Munster Senior Hurling League

Munster Senior Hurling League
Current season or competition:
2016 Munster Senior Hurling League
Irish Sraith Shinsir Iomána na Mumhan
Code Hurling
Founded 2016
Region Munster (GAA)
Trophy Munster Senior Hurling League Trophy
Title holders Clare (1st title)
First winner Clare

The Munster Senior Hurling League is an annual hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 2016 for the top inter-county teams in the province of Munster in Ireland.

The series of games are played during January. The Munster Senior Hurling League is effectively a pre-season tournament. It allows teams to blood new players and to experiment prior to the opening of the National Hurling League.

Five teams currently participate in the Munster Senior Hurling League, however, six teams are actually eligible to participate. Participation or non-participation can be decided on an annual basis.[1]

Clare are the current champions.


The Munster Senior Hurling League format sees all teams play each other over five weekends and the two top teams contesting the final. It was agreed by the Munster Council to exclude third level teams from the league.


The following stadia are frequently used during the Munster Senior Hurling League:

Location Stadium Capacity
Limerick Gaelic Grounds 50,000
Killarney FitzGerald Stadium 43,000
Mallow Mallow GAA Complex 8,000
Sixmilebridge O'Garney Park 7,000
Kilmallock FitzGerald Park 4,000

List of finals

Year Team A Score Team B Score Venue Winning Captain(s) Winning Team
2016 Clare 0-18 Limerick 0-17 Gaelic Grounds Cian Dillon
Tony Kelly
A Fahy; J Browne, P O’Connor, P Flanagan; C Dillon, D McInerney, C Cleary; G O’Connell, D Reidy; P Duggan, C Ryan, D Fitzgerald; J Conlon, D Honan, B Duggan.
Subs: T Kelly, B Bolger, S Golden, C O’Connell.


  1. "Colleges excluded from Munster pre-season competitions". Hogan Stand. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. "Clare take Munster SHL title after tight tussle with Limerick". Irish Times. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
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