provincial title.

By province

Province All-Irelands Last winners
Leinster clubs 14 Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), 2006-07
Munster clubs 14 Newtownshandrum (Cork), 2003-04
Connacht clubs 9 Portumna (Galway), 2007-08
Ulster clubs 1 Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim), 1982-83

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