1994 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 1994 Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 108th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 15 May 1994 and ended on 18 September 1994.

1994 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates15 May 1994 – 18 September 1994
Teams32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamDown (5th win)
CaptainD. J. Kane
ManagerPete McGrath
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamDublin
CaptainJohn O'Leary
ManagerPat O'Neill
Provincial Champions
MunsterCork
LeinsterDublin
UlsterDown
ConnachtLeitrim
Championship statistics
No. matches played34
Top ScorerColours of Dublin.svg Charlie Redmond (4-30)
Player of the YearColours of Down.svg Mickey Linden
1993
1995

Derry entered the championship as the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Down in the Ulster quarter-final in what is regarded as one of the greatest games of all time.[1]

On 18 September 1994, Down won the championship following a 1–12 to 0–13 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[2] This was their fifth All-Ireland title and their first in three championship seasons.

Dublin's Charlie Redmond was the championship's top scorer. Down's Mickey Linden was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Provincial ChampionshipsEdit

Connacht Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

5 June 1994 Quarter-final Roscommon 0-12 – 1-10 Leitrim Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
D Duggan 0-6, D Connellan 0-3, A Rooney 0-5, G Dugdale 1-0, J Ward 0-2, L Conlon 0-2, D Darcy 0-1. Attendance: 11,408
Referee: B White (Wexford)
5 June 1994 Quarter-final London 0-6 – 2-21 Galway Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip
N Harrington 0-2, V Dowd 0-1, E Prenter 0-1, J Landy 0-1, O Murphy 0-1. F O'Neill 1-9, S Conlon 1-0, M Donnellan 0-2, Ja Fallon 0-2, K Walsh 0-2, V Daly 0-2, A Mac Carthaigh 0-1, N Finnegan 0-1, F Gavin 0-1, S Óg de Paor 0-1. Attendance: 800

Semi-finals

26 June 1994 Semi-final Mayo 2-18 – 1-5 Sligo McHale Park, Castlebar
K O'Neill 1-7, L McHale 1-1, K lydon 0-3, R Goulding 0-3, K McDonnell 0-1, P Butler 0-1, P Fallon 0-1, K Staunton 0-1. M McGrath 1-3, T Deignan 0-1, F Feeney 0-1. Attendance: 6,291
Referee: M Curley (Galway)
3 July 1994 Semi-final Leitrim 0-9 – 1-6 Galway Páirc Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
G Dugdale 0-3, A Rooney 0-2, P Kieran 0-2, D Darcy 0-1, P Donoghue 0-1. C McGauran 1-1, F O'Neill 0-2, Ja Fallon 0-2, M Donnellan 0-1. Attendance: 10,042
Referee: S McHale (Mayo)
10 July 1994 Semi-final replay Galway 0-10 – 0-11 Leitrim Tuam Stadium, Tuam
S Walsh 0-3, K Walsh 0-2, F O'Neill 0-2, Ja Fallon 0-1, V Daly 0-1. C McGlynn 0-2, P Kenny 0-2, A Rooney 0-2, B Breen 0-2, D Darcy 0-1, G Dugdale 0-1, P Kieran 0-1. Attendance: 7,074
Referee: S McHale (Mayo)

Final

24 July 1994 Final Leitrim 0-12 – 2-4 Mayo Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
A Rooney 0-4, L Conlon 0-2, D Darcy 0-2, M Quinn 0-2, P Kenny 0-1, P Kieran 0-1. K Staunton 1-0, P Fallon 1-0, Golding 0-2, K McDonnell 0-1, K O'Neill 0-1. Attendance: 18,271
Referee: M Curley (Galway)

Leinster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

22 May 1994 Preliminary round Wicklow 0-12 – 1-9 Offaly Aughrim Park, Aughrim
C Daye 0-5, K O'Brien 0-3, F Daly 0-2, T Doyle 0-1, P Allen 0-1. V Claffey 0-5, P Brady 1-1, J Kenny 0-1, P Dunne 0-1, S Grennan 0-1. Attendance: 6,000
Referee: J Woods (Dublin)
28 May 1994 Preliminary round replay Offaly 3-11 – 0-14 Wicklow O'Connor Park, Tullamore
V Claffey 1-4, P Brady 0-5, P Moran 1-0, J Stewart 1-0, S Grennan 0-1, P Dunne 0-1. C Daye 0-6, A O'Sullivan 0-3, T Doyle 0-3, K Cunningham 0-2. Attendance: 2,500
Referee: P Casserly (Meath)
29 May 1994 Preliminary round Westmeath 1-9 – 0-13 Louth Páirc Ciaran, Athlone
G Heavin 1-1, J Fleming 0-2, L Giles 0-2, M Staunton 0-2, J Cooney 0-1, A Collins 0-1. S White 0-8, C Kelly 0-3, A Doherty 0-1, O McDonnell 0-1. Referee: T Howard (Kildare)
29 May 1994 Preliminary round Laois 4-15– 2-4 Longford O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
D Delaney 1-4, L Turley 1-4, M Lawlor 1-3, N Roe 1-1, H Emerson 0-2, P Roe 0-1. D Barry 1-0, R Culhane 1-0, A O'Brien 0-2, P Farrell 0-1, C Kenny 0-1. Referee: P Power (Dublin)

Quarter-finals

12 June 1994 Quarter-final Meath 0-20 – 2-10 Laois Páirc Tailteann, Navan
T Giles 0-6, T Dowd 0-4, B Flynn 0-3, J McGuinness 0-3, C Brady 0-2, G Geraghty 0-1, J Devine 0-1. L Turley 1-1, D Delaney 0-4, N Rowe 1-0, M Lawlor 0-1, Martin Dempsey 0-1, T Maher 0-1, G Doyle 0-1, T Bowe 0-1. Referee: S Prior (Leitrim)
12 June 1994 Quarter-final Offaly 0-8 – 0-10 Wexford O'Connor Park, Tullamore
V Claffey 0-4, P Brady 0-2, S Grennan 0-1, M Keenaghan 0-1. B Dodd 0-4, S Doran 0-3, J Byrne 0-1, N Darcy 0-1, S Berry 0-1. Attendance: 4,500
Referee: P O'Toole (Longford)
18 June 1994 Quarter-final Dublin 0-11 – 0-11 Kildare Croke Park, Dublin
C Redmond 0-8, V Murphy 0-1, J Sheedy 0-1, D Farrell 0-1. G Dunne 0-4, D O'Connell 0-2, N Buckley 0-2, N Donlon 0-1, M Lynch 0-1, K Doyle 0-1. Referee: P Russell (Tipperary)
19 June 1994 Quarter-final Louth 3-19 – 0-11 Carlow Drogheda Park, Drogheda
A Doherty 2-3, P Butterly 1-3, C Kelly 0-4, S White 0-4, G Curran 0-3, E Judge 0-1, O McDonnell 0-1. J Nevin 0-4, G Ware 0-3, J Hayden 0-2, A Keating 0-1, W Quinlan 0-1.
2 July 1994 Quarter-final replay Dublin 1-14 – 1-9 Kildare Croke Park, Dublin
C Redmond 1-4, M Deegan 0-2, J Sheedy 0-2, B Stynes 0-1, P Bealin 0-1, N Guiden 0-1, D Farrell 0-1, P Clarke 0-1, M Galvin 0-1. N Buckley 1-6, D Kerrigan 0-1, M Lynch 0-1, K Doyle 0-1. Referee: P Russell (Tipperary)

Semi-finals

3 July 1994 Semi-final Meath 4-14 – 2-6 Wexford Croke Park, Dublin
B Stafford 1-3, D Beggy 1-1, J Devine 1-1, T Dowd 1-0, T Giles 0-2, B Flynn 0-2, J McGuinness 0-2, S Kelly 0-1, B Reilly 0-1, C O'Rourke 0-1. B Dodd 0-5, T Kavanagh 1-0, N Darcy 1-0, C Roche 0-1. Attendance: 11,235
Referee: P Casserly (Westmeath)
10 July 1994 Semi-final Dublin 1-15 – 1-8 Louth Croke Park, Dublin
C Redmond 1-4, M Galvin 0-5, D Farrell 0-2, N Guiden 0-2, B Stynes 0-1, P Gilroy 0-1. E Judge 1-1, P Butterly 0-2, C Kelly 0-2, F Murphy 0-2, S White 0-1. Attendance: 22,274
Referee: B White (Wexford)

Final

31 July 1994 Final Dublin 1-9 – 1-8 Meath Croke Park, Dublin
C Redmond 1-4, B Stynes 0-2, N Guiden 0-1, D Farrell 0-1, P Clarke 0-1. G Geraghty 1-2, B Reilly 0-1, J McGuinness 0-1, C O'Rourke 0-1, B Flynn 0-1, T Dowd 0-1, PJ Gillic 0-1. Attendance: 50,172
Referee: B White (Wexford)

Munster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals

15 May 1994 Quarter-final Clare 0-13 – 2-8 Tipperary Cusack Park, Ennis
A O'Keeffe 0-9, M Thynne 0-1, T Morrissey 0-1, O O'Dwyer 0-1, F McInerney 0-1. P Lambert 2-5, B Cummins 0-2, D Foley 0-1. Referee: M. O'Sullivan (Kerry)
22 May 1994 Quarter-final Kerry 2-19 – 0-8 Limerick Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney
S Geaney 1-2, P Laide 1-2, M Fitzgerald 0-5, B Driscoll 0-2, S Moynihan 0-2, N O'Mahony 0-2, B O'Shea 0-1, E Breen 0-1, D Ó Sé 0-1, T Fleming 0-1. T Fitzgerald 0-2, J Quane 0-1, T Cummins 0-1, PJ Garvey 0-1, C McGill 0-1, J O'Donovan 0-1. Referee: S O'Keeffe (Cork)

Semi-finals

26 June 1994 Semi-final Cork 1-13 – 2-8 Kerry Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
C Corkery 0-8, S O'Brien 1-0, T McCarthy 0-2, L Tompkins 0-1, M O'Sullivan 0-1, J Kavanagh 0-1. M Fitzgerald 1-3, S Geaney 1-0, T Fleming 0-2, E O'Driscoll 0-2, L Flaherty 0-1. Attendance: 26,884
Referee: P Russell (Tipperary)
26 June 1994 Semi-final Tipperary 5-14 – 0-15 Waterford Semple Stadium, Thurles
P Lambert 2-3, J Costello 1-2, E Maher 1-0, B Burke 1-0, B Cummins 0-3, D Hogan 0-2, D Foley 0-2, C Coen 0-1, M Sheehan 0-1. P Queally 0-3, J Maher 0-3, P Ferncombe 0-3, L Dalton 0-2, D Wyse 0-2, O O'Brien 0-1, T Gough 0-1. Referee: W O'Mahony (Limerick)

Final

24 July 1994 Final Cork 2-19 – 3-9 Tipperary Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
C Corkery 0-9, J O'Driscoll 1-2, S Calnan 1-0, D Culloty 0-2, D Davis 0-2, J Kavanagh 0-2, L Tompkins 0-1, S O'Brien 0-1. J Costello 1-2, P Lambert 0-5, D Hogan 1-0, D Foley 1-0, B Cummins 0-2. Attendance: 13,118
Referee: W O'Mahony (Limerick)

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary round

15 May 1994 Preliminary round Armagh 1-6 – 0-6 Fermanagh Athletic Grounds, Armagh
G Houlahan 1-0, D Marsden 0-3, C O'Rourke 0-1, D Mackin 0-1, J McConville 0-1. R Gallagher 0-4, C McCreesh 0-2. Referee: P McEneaney (Monaghan)

Quarter-finals

22 May 1994 Quarter-final Cavan 1-12 – 3-10 Monaghan Breffni Park, Cavan
P Reilly 1-0, R Carolan 0-6, F Cahill 0-3, D O;Reilly 0-1, T Smithy 0-1, A Lambe 0-1. D Smyth 1-4, M Slowey 0-4, G Flanagan 1-0, S McGinnity 1-0, F McEneaney 0-1, R McCarron 0-1. Referee: D Campbell (Fermanagh)
29 May 1994 Quarter-final Derry 1-12 – 1-14 Down Celtic Park, Derry
F McCusker 1-0, E Gormley 0-3, A Tohill 0-3, B McCormack 0-2, J Brolly 0-2, E Burns 0-1, D Heaney 0-1. M Linden 0-5, G McCartan 0-5, C McCabe 1-0, J McCartan 0-2, A Farrell 0-1. Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)
5 June 1994 Quarter-final Antrim 1-9 – 1-12 Donegal Casement Park, Belfast
C Heatley 1-5, J Kennedy 0-2, D Armstrong 0-1, A Donnelly 0-1. D Bonner 0-5, T Boyle 1-1, M McHugh 0-2, N Hegarty 0-1, B McGowan 0-1, A Molloy 0-1, M Boyle 0-1. Referee: J Curran (County Tyrone)
12 June 1994 Quarter-final Tyrone 3-10 – 1-10 Armagh Healy Park, Omagh
P Canavan 1-4, P Donaghy 1-2, S Lawn 1-0, A Cush 0-2, B Gormley 0-1, M McGleenan 0-1. D Marsden 1-6, J Grinley 0-1, N Smith 0-1, J Rafferty 0-1, G Houlahan 0-1. Referee: T McDermott (Cavan)

Semi-finals

19 June 1994 Semi-final Down 0-14 – 0-8 Monaghan Athletic Grounds, Armagh
G Mason 0-6, M Linden 0-3, G McCartan 0-2, E Burns 0-1, C Deegan 0-1, J McCartan 0-1. D Smyth 0-3, G Hoey 0-2, M Slowey 0-2, P McShane 0-1. Referee: J Curran (County Tyrone)
26 June 1994 Semi-final Tyrone 1-15 – 0-10 Donegal Breffni Park, Cavan
Peter Canavan 0-6, A Cush 0-4, S Lawn 1-0, P Donaghy 0-1, E McCaffrey 0-1, B Gormley 0-1, C Loughran 0-1, A Kilpatrick 0-1. D Bonner 0-4, T Boyle 0-3, J McHugh 0-2, M Boyle 0-1. Referee: P McEneaney (Monaghan)

Final

17 July 1994 Final Down 1-17 – 1-11 Tyrone St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
R Carr 1-4, G Mason 0-5, M Linden 0-3, P Higgins 0-1, E Burns 0-1, DJ Kane 0-1, G McCartan 0-1, G Blaney 0-1. P Canavan 0-7, A Cush 1-1, B Gormley 0-2, S Lawn 0-1. Attendance: 31,000
Referee: T McDermott (Cavan)

All-Ireland Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Semi-finals

14 August 1994 Semi-final Down 1-13 - 0-11 Cork Croke Park, Dublin
G Mason 0-6, A Farrell 1-2, G McCartan 0-2, C Deegan 0-1, R Carr 0-1, M Linden 0-1. C Corkery 0-7, S Calnan 0-2, L Tompkins 0-1, P McGrath 0-1. Attendance: 43,787
Referee: B White (Wexford)
21 August 1994 Semi-final Dublin 3-15 - 1-9 Leitrim Croke Park, Dublin
C Redmond 1-6, D Farrell 1-2, M Galvin 1-1, V Murphy 0-2, N Guiden 0-2, B Stynes 0-1, P Bealin 0-1. C McGlynn 1-1, A Rooney 0-4, N Moran 0-1, D Darcy 0-1, P Kirean 0-1, B Breen 0-1. Attendance: 52,606

Final

18 September 1994 Final Down 1-12 - 0-13 Dublin Croke Park, Dublin
M Linden 0-4, J McCartan 1-0, R Carr 0-3, G Mason 0-3, G McCartan 0-1, A Farrell 0-1. C Redmond 0-4, J Sheedy 0-2, P Curran 0-1, P Clarke 0-1, B Stynes 0-1, V Murphy 0-1, N Guiden 0-1, D Farrell 0-1, S Cahill 0-1. Attendance: 58,684
Referee: T Sugrue (Kerry)

Championship statisticsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

  • On 29 May 1994, the Leinster Preliminary round game between Westmeath and Louth was the first game played in Páirc Ciaran, Athlone for 70–80 years.
  • Wexford beat Offaly for the first time since 1977.
  • Leitrim qualified for the Connacht final for the first time since 1967. Their 0–12 to 2–4 defeat of Mayo gave them their first provincial title since 1927. It remains their only defeat of Mayo in a Connacht final and their last provincial decider victory.
  • Down's All-Ireland final defeat of Dublin preserved their 100% record of victories in All-Ireland finals.
  • There were a number of first-time championship meetings. Both All-Ireland semi-finals between Cork and Down and the later meeting of Dublin and Leitrim were first-time encounters.

Top scorersEdit

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Charlie Redmond Dublin 4-30 42 6 7.00
2 Peter Lambert Tipperary 4-13 25 3 8.33
3 Colin Corkery Cork 0-24 24 3 8.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Fergal O'Neill Galway 1-09 12 London
2 Peter Lambert Tipperary 2-05 11 Clare
3 Kevin O'Neill Mayo 1-07 10 Sligo
4 Alan Doherty Louth 2-03 9 Carlow
Peter Lambert Tipperary 2-03 9 Waterford
Niall Buckley Kildare 1-06 9 Dublin
Diarmuid Marsden Armagh 1-06 9 Tyrone
Charlie Redmond Dublin 1-06 9 Leitrim
Colin Corkery Cork 0-09 9 Tipperary
Aidan O'Keeffe Clare 0-09 9 Tipperary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McGee, Eugene (8 September 2014). "The greatest game? Last weekend's Kerry-Mayo replay was a classic but Offaly's win against the Kingdom in '82 is still No 1 for me". Irish Independent. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ "The Most Agonising Late Misses In GAA History". balls.ie. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

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