1988 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 1988 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 102nd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 8 May 1988 and ended on 9 October 1988.

1988 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates8 May 1987 - 9 October 1988
Teams32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamMeath (5th win)
CaptainJoe Cassells
ManagerSeán Boylan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamCork
CaptainTony Nation
ManagerBilly Morgan
Provincial Champions
MunsterCork
LeinsterMeath
UlsterMonaghan
ConnachtMayo
Championship statistics
No. matches played33
Top ScorerColours of Leitrim.svg Brian Stafford (0-38)
Player of the YearColours of Leitrim.svg Robbie O'Malley
1987
1989

For the second year in a row, the final was between Meath and Cork. Again, the outcome was the same, Meath winning the replay by a scoreline of 0-13 to 0-12.

ResultsEdit

Connacht Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

5 June 1988 Quarter-finalLondon2-10 – 2-13SligoEmerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip
Attendance: 2,000
19 June 1988 Quarter-finalMayo1-13 – 0-4LeitrimFr. O'Hara Park, Charlestown
P Brogan 1-2, T Morgan 0-3, M Carney 0-3, N Durcan 0-2, T Reilly 0-1, L McHale 0-1, B Molloy 0-1. P Kenny 0-3, P Kernan 0-1. Attendance: 4,000
Referee: M Kearins (Sligo)

Semi-finals

26 June 1988 Semi-finalRoscommon2-10 – 1-10GalwayPearse Stadium, Galway
T McManus 1-3, T Lennon 1-0, P Earley 0-3, J Kelly 0-2, J Connaughton 0-1, E McManus Jnr 0-1. V Daly 0-5, M Gavin 1-0, J O'Dea 0-3, C O'Dea 0-1, J Coleman 0-1. Attendance: 9,000
Referee: S Prior (Leitrim)
3 July 1988 Semi-finalSligo0-6 – 2-19MayoMarkievicz Park, Sligo
D McDonagh 0-3, PJ Cavanagh 0-1, D McGoldrick 0-1, P Dockery 0-1. M Butler 1-6, M Carney 1-1, T Reilly 0-4, T Morgan 0-3, L McHale 0-2, N Durkan 0-1, S Maher 0-1, TJ Kilgallon 0-1. Attendance: 5,000
Referee: S Mullaney (Roscommon)

Final

24 July 1988 FinalRoscommon0-8 – 1-12MayoDr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
P Earley 0-5, S Killoran 0-1, E McManus 0-1, T McManus 0-1. T Reilly 1-1, M Carney 0-4, D Flanagan 0-2, TJ Kilgallon 0-1, M Butler 0-1, L McHale 0-1, N Durkin 0-1, J BUrke 0-1. Attendance: 20,000
Referee: M Kearins (Sligo)

Leinster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

22 May 1988 Preliminary roundLongford1-11 – 0-7WestmeathPearse Park, Longford
J McCormack 0-7, D Barry 1-2, M O'Hara 0-1, O Kiernan 0-1. R Fleming 0-3, P Walsh 0-2, T Ormsby 0-1, L Giles 0-1. Attendance: 4,000
Referee: C Buckley (Offaly)
22 May 1988 Preliminary roundOffaly1-18 – 1-7WexfordO'Connor Park, Tullamore
B Flynn 1-2, S Lynam 0-4, D Kavanagh 0-3, V Claffey 0-2, P Brady 0-2, R O'Connor 0-2, P Mollan 0-1, P Cushen 0-1, J Stewart 0-1. P Barden 1-0, M Hannck 0-3, J O'Gorman 0-2, J Harrington 0-1, M Mahon 0-1. Referee: P Moran (Laois)
22 May 1988 Preliminary roundCarlow3-5 – 2-7LaoisDr. Cullen Park, Carlow
J Hayden 1-0, L Kelly 1-0, P Quirke 1-0, P Kenny 0-2, M Nolan 0-1, J Nevin 0-1, G Byrne 0-1. T Maher 1-0, S Dempsey 1-0, G Lalor 0-3, G Browne 0-2, D Lalor 0-1, p Brophy 0-1. Attendance: 5,500
Referee: S Aldridge (Kildare)

Quarter-finals

5 June 1988 Quarter-finalKildare1-10 – 0-13OffalySt. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
D Fannin 1-1, M Shaw 0-3, S McGovern 0-1, B Donovan 0-1, D Kerrigan 0-1, S Ryan 0-1, P McLoughlin 0-1, Moran 0-1. D Kavanagh 0-5, S Lynam, 0-5, B Flynn 0-2, R Connor 0-1. Attendance: 6,000
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)
5 June 1988 Quarter-finalLongford1-15 – 2-4WicklowPearse Park, Longford
J McCormack 1-8, D Barry 0-3, B Lennon 0-2, C Gilmore 0-1, G Clarke 0-1. F Daly 1-0, P O'Byrne 1-0, R McHugh 0-2, P Spollen 0-2. Referee: C Conlon (Westmeath)
5 June 1988 Quarter-finalLouth0-9 – 3-13MeathDrogheda Park, Drogheda
K Dawe 0-3, Jim McDonnell 0-2, B Kerin 0-1, R Culhane 0-1, P Matthews 0-1, S O'Hanlon 0-1. B Stafford 0-6, D Beggy 1-2, B Flynn 0-4, PJ Gillic 1-0, M McCabe 1-0, T Ferguson 0-1. Attendance: 21,000
Referee: J Woods (Dublin)
6 June 1988 Quarter-finalCarlow0-8 – 1-14DublinDr. Cullen Park, Carlow
T Dwyer 0-3, J Hayden 0-2, P Quirke 0-1, W Doyle 0-1. M Galvin 1-2, C Redmond 0-5, D de Lapp 0-2, B Rock 0-2, C Crowley 0-1, V Murphy 0-1, J Bissett 0-1. Attendance: 8,000
Referee: T Howard (Kildare)
18 June 1988 Quarter-final replayOffaly0-16 – 0-10KildareO'Connor Park, Tullamore
S Lynam 0-5, P Brady 0-4, V Claffey 0-2, D Kavangh 0-1, J Stewart 0-1, M Plunkett 0-1, B Flynn 0-1, R Connor 0-1. P McLoughlin 0-4, L McLoughlin 0-2, G Power 0-2, M Shaw 0-1, B Donovan 0-1. Attendance: 3,500
Referee: P Kavanagh (Meath)

Semi-finals

26 June 1988 Semi-finalDublin4-15 – 0-9LongfordCusack Park, Mullingar
B Rock 1-3, V Murphy 1-2, M Galvin 1-1, D Sheehan 0-4, J McNally 1-0, C Redmond 0-3, J Bissett 0-1, T Conroy 0-1. J McCormack 0-6, B Lennon 0-1, C Lee 0-1, P Kiernan 0-1. Referee: C Conlon (Westmeath)
3 July 1988 Semi-finalMeath0-19 – 0-10OffalyCroke Park, Dublin
B Stafford 0-8, B Flynn 0-6, C O'Rourke 0-2, D Beggy 0-1, PJ Gillic 0-1, M McCabe 0-1. P Brady 0-3, S Lynam 0-3, D Kavanagh 0-2, M Plunkett 0-1, T Egan 0-1. Attendance: 13,030
Referee: T Howard (Kildare)

Final

31 July 1988 FinalMeath2-5 – 0-9DublinCroke Park, Dublin
PJ Gillic 1-3, M McCabe 1-1, L Hayes 0-1. D Sheehan 0-3, V Murphy 0-2, M Galvin 0-1, C Redmond 0-1, N McCaffrey 0-1, B Rock 0-1. Attendance: 42,302
Referee: S Aldridge (Kildare)

Munster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

8 May 1988 Quarter-finalLimerick2-4 – 0-5ClareGaelic Grounds, Limerick
E Sheehan 1-2, F Ryan 1-0, L Long 0-1, L Keane 0-1. N Normoyle 0-2, C O'Donoghue 0-1, G O'Keeffe 0-1, P Burke 0-1. Referee: P Barrett (Tipperary)
8 May 1988 Quarter-finalWaterford3-9 – 1-11TipperaryFraher Field, Dungarvan
N Waldon 1-1, D Wyse 1-0, J Maher 1-0, P Whyte 0-3, E O'Brien 0-3, J McGrath 0-1. M Cunningham 0-4, D O'Keeffe 1-0, A Crosse 0-2, J Costello 0-2, J Ryan 0-2, D Foley 0-1. Referee: P O'Donovan (Cork)

Semi-finals

29 May 1988 Semi-finalLimerick1-3 – 0-9CorkPáirc na nGael, Askeaton
C McGuinness 1-0, L Barrett 0-1, N Leonard 0-1, T Cummins 0-1. L Tompkins 0-6, M McCarthy 0-1, T Nation 0-1, D Barry 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
29 May 1988 Semi-finalKerry3-19 – 1-7WaterfordAustin Stack Park, Tralee
P Spillane 1-6, M Fitzgerald 0-6, W Maher 1-1, D McEvoy 1-1, M McAuliffe 0-4, G Power 0-1. J Maher 1-2, D Wyse 0-1, L Daniels 0-1, E Phelan 0-1, L O'Connor 0-1, E O'Brien 0-1. Referee: P Lane (Limerick)

Final

3 July 1988 FinalCork1-14 – 0-16KerryPáirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
L Tompkins 0-5, D Allen 1-1, D Barry 0-2, M McCarthy 0-2, C O'Neill 0-1, J O'Driscoll 0-1, S Fahy 0-1, P McGrath 0-1. M Fitzgerald 0-10, P Spillane 0-1, W Maher 0-1, C Murphy 0-1, M McAuliffe 0-1, T Doyle 0-1, J O'Shea 0-1. Attendance: 41,234
Referee: P Lane (Limerick)

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

15 May 1988 Preliminary roundFermanagh1-13 – 2-12ArmaghSt. Molaise Park, Irvinestown
P McGinnity 0-5, T Maguire 1-1, P Courtney 0-3, P O'Loughlin 0-2, M O'Rourke 0-1, F McCann 0-1. J Cunningham 2-5, G Houlihan 0-2, F Harney 0-2, J McConville 0-1, M Toye 0-1, D Canavan 0-1. Referee: J Curran (Tyrone)

Quarter-finals

22 May 1988 Quarter-finalMonaghan0-16 – 0-14CavanSt. Tiernach's Park, Clones
E Hughes 0-5, E McEneaney 0-3, E Murphy 0-2, O Hamilton 0-2, C Murray 0-1, D Byrne 0-1, R McCarron 0-1, B Murray 0-1. R Carolan 0-10, M Faulkner 0-1, F Cahill 0-1, D McDonnell 0-1, J Brady 0-1. Attendance: 15,000
Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)
29 May 1988 Quarter-finalDerry0-7 – 1-11DownDean McGlinchey Park, Ballinascreen
B Barton 0-2, B McGilligan 0-1, P Young 0-1, E Gormley 0-1, D Cassidy 0-1, S Downey 0-1. M Linden 1-0, B Mason 0-3, J Treanor 0-3, G Blaney 0-3, K O';Rourke 0-2. Referee: J Gough (Antrim)
5 June 1988 Quarter-finalTyrone3-13 – 2-4AntrimHealy Park, Omagh
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: A O'Neill (Derry)
12 June 1988 Quarter-finalArmagh2-10 – 0-8DonegalAthletic Grounds, Armagh
G Houlihan 1-3, K McGuirk 1-0, M Toye 0-2, J Cunningham 0-2, D Dowling 0-1, C Harney 0-1, D Canavan 0-1. M McHugh 0-4, J McMullan 0-3, P Heggarty 0-1. Attendance: 6,000
Referee: B Murray (Monaghan)

Semi-finals

19 June 1988 Semi-finalMonaghan1-11 – 0-9DownBreffni Park, Cavan
E McEneaney 1-5, E Murphy 0-2, G McCarville 0-2, R McCarron 0-1, D Byrne 0-1. J Treanor 0-5, A Rodgers 0-2, G Blaney 0-1, B Mason 0-1. Attendance: 17,000
Referee: M Greenan (Cavan)
26 June 1988 Semi-finalTyrone0-15 – 1-8ArmaghSt. Molaise Park, Irvinestown
S Conway 0-5, K McCabe 0-4, E McKenna 0-3, T Donaghy 0-1, S McNally 0-1, D O'Hagan 0-1. K McQuirk 1-0, G Houlihan 0-4, J Cunningham 0-2, F Harney 0-1, D Canavan 0-1. Attendance: 12,000
Referee: M Cranney (Down)

Final

17 July 1988 FinalMonaghan1-10 – 0-11TyroneSt. Tiernach's Park, Clones
E Hughes 1-3, R McKaron 0-2, D Byrne 0-1, G McCarville 0-1, S White 0-1, O Hamilton 0-1, Bernie Murray 0-1. S Conway 0-5, D O'Hagan 0-2, K McCabe 0-2, E McKenna 0-1, P Quinn 0-1. Attendance: 25,000
Referee: M Cranney (Down)

All-Ireland Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Semi-finals

14 August 1988 Semi-finalCork1-14 - 0-6MonaghanCroke Park, Dublin
L Tompkins 0-7, D Barry 1-2, P McGrath 0-4, T McCarthy 0-1. E McEneaney 0-3, R McCarron 0-2, E Murphy 0-1. Attendance: 29,679
Referee: S Prior (Leitrim)
21 August 1988 Semi-finalMeath0-16 - 2-5MayoCroke Park, Dublin
B Stafford 0-9, C Coyle 0-3, C O'Rourke 0-2, D Beggy 0-1, M McCabe 0-1. A Finnerty 1-1, L McHale 1-0, M Carney 0-2, D Kearney 0-1, N Durkin 0-1. Attendance: 39,023
Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)

Finals

18 September 1988 FinalMeath0-12 - 1-9CorkCroke Park, Dublin
B Stafford 0-8, C O'Rourke 0-4. L Tompkins 0-8, T McCarthy 1-0, M McCarthy 0-1. Attendance: 65,898
Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
9 October 1988 Final replayMeath0-13 - 0-12CorkCroke Park, Dublin
B Stafford 0-7, C O'Rourke 0-3, B Flynn 0-1, D Beggy 0-1, J Cassells 0-1. L Tompkins 0-8, B Coffey 0-2, D Allen 0-1, D Barry 0-1. Attendance: 64,069
Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)

Championship statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Brian Stafford Meath 0-38 38 5 7.60
2 Larry Tompkins Cork 0-34 34 5 6.80
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Joey Cunningham Armagh 2-5 11 Fermanagh
John McCormack Longford 1-8 11 Wicklow
3 Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 0-10 10 Cork
Ronan Carolan Cavan 0-10 10 Monaghan
5 Mark Butler Mayo 1-6 9 Sligo
Pat Spillane Kerry 1-6 9 Waterford
Brian Stafford Meath 0-9 9 Mayo
8 Eamonn McEneaney Monaghan 1-5 8 Down
Larry Tompkins Cork 0-8 8 Meath
Brian Stafford Meath 0-8 8 Cork
Larry Tompkins Cork 0-8 8 Meath
Brian Stafford Meath 0-8 8 Offaly

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Carlow's 3-5 to 2-7 defeat of Laois in the Leinster preliminary round is their first defeat of their neighbours since 1961.
  • Monaghan's 0-16 to 0-14 defeat of Cavan in the Ulster quarter-final is their first defeat of their neighbours since 1930.
  • The All Ireland semi-final between Cork and Monaghan was the first meeting between the teams.
  • The All-Ireland final ends in a draw and goes to a replay for the first time since 1972.
  • Meath were All Ireland Champions for 2 in a row and Leinster Champions for 3 in a row and they shared their 2 in a row with Galway in the Hurling.

ReferencesEdit