1972 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1972 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 7 May 1972 - 15 October 1972
Teams 31
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Offaly (2nd win)
Captain Tony McTague
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kerry
Captain Tom Prendergast
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Donegal
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
No. matches played 34
Top Scorer Colours of Offaly.svg Tony McTague (0-36)
Player of the Year Colours of Offaly.svg Willie Bryan
1971
1973

The 1972 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 86th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 7 May 1972 and ended on 15 October 1972.

Offaly entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 15 October 1972, Offaly won the championship following a 1-19 to 0-13 defeat of Kerry in the All-Ireland final replay.[1] This was their second All-Ireland title.

Offaly's Tony McTague was the championship's top scorer with 0-36. Offaly's Willie Bryan was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round

Second 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

Finals

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Tyrone qualify for the Ulster final for the first time since 1957.
  • Donegal become the 8th team to win the Ulster title when they claim their first provincial championship with a 2-13 to 1-11 defeat of Tyrone.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final meeting between Donegal and Offaly is the very first championship clash between the two teams. It is also Donegal's first championship match to be played at Croke Park, Dublin.
  • The All-Ireland final ends in a draw and goes to a replay for the first time since 1952.
  • Offaly win back-to-back All-Ireland titles for the first and only time in their history. Their 1-19 to 0-13 All-Ireland final replay victory remains Kerry's biggest ever defeat in a championship decider.

Scoring[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Tony McTague Offaly 0-36 36 5 7.20
2 Joe Winston Donegal 0-29 29 5 5.80
3 Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 0-28 28 5 6.60
4 Mickey Freyne Roscommon 2-17 23 5 4.60
5 Brendan Lynch Kerry 1-16 19 5 3.80
6 Dermot Earley Roscommon 2-12 18 5 3.60
7 Mick O'Connell Kerry 0-17 17 5 3.40
8 Seán Cooney Offaly 2-9 15 5 3.00
9 John Tobin Galway 1-11 14 2 7.00
Liam Higgins Kerry 1-11 14 5 2.80
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 John Tobin Galway 1-9 12 Roscommon
2 Mickey Whelan Dublin 2-4 10 Westmeath
Brendan Lynch Kerry 1-7 10 Offaly
Tony McTague Offaly 0-10 10 Kerry
Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 0-10 10 Cork
Joe Winston Donegal 0-10 10 Cavan
7 Johnny Byrne Louth 3-0 9 Longford
Ray Cummins Cork 0-9 9 Kerry
Joe Winston Donegal 0-9 9 Cavan
10 Johnny Kelly Roscommon 2-2 8 Mayo
Tom King Carlow 0-8 8 Wexford
Mick Fay Meath 0-8 8 Longford
Tony McTague Offaly 0-8 8 Meath
Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 0-8 8 Roscommon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offaly heroes of 1971 and 1972 to be honoured". Offaly GAA website. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2015.