2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 May 2002 - 22 September 2002
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Armagh (1st win)
Captain Kieran McGeeney
Manager Joe Kernan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kerry
Captain Mike McCarthy
Manager Páidí Ó Sé
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Armagh
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 66
Goals total 139 (2.11 per game)
Points total 1572 (23.82 per game)
Top Scorer Colours of Armagh.svg Oisín McConville (1-40)
Player of the Year Colours of Armagh.svg Kieran McGeeney
2001
2003

The 2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 116th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 5 May 2002 and ended on 22 September 2002.

Galway entered the championship as the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final.[1]

On 22 September 2002, Armagh won the championship following a 1-12 to 0-14 defeat of Kerry in the All-Ireland final.[2] This was their first All-Ireland title. It remains their only All-Ireland title.

Armagh's Oisín McConville was the championship's top scorer with 1-40. His teammate Kieran McGeeney was the choice for the three Footballer of the Year awards.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Roscommon 1-08  
 Galway 3-12      Galway 0-12  
          Mayo 1-07  
            Galway 1-11
 New York 1-11        Sligo 0-11
 Sligo 1-19      Sligo 2-13
 London 0-10      Leitrim 2-04    
 Leitrim 0-15  

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Clare 3-10  
 Waterford 2-09      Clare 0-08  
          Tipperary 1-08  
            Tipperary 0-07
            Cork 1-23
          Cork 0-15
 Limerick 1-07      Kerry 1-09    
 Kerry 0-14  

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
      
          Monaghan 2-18  
          Fermanagh 4-13  
            Fermanagh 1-05  
            Armagh 0-16  
          Tyrone 0-16  
          Armagh 2-13  
            Armagh 1-14
            Donegal 1-10
          Down 1-06  
 Cavan 0-15      Donegal 3-12  
 Donegal 1-17        Donegal 1-09  
            Derry 0-10  
          Antrim 0-06       
          Derry 0-16       
      

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Round 1 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Longford 1-12  
 Louth 3-17      Louth 0-11  
          Kildare 0-12  
            Kildare 3-09  
 Laois 3-06        Offaly 1-14  
 Wicklow 0-08      Laois 2-06  
          Offaly 0-13  
            Kildare 2-11
 Westmeath 0-14        Dublin 2-13
 Carlow 1-10      Westmeath 0-11  
          Meath 1-12  
            Meath 0-10  
            Dublin 2-11  
          Dublin 0-15       
          Wexford 1-10       
      

First round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Qualifiers[edit]

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Cork 1-16
Mayo 1-10
Cork 2-07
Kerry 3-19
Kerry 2-17
Galway 1-12
Kerry 0-14
Armagh 1-12
Dublin 1-14
Donegal 0-07
Dublin 1-13
Armagh 1-14
Armagh 1-16
Sligo 0-17

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Oisín McConville Armagh 1-40 43 8 5.37
2 Ray Cosgrove Dublin 6-23 41 6 6.83
3 Colin Corkery Cork 0-40 40 6 6.66
4 Mike Frank Russell Kerry 3-27 36 9 4.00
5 Adrian Sweeney Donegal 2-28 34 7 4.85
6 Rory Gallagher Fermanagh 4-18 30 4 7.50
7 Michael Reidy Limerick 2-23 29 5 5.80
Dessie Sloyan Sligo 2-23 29 6 4.83
Brendan Devenney Donegal 1-26 29 7 4.14
Dara Ó Cinnéide Kerry 0-29 29 9 3.22
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Rory Gallagher Fermanagh 3-9 18 Monaghan
2 Michael Reidy Limerick 1-9 12 Cavan
3 Anthony Nolan Wicklow 1-8 11 London
Colin Corkery Cork 0-11 11 Tipperary
5 Nigel Dineen Roscommon 2-4 10 Mayo
Gerald Pearson Cavan 0-10 10 Donegal
7 Ray Cosgrove Dublin 2-3 9 Meath
Mike Frank Russell Kerry 1-6 9 Cork
Stephen Lohan Roscommon 1-6 9 Waterford
Ciaran McManus Offaly 1-6 9 Kildare
Stephen Kelly Laois 0-9 9 Clare

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • This year New York in their 4th season in the Connacht championship are give home ground.
  • There was a triple of draws & replays in the Munster football championship in the 2 semi-finals between Clare vs Tipperary and Cork vs Kerry also final between Cork vs Tipperary.
  • During the course of the championship there were a number of first-time championship meetings.
    • Waterford V Roscommon
    • Wicklow V London
    • Wexford V Tyrone
    • Monaghan V Louth
    • Longford V Down
    • Antrim V Westmeath
    • Cavan V Limerick
    • Westmeath V Fermanagh
    • Longford V Derry
    • Tyrone V Leitrim
    • Kerry V Wicklow
    • Limerick V Offaly
    • Kerry V Fermanagh
    • Mayo V Limerick
    • Sligo V Tyrone
    • Armagh V Sligo
  • The All-Ireland qualifiers saw Tipperary face Mayo in the championship for the first time since 1920.
  • Armagh qualified for the All-Ireland final for the first time since 1977. They became the 18th team to win the All-Ireland title.
  • In the old system there would have been a close fought All Ireland semi-final between Galway and Cork.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carney, Jim (5 December 2012). "Galway heroes of 1998 are all gone now". The Tuam Herald. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Breheny, Martin (23 September 2002). "Armagh's deliverance". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 November 2016.