1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

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1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final
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Event 1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Date 13 September 1998
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Man of the Match Brian Whelahan
Referee Dickie Murphy (Wexford)
Attendance 65,491
Weather Sunny
1997
1999

The 1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was the 111th All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, an inter-county hurling tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The match was held at Croke Park, Dublin, on 13 September 1998, between Offaly and Kilkenny. It was the first all-Leinster All-Ireland final with victory going to Offaly on a score line of 2-16 to 1-13. It was the first time that a defeated team from the earlier rounds of the championship had come through to win the All-Ireland final.

Offaly 2-16 – 1-13 Kilkenny
B. Whelehan (1-6), J. Errity (1-2), J. Troy (0-3), M. Duignan (0-2), Joe Dooley (0-2), J. Pilkington (0-1). D. J. Carey (0-5), C. Carter (1-1), B. McEvoy (0-3), K. O'Shea (0-2), A. Comerford (0-1), P. Larkin (0-1).
Attendance: 65,491
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)
Offaly
Kilkenny
OFFALY:
GK 1 Stephen Byrne
RCB 2 Simon Whelahan
FB 3 Kevin Kinahan
LCB 4 Martin Hanamy
RWB 5 Brian Whelahan
CB 6 Hubert Rigney (c)
LWB 7 Kevin Martin
MD 8 Johnny Pilkington
MD 9 Johnny Dooley
RWF 10 Michael Duignan
CF 11 John Troy
LWF 12 Gary Hanniffy
RCF 13 Billy Dooley
FF 14 Joe Errity
LCF 15 Joe Dooley
Substitutes:
16 Paudie Mulhaire
17 Darren Hanniffy
18 John Ryan
KILKENNY:
GK 1 Joe Dermody
RCB 2 Tom Hickey (c)
FB 3 Pat O'Neill
LCB 4 Willie O'Connor
RWB 5 Michael Kavanagh
CB 6 Canice Brennan
LWB 7 Liam Keoghan
MD 8 Phil Larkin
MD 9 Peter Barry
RWF 10 D. J. Carey
CF 11 Andy Comerford
LWF 12 Brian McEvoy
RCF 13 Ken O'Shea
FF 14 P. J. Delaney
LCF 15 Charlie Carter
Substitutes:
16 Sean Ryan
17 Niall Moloney
18 John Costelloe