1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (25th win)
Captain Tim Kennelly
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Monaghan
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
Player of the Year Mikey Sheehy (Kerry)
1978
1980

The 1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was played from May to September, 1979. It was another final decider between Kerry & Dublin. Kerry matched their dominance of the previous year's final by beating Dublin by 3-13 to 1-08. It was the second part of Kerry's "Four In A Row" of all All-Ireland titles

Results[edit]

Connacht[edit]

27 May 1979
Quarter-Final
Galway 2-20 – 3-5 London

3 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Leitrim 1-13 – 0-12 Sligo

17 June 1979
Semi-Final
Mayo 3-12 – 1-10 Leitrim

24 June 1979
Semi-Final
Roscommon 3-11 – 1-11 Galway

15 July 1979
Final
Roscommon 3-15 – 2-10 Mayo
Castlebar
Attendance: 23,700

Leinster[edit]

13 May 1979
Preliminary Round
Meath 6-19 – 0-3 Kilkenny

13 May 1979
Preliminary Round
Carlow 1-16 – 4-7 Wexford

20 May 1979
Preliminary Round
Louth 1-14 – 1-6 Longford

20 May 1979
Preliminary Round
Laois 4-13 – 2-8 Westmeath
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: J Gunning

27 May 1979
Preliminary Round Replay
Wexford 2-6 – 0-12
AET
Carlow

3 June 1979
Preliminary Round Replay No. 2
Wexford 1-12 – 0-7 Carlow

3 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Dublin 4-16 – 0-4 Louth

10 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Meath 1-12 – 0-13 Kildare
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: T Jordan

10 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Wicklow 3-11 – 0-13 Wexford
Dr Cullen Park, Wexford
Referee: C Lally

17 June 1979
Quarter-Final Replay
Meath 1-20 – 3-9 Kildare
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: T Jordan

17 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Offaly 1-12 – 0-13 Laois
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: P Collins

1 July 1979
Semi-Final
Dublin 3-13 – 2-7 Wicklow
Newbridge
Attendance: 20,000

8 July 1979
Semi-Final
Meath 2-6 – 0-16 Offaly
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 21404
Referee: P Kelly

29 July 1979
Final
Dublin 1-8 – 0-9 Offaly
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 52348
Referee: Paddy Collins

Munster[edit]

20 May 1979
Quarter-Final
Clare 1-15 – 1-9 Limerick

20 May 1979
Quarter-Final
Tipperary 1-14 – 0-7 Waterford
Clonmel
Referee: A. Fogarty (K)

24 June 1979
Semi-Final
Cork 2-17 – 1-5 Tipperary
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: J. J. Landers (W)

1 July 1979
Semi-Final
Kerry 9-21 – 1-9 Clare

22 July 1979
Final
Kerry 2-14 – 2-4 Cork

Ulster[edit]

20 May 1979
Preliminary Round
Tyrone 2-9 – 2-5 Antrim

27 May 1979
Quarter-Final
Monaghan 0-14 – 0-10 Down

3 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Armagh 5-3 – 1-7 Fermanagh

10 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Derry 2-12 – 1-13 Cavan

17 June 1979
Quarter-Final
Donegal 1-11 – 1-9 Tyrone

24 June 1979
Semi-Final
Monaghan 2-10 – 2-8 Armagh

1 July 1979
Semi-Final
Donegal 2-9 – 0-14 Derry

22 July 1979
Final
Monaghan 1-15 – 0-11 Donegal
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Attendance: 21,272

All-Ireland[edit]

12 August 1979
Semi-Final
Kerry 5-14 - 0-7 Monaghan

29 August 1979
Semi-Final
Dublin 0-14 - 1-10 Roscommon

16 September 1979
Final
Kerry 3-13 - 1-8 Dublin