1978 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1978 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates30 April - 3 September 1978
Teams15
All-Ireland champions
Winning teamCork (24th win)
CaptainCharlie McCarthy
ManagerFr. Bertie Troy
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamKilkenny
CaptainGer Henderson
ManagerFr. Tommy Maher
Provincial champions
MunsterCork
LeinsterKilkenny
UlsterNot Played
ConnachtNot Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played14
Goals total64 (4.5 per game)
Points total340 (24.2 per game)
Top ScorerLiam O'Brien (1-23)
Player of the YearJohn Horgan
All-Star TeamSee here
1977
1979

The 1978 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 92nd staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 30 April 1978 and ended on 3 September 1978.

Cork entered the championship as defending champions.

On 3 September 1978, Cork won the championship following a 1-15 to 2-8 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 24th All-Ireland title, their third championship in succession.

Kilkenny's Liam "Chunky" O'Brien was the championship's top scorer with 1-23. Cork's John Horgan was the choice for Hurler of the Year.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white 1946
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932 1977-78
Cork Red and white 1977 1977 1973-74
Dublin Navy and blue 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1922 1974-75
Kerry Green and gold 1891 1891
Kildare White
Kilkenny Black and amber 1975 1975 1975-76
Laois Blue and white 1915 1915
Limerick Green and white 1973 1974 1970-71
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1971 1971 1967-68
Waterford Blue and white 1959 1963 1962-63
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1968 1977 1972-73

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

First round

Quarter-final

11 June 1978 Quarter-finalOffaly3-19 – 2-10KildareO'Moore Park

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-final

Final

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Liam O'Brien Kilkenny 1-23 26 4 6.50
2 Ned Buggy Wexford 1-15 18 2 9.00
3 Billy Fitzpatrick Kilkenny 2-10 16 4 4.0
4 Colm Honan Clare 0-15 15 2 7.50
5 Charlie McCarthy Cork 0-14 14 3 4.66
6 Willie Fitzmaurice Limerick 4-0 12 2 6.00
Joe Connolly Galway 3-3 12 2 6.00
8 Seánie Kinsella Wexford 3-2 11 2 5.50
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Liam O'Brien Kilkenny 0-11 11 Offaly
2 Joe Connolly Galway 3-1 10 Antrim
Randall McDonnell Antrim 3-1 10 Galway
Seánie Kinsella Wexford 3-1 10 Dublin
Ned Buggy Wexford 1-7 10 Kilkenny
Frank Keenan Laois 1-7 10 Dublin
7 Willie Fitzmaurice Limerick 3-0 9 Clare
Colm Honan Clare 0-9 9 Limerick
9 Ned Buggy Wexford 0-8 8 Dublin
10 Mick Ryan Westmeath 2-1 7 Laois
Matt Ruth Kilkenny 2-1 7 Galway
Mossie Walsh Waterford 0-7 7 Kerry
Charlie McCarthy Cork 0-7 7 Kilkenny

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Cork retain the All-Ireland title for a third successive season. It is the fourth time in their history that they have achieved this feat and the first time since Cork in 1954 that a team has won three championships in succession.

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).
  • Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cork's three-in-a-row 70s hurling teams honoured". Hogan Stand website. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2013.