2016 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship

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2016 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
DatesApril — 18 September 2016
Teams32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamKerry (14th win)
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamGalway
Provincial Champions
MunsterKerry
LeinsterKildare
UlsterDonegal
ConnachtGalway
Championship statistics
2015
2017

The 2016 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship was the GAA's premier inter-county gaelic football competition for under 18's. 32 teams took part.

The winners receive the Tom Markham Cup.

The defending champions were Kerry who defeated Tipperary in the 2015 final.

Kerry beat Galway 3-07 to 0-09 in the final on 18 September 2016 for their third consecutive championship.

Teams[edit]

Thirty two teams contest the championship. New York and London do not participate in this competition. Kilkenny fielded a team in 2016 despite not having participated in 2015.

Format[edit]

Provincial Championships

Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster organise four provincial championships. Each province determines the format for deciding their champions and may be league, group, knock-out, double-elimination, etc. or a combination. For clarity, the format is explained in the provincial sections below.

All-Ireland

The four provincial winners play the four provincial runners-up in the All-Ireland quarter finals. Two semi-finals follow and a final which is normally played before the All-Ireland senior final on the third Sunday in September. All matches are knock-out.

Provincial Championships[edit]

Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht Minor Football Championship[edit]

Connacht Format[edit]

All five Connacht counties compete in a straight knock-out format.

Connacht Main Draw[edit]

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Connacht Final
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon  
Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo     Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 1-7  
        Colours of Galway.svg Galway 3-11  
          Colours of Galway.svg Galway 1-9
          Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 0-6
        Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 4-11
        Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim 1-8    
     

Connacht Final[edit]

Final
Colours of Galway.svg Galway1-9 - 0-6Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo
Report

Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster Minor Football Championship[edit]

Leinster Format[edit]

All twelve Leinster teams compete in the preliminary round of the main draw. The six beaten teams enter the losers' section and, after four play-off matches, two teams re-enter the main draw at the quarter-final stage. From the quarter-finals onwards all matches are knock-out.

Leinster Main Draw[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Leinster Final
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 3-9  
Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 0-12     Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 1-16  
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 2-16     Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 0-8  
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 0-7       Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 0-19  
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-14       Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 0-15  
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1-7     Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-5  
Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 0-11     Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 1-18  
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 1-6       Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 1-18
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 0-1       Colours of Laois.svg Laois 0-10
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 17-20     Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1-11  
        Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly** 0-19  
          Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0-6  
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1-8       Colours of Laois.svg Laois 1-15  
Colours of Cork.svg Louth 1-14     Colours of Cork.svg Louth 1-12      
        Colours of Laois.svg Laois** 2-10      
     

Leinster Losers' Rounds 1 and 2[edit]

The six beaten teams in the preliminary round of the main draw play-off in four matches. Two teams from the losers' section re-enter the main draw at the quarter-final stage.

Losers Round 1 Losers Round 2 Leinster Quarter Finalists**
Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 0-12  
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1-11     Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1-13  
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow w/o     Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 2-9  
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny scr       Quarter Finalist in Main Draw n/a
          Quarter Finalist in Main Draw n/a
        Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1-4
        Colours of Laois.svg Laois 1-13    
     

Leinster Final[edit]

Final
Colours of Laois.svg Laois0-10 - 1-18Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
Report [1]

Flag of Munster.svg Munster Minor Football Championship[edit]

Munster Format[edit]

All six Munster teams compete in the three quarter-finals of the main draw. The three beaten teams enter the play-off section and, after two play-off matches, one team re-enters the main draw at the semi-final stage. From the sem-finals onwards all matches are knock-out.

Munster Main Draw[edit]

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Munster Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 2-21  
Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 1-2     Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 1-13  
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 0-9     Colours of Clare.svg Clare 1-6  
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 1-5       Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 3-14
          Colours of Cork.svg Cork 3-8
        Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-19
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 1-11     Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 0-6    
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 1-14  

Munster Playoff Rounds 1 and 2[edit]

The three beaten teams in the quarter-finals of the main draw play-off in two matche. One team from the play-offs re-enters the main draw at the semi-final stage.

Playoff 1 Playoff 2
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 3-8  
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 0-11     Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 1-13
        Colours of Monaghan.svg Waterford 1-5
     

Munster Final[edit]

Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry3-14 - 3-8Colours of Cork.svg Cork
Report

Flag of Ulster.svg Ulster Minor Football Championship[edit]

Ulster Format[edit]

All nine Ulster teams compete. The fixtures mirror the senior fixtures i.e. if Derry are drawn to play Tyrone in their first match in the senior championship then Derry minors play Tyrone minors in their first match. Often the minor teams play immediately before the seniors. All matches are knock-out.

The winners receive the Fr. Murray Cup.

Ulster Main Draw[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Ulster Final
     
        Colours of Cork.svg Derry 1-15  
        Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 0-10  
          Colours of Cork.svg Derry 1-17
aet
 
          Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 0-14
aet
 
        Colours of Laois.svg Cavan 1-12  
        Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 2-14  
          Colours of Cork.svg Derry 1-11
          Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 2-10
        Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 1-13  
        Colours of Down.svg Down 0-11  
          Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 2-12  
          Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 3-15  
        Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal 2-11      
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Fermanagh 2-9     Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 2-7      
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 4-10  

Ulster Final[edit]

Final
Colours of Cork.svg Derry1-11 - 2-10Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal
Report

All-Ireland[edit]

All-Ireland Main Draw[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 July 2016 – O'Connor Park
 
 
Colours of Galway.svg Galway3-10
 
21 August 2016 – Croke Park
 
Colours of Laois.svg Laois0-12
 
Colours of Galway.svg Galway2-12
 
30 July 2016– Croke Park
 
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal1-11
 
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal2-13
 
18 September 2016– Croke Park
 
Colours of Cork.svg Cork0-13
 
Colours of Galway.svg Galway0-9
 
31 July 2016– Croke Park
 
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry3-7
 
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry1-24
 
28 August 2016 – Croke Park
 
Colours of Cork.svg Derry2-10
 
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry2-26
 
1 August 2016 – O'Connor Park
 
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare0-10
 
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare2-14
 
 
Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo2-08
 

All-Ireland Quarter-Finals[edit]

The four provincial champions play the four beaten finalists from the provincial championships.

Quarter-Final
Colours of Galway.svg Galway3-10 - 0-12Colours of Laois.svg Laois
Report
Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)

Quarter-Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal2-13 - 0-13Colours of Cork.svg Cork
Report
Referee: Jerome Henry (Mayo)

Quarter-Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry1-24 - 2-10Colours of Cork.svg Derry
Report
Referee: John Hickey (Carlow)

Quarter-Final
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare2-14 - 2-8Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo
Report
Referee: Niall Cullen (Fermanagh)

All-Ireland Semi-Finals[edit]

There is no draw for the semi-finals 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 provincial winner loses their quarter final, then the provincial runner-up who beat them takes their place in the semi-final.

Semi-Final
Colours of Galway.svg Galway2-12 - 1-11Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal
Report
Referee: John Hickey (Carlow)

Semi-Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry2-26 - 0-10Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
Report
Referee: Martin McNally (Monaghan)

All-Ireland Final[edit]

Final
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry3-7 - 0-9Colours of Galway.svg Galway
Report
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (Down)

See also[edit]

References[edit]