1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 15 May 1983 - 18 September 1983
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Dublin (21 win)
Captain Tommy Drumm
Manager Kevin Heffernan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Séamus McHugh
Manager Mattie McDonagh
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Donegal
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 34
Top Scorer Colours of Dublin.svg Barney Rock (6-27)
Player of the Year Colours of Dublin.svg Tommy Drumm
1982
1984

The 1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 97th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 15 May 1983 and ended on 18 September 1983.

Offaly entered the championship as the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Dublin in the Leinster final.

On 18 September 1983, Dublin won the championship following a 1-10 to 1-8 defeat of Galway in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 21st All-Ireland title and their first in six championship seasons.

Dublin's Barney Rock was the championship's top scorer with 6-27. Dublin's Tommy Drumm was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-final

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-final

Semi-final

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Barney Rock Dublin 6-27 45 7 6.42
2 Matt Connor Offaly 3-19 28 3 7.33
3 John Cleary Cork 1-24 27 4 6.75
4 Derek McDonnell Cavan 4-12 24 4 6.00
5 Kieran Duff Dublin 2-13 19 7 2.71
6 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-11 17 2 8.50
John McCormack Longford 2-11 17 2 8.50
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-11 17 2 8.50
Jim McDonnell Louth 2-11 17 3 5.66
10 Tadhg Murphy Cork 3-6 15 4 3.75
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Derek McDonnell Cavan 2-5 11 Fermamagh
Matt Connor Offaly 1-8 11 Kildare
3 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 2-4 10 Tipperary
John McCormack Longford 1-7 10 Carlow
Jim McDonnell Louth 1-7 10 Westmeath
Matt Connor Offaly 1-7 10 Dublin
7 Frank Mescall Clare 3-0 9 Waterford
Larry Tompkins Kildare 2-3 9 Longford
Barney Rock Dublin 2-3 9 Meath
John Cleary Cork 1-6 9 Kerry
Barney Rock Dublin 1-6 9 Galway

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • After losing eight consecutive Munster finals, Cork finally defeat Kerry by 3-10 to 3-9 to take the provincial title for the first time since 1974.
  • The All-Ireland final has gone down as the most ill-disciplined decider in championship history. Dubbed the Game of Shame, four players were sent off - three from the Dublin team and one from Galway. Although the official attendance was 71,988 there was overcrowding on both terraces with many supporters failing to get into the ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heffo's 12 Apostles Rock 'n' roll way to glory". Irish Independent. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2016.