1976 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1976 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 9 May 1976 - 26 September 1976
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Dublin (19 win)
Captain Tony Hanahoe
Manager Kevin Heffernan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kerry
Captain John O'Keeffe
Manager Mick O'Dwyer
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Derry
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
Player of the Year Jimmy Keaveney
1975
1977

The 1976 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 90th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 9 May 1976 and ended on 26 September 1976.

Kerry were the defending champions.

On 26 September 1976, Dublin won the championship following a 3-8 to 0-10 defeat of Kerry in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 19th All-Ireland title, their first in two championship seasons.

Dublin's Jimmy Keaveney was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Leitrim recorded their first win over Mayo since 1959.
  • Cork Athletic Grounds changed its name to Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
  • The All-Ireland final was Dublin's first win over Kerry since the All-Ireland semi-final of 1934.

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 4-26 38 5 7.60
2 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 6-18 36 5 7.20
3 Brendan Kelly Derry 0-29 29 5 5.80
4 Steve Duggan Cavan 1-22 25 4 6.25
5 Gerry Farrelly Meath 3-12 21 4 5.25
6 Pat Spillane Kerry 2-14 20 5 4.00
7 Joe McLoughlin Galway 1-16 19 4 4.75
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 3-4 13 Longford
2 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 3-3 12 Derry
3 Joe McLoughlin Galway 1-8 11 Leitrim
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 0-11 11 Cork
5 Steve Duggan Cavan 0-10 10 Down
6 Willie Brennan Laois 1-6 9 Kildare
7 Gerry Farrelly Meath 1-5 8 Wicklow
Pat Spillane Kerry 1-5 8 Waterford
Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 1-5 8 Galway
Brendan Kelly Derry 0-8 8 Cavan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Epics: The Best of Dublin v Kerry". GAA website. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2015.