1986 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 1986 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 100th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 18 May 1986 and ended on 21 September 1986.

1986 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates18 May – 21 September 1986
Teams32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamKerry (30th win)
CaptainTommy Doyle
ManagerMick O'Dwyer
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamTyrone
CaptainEugene McKenna
ManagerArt McRory
Provincial Champions
MunsterKerry
LeinsterMeath
UlsterTyrone
ConnachtGalway
Championship statistics
No. matches played31
Top ScorerColours of Down.svg Brendan Mason (3-18)
Player of the YearColours of Leitrim.svg Pat Spillane
1985
1987

Kerry entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 21 September 1986, Kerry won the championship following a 2–15 to 1–10 defeat of first-time finalists Tyrone in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 30th All-Ireland title and their third championship in succession.

Down's Brendan Mason was the championship's top scorer with 3-18. Kerry's Pat Spillane was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

ResultsEdit

Connacht Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

1 June 1986 Quarter-final Sligo 3-5 – 2-13 Galway Markievicz Park, Sligo
D McDonagh 0-5, R Henneberry 2-0, J Kent 1-0. R Fahy 1-6, B O'Donnell 1-0, M Brennan 0-3, V Daly 0-2, B Talty 0-1, G McManus 0-1. Referee: PJ McGrath (Mayo)
1 June 1986 Quarter-final London 0-4 – 3-14 Mayo Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip
M Finnaran 0-2, L Lacey 0-1, F McHale 0-1. J O'Boyle 1-3, M Butler 1-2, T Reilly 1-1, TJ Kilgallon 0-3, N Durkan 0-2, L McHale 0-1, WJ Padden 0-1, J Burke 0-1. Referee: S Prior (Leitrim)

Semi-finals

15 June 1986 Semi-final Mayo 0-12 – 1-11 Roscommon McHale Park, Castlebar
P Brogan 0-8, WJ Padden 0-1, J Maughan 0-1, K McStay 0-1, N Durcan 0-1. T McManus 1-3, P Earley 0-3, A Garvey 0-3, E McManus Snr. 0-2. Referee: M Kearins (Sligo)
22 June 1986 Semi-final Galway 2-15 – 2-8 Leitrim Pearse Stadium, Galway
B O'Donnell 1-3, B Brennan 1-2, P Kelly 0-5, G McManus 0-4, M Brennan 0-1. M Martin 2-3, B Breen 0-3, S Mulhern 0-1, C Lynch 0-1. Referee: S Mullaney (Roscommon)

Final

13 July 1986 Final Roscommon 1-5 – 1-8 Galway Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
P Earley 1-0, T Óg O'Brien 0-2, J Kelly 0-1, P MacNeill 0-1, A Garvey 0-1. S Joyce 1-0, P Kelly 0-2, T Tierney 0-1, B Talty 0-1, R Fahy 0-1, G McManus 0-1, B O'Donnell 0-1, M Brennan 0-1. Attendance: 13,000
Referee: P Gorman (Sligo)
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Galway 2-13
Sligo 3-05 Galway 2-15
Leitrim 2-05
Galway 1-08
Mayo 3-14 Roscommon 1-05
London 0-04 Roscommon 1-11
Mayo 0-12

Leinster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

18 May 1986 Preliminary round Wexford 1-11 – 1-8 Kildare Wexford Park, Wexford
M Hanrick 1-7, P Barden 0-2, S Fitzhenry 0-1, J McGovern 0-1. J Crofton 1-1, P Farrell 0-2, B Donovan 0-2, A McLoughlin 0-1, S Dowling 0-1, S Ryan 0-1. Referee: T Jordan (Dublin)
18 May 1986 Preliminary round Louth 2-11 – 1-5 Longford Drogheda Park, Drogheda
S Reid 1-2, Johnny McDonnell 1-0, Jimmy McDonnell 0-3, D McDonnell 0-3, P Matthews 0-1, S Melia 0-1, R Culhane 0-1. K O'Rourke 1-2, D Rowley 0-2, M O'Hara 0-1. Attendance: 5,000
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
25 May 1986 Preliminary round Wicklow 0-15 – 1-5 Westmeath Aughrim Park, Aughrim
R McHugh 0-8, P Baker 0-2, A O'Sullivan 0-2, K O'Brien 0-1, C Murphy 0-1, S Morris 0-1. P McWade 1-1, M Fagan 0-2, P Walsh 0-1, S Hynes 0-1. Referee: C Buckley (Offaly)

Quarter-finals

8 June 1986 Quarter-final Dublin 0-17 – 3-3 Wexford Croke Park, Dublin
B Rock 0-6, T Carr 0-2, S Kearns 0-2, J McNally 0-2, K Duff 0-1, C Redmond 0-1, N McCaffrey 0-1, D Synnott 0-1, D Sheehan 0-1. M Hanrick 1-2, G Byrne 1-0, S Fitzhenry 1-0, J McGovern 0-1. Attendance: 12,085
Referee: S Aldridge (Kildare)
8 June 1986 Quarter-final Louth 2-8 – 1-13 Offaly Drogheda Park, Drogheda
A Wiseman 1-2, S White 1-1, J McDonnell 0-2, D Callaqghan 0-1, D McDonnell 0-1, K Dawe 0-1. B Lowry 0-5, P Mollen 1-0, K Dunne 0-2, P Brady 0-2, J Mooney 0-2, R Connor 0-1, P Spollen 0-1. Attendance: 5,000
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
15 June 1986 Quarter-final Carlow 1-12 – 1-15 Meath Dr Cullen Park, Carlow
P Kenny 0-5, P Browne 1-1, W Doyle 0-2, J Hayden 0-1, L Molloy 0-1, L Kearns 0-1, P Quirke 0-1. D Beggy 1-2, F Murtagh 0-5, C O'Rourke 0-2, B Stafford 0-2, B Flynn 0-1, L Hayes 0-2, J Cassells 0-1. Attendance: 4,500
Referee: T Jordan (Dublin)
15 June 1986 Quarter-final Wicklow 2-10 – 1-9 Laois Aughrim Park, Aughrim
K O'Brien 2-3, R McHugh 0-3, C Murphy 0-2, P Baker 0-1, P O'Toole 0-1. E Whelan 1-3, L Irwin 0-3, T Prendergast 0-1, W Brennan 0-1, G Browne 0-1. Attendance: 12,000
Referee: C Buckley (Offaly)

Semi-finals

29 June 1986 Semi-final Dublin 1-10 – 0-7 Offaly O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
C Redmond 1-3, B Rock 0-3, T Carr 0-2, L Close 0-1, T Conroy 0-1. B Lowry 0-4, J Guinan 0-1, P Brady 0-1, J Mooney 0-1. Attendance: 13,793
Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)
6 July 1986 Semi-final Meath 1-17 – 0-11 Wicklow St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
L Hayes 0-5, B Stafford 0-4, PJ Gillick 1-0, B Flynn 0-3, F Murtagh 0-2, D Beggy 0-2, C O'Rourke 0-1. R McHugh 0-5, P Baker 0-3, C Murphy 0-1, K O'Brien 0-1, S Morris 0-1. Referee: S Aldridge (Kildare)

Final

27 July 1986 Final Meath 0-9 – 0-7 Dublin Croke Park, Dublin
Finian Murtagh (0-1f) and Colm O'Rourke 0-3 each, Liam Hayes (0-1f), David Beggy, Bernard Flynn (0-1f) 0-1 each Barney Rock 0-3 (0-2f, 1 '45), Kieran Duff (0-1f) and Charlie Redmond (0-1f) 0-2 each Attendance: 43,763
Referee: Seamus Aldridge (Kildare)
Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Meath 1-15
Carlow 1-12
Meath 1-17
Wicklow 0-15 Wicklow 0-11
Westmeath 1-05 Wicklow 2-10
Laois 1-09
Meath 0-09
Wexford 1-11 Dublin 0-07
Kildare 1-08 Wexford 3-03
Dublin 0-17
Offaly 0-07
Louth 2-11 Dublin 1-10
Longford 1-05 Offaly 1-13
Louth 2-08

Munster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

18 May 1986 Quarter-final Clare 1-10 – 0-9 Waterford Cusack Park, Ennis
A McDermott 1-0, K Kelleher 0-2, G Killeen 0-2, P Burke 0-2, T Tubridy 0-1, F Griffin 0-1, G Fitzpatrick 0-1, P Vaughan 0-1. E O'Brien 0-3, L Power 0-2, M Reid 0-1, M Walsh 0-1, S Power 0-1, J Maher 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
18 May 1986 Quarter-final Tipperary 2-14 – 1-4 Limerick Ned Hall Park, Clonmel
F Kelly 1-6, P McGrath 1-0, J O'Mara 0-3, G McGrath 0-2, L Stokes 0-1, P Dooley 0-1, M Leahy 0-1. T O'Connor 1-0, L Keane 0-2, L Long 0-1, F Ryan 0-1. Referee: T Meagher (Waterford)

Semi-finals

15 June 1986 Semi-final Cork 1-12 – 0-9 Clare Páirc Mac Gearailt, Fermoy
B Coffey 1-1, D Barry 0-4, R Swaine 0-3, C O'Neill 0-3, J O'Driscoll 0-1. P Burke 0-3, P Vaughan 0-2, M Downes 0-1, N Normoyle 0-1, J McGrath 0-1, G Killeen 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
15 June 1986 Semi-final Tipperary 0-12 – 5-9 Kerry Ned Hall Park, Clonmel
F Kelly 0-5, L Stokes 0-2, D Foley 0-2, J O'Meara 0-1, J Owens 0-1, G McGrath 0-1. E Liston 2-2, P Spillane 1-2, J O'Shea 1-1, G Power 1-0, J Kennedy 0-2, M Sheehy 0-1, G Lynch 0-1. Referee: P Lane (Limerick)

Final

6 July 1986 Final Kerry 0-12 – 0-8 Cork Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney
J Kennedy 0-4, M Sheehy 0-4, J O'Shea 0-2, T O'Dowd 0-1, T Doyle 0-1. D Barry 0-4, C O'Neill 0-3, J O'Driscoll 0-1. Attendance: 33,198
Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Clare 1-10
Waterford 0-09 Cork 1-12
Clare 0-09
Kerry 0-12
Tipperary 2-14 Cork 0-08
Limerick 1-04 Kerry 5-09
Tipperary 0-12

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

18 May 1986 Preliminary round Down 2-8 – 1-10 Donegal St. Patrick's Park, Newcastle
J Treanor 1-2, F McKibben 1-0, B Mason 0-3, A Rodgers 0-1, G Blaney 0-1, L Austin 0-1. L McGettigan 1-1, M McHugh 0-3, J McMullan 0-3, M Carlin 0-2, A Molloy 0-1. Attendance: 7,000
Referee: J Gough (Antrim)

Quarter-finals

25 May 1986 Quarter-final Antrim 0-7 – 1-8 Cavan Casement Park, Belfast
L Harbinson 0-2, A McQuillan 0-1, D Graham 0-1, R McGuckin 0-1, E Prenter 0-1, G Mulvenna 0-1, R Carolan 0-4, D McDonnell 1-0, G Smyth 0-2, P McNamee 0-1, N O'Donnell 0-1. Referee: S Murray (Monaghan)
1 June 1986 Quarter-final Tyrone 2-6 – 1-7 Derry Healy Park, Omagh
S Rice 1-1, N McGinn 1-0, S Conway 0-4, S McNally 0-1. D Cassidy 1-0, D Barton 0-2, E Gormley 0-2, E Young 0-1, J McGuirk 0-1, C McKee 0-1.
8 June 1986 Quarter-final Fermanagh 0-7 – 1-11 Armagh St. Molaise Park, Irvinestown
E Greene 0-3, J Rahill 0-1, P McGinnity 0-1, D Corrigan 0-1, G McElroy 0-1. D Seeley 0-6, N McCabe 1-0, M Toye 0-1, G Houlihan 0-1, S SKelton 0-1, J Kernan 0-1, J McCorry 0-1. Attendance: 3,000
Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)
15 June 1986 Quarter-final Monaghan 0-13 – 1-10 Down St. Mary's Park, Castleblayney
E Hughes 0-4, E McEneaney 0-4, R McCarron 0-4, K Carragher 0-1. B Mason 1-3, A Rodgers 0-2, John McCartan 0-2, L Austin 0-1, G Blaney 0-1, T McArdle 0-1. Attendance: 12,000
Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)
22 June 1986 Quarter-final replay Monaghan 0-11 – 2-11 Down St. Mary's Park, Castleblayney
R McCarron 0-6, E Hughes 0-2, E Murphy 0-1, E McEneaney 0-1, B Murray 0-1. B Mason 0-4, T McCardle 1-0, B Conlon 1-0, John McCartan 0-3, J Treanor 0-2, M Linden 0-1, L Austin 0-1. Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)

Semi-finals

22 June 1986 Semi-final Tyrone 2-16 – 1-12 Cavan St. Molaise Park, Irvinestown
S Rice 2-0, D O'Hagan 0-6, N McClure 0-3, N Mallon 0-5, K McCabe 0-1, E McKenna 0-1. R Carolan 0-4, D McDonnell 1-0, M Faulkner 0-3, J Dillon 0-2, N O'Donnell 0-1, J Reilly 0-1, S King 0-1. Attendance: 8,000
Referee: J Gough (Antrim)
29 June 1986 Semi-final Down 3-7 – 0-12 Armagh St. Mary's Park, Castleblayney
B Mason 2-4, G Blaney 1-1, R Carr 0-2. S SKelton 0-4, C Harney 0-3, M Toye 0-3, N Smyth 0-1, G Houlihan 0-1. Attendance: 8,000
Referee: S Murray (Monaghan)

Final

20 July 1986 Final Tyrone 1-11 – 0-10 Down St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
M McClure 0-4, P Donaghy 1-0, M Mahon 0-3, D O'Hagan 0-2, E McKenna 0-1, S McNally 0-1. B Mason 0-4, G Blaney 0-3, J Treanor 0-2, T McArdle 0-1. Attendance: 18,000
Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Down 2-08
Donegal 1-10 Down 1-10
2-11
Monaghan 0-13
0-11
Down 3-07
Armagh 0-12
Armagh 1-11
Fermanagh 0-07
Tyrone 1-11
Down 0-10
Derry 1-07
Tyrone 2-06
Cavan 1-12
Tyrone 2-16
Cavan 1-08
Antrim 0-7

All-Ireland Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Semi-finals

17 August 1986 Semi-final Tyrone 1-12 – 1-9 Galway Croke Park, Dublin
K McCabe 1-0, E McKenna 0-3, D O'Hagan 0-3, P Donaghy 0-1, S McNally 0-1, M Mallon 0-1, S Conway 0-1, P Quinn 0-1, N McGinn 0-1. B O'Donnell 1-0, G McManus 0-3, S Joyce 0-2, P Kelly 0-1, M Brennan 0-1, V Daly 0-1, T Tierney 0-1. Attendance: 26,644
Referee: P Collins (Westmeath)
24 August 1986 Semi-Final Meath 0-12 – 2-13 Kerry Croke Park, Dublin
B Flynn 0-5, C O'Rourke 0-2, L Hayes 0-2, F Murtagh 0-1, T Ferguson 0-1, M O'Connell 0-1. W Maher 1-1, M Sheehy 0-4, G Power 1-0, E Liston 0-3, P Spillane 0-2, T Doyle 0-1, J O'Shea 0-1, D Moran 0-1. Attendance: 45,405
Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)

Final

21 September 1986 Final Kerry 2-15 – 1-10 Tyrone Croke Park, Dublin
P Spillane 1-4, M Sheehy 1-4, E Liston 0-2, D Moran 0-2, T O'Dowd 0-2, G Power 0-1. P Quinn 1-1, M Mallon 0-4, S McNally 0-2, M McClure 0-1, K McCabe 0-1, D O'Hagan 0-1. Attendance: 65,628
Referee: J Dennigan (Cork)

Championship statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Brendan Mason Down 3-18 27 5 5.40
2 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-13 16 4 4.00
Robert McHugh Wicklow 0-16 16 3 5.33
4 Martin Hanrick Wexford 2-9 15 2 7.50
5 Pat Spillane Kerry 2-8 14 4 3.50
Franny Kelly Tipperary 1-11 14 2 7.00
7 Brian O'Donnell Galway 3-4 13 4 3.25
Eoin Liston Kerry 2-7 13 4 3.25
9 Damien O'Hagan Tyrone 0-12 12 5 2.40
10 Kevin O'Brien Wicklow 2-5 11 3 3.66
Top scorers in a single game
Rank Player Team Tally Total Opposition
1 Brendan Mason Down 2-4 10 Armagh
Martin Hanrick Wexford 1-7 10 Kildare
3 Kevin O'Brien Wicklow 2-3 9 Laois
Michael Martin Leitrim 2-3 9 Galway
Franny Kelly Tipperary 1-6 9 Limerick
R. Fahy Galway 1-6 9 London
7 Eoin Liston Kerry 2-2 8 Clare
Robert McHugh Wicklow 0-8 8 Westmeath
Pádraig Brogan Mayo 0-8 8 Roscommon
10 Pat Spillane Kerry 1-4 7 Tyrone
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 1-4 7 Tyrone

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Meath win their first Leinster football title since 1970.
  • After facing defeat in four previous All-Ireland semi-finals (1956, 1957, 1973, 1984), Tyrone's defeat of Galway at the penultimate stage allows the team to qualify for their very first All-Ireland final.
  • Kerry's Pat Spillane, Páidí Ó Sé and Denis "Ógie" Moran became the first players in the history of the championship to win eight All-Ireland medals on the field of play. Mikey Sheehy also won an eighth All-Ireland medal, however, he missed the 1984 All-Ireland final through injury.
  • The All Ireland final was the first meeting between Kerry and Tyrone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerry got out of jail in 1986 as ODwyer admitted". The Kerryman. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2016.