1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 9 May 1982 - 19 September 1982
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Offaly (3rd win)
Captain Richie Connor
Manager Eugene McGee
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kerry
Captain John Egan
Manager Mick O'Dwyer
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Armagh
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 34
Top Scorer Colours of Offaly.svg Matt Connor (0-34)
Player of the Year Colours of Offaly.svg Martin Furlong
1981
1983

The 1982 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 96th 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 1982 and ended on 19 September 1982.

Kerry were the defending champions and were hoping to win a record-breaking fifth successive championship title.

On 19 September 1982, Offaly won the championship following a 1-15 to 0-17 defeat of Kerry in one of the most dramatic and iconic All-Ireland finals in the history of the championship.[1][2][3][4] This was their 3rd All-Ireland title, their first in ten championship seasons. It remains their last All-Ireland victory.

Offaly's Matt Connor was the championship's top scorer with 0-34. Offaly's Martin Furlong was 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-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]

Scoring[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Matt Connor Offaly 0-34 34 5 6.80
2 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 3-22 31 5 6.20
3 Barney Rock Dublin 1-18 20 3 6.66
4 Brendan Lowry Offaly 2-10 16 5 3.20
Eoin Liston Kerry 2-10 16 5 3.66
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Ger Power Kildare 2-4 10 Kilkenny
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-4 10 Cork
3 Matt Connor Offaly 0-9 9 Laois
4 Mick Finneran Roscommon 2-2 8 Sligo
Seán Moloney Clare 1-5 8 Limerick
Larry Tompkins Kildare 0-8 8 Wexford
Martin McHugh Donegal 0-8 8 Armagh
Matt Connor Offaly 0-8 8 Louth
9 John McCormack Longford 1-4 7 Dublin
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-4 7 Armagh
Matt Connor Offaly 0-7 7 Kerry
Matt Connor Offaly 0-7 7 Galway
Barney Rock Dublin 0-7 7 Kildare

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Kilkenny's 4-10 to 2-2 defeat by Kildare in the Leinster preliminary round was their last game in the Leinster Championship as the Kilkenny County Board declined to enter a team in all subsequent championships.
  • London decide to play Connacht championship games in a rotational system and are dropped from the Connacht championship draws.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Darby: The man we"ll never forget". The Kerryman. 25 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Offaly's famous win of 25 years ago". Hogan Stand. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  3. ^ O'Sullivan, Jim (15 September 2010). "Classic finals: 1982: Offaly 1-15, Kerry 0-17". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Furlong, Sheehy and Lowry reflect on the famous Kerry-Offaly game from 1982". The 42. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2016.