1947 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1947 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 1 June - 7 September 1947
Teams 13
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Kilkenny (13th win)
Captain Dan Kennedy
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Captain Seán Condon
Provincial champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 12
Goals total 69 (5.30 per game)
Points total 178 (13.69 per game)
Top Scorer Christy Ring (4-17)
All-Star Team See here
1946
1948

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1947 was the 61st series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Cork 0-14 to 2-7 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Format[edit]

Leinster Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These were two matches between the first four teams drawn from the province. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals joined the two remaining Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This was a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final joined the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

All-Ireland Championship

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The two provincial winners were paired on opposite sides with Galway and Antrim making up the four semi-final teams. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Wexford 3-12 – 2-10 Laois
T Russell 1-7, Padge Kehoe 1-3, Doolin 1-0, Murphy 0-2. J Styles 1-1, Ryan 0-4, Dunne 1-0, Baggott 0-3, Cranny 0-1, Aherne 0-1.

Offaly 7-2 – 2-6 Westmeath
Purcell 3-0, Sheeran 2-0, Parlon 2-0, Burke 0-2, Leonard 1-2, Daly 1-2, Fitzsimons 0-2.

Kilkenny 5-11 – 3-8 Wexford
P O'Brien 2-2, J Kelly 2-0, J Langton 1-2, S Downey 0-3, T Walton 0-2, J Heffernan 0-1, L Reidy 0-1. T Murphy 2-0, T Russell 0-5, Darcy 1-0, M Heffernan 0-3.

Dublin 5-6 – 0-3 Offaly
F Cummins 2-0, J Prior 1-0, T Herbert 1-0, J Gargan 1-2, J Kennedy 0-2, A O'Dwyer 0-1, S Óg Ceallacháin 0-1. Dillon 0-1, Walsh 0-1, Sheerin 0-1.

Kilkenny 7-10 – 3-6 Dublin
T Leahy 3-3, P Lennon 2-0, T Walton 1-2, S Downey 0-4, P O'Brien 1-0, J Heffernan 0-1. M Hassett 0-6, J Prior 1-0, J Kennedy 1-0, F Cummins 1-0.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Cork 4-9 – 0-4 Clare
M O'Riordan 3-1, C Ring 0-6, C Murphy 1-0, P Healy 0-1, J O'Riordan 0-1. Daly 0-1, Murphy 0-1, Solan 0-1, Frost 0-1.

Limerick 6-8 – 2-3 Tipperary
D Stokes 0-7, T O'Brien 2-0, J Mackey 2-0, D McCarthy 1-1, J Power 1-0. J Coffey 1-0, T Ryan 1-0, J Dwyer 0-3.

Cork 3-10 – 1-5 Waterford
C Ring 2-7, J Kelly 1-1, D O'Riordan 0-1, J Lynch 0-1, V Baston 0-4, Daly 1-0, Feeney 0-1.

Cork 2-6 – 2-3 Limerick
J Kelly 1-0, C Ring 1-1, S Condon 0-4, W Murphy 0-1. T O'Brien 1-0, D Stokes 1-3.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Kilkenny 2-9 – 1-11 Galway
T. Walton (0-4), J. Langton (0-4), L. Reidy (1-0), P. O'Brien (1-0), T. Leahy (0-1). J. Gallagher (1-6), H. Gordon (0-2), J. Killeen (0-2), Gardiner (0-1).

Cork 7-10 – 0-5 Antrim
S Condon 3-5, J Young 2-0, G. O'Riordan 1-1, M O'Riordan 1-0, C Murphy 0-2, J Lynch 0-2. J Cormican 0-1, F Fleming 0-1, McAllister 0-1, J Bateson 0-1, J Mullan 0-1.

Kilkenny 0-14 - 2-7 Cork
T Leahy 0-6, J Langton 0-3, T Walton 0-2, S Downey 0-1, J Mulcahy 0-1, L Reidy 0-1. J Kelly 1-1, S Condon 0-4, M O'Riordan 1-0, J Lynch 0-1, C Ring 0-1.
Attendance: 61,510
Referee: P. Purcell (Tipperary)

Championship statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

In a single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Seán Condon Cork 3-05 14 Antrim
2 Christy Ring Cork 2-07 13 Waterford
3 Terry Leahy Kilkenny 3-03 12 Dublin
4 Mossy O'Riordan Cork 3-01 10 Clare
Tim Russell Wexford 1-07 10 Laois
5 Séamus Purcell Offaly 3-00 9 Westmeath
Josie Gallagher Galway 1-06 9 Kilkenny
6 Paddy O'Brien Kilkenny 2-02 8 Wexford
7 Dick Stokes Limerick 0-07 7 Tipperary

Scoring[edit]

  • Widest winning margin: 26 points
    • Cork 7-10 : 0-5 Antrim (All-Ireland semi-final, 3 August 1947)
  • Most goals in a match: 10
  • Most points in a match: 22'
    • Wexford 3-12 : 2-10 Laois (Leinster quarter-final, 1 June 1947)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 7
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 3
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 11

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their debut in the 1947 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Joe Kenny Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final

Sources[edit]

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

See also[edit]