GAA All-Ireland SHC Senior Hurling Championship All-Ireland Finals 1987

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Results

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship SHC All-Ireland Finals 1987

Match Day All-Ireland Quarter-Final
(All-Ireland Quarter-Final)
3-14 (23) - 1-15 (18)
GAA All-Ireland SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Antrim vs London

Match Day All-Ireland Semi-Finals
(All-Ireland Semi-Finals)
3-20 (29) - 2-17 (23)
GAA All-Ireland SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Galway vs Tipperary

(All-Ireland Semi-Finals)
2-18 (24) - 2-11 (17)
GAA All-Ireland SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Kilkenny vs Antrim

Match Day All-Ireland SHC Final
(All-Ireland SHC Final)
1-12 (15) - 0-9 (9)
GAA All-Ireland SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Galway vs Kilkenny

Match Day First Round
(First Round)
2-18 (24) - 1-13 (16)
Leinster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Offaly vs Dublin

(First Round)
4-20 (32) - 4-5 (17)
Leinster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Kilkenny vs Westmeath

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)
3-20 (29) - 2-15 (21)
Leinster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Kilkenny vs Wexford

(Semi-Finals)
1-16 (19) - 0-13 (13)
Leinster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Offaly vs Laois

Match Day Leinster SHC Final
(Leinster SHC Final)
2-14 (20) - 0-17 (17)
Leinster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Kilkenny vs Offaly

Match Day First Round
(First Round)
2-15 (21) - 1-14 (17)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Limerick vs Waterford

(First Round)
1-21 (24) - 2-6 (12)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Tipperary vs Kerry

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)
1-13 (16) - 1-13 (16)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Clare vs Tipperary

(Semi-Finals)
3-11 (20) - 3-11 (20)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Cork vs Limerick

Match Day Semi-Final Replays
(Semi-Final Replays)
4-17 (29) - 0-8 (8)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Tipperary vs Clare

(Semi-Final Replays)
3-14 (23) - 0-10 (10)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Cork vs Limerick

Match Day Munster SHC Final
(Munster SHC Final)
1-18 (21) - 1-18 (21)
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Tipperary vs Cork

Match Day Munster SHC Final Replay
(Munster SHC Final Replay)
4-22 (34) - 1-22 (25) AET
Munster GAA SHC Senior Hurling Championship

Tipperary vs Cork

Recap

Galway ended an agonizing sequence of two All-Ireland Final defeats in two years by defeating Kilkenny 1-12 to 0-9 in a tense and low-scoring All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (SHC) Final at Croke Park on 6th of September 1987. [Reference: 23]

The All-Ireland Finals series had begun in Casement Park, Antrim where London, the British Provincial Champions and All-Ireland Senior Hurling B Champions had put up a brave fight against the Ulster representatives, who had no opposition in the Championship prior to meeting the exiles. Antrim eventually prevailed 3-14 to 1-15 [Reference: 20].

Likewise, Galway, with no opposition at this level in Connacht, were playing their first game of the Championship when they defeated surprise Munster Champions Tipperary in the Semi-Finals by 3-20 to 2-17 [Reference: 21]. Antrim were not the pushover that was expected against Kilkenny in the Semi-Finals in what was turning out to be an entertaining and highly competitive Championship [Reference: 22]. Kilkenny eventually saw off the gallant Ulster county 2-18 to 2-11, before succumbing to the Tribesmen in the All-Ireland Final. [Reference: 22-23]

About the GAA All-Ireland SHC Finals 1987

The 1987 GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (SHC) Finals featured the Provincial Champions of Leinster (Kilkenny) and Munster (Tipperary) as well as Galway (the sole Connacht representatives at this level); and in a Quarter-Final Qualifying game Antrim (the sole Ulster representatives at this level) versus London (the winners of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling B Championship) in a single elimination (knockout) Championship for the Liam McCarthy Cup. The SHC was at the time, and still is, the highest level Hurling Inter-County Competition in Ireland. [References: 19-23]

References

[19] GAA All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final Galway v Tipperary Programme. 9 August 1987. pg. 6, 8, 9, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39.

[20] Anon. (1987) “London Blitzed” Irish Independent. Monday, July 20, 1987. pg. 13. Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ [Accessed 18 March 2022]

[21] Donal Keenan (1987) “Galway grab the spoils in Titanic tussle” Irish Independent. Monday, August 10, 1987. pg. 12. Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ [Accessed 18 March 2022]

[22] Paddy Hickey (1987) “Antrim’s gallant bid” Irish Independent. Monday, August 17, 1987. pg. 10. Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ [Accessed 18 March 2022]

[23] Anon. (1987) “Galway agony over” Irish Independent. Monday, September 7, 1987. pg. 15. Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ [Accessed 18 March 2022

Crest references

[1] Galway GAA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, `February 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/GalwayGAAOfficial/photos/a.304582009580320/3843070445731441/ [Accessed 27 January 2022][Actual Crest Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/154645754_3843070455731440_5679092197977740786_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=wmFtrh8kfCcAX9Z0Aue&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8qcV-MbwVF9kP4-HwyLyXn8v5qvMYdcgnxaQLSgN0zCA&oe=6215FE9C [Accessed 27 January 2022]

[8] Seeklogo (2021) kilkenny-gaa-logo-8C142E60F2-seeklogo.com [Internet] Available from: http://seeklogo.com/images/K/kilkenny-gaa-logo-8C142E60F2-seeklogo.com.gif [Accessed 27 June 2021]

[23] Tipperary GAA (2021) tipperary-crest [Internet] Available from: https://tipperary.gaa.ie/wp-content/themes/c_and_c_tipperary/img/tipperary-crest.png [Accessed 27 June 2021]

[24] Antrim GAA (2021) antrim-crest [Internet] Available from: https://www.antrim.gaa.ie/images/antrim-crest.png [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[34] London GAA (2019) London GAA Crest [Internet] Available from: http://londongaa.org/wp-content/themes/realsoccer-v1-03/assets/images/logo.png [Accessed 30 August 2019]

GAA Crest Reference

[100] Wikipedia (2020) Gaelic_Athletic_Association [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ga/a/ad/Gaelic_Athletic_Association.png [Accessed 11 November 2020]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Anton “Pippo” O’Grady and Decy Maher

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