1961 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1961 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 16 April 1961 - 3 September 1961
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Tipperary (18th win)
Captain Matt Hassett
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Noel Drumgoole
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
Top Scorer Jimmy Doyle (2-17)
Player of the Year Liam Devaney
All-Star Team See here
1960
1962

The 1961 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 75th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 16 April 1961 and ended on 3 September 1961.

Wexford were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial championship. Tipperary won the title after defeating Dublin by 0-16 to 1-12 in the All-Ireland final.[1]

Format[edit]

All-Ireland Championship

Final: (1 match) The two provincial representatives from Leinster and Munster made up the two final teams with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

First round

Quarter-final

Semi-final

Final

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring statistics[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 2-14 20 3 6.66
2 Christy Ring Cork 3-08 17 2 8.50
3 Donie Nealon Tipperary 3-06 15 3 5.00
Mick Bolger Westmeath 3-06 15 4 3.75
4 Andy Doyle Wexford 4-02 14 2 7.00
Oliver McGrath Wexford 3-05 14 2 7.00
Larry Shannon Dublin 2-08 14 3 5.66
5 Billy Jackson Dublin 3-04 13 3 4.33
6 Joe Gillane Galway 3-00 9 1 9.00
J. Fitzpatrick Laois 3-00 9 2 4.50
Paddy Croke Dublin 3-00 9 3 3.00
Billy Dwyer Kilkenny 2-03 9 1 9.00
Jimmy Rooney Westmeath 2-03 9 4 2.25
Jack Conroy Laois 2-03 9 2 4.50
Tim Flood Wexford 2-03 9 2 4.50
Frankie Walsh Waterford 1-06 9 2 4.50
Achille Boothman Dublin 0-09 9 3 3.00
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Andy Doyle Wexford 4-02 14 Kilkenny
2 Christy Ring Cork 3-04 13 Waterford
3 Joe Gillane Galway 3-00 9 Tipperary
Paddy Croke Dublin 3-00 9 Wexford
Billy Dwyer Kilkenny 2-03 9 Wexford
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 0-09 9 Dublin
4 Oliver McGrath Wexford 2-02 8 Dublin
Tim Flood Wexford 2-02 8 Dublin
Donie Nealon Tipperary 2-02 8 Galway
John McGrath Westmeath 1-05 8 Offaly

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Munster final between Cork and Tipperary breaks all previous attendance records. An official crowd of 62,175 is the biggest ever attendance recorded at a sporting event outside of Croke Park in Dublin. An unofficial attendance, due to spectators storming the gates, meant that the crowd could have been as high as 70,000 or more. It remains a record for a Munster decider.

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).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.