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The 2009 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 123rd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The draw for the 2000 fixtures took place on 8 October 2008; the championship began on 30 May 2009 and ended on 6 September 2009. Kilkenny were the defending champions. Antrim and Galway joined the Leinster Championship for the first time. On 6 September 2009, Kilkenny won the championship following a 2-22 to 0-23 defeat of Tipperary in the All-Ireland final; this was their 32nd All-Ireland title overall, their 7th championship of the decade and a record-equalling fourth All-Ireland title in-a-row. Galway's Joe Canning was the championship's top scorer with 3-46. Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh won Hurler of the Year. Due to a lack of competition in their own respective provinces and Galway pushed for entry to the Leinster Championship. At a special meeting of Congress on 4 October 2008, delegates voted to include Galway and Antrim in a restructured Leinster Championship on a trial basis for three years.
Dublin and Offaly spoke against the move, when put to a vote 80% of delegates voted in favour. A total of 12 teams competed in the championship, including all of the teams from the 2008 championship. There were no new entrants. On 3 August 2008, Westmeath won the Christy Ring Cup for the second year in succession, there was no promotion mechanism for them to join the top flight; the format of the 2009 championship was different from previous years. Firstly, Galway have had no opposition in the Connacht Senior Hurling Championship since 2004. Due to this it was decided at a special meeting of the GAA's congress for Galway to join the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship for a three-year trial period, starting with the 2009 championship. Antrim, being the only Tier 1 team in the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship participated in the Leinster Championship on a three-year trial period. Antrim competed in the Ulster Championship, run as a separate tournament to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship.
12 counties participated in Tier 1 of the 2009 Championship. These teams were as follows: Leinster: Antrim, Galway, Laois and Wexford Munster: Clare, Limerick, WaterfordProvincial Championships The Munster championship was played as usual with five teams; the Leinster championship proceeded as usual, except for the addition of both Antrim and Galway, bringing the total number of competing teams to seven. The Leinster and Munster champions advanced directly to the All-Ireland semi-finals. All-Ireland Qualifiers The qualifiers gave teams defeated in the provincial championships another chance at winning the All-Ireland. Phase 1: the three Leinster quarter-finalists and the Munster quarter-finalist play off. Phase 2: the two Leinster semi-finalists and two Munster semi-finalists play off. Phase 3: The four winners of Phase 1 and Phase 2 games meet in Phase 3; the two Phase 3 winners advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals. All-Ireland Series Quarter-finals: The defeated Munster and Leinster finalists played the winners of the Phase 3 qualifiers.
Semi-finals: The Munster and Leinster champions played the winners of the quarter-finals. Promotion/Relegation Promotion and relegation between Tier 1 and Tier 2 was in operation in the 2009 championship; the defeated team in the Round 2 match of the Relegation playoffs was demoted to the 2010 Christy Ring Cup, to be replaced by the winners of the 2009 Christy Ring Cup. It was intended to hold a relegation playoff between Antrim and Wexford, but instead it was decided to allow both compete in the 2010 championship. First goal of the championship: Stephen Banville for Wexford against Offaly Last goal of the championship: Martin Comerford for Kilkenny against Tipperary First hat-trick of the championship: Niall Healy for Galway against Laois Widest winning margin: 27 points Galway 5-29: 0-17 Laois Most goals in a match: 8 Tipperary 6-19: 2-7 Limerick Most points in a match: 46 Galway 5-29: 0-17 Laois Most goals by one team in a match: 6 Tipperary 6-19: 2-7 Limerick Most goals scored by a losing team: 3 Galway 3-13: 2-20 Kilkenny Waterford 3-15: 2-23 Kilkenny Most points scored by a losing team: 23 Tipperary 0-23: 2-22 Kilkenny The following players played their last game in the 2009 championship: All-Ireland Hurling Championship Results Official GAA Website RTÉ Sport Website Hurling Statistics
Åkrogen is an urban, public beach and park in the northern parts of Aarhus, Denmark. Åkrogen is situated in both the neighborhood of Risskov and the suburb of Egå on the Bay of Aarhus at Egå Marina. The beach park is divided by the marina in a northern section. Kalø Vig and Helgenæs is in the east and a bit inland to the west is the lake of Egå Engsø; the beach itself is slim, between 10 and 12 metres wide, with a beachline stretching for some 850 metres at the southern section and 440 metres in the northern section. It is coarse sandy beach with gravel and several coastal protections composed of rows of boulders extending into the sea. A few short stretches of the beach are broader with white sand; the waters are shallow with a sandy bottom and reach a depth of 2 metres some 250 metres from the coast. Saline content is 20-35‰ and there's a weak northbound current. Åkrogen is a popular beach for kitsurfers due to the shallow waters and brisk winds. Each beach section is equipped with a 20 metres jetty extending into the sea, from which small watercrafts can be landed or launched.
The Canadian newspaper "The Globe and Mail" voted Åkrogen one of the 10 best beaches in the world in 2008. The beach is maintained in conjunction with two park areas north of the Egå Marina; the southern section is situated along the Egå river. Both park sections comprise large grassy areas and rows of bushes, designed to provide windbreaks and limited privacy for beachgoers and sunbathers; the grass extends to the beach itself, providing enough room to fly kites or play team sports and there is a playground for children. The park lies at end of the cul-de-sac Åkrogs Strandvej, which culminates in a parking lot with room for some 20 cars and a parking space for the public buses that serve the area. Buses run from central Aarhus and the university to the bus stops in the area. Danish National Cycle Route 5 runs along the coast of eastern Jutland from Odder Municipality to central Aarhus, passing the Docklands, before it leads north past Den Permanente and Bellevue Beach; the route reach Åkrogen and continue further north.
It's possible to walk along the coast most of the way from Riis Skov and Egå marina lies 500 metres north of the beach, providing access by sea for larger boats and ships. Åkrogen is not a Blue Flag beach and there are no life guards in either summer or winter but both the south and north sections has a safety station with a lifesaver and the entire park is located in a populated area. Aarhus Municipality tests the water for bacteria and algae and rates all beaches on a yearly basis. In 2014 and 2015 the beach received the highest possible 3/3 rating; the Egå river empties south of the Egå Marina and swimming is prohibited here and some 200 metres south. Warning signs signals the restricted beach stretch. Stadsarkitektens kontor: Lokalplan nr. 684, Aarhus Municipality. The local plan for the area. Arkitema: Åkrogen. A building project by the beach. Aarhus Kommune: Åkrogen - bynær strand