1966 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1966 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 1 May 1966 - 25 September 1966
Teams 31
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Galway (7th win)
Captain Enda Colleran
Manager John "Tull" Dunne
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Meath
Captain Dave Carty
Manager Peter McDermott
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Meath
Ulster Down
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 32
Top Scorer Colours of Leinster Council.svg P. T. Treacy (4-12)
Player of the Year Colours of Galway.svg Mattie McDonagh
1965
1967

The 1966 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 80th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 1 May 1966 and ended on 25 September 1966.

Galway entered the championship as the defending champions in search of a third successive championship title.

On 25 September 1966, Galway won the championship following a 1-10 to 0-7 defeat of Meath in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their seventh All-Ireland title overall and their third championship in succession.

Fermanagh's P. T. Treacy was the championship's top scorer with 4-12. Galway's Mattie McDonagh was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-final

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Galway were All Ireland Champions for the third year in a row & Connacht champions for the forth year in a row.

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 P. T. Treacy Fermanagh 4-12 24 3 8.00
2 Michael McLoone Donegal 3-14 23 3 7.66
3 Cyril Dunne Galway 1-18 21 4 5.25
Jack Donnelly Kildare 0-21 21 4 5.25
5 Mick Ruane Mayo 4-4 16 3 5.33
Pat Dunny Kildare 4-4 16 3 5.33
Con O'Sullivan Cork 2-10 16 4 4.00
Mickey Kearns Sligo 1-13 16 2 8.00
9 John Timmons Dublin 2-9 15 2 7.50
Seán O'Neill Down 2-9 15 4 3.75
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Tony Brennan Meath 3-2 11 Wexford
Pat Dunny Kildare 3-2 11 Dublin
3 Mick Ruane Mayo 3-1 10 Sligo
Con O'Sullivan Cork 2-4 10 Limerick
P. T. Treacy Fermanagh 2-4 10 Monaghan
Michael McLoone Donegal 2-4 10 Fermanagh
Cyril Dunne Galway 1-7 10 Cork
Mickey Kearns Sligo 0-10 10 Mayo
9 P. T. Treacy Fermanagh 2-3 9 Armagh
John Hannigan Donegal 2-3 9 Fermanagh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breheny, Martin (17 September 2010). "1966: Galway power surge seals historic treble". Irish Independent. Retrieved 30 October 2016.