1938 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1938 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 1 May 1938 - 4 September 1938
Teams 13
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Dublin (6th win)
Captain Mick Daniels
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Waterford
Captain Mick Hickey
Provincial champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Goals total 66
Points total 113
Top Scorer Locky Byrne (4-5)
All-Star Team See here

The 1938 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 52nd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began on 1 May 1938 and ended on 4 September 1938.

Tipperary were the defending champions but were disqualified from the championship after fielding an ineligible player in their Munster semi-final defeat of Clare.

On 4 September 1938, Dublin won the championship following a 2-5 to 1-6 defeat of Waterford in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their sixth All-Ireland title, their first in eleven championship seasons. It remains their last All-Ireland triumph.

Waterford's Locky Byrne was the championship's top scorer with 4-5.



The 1938 championship featured no new entrants to the competition. Kerry, a team who had fielded a team throughout much of the 1930s, declined to participate in the Munster Championship.

Galway were the sole representatives from the Conancht Championship and received a bye to the All-Ireland semi-final. There were no representatives from the Ulster Championship.


Team Colours Grounds Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue Cusack Park 1914 1932
Cork Red and white Cork Athletic Grounds 1931 1931 1929-30
Dublin Blue and navy Croke Park 1927 1934 1928-29
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1923
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1935 1937 1932-33
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1915 1915
Limerick Green and white Ennis Road 1936 1936 1937-38
Meath Green and gold Páirc Tailteann
Offaly Green, white and gold St. Brendan's Park
Tipperary Blue and gold Thurles Sportsfield 1937 1937 1927-28
Waterford White and blue Walsh Park
Westmeath Maroon and white Cusack Park
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1910 1918


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]




The Leinster final ended in a draw for the first time since 1934.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]



Clare later objected to the victory as Tipperary had fielded Jimmy Cooney who was suspended. The objection was upheld and Clare were later awarded the game.


Waterford won the Munster title for the first time in their history.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]


Waterford's first championship match against Galway


Waterford's first All-Ireland final and first championship match against Dublin


  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.