Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship
The Munster Hurling Intermediate Championship is an annual hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1961 for the strong hurling teams in the province of Munster in Ireland. In some cases the teams consist of players who are not on the senior squads for their county (thus in effect, they are a second team), or in others of players who are from junior or intermediate clubs. The competition was established to prevent the stronger counties from dominating the Munster Junior Hurling Championship.
The series of games are played during the summer months with the Munster final currently being played in July. The prize for the winning team is the Sweet Afton 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 All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship. The winners of the Munster final, like their counterparts in Leinster Championship, are rewarded by advancing directly to the latter stages of the All-Ireland series of games.
The title has been won at least once by all six Munster counties, four of which have won the title more than once. The all-time record-holders are Cork, who have won the competition 13 times.
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