1989 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1989 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 14 May 1989 - 17 September 1989
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (5 win)
Captain Dinny Allen
Manager Billy Morgan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Mayo
Captain Jimmy Browne
Manager John O'Mahony
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Tyrone
Connacht Mayo
Championship statistics
No. matches played 34
Top Scorer Colours of Mayo.svg Michael Fitzmaurice (0-32)
Player of the Year Colours of Cork.svg Teddy McCarthy
1988
1990

The 1989 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 103rd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 14 May 1989 and ended on 17 September 1989.

Meath were the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Dublin in the Leinster final.

On 17 September 1989, Cork won the championship following a 0-17 to 1-11 defeat of Mayo in the All-Ireland final.[1][2][3] This was their 5th All-Ireland title, their first in sixteen championship seasons.

Mayo's Michael Fitzmaurice was the championship's top scorer with 0-32. Cork's Teddy McCarthy was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

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

Finals

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals

Final

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Michael Fitzmaurice Mayo 0-32 32 6 5.33
2 Barney Rock Dublin 0-23 23 4 5.75
3 Brian Stafford Meath 1-19 22 3 7.33
4 Larry Tompkins Cork 0-21 21 4 5.25
5 Stephen Conway Tyrone 1-17 20 5 4.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Eoin Sheehan Limerick 4-3 15 Waterford
2 Tony McManus Roscommon 2-4 10 Mayo
Brian Stafford Meath 1-7 10 Offaly
4 Pat Baker Wicklow 0-9 9 Longford
Kevin McCabe Tyrone 0-9 9 Armagh
6 Paul Earley Roscommon 2-2 8 Sligo
Martin McHugh Donegal 2-2 8 Derry
John Fleming Westmeath 1-5 8 Wexford
John Costello Tipperary 0-8 8 Clare
Ronan Carolan Cavan 0-8 8 Donegal

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • On 11 June 1989, Corran Park in Ballymote hosts its first championship game in 36 years. That defeat of Leitrim by Sligo is their first championship victory over the team in 15 years.
  • Cork win the Munster title for the third year in succession. It is the first time in their history that they achieve the three-in-a-row.
  • The All Ireland semi-finals the Mayo vs Tyrone game was the first championship meeting between the teams while the other had between Cork vs Dublin was Cork's first championship win over Dublin.
  • The All-Ireland final between Cork and Mayo is their first championship meeting since the 1916 All-Ireland semi-final. It is Mayo's first appearance in an All-Ireland final in 38 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carey, Daniel (14 September 2009). "1989: One that got away for Mayo". The Mayo News. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Down memory lane: A potted history of Cork v Mayo". The 42. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jubilee Team: Cork 1989". GAA website. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2015.