1987 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1987 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 17 May 1987 - 20 September 1987
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Meath (4 win)
Captain Mick Lyons
Manager Seán Boylan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Captain Conor Counihan
Manager Billy Morgan
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Meath
Ulster Derry
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 37
Top Scorer Larry Tompkins (0-38)
Player of the Year Brian Stafford
1986
1988

The 1987 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 101st staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 17 May 1987 and ended on 20 September 1987.

Kerry entered the championship as the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Cork in a Munster final replay.

On 20 September 1987, Meath won the championship following a 1-14 to 0-11 defeat of Cork in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 4th All-Ireland title, their first since 1967.

Cork's Larry Tompkins was the championship's top scorer with 0-38. Meath's Brian Stafford 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

Seemi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

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 Larry Tompkins Cork 0-38 38 6 6.33
2 Brian Stafford Meath 0-33 33 5 6.60
3 Barney Rock Dublin 0-23 23 3 7.66
4 Enda Gormley Derry 0-22 22 4 5.50
5 Eoin O'Brien Waterford 1-11 14 3 4.66
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Barney Rock Dublin 0-11 11 Westmeath
Larry Tompkins Cork 0-11 11 Galway
3 Eoin O'Brien Waterford 1-7 10 Clare
Brian Stafford Meath 0-10 10 Kildare
5 Jim McGrath Waterford 2-2 8 Clare
Mickey Daragh Antrim 1-5 8 Tyrone
Barney Rock Dublin 0-8 8 Wicklow
Larry Tompkins Cork 0-8 8 Kerry
Enda Gormley Derry 0-8 8 Down
10 John O'Connor Clare 2-1 7 Waterford
Jack O'Shea Kerry 2-1 7 Waterford
John Brady Cavan 2-1 7 Derry
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-4 7 Cork
Liam McHale Mayo 1-4 7 Sligo
Brian Stafford Meath 0-7 7 Laois
Enda Gormley Derry 0-7 7 Cavan
Brian Stafford Meath 0-7 7 Cork

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Derry win the Ulster Championship for the first time since 1976.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Meath and Derry was the very first championship meeting of the two sides.
  • The All-Ireland final saw Meath qualify for the decider for the first time since 1970, while Cork were appearing in the showpiece for the first time since 1973. It was their second ever championship meeting and their first since 1967.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoghegan, Jimmy (4 April 2012). "Celebrations planned to honour the 1987 All-Ireland champions". Meath Chronicle. Retrieved 8 October 2016.