The Munster GAA Club Hurling Championship
is an annual hurling
competition organised by the Munster Council
of the Gaelic Athletic Association
since 1964 for the top hurling clubs in the province of Munster
. It is sponsored by Allied Irish Bank
and therefore officially known as the AIB Munster Club Hurling Championship
The series of games are played during the winter months with the Munster final currently being played in December. The prize for the winning team is the O'Neill Cup
. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series.
The Munster Championship is an integral part of the wider GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship
. The winners of the Munster final join the champions of Connacht
in the semi-final stages of the All-Ireland series of games.
Five clubs currently participate in the Munster Championship. The title has been won at least once by clubs representing five of the six Munster counties. Kerry
clubs hold the unwanted distinction of never having won the provincial title. The all-time record-holders are Blackrock
, who have won the competition 5 times. De La Salle
are the current champions.
The Munster Club Championship is a knockout tournament
with pairings drawn at random – there are no seeds
Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn there is a replay. Drawn replays are now settled with extra time
, however, if both... Read More