1991 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1991 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Down (4th win)
Captain Paddy O'Rourke
Manager Pete McGrath
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Meath
Ulster Down
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
Player of the Year Colm O'Rourke (Meath)
1990
1992

The 1991 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was played from May to September 1990. Down defeated Meath in the final by a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-14. The Ulster county's victory was to be the start of four consecutive All-Ireland titles for the province. For Meath, it was their second consecutive defeat in a final, having lost to Cork in the 1990 final.

The Championship was noted for the tie between Dublin and Meath that took three replays to decide.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

In 1991 for the first time in years the Munster Championship gets rid of its seeded draw system and moves to an open draw.

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 Brian Stafford Meath 4-62 74 10 7.40
2 Ross Carr Down 0-30 30 6 5.00
3 Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 0-29 29 4 7.25
4 Derek Duggan Roscommon 1-25 28 4 7.00
5 Bernard Flynn Meath 0-27 27 10 2.70
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 0-12 12 Limerick
2 Derek Duggan Roscommon 1-8 11 Meath
3 Noel Durkin Mayo 3-1 10 London
Stefan White Louth 2-4 10 Kildare
Brian Stafford Meath 0-10 10 Dublin
6 Mick Lawlor Laois 2-3 9 Louth
Brian Stafford Meath 1-6 9 Dublin
Brian Stafford Meath 1-6 9 Wicklow
Brian Stafford Meath 1-6 9 Offaly
Ross Carr Down 0-9 9 Derry
Brian Stafford Meath 0-9 9 Roscommon
Ross Carr Down 0-9 9 Derry

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Fermanagh's 3-12 to 1-8 defeat of Antrim in the Ulster quarter-final is their first victory in the championship since 1983.
  • The 1991 championship became famous for the four-game saga between Meath and Dublin in the preliminary round of the Leinster Championship. The four games comprised three draws, with two still ending level even after extra time. Meath eventually triumphed by a single point. A combined total of just under 237,000 people attended the four games in what was a major windfall for the Leinster Council.
  • Down win the All Ireland final for the 1st time in 23 years and were 1st Ulster county since 1968 to win and also 1st not from Munster/Leinster of course .