1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (4th win)
Captain Billy Morgan
Manager Donie O'Donovan
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Tyrone
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
Player of the Year Billy Morgan (Cork)
1972
1974

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship of 1973 was the 87th edition of Ireland's premier Gaelic football knockout competition. The championship ran from June to September of that year, culminating with the All-Ireland final, held at Croke Park, Dublin on 23 September. The match was contested by Cork and Galway, with Cork taking the title by 3–17 to 2–13. It was Cork's first All-Ireland title since 1945.

Format[edit]

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was run on a provincial basis as usual, with the four winners from Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster advancing to the All-Ireland semi-finals. The draw for these games was as follows:

  • Munster V. Ulster
  • Connacht V. Leinster

Results[edit]

Connacht[edit]

10 June 1973
Quarter-final
Galway 3–6 – 2–9 Sligo

17 June 1973
Semi-final
Mayo 7–6 – 0–3 Leitrim

24 June 1974
Semi-final
Roscommon 1–8 – 1–13 Galway

8 July 1973
Final
Galway 1–17 – 2–12 Mayo
Castlebar
Attendance: 30,000

Leinster[edit]

May 1973
Preliminary Round
Louth 1-8 – 0-9 Dublin

17 June 1973
Quarter-Final
Offaly 1-8 – 0-12 Louth
Croke Park
Referee: R Barry

1 July 1973
Semi-Final
Offaly 1-15 – 2-6 Kildare
Croke Park
Referee: B Hayden

22 July 1973
Final
Offaly 3-21 – 2-12 Meath

Munster[edit]

17 June 1973
Semi-final
Cork 2–14 – 0–3 Clare

17 June 1973
Semi-final
Kerry 3–11 – 0–5 Tipperary

15 July 1973
Final
Cork 5–12 – 1–15 Kerry

Ulster[edit]

3 June 1973
Quarter-final
Derry 1–7 – 0–7 Monaghan

10 June 1973
Preliminary Round
Down 2–10 – 2–9 Armagh

17 June 1973
Quarter-final
Fermanagh 3–9 – 4–4 Antrim

24 June 1973
Quarter-final
Tyrone 0–12 – 1–7 Donegal

24 June 1973
Quarter-final
Down 1–7 – 0–8 Cavan

8 July 1973
Semi-final
Tyrone 1–15 – 0–11 Fermanagh

15 July 1973
Semi-final
Down 1–12 – 0–9 Derry

29 July 1973
Final
Tyrone 3–13 – 1–11 Down

All-Ireland Championship[edit]

12 August 1973
Semi-final
Galway 0–16 – 2–8 Offaly

19 August 1973
Semi-final
Cork 5–10 – 2–4 Tyrone

All-Ireland Final[edit]

23 September 1973
15:30 BST
Cork 3–17 – 2–13 Galway
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 73,309
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)