1943 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1943 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 2 May 1943 - 5 September 1943
Teams 17
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Cork (14th win)
Captain Mick Kennefick
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Antrim
Captain Jimmy Walsh
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 16
Goals total 118 (7.3 per game)
Points total 175 (10.9 per game)
Top Scorer Jim Langton (4-12)
All-Star Team See here

The 1943 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 57th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship began non 2 May 1943 and ended on 5 September 1943.

The championship was won by Cork who secured the title following a 5-16 to 0-4 defeat of Antrim in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 14th All-Ireland title.

Cork were also the defending champions and retained the title for the second successive year to become the fourth team to win the three in-a-row.



Eight teams contested the Leinster championship, with Meath and Wicklow returning after absences. Six teams contested the Munster championship, with Kerry fielding a team for the first time after a long absence from the senior ranks. Galway, who faced no competition in their own province, entered the championship at the All-Ireland semi-final stage. The Ulster champions were permitted to enter the All-Ireland series for the first time.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white 1940
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932
Cork Red and white 1942 1942 1940-41
Down Red and black 1941
Dublin Navy and blue 1938 1942 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1922 1930-31
Kerry Green and gold 1891 1891
Kilkenny Black and amber 1939 1940 1932-33
Laois Blue and white 1915 1915
Limerick Green and white 1940 1940 1937-38
Meath Green and gold
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1937 1941 1927-28
Waterford Blue and white 1938
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1910 1918
Wicklow Blue and white


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

First round



Ulster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Championship statistics[edit]


  • Widest winning margin: 27 points
    • Cork 5-16 - 0-4 Antrim (All-Ireland final, 5 September 1943)
  • Most goals in a match: 13
    • Antrim 7-0 - 6-2 Galway (All-Ireland quarter-final, 4 July 1943)


  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
  • Horgan, Tim, Christy Ring: Hurling's Greatest (The Collins Press, 2007).
  • Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Stapleton, Shane (16 November 2010). "Rising from the Ashes: Antrim of 1943". Eircom Sports website. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.