1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Programme.jpg
Event 1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 24 September 1978
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 71,503

The 1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 91st All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1978 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Kerry won by seventeen points, with Mikey Sheehy scoring his famous lobbed goal as goalie Paddy Cullen argues with the referee. This was one of the Top 20 GAA Moments chosen by RTÉ in 2005.[1] It also features on the 1978 episode of Reeling in the Years.

Kevin Moran, the future Manchester United soccer player, was on the losing Dublin side that day.[2]

It was the third of four All-Ireland football titles won by Kerry in the 1970s.[3]


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ "Name Game: John to Kerry". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 October 2004. Retrieved 24 October 2004. Manchester United [whose] centre-half Kevin Moran was sent off in an FA Cup Final in 1985. Moran played Gaelic Football for Dublin in the 1978 All-Ireland defeat at the hands of... Kerry 
  3. ^ "Kerry on honour roll". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.