2015 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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2015 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates3 May — 20 September 2015
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamDublin (25th win)
CaptainStephen Cluxton
ManagerJim Gavin
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamKerry
CaptainKieran Donaghy
ManagerÉamonn Fitzmaurice
Provincial Champions
Championship statistics
No. matches played62
Top ScorerColours of Mayo.svg Cillian O'Connor (3-34)
Player of the YearColours of Dublin.svg Jack McCaffrey
Dublin v. Fermanagh, All-Ireland quarter-final, Croke Park, 2 August 2015

The 2015 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 128th edition of the GAA's premier inter-county Gaelic football since its establishment in 1887. 33 teams took part − 31 counties of Ireland (excluding Kilkenny), London and New York.

Dublin dethroned defending champions Kerry in the final, winning by 0–12 to 0–9.[1][2]


A total of 33 teams contested the championship – 31 teams from Ireland plus London and New York. As in previous years, Kilkenny footballers did not field a team. New York does not participate in the qualifiers.


Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster organise four provincial championships on a knock-out basis. All the teams beaten in the provincial matches (except New York) enter the All-Ireland Qualifiers in rounds 1, 2 and 4. The qualifier matches are knock-out and eventually result in four teams who play in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals against the four provincial winners. From the quarter-finals onwards the competition is entirely knock-out.


RTÉ, the national broadcaster in Ireland provided live television coverage of the championship. In the second year of a deal running from 2014 until 2016, a number of matches were also broadcast by Sky Sports, with Sky having exclusive rights to some games.[3][4]

Australia's terrestrial Seven Network announced it would not broadcast Gaelic games following its coverage of the 2014 Championship.[5]

As in the 2014 season, the GAA and RTÉ provided a streaming service called GAAGO intended to stream championship games worldwide.[6] The subscription-based service was available to fans everywhere in the world outside of the island of Ireland, including all the games broadcast in Ireland exclusively by Sky Sports.[7] All televised games from the football and hurling championships, as broadcast by both RTÉ and Sky were be available to watch on GAAGO.[8]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Antrim Belfast Casement Park 32,500
Armagh Armagh Athletic Grounds 19,500
Carlow Carlow Dr. Cullen Park 21,000
Cavan Cavan Kingspan Breffni Park 32,000
Clare Ennis Cusack Park 14,864
Cork Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 43,550
Derry Derry Celtic Park 22,000
Donegal Ballybofey MacCumhaill Park 18,000
Down Newry Páirc Esler 20,000
Dublin Dublin Parnell Park 13,500
Fermanagh Enniskillen Brewster Park 20,000
Galway Galway
Pearse Stadium
St Jarlath's Park
Kerry Killarney Fitzgerald Stadium 43,180
Kildare Newbridge St. Conleth's Park 6,200
Laois Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada 9,331
Limerick Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,866
London Ruislip Emerald GAA Grounds 5,000
Longford Longford Pearse Park 10,000
Louth Drogheda Drogheda Park 7,000
Mayo Castlebar MacHale Park 42,000
Meath Navan Páirc Tailteann 10,000
Monaghan Clones St. Tiernach's Park 36,000
New York Kingsbridge Gaelic Park 2,000
Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Roscommon Roscommon Dr. Hyde Park 25,000
Sligo Sligo Markievicz Park 18,558
Tipperary Thurles Semple Stadium 53,500
Tyrone Omagh Healy Park 26,500
Waterford Waterford Walsh Park 17,000
Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 11,000
Wexford Wexford Wexford Park 20,000
Wicklow Aughrim Aughrim County Ground 10,000

Fixtures and results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Connacht Final
Colours of London.svg London 0-10
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 1-14
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 0-13
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 1-14
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 2-11
Colors of New York.svg New York 0-08 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 6-25
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2-18 Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-13
Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 0-08
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 2-08
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 1-15
Sligo Colours of Sligo.svg2-11 – 6-25Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo
M Breheny (0-4), P Hughes, B Egan (1-0 each), A Marren (0-3), C Breheny, N Murphy, N Ewing, E McHugh (0-1 each) Report A O’Shea (3-4), C O’Connor (1-7), D O'Connor (0-4), L Keegan, S O’Shea (1-0 each), J Doherty (0-3), M Ronaldson, D Vaughan (0-2 each); P Durcan, B Moran and A Dillon (0-1 each).
Attendance: 23,149
Referee: P. O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Leinster Final
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0-13
Colours of Longford.svg Longford 0-16 Colours of Longford.svg Longford 0-10
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 4-25
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 5-18
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 3-16 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 0-14
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 0-08 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 0-16 1-11
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 0-16 3-18
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-13
Colours of Louth.svg Louth 0-16 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 0-06
Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 3-14 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 1-21
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 0-15
Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 3-19
Colours of Meath.svg Meath 2-18
Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow 3-12
Colours of Meath.svg Meath 2-19
Dublin Colours of Dublin.svg2-13 – 0-06Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath
B Brogan (1-1), J McCaffrey (1-0), D Connolly, C Kilkenny (0-3 each), D Rock (0-2), P McMahon, J McCarthy, MD Macauley, A Brogan (0-1 each) Report J Heslin (0-3), K Martin (0-2), F Boyle (0-1)
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Joe Mc Quillan (Cavan)

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Munster Final
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 0-15
Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 0-13 Colours of Clare.svg Clare 1-08
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-20
Colours of Cork.svg Cork
Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry
Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry 2-14
Colours of Waterford.svg Waterford 0-05 Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 2-08
Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 1-24
Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg2-15 – 3-12Colours of Cork.svg Cork
J O’Donoghue (1-2), B Sheehan (0-4), BJ Keane (0-3), K Donaghy (1-0), J Buckley, D Walsh, C Cooper, P Geaney, A Maher, F Fitzgerald (0-1 each) Report C O’Neill (1-6), D O’Connor (1-3), Ba O’Driscoll (1-1), K O’Driscoll (0-2)
Attendance: 35,651
Referee: P. Hughes (Armagh)
Final Replay
Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg1-11 – 1-06Colours of Cork.svg Cork
P Geaney (1-3), B Sheehan (0-5), J O'Donoghue, D Walsh, J Lyne (0-1 each) Report P Kerrigan (1-0), C O'Neill (0-3), K O'Driscoll, D O'Connor, Br O'Driscoll (0-1 each)
Attendance: 32,233
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Ulster Final
Colours of Cavan.svg Cavan 0-15
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 0-16
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 1-20
Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 0-13
Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 1-13
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 0-08
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 0-11
Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal 0-10
Colours of Derry.svg Derry 0-12
Colours of Down.svg Down 0-11
Colours of Derry.svg Derry 0-10
Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal 1-09
Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 0-08
Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal 1-13 Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal 2-11
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 1-10
Monaghan Colours of Monaghan.svg0-11 – 0-10Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal
C McManus (0-6, 3 frees); K O'Connell, O Duffy, K Duffy, D Mone, O Lennon (0-1 each). Report P McBrearty (0-6, 4 frees); M Murphy (0-2, frees); K Lacey, F McGlynn (0-1 each).
Attendance: 31,977
Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)

All-Ireland Qualifiers[edit]

A and B Teams[edit]

An A and B system for the qualifying draws was introduced in 2014 and continued in 2015. The teams were designated as A or B depending on which half of their provincial championships they were initially drawn to play in. Typically the provincial draws are not seeded resulting in random A and B team designations.

In all qualifier rounds A teams play A teams and B teams play B teams. Usually the A teams complete their provincial games before the B teams which allows the A qualifier games to be scheduled a week before the B qualifier games.

Round 1[edit]

The first round consists of all teams that fail to reach their provincial semi-finals with the exception of New York. 16 teams in total take part.

In round 1 four A teams play four A teams and four B teams play four B teams. The eight round 1 winners played the eight beaten provincial semi-finalists in round 2 of the qualifiers.

The following teams took part in this round:

Round 1A
London Colours of London.svg0-11 – 2-22Colours of Cavan.svg Cavan
L Mulvey (0-6), A O'Hara (0-3), C Mackey, D McGreevy (0-1 each) Report G McKiernan (1-6), D McVeety (1-2), N McDermott (0-5), T Corr (0-3), N Murray, E Reilly, C Mackey, M McKeever, M Reilly, R Galligan (0-1 each)
Referee: Patrick Neilan (Roscommon)

Round 1A
Waterford Colours of Waterford.svg1-07 – 1-20Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
J Veale (1-1), M Ferncombe (0-2), P Hurney, J Hutchinson, L Lawlor, T Prendergast (0-1 each) Report N Dunne (0-8), A Sullivan (1-1), G Guilfoyle (0-3), B Allen (0-2), P Cunningham, C McNamee, J Moloney, W Mulhall, J O'Connor (0-1 each)
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)

Round 1A
Laois Colours of Laois.svg1-16 – 2-15Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
D Kingston (0-7), R Munnelly (0-4), P Kingston (1-0), D Strong (0-2), N Donoher, E O’Carroll , J O’Loughlin (0-1 each) Report R Murray (1-4), M Pollock (0-5), P McBride (0-2), O Gallagher, B Hasson, C Kerr, C Murray (0-1 each)
Referee: Derek O'Mahoney (Tipperary)

Round 1A
Longford Colours of Longford.svg2-15 – 1-08Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow
B Kavanagh (0-7), L Connerton (1-2), D Reynolds (1-1), D Masterson (0-2), F Battrim, R McEntire, M Quinn (0-1 each) Report D Roberts (1-0), B Murphy (0-3), D Bambrick, M Meaney, E Ruth, D St Ledger (0-1 each)

Round 1B
Armagh Colours of Armagh.svg2-17 – 2-07Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow
J Clarke (2-4), E Rafferty (0-4), M McKenna (0-3), A Murnin, C Rafferty (0-2 each), S Campbell, A Forker (0-1 each) Report P Cronin (0-4), J McGrath, J Stafford (1-0 each), D Hayden, C Hyland, C McGraynor (0-1 each)
Attendance: 6,083
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

Round 1B
Wexford Colours of Wexford.svg2-16 – 2-11Colours of Down.svg Down
C Lyng (0-6), T Rossiter (1-1), N Rossiter (1-0), B Brosnan (0-3), M O’Regan (0-3), K Butler, G Molloy, K O’Grady (0-1 each) Report J Johnston (1-1), A McConville (1-0), D O’Hare (0-3), C Laverty, C Mooney, M Poland (0-2 each), P Devlin (0-1)

Round 1B
Louth Colours of Louth.svg1-17 – 0-11Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim
C Grimes (1-1), J Califf, R Holcroft, P Smith (0-3 each), R Burns (0-2), D Byrne, B Duffy, T Durnin, C Judge, D Maguire (0-1 each) Report K Conlan (0-5), F Clancy (0-4), D Beck, A McLoughlin (0-1 each)
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (Down)

Round 1B
Tyrone Colours of Tyrone.svg1-14 – 0-08Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick
C McAliskey (0-6), P Harte (1-0), S Cavanagh (0-2), M Bradley, R Brennan, M Donnelly, T McCann, D McCurry, R O'Neill (0-1 each) Report I Ryan (0-2), R Browne, S Buckley, G Hegarty, K Moore, B Scanlon, C Sheehan (0-1 each)
Attendance: 5,225
Referee: Patrick Neilan (Roscommon)

Round 2[edit]

In the second round of the qualifiers the eight winning teams from Round 1A and Round 1B played the eight beaten provincial semi-finalists. The round 2 draw was unrestricted − if two teams have played each other in a provincial match they can be drawn to meet again. The eight winners of these matches play each other in Round 3.

Round 2A
Offaly Colours of Offaly.svg1-13 – 1-15Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
W Mulhall 0-4(3f); P Cunningham 1-1; N Darby 0-2(fs); A Sullivan 0-2; C McNamee 0-1; B Allen 0-1; N Dunne 0-1; N McNamee 0-1 Report E O’Flaherty 1-7(4f); A Smith 0-3; E Bolton 0-2; C McNally 0-1; E Callaghan 0-1; N Kelly 0-1
Referee: C. Lane (Cork)

Round 2A
Clare Colours of Clare.svg1-12 – 2-12Colours of Longford.svg Longford
D Tubridy 0-5 (4f), D Ryan 1-1, E Cleary 0-2 (1f), G Brennan 0-2 (1f), P Burke 0-1, Sean Collins 0-1 Report B Kavanagh 1-5 (1-0 pen, 4f), D Reynolds 1-1, L Connerton 0-2, R Connor 0-2, M Quinn 0-1, D Masterson 0-1.
Referee: A. Nolan (Wicklow)

Round 2A
Cavan Colours of Cavan.svg1-16 – 3-17Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon
M Reilly 1-3, C Mackey 0-3 (1f), B Reilly 0-3 (2f), N Murray 0-2, N McDermott 0-1 (1f), G McKiernan 0-1, M Argue 0-1, T Hayes 0-1, M Dunne 0-1 Report E Smith 2-1, C Cregg 1-1, D Shine 0-3 (2f), U Harney 0-3, C Murtagh 0-3 (1f), D Murtagh 0-3, C Daly 0-2, D Smith 0-1 (1 '45')
Referee: David Gough (Meath)

Round 2A
Fermanagh Colours of Fermanagh.svg1-21 – 0-11Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
S Quigley 0-14 (6f, 2 '45s'), M O'Brien 1-0, N Cassidy, P McCusker, T Corrigan, B Mulrone, C Jones, D Kille, S McManus 0-1 each Report CJ McGourty 0-3 (1f), M Pollock 0-3 (2f), N McKeever, M Sweeney, J Crozier, O Gallagher 0-1 each, C Kerr 0-1 (a '45')
Referee: B. Cassidy (Derry)

Round 2B
Derry Colours of Derry.svg1-16 – 0-10Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
M Lynch 0-6 (0-5f), C O'Boyle 0-3, B Heron 0-2 (0-1f), L McGoldrick 0-1, E Lynn 0-1, E Bradley 0-1 (0-1f), C McAtamney 0-1, D Heavron 0-1. Report A Flynn 0-1, B Malone 1-0 (OG), B Brosnan 0-3 (0-3f), C Lynch 0-5 (0-3f), E Nolan 0-1.
Owenbeg GAA, Dungiven
Referee: F. Kelly (Longford)

Round 2B
Tipperary Colours of Tipperary.svg3-21 – 0-07Colours of Louth.svg Louth
K O’Halloran 0-7 (4f, 2 45s), C Sweeney 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), C O’Riordan 1-1, G Mulhair 1-0, P Acheson, M Quinlivan, P Austin 0-2 each, S Kennedy, L Casey, J Lonergan, B Fox, B Grogan (f) 0-1 each. Report D Byrne, R Burns (1f) 0-2 each, P Smith, R Holdcroft 0-1 each, C Judge 0-1 (1f).
Referee: R. Hickey (Clare)

Round 2B
Tyrone Colours of Tyrone.svg1-10 – 0-11Colours of Meath.svg Meath
R McNabb (0-01), P Harte (1-01, 1-0 pen), M Bradley (0-03, 1f), S Cavanagh (0-02), C McAliskey (0-01, f), D McCurry (0-01), T McCann (0-01) Report D Tobin (0-01), D Keogan (0-01), B Menton (0-01), G Reilly (0-03), M Newman (0-02, 2f), B McMahon (0-01)
Attendance: 6,895
Referee: C. Branagan (Down)

Round 2B
Armagh Colours of Armagh.svg0-12 – 1-12Colours of Galway.svg Galway
J Morgan (0-01), E Rafferty (0-03, 2f), A Forker (0-02, 1f), M McKenna (0-02), A Murnin (0-01), J Clarke (0-01), M Shields (0-01), T Kernan (0-01) Report L Silke (0-01), G Sice (0-03, 2f), P Conroy (0-04, 4f), P Og O Griofa (0-01), D Comer (1-02), D Cummins (0-01)

Round 3[edit]

In the third round of the qualifiers winning teams from round 2A played against winning teams from round 2A and winning teams from round 2B played against winning teams from round 2B. Round 3 rules do not allow two teams that have played each other in a provincial match to meet again. The four winners of these matches play the four beaten provincial finalists in Round 4.

Round 3A
Longford Colours of Longford.svg0-11 – 2-24Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
R McEntire 0-1, D Reynolds 0-1, R Connor 0-1, B Kavanagh 0-7 (5fs), L Connerton 0-1 Report M Donnellan 0-2(45s), O Lyons 0-1, E Bolton 0-1, P Cribbin 0-4, P O’Neill 0-2, E O’Flaherty 0-5(4fs), C McNally 0-1, N Kelly 0-2, A Smith 1-1, E Callaghan 1-1, M Sherry 0-1, M Conway 0-3(fs)
Referee: D. O'Mahoney (Tipperary)

Round 3A
Fermanagh Colours of Fermanagh.svg1-14 – 0-16Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon
N Cassidy (0-02), B Mulrone (0-01); T Corrigan (0-05), S Quigley (1-03), R Jones (0-01), R Corrigan (0-01), D Kelly (0-01) Report D Shine (0-05), K Higgins (0-01), C Cregg (0-04), U Harney (0-03), C Murtagh (0-03)
Referee: C. Reilly (Meath)

Round 3B
Tipperary Colours of Tipperary.svg0-07 – 0-19Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone
K O'Halloran 0-5, M Quinlivan 0-1, R Kiely 0-1 Report D McCurry 0-5, C McAliskey 0-5, M Donnelly 0-3, S Cavanagh 0-3, P Harte 0-2, C McCann 0-1
Attendance: 4,620
Referee: David Gough (Meath)

Round 3B
Galway Colours of Galway.svg1-11 – 0-08Colours of Derry.svg Derry
G Sice 0-7, D Cummins 1-0, P Conroy 0-2, G Bradshaw 0-1, G O'Donnell 0-1 Report D Heavron 0-3, B Heron 0-2, E Bradley 0-1, C O'Boyle 0-1, N Forrester 0-1.
Referee: C. Lane (Cork)

Round 4[edit]

In the fourth round of the qualifiers, the four winning teams of Round 3A and Round 3B play the four provincial beaten finalists.[9] Round 4 rules do not allow two teams that have played each other in a provincial match to meet again if such a pairing can be avoided. The four winners of these matches played the provincial winners in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals.

Round 4A
Westmeath Colours of Westmeath.svg0-07 – 1-13Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh
J. Connellan 0-4, Shane Dempsey 0-1, D. Glennon 0-1, R. Connellan 0-1 Report T. Corrigan 1-7, S. Quigley 0-2, D. McCusker 0-1, N. Cassidy 0-1, D. McCusker 0-1, Damien Kelly 0-1
Referee: P. Hughes (Armagh)

Round 4A
Cork Colours of Cork.svg1-13 – 1-21Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
C O’Neill 1-4; D O’Connor 0-5; Brian O’Driscoll, M Collins, P Kerrigan, B Hurley 0-1 each Report N Kelly 1-4; E O’Flaherty 0-5; P Fogarty 0-3; A Smith, P O’Neill, M Donnellan 0-2 each; O Lyons, P O’Neill, C McNally 0-1 each
Referee: M. Duffy (Sligo)

Round 4B
Sligo Colours of Sligo.svg0-14 – 0-21Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone
M Breheny 0-6 (3f), P Hughes 0-3, A Marren 0-2 (2f), D Kelly 0-1, C Breheny 0-1, N Murphy 0-1 Report D McCurry 0-8 (4f, 1 '45'), S Cavanagh 0-3, M Donnelly 0-3, M Bradley 0-2, C McAliskey 0-1, R Brennan 0-1, N Morgan 0-1 (1f), C Cavanagh 0-1, P Harte 0-1
Referee: R. Hickey (Clare)

Round 4B
Donegal Colours of Donegal.svg3-12 – 0-11Colours of Galway.svg Galway
P McBrearty 1-1, C McFadden 0-4 (1f), R McHugh 1-0, C Toye 1-0, O MacNiallais 0-3, M Murphy 0-3 (2f), L McLoone 0-1 Report G Sice 0-5 (5f), D Cummins 0-1, T Flynn 0-1, A Varley 0-1, P Conroy 0-1, S Walsh 0-1, D Comer 0-1 (1f)

All-Ireland Knockout[edit]

(D) = Draw (R) = Replay

2 August 2015– Croke Park
Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry7-16
23 August 2015 – Croke Park
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare0-10
Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry0-18
8 August 2015– Croke Park
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone1-11
Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan0-14
20 September 2015– Croke Park
Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone0-18
Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry0-09
2 August 2015 – Croke Park
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin0-12
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin2-23
30 Aug (D) / 5 Sep 2015 (R)– Croke Park
Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh2-15
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-12 (D) 3-15 (R)
8 August 2015 – Croke Park
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 1-15 (D)1-14 (R)
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo2-13
Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal0-11


The four provincial champions play the winners from Round 4 of the qualifiers. If one of the provincial champions has already met one of the qualifiers in an earlier match then those two teams cannot be drawn together.

Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg7-16 – 0-10Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
C Cooper 2-3 (1f), D O'Sullivan 2-1, S O'Brien 1-4, BJ Keane 1-3, D Walsh 1-0, J O'Donoghue 0-3 (1f), P Geaney 0-2 Report N Kelly 0-2, A Smith 0-2, P O'Neill 0-2, E Doyle 0-1, E O'Flaherty 0-1, O Lyons 0-1, F Dowling 0-1

Dublin Colours of Dublin.svg2-23 – 2-15Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh
B Brogan 1-6; D Rock 0-7 (2f, 1 ’45’), C Kilkenny 0-3; P Andrews 0-3, P Flynn 1-1, D Connolly 0-2, B Fenton 0-1 Report S Quigley 1-8 (4f), T Corrigan 1-2 (1f), B Mulrone 0-3, C Jones 0-2
Referee: P. O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Monaghan Colours of Monaghan.svg0-14 – 0-18Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone
C McManus 0-7 (0-5f), O Duffy 0-2, D Hughes, D Mone, F Kelly, D Clerkin, P Finlay (0-1f) 0-1. Report D McCurry 0-6 (0-3f, 0-1 45), C McAliskey 0-5 (0-4f), M Donnelly 0-2, Joe McMahon, P Harte, S Cavanagh, R McNabb, R McNamee 0-1.
Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)

Mayo Colours of Mayo.svg2-13 – 0-11Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal
Lee Keegan 1-2, Aidan O'Shea 1-0, Jason Doherty 0-3, Cillian O'Connor 0-3 (0-2f), Kevin McLoughlin 0-2, Keith Higgins 0-1, A Freeman 0-1, A Moran 0-1. Report Michael Murphy 0-8 (0-5f), Christy Toye 0-1, Leo McLoone 0-1, Anthony Thompson 0-1.
Referee: David Gough (Meath)


There is no draw for the semi-finals[10] as the fixtures are pre-determined on a three yearly rotation. This rotation ensures that a provinces's champions play the champions of all the other provinces once every three years in the semi-finals if they each win their quarter-finals. If a qualifier team beats a provincial winner in a quarter-final, the qualifier team takes that provincial winner's place in the semi-final.

Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg0-18 – 1-11Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone
James O'Donoghue 0-4 (0-3f, 1 '45), Johnny Buckley and Paul Geaney (0-1f) 0-3 each, Stephen O'Brien and Colm Cooper (0-1f) 0-2 each, Anthony Maher, Donnchadh Walsh, Kieran Donaghy, Barry John Keane 0-1 each Report Peter Harte 1-0 pen, Darren McCurry 0-3 (0-1f), Mark Bradley and Conor McAliskey 0-2 each, Niall Morgan (0-1f), Ronan McNabb, Colm Cavanagh, Mattie Donnelly 0-1 ech
Attendance: 53,044
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

30 August
Dublin Colours of Dublin.svg 2-12 – 1-15 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo Croke Park
Attendance: 82,300
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Diarmuid Connolly 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), Kevin McManamon 1-1, Ciaran Kilkenny 0-3, Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan 0-2 each, Jack McCaffrey and Alan Brogan 0-1 each Report Cillian O’Connor 1-9 (1-0 pen, 0-8f, 1 '45), Andy Moran 0-2, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Diarmuid O’Connor, Alan Freeman 0-1 each

5 September
Semi-Final Replay
Dublin Colours of Dublin.svg 3-15 – 1-14 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo Croke Park
Attendance: 82,300
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
Philly McMahon 1-2, Paddy Andrews 0-5, Bernard Brogan and Kevin McManamon 1-1 each, Ciaran Kilkenny and Dean Rock (0-2f) 0-2 each, James McCarthy and Brian Fenton 0-1 each Report Cillian O'Connor 1-6 (0-5f), Diarmuid O'Connor 0-2, Lee Keegan, Barry Moran, Aidan O’Shea, Kevin McLoughlin, Patrick Durcan, Andy Moran (0-1f) 0-1 each


20 September
3.30 p.m.
Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg 0-9 – 0-12 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 82,300
Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)
Man of the Match: Brian Fenton
J O'Donoghue 0-3, D O'Sullivan 0-2, P Geaney 0-2, J Lyne 0-1, B Sheehan 0-1 (1f). Report P Flynn 0-2, B Brogan 0-2 (1f), D Rock 0-2 (2f), B Fenton 0-1, S Cluxton 0-1 (1f), J McCaffrey 0-1, P Andrews 0-1, P McMahon 0-1, A Brogan 0-1

Championship statistics[edit]

  • All scores correct as of September 20, 2015[11]


  • First goal of the championship:
  • Widest winning margin: 27 points
  • Most goals in a match: 8
  • Most points in a match: 38
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 7
  • Highest aggregate score: 60
  • Lowest aggregate score: 21
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 3

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Cillian O'Connor Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 3-34 43 5 8.60
2 Seán Quigley Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 2-36 42 6 7.50
3 Bernard Brogan Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 6-21 39 7 5.57
4 Eoghan O'Flaherty Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 2-31 37 7 5.29
5 Brian Kavanagh Colours of Longford.svg Longford 1-29 32 5 6.40
6 John Heslin Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 1-26 29 4 7.25
Conor McManus Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 1-26 29 4 7.25
Dean Rock Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-23 29 7 4.14
9 Donie Kingston Colours of Laois.svg Laois 2-22 28 4 7.00
10 Darren McCurry Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 1-24 27 7 3.86
11 Tomás Corrigan Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 2-18 24 6 4.00
Colm O'Neill Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-18 24 4 6.00
13 Connor McAliskey Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 0-23 23 7 3.29
Michael Murphy Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal 0-23 23 6 3.83
15 Diarmuid Connolly Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 4-10 22 7 3.14
16 Gary Sice Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-18 21 6 3.50
17 Donncha O'Connor Colours of Cork.svg Cork 2-14 20 4 5.00
18 Ciarán Lyng Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 0-19 19 3 6.33
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Seán Quigley Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 0-14 14 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
2 Aidan O'Shea Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 3-04 13 Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo
3 Cillian O'Connor Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 1-09 12 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
Andrew Tormey Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1-09 12 Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow
John Heslin Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 1-09 12 Colours of Meath.svg Meath
6 Seán Quigley Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 1-08 11 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
7 Tomás Corrigan Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh 1-07 10 Colours of Cork.svg Cork
Cillian O'Connor Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 1-07 10 Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo
Eoghan O'Flaherty Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 1-07 10 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
Gearóid McKiernan Colours of Cavan.svg Cavan 1-07 10 Colours of London.svg London
Adrian Marren Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 1-07 10 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon
Jamie Clarke Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 2-04 10 Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow
13 John Heslin Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 0-09 9 Colours of Louth.svg Louth
Cillian O'Connor Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 0-09 9 Colours of Galway.svg Galway
Cillian O'Connor Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 1-06 9 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
Conor McManus Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 1-06 9 Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh
Bernard Brogan Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-06 9 Colours of Longford.svg Longford
Bernard Brogan Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-06 9 Colours of Fermanagh.svg Fermanagh
Colm O'Neill Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-06 9 Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry
Dean Rock Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-06 9 Colours of Longford.svg Longford
Bernard Brogan Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-03 9 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
Diarmuid Connolly Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-03 9 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
Colm Cooper Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry 2-03 9 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
Kieran Martin Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 2-03 9 Colours of Meath.svg Meath



  • First red card of the championship: Neil Gallagher for Donegal against Tyrone (17 May 2015)


  • Westmeath recorded their first ever championship win over Meath in the Leinster semi-final.
  • Tyrone met Limerick and Tipperary for the first time in championship history, with Tyrone coming out on top of both games.
  • In the old system we would have seen a Kerry vs Monaghan All Ireland semi-final.

Referee's Panel 2015[edit]

Province Referee [13] County
Flag of Ulster.svg Ciaran Branagan Colours of Down.svg Down
Flag of Ulster.svg Barry Cassidy Colours of Derry.svg Derry
Flag of Leinster.svg David Coldrick Colours of Meath.svg Meath
Flag of Leinster.svg Maurice Deegan Colours of Laois.svg Laois
Flag of Connacht.svg Marty Duffy Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo
Flag of Leinster.svg David Gough Colours of Meath.svg Meath
Flag of Munster.svg Rory Hickey Colours of Clare.svg Clare
Flag of Ulster.svg Pádraig Hughes Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh
Flag of Ulster.svg Seán Hurson Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone
Flag of Leinster.svg Fergal Kelly Colours of Longford.svg Longford
Flag of Leinster.svg Eddie Kinsella Colours of Laois.svg Laois
Flag of Munster.svg Conor Lane Colours of Cork.svg Cork
Flag of Connacht.svg Patrick Neilan Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon
Flag of Leinster.svg Anthony Nolan Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow
Flag of Leinster.svg Cormac Reilly Colours of Meath.svg Meath
Flag of Ulster.svg Joe McQuillan Colours of Cavan.svg Cavan
Flag of Munster.svg Pádraig O'Sullivan Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry
Flag of Munster.svg Derek O'Mahoney Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary

Live broadcast matches[edit]

These matches were broadcast live on television in Ireland

Round RTÉ Sky Sports
Connacht Championship Mayo vs Galway
Mayo vs Sligo
Sligo vs Roscommon
Munster Championship Kerry vs Cork
Kerry vs Cork (replay)
Leinster Championship Dublin vs Longford
Westmeath vs Meath
Dublin vs Kildare
Dublin vs Westmeath
Laois vs Kildare
Ulster Championship Donegal vs Tyrone
Cavan vs Monaghan
Derry vs Down
Armagh vs Donegal
Monaghan vs Donegal
Derry vs Donegal
Qualifiers Cavan vs Roscommon Tipperary vs Tyrone
Galway vs Derry
Westmeath vs Fermanagh
Cork vs Kildare
Sligo vs Tyrone
Donegal vs Galway
Quarter-finals Kerry v Kildare
Dublin v Fermanagh
Monaghan v Tyrone
Mayo v Donegal
Semi-finals Kerry v Tyrone
Dublin v Mayo
Kerry v Tyrone
Dublin v Mayo
Final Kerry v Dublin Kerry v Dublin


Sunday Game Team of the Year

The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 20 September, the night of the final. Dublin's Jack McCaffrey was named as the Sunday Game player of the year.[14]

  • 1. Brendan Kealy (Kerry)
  • 2. Shane Enright (Kerry)
  • 3. Rory O’Carroll (Dublin)
  • 4. Philly McMahon (Dublin)
  • 5. Lee Keegan (Mayo)
  • 6. Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)
  • 7. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
  • 8. Anthony Maher (Kerry)
  • 9. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
  • 10. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)
  • 11. Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin)
  • 12. Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry)
  • 13. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
  • 14. Aidan O’Shea (Mayo)
  • 15. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)
All Star Team of the Year

The All Star football team was announced on 6 November. Dublin's Jack McCaffrey was named as the All Stars Footballer of the Year with Diarmuid O'Connor of Mayo being named as the All Stars Young Footballer of the Year.[15][16]

  • 1. Brendan Kealy (Kerry)
  • 2. Shane Enright (Kerry)
  • 3. Rory O'Carroll (Dublin)
  • 4. Philly McMahon (Dublin)
  • 5. Lee Keegan (Mayo)
  • 6. Cian O'Sullivan (Dublin)
  • 7. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
  • 8. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
  • 9. Anthony Maher (Kerry)
  • 10. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)
  • 11. Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin)
  • 12. Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry)
  • 13. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
  • 14. Aidan O'Shea (Mayo)
  • 15. Bernard Brogan (Dublin)

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Frank Roche picks his footballer, goal, point of the year and his end-of-season awards". Irish Independent. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ "GAA must be cautious after reaching for Sky". Irish Independent. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Media Rights Press Release". GAA.ie. 2 April 2014. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Gaelic games exclusive to GAAGO.ie in 2015". Irish Echo. 28 January 2015. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  6. ^ "GAAGO launched to stream live and on-demand games worldwide". Irish Independent. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  7. ^ "GAA and RTE Digital launch GAAGO". GAA.ie. 14 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  8. ^ "GAAGO to stream up to 45 games per year worldwide". RTÉ Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship 2015 Round 1A" Archived 13 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine. GAA.ie.
  11. ^ "Daily news". GAA. 9 September 2015. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Football and Hurling Top Scorers 2015 - HoganStand".
  13. ^ "GAA Confirms Referees' Championship Panels | Daily News | GAA News | GAA.ie". Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  14. ^ "The Sunday Game panel have selected their football team of the year". The 42. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  15. ^ "GAA GPA Opel Hurling All Stars 2015". Irish Independent. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  16. ^ "GAA GPA Opel Hurling All Stars 2015". GAA.ie. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.[permanent dead link]