2007 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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2007 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Croke Park fans on the hill.jpg
Championship details
Dates 13 May - 16 September 2007
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (35th win)
Captain Declan O'Sullivan
Manager Pat O'Shea
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Captain Derek Kavanagh
Manager Billy Morgan
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Tyrone
Connacht Sligo
Championship statistics
No. matches played 56
Goals total 101 (1.80 per game)
Points total 1409 (25.16 per game)
Top Scorer James Masters (3-30)
Player of the Year Marc Ó Sé
2006
2008

The 2007 Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, was a Gaelic football competition in Ireland, and was the most significant and prestigious competition in the sport held that year. It began on 13 May 2007, with the final game took place for Sunday, 16 September. Kerry were the defending champions, as well as the most successful team in the competition. Donegal entered the Championship as the unbeaten National League champions, as well as having been runners-up to Tyrone in the 2007 Dr. McKenna Cup.

The draw for the provincial championships took place on 4 November 2006.

Kerry retained their championship, the first team to do so since Cork won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990. The final was the first occasion when two teams from Munster, Kerry and Cork, competed, although not the first with two teams from the same Province. That distinction belongs to the 2003 Championship where two counties from Ulster competed. The final score was Kerry 3-13 Cork 1-09.

Cork's James Masters was the top scorer, with 3 goals and 30 points (3-30: a total of 39 points). He also held the record for the highest individual tally in a match, getting 2-07 (13) in the game against Tipperary.

Results[edit]

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Players names followed by a number indicates their scoring tally. f=free kick, '45'=45m kick, sline=sideline ball, p=goal scored from penalty. SO=Sent Off

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Waterford 1-06  
 Clare 0-07      Waterford 0-04  
          Kerry 2-15  
            Cork 1-13
            Kerry 1-15
          Tipperary 0-10
 Cork 2-14      Cork 2-18    
 Limerick 0-07  

20 May 2007
Quarter-Final
Waterford 1-06 - 0-07 Clare
G Power (1-01), B Wall (0-03), A Hubbord, L Ó Lionáin (0-01 each) Report D Russell (0-02), E Talty, S Hickey, R Donnelly, L Healy (0-01 each)

20 May 2007
Quarter-Final
Cork 2-14 - 0-07 Limerick
J. Masters 1-7 (4f); N. O’Leary 1-0; K. O’Sullivan 0-3 (1f); G. Spillane, F. Gould, N. Murphy, P. O’Neill 0-1 each. Report M. Reidy 0-4 (4f); J. Cooke 0-2; P. Ranahan 0-1.

3 June 2007
Semi-Final
Waterford 0-04 - 2-15 Kerry
M Ahearne 0-2, B Wall, Hubbard (0-1 each) Report E Brosnan (2-2), C Cooper (0-5, 0-2f), P Galvin, P O'Connor (0-2 each), M O'Se, T O'Se, S O'Sullivan, M F Russell (0-1 each)

3 June 2007
Semi-Final
Cork 2-18 - 0-10 Tipperary
J Masters 2-07 (4f, 1x'45'), D O'Connor 0-3 (1f, 1x'45'), D Kavanagh, P O'Neill (0-2 each), M Shields, C McCarthy, K MacMahon, F Gould (0-1 each) Report D Browne (0-5, 2f), D O'Brien, B Grogan (0-2 each), C Morrissey (0-1)
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: E. Murtagh (Longford)

1 July 2007
Final
Kerry 1-15 - 1-13 Cork
MF Russell (0-6, 5f), C Cooper (1-2), D O'Sullivan (0-3), K Donaghy (0-2), E Brosnan, S O'Sullivan (0-1 each) Report D O'Connor (1-4, 4f), J Masters (0-4, 2f, 1xsline), M Cussen (0-2), N Murphy, P O'Neill, K MacMahon (0-1 each).

Top scorer: J Masters (Cork) 3-18

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Round 1 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Louth 2-18  
 Wicklow 0-11      Louth 2-08  
          Wexford 0-16  
            Wexford 0-13  
 Westmeath 1-13        Laois 1-13  
 Longford 2-13      Longford 0-09  
          Laois 0-14  
            Laois 1-14
 Meath 2-11        Dublin 3-14
 Kildare 1-08      Meath 0-12  
          Dublin 0-16  
            Dublin 1-12  
            Offaly 0-10  
          Carlow 3-07       
          Offaly 2-19       
      

13 May 2007
1st Round
Longford 2-13 - 1-13 Westmeath
B Kavanagh (2-06, 4f), P Barden (0-02, 1f), B McElvaney, L Keenan, T Smullen, D Hanniffy, P Davis (0-01 each) Report D Dolan (0-05, 2f), M Flanagan (1-01), D Glennon (0-04), F Wilson (1f), D O Shaughnessy (0-01 each)

20 May 2007
1st Round
Louth 1-11 - 0-14 Wicklow
D Clarke (0-5, 3f), R Carroll (1-0), A Hoey (0-3, 2f), P Keenan (0-2), M Stanfield (0-1) Report T Gill (0-5, 3f), L Glynn (0-3), T Hannon (0-3, 1 ‘45’), P Earls (0-2)

27 May 2007
1st Round Replay
Louth 1-09 - 0-12 Wicklow
N McDonnell 1-0, A Hoey 0-2 (2f), P Keenan, R Carroll, M Stanfield, S Lennon, M Farrelly, D Reid, JP Rooney(f) 0-1 each Report T Hannon 0-5 (3f), J Stafford 0-2, L Glynn, T Walsh, J Slattery, JP Dalton, D Odlum 0-1 each.
T Gill S.O.

3 June 2007
1st Round 2nd Replay
Louth 2-18 - 0-11 Wicklow
M Stanfield (1-3), JP Rooney (1-2. 1f), A Hoey (0-4, 1f), P Keenan (0-3), S Lennon (0-2), N McDonnell, C Grimes (0-1 each) Report T Hannon (0-3f), P Earls (0-2), P Dalton, T Walsh, L Glynn, J Slattery, T Gill, J McGrath (0-1 each)

20 May 2007
1st Round
Meath 2-11 - 1-08 Kildare
J Sheridan (1-2), S Bray (0-4), D Fay (1-0), P Byrne (0-3), K Reilly, P Curren (0-1 each).
B Farrel SO
Report E Bolton (1-1), J Doyle (0-4, 1f), K O'Neill, A Rainbow, T Fennin (0-1 each)

2 June 2007
Quarter-Final
Longford 0-09 - 0-14 Laois
B Kavanagh 0-05 (5f), P Barden, P Dowd, D Barden, K Mulligan 0-01 each Report M Tierney 0-04 (2f), P Clancy, B McDonald (2f) (0-02 each), P McMahon, B McCormack, N Garvan, R Munnelly, C Conway, P Lawlor (0-01 each)

3 June 2007
Quarter-Final
Meath 0-14 - 1-11 Dublin
C Ward (0-5), S Bray, J Sheridan (0-3 each), C King, P Curran, G Geraghty (0-1 each) Report C Keaney (0-5), A Brogan (1-1), T Quinn (0-3), C Moran, S Ryan (0-1 each)

10 June 2007
Quarter-Final
Carlow 3-07 - 2-19 Offaly
J Hickey, D Hayden (1-00 each), B Kelly (0-02 1f), M Carpenter, P Reid, D Byrne, JJ Smith, N Conway (0-01 each)
A McNamee scored own goal
Report PJ Ward (0-08 2f), N McNamee (0-06 3f), K Slattery, N Coughlan (1-01 each), A McNamee, P Kellaghan, C McManus, (0-01 each)
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 12000
Referee: Michael Daly

17 June 2007
Quarter-Final Replay
Meath 0-12 - 0-16 Dublin
S Bray 0-4, B Farrell (0-1f) 0-3, G Geraghty 0-2,

C Ward (f), A Moyles, N Crawford 0-1 each.

Report M Vaughan 0-8 (0-4f, 1x sline, 1x'45'), C Keaney 0-4 (0-3f), C Moran, C Whelan, D Henry, A Brogan 0-1 each.

17 June 2007
Quarter-Final
Louth 2-08 - 0-16 Wexford
JP Rooney 1-1 (1f), J O’Brien 1-0, D Clarke 0-3 (2f), P Keenan 0-2, M Stanfield, S Lennon (0-1 each) Report M Forde 0-07 (3fs, 1x45), A Flynn 0-3, E Bradley, C Lyng (0-2 each), C Deely, R Barry (0-1 each)

24 June 2007
Semi-Final
Dublin 1-12 - 0-10 Offaly
C. Keaney (1f), M. Vaughan (1f, 1x'45') (0-03 each), A. Brogan (0-02), T. Quinn, C. Whelan, J. Sherlock, C. Moran (0-01 each)
M Quinn scored own goal
Report N McNamee 0-7 (0-4f), P McConway, N Smith, S Ryan 0-1 each.
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 77623
Referee: Michael Collins

1 July 2007
Semi-Final
Wexford 0-13 - 1-13 Laois
C Lyng (0-7, 3f), M Forde (0-4, 3f), A Morrissey, R Barry (0-1 each) Report MJ Tierney (0-7, 5f), P Lawlor (1-0), C Parkinson (0-2), P Clancy, B Quigley, C Conway, P O'Leary (0-1 each)

15 July 2007
Final
Dublin 3-14 - 1-14 Laois
M. Vaughan (1-6, 5f), A. Brogan (1-01), Bernard Brogan (junior) (1-01), C. Whelan (0-02), C. Keaney (0-02, 1f), T. Quinn, G. Brennan (0-01 each) Report MJ Tierney (0-7, 6f, 1 x45), R Munnelly (1-1), C Parkinson (0-3), P McCormack, P O'Leary, B Sheehan (0-1 each)

Top scorer: M Vaughan (Dublin) 1-17

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
      
          Armagh 1-08  
          Donegal 1-09  
            Donegal 1-07  
            Tyrone 2-15  
          Fermanagh 1-09  
          Tyrone 1-13  
            Tyrone 1-15
 Cavan 0-11        Monaghan 1-13
 Down 0-15      Down 1-15  
          Monaghan 2-15  
            Monaghan 0-14  
            Derry 1-09  
          Antrim 0-10       
          Derry 1-13       
      

13 May 2007
Preliminary Round
Cavan 2-11 - 3-08 Down
Larry Reilly 1-2, J Crowe 1-0, G Pierson 0-3 (1f)Dermot McCabe and Jason O'Reilly 0-2 (2f) each, Seanie Johnston and S Brady 0-1 each Report Ronan Sexton 2-0, Brendan Coulter 1-1, Ronan Murtagh and Martin Cole 0-2 each, Dan Gordan, James McGovern and Paul McComiskey 0-1 each

20 May 2007
Preliminary Round Replay
Cavan 0-11 - 0-15 Down
D McCabe 0-5, S Johnstone 0-3, A Ford, L Reilly, S Brady 0-1 each Report Danny Hughes 0-3, Paul Murphy, J McGovern, Paul McComiskey 0-2 each, Declan Rooney, Kevin McGuigan, R Murtagh, D Gordan, Stephen Kearney 0-1 each

20 May 2007
Quarter-Final
Fermanagh 1-09 - 0-13 Tyrone
C O'Reilly 0-5 (4f, 1x'45'), M Murphy 1-1, T Brewster 0-2 (2f), M Little 0-1 Report N Gormley 0-4 (1f), T McGuigan 0-3, G Cavlan 0-2 (2f), K Hughes, S Cavanagh, D Harte, R Mellon 0-1 each

27 May 2007
Quarter-Final
Donegal 1-09 - 1-08 Armagh
C McFadden 0-6 (6f), B Devenney 1-0, P McConagley, C Toye, A Sweeney 0-1 each Report O McConville 1-2 (2f), S McDonnell 0-2, A Kernan, K McGeeney, S Kernan, D Marsden 0-1 each

10 June 2007
Quarter-Final
Antrim 0-10 - 1-13 Derry
CJ McGourty, P Cunningham (4f) (0-04 each), M McCann (1f), K Niblock (0-01 each) [1] C Gilligan (0-05, 3f), M Lynch (1-01), E Muldoon (0-04), J Conway, B McGoldrick, J Diver (0-01 each)

10 June 2007
Quarter-Final
Down 1-15 - 2-15 Monaghan
McGovern (3f), A Carr (3f, 1x'45') (0-04 each), P Downey (1-00), P Murphy, M Walsh (0-02 each), D Gordon, P McComiskey, S Kearney (0-01 each) Report C Hanratty (2-01), P Finlay (1f), T Freeman (3f) (0-05 each), S Gollogly (0-02), S Smith, C McManus (0-01 each)

17 June 2007
Semi-Final
Tyrone 2-15 - 1-07 Donegal
B Dooher 0-05, C McCullagh (1p, 1f), R Mulgrew (1-01 each), O Mulligan 0-03 (2f), S O'Neill 0-02, D Harte, K Hughes, S Cavanagh (0-01 each) Report K Cassidy (1-0), C Bonner, B Devenny (1f) (0-02 each), R Kavanagh, C McFadden, K McMenamin (0-01 each) C McFadden, K McMenamin SO

24 June 2007
Semi-Final
Monaghan 0-14 - 1-09 Derry
T Freeman (0-7), S Gollogly (0-4), R Woods (0-3). Report Paddy Bradley (1-2), C Gilligan (0-3), J Conway (0-2), J Diver, M Lynch (0-1 each).

15 July 2007
Final
Monaghan 1-13 - 1-15 Tyrone
T Freeman (1-3 1f), P Finlay (0-5 4f), V Corey, D Clerkin, S Gollogly, C Hanratty, R Woods (0-1 each) Report C McCullagh (0-5 4f), S Cavanagh (0-4), E Mulligan (0-3 3f), P Jordan (1-0), D Carlin, D Harte, G Cavlan (0-1 each)

Top scorer: T Freeman (Monaghan) 1-15

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 New York 1-03  
 Sligo 2-18      Sligo 0-13  
          Roscommon 2-05  
            Sligo 1-10
 Mayo 0-09        Galway 0-12
 Galway 2-10      Galway 0-17
 London 2-05      Leitrim 1-10    
 Leitrim 1-12  

13 May 2007
Quarter-Final
New York 1-03 - 2-18 Sligo
R Garvey (1-01), S Russell, V Gavin (0-01 each) Report M Breheny (0-07), E O'Hara, K Quinn (1-00 each), A Marren (0-03), J McPartland, D Kelly, P Gallagher (0-02 each), S Davey, P Doohan (0-01 each)

20 May 2007
Quarter-Final
Galway 2-10 - 0-09 Mayo
C Bane (2-01), N Joyce (0-03, 1f); P Joyce (1f), D Savage (0-02 each), M Meehan (1f), N Coleman (0-01 each)
N Coleman S.O.
Report C Mortimer (0-06, 6f), A Dillon (0-02, 1f), A Moran (0-01)
P Harte S.O.

27 May 2007
Quarter-Final
London 2-05 - 1-12 Leitrim
C Donnellan, N Clinton (0-1f) 1-1 each, D Kinneavey 0-2f, P Hehir 0-1.
P Hehir & C Beirne S.O.
Report C Duignan 0-7 (0-4f), D Brennan 1-0, J Glancy, M Foley (f) 0-2 each, C Regan 0-1.

17 June 2007
Semi-Final
Sligo 0-13 - 2-05 Roscommon
M Breheny 0-04 (3f), B Curran 0-03, S Davey 0-02, J Davey (1x'45'), K Quinn, J McPartland, K Sweeney (0-01 each) Report K Mannion 1-01, C Cregg 1-00, G Heneghan 0-03 (3f), G Cox 0-01

24 June 2007
Semi-Final
Galway 0-17 - 1-10 Leitrim
N Joyce (0-06 2f), P Joyce (0-03 2f), J Fallon, S Armstrong (0-02 each), J Bergin, D Savage, C Bane (0-01 each) Report G McCloskey (1-00), C Duignan (0-03 1f), D Brennan, D Maxwell (0-02 each), M Foley, J Glancy (0-01 each)

8 July 2007
Final
Sligo 1-10 - 0-12 Galway
M Breheny 0-4 (3f), E O'Hara (1-0), J McPartland (0-2), M McNamara, J Davey ('45'), K Quinn, K Sweeney (0-1 each) Report P Joyce 0-5 (5f), N Joyce (1f), J Fallon (0-2 each), D Savage, M Meehan, C Bane (0-1 each)

Top Scorer: M Breheny (Sligo) 0-15

All-Ireland qualifiers[edit]

The first round of the qualifying rounds / 'back door system' includes all the counties that did not qualify for their respective provincial final with the exceptions of Antrim, Carlow, Clare, London, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford and Wicklow. These eight teams played in the Tommy Murphy Cup because these particular teams all played in Division 4 of the 2008 National Football League.

Round 1[edit]

An open draw for the first round took place on 24 June, after all but one of the participants were known. This made sure that some teams did not have the advantage of knowing who they are going to be playing against longer than others. The matches were scheduled to be played on the weekend of 7 July and 8.

The eight winning teams from the first round went into another open draw for the second round leaving four teams who then went on to play the four losing teams from the respective provincial finals in the third and final round of qualifiers. The four winning teams from the third round were drawn against one of the four provincial winners in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

The first round fixture that was most hotly anticipated is the all-Ulster clash of Derry and Armagh.[1][2]

Round 2[edit]

The draw for the second qualifying round took place on 8 July, after the first round results had all been settled. The most anticipated pairing was that of Mayo and Derry.[3] Derry won that game, having already upset Armagh the previous week.

Round 3[edit]

The draw for the third round took place on 14 July, and it included the runners up of the provincial championships, each of whom was drawn to play one of the four successful teams from the second round.

All-Ireland series[edit]

This stage of the competition is a pure knockout, with teams competing facing off in a single match. As many replays as it takes determines who proceeds in the competition, as there is no definitive tie-breaker in Gaelic Games.

The draw for the quarter finals took place on Sunday 29 July, and it involved the four winning teams from Round Three of the qualifier series being drawn against the four provincial winners; Tyrone, Sligo, Kerry and Dublin.

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                 
Sligo 0-08
Cork 1-11
Cork 1-16
Meath 0-09
Tyrone 2-08
Meath 1-13
Cork 1-09
Kerry 3-13
Dublin 0-18
Derry 0-15
Dublin 0-16
Kerry 1-15
Kerry 1-12
Monaghan 1-11

Quarter-finals[edit]

4 August 2007
Quarter-Final
Sligo 0-08 - 1-11 Cork
S Davey (0-02), M Breheny (0-03), E O'Hara, J McPartland, P Gallagher (0-1 each) Report J Masters (0-04), J Miskella (1-0), D O'Connor (0-03), K O'Sullivan, K McMahon, P O'Neill, C McCarthy (0-01 each)

4 August 2007
Quarter-Final
Tyrone 2-08 - 1-13 Meath
O Mulligan (1-01), S Cavanagh (1-00), R Mulgrew, C McCullagh (0-02 each), G Cavlan, D McCaul, R Mellon (0-01 each) Report G Geraghty (1-02), B Farrell (0-04), S Bray (0-03), P Byrne, S O'Rourke, N Crawford, M Ward (0-01 each)

11 August 2007
Quarter-Final
Dublin 0-18 - 0-15 Derry
M Vaughan (0-6, 0-3 f, 0-3 ‘45s), C Keaney, B Brogan, A Brogan (0-3), J Sherlock (0-2), C Moran (0-1). Report Paddy Bradley (0-6), C Gilligan (0-3), C Devlin, P Murphy (0-2), E Bradley, F Doherty (0-1)

12 August 2007
Quarter-Final
Kerry 1-12 - 1-11 Monaghan
MF Russell (0-04), C Cooper (0-03), Declan O’Sullivan (1-00), B Sheehan (0-02), E Brosnan, K Young (0-01 each). Report T Freeman (1-3), R Woods (0-3), C Hanratty, P Finlay (0-2 each), S Gollogly (0-1).

Semi-finals[edit]

19 August 2007
Semi-Final
Cork 1-16 0-09 Meath
D O’Connor (0-07), K McMahon (1-02), D Goulding (0-2), D Kavanagh, N Murphy, J Miskella, P O’Neill (0-01 each). [2] B Farrell (0-04), S Bray, S O’Rourke (0-2 each), C King (0-1)

26 August 2007
Semi-Final
Dublin 0-16 1-15 Kerry
B Cullen (0-2), B Cahill (0-1), A Brogan (0-3), B Brogan (0-1), C Keaney (0-4, 0-2f), M Vaughan (0-5, 0-4f) Report T O Se (0-1), D O'Sullivan (1-3), E Brosnan (0-2), P Galvin (0-2), C Cooper (0-3, 0-2f), B Sheehan (0-3, 0-1f), S O'Sullivan (0-1)

Final[edit]

16 September 2007
Final
Cork 1-09 - 3-13 Kerry
D Goulding (1-01), Donncha O'Connor (0-04), James Masters (0-03), Michael Cussen (0-01) Report Colm Cooper (1-05), Kieran Donaghy (2-00), Bryan Sheehan (0-02), Tomás Ó Sé, Aidan O'Mahony, Seamus Scanlon, Paul Galvin, Declan O'Sullivan, S O'Sullivan (0-01 each)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Waterford beat Clare for the first time since 1987 and win their first Munster championship game since 1988.
  • Sligo won their 1st Connacht title since 1975 they played Cork in the All Ireland Quarter final but in the old system they would have played Tyrone in the All Ireland semi-final.

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Tally Total Matches Average
1 James Masters (Cork) 3-30 39 points 6 6.5
2 Tomás Freeman (Monaghan) 3-23 32 5 6.4
3 Mark Vaughan (Dublin) 1-28 31 5 5.2
4 Paddy Bradley (Derry) 1-25 28 5 5.6
= Donncha O'Connor (Cork) 1-25 28 6 4.7
6 Stephen Bray (Meath) 2-21 27 6 3.8
7 Brian Farrell (Meath) 0-26 26 6 2.8
8 Colm Cooper (Kerry) 2-18 24 5 4.8
9 Brian Kavanagh (Longford) 2-17 23 3 7.6
10 John Doyle (Kildare) 2-16 22 3 7.3
= Michael Tierney (Laois) 0-22 22 4 5.5

Individual feats[edit]

Player County Tally Opposition
James Masters Cork 2-07 (13) Tipperary
Brian Kavanagh Longford 2-06 (12) Westmeath
John Doyle Kildare 1-08 (11) Roscommon
James Masters Cork 1-07 (10) Limerick
Nicky Joyce Galway 0-09 (9) Leitrim
Mark Vaughan Dublin 1-06 (9) Laois
Eoin Brosnan Kerry 2-02 (8) Waterford
PJ Ward Offaly 0-08 (8) Carlow
Tomás Freeman Monaghan 1-05 (8) Donegal

References[edit]