1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

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1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final
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Event1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Date13 September 1998
VenueCroke Park, Dublin
Man of the MatchBrian Whelahan
RefereeDickie Murphy (Wexford)
Attendance65,491
WeatherSunny
1997
1999

The 1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was the 111th All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 1998 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, an inter-county hurling tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The match was held at Croke Park, Dublin, on 13 September 1998, between Offaly and Kilkenny. It was the first all-Leinster All-Ireland final with victory going to Offaly on a score line of 2-16 to 1-13. It was the first time that a defeated team from the earlier rounds of the championship had come through to win the All-Ireland final.

Offaly2-16 – 1-13Kilkenny
B. Whelehan (1-6), J. Errity (1-2), J. Troy (0-3), M. Duignan (0-2), Joe Dooley (0-2), J. Pilkington (0-1). D. J. Carey (0-5), C. Carter (1-1), B. McEvoy (0-3), K. O'Shea (0-2), A. Comerford (0-1), P. Larkin (0-1).
Attendance: 65,491
Referee: D. Murphy (Wexford)
Offaly
Kilkenny
OFFALY:
GK 1 Stephen Byrne
RCB 2 Simon Whelahan
FB 3 Kevin Kinahan
LCB 4 Martin Hanamy
RWB 5 Brian Whelahan
CB 6 Hubert Rigney (c)
LWB 7 Kevin Martin
MD 8 Johnny Pilkington
MD 9 Johnny Dooley
RWF 10 Michael Duignan
CF 11 John Troy
LWF 12 Gary Hanniffy
RCF 13 Billy Dooley
FF 14 Joe Errity
LCF 15 Joe Dooley
Substitutes:
16 Paudie Mulhaire
17 Darren Hanniffy
18 John Ryan
KILKENNY:
GK 1 Joe Dermody
RCB 2 Tom Hickey (c)
FB 3 Pat O'Neill
LCB 4 Willie O'Connor
RWB 5 Michael Kavanagh
CB 6 Canice Brennan
LWB 7 Liam Keoghan
MD 8 Phil Larkin
MD 9 Peter Barry
RWF 10 D. J. Carey
CF 11 Andy Comerford
LWF 12 Brian McEvoy
RCF 13 Ken O'Shea
FF 14 P. J. Delaney
LCF 15 Charlie Carter
Substitutes:
16 Sean Ryan
17 Niall Moloney
18 John Costelloe