Fennellys win in the generation game

TWO generations of the Fennelly family from Castlebanny, Ballyhale, captained Kilkenny to victory in NHL finals.

TWO generations of the Fennelly family from Castlebanny, Ballyhale, captained Kilkenny to victory in NHL finals.

Brothers Liam and Kevin skippered the county to success. They were followed by the next generation when Colin did so in 2013. Colin is son of Michael Fennelly (senior); brother of the former Hurler of the Year of the same name and newphew of Liam and Kevin.

1932-33: Kilkenny 3–8, Limerick 1–3 (capt: Eddie Doyle)

1946-47: Limerick 3–8, Kilkenny 1–7 (after replay)

1949-50: Tipperary 3–8, Kilkenny 1–10

1953-54: Tipperary 3–10, Kilkenny 1–4

1956-57: Tipperary 3–11, Kilkenny 2–7

1961-62: Kilkenny 1–16, Cork 1–8 (capt: Alfie Hickey)

1964-65: Tipperary 3–14, Kilkenny 2–8

1965-66: Kilkenny 10–15, New York 2–15 (capt: Jim Lynch)

Home final: Kilkenny 0–9, Tipperary 0–7

1966-67: Wexford 3–10, Kilkenny 1–9

1967-68: Tipperary 6–27, Kilkenny 4–22. Played in Gaelic Park

Home final: Tipperary 3–9, Kilkenny 1–13

1975-76: Kilkenny 0-16, Clare 2-10.

Replay: Kilkenny 6-14, Clare 1-14. (capt: Phil ‘Fan’ Larkin)

1976-77: Clare 2–8, Kilkenny 0–9

1977-78: Clare 3-10, Kilkenny 1-10

1981-82: Kilkenny 2–14, Wexford 1–11 (capt: Brian Cody)

1982-83: Kilkenny 2–14, Limerick 2–12 (capt: Liam Fennelly)

1985-86: Kilkenny 2–10, Galway 2–6 (capt: Frank Holohan)

1989-90: Kilkenny 0–19, New York 0–9. Played in Gaelic Park (capt: Kevin Fennelly)

Home final: Kilkenny 3-12, Wexford 1-10

1994-95: Kilkenny 2–12, Clare 0–9 (capt: Bill Hennessy)

2002: Kilkenny 2–15, Cork 2–14 (capt: Andy Comerford)

2003: Kilkenny 5–14, Tipperary 5–13 (capt: Charlie Carter)

2005: Kilkenny 3–20, Clare 0–15 (capt: Peter Barry)

2006: Kilkenny 3–11, Limerick 0–14 (capt: Jackie Tyrrell)

2007: Waterford 0–20, Kilkenny 0–18

2009: Kilkenny 2–26, Tipperary 4–17 (capt: Henry Shefflin)

2011: Dublin 0–22, Kilkenny 1–7

2012: Kilkenny 3-21, Cork 0–16 (capt: Eoin Larkin)

2013: Kilkenny 2-17, Tipperary 0–20 (capt: Colin Fennelly)