1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 19 September 1993
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Tommy Howard (Kildare)
Attendance 64,500

The 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 106th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Match summary[edit]

Derry took their first and only All-Ireland with a Séamus Downey goal. Cork's Tony Davis was sent off harshly.[1]


Red and White Shirts/Red shorts/Red Socks
1-14 - 2-08
(final score after 70 minutes)
Red shirts/White shorts/Red socks
Manager: Éamonn Coleman

Damien McCusker (GK)
Kieran McKeever
Tony Scullion
Fergal McCusker
Johnny McGurk
Henry Downey (Capt.)
Gary Coleman
Anthony Tohill
Brian McGilligan
Dermot Heaney
Damien Barton
Damien Cassidy
Joe Brolly
Seamus Downey
Enda Gormley

Dermot McNicholl
Éamonn Burns

1-09 - 1-06

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

15.30 BST
Sunday, September 19, 1993

Croke Park, Dublin


Tommy Howard

Match rules:
70 minutes.
Replay if scores still level.
Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Manager: Criostóir Ó Coileain

John Kerins (GK)
Brian Corcoran
Mark O'Connor
Niall Cahalane
Ciarán O'Sullivan
Steven O'Brien
Tony Davis
Shay Fahy
Teddy McCarthy
Don Davis
Joe Kavanagh
Barry Coffey
Colin Corkery
John O'Driscoll
Mick McCarthy

Danny Culloty

Henry Downey captained the victorious Derry team.[2]


Derry's manager that day was Eamonn Coleman. When Coleman died in 2007, the All-Ireland winning squad formed a guard of honour at his funeral.[3][4]

Cork player Joe Kavanagh, who also played in their 1999 defeat to Meath, would describe 1999 as being as bad as 1993.[5]


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ Campbell, John (14 August 2012). "Derry reach D-day over Brennan's future". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 14 August 2012. Lavey, managed by 1993 Derry All-Ireland winning skipper Henry Downey, looked as if they might take control as that goal kept them in touch at 1-5 to 1-4, but in the second-half Kilrea, with their forwards making the most of the scoring chances, ran away to win convincingly by 2-16 to 2-7. 
  3. ^ "Big turnout at Coleman's funeral". BBC Sport. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Former Derry manager Coleman dies after long illness". Irish Independent. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Brendan (1999). "Gutted Kavanagh says they simply under-achieved". Irish Examiner. 

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