2012 Ulster Senior Football Championship
The 2012 Ulster Senior Football Championship was the 124th installment of the annual Ulster Senior Football Championship held under the auspices of the Ulster GAA. It was won by Donegal who defeated Down in the final to retain the title they won the previous year. The winning Donegal team received the Anglo-Celt Cup, and automatically advanced to the quarter-final stage of the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. They progressed from there to the semi-final then on to the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final where they claimed the Sam Maguire Cup.
20 May 2012
|Cavan||1-10 - 1-16||Donegal|
|N McDermott 1-1 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), E Keating 0-5, D Givney 0-2, G McKiernan, J Brady 0-1 each||Report||C McFadden 1-6 (1-0 pen, 0-5f), R Kavanagh 0-3, M McHugh, L McLoone 0-2 each, N McGee, F McGlynn, N Gallagher 0-1 each|
27 May 2012
|Monaghan||1-12 - 1-9||Antrim|
|K O'Connell 1-0, C McManus (2f), T Freeman, K Hughes (1f), D Clerkin 0-2 each, P Finlay (1f), O Lennon, D Mone, P Dooney 0-1 each||Report||P Cunningham 0-4 (2f), J Loughrey 1-0, M McCann 0-2, A Gallagher, M Magill, M McAleese 0-1 each|
3 June 2012
|Fermanagh||1-8 - 2-10||Down|
|D. Kelly 1-1, D. Kille 0-3 (2f), S. Quigley 0-2 (2f), T. Corrigan, P. Ward 0-1 each.||Report||D O’Hare 1-1, C Laverty 1-0, C Maginn, A Carr (f), A Rogers, K King, K McKernan, D McCartan, B McArdle, D O’Hagan, K Duffin 0-1 each.|
10 June 2012
|Armagh||1-13 - 0-19||Tyrone|
|J Clarke 0-5 (1f), A Forker 1-1 (1f), B Mallon 0-4 (4f), G McParland 0-2, K Dyas 0-1||Report||M Penrose 0-8 (5f), Stephen O'Neill, O Mulligan (1f), C Cavanagh, P Harte all 0-2 each, M Donnelly, Joe McMahon, D Carlin all 0-1 each|
16 June 2012
|Donegal||2-13 - 0-9||Derry|
|C McFadden L McLoone 1-0, M Murphy 0-3 (3f), P McBrearty, D Walsh 0-2 each, R Bradley, N Gallagher, A Thompson, F McGlynn 0-1 each.||Report||P Bradley 0-6 (5f), M Lynch, SL McGoldrick, E Bradley (’45) 0-1 each.|
24 June 2012
|Monaghan||1-13 - 1-14||Down|
|P Finlay (3f), C McManus (3f) 0-5 each, T Freeman 1-0, D Hughes 0-2 (1f, 1 45), D Clerkin 0-1||Report||D O'Hare 0-5 (5f), A Carr 1-2, (1-0 pen, 1f), C Laverty 0-2, A Rogers (f), D O'Hagan, K Duffin, L Doyle (f), B Coulter 0-1 each|
30 June 2012
|Tyrone||0-10 - 0-12||Donegal|
|Stephen O’Neill, J McMahon (2f) 0-2 each, C Clarke, C Gormley (45), D Carlin, Sean O’Neill; Mark Donnelly, M Penrose 0-1 each||Report||M Murphy (3f), C McFadden (2f) 0-3 each, R Kavanagh 0-2, R Bradley, K Lacey, P McBrearty, M McHugh 0-1 each|
22 July 2012
|Down||0-13 - 2-18||Donegal|
|L Doyle (2f) 0-4 , D O’Hare (1f) 0-2 , C Laverty, A Rogers, K McKernan, A Brannigan, C Maginn, D Hughes, E McCartan 0-1 each||Report||L McLoone, F McGlynn 1-0 each, C McFadden (3f) 0-6 , Declan Walsh, R Bradley, M McHugh, M McElhinney 0-2 each, David Walsh, D McLaughlin, P McBrearty, M Murphy 0-1 each|
- "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.
- Clerkin, Malachy (27 December 2012). "Donegal take a listing vessel and refloat it on a wave of thrilling proportions". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- "Donegal Topple Kerry to Set up Semi with Cork". 98FM. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
Karl Lacey's injury-time point booked a date with Cork for the Ulster champions, who handed Kerry only their second-ever All-Ireland quarter-final defeat.[permanent dead link]
- "Donegal annihilate Cork in All-Ireland Football semi-final". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- Breheny, Martin (24 September 2012). "Murphy rocket sees Donegal strike gold". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "DDTV Video: Murphy strike against Mayo named Goal of the Championship". Donegal Daily. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.