1926 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1926 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 18 April 1926 – 24 October 1926
Teams 11
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Cork (8th win)
Captain Seán Óg Murphy
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Dick Grace
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 12
All-Star Team See here

The 1926 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 40th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 18 APril 1926 and ended on 24 October 1926.

The championship was won by Cork who secured the title following a 4-6 to 2-0 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 8th All-Ireland title.

Tipperary were the defending champions but were defeated by Cork in the Munster final.

Antrim won the Ulster SHC title, but at the suggestion of the Central Council, it was decided that the Ulster winners would enter the All Ireland Junior Hurling Championship. [2]


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

2 May 1926 Semi-finalLaois2-3 – 3-3OffalyPortlaoise Sportsfield
Semi-finalKilkenny4-8 - 5-4Dublin
11 July 1926 FinalKilkenny3-8 – 1-4OffalyCroke Park

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

18 April 1926 Quarter-finalKerry4-6 – 2-4ClareTralee Sportsfield
30 May 1926 Quarter-finalWaterford5-2 – 12-3CorkFraher Field
15 August 1926 Semi-finalCork7-7 – 1-4KerryCork Athletic Grounds
22 August 1926 Semi-finalTipperary6-5 – 4-6LimerickFraher Field
12 September 1926 FinalCork0-0 – 1-2TipperaryCork Athletic Grounds
19 September 1926 Final replayTipperary4-1 – 3-4CorkThurles Sportsfield
3 October 1926 Final second replayTipperary2-4 – 3-6CorkThurles Sportsfield

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

29 August 1926 Semi-finalKilkenny6-2 – 5-1GalwayCroke Park

Championship statistics[edit]


  • The Munster final between Cork and Tipperary is abandoned after just ten minutes when the crowd storm the field.
  • For the first time ever the Munster final goes to a second replay.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Kilkenny and Galway is the first GAA game to be broadcast on radio. The commentator is P.D. Mehigan. It is also the first commentary on a field game to take place in Europe.


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


  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ Irish Independent 1905-current, Friday, December 10, 1926; Page: 12