2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 6 May - 23 September 2012
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Donegal (2nd win)
Captain Michael Murphy
Manager Jim McGuinness
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Mayo
Captain David Clarke
Manager James Horan
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Donegal
Connacht Mayo
Championship statistics
No. matches played 36
Goals total 48 (1.33 per game)
Points total 904 (25.11 per game)
Top Scorer Colm McFadden (4-32)
Player of the Year Karl Lacey (Donegal)
2011
2013

The 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 126th edition of the GAA's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament, played between 31 counties of Ireland (excluding Kilkenny who only take part in the hurling championship), London and New York.[1] The 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final took place at Croke Park on 23 September 2012, with Donegal emerging victorious. They beat Kerry in the quarter-final, widely considered the game of the Championship.[2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 33 teams contested the championship, including 31 teams from Ireland as well as London and New York. As with previous years Kilkenny decided not to field a team.

Referees[edit]

Ahead of the 2012 Championship, three referees joined the panel: Conor Lane of Banteer, Martin Higgins of Fermanagh and Barry Cassidy of Derry.[3]

2012 Championship referees' panel

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Antrim Belfast Casement Park 32,500
Armagh Armagh Athletic Grounds 19,500
Carlow Carlow Dr. Cullen Park 21,000
Cavan Cavan Kingspan Breffni Park 32,000
Clare Ennis Cusack Park 14,864
Cork Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 43,550
Derry Derry Celtic Park 22,000
Donegal Ballybofey MacCumhail Park 12,500
Down Newry Páirc Esler 20,000
Dublin Dublin Parnell Park 13,500
Fermanagh Enniskillen Brewster Park 20,000
Galway Galway Pearse Stadium 26,197
Kerry Killarney Fitzgerald Stadium 43,180
Kildare Newbridge St. Conleth's Park 6,200
Laois Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada 9,331
Limerick Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,866
London Ruislip Emerald GAA Grounds 5,000
Longford Longford Pearse Park 10,000
Louth Drogheda Drogheda Park 7,000
Mayo Castlebar McHale Park 42,000
Meath Navan Páirc Tailteann 10,000
Monaghan Clones St. Tiernach's Park 36,000
New York Kingsbridge, Bronx Gaelic Park 2,000
Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Roscommon Roscommon Dr. Hyde Park 18,500
Sligo Sligo Markievicz Park 18,558
Tipperary Thurles Semple Stadium 53,500
Tyrone Omagh Healy Park 26,500
Waterford Waterford Walsh Park 17,000
Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 11,000
Wexford Wexford Wexford Park 20,000
Wicklow Aughrim O'Byrne Park 10,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Colours Sponsor Captain Manager Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white Creagh Concrete Aodhán Gallagher Liam Bradley 1951
Armagh Orange and white Morgan Fuels Ciarán McKeever Paddy O'Rourke 2002 2008 2005
Carlow Red, green and yellow Dan Morrissey Shane Redmond Luke Dempsey 1944
Cavan Blue and white Kingspan Pádraic O'Reilly Val Andrews 1952 1997 1950
Clare Saffron and blue Pat O'Donnell Alan Clohessy Michael McDermott 1992
Cork Red and white O2 Graham Canty Conor Counihan 2010 2012 2012
Derry Red and white Specialist Joinery Group Paddy Bradley John Brennan 1993 1998 2008
Donegal Green and yellow Donegal Creameries Michael Murphy Jim McGuinness 2012 2012 2007
Down Red and black Canal Court Hotel Ambrose Rogers James McCartan, Junior 1994 1994 1983
Dublin Blue and navy Vodafone Bryan Cullen Pat Gilroy 2011 2012 1993
Fermanagh Green and white Tracey Concrete Ryan McCluskey Peter Canavan
Galway Maroon and white Health Care West Finian Hanley Alan Mulholland 2001 2008 1981
Kerry Green and gold Kerry Group Colm Cooper Jack O'Connor 2009 2011 2009
Kildare White Tegal Johnny Doyle Kieran McGeeney 1928 2000
Laois Blue and white MW Hire Group Kevin Meaney Justin McNulty 2003 1986
Leitrim Green and gold Bush Hotel Oaddy Maguire Mickey Moran 1994
Limerick Green and white Sporting Limerick Ger Collins Maurice Horan 1896 1996
London Green and white Seán McVeigh Paul Coggins
Longford Blue and gold Glennon Paul Barden Glenn Ryan 1968
Louth Red and white McCabe Mark Brennan Peter Fitzpatrick 1957 1957
Mayo Green and red Elverys Sports Andy Moran James Horan 1951 2012 2001
Meath Green and gold Comer Group Shane McAnarney Séamus McEnaney 1999 2010 1994
Monaghan Blue and white Invester Darren Hughes Eamonn McEneaney 1988 1985
New York Red, white and blue Premium Sports Connie Molloy
Offaly Green, white and gold Carrol Cuisine Brian Darby Gerry Cooney 1982 1997 1998
Roscommon Blue and primrose Mayo Roscommon Hospice Geoffrey Claffey Des Newton 1944 2010 1979
Sligo Black and white Radisson Hotel and Spa Ross Donovan Kevin Walsh 2007
Tipperary Blue and gold Škoda Philip Austin Peter Creedon 1920 1935
Tyrone White and Red Target Express Stephen O'Neill Mickey Harte 2008 2010 2008
Waterford Blue and white 3 John A. Murphy John Ownes 1898
Westmeath Maroon and white Annebrook House Hotel Gary Connaughton Pat Flanagan 2004
Wexford Purple and gold Sports Savers David Murphy Jason Ryan 1952 1997 1950
Wicklow Blue and gold Brennan Hotels Leighton Glynn Harry Murphy

Team summaries[edit]

Championship format[edit]

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship of 2012 was run on a provincial basis as usual. It was a knockout tournament with pairings drawn at random in the respective provinces - there was no seeds.

Each match was played as a single leg. If a match was drawn there was a replay. If that match ended in a draw a period of extra time was played; however, if both sides were still level at the end of extra time another replay would have taken place.

Connacht Championship

Quarter-finals: (3 matches) These were three matches between six of the Connacht teams drawn first. The three winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the three losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (4 matches) The winners of the three quarter-final games joined the other two Connacht teams to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Leinster Championship

Preliminary Round: (3 matches) These were three matches between six of the Leinster teams drawn first. The three winning teams advanced to the quarter-finals, while the three losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) The winners of the three preliminary round games joined the other five Leinster teams to make up four quarter-final pairings. The four winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the four losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the quarter-finals made up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Munster Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These were be two matches between four of the Munster teams drawn first. The two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (4 matches) The winners of the two quarter-final games joined the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Ulster Championship

Preliminary Round: (1 match) This was a lone match between two of the Ulster teams drawn first. The winning team advanced to the quarter-finals, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) The winners of the lone preliminary round game joined the other seven Ulster teams to make up four quarter-final pairings. The four winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the four losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the quarter-finals made up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Qualifiers

The qualifiers gave teams defeated in the provincial championships another chance at winning the All-Ireland title.

Round 1 (8 matches): the sixteen teams who failed to reach a provincial semi-final entered the qualifiers at this stage (New York do not compete). An open draw was made to determine the eight match pairings.

Round 2 (8 matches): the eight teams who failed to progress from their provincial semi-finals entered the qualifiers at this stage. They were paired with the eight winners from round 1 of the qualifiers. An open draw was made to determine the eight match pairings.

Round 3 (4 matches): the eight teams from round 2 of the qualifiers were paired against each other. An open draw was made to determine the four match pairings.

Round 4 (4 matches): the four teams who lost their provincial finals entered the qualifiers at this stage. They were paired with the four winners from round 3 of the qualifiers. An open draw was made to determine the four match pairings. The four winners advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

All-Ireland Series

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) the four teams from round 4 of the qualifiers were paired against the four provincial winners. An open draw was made to determine the four match pairings. The four winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the two losing teams were eliminated from the championship.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the quarter-finals make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams were eliminated from the championship.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Munster final
 Limerick 2-12  
 Waterford 0-7      Limerick 0-15  
          Clare 1-13  
            Clare 0-13
            Cork 3-16
          Cork 0-17
 Tipperary 0-10      Kerry 0-12    
 Kerry 0-16  
8 July 2012
2:00pm
Final
Cork 3-16 - 0-13 Clare
A Walsh 1-1, C Sheehan, C O'Neill 0-4 each, N Murphy, F Goold 1-0 each, D O'Connor, D Goulding, P Kerrigan all 0-2 each, B O'Driscoll 0-1. Report M O'Shea 0-4, R Donnelly, D Tubridy (2f) 0-3 each, G Brennan 0-2, Gordan Kelly 0-1.
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 9,139
Referee: E Kinsella (Laois)

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Leinster final
 Westmeath 0-14  
 Louth 2-9      Louth 0-12  
          Dublin 2-22  
            Dublin 2-11  
 Longford 1-10        Wexford 1-10  
 Laois 0-12      Longford 0-15  
          Wexford 1-13  
            Dublin 2-13
 Meath 0-16        Meath 1-13
 Wicklow 0-11      Meath 2-21  
          Carlow 1-9  
            Meath 1-17  
            Kildare 1-11  
          Offaly 0-6       
          Kildare 0-19       
      
22 July 2012
4:00pm
Final
Dublin 2-13 - 1-13 Meath
B Brogan (4f) 1-7 , D Bastick 1-0, A Brogan, E O’Gara 0-2 each, K McManamon, J McCarthy 0-1 each Report B Farrell (6f) 0-7 , J Queeney 1-0, G Reilly 0-3, S Bray, J Sheridan (‘45’), D Tobin 0-1 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 69, 656
Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Connacht final
 New York 0-6  
 Sligo 3-21      Sligo 2-14  
 Galway 3-15      Galway 0-15  
 Roscommon 0-10        Sligo 0-10
            Mayo 0-12
          Mayo 4-20
 London 1-8      Leitrim 0-10    
 Leitrim 0-12  
15 July 2012
2:00pm
Final
Sligo 0-10 - 0-12 Mayo
A Marren 0-3 (2f), D Maye (f, '45'), A Costello (2f), M Breheny (1f) 0-2 each, D Kelly 0-1. Report C O’Connor 0-3 (2f, 1 ’45), A Dillon 0-2, A Moran, B Moran, L Keegan, C Boyle, A O’Shea, D Geraghty, E Varley (f) 0-1 each.
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Attendance: 23,257
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Ulster final
 Cavan 1-10  
 Donegal 1-16      Donegal 2-13  
          Derry 0-9  
            Donegal 0-12  
            Tyrone 0-10  
          Tyrone 0-19  
          Armagh 1-13  
            Donegal 2-18
            Down 0-13
          Monaghan 1-12  
          Antrim 1-9  
            Monaghan 1-13  
            Down 1-14  
          Down 2-10       
          Fermanagh 1-8       
      
22 July 2012
2:00pm
Final
Down 0-13 - 2-18 Donegal
L Doyle (2f) 0-4 , D O’Hare (1f) 0-2 , C Laverty, A Rogers, K McKernan, A Brannigan, C Maginn, D Hughes, E McCartan 0-1 each Report L McLoone, F McGlynn 1-0 each, C McFadden (3f) 0-6 , Declan Walsh, R Bradley, M McHugh, M McElhinney 0-2 each, David Walsh, D McLaughlin, P McBrearty, M Murphy 0-1 each
St Tiernach's Park, Clones
Attendance: 34, 696
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)

All-Ireland qualifiers[edit]

Round 1[edit]

On 18 June 2012, the draw was made for the first round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. This draw contained all the teams who had been knocked out of their provincial competitions prior to the semi final stage, apart from New York.[4][5] It was broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland for the first time.[6]

Round 2[edit]

On 2 July 2012, the draw was made for the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. This draw contained all the teams who had been knocked out of their provincial competitions at the semi final stage in one pot and the winners of the first round of the qualifiers in the second pot.[7]

Round 3[edit]

Round 4[edit]

All-Ireland series[edit]

  Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
   Cork 2-19  
 Kildare 0-12  
   Cork 1-11  
   Donegal 0-16  
 Donegal 1-12
   Kerry 1-10  
     Donegal 2-11
   Mayo 0-13
   Mayo 3-18  
 Down 2-09  
   Mayo 0-19
   Dublin 0-16  
 Dublin 1-12
   Laois 0-12  

Quarter-finals[edit]

4 August 2012
17:00
Quarter-final
Mayo 3-18 - 2-09 Down
M Conroy 2-01, J Doherty 1-00, C O’Connor (6f) 0-07 , A Dillon 0-04, K McLoughlin 0-02, L Keegan, A O’Shea, A Moran, E Varley 0-01 each Report B Coulter 1-01, K King 1-00, A Carr (5f) 0-07, L Doyle (1f) 0-01

4 August 2012
19:00
Quarter-final
Dublin 1-12 - 0-12 Laois
MD Macauley 1-00, B Brogan (3f) 0-04 , S Cluxton (1f, 2 ’45) 0-03, P Flynn 0-02, E O’Gara, K Nolan, D Bastick 0-01 each Report R Munnelly (5f) 0-06, C Kelly (3f) 0-03, G Walsh 0-02, C Begley 0-01
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

5 August 2012
14:00
Quarter-final
Cork 2-19 - 0-12 Kildare
C O’Neill (2f) 1-03 , E Doyle o.g., D O’Connor 0-4 (1f, 2 ’45), A Walsh 0-3 (1f), P Kerrigan, D Goulding, P O’Neill, P Kissane 0-02 each, F Goold 0-01 Report A Smith (1f) 0-04 , J Doyle (1f) 0-03 , H McGrillen, R Kelly, E O’Flaherty (f), M Conway (f), D Earley 0-1 each

5 August 2012
16:00
Quarter-final
Donegal 1-12 - 1-10 Kerry
C McFadden (1-00sl, 2f) 1-05 , M Murphy (2f) 0-03 , L McLoone, P McBrearty, C Toye, K Lacey 0-01 each Report C Cooper (2f) 0-04 , K Donaghy 1-00, A Maher 0-02, B Sheehan (1f), Declan O’Sullivan, J O’Donoghue, P Galvin 0-01 each

Semi-finals[edit]

26 August 2012
15:30
Semi-final
Cork 1-11 - 0-16 Donegal
C O’Neill 1-03, C O’Neill 0-03, P Kerrigan 0-02, D Goulding (f), P Kelly, A Walsh 0-01 each Report C McFadden (2f, 1 ’45) 0-05 , M Murphy (3f) 0-03 , K Lacey 0-02, M McHugh, A Thompson, F McGlynn, D Walsh, M McElhinney, R Kavanagh 0-01 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 55,169
Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)

2 September 2012
15:30
Semi-final
Mayo 0-19 - 0-16 Dublin
C O’Connor (3 ’45, 3f) 0-07 , A Dillon 0-03, K McLoughlin, E Varley (1f) 0-02 each, B Moran, M Conroy, R Feeney, S O’Shea, J Doherty 0-01 each Report B Brogan (6f) 0-06 , C Kilkenny, S Cluxton (3 ’45) 0-03 each, D Connolly, P Flynn 0-02 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 81,364
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)

Final[edit]

23 September 2012
Final
Donegal 2-11 - 0-13 Mayo
M Murphy (3f), C McFadden (3f) 1-04 each, R Bradley, N Gallagher, F McGlynn 0-1 each Report C O’Connor (5f) 0-05 , E Varley (1f), K McLoughlin 0-02 each, L Keegan, M Conroy, R Feeney, J Gibbons 0-01 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 82,269
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the championship: Stephen Coen for Sligo against New York (Connacht Quarter Final)
  • Widest winning margin: 24 points
  • Most goals in a match: 5
    • Mayo 3-18 - 2-09 Down (All Ireland Quarter Final)
  • Most points in a match: 35
    • Mayo 0-19 - 0-16 Dublin (All Ireland Semi Final)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 4
  • Highest aggregate score: 42 points
  • Lowest aggregate score: 17 points
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 2

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]
Name Team Tally Total Games Average
1 Colm McFadden Donegal 4-32 44 7 6.3
1 Brian Farrell Meath 0-37 37 6 6.2
3 Sean McCormack Longford 0-33 33 5 6.6
4 Bernard Brogan Dublin 3-23 32 5 6.4
5 Ian Ryan Limerick 1-28 31 4 7.8
6 Colm Cooper Kerry 1-25 28 4 7.0
7 Cillian O'Connor Mayo 0-28 28 5 5.6
8 Emlyn Mulligan Leitrim 0-24 24 4 8.0
9 Adrian Marron Sligo 2-17 24 4 6.0
10 Mikey Conway Kildare 2-16 22 6 3.7
Single game[edit]
Name Tally Total County Opposition
1 Adrian Marren 2-06 12 Sligo v Galway
2 Sean McCormack 0-11 11 Longford v Derry
2 Bernard Brogan 2-05 11 Dublin v Louth
4 Ian Ryan 0-10 10 Limerick v Clare
4 Ian Ryan 1-07 10 Limerick v Waterford
4 Stephen Coen 2-04 10 Sligo v New York
7 Daniel Kille 0-09 9 Fermanagh v Cavan
7 Colm McFadden 1-06 9 Donegal v Cavan
9 Martin Penrose 0-08 8 Tyrone v Armagh
9 Darren Clarke 0-08 8 Louth v Dublin
9 Brian Farrell 0-08 8 Meath v Carlow
9 J. J. Smith 1-05 8 Carlow v Meath

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Opel GAA/GPA Player of the Month
Player County
May Paul Barden[8] Longford
June Adrian Marren[9] Sligo
July Ryan Bradley[10] Donegal
August Karl Lacey[11] Donegal
September Michael Murphy[12] Donegal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Clerkin, Malachy (27 December 2012). "Donegal take a listing vessel and refloat it on a wave of thrilling proportions". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Fogarty, John (8 May 2013). "Collins gets marching orders from football championship panel". Irish Examiner. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 8 May 2013. "They join Banteer's Conor Lane, the referee in last month's Division 2 final, as well as Martin Higgins and Barry Cassidy who were all introduced to the group last season and retain their places." 
  4. ^ "Draw takes place for the first round of SFC qualifiers". Irish Independent. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  5. ^ "The draw for the first round of the senior football qualifiers took place this morning". RTÉ Sport. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  6. ^ Nolan, Sean. "Dates for Qualifier draws confirmed". JOE. 
  7. ^ "The draw for the second round of the SFC qualifiers see Kildare paired with Cavan while Roscommon take on Tyroneg". RTÉ Sport. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Barden and Hyland win Player of the Month Awards". GAA website. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Marren and Maher claim player awards". The Journal.ie website. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Moran and Bradley win July GAA/GPA Awards". GAA website. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Canning and Lacey win GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards". GAA website. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sefflin and Murphy win September Awards". GAA website. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.