1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 14 April - 1 September 1957
Teams 14
All-Ireland champions
Winning team Kilkenny (14th win)
Captain Mickey Kelly
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Waterford
Captain Phil Grimes
Provincial champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Goals total 84 (6.00 per game)
Points total 216 (15.42 per game)
Top Scorer Mick Kenny (3-18)
All-Star Team See here

The 1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 71st staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 14 April 1957 and ended on 1 September 1957.

Wexford were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial campaign.[1] Kilkenny won the All-Ireland following a 4-10 to 3-12 defeat of Waterford.

Rule changes

Prior to the start of the championship the Galway county board put down a motion at the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) annual congress seeking immediate entry to the Leinster championship. Since 1922 Galway's hurlers had no competition in the Connacht championship and, as a result, they gained automatic entry to the All-Ireland semi-final every year. This format was seen as hindering the teams chances, however, by being included in the Leinster championship Galway could possibly have more competitive championship games every year. The motion at congress was eventually withdrawn and the existing format remained intact.


A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, including all of the teams that participated in the 1956 championship. Kerry returned to the championship after a prolonged absence.

Team summaries

Team Colours Grounds Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue Cusack Park 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white Cork Athletic Grounds 1954 1956 1952-53
Dublin Blue and navy Parnell Park 1938 1952 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1923 1950-51
Kerry Green and gold Austin Stack Park 1891 1891
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1947 1953 1932-33
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1949 1949
Limerick Green and white Gaelic Grounds 1940 1955 1946-47
Meath Green and yellow Páirc Tailteann
Offaly Green, white and gold St. Brendan's Park
Tipperary Blue and gold Semple Stadium 1951 1951 1956-57
Waterford White and blue Walsh Park 1948 1948
Westmeath Maroon and white Cusack Park
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1956 1956 1955-56


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Championship statistics





  1. "All-Ireland win 1956". Ask About Ireland website. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. Commins, Michael (26 August 2008). "Hurling and the Hollywood link". The Mayo News. Retrieved 21 October 2013.

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