1962 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1962 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 15 April 1962 - 2 September 1962
Teams 12
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Tipperary (19th win)
Captain Jimmy Doyle
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Wexford
Captain Billy Rackard
Provincial champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 12
Goals total 75 (6.25 per game)
Points total 215 (19.9 per game)
Top Scorer Jimmy Doyle (4-24)
Player of the Year Donie Nealon
All-Star Team See here
1961
1963

The 1962 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 76th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 15 April 1962 and ended on 2 September 1962.

Tipperary were the defending champions, and retained the championship after defeating Wexford by 3-10 to 2-11 in the All-Ireland final.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of twelve teams contested the 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 1956 1952-53
Dublin Blue and navy 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1950-51
Kilkenny Black and amber 1957 1959 1962-63
Laois Blue and white 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white 1940 1955 1946-47
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1961 1961 1960-61
Waterford White and blue 1959 1959
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1960 1960 1957-58

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

First round

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 4-24 36 4 9.00
2 Padge Kehoe Wexford 2-12 18 3 6.00
3 John Kiely Waterford 4-02 14 3 4.66
4 Ned Wheeler Wexford 3-04 13 3 4.33
5 Donie Nealon Tipperary 2-07 13 4 3.25
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-10 13 Waterford
2 M. McDonald Laois 3-01 10 Wexford
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 2-04 10 Limerick
3 Padge Kehoe Wexford 2-03 13 Laois
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-06 9 Limerick
Patsy Harte Cork 1-06 9 Waterford
4 John Kiely Waterford 2-01 7 Clare
Eamon Carey Limerick 2-01 7 Galway
Tom Moloughney Tipperary 2-01 7 Limerick
Liam Devaney Tipperary 2-01 7 Waterford
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-04 7 Dublin
Phil Grimes Waterford 1-04 7 Cork

Scoring[edit]

  • Widest winning margin: 20 points
    • Tipperary 5-14 - 2-3 Waterford (Munster final, 5 August 1962)
  • Most goals in a match: 8
    • Laois 4-5 - 4-3 Westmeath (Leinster quarter-final, 19 April 1962)
    • Wexford 5-14 - 3-6 Laois (Leinster semi-final, 8 July 1962)
  • Most points in a match: 26
    • Kilkenny 4-16 - 1-10 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 1 July 1962)
    • Cork 1-16 - 4-10 Waterford (Munster semi-final, 8 July 1962)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 5
    • Laois 5-8 - 2-1 Offaly (Leinster first round, 15 April 1962)
    • Wexford 5-14 - 3-6 Laois (Leinster semi-final, 8 July 1962)
    • Tipperary 5-13 - 2-4 Limerick (Munster semi-final replay, 22 August 1962)
    • Tipperary 5-14 - 2-3 Waterford (Munster final, 5 August 1962)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
    • Westmeath 4-3 - 4-5 Laois (Leinster quarter-final, 29 April 1962)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The All-Ireland final between Tipperary and Wexford becomes the first championship game to be broadcast live on Telefís Éireann.

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.