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2022 GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final – Clare v Kilkenny

July 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Clare will play Kilkenny in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 2nd at 5:30pm in Croke Park.


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They meet in the championship for the first time since the 2006 All-Ireland semi-final which Kilkenny won by 8 points. Kilkenny last reached the All-Ireland final in 2019 while Clare were last there in 2013.

While Kilkenny are Leinster champions, they have lost more games than Clare, losing to Galway and Wexford in the Leinster ‘round robin’, while Clare’s only defeat came after extra-time against Limerick in the Munster final.


PATHS TO THE SEMI-FINAL – CLARE
Clare 3-21 Tipperary 2-16 (Munster SHC)
Clare 0-28 Cork 2-20 (Munster SHC)
Clare 0-24 Limerick 1-21 (Munster SHC)
Clare 3-31 Waterford 2-22 (Munster SHC)
Limerick 1-29 Clare 0-29 aet (Munster final)
Clare 1-24 Wexford 3-14 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
Played 6, Won 4, Drew 1, Lost 1

TOP SCORERS – CLARE
Tony Kelly…………1-50 (0-24 frees, 1-0 pen, 0-1 s/l)
David Fitzgerald….2-15
Peter Duggan…….1-22 (0-11 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’, 0-2 s/l)
Ryan Taylor………..0-12
Shane O’Donnell……0-11
Ian Galvin……………..1-8

PATHS TO THE SEMI-FINAL – KILKENNY
Kilkenny 5-23 Westmeath 1-19 (Leinster SHC)
Kilkenny 2-34 Laois 1-14 (Leinster SHC)
Galway 1-24 Kilkenny 3-17 (Leinster SHC)
Kilkenny 3-25 Dublin 0-17 (Leinster SHC)
Wexford 1-22 Kilkenny 1-18 (Leinster SHC)
Kilkenny 0-22 Galway 0-17 (Leinster final)
Played 6, Won 4, Lost 2

TOP SCORERS – KILKENNY
TJ Reid………………2-46 (0-35 frees, 0-3 ‘65s’)
Adrian Mullen…….0-20
Eoin Cody…………..2-11
Austin Murphy……..0-15 (0-10 frees)
Walter Walsh……….1-10

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS
2006: Kilkenny 2-21 Clare 1-16 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2004: Kilkenny 1-11 Clare 0-9 (All-Ireland quarter-final – replay)
2004: Kilkenny 1-13 Clare 1-13 (All-Ireland quarter-final)
2002: Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 0-19 (All-Ireland final)
1999: Kilkenny 2-14 Clare 1-13 (All-Ireland semi-final)

LAST FIVE ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINALS – KILKENNY
2021: Cork 1-37 Kilkenny 1-32 (aet)
2020: Waterford 2-27 Kilkenny 2-23
2019: Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17
2016: Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17 (replay)
2016: Kilkenny 1-21 Waterford 0-24 (draw)

LAST FIVE ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINALS – CLARE
2018: Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13 (replay)
2018: Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 aet (draw)
2013: Clare 1-22 Limerick 0-18
2006: Kilkenny 2-21 Clare 1-16
2005: Cork 0-16 Clare 0-15


  • This will be the 22nd time that Brian Cody has led Kilkenny into the All-Ireland semi-final since taking over as manager for the 1999 season. They have won 16, drawn one and lost four of the previous 21. The four defeats were against Galway in 2001 and 2005, Waterford in 2020 and Cork last year. The draw was against Waterford in 2016. The only years Kilkenny didn’t qualify for semi-finals in the Cody years were 2018-2017-2013.
  • This will be the eighth championship meetings between Clare and Kilkenny, with the Cats having won five to Clare’s one and one draw from the previous seven. Clare’s only win came in the 1997 All-Ireland semi-final.
  • Their last competitive clash was in last year’s Allianz League when Clare won by four points (4-20 to 1-25).

    WHO DOES BEST: PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS OR QUARTER-FINAL WINNERS?

    It’s 28-22 in wins for provincial winners over All-Ireland quarter-final winners in the semi-final since the hurling championship exited the straight knock-out system in 1997. There were also two draws.

    Leinster winners have fared much better in semi-finals than their Munster counterparts. Leinster champions have won 17, lost eight and drawn two; Munster champions have won 11, lost 14 and drawn two.

    Munster champions went through a particularly bad spell between 2012 and 2019 when they lost seven and won one of eight All-Ireland semi-finals. Tipperary (2016) were the only winners. Tipperary (2012-2015), Cork (2014-2017-2018), Limerick (2013-2019) all lost.

    Limerick won their last two All-Ireland semi-finals (2020-2021) as Munster winners. Kilkenny lost their last two semi-finals (2020-2021) as Leinster winners.

  • Details

    Date:
    July 2
    Time:
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Venue

    Croke Park

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