1955 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1954 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates24 April - 4 September 1954
Teams14
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamWexford (2nd win)
CaptainNick O'Donnell
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamGalway
CaptainJimmy Duggan
Provincial champions
MunsterLimerick
LeinsterWexford
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played14
Top ScorerNicky Rackard (7-10)
All-Star TeamSee here
1954
1956

The 1955 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 69th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 24 April 1955 and ended on 4 September 1955.

Cork were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial series. Wexford won the title following a 3-13 to 2-8 defeat of Galway in the final.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, the same as the previous championship, however, there were some changes on personnel. Antrim withdrew from the senior championship, while Wicklow fielded a team in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white 1954 1954 1952-53
Dublin Blue and navy 1938 1952 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1950-51
Kilkenny Black and amber 1947 1953 1932-33
Laois Blue and white 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white 1940 1940 1946-47
Meath Green and gold
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1951 1951 1954-55
Waterford White and blue 1948 1948
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1910 1954
Wicklow Blue and gold

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

First round

Second round

Semi-finals

Finals

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

First round

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Semi-final

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Nicky Rackard Wexford 7-10 31 5 6.20
2 Tim Flood Wexford 5-11 26 5 5.20
3 Seán Clohessy Kilkenny 5-10 25 4 6.25
4 Dick Carroll Kilkenny 0-19 19 4 4.75
5 Vivian Cobbe Limerick 4-04 16 3 5.33
6 Dermot Kelly Limerick 1-12 15 3 5.00
7 Dinny O'Callaghan Westmeath 4-02 14 3 4.66
Dick Rockett Kilkenny 4-02 14 4 3.50
8 John McGrath Westmeath 0-12 12 3 4.00
9 Jimmy Carney Clare 2-05 11 3 3.66
Jimmy Smyth Clare 0-11 11 3 3.66
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Dermot Kelly Limerick 1-12 15 Clare
2 Tim Flood Wexford 3-01 10 Westmeath
Vivian Cobbe Limerick 2-04 10 Waterford
Seán Clohessy Kilkenny 2-04 10 Meath
3 Dick Rockett Kilkenny 3-00 9 Dublin
Nicky Rackard Wexford 3-00 9 Kilkenny
4 Nicky Rackard Wexford 2-02 8 Westmeath
Dick Carroll Kilkenny 0-08 8 Dublin
5 Seánie O'Brien Kilkenny 2-01 7 Meath
Jimmy Carney Clare 1-04 7 Cork

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The attendance of 23,125 is one of the lowest attendances at a Munster final in recent years.
  • The attendance of 50,840 at the game between Limerick and Wexford was a new record for an All-Ireland semi-final.
  • Wexford win their second All-Ireland title, their first since 1910.

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland win 1955". Ask About Ireland website. Retrieved 16 October 2013.