1970 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1970 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 10 May 1970 - 27 September 1970
Teams 31
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (22nd win)
Captain Donie O'Sullivan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Meath
Captain Jack Quinn
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Meath
Ulster Derry
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 31
Goals total 91 (2.9 per game)
Points total 654 (21.0 per game)
Top Scorer Colours of Leitrim.svg Tony Brennan (0-33)
Player of the Year Colours of Leitrim.svg Tom Prendergast
1969
1971

The 1970 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 84th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 10 May 1970 and ended on 27 September 1970.

Kerry entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 27 September 1970, Kerry won the championship following a 2-19 to 0-18 defeat of Meath in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 22nd All-Ireland title, their second in succession.

Meath's Tony Brennan was the championship's top scorer with 0-33. Kerry's Tom Prendergast was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Rule change[edit]

As a result of a decision taken at the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) annual congress the previous year, as of 1970 all provincial finals, All-Ireland semi-finals and the All-Ireland final itself were exteneded to 80 minutes playing time. Prior to this all championship matches were sixty minutes in duration.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

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

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Tony Brennan Meath 0-33 33 5 6.60
2 Tony McTague Offaly 1-27 30 4 7.50
3 Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 0-26 26 4 6.50
4 Andy McCallin Antrim 3-15 24 4 6.00
5 Denis Coughlan Cork 3-14 23 2 11.50
6 Jim Hanniffy Longford 1-18 21 3 7.0
Seán O'Connell Derry 2-15 21 4 5.25
8 Mickey Fay Meath 2-14 20 5 4.0
9 John Keenan Galway 0-19 19 3 6.33
Brendan Lynch Kerry 0-19 19 4 4.75
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Denis Coughlan Cork 1-10 13 Tipperary
2 Michael "Babs" Keating Tipperary 3-1 10 Cork
Mickey Freyne Roscommon 2-4 10 Leitrim
Denis Coughlan Cork 2-4 10 Kerry
T. J. Brady Laois 1-7 10 Westmeath
Tony Brennan Meath 0-10 10 Offaly
Mickey Fay Meath 0-10 10 Kerry
8 Murt Connor Offaly 2-3 9 Meath
Tony McTague Offaly 1-6 9 Westmeath
Jackie Devine Longford 1-6 9 Offaly
Tony McTague Offaly 0-9 9 Longford
Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 0-9 9 Derry

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • On 12 July 1970, the Connacht final between Galway and Roscommon becomes the first championship game to be played over the course of 80 minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glory days". Meath GAA website. Retrieved 28 October 2015.