1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates9 May 1982 – 19 September 1982
Teams33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamOffaly (3rd win)
CaptainRichie Connor
ManagerEugene McGee
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamKerry
CaptainJohn Egan
ManagerMick O'Dwyer
Provincial Champions
MunsterKerry
LeinsterOffaly
UlsterArmagh
ConnachtGalway
Championship statistics
No. matches played34
Top ScorerColours of Offaly.svg Matt Connor (0-34)
Player of the YearColours of Offaly.svg Martin Furlong
1981
1983

The 1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 96th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 9 May 1982 and ended on 19 September 1982.

It was the last year to date that a Kilkenny team played in the Leinster championship.

Kerry were the defending champions and were hoping to win a record-breaking fifth successive championship title.

On 19 September 1982, Offaly won the championship following a 1-15 to 0-17 defeat of Kerry in one of the most dramatic and iconic All-Ireland finals in the history of the championship.[1][2][3][4] This was their 3rd All-Ireland title, their first in ten championship seasons. It remains their last All-Ireland victory.

Offaly's Matt Connor was the championship's top scorer with 0-34. Offaly's Martin Furlong was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Matt Connor Offaly 0-34 34 5 6.80
2 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 3-22 31 5 6.20
3 Barney Rock Dublin 1-18 20 3 6.66
4 Brendan Lowry Offaly 2-10 16 5 3.20
Eoin Liston Kerry 2-10 16 5 3.66
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Ger Power Kildare 2-4 10 Kilkenny
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-4 10 Cork
3 Matt Connor Offaly 0-9 9 Laois
4 Mick Finneran Roscommon 2-2 8 Sligo
Seán Moloney Clare 1-5 8 Limerick
Larry Tompkins Kildare 0-8 8 Wexford
Martin McHugh Donegal 0-8 8 Armagh
Matt Connor Offaly 0-8 8 Louth
9 John McCormack Longford 1-4 7 Dublin
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-4 7 Armagh
Matt Connor Offaly 0-7 7 Kerry
Matt Connor Offaly 0-7 7 Galway
Barney Rock Dublin 0-7 7 Kildare

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Kilkenny's 4-10 to 2-2 defeat by Kildare in the Leinster preliminary round was their last game in the Leinster Championship as the Kilkenny County Board declined to enter a team in all subsequent championships.
  • London decide to play Connacht championship games in a rotational system and are dropped from the Connacht championship draws.
  • Offaly stop Kerry from winning a fifth All Ireland title in a row in the All Ireland final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Darby: The man we"ll never forget". The Kerryman. 25 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Offaly's famous win of 25 years ago". Hogan Stand. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ O'Sullivan, Jim (15 September 2010). "Classic finals: 1982: Offaly 1-15, Kerry 0-17". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Furlong, Sheehy and Lowry reflect on the famous Kerry-Offaly game from 1982". The 42. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2016.