1984 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 1984 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 98th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 13 May 1984 and ended on 23 September 1984.

1984 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates13 May – 23 September 1984
Teams32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamKerry (28th win)
CaptainAmbrose O'Donovan
ManagerMick O'Dwyer
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamDublin
CaptainTommy Drumm
ManagerKevin Heffernan
Provincial Champions
MunsterKerry
LeinsterDublin
UlsterTyrone
ConnachtGalway
Championship statistics
No. matches played34
Top ScorerColours of Dublin.svg Barney Rock (5-24)
Player of the YearColours of Leitrim.svg Jack O'Shea
1983
1985

Dublin entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 23 September 1984, Kerry won the championship following a 0–14 to 1–6 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 28th All-Ireland title.

Dublin's Barney Rock was the championship's top scorer with 5-24. Kerry's Jack O'Shea was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Centenary yearEdit

1984 was a special year in the annals of Gaelic games as it was the centenary of the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Because of this a series of events celebrating the occasion were planned to take place throughout the year. The festivities were officially launched on 18 March at the Michael Cusack cottage in Carron, County Clare. Ash trees were planted to mark the occasion and a plaque was also unveiled in memory of the founder of the association. The Railway Cup finals were later played in Cusack Park, Ennis.

A £100,000 film was also commissioned by the centenary committee. Made by Louis Marcus the film was designed to be a portrait rather than a chronological history of the GAA.

ResultsEdit

Connacht Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

3 June 1984 Quarter-final London 0-10 – 3-16 Galway Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip
B O'Dwyer 0-3, J McPartland 0-2, D Diggins 0-1, F McHale 0-1, B Vaughan 0-1, B Grealish 0-1, P Canavan 0-1. S Joyce 0-8, K Clancy 2-0, V Daly 1-0, M Brennan 0-3, L Higgins 0-2, P Conroy 0-2, B Talty 0-1. Referee: P Egan (Leitrim)
10 June 1984 Quarter-final Leitrim 1-14 – 0-9 Sligo Páirc Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
M Martin 1-3, K McKeown 0-4, F Smith 0-2, J Reynolds 0-2, S Mulhern 0-1, M Quinn 0-1, J Ward 0-1. T Mahon 0-5, S Durkin 0-1, John Kent 0-1, J Stenson 0-1, M McCarrick 0-1. Referee: S MacManamon (Galway)

Semi-finals

17 June 1984 Semi-final Galway 1-17 – 0-7 Roscommon Tuam Stadium, Tuam
B O'Donnell 0-4, K Clancy 1-0, G McManus 0-3, S Joyce 0-3, V Daly 0-3, M Brennan 0-1, T Tierney 0-1, B Talty 0-1, P Conroy 0-1. D Earley 0-5, S Hayden 0-1, T McManus 0-1. Attendance: 8,000
Referee: M Kearins (Sligo)
24 June 1984 Semi-final Mayo 3-16 – 1-8 Leitrim McHale Park, Castlebar
A Finnerty 2-2, T Byrne 1-5, K McStay 0-5, H Gavin 0-3, D Flanagan 0-1. M Quinn 1-0, J Reynolds 0-3, R Dolan 0-2, J Ward 0-1, S McManus 0-1, S Mulhern 0-1. Attendance: 12,832
Referee: S Mullaney (Roscommon)

Final

8 July 1984 Final Galway 2-13 – 2-9 Mayo Pearse Stadium, Galway
S Joyce 1-5, B Talty 1-1, M Brennan 0-3, B O'Donnell 0-2, P O'Neill 0-1, G McManus 0-1. K McStay 1-7, J Burke 1-0, H Gavin 0-1, M Carney 0-1. Attendance: 17,560
Referee: M Kearins (Sligo)

Leinster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

13 May 1984 Preliminary round Carlow 1-6 – 1-12 Laois Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
J Owens 1-1, T Dwyer 0-3, W Cullen 0-1, W Doyle 0-1. S Ramsbottom 0-9, P Doran 1-0, C Browne 0-1, S Dempsey 0-1, E Whelan 0-1. Referee: T Jordan (Dublin)
20 May 1984 Preliminary round Wicklow 1-9 – 4-4 Longford Aughrim Park, Aughrim
P Baker 0-5, P Tyrrell 1-1, P O'Byrne 0-2, J Lynch 0-1. J McCormack 2-2, E McCormack 1-1, K O'Rourke 1-0, M O'Hara 0-1.
27 May 1984 Preliminary round Westmeath 1-5 – 2-15 Meath Cusack Park, Mullingar
W Lowry 1-1, E Coughlan 0-2, M Lowry 0-1, S Hayes 0-1. C O'Rourke 1-2, JJ McCormack 1-2, L Smith 0-3, F Murtagh 0-3, C Coyle 0-2, M McCabe 0-2, B Flynn 0-1. Referee: J Gunning (Offaly)

Quarter-finals

3 June 1984 Quarter-final Kildare 0-7 – 1-10 Laois St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
L Tompkins 0-4, G Power 0-2, G Donnelly 0-1. P Doran 1-4, J Ramsbottom 0-4, G Browne 0-1, B Miller 0-1. Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
3 June 1984 Quarter-final Meath 1-12 – 0-10 Louth Páirc Tailteann, Navan
L Smith 1-4, F Murtagh 0-3, C O'Rourke 0-2, L Hayes 0-1, G McEntee 0-1, M McCabe 0-1. J McDonnell 0-5, R Culhane 0-2, R Quinn 0-2, E Cluskey 0-1. Attendance: 14,000
Referee: C Buckley (Offaly)
10 June 1984 Quarter-final Longford 0-15 – 1-12 Offaly Pearse Park, Longford
J McCormack 0-7, K O'Rourke 0-4, G Clarke 0-2, M O'Hara 0-1, M Duggan 0-1. M Connor 0-9, J Mooney 1-2, A O'Halloran 0-1. Attendance: 10,000
Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)
10 June 1984 Quarter-final Dublin 4-12 – 0-9 Wexford Croke Park, Dublin
B Rock 2-4, K Duff 1-2, J McNally 1-1, T Conroy 0-2, J Ronayne 0-1, B Mullins 0-1, J Caffrey 0-1. E Mahon 0-2, G O'Connor 0-2, N Swords 0-2, M Quigley 0-1, James McGovern 0-1, M Henrick 0-1. Attendance: 16,025
Referee: K Campbell (Meath)
17 June 1984 Quarter-final replay Offaly 3-15 – 3-10 Longford Croke Park, Dublin
M Connor 2-5, B Lowry 1-4, A O'Halloran 0-2, S Darby 0-2, J Mooney 0-1, P Dunne 0-1. J McCormack 0-7, F McNamee 2-0, D Barry 1-1, M O'Hara 0-2. Attendance: 33,061
Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)

Semi-finals

24 June 1984 Semi-final Dublin 0-13 – 0-5 Offaly Croke Park, Dublin
B Rock 0-4, K Duff 0-2, A O'Toole 0-2, J McNally 0-1, T Conroy 0-1, B Mullins 0-1, PJ Buckley 0-1, J Ronayne 0-1. M Connor 0-3, B Lowry 0-1, J Mooney 0-1. Attendance: 38,101
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
24 June 1984 Semi-final Meath 3-15 – 3-10 Laois Croke Park, Dublin
F Murtagh 0-8, M McCabe 1-3, C O'Rourke 1-3, B Tansey 1-0, L Smith 0-1. C Browne 2-0, S Dempsey 1-2, J Ramsbottom 0-4, G Lawlor 0-2, G Browne 0-1, R Miller 0-1. Attendance: 38,101
Referee: S Aldridge (Kildare)

Final

22 July 1984 Final Dublin 2-10 – 1-9 Meath Croke Park, Dublin
Barney Rock 1-4 (0-3f), Kieran Duff 1-4, Anton O'Toole and Joe McNally 0-1 each Ben Tansey 1-0, Liam Smith 0-3f, Mattie McCabe 0-2, Martin O'Connell (1 '50), Liam Hayes, Colm O'Rourke, Bernard Flynn 0-1 each Attendance: 56,051
Referee: J Gunning (Offaly)

Munster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

20 May 1984 Quarter-final Waterford 1-6 – 0-9 Tipperary Fraher Field, Dungarvan
P Whyte 1-1, J Maher 0-3, E O'Brien 0-1, M Hogan 0-1. F Kelly 0-3, O Maher 0-2, T Carr 0-2, J O'Donnell 0-1, B Conway 0-1. Referee: E Porter (Cork)
27 May 1984 Quarter-final replay Tipperary 4-13 – 0-10 Waterford Semple Stadium, Thurles
B Conway 1-4, F Kelly 1-4, E O'Dwyer 1-2, J O'Donnell 1-0, O Maher 0-2, K Barron 0-1. J Maher 0-4, J Casey 0-3, E O'Brien 0-1, P Keating 0-1, C McGrath 0-1. Referee: E Porter (Cork)
27 May 1984 Quarter-final Clare 0-10 – 1-7 Limerick Semple Stadium, Thurles
N Normoyle 0-3, Pat McNamara 0-2, T Tubridy 0-2, P Burke 0-1, J Roche 0-1, D Casey 0-1. M Quish 1-2, F Ryan 0-2, R Doherty 0-1, P Barrett 0-1, T Lenihan 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
3 June 1984 Quarter-final replay Limerick 0-10 – 2-5 Clare Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
R O'Doherty 0-3, F Ryan 0-2, D Fitzgibbon 0-1, M Quish 0-1, F Brosnahan 0-1, T Browne 0-1, T Cummins 0-1. P McNamara 0-4, D O'Loughlin 1-0, P Burke 1-0, T Tubridy 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)

Semi-finals

10 June 1984 Semi-final Kerry 0-23 – 0-6 Tipperary Austin Stack Park, Tralee
J Kennedy 0-6, T O'Dowd 0-4, M Sheehy 0-4, E Liston 0-4, P Spillane 0-3, J O'Shea 0-1, D O'Donoghue 0-1. J O'Donnell 0-2, F Kelly 0-2, O Maher 0-1, B Conway 0-1. Attendance: 4,500
Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)
17 June 1984 Semi-final Cork 3-11 – 1-5 Clare Semple Stadium, Thurles
D Allen 2-0, E O'Mahony 1-3, D Barry 0-3, J Cleary 0-3, M Lynch 0-1, T Nation 0-1. G Killeen 1-0, P McNamara 0-1, J McGrath 0-1, N Normoyle 0-1, P Burke 0-1, F Mescall 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)

Final

1 July 1984 Final Kerry 3-14 – 2-10 Cork Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney
P Spillane 2-0, J Kennedy 0-4, W Maher 1-0, M Sheehy 0-3, D Moran 0-2, G Power 0-2, J O'Shea 0-1, T Spillane 0-1, E Liston 0-1. D Barry 1-4, B Coffey 1-0, M Burns 0-2, C Corrigan 0-1, J Kerrigan 0-1, D Allen 0-1, J Allen 0-1. Attendance: 36,258
Referee: J Moloney (Tipperary)

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

27 May 1984 Preliminary round Cavan 0-13 – 1-13 Derry Breffni Park, Cavan
D Donohoe 0-3, M McEntee 0-3, M Faulkner 0-2, J Reilly 0-1, B Tierney 0-1, R Cullivan 0-1, D McDonnell 0-1, A King 0-1. G Bradley 1-3, D Cassidy 0-5, Dermot McNicholl 0-2, D Barron 0-1, E Young 0-1, Declan McNicholl 0-1. Referee: J Heaney (Tyrone)

Quarter-finals

20 May 1984 Quarter-final Down 3-6 – 0-8 Fermanagh Pairc Esler, Newry
B Mason 1-1, L Austin 1-1, L Heaney 1-0, J Treanor 0-2, M Linden 0-2. P McGinnity 0-4, T Maguire 0-2, Dom Corrigan 0-1, K Corrigan 0-1.
27 May 1984 Quarter-final Antrim 1-6 – 2-17 Monaghan Casement Park, Belfast
A McQuillan 1-1, K Gough 0-2, M Darragh 0-1, K McAllister 0-1, G Higgins 0-1. B Murray 1-4, R McDermott 1-1, R McCarron 0-4, E Hughes 0-3, E McEneaney 0-2, M Caulfield 0-2, H Clerkin 0-1.
3 June 1984 Quarter-final Armagh 1-10 – 0-12 Donegal Athletic Grounds, Armagh
J Corvan 0-5, G Houlihan 1-1, B Hughes 0-1, P Rafferty 0-1, T Coleman 0-1, C Harney 0-1. G Curran 0-5, S Maguire 0-3, B Murray 0-2, M Lafferty 0-1, D Reid 0-1. Referee: J Gough (Antrim)
10 June 1984 Quarter-final Derry 3-4 – 1-13 Tyrone Dean McGlinchey Park, Ballinascreen
G Bradley 2-0, Dermot McNicholl 1-1, D CAssidy 0-2, Declan McNicholl 0-1. F McGUigan 0-6, D O'Hagan 1-2, E McKenna 0-3, P O'Neill 0-1, K McCabe 0-1. Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)

Semi-finals

17 June 1984 Semi-final Armagh 2-8 – 0-9 Monaghan Breffni Park, Cavan
Coleman 1-0, G Houlihan 1-0, J Corvan 0-2, F McMahon 0-2, Kiernan 0-2, J McCorry 0-1, Hughes 0-1. McCarron 0-3, Finlay 0-2, Hughes 0-2, Murphy 0-1, Clerkin 0-1. Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)
24 June 1984 Semi-final Tyrone 0-10 – 0-5 Down Casement Park, Belfast
D O'Hagan 0-5, P Kerlin 0-2, F McGuigan 0-2, S Daly 0-1. J Treanor 0-2, P Browne 0-1, G Blaney 0-1, A Rodgers 0-1. Attendance: 10,000
Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)

Final

15 July 1984 Final Tyrone 0-15 – 1-7 Armagh St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
F McGuigan 0-11, E McKenna 0-1, P Kerlin 0-1, C Donaghy 0-1, N McGlinn 0-1. G Houlihan 1-1, J Corvan 0-3, F McMahon 0-1, J McCorry 0-1, J McKerr 0-1. Attendance: 25,000

All-Ireland Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Semi-finals

12 August 1984 Semi-final Kerry 2-17 – 0-11 Galway Croke Park, Dublin
M Sheehy 1-4, J Egan 1-2, J O'Shea 0-5, P Spillane 0-3, K Kennedy 0-1, A O'Donovan 0-1, T Spillane 0-1. T Tierney 0-3, P Kelly 0-2, V Daly 0-2, G McMnaus 0-1, M Brennan 0-1, P Conory 0-1, B O'Donnell 0-1. Attendance: 19,248
Referee: S Murray (Monaghan)
22 August 1984 Semi-final Dublin 2-11 – 0-8 Tyrone Croke Park, Dublin
B Rock 1-7, J McNally 1-0, B Mullins 0-1, T Conroy 0-1, C Duff 0-1, C Sutton 0-1. F McGuigan 0-4, E McKenna 0-2, P O'Neill 0-1, C Donaghy 0-1. Attendance: 39,915
Referee: PJ McGrath (Mayo)

Final

23 September 1984 Final Kerry 0-14 – 1-6 Dublin Croke Park, Dublin
J Kennedy 0-5, P Spillane 0-4, E Liston 0-3, J O'Shea 0-1, D Moran 0-1. B Rock 1-5, T Conroy 0-1. Attendance: 68,365
Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)

Championship statisticsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • For the first time in years there were 2 draws and replays in the Munster football championship Quarter-finals.
  • Tyrone are Ulster champions for the first time since 1973.
  • The All Ireland semi-final between Dublin vs Tyrone was their first championship meeting.

ScoringEdit

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Barney Rock Dublin 5-24 39 5 7.80
2 Matt Connor Offaly 2-17 26 3 8.66
3 Frank McGuigan Tyrone 0-23 23 4 5.75
4 John McCormack Longford 2-16 22 3 7.33
5 Stephen Joyce Galway 1-16 19 4 4.75
6 John Ramsbottom Laois 0-17 17 3 5.66
7 John Kennedy Kerry 0-16 16 4 4.00
8 Kieran Duff Dublin 2-9 15 5 3.00
Kevin McStay Mayo 1-12 15 2 7.50
10 Finian Murtagh Meath 0-14 14 3 4.66
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-11 14 4 3.50
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Matt Connor Offaly 2-5 11 Longford
Frank McGuigan Tyrone 0-11 11 Armagh
3 Barney Rock Dublin 2-4 10 Wexford
Kevin McStay Mayo 1-7 10 Galway
Barney Rock Dublin 1-7 10 Tyrone
6 John Ramsbottom Laois 0-9 9 Carlow
Matt Connor Offaly 0-9 9 Longford
8 Anthony Finnerty Mayo 2-2 8 Leitrim
John McCormack Longford 2-2 8 Wicklow
Barney Rock Dublin 1-5 8 Kerry
Tom Byrne Mayo 1-5 8 Leitrim
Stephen Joyce Galway 1-5 8 Mayo
Finian Murtagh Meath 0-8 8 Laois
Stephen Joyce Galway 0-8 8 London

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerry win Sam Maguire". RTÉ Archives. 24 September 1984. Retrieved 30 October 2016.