1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 13 May 1979 - 16 September 1979
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (25th win)
Captain Tim Kennelly
Manager Mick O'Dwyer
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Tony Hanahoe
Manager Kevin Heffernan
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Monaghan
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
No. matches played 35
Top Scorer Colours of Leitrim.svg Mikey Sheehy (6-18)
Player of the Year Colours of Leitrim.svg Mikey Sheehy
1978
1980

The 1979 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 93rd 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 1979 and ended on 16 September 1979.

Kerry entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 16 September 1979, Kerry won the championship following a 3-13 to 1-8 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 25th All-Ireland title and their second in succession.

Kerry's Mikey Sheehy was the championship's top scorer with 6-18. He was also named as the Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First 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

Championship statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 6-18 36 4 9.00
2 Kieran Finlay Monaghan 1-21 24 4 6.00
3 Pat Spillane Kerry 3-13 22 4 5.50
4 Joe McGrath Mayo 5-6 21 2 10.50
Ger Power Kerry 5-6 21 3 7.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 3-5 14 Monaghan
2 Bernard Cullen Meath 4-0 12 Kilkenny
Pat Spillane Kerry 3-3 12 Clare
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-6 12 Dublin
Kieran Finlay Monaghan 1-9 12 Donegal
6 Joe McGrath Mayo 2-5 11 Roscommon
M. Magee Wexford 2-5 11 Carlow
8 Eamon Creighton London 3-1 10 Galway
Joe McGrath Mayo 3-1 10 Leitrim
Eamon Barry Meath 2-4 10 Kilkenny
Ger Power Kerry 2-4 10 Cork
Mick Ryan Meath 1-7 10 Kildare
Gay McManus Galway 0-10 10 London
Seán Lowry Offaly 0-10 10 Meath

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Monaghan's 1-15 to 0-11 defeat of Donegal in the Ulster final gave them their first provincial title since 1938.
  • Roscommon in the Connacht final for the 3rd year in a row only time a team not Galway/Mayo and ever done so.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In numbers: Dublin v Kerry". RTÉ Sport. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2016.