2008 Ulster Senior Football Championship

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Donegal's Brian Roper charging past Gerard O'Kane of Derry during the 2008 Ulster Senior Football Championship
David Walsh of Donegal (left) being manhandled by Derry's Francis McEldowney during the 2008 Ulster Senior Football Championship

The 2008 Ulster Senior Football Championship was the 120th[1] installment of the annual Ulster Senior Football Championship held under the auspices of the Ulster GAA. It was won by Armagh who defeated Fermanagh in the final after a replay.[2][3] This was Armagh's sixth title since the turn of the century and their 14th overall. Fermanagh were appearing in their first final since 1982.[4]

Steven McDonnell, 2003's Player of the Year, was the top scorer, hitting 1-17 in Armagh's run to victory in Ulster. Although defeated after a replay by Down in the first round of the Ulster Championship, Tyrone emerged as victors in the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, beating Kerry in the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final.

Draw[edit]

With the usual nine teams contesting the Championship, Antrim and Cavan met in the preliminary round to reduce the field to eight. The draw, made in October 2007, also produced two big opening round clashes: Tyrone against Down and Donegal against Derry.[5]

Bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
     
        Fermanagh 2–8  
        Monaghan 0–10  
          Fermanagh 1–11  
          Derry 1–9  
        Donegal 1–12  
        Derry 1–14  
          Fermanagh
(R)
1-11
0–8
          Armagh
(R)
2-8
1–11
        Tyrone 0–21  
        Down 1–19  
          Down 0–11  
Antrim 1–14       Armagh 1–12  
Cavan 1–19     Cavan 0–13      
        Armagh 0–17      
     

Match details[edit]

Game Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score Report
Ulster SFC
Preliminary Round
May 18 Casement Park, Belfast Antrim
CJ McGourty 1-4, P Cunningham 0-4 (0-3 frees), T McCann 0-3 (0-1 free, 0-1 '45'), K Niblock, M Magill 0-1 each
1-14 (17) Cavan
S Johnston 0-8 (0-1 free), D McCabe 1-1 (0-1 free), M Reilly 0-3, R Flanagan, J O'Reilly 0-2, M Cahill, M McDonald 0-1 each
1-19 (22) [1]
Ulster SFC
Quarter Final
May 25 Brewster Park, Enniskillen Fermanagh
C McElroy 1-1, L McBarron 1-0, R Keenan 0-3 (0-3 frees), M McGrath, M Little, E Maguire, S McCabe (0-1 each)
2-8 (14) Monaghan
P Finlay 0-3 (0-1 free), T Freeman 0-3 (0-2 frees), E Lennon, C McManus, V Corey, C Hanratty (0-1 each)
G McQuaid SO
0-10 (10) [2]
Ulster SFC
Quarter Final
June 1 MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey Donegal
C McFadden 0-6 (0-3 frees), M Murphy 1-1 (1-00 pen), R Kavanagh 0-2, B Monaghan, K Cassidy, D Walsh 0-1 each
1-12 (15) Derry
P Bradley 0-10 (0-7 frees), E Bradley 1-1, C Gilligan 0-2 (0-2 frees), E Muldoon 0-1
1-14 (17) [3][permanent dead link]
Ulster SFC
Quarter Final
June 8 Healy Park, Omagh Tyrone
S Cavanagh, C McCullagh 1-2 each, B Dooher, M Penrose, C Cavanagh (0-1 free), K Hughes 0-1 each
2-8 (14) Down
A Rodgers 1-1, B Coulter 1-0, L Doyle 0-2 (0-2 frees), D Gordon 0-2, R Sexton 0-1, P McCumiskey 0-1(0-1 free), P Murphy 0-1 each
2-8 (14) [4][permanent dead link]
Ulster SFC
Quarter Final Replay
June 14 Pairc Esler, Newry Down
L Doyle 0-6 (6f), B Coulter 1-3, A Carr 0-4 (3f, 1 '45'), P Murphy, D Gordon, A Rodgers, D Hughes, J Clarke, K McKernan 0-1 each
1-19 (22) AET Tyrone
T McGuigan 0-6 (0-4 frees), C Cavanagh 0-4 (0-4 frees), S Cavanagh, C McCullagh 0-4 (0-1 free) each, P Jordan, R Mellon, M Penrose 0-1 each
0-21 (21) AET [5]
Ulster SFC
Quarter Final
June 15 Breffni Park, Cavan Armagh
S McDonnell 0-6 (0-1 free, 0-1 '45'), S Kernan 0-3, A Kernan 0-2 (0-1 free), R Clarke 0-2, P McKeever, P McGrane, C Vernon, K Toner 0-1 each
0-17 (17) Cavan
S Johnston 0-6 (0-3 frees), D McCabe 0-3 (0-2 frees), C Mackey 0-2, M Reilly, M McKeever 0-1 each
0-13 (13) [6]
Ulster SFC
Semi Final
June 21 Healy Park, Omagh Fermanagh
R Keenan 0-4 (0-3 frees), B Owens 1-0, E Maguire 0-2, D Kelly, T McElroy, M McGrath, M Little, L McBarron 0-1 each
1-11 (14) Derry
E Bradley 1-1, P Bradley 0-3 (0-1 free), C Gilligan 0-2 (0-1 free, 0-1 '45'), R wilkinson 0-2, M McIver 0-1
1-9 (12) [7]
Ulster SFC
Semi Final
June 29 St Tiernach's Park, Clones Down
A Carr 0-6 (0-6 frees), D Hughes, R Murtagh, D Gordon, J Colgan, P McComiskey 0-1 each
0-11 (11) Armagh
S Kernan 1-2, R Clarke 0-3, S McDonnell 0-3, B Donaghy 0-1, P McKeever 0-1 (0-1 free), A O'Rourke 0-1, B Mallon 0-1
1-12 (15) [8]
Ulster SFC
Final
July 20 St Tiernach's Park, Clones Fermanagh
E Maguire 1-0, M McGrath 0-2, C McElroy 0-2, M Little 0-2 (0-2 frees), S McDermott 0-1, T McElroy 0-1, M Murphy 0-1, R Keenan 0-1 (0-1 free), S Doherty 0-1
1-11 (14) Armagh
S McDonnell 0-6 (0-1 free), R Clarke 1-1, F Moriarty 1-0, K Toner 0-1
2-8 (14) [9][permanent dead link]
Ulster SFC
Final Replay
July 27 St Tiernach's Park, Clones Fermanagh
E Maguire, T Brewster (1f) 0-2 each, D Kelly, R Keenan, M Little (1f), S McCabe 0-1 each
0-8
(8)
Armagh
S McDonnell 1-2 (1f), A Kernan 0-4 (4f), R Clarke, T Kernan (1f) 0-2 each, B Mallon 0-1
1-11
(14)
[10][permanent dead link]

Top scorers[edit]

  • Steve McDonnell 1-17 (20)
  • Seanie Johnston 0-14 (14)
  • Paddy Bradley 0-13 (13)
  • Ronan Clarke 1-9 (12)
  • Aidan Carr 0-10 (10)
  • Colm McCullagh 1-6 (9)
  • Benny Coulter 2-3 (7)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer begins with the Ulster GAA Championships". 1 May 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 2013 marks the 125th Anniversary of the Ulster Football Championship and the Ulster Museum in Botanic Gardens was transformed into an exhibition of Ulster's finest memories over those 125 years. 
  2. ^ "Armagh 2-08 Fermanagh 1-11". RTÉ Sport. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008. 
  3. ^ McGeary, Michael (30 July 2008). "Fermanagh ready to bounce back after Ulster final defeat". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 30 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Fermanagh 1-11 Derry 1-09". RTÉ Sport. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Ulster SFC draw". Hogan Stand. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 

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