The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship is the most competitive hurling competition in the sport of hurling. Every single year since 1887 the top counties in the sport of hurling come together to compete for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The tournament is much smaller compared to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship The final is also held at Croke Park and both games sell out with over 80,000 people attending both finals. The hurling championship does not have as many teams competing for the title and there are only two provinces instead of four that qualify for the final which speaks to the popularity of hurling compared to football in Ireland.
There are only 16 teams that play for the final every single year with 10 coming from the Munster and Leinster provinces and 6 coming from the Joe McDonagh Cup. The title has only been won by 13 different teams with just 10 teams having more than one title. Kilkenny have the most All-Ireland Hurling titles of all time with 36 which explains why they choose not to compete in Gaelic football. Limerick won their first All-Ireland Hurling title in 45 years and their 8th overall which is an incredible feat. Look for Kilkenny to avenge their quarter-final loss to Limerick in 2019 and try to win their 37th title.