1940 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

1940 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Teams 13
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Limerick (6th win)
Captain Mick Mackey
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Jim Langton
Provincial champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 15
Goals total 84 (5.6 per game)
Points total 162 (10.8 per game)
Top Scorer Ted O'Sullivan (7-0)
Jackie Power (5-6)
All-Star Team See here

The 1940 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 54th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The championship ended on 1 September 1940.

The championship was won by Limerick who secured the title following a 3-7 to 1-7 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 6th All-Ireland title, their first in four championship seasons.

Kilkenny were the defending champions.



A total of thirteen teams contested the championship, including all of the teams from the 1939 championship.

Team summaries

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932
Cork Red and white 1931 1931 1939-40
Dublin Navy and blue 1938 1938 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1922 1930-31
Kilkenny Black and amber 1939 1939 1932-33
Laois Blue and white 1915 1915
Limerick Green and white 1936 1936 1937-38
Meath Green and gold
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1937 1937 1927-28
Waterford Blue and white 1938
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1910 1918


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship



  1. "All-Ireland final 1940". Memory Lane Limerick. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
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