1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1977 All-Ireland Football Final
Event 1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 25 September 1977
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 66,542
1976
1978

The 1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the ninetieth All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The game was contested by Armagh and Dublin. Dublin retained the Sam Maguire Cup.

This was Armagh's second ever All-Ireland final. Their previous appearance was in 1953. Dublin had appeared in the previous three finals, winning two of those (1974 and 1976).

Jimmy Keaveney scored 2-6, which was the amount Dublin won by. This final's eight goals is joint most scored in a final, a record shared with the 1948 match.[1]

This was the last time Dublin retained the Sam Maguire Cup in the 20th century. The next time this occurred would be in 2016.[2]

Armagh would not return to an All-Ireland football decider until 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ "All-Ireland SFC final: Dublin edge out heartbroken Mayo in replay at Croke Park". BBC Sport. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.