All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship
|GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship|
Current season or competition:|
2015–16 All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship
|Irish||Craobh Shóisireach Iomáint Chlub na hÉireann|
|No. of teams||5|
|Title holders||Glenmore (1st title)|
|First winner||Ballinhassig (1 title)|
|Sponsors||Allied Irish Banks (AIB)|
The All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship is an annual inter-county club hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) since 2002-03 for eligible hurling clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their county club championships.
The final, usually held in early February, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the winter months, and the results determine which county's team receives the cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series. In the present format, it begins in October with provincial championships held in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, with the four respective champions contesting the subsequent All-Ireland series with the Warwickshire champions.
No team has ever won the championship on more than one occasion. Kilkenny clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (7 wins), followed by Cork (4 wins). The championship has been won by 12 different clubs. The reigning champions are Glenmore, who secured the title after defeating Eoghan Rua by 2-08 to 0-12 in the 2016 final.
The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship features five teams in the final tournament. A number of teams contest the four provincial junior club championships with the four respective champions, and the Warwickshire champions, automatically qualifying for the All-Ireland series.
List of finals
|Year||Winners||County||Score||Runners-up||County||Score||Venue||Winning Captain||Winning Team|
|2003||Ballinhassig||Cork||4-15||Blacks and Whites||Kilkenny||1-6||Walsh Park||M Coleman; D Healy, B O'Sullivan, S McCarthy; J Holland, B Lombard, J Ahern; J O'Sullivan, P Lombard; J Mullaney, D O'Sullivan, D Dinneen; T Coleman, M Ahern, D Duggan. Subs: F O'Leary, B Coleman, D Lombard, C Coughlan.|
|2005||Galmoy||Kilkenny||2-18||Oran||Roscommon||0-9||Semple Stadium||L Drennan; P Doyle, B Lonergan, C Doherty; P Delaney, M Brennan, Niall Doherty; B Doherty, D Doyle; D Gray, M Phelan, Noel Doherty; P Russell, K Lonergan, A Gray. Subs: P Brennan, D Delaney for, G Doherty, B Delaney, L Doherty.|
|2006||Fr. O'Neill's||Cork||2-16||Erin's Own||Carlow||2-10||Croke Park||Ger Holland|
|2007||Danesfort||Kilkenny||2-16||Clooney Gaels||Antrim||2-8||Croke Park||Tony Woodcock|
|2008||Conahy Shamrocks||Kilkenny||0-19||Moyle Rovers||Tipperary||1-9||Croke Park||Eoin Murphy|
|2009||Dripsey||Cork||2-15||Tullogher-Rosbercon||Kilkenny||0-18||Croke Park||Diarmuid O'Riordan|
|2010||Blackrock||Limerick||1-18||Naomh Colum Cille||Tyrone||0-9||Croke Park||Brendan Hennessy|
|2011||Meelin||Cork||0-12||John Locke's||Kilkenny||1-5||Croke Park||Jerry Forrest|
|2012||St. Patrick's, Ballyraggett||Kilkenny||1-13||Charleville||Cork||1-12||Croke Park||Kieran Delaney|
|2013||Thomastown||Kilkenny||2-17||Fullen Gaels||Lancashire/Warwickshire||2-14||Croke Park||Jonjo Farrell|
|2014||Creggan Kickhams||Antrim|| 1-11
|Cusack Park||Stephen Colgan||B Prenter; B Maguire, A Maguire, D Carey; F McCauley, T McCann, M Johnson; R McCann, A McKeown; K Rice, O McCann, J Carey; C Small, S Maguire, C McCann. Subs: M Nelson, D McCann.|
|2015||Bennettsbridge||Kilkenny||3-19||Fullen Gaels||Lancashire/Warwickshire||1-8||Croke Park||Robert Lennon||E Cleere; J Moran, R Lennon, S Wemyss; J Cleere, E Morrissey, A Cleere; D Wafer, K Blanchfield; N Cleere, S Morrissey, C Wafer; L Blanchfield, B Lannon, H O’Neill. Subs: Paul O’Neill, M Shiel, Patrick O’Neill, W Murphy, E Fitzgerald.|
|2016||Glenmore||Kilkenny||2-8||Eoghan Rua||Derry||0-12||Croke Park||Philip Roche||D Aylward; S Duggan, F Freyne, S Doherty; P Roche, R Mullally, M Phelan; S Murphy, D Aylward; J Cody, E Murphy, E Vereker; A Murphy, M Phelan, M Aylward. Subs: L Hennessy, B Doherty, D Croke.|
|County||Wins||Years won||Runners up|
|1||Kilkenny||7||2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016||2003, 2009, 2012|
|2||Cork||4||2003, 2006, 2009, 2011||2012|
- Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship
- Leinster Junior Club Hurling Championship
- Connacht Junior Club Hurling Championship
- Ulster Junior Club Hurling Championship
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- All Ireland club JHC final: Ballyragget come out on top
- "All-Ireland club JHC final: Thomastown hold on". Hogan Stand. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- "Club JHC final replay: Creggan succeed at second attempt". Hogan Stand. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
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- "Glenmore dash Eoghan Rua's dreams at Croke Park". Irish Times. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.