1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 8 May 1977 - 25 September 1977
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Dublin (20th win)
Captain Tony Hanahoe
Manager Tony Hanahoe
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Armagh
Captain Jimmy Smyth
Manager Gerry O'Neill
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Armagh
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
Top Scorer Colours of Dublin.svg Jimmy Keaveney (2-27)
Player of the Year Colours of Dublin.svg Jimmy Keaveney
1976
1978

The 1977 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 91st staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 8 May 1977 and ended on 25 September 1977.

Dublin entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 25 September 1977, Dublin won the championship following a 5-12 to 3-6 defeat of Armagh in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 20th All-Ireland title and their second championship in succession.

Dublin's Jimmy Keaveney was the championship's top scorer with 2-27. Keaveney was also the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 2-27 33 5 6.60
Dermot Earley Roscommon 1-30 33 5 6.60
3 Vincent Henry Offaly 1-18 21 2 10.50
4 Jimmy Smyth Armagh 1-16 19 6 3.16
5 Brendan Kelly Derry 2-11 17 4 4.25
Damien Reid Louth 1-14 17 2 8.50
7 Willie Brennan Laois 2-10 16 2 8.00
Willie Cullen Carlow 2-10 16 3 5.33
9 Barry Walsh Kerry 2-9 15 3 5.00
10 Tommy Carew Kildare 3-5 14 2 7.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 2-6 12 Armagh
2 Brendan Kelly Derry 2-5 11 Tyrone
Vincent Henry Offaly 1-8 11 Wexford
Ken Rennicks Meath 1-8 11 Laois
5 Willie Brennan Laois 2-4 10 Louth
Barry Walsh Kerry 2-4 10 Tipperary
B. McGrath Clare 1-7 10 Waterford
Vincent Henry Offaly 0-10 10 Wicklow
Damien Reid Louth 0-10 10 Laois
10 John Tobin Galway 2-3 9 London
Dermot Earley Roscommon 0-9 9 Galway

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • After 2 years in the Connacht championship London first over Leitrim was their 1st ever championship win.
  • Armagh qualify for the Ulster final for the first time since 1961. Their defeat of Derry in that game secures their first provincial title since 1953.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final draw between Armagh and Roscommon was the first at that stage of the competition since 1969 when Cavan and Offaly drew.
  • The attendance of 54,974 at the All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Kerry was the largest at an All-Ireland semi-final since 1962 when 60,396 watched the same teams in action.
  • Jimmy Keaveney of Dublin set a new scoring record in an All-Ireland final when he scores 2-6 for Dublin against Armagh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Riordan, Ian (28 August 2002). "Reflecting on past Armagh hurt". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 30 October 2015.