1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 13 May 1973 - 23 September 1973
Teams 31
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (4th win)
Captain Billy Morgan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Liam Sammon
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Tyrone
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 31
Top Scorer Colours of Offaly.svg Tony McTague (1-25)
Player of the Year Colours of Cork.svg Billy Morgan
1972
1974

The 1973 All-Ireland Football Championship was the 87th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 13 May 1973 and ended on 23 September 1973.

Offaly were the defending champions but were defeated by Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

On 23 September 1973, Cork won the championship following a 3-17 to 2-13 defeat of Galway in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 4th All-Ireland title, their first in 28 championship seasons.

Offaly's Tony McTague was the championship's top scorer with 1-25. Cork's Billy Morgan 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

Final

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Tony McTague Offaly 1-25 28 4 7.00
2 John Tobin Galway 0-21 21 4 5.25
3 Billy Field Cork 2-14 20 3 6.66
Jimmy Barrett Cork 4-8 20 4 5.00
5 Patsy Hetherington Tyrone 0-18 18 4 4.50
Ray Cummins Cork 0-18 18 4 4.50
7 Seán O'Neill Down 1-14 17 3 5.66
8 Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 1-12 15 2 7.50
9 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 5-1 15 3 5.00
10 Damian Reid Louth 0-14 14 4 3.50
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Billy Field Cork 1-8 11 Clare
Tony McTague Offaly 0-11 11 Meath
3 Willie McGee Mayo 3-0 9 Meath
Éamonn McPartland Fermanagh 3-0 9 Antrim
Gerry McCann Antrim 3-0 9 Fermanagh
Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 1-6 9 Tipperary
Billy Field Cork 1-6 9 Kerry
8 Tommy O'Malley Mayo 2-2 8 Antrim
John Cooney Offaly 2-2 8 Meath
Jimmy Barrett Cork 2-2 8 Kerry
Larry Kerins Armagh 2-2 8 Down
Tony McTague Offaly 0-8 8 Kildare
John Tobin Galway 0-8 8 Offaly
Ray Cummins Cork 0-8 8 Galway

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Tyrone won their first Ulster title since 1957.
  • Offaly win the Leinster title for the third year in succession. It is the first time in their history that they claim the coveted "three-in-a-row". It is the first time since Laois in 1938 that a team claimed three successive Leinster titles.
  • The All Ireland semi-final between Cork and Tyrone was the first championship meeting between the teams.
  • Cork end their second longest drought without the All Ireland title of 28 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Football Final 1973". millstreet.ie. Retrieved 12 June 2016.