1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates13 May 1973 - 23 September 1973
Teams31
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamCork (4th win)
CaptainBilly Morgan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamGalway
CaptainLiam Sammon
Provincial Champions
MunsterCork
LeinsterOffaly
UlsterTyrone
ConnachtGalway
Championship statistics
No. matches played31
Top ScorerColours of Offaly.svg Tony McTague (1-25)
Player of the YearColours of Cork.svg Billy Morgan
1972
1974

The 1973 All-Ireland Football Championship was the 87th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 13 May 1973 and ended on 23 September 1973.

Offaly were the defending champions but were defeated by Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

On 23 September 1973, Cork won the championship following a 3-17 to 2-13 defeat of Galway in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 4th All-Ireland title, their first in 28 championship seasons.

Offaly's Tony McTague was the championship's top scorer with 1-25. Cork's Billy Morgan was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round

Second round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Tyrone won their first Ulster title since 1957.
  • Offaly win the Leinster title for the third year in succession. It is the first time in their history that they claim the coveted "three-in-a-row". It is the first time since Laois in 1938 that a team claimed three successive Leinster titles.
  • The All Ireland semi-final between Cork and Tyrone was the first championship meeting between the teams.
  • Cork end their second longest drought without the All Ireland title of 28 years.

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Tony McTague Offaly 1-25 28 4 7.00
2 John Tobin Galway 0-21 21 4 5.25
3 Billy Field Cork 2-14 20 3 6.66
Jimmy Barrett Cork 4-8 20 4 5.00
5 Patsy Hetherington Tyrone 0-18 18 4 4.50
Ray Cummins Cork 0-18 18 4 4.50
7 Seán O'Neill Down 1-14 17 3 5.66
8 Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 1-12 15 2 7.50
9 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 5-1 15 3 5.00
10 Damian Reid Louth 0-14 14 4 3.50
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Billy Field Cork 1-8 11 Clare
Tony McTague Offaly 0-11 11 Meath
3 Willie McGee Mayo 3-0 9 Meath
Éamonn McPartland Fermanagh 3-0 9 Antrim
Gerry McCann Antrim 3-0 9 Fermanagh
Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 1-6 9 Tipperary
Billy Field Cork 1-6 9 Kerry
8 Tommy O'Malley Mayo 2-2 8 Antrim
John Cooney Offaly 2-2 8 Meath
Jimmy Barrett Cork 2-2 8 Kerry
Larry Kerins Armagh 2-2 8 Down
Tony McTague Offaly 0-8 8 Kildare
John Tobin Galway 0-8 8 Offaly
Ray Cummins Cork 0-8 8 Galway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Football Final 1973". millstreet.ie. Retrieved 12 June 2016.