1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (24th win)
Captain Denis "Ogie" Moran
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Down
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
Player of the Year Pat Spillane (Kerry)
1977
1979

The 1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was played from May to September, 1978. After Dublin winning back-to-back titles in 1976 & 1977, Kerry stormed back to win the 1978 Championship, thrashing Dublin in the final by 17 points. It was also the start of Kerry's unprecedented "Four In A Row" of All-Ireland titles.

Results[edit]

Connacht[edit]

21 May 1978
Quarter-Final
Sligo 4-13 – 2-10 London

28 May 1978
Quarter-Final
Mayo 2-18 – 1-8 Leitrim

11 June 1978
Semi-Final
Galway 1-11 – 1-8 Sligo

18 June 1978
Semi-Final
Roscommon 1-12 – 1-9 Mayo

9 July 1978
Final
Roscommon 2-7 – 0-9 Galway
Galway
Attendance: 17,000

Leinster[edit]

30 July 1978
Final
Dublin 1-17 – 1-6 Kildare

Munster[edit]

18 June 1978
Semi-Final
Kerry 4-27 – 2-8 Waterford

18 June 1978
Semi-Final
Cork 3-16 – 1-11 Clare

16 July 1978
Final
Kerry 3-14 – 3-7 Cork

Ulster[edit]

21 May 1978
Quarter-Final
Antrim 4-6 – 2-4 Monaghan

28 May 1978
Preliminary Round
Derry 3-12 – 0-7 Donegal

11 June 1978
Quarter-Final
Armagh 0-9 – 0-16 Cavan

11 June 1978
Quarter-Final
Down 0-14 – 2-7 Fermanagh

18 June 1978
Quarter-Final
Derry 3-11 – 0-9 Tyrone

2 July 1978
Semi-Final
Down 1-14 – 2-8 Derry

9 July 1978
Semi-Final
Cavan 2-13 – 1-10 Antrim

23 July 1978
Final
Down 2-19 – 2-12 Cavan
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Attendance: 27,600

All-Ireland[edit]

13 August 1978
Semi-Final
Kerry 3-11 - 0-8 Roscommon

20 August 1978
Semi-Final
Dublin 1-16 - 0-8 Down

16 September 1978
Final
Kerry 5-11 - 0-9 Dublin