1980 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1980 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1980 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 21 September 1980
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 63,854

The 1980 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 93rd All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1980 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Roscommon went five points up early on, John 'Jigger' O'Connor getting a goal after 35 seconds. Mikey Sheehy pegged a goal back and in a very scrappy game (64 frees) the more experienced Kerry team ran out three-point visitors.[1]

It was the first of five All-Ireland football titles won by Kerry in the 1980s.[2]

Roscommon had beaten Armagh in their semi-final.[3]


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ "Kerry on honour roll". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Breheny, Martin (24 June 2010). "Death of Dermot Earley". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 24 June 2010. Dermot Earley pictured with his son David after Roscommon beat Armagh in the 1980 All-Ireland football semi-final at Croke Park.