List of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winning managers

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This is a list of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winning managers. The term manager (or coach) only came into widespread use in the 1970s. Up until then hurling teams were usually run by selection panels. Sometimes they contained up to ten members, resulting in self-interest coming to the fore more often than not. All this changed with the appointment of a strong manager, surrounded by a small group of selectors.

Over the last thirty years Brian Cody of Kilkenny leads the way in terms of All-Ireland wins. He has guided his native county to seven championship titles in ten years. This culminated in the capturing of a famous four-in-a-row between 2006 and 2009. This feat has only been equaled once before, when Cork won four in a row from 1941 to 1944, but this was in a time when selection panels rather than individual managers looked after teams, making Cody's feat unequaled in the modern era.

Offaly is the only county that has won all of its All-Ireland titles under the management of a non-native. In 1981 and 1985 Dermot Healy, a native of Kilkenny, became the first ‘outsider’ manager when he guided Offaly to the All-Ireland titles. In 1994 Éamonn Cregan steered the county to victory over his native Limerick in the All-Ireland final. Four years later in 1998 Michael Bond took over from Michael ‘Babs’ Keating, another non-native, and guided Offaly to their fourth All-Ireland championship win.

By year[edit]

Year Winning coach(es) Team Score Opponent Losing coach(es) Sources
1980 Cyril Farrell Galway 2-15 : 3-9 Limerick Noel Drumgoole [1]
1981 Dermot Healy Offaly 2-12 : 0-15 Galway Cyril Farrell [1]
1982 Pat Henderson Kilkenny 3-18 : 1-13 Cork Gerald McCarthy [2]
1983 Pat Henderson (2) Kilkenny 2-14 : 2-12 Cork Johnny Clifford [2]
1984 Justin McCarthy
Fr. Michael O'Brien
Cork 3-16 : 1-12 Offaly Dermot Healy [3]
1985 Dermot Healy Offaly 2-11 : 1-12 Galway Cyril Farrell [1]
1986 Johnny Clifford Cork 4-13 : 2-15 Galway Cyril Farrell [4]
1987 Cyril Farrell (2) Galway 1-12 : 0-9 Kilkenny Pat Henderson [1]
1988 Cyril Farrell (3) Galway 1-15 : 0-14 Tipperary Michael 'Babs' Keating [1]
1989 Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary 4-24 : 3-9 Antrim Jim Nelson
1990 Fr. Michael O'Brien (2) Cork 5-15 : 2-21 Galway Cyril Farrell [1][3]
1991 Michael 'Babs' Keating (2) Tipperary 1-16 : 0-15 Kilkenny Ollie Walsh [4]
1992 Ollie Walsh Kilkenny 3-10 : 1-12 Cork Fr. Michael O'Brien [5]
1993 Ollie Walsh (2) Kilkenny 2-17 : 1-15 Galway Cyril Farrell [5]
1994 Éamonn Cregan Offaly 3-16 : 2-13 Limerick Tom Ryan
1995 Ger Loughnane Clare 1-13 : 2-8 Offaly Éamonn Cregan [6]
1996 Liam Griffin Wexford 1-13 : 0-14 Limerick Tom Ryan
1997 Ger Loughnane (2) Clare 0-20 : 2-13 Tipperary Len Gaynor [6]
1998 Michael Bond Offaly 2-16 : 1-13 Kilkenny Kevin Fennelly
1999 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 0-13 : 0-12 Kilkenny Brian Cody
2000 Brian Cody Kilkenny 5-15 : 1-14 Offaly Pat Fleury [7]
2001 Nicky English Tipperary 2-18 : 2-15 Galway Noel Lane [8][4]
2002 Brian Cody (2) Kilkenny 2-20 : 0-19 Clare Cyril Lyons [9]
2003 Brian Cody (3) Kilkenny 1-14 : 1-11 Cork Dónal O'Grady [9]
2004 Dónal O'Grady Cork 0-17 : 0-9 Kilkenny Brian Cody
2005 John Allen Cork 1-21 : 1-16 Galway Conor Hayes [10]
2006 Brian Cody (4) Kilkenny 1-16 : 1-13 Cork John Allen [9]
2007 Brian Cody (5) Kilkenny 2-19 : 1-15 Limerick Richie Bennis [9]
2008 Brian Cody (6) Kilkenny 3-30 : 1-13 Waterford Davy FitzGerald
2009 Brian Cody (7) Kilkenny 2-22 : 0-23 Tipperary Liam Sheedy [9]
2010 Liam Sheedy Tipperary 4-17 : 1-18 Kilkenny Brian Cody
2011 Brian Cody (8) Kilkenny 2-17 : 1-16 Tipperary Declan Ryan [9]
2012 Brian Cody (9) Kilkenny 3-22 : 3-11 Galway Anthony Cunningham [9][4]
2013 Davy Fitzgerald Clare 5-16 : 3-16 Cork Jimmy Barry-Murphy
2014 Brian Cody (10) Kilkenny 2-17 : 2-14 Tipperary Eamon O'Shea [9]
2015 Brian Cody (11) Kilkenny 1-22 : 1-18 Galway Anthony Cunningham [9]
2016 Michael Ryan Tipperary 2-29 : 2-20 Kilkenny Brian Cody [11]
2017 Micheál Donoghue Galway 0-26 : 2-17 Waterford Derek McGrath [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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