1974 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1974 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 19 May 1974 - 22 September 1974
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Dublin (18 win)
Captain Seán Doherty
Manager Kevin Heffernan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Gay Mitchell
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Donegal
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 32
Top Scorer Colours of Dublin.svg Jimmy Keaveney (1-36)
Player of the Year Colours of Dublin.svg Kevin Heffernan
1973
1975

The 1974 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 88th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 19 May 1974 and ended on 22 September 1974.

Cork were the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final.

On 22 September 1974, Dublin won the championship following a 0-14 to 1-6 defeat of Galway in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 18th All-Ireland title, their first in eleven championship seasons.

Dublin's Jimmy Keaveney was the championship's top scorer with 1-36. Dublin manager Kevin Heffernan was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year, the first time that the award went to a manager instead of a player.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Stadium Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial National League
Antrim Saffron and white Casement Park 1951
Armagh Orange and white Athletic Grounds 1953
Carlow Red, green and gold Dr. Cullen Park 1944
Cavan Royal blue and white Breffni Park 1952 1969 1947-48
Clare Yellow and blue Cusack Park 1917
Cork Red and white Cork Athletic Grounds 1973 1973 1955-56
Derry White and red Celtic Park 1970 1946-47
Donegal Gold and green MacCumhail Park 1972
Down Red and black Páirc Esler 1968 1971 1967-68
Dublin Sky blue and navy Parnell Park 1963 1965 1957-58
Fermanagh Green and white Brewster Park
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1966 1973 1964-65
Kerry Green and gold Fitzgerald Stadium 1970 1972 1973-74
Kildare White Páirc Tailteann 1928 1956
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1911
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1946 1925-26
Leitrim Green and gold Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada 1927
Limerick Green and white Gaelic Grounds 1896 1896
London Green and white Emerald GAA Grounds
Longford Royal blue and gold Pearse Park 1968 1965-66
Louth Red and white Drogheda Park 1957 1957
Mayo Green and red MacHale Park 1951 1969 1969-70
Meath Green and gold Páirc Tailteann 1967 1970 1950-51
Monaghan White and blue St. Tiernach's Park 1938
Offaly Green, white and gold O'Connor Park 1972 1973
Roscommon Primrose and blue Dr. Hyde Park 1944 1972
Sligo Black and white Markievicz Park 1928
Tipperary Blue and gold Semple Stadium 1920 1935
Tyrone White and red Healy Park 1973
Waterford White and blue Fraher Field 1898
Westmeath Maroon and white Cusack Park
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1918 1945
Wicklow Blue and gold Pearse Park

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 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 1-36 39 6 6.50
2 Seamus Bonner Donegal 8-3 27 5 5.40
John Tobin Galway 2-21 27 4 6.75
4 Noel Gallagher Donegal 0-21 21 5 4.20
5 Mickey Kearns Sligo 0-19 19 3 6.33
6 Seán O'Neill Down 2-9 15 5 3.00
Dermot Earley Roscommon 1-12 15 3 5.00
Ray Cummins Cork 1-12 15 3 5.00
9 Gerry Farrelly Meath 2-7 13 3 4.33
Brian Mullins Dublin 3-4 13 5 2.60
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Seamus Bonner Donegal 4-1 13 Antrim
2 John Tobin Galway 2-6 12 Donegal
3 John Tobin Dublin 1-8 11 Meath
4 Michael Laffey Sligo 2-4 10 Leitrim
5 Séamus Mac Gearailt Kerry 2-3 9 Waterford
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-3 9 Waterford
Mickey Kearns Sligo 0-9 9 Roscommon
John Tobin Galway 0-9 9 Roscommon
9 Damien Reid Louth 0-8 8 Carlow
Noel Gallagher Donegal 0-8 8 Galway
Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 0-8 8 Galway

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Dublin win the Leinster title for the first time since 1965.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Donegal and Galway was the very first championship meeting between the two sides.
  • Dublin win the All-Ireland title for the first time since 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breheny, Martin (17 September 2010). "1974: Cullen's penalty save kicks off Dubs' golden era". Irish Independent. Retrieved 25 October 2015.