1984 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1984 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 13 May 1984 - 23 September 1984
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (28 win)
Captain Ambrose O'Donovan
Manager Mick O'Dwyer
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Tommy Drumm
Manager Kevin Heffernan
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Tyrone
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 34
Top Scorer Colours of Dublin.svg Barney Rock (5-24)
Player of the Year Colours of Leitrim.svg Jack O'Shea
1983
1985

The 1984 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 98th 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 1984 and ended on 23 September 1984.

Dublin entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 23 September 1984, Kerry won the championship following a 0-14 to 1-6 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 29th All-Ireland title and their second championship in succession.

Dublin's Barney Rock was the championship's top scorer with 5-24. Kerry's Jack O'Shea was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Centenary year[edit]

1984 was a special year in the annals of Gaelic games as it was the centenary of the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Because of this a series of events celebrating the occasion were planned to take place throughout the year. The festivities were officially launched on 18 March at the Michael Cusack cottage in Carron, County Clare. Ash trees were planted to mark the occasion and a plaque was also unveiled in memory of the founder of the association. The Railway Cup finals were later played in Cusack Park, Ennis.

A £100,000 film was also commissioned by the centenary committee. Made by Louis Marcus the film was designed to be a portrait rather than a chronological history of the GAA.

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]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • For the first time in years there were 2 draws and replays in the Munster football championship Quarter-finals.
  • Tyrone are Ulster champions for the first time since 1973.
  • The All Ireland semi-final between Dublin vs Tyrone was their first championship meeting.

Scoring[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Barney Rock Dublin 5-24 39 5 7.80
2 Matt Connor Offaly 2-17 26 3 8.66
3 Frank McGuigan Tyrone 0-23 23 4 5.75
4 John McCormack Longford 2-16 22 3 7.33
5 Stephen Joyce Galway 1-16 19 4 4.75
6 John Ramsbottom Laois 0-17 17 3 5.66
7 John Kennedy Kerry 0-16 16 4 4.00
8 Kieran Duff Dublin 2-9 15 5 3.00
Kevin McStay Mayo 1-12 15 2 7.50
10 Finian Murtagh Meath 0-14 14 3 4.66
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-11 14 4 3.50
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Matt Connor Offaly 2-5 11 Longford
Frank McGuigan Tyrone 0-11 11 Armagh
3 Barney Rock Dublin 2-4 10 Wexford
Kevin McStay Mayo 1-7 10 Galway
Barney Rock Dublin 1-7 10 Tyrone
6 John Ramsbottom Laois 0-9 9 Carlow
Matt Connor Offaly 0-9 9 Longford
8 Anthony Finnerty Mayo 2-2 8 Leitrim
John McCormack Longford 2-2 8 Wicklow
Barney Rock Dublin 1-5 8 Kerry
Tom Byrne Mayo 1-5 8 Leitrim
Stephen Joyce Galway 1-5 8 Mayo
Finian Murtagh Meath 0-8 8 Laois
Stephen Joyce Galway 0-8 8 London

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerry win Sam Maguire". RTÉ Archives. 24 September 1984. Retrieved 30 October 2016.