1985 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 1985 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 99th 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 1985 and ended on 22 September 1985.

1985 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates5 May – 22 September 1985
Teams32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamKerry (29th win)
CaptainPáidí Ó Sé
ManagerMick O'Dwyer
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamDublin
CaptainBrian Mullins
ManagerKevin Heffernan
Provincial Champions
MunsterKerry
LeinsterDublin
UlsterMonaghan
ConnachtMayo
Championship statistics
No. matches played37
Top ScorerColours of Dublin.svg Barney Rock (3-28)
Player of the YearColours of Leitrim.svg Jack O'Shea
1984
1986

Kerry entered the championship as the defending champions. Notably, the All-Ireland final was postponed specifically because both semi-finals were drawn and required replays.

On 22 September 1985, Kerry won the championship following a 2-12 to 2-8 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 29th All-Ireland title and their second championship in succession.

Dublin's Barney Rock was the championship's top scorer with 3-28. Kerry's Jack O'Shea was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

ResultsEdit

Connacht Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

2 June 1985 Quarter-final London 0-10 – 1-15 Roscommon Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip
R O'Dwyer 0-2, B Grealish 0-2, P Larkin 0-1, M Collins 0-1, J McPartlan 0-1, K McAllister 0-1, B Vaughan 0-1, J Archbold 0-1. T McManus 0-5, P Earley 0-4, G Emmet 1-0, E McManus 0-3, P McNeill 0-2, S Hayden 0-1. Referee: PJ McGrath (Mayo)
2 June 1985 Quarter-final Sligo 2-3 – 1-6 Leitrim Markievicz Park, Sligo
M McCarrick 1-0, J Kearins 1-0, T Mahon 0-3. B Doyle 1-0, F Flynn 0-3, J Ward 0-1, K McKeown 0-1, J Reynolds 0-1. Referee: J Hopkins (Mayo)
16 June 1985 Quarter-final replay Leitrim 3-7 – 0-11 Sligo Páirc Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
B Doyle 2-1, J Martin 1-1, S McManus 0-2, J Reynolds 0-2, F Holohan 0-1. T Mahon 0-5, S Durkin 0-3, J Kearns 0-1, R Henneberry 0-1, J Kent 0-1. Referee: S McMenamon (Galway)

Semi-finals

16 June 1985 Semi-final Roscommon 0-11 – 0-11 Galway Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
D Earley 0-5, P Earley 0-3, T McManus 0-2, T O'Brien 0-1. S Joyce 0-6, B O'Donnell 0-2, B Brennan 0-2, G McManus 0-1. Referee: M Kearns (Sligo)
23 June 1985 Semi-final Leitrim 0-5 – 2-11 Mayo Páirc Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
M Martin 0-2, P Kelly 0-1, J Reynolds 0-1, M Quinn 0-1. H Gavin 1-3, E McHale 1-1, K McStay 0-2, N Durkin 0-2, WJ Padden 0-1, D McGrath 0-1, D Flanagan 0-1. Referee: S Mullaney (Roscommon)
30 June 1985 Semi-final replay Galway 1-12 – 1-14 Roscommon Tuam Stadium, Tuam
J Purcell 1-1, S Joyce 0-4, B Brennan 0-3, T Tierney 0-3, R Flaherty 0-1. P Earley 0-5, T O'Brien 1-0, T McManus 0-3, E McManus Snr. 0-3, D Earley 0-3. Attendance: 8,000
Referee: M Kearns (Sligo)

Final

14 July 1985 Final Roscommon 0-8 – 2-11 Mayo Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
D Earley 0-5, T McManus 0-1, S Hayden 0-1, T O'Brien 0-1. K McStay 0-7, N Durcan 1-1, S Lowry 1-0, E McHale 0-2, H Gavin 0-1. Attendance: 18,000
Referee: M Kearns (Sligo)
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
London 0-10
Roscommon 1-15 Roscommon 0-11
1-14
Galway 0-11
1-12
Roscommon 0-8
Leitrim 1-6
3-7
Mayo 2-11
Sligo 2-3
0-11
Leitrim 0-5
Mayo 2-11

Leinster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

5 May 1985 Preliminary round Kildare 1-11 – 0-9 Wicklow St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
L Tompkins 0-6, M Moore 1-0, B Donovan 0-2, S Fahy 0-1, C Moran 0-1, P Farrell 0-1. P Baker 0-5, K Baker 0-3, C Murpjy 0-1. Referee: T Jordan (Dublin)
19 May 1985 Preliminary round Carlow 3-11 – 1-4 Westmeath Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
P Quirke 2-0, W Doyle 1-3, L Canavan 0-5, K Madden 0-2, L Kearns 0-1. E Tuite 1-2, S Hanratty 0-2. Referee: S Aldridge (Kildare)
26 May 1985 Preliminary round Longford 0-14 – 3-8 Wexford Pearse Park, Longford
J McCormack 0-4, K O'Rourke 0-3, F McNamee 0-2, E McCormack 0-2, M O'Hraa 0-1, M Duggan 0-1, D Barry 0-1. M Hanrick 2-1, E Mahon 0-4, S Fitzhnery 1-0, J McGovern 0-1, G Byrne 0-1, L Rafter 0-1.

Quarter-finals

2 June 1985 Quarter-final Meath 0-13 – 0-7 Kildare Páirc Tailteann, Navan
L Smith 0-4, C O'Rourke 0-3, JJ McCormack 0-2, M McCabe 0-2, G McEntee 0-1, B Flynn 0-1. L Tompkins 0-3, S Fahy 0-2, P Farrell 0-1, B o'Donoghue 0-1. Referee: J Gunning (Offaly)
9 June 1985 Quarter-final Carlow 1-7 – 2-8 Laois Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
W Doyle 1-1, L Canavan 0-3, J Owens 0-1, J Hayden 0-1, K Madden 0-1. G Lalor 1-2, W Brennan 1-0, G Browne 0-2, N Prendergast 0-1, C Browne 0-1, S Dempsey 0-1, C Maguire 0-1. Referee: C Buckley (Offaly)
16 June 1985 Quarter-final Wexford 0-6 – 4-13 Dublin Wexford Park, Wexford
L Rafter 0-2, G Byrne 0-2, T Foran 0-1, E Mahon 0-1. B Rock 2-4, T Carr 1-3, J Caffrey 1-0, C Duff 0-2, J Ronayne 0-1, J McNally 0-1, P Canavan 0-1, A McCaul 0-1. Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)
16 June 1985 Quarter-final Offaly 3-16 – 1-8 Louth O'Connor Park, Tullamore
P Brady 1-3, J Guinan 1-2, P Spollen 0-5, P Dunne 1-1, B Lowry 0-3, J Mooney 0-2. E Judge 1-0, J McDonnell 0-3, M McCann 0-2, R Culhane 0-1, M McDermott 0-1, John McDonnell 0-1. Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)

Semi-finals

30 June 1985 Semi-final Laois 2-11 – 0-7 Meath O'Connor Park, Tullamore
W Brennan 1-0, P Doran 1-0, L Irwin 0-3, C Maguire 0-3, G Lalor 0-2, J Costello 0-1, C Browne 0-1, G Browne 0-1. B Flynn 0-2, C O'Rourke 0-1, G McEntee 0-1, M O'Connell 0-1, A Crickley 0-1, F Murtagh 0-1. Referee: J Gunning (Offaly)
7 July 1985 Semi-final Offaly 0-10 – 2-13 Dublin O'Connor Park, Tullamore
B Lowry 0-8, P Dunne 0-1, J Guinan 0-1. T Conroy 1-1, J McNally 1-1, B Rock 0-3, T Carr 0-3, A McCaul 0-3, J Ronyane 0-1, K Duff 0-1. Attendance: 25,000
Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)

Final

28 July 1985 Final Dublin 0-10 – 0-4 Laois Croke Park, Dublin
Barney Rock 0-6 (0-4f), Anto McCaul 0-2, Jim Ronayne and Tommy Carr 0-1 each Liam Irwin (0-1f), Willie Brennan, Christy Maguire (0-1f), Gerry Browne 0-1 each Attendance: 33,425
Referee: Paddy Kavanagh (Meath)
Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Wexford 3-8
Longford 0-14 Dublin 4-13
Wexford 0-6
Dublin 2-13
Offaly 0-10
Offaly 3-16
Louth 1-8
Dublin 0-10
Carlow 3-11 Laois 0-4
Westmeath 1-4 Laois 2-8
Carlow 1-7
Laois 2-11
Kildare 1-11 Meath 0-7
Wicklow 0-9 Meath 0-13
Kildare 0-7

Munster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

26 May 1985 Quarter-final Waterford 0-7 – 2-10 Limerick Fraher Field, Dungarvan
E O'Brien 0-4, J Maher 0-2, R Prendeville 0-1. T Quaid 1-0, F Ryan 1-0, T Cummins 0-3, A Shanahan 0-2, D Fitzgibbon 0-2, D Kiely 0-1, M Quish 0-1, P Barrett 0-1. Referee: C O'Connor (Cork)
9 June 1985 Quarter-final Clare 1-7 – 0-10 Tipperary Cusack Park, Ennis
T Tubridy 1-0, N Roche 0-2, P McNamar 0-2, N Normoyle 0-1, S Burke 0-1, M Gardiner 0-1. F Hickey 0-5, M O'Riordan 0-2, L Stokes 0-1, B Burke 0-1, B Conway 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
16 June 1985 Quarter-final replay Tipperary 2-12 – 2-9
(a.e.t.)
Clare Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
F Kelly 0-11, L Stokes 1-1, D Foley 1-0. P Burke 2-0, J Killeen 0-3, S Moloney 0-2, N Normoyle 0-2, J McGrtah 0-1, S Burke 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Cork)

Semi-finals

23 June 1985 Semi-final Kerry 2-18 – 0-9 Limerick Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel
M Sheehy 0-7, J O'Shea 2-0, P Spillane 0-4, D Moran 0-3, J Kennedy 0-2, T Dowd 0-1, T Doyle 0-1. M Quish 0-5, A Shanahan 0-2, T Browne 0-1, T Cummins 0-1. Referee: M Griffin (Clare)
23 June 1985 Semi-final Tipperary 1-10 – 4-19 Cork Semple Stadium, Thurles
F Kelly 1-8, R Lannigan 0-1, B Burke 0-1. D Barry 2-7, C O'Neill 1-4, T O'Sullivan 1-4, D Culloty 0-1, J Boylan 0-1, T Mannix 0-1, T Nation 0-1. Referee: P Lane (Limerick)

Final

21 July 1985 Final Cork 0-11 – 2-11 Kerry Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
J Kerrigan 0-2, B Coffet 0-2, D Barry 0-2, C O'Neill 0-1, M McCarthy 0-1, T McCarthy 0-1, T Nation 0-1, M Beston 0-1. M Sheehy 1-3, E Liston 1-2, P Spillane 0-2, J Kennedy 0-1, D Moran 0-1, T Dowd 0-1, J O'Shea 0-1. Attendance: 28,524
Referee: J Moloney (Tipperary)
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Kerry 2-18
Waterford 0-7 Limerick 0-9
Limerick 2-10 Kerry 2-11
Tipperary (a.e.t.) 0-10
2-12
Cork 0-11
Clare 1-7
2-9
Tipperary 1-10
Cork 4-19

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

19 May 1985 Preliminary round Donegal 2-12 – 2-8 Down MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey
M McHugh 1-7, K Keeney 1-1, S Maguire 0-1, Séamus Bonnar 0-1, M Lafferty 0-1, J McMullan 0-1. L Heaney 1-0, J McCartan 1-0, A Rodgers 0-3, B Mason 0-3, P O'Rourke 0-1, A Quiery 0-1. Referee: J Gough (Antrim)

Quarter-finals

26 May 1985 Quarter-final Cavan 0-9 – 0-5 Antrim Breffni Park, Cavan
D Donohoe 0-3, D McDonnell 0-2, S Cole 0-1, J Reilly 0-1, P Kiernan 0-1, F Costello 0-1. S Mulvenna 0-1, D Armstrong 0-1, R McGuckian 0-1, P Cunningham 0-1, D McCann 0-1. Referee: K Cassidy (Derry)
2 June 1985 Quarter-final Derry 1-9 – 1-8 Tyrone Dean McGlinchey Park, Ballinascreen
T McGuckian 0-4, DEclan McNicholl 1-0, Dermot McNicholl 0-2, C McKee 0-1, P Mackle 0-1, D Barton 0-1. M Mallon 1-3, D Muldoon 0-3, E McKenna 0-1, D O'Hagan 0-1. Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)
9 June 1985 Quarter-final Armagh 2-13 – 0-5 Fermanagh Athletic Grounds, Armagh
G Houlihan 2-2, J Corvan 0-3, C Harney 0-2, B Canavan 0-2, J Kernan 0-1, K McNally 0-1, D Seeley 0-1, J Kernan 0-1. P McGinnity 0-3, D Corrigan 0-2. Referee: M Cranney (Down)
16 June 1985 Quarter-final Monaghan 1-14 – 0-7 Donegal St. Mary's Park, Castleblayney
E McEneaney 0-8, E Murphy 1-0, D Byrne 0-3, E Hughes 0-2, R McCarron 0-1. M McHugh 0-6, M Griffin 0-1. Attendance: 12,000
Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)

Semi-finals

23 June 1985 Semi-final Cavan 0-7 – 0-11 Derry Athletic Grounds, Armagh
D Donohoe 0-4, B Tierney 0-2, R Cullivan 0-1. J Irwin 0-2, D Cassidy 0-2, P Murphy 0-1, D Barton 0-1, E McElhinney 0-1, Declan McNicholl 0-1, E Young 0-1, T McGuckian 0-1, C McKee 0-1. Referee: K Murray (Monaghan)
30 June 1985 Semi-final Monaghan 0-10 – 0-10 Armagh Breffni Park, Cavan
E Hughes 0-3, E McEneaney 0-2, G McCarville 0-2, H Clerkin 0-1, R McCarron 0-1, B Beggan 0-1. D Seeley 0-4, B Canavan 0-2, J McCorry 0-1, A Short 0-1, G Houlihan 0-1, J Corvan 0-1. Attendance: 15,000
Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)
7 July 1985 Semi-final replay Monaghan 1-11 – 2-7 Armagh Breffni Park, Cavan
R McCarron 0-7, E McEneaney 1-2, E Hughes 0-1, D Byrne 0-1. J Corvan 1-5, P Rafferty 1-0, F McMahon 0-1, J Kernan 0-1. Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh) and M Greenan (Cavan)

Final

21 July 1985 Final Monaghan 2-9 – 0-8 Derry St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
E McEneaney 2-4, E Hughes 0-2, N O'Dowd 0-1, E Murphy 0-1, R McCarron 0-1. T McGuckian 0-5, B Kealey 0-1, E Rafferty 0-1, D Burton 0-1. Attendance: 20,000
Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)
Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Monaghan 1-14
Donegal 1-7 Down 0-7
Down 2-8 Monaghan 0-10
1-11
Armagh 0-10
2-7
Armagh 2-13
Fermanagh 0-5
Monaghan 2-9
Derry 0-8
Tyrone 1-8
Derry 1-9
Derry 0-11
Cavan 0-7
Cavan 0-9
Antrim 0-5

All-Ireland Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Semi-finals

11 August 1985 Semi-final Kerry 1-12 – 2-9 Monaghan Croke Park, Dublin
M Sheehy 0-4, P Spillane 0-3, G Power 1-0, J O'Shea 0-2, A O'Donovan 0-1, E Liston 0-1, T Dowd 0-1. E McEneaney 0-5, E Murphy 1-0, R McCarron 0-3, M O'Dowd 1-0, E Hughes 0-1. Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
18 August 1985 Semi-final Dublin 1-13 – 1-13 Mayo Croke Park, Dublin
B Rock 1-7, C Redmond 0-2, T Conroy 0-1, J Kearns 0-1, M Kennedy 0-1, N Cafferty 0-1. K McStay 0-6, N Durcan 1-0, TJ Kilgallon 0-3, WJ Padden 0-1, P Brogan 0-1, W Fitzpatrick 0-1, T Byrne 0-1. Attendance: 40,295
Referee: J Moloney (Tipperary)
25 August 1985 Semi-final replay Kerry 2-9 – 0-9 Monaghan Croke Park, Dublin
G Power 1-1, M Sheehy 0-4, E Liston 1-0, P Spillane 0-3, J O'Shea 0-1. E McEneaney 0-5, R McCarron 0-2, M O'Dowd 0-1, B Murray 0-1. Attendance: 53,529
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
8 September 1985 Semi-final replay Dublin 2-12 – 1-7 Mayo Croke Park, Dublin
K Duff 2-0, B Rock 0-5, J Kearns 0-4, J Ronayne 0-1, B Mullins 0-1, T Conroy 0-1. P Brogan 1-1, K McStay 0-4, F Noone 0-1, N Durcan 0-1. Attendance: 64,132
Referee: J Moloney (Tipperary)

Final

22 September 1985 Final Kerry 2-12 – 2-8 Dublin Croke Park, Dublin
J O'Shea 1-3, T O'Dowd 1-1, M Sheehy 0-3, T Doyle 0-1, J Kennedy 0-1, P Spillane 0-2 D Moran 0-1. J McNally 2-0, B Rock 0-3, T Conroy 0-2, J Kearns 0-2, T Carr 0-1. Attendance: 69,289
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)

Championship statisticsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • The Kerry vs Limerick game was the first meeting between the teams since 1970.
  • Dublin play Laois in the Leinster final for the first time since 1963.
  • For the first time since 1955 both All Ireland semi-finals went to a replay and ended in draws the first day.

ScoringEdit

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Barney Rock Dublin 3-28 37 6 6.16
2 Eamonn McEneaney Monaghan 3-26 35 6 5.83
3 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-21 24 5 4.80
4 Franny Kelly Tipperary 1-19 22 2 11.00
5 Kevin McStay Mayo 0-19 19 4 4.75
6 Martin McHugh Donegal 1-13 16 2 8
Jack O'Shea Kerry 3-7 16 5 3.20
8 Dave Barry Cork 2-9 15 2 7.50
Ray McCarron Monaghan 0-15 15 6 2.50
10 Pat Spillane Kerry 0-14 14 5 2.80
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Dave Barry Cork 2-7 13 Tipperary
2 Franny Kelly Tipperary 1-8 11 Cork
Franny Kelly Tipperary 0-11 11 Clare
4 Barney Rock Dublin 2-4 10 Wexford
Eamonn McEneaney Monaghan 2-4 10 Derry
Martin McHugh Donegal 1-7 10 Down
Barney Rock Dublin 1-7 10 Mayo
8 Ger Houlahan Armagh 2-2 8 Fermanagh
John Corvan Armagh 1-5 8 Monaghan
Brendan Lowry Offaly 0-8 8 Dublin
Eamonn McEneaney Monaghan 0-8 8 Donegal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Connor, Christy (18 September 2016). "'This team are no different to us... They wear the Dublin jersey with huge pride'". Irish Independent. Retrieved 30 October 2016.