1889 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1889 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 27 July 1889 - 3 November 1889
Teams 10
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Dublin (1st win)
Captain Nicholas O'Shea
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Clare
Captain Thomas Coughlan
Provincial champions
Munster Clare
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 5
Goals total 25 (5.0 per game)
Points total 28 (5.6 per game)
All-Star Team See here

The 1889 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the third staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 27 July 1889 and ended on 3 November 1889.

Tipperary were the defending champions; however, they were defeated in the provincial series. Dublin won the title following a 5-1 to 1-6 defeat of Clare in the final.[1]


A total of ten teams contested the championship, one less than the previous year. It was the first championship to be completed since 1887.

The Leinster championship was contested by just four teams; however, due to walkovers and disputes, only one game was played. 1888 championship participants Kildare did not field a team.

All six counties entered a team in the Munster championship.

Once again, the hurling championship was not contested in either Connacht or Ulster.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Club Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial
Clare Tulla Purple and yellow
Cork Blackrock Green and yellow
Dublin Kickhams Red
Kerry Kenmare Red and black
Kilkenny Tullaroan Green and white 1888
Laois Rathdowney Green and red
Limerick South Liberties Green and yellow
Louth Drogheda Gaelics
Tipperary Moycarkey Red and yellow 1887


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Championship statistics[edit]

  • Kilkenny had originally intended field a team in the championship; however, they withdrew as they did not recognise the newly formed Central Council.
  • In the Munster semi-final, Tipperary defeated Clare by 3-0 to 2-2. A subsequent objection by Clare saw the result overturned.
  • W.J. Spain of Dublin becomes the first dual All-Ireland medallist. He had previously won an All-Ireland medal with the Limerick Gaelic footballers in 1887


  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 


  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).

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