2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 127th edition of the GAA's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament, played between 31 counties of Ireland (excluding Kilkenny), London and New York.[1] The 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was contested by Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park on 22 September 2013, with Dublin winning by 2:12 to Mayo's 1:14.[2]

2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates6 May — 22 September 2013
Teams33 (includes London and New York)
All-Ireland Champions
Winning teamDublin (24th win)
CaptainStephen Cluxton
ManagerJim Gavin
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing teamMayo
CaptainAndy Moran
ManagerJames Horan
Provincial Champions
MunsterKerry
LeinsterDublin
UlsterMonaghan
ConnachtMayo
Championship statistics
Top ScorerColours of Mayo.svg Cillian O'Connor (6-22)
Player of the YearColours of Dublin.svg Michael Darragh MacAuley
2012
2014

Several historic events of note occurred in the 2013 Championship. London won a Connacht Championship game for the first time in 36 years by defeating the Sligo side in the first round of the Connacht Senior Football Championship.[3][4][5] They went on to reach the Connacht Final which they lost to Mayo, before progressing to play at Croke Park in a Round 4 All-Ireland Qualifier at which point they exited after the longest Championship run in their history.[6][7]

Hawk-Eye was introduced for Championship matches at Croke Park and was first used to confirm that Offaly substitute Peter Cunningham's attempted point had gone wide 10 minutes into the second half of a game against Kildare.[8][9] 2013 also brought the first Friday night game in the history of the Championship – a first round qualifier between Carlow and Laois.[10]

The game of the Championship was the second All-Ireland semi-final, contested by Dublin and Kerry. The game featured six goals, three of which were scored by Kerry in the first half, two of these in the first eleven minutes of the game. Dublin also scored three goals, one in the first half and two in the second half, the second half goals coming in the final moments, to send them through to an All-Ireland final against Mayo, despite having been behind for much of the game.[11] Many people hailed it as the greatest game of the modern era.[12][13]

TeamsEdit

A total of 33 teams contested the championship. These included 31 teams from Ireland, as well as London and New York. As in previous years, Kilkenny decided not to field a team.

RefereesEdit

Ahead of the 2013 Championship, one referee was dropped for his incompetence: Michael Collins, the 2001 All-Ireland final referee, of Cork. Syl Doyle of Wexford had also chosen to step away the previous January. Their replacements were David Gough, who refereed the 2013 All-Ireland U21 final, of Meath and Fergal Kelly of Longford.

Padraig Hughes of Armagh remained injured after running into Eamonn Doherty and collapsing during live play in the NFL Division 1 clash between Donegal and Dublin in Ballybofey. Ciarán Brannigan of Down took the place of Hughes until his return to fitness.[14]

2013 Championship referees' panel

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Antrim Belfast Casement Park 32,500
Armagh Armagh Athletic Grounds 19,500
Carlow Carlow Dr. Cullen Park 21,000
Cavan Cavan Kingspan Breffni Park 32,000
Clare Ennis Cusack Park 14,864
Cork Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 43,550
Derry Derry Celtic Park 22,000
Donegal Ballybofey MacCumhaill Park 18,000
Down Newry Páirc Esler 20,000
Dublin Dublin Parnell Park 13,500
Fermanagh Enniskillen Brewster Park 20,000
Galway Galway Pearse Stadium 26,197
Kerry Killarney Fitzgerald Stadium 43,180
Kildare Newbridge St. Conleth's Park 6,200
Laois Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada 9,331
Limerick Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,866
London Ruislip Emerald GAA Grounds 5,000
Longford Longford Pearse Park 10,000
Louth Drogheda Drogheda Park 7,000
Mayo Castlebar MacHale Park 42,000
Meath Navan Páirc Tailteann 10,000
Monaghan Clones St. Tiernach's Park 36,000
New York Kingsbridge, Bronx Gaelic Park 2,000
Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Roscommon Roscommon Dr. Hyde Park 18,500
Sligo Sligo Markievicz Park 18,558
Tipperary Thurles Semple Stadium 53,500
Tyrone Omagh Healy Park 26,500
Waterford Waterford Walsh Park 17,000
Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 11,000
Wexford Wexford Wexford Park 20,000
Wicklow Aughrim Aughrim County Ground 10,000

Team summariesEdit

Against New York, Leitrim record their easiest win in history.

Championship formatEdit

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship of 2013 was run on a provincial basis as usual. It was a knockout tournament with pairings drawn at random in the respective provinces – there were no seeds.

Each match was played as a single leg. If a match was drawn there was a replay. If that match ended in a draw a period of extra time was played; however, if both sides were still level at the end of extra time another replay would have taken place.

Connacht Championship

Quarter-finals: (3 matches) These were three matches between six of the Connacht teams drawn first. The three winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the three losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the three quarter-final games joined the other two Connacht teams to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Leinster Championship

Preliminary Round: (3 matches) These were three matches between six of the Leinster teams drawn first. The three winning teams advanced to the quarter-finals, while the three losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) The winners of the three preliminary round games joined the other five Leinster teams to make up four quarter-final pairings. The four winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the four losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (two matches) The four winners of the quarter-finals made up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (one match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Munster Championship

Quarter-finals: (two matches) These were two matches between four of the Munster teams drawn first. The two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals (two matches): The winners of the two quarter-final games joined the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final (one match): The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Ulster Championship

Preliminary Round: (1 match) This was a lone match between two of the Ulster teams drawn first. The winning team advanced to the quarter-finals, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) The winners of the lone preliminary round game joined the other seven Ulster teams to make up four quarter-final pairings. The four winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the four losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the quarter-finals made up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. The winning team advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-final, while the losing team entered the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Qualifiers

The qualifiers gave teams defeated in the provincial championships another chance at winning the All-Ireland title.

Round 1 (8 matches): the sixteen teams who failed to reach a provincial semi-final entered the qualifiers at this stage (New York do not compete). An open draw was made to determine the eight match pairings.

Round 2 (8 matches): the eight teams who failed to progress from their provincial semi-finals entered the qualifiers at this stage. They were paired with the eight winners from round 1 of the qualifiers. An open draw was made to determine the eight match pairings.

Round 3 (4 matches): the eight teams from round 2 of the qualifiers were paired against each other. An open draw was made to determine the four match pairings.

Round 4 (4 matches): the four teams who lost their provincial finals entered the qualifiers at this stage. They were paired with the four winners from round 3 of the qualifiers. An open draw was made to determine the four match pairings. The four winners advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

All-Ireland Series

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) the four teams from round 4 of the qualifiers were paired against the four provincial winners. An open draw was made to determine the four match pairings. The four winning teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the two losing teams were eliminated from the championship.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the quarter-finals make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advanced to the final, while the two losing teams were eliminated from the championship.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Connacht Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Connacht final
New York 0-07  
Leitrim 4-19     Leitrim 1-13  
Sligo 0-14     London 2-11  
London 1-12       London 0-10
          Mayo 5-11
        Roscommon 0-09
Galway 0-11     Mayo 0-21    
Mayo 4-16  
Final
London0-10 – 5-11Mayo
L Mulvey 0-7 (6f), D Dunleavy 0-1, S Kelly 0-1 (1f), P McGoldrick 0-1 Report C O'Connor 3-3 (1 pen, 2f), A Freeman 1-2, D Coen 1-0, K McLoughlin 0-2 (1f), L Keegan 0-2, A Moran 0-1, R Feeney 0-1
Attendance: 21,274
Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Leinster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Leinster final
Laois 1-06  
Louth 1-16     Wexford 2-13  
        Louth 1-15  
          Wexford 0-13  
Wicklow 1-15       Meath 0-18  
Longford 0-16     Meath 1-17  
        Wicklow 1-12  
          Meath 0-14
Westmeath 3-15       Dublin 2-15
Carlow 1-10     Dublin 1-22  
        Westmeath 0-09  
          Dublin 4-16  
          Kildare 1-09  
        Offaly 1-12      
        Kildare 0-19      
     
Final
Dublin2-15 – 0-14Meath
P Mannion 1-4 (0-2f), P Flynn 1-1, S Cluxton (0-2f, 0-1 ’45′), C Kilkenny 0-3 each, D Rock 0-2 (0-1f), D Connolly, B Brogan (0-1f) 0-1 each. Report M Newman 0-8 (0-35f), S Bray, E Wallace 0-2 each, B Meade, J Sheridan 0-1 each.
Attendance: 54,485
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

Munster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Munster final
Limerick 0-08  
Cork 3-17     Clare 1-11  
        Cork 1-20  
          Cork 0-17
          Kerry 1-16
        Waterford 1-04
Kerry 2-19     Kerry 4-21    
Tipperary 0-08  
Final
Kerry1-16 – 0-17Cork
C Cooper 1-03 (3f), J O'Donoghue 0-03, Declan O'Sullivan 0-02, B Kealy (1f), M O'Sé, P Crowley, A Maher, J Buckley (1f), P Galvin, Darran O'Sullivan and B Sheehan (1f) 0-01 each Report D Goulding 0-07 (4f, 2 ’45), J Loughrey, D O'Connor (1f), B Hurley 0-02 each, A Walsh, J O'Rourke, P Kerrigan and C Sheahan 0-01 each

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Ulster final
Cavan 1-15  
Armagh 1-11     Cavan 0-13  
        Fermanagh 0-11  
          Cavan 0-12  
          Monaghan 1-10  
        Antrim 0-6  
        Monaghan 0-11  
          Monaghan 0-13
          Donegal 0-07
        Tyrone 0-10  
        Donegal 2-10  
          Donegal 0-12  
          Down 0-09  
        Derry 1-15      
        Down 2-17      
     
Final
Donegal0-07 – 0-13Monaghan
C. McFadden 0-04 (4f), R. Kavanagh, F. McGlynn, R. McHugh 0-01 each Report K. Hughes 0-03, C. McManus 0-03 (3f), R. Beggan 0-02 (1f), D. Hughes, P. Donaghy, D. Mone, C. McGuinness, T. Freeman 0-01 each
Attendance: 31,812

All-Ireland qualifiersEdit

Round 1Edit

The first round consisted of all teams that failed to reach their respective provincial semi-finals. The following 16 teams entered the first round of the qualifiers.

The draw for the first round took place on Monday 17 June.[15] It was aired on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland.[16]

Round 1
Carlow0-12 – 3-13Laois
J Kennedy, Brendan Murphy, Brian Murphy (3f) 0-3 each, D Foley 0-2 (1f), J Murphy 0-1. Report D Conway, C Kelly 1-1 each, P McMahon 1-0, R Munnelly (2f), D Kingston (3f) 0-3 each, D Strong 0-2, K Lillis, P Clancy, J O'Loughlin 0-1 each.
Attendance: 4,606
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)

Round 1
Offaly0-08 – 1-27Tyrone
K Casey 0-4 (2f), P Bracken, P Cunningham (f), B Darby, C Hurley 0-1 each. Report R O'Neill 1-2, D McCurry 0-8 (3f), S Cavanagh 0-6 (5f), Mattie Donnelly 0-3, C McAliskey, Mark Donnelly, C Clarke 0-2 each, C McGinley, K Coney (f) 0-1 each.

Round 1
Louth1-17 – 1-11Antrim
Colm Judge (0-1), Brian White (0-2, 0-1 free), Ciaran Byrne (1-2) Conor Rafferty (0-2), Derek Maguire (0-1), Shane Lennon (0-5, 0-1 free), Ronan Carroll (0-2) Paddy Keenan (0-1), Ray Finnegan (0-1). Report Paddy Cunningham (0-6, 0-4 frees) Conor Murray (0-1), Michael Herron (0-1), Brendan Herron (0-1) Michael Pollock (1-1), Kevin O’Boyle (0-1).
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (Down)

Round 1
Westmeath1-15 – 3-10Fermanagh
J Heslin 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-4fs), D Corroon, C McCormack (1 '45') 0-3 each, D Glennon, G Egan 0-2 each. Report S Quigley 0-6(4fs), D Kelly 1-1, C Quigley, R Jones 1-0 each, T Corrigan 0-2, J Woods 0-1.
Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

Round 1
Longford2-14 – 0-08Limerick
Seanie McCormack 0-8 (0-5f), JJ Mathews 1-2, Francis McGee 1-0, Niall Mulligan 0-2, Paul Barden 0-1. Report Eoghan O’Connor, Seanie Buckley 0-3 (0-1f) each, Ian Corbett, Ger Collins, Derry O’Connor (0-1f) 0-1 each.
Referee: David Gough (Meath)

Round 1
Galway1-12 – 0-11Tipperary
M Farragher 1-1, S Armstrong 0-4 (1f), D Cummins 0-3, M Meehan 0-2 (1f), P Conroy, M Hehir 0-1 each. Report C Sweeney 0-5, B O'Brien 0-2, S O'Brien, B Fox, H Coghlan, A Mataffa (f) 0-1 each.
Referee: Pádraig O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Round 1
Armagh2-21 – 0-02Wicklow
B Donaghy (0-01), M Shields (0-02), S Harold (0-01), C Rafferty (0-02), K Dyas (0-01), E Rafferty (0-01), J Clarke (2-03, 1-00 pen), T Kernan (0-05, 3f), E McVerry (0-04, 1f), S Campbell (0-01). Report A Byrne (0-01), J Kelly (0-01).
Referee: Derek Fahy (Longford)

Round 1
Derry0-15 – 0-08Sligo
M Lynch (0-1, 0-1f), S L McGoldrick (0-1), E Lynn (0-3); C McFaul (0-1), L Kennedy (0-4), R Bell (0-4), E Bradley (0-1). Report J Kilcullen (0-1), M Breheny (0-4, 0-3f), A Marren (0-3, 0-3f).
Owenbeg, Dungiven
Referee: Martin Higgins (Fermanagh)

Round 2Edit

The second round saw the addition of teams beaten in the provincial semi-finals. The teams added were;

The draw for the second round took place on Monday 1 July, and was broadcast on TV3's Ireland AM.[17][18]

Round 2
Galway1-12 – 0-14Waterford
M Meehan 1-5 (0-1f), P Conroy 0-4 (2f), S Armstrong (f), D Cummins, M Martin 0-1 each. Report P Whyte 0-8 (3f, 1 '45), G Hurney, A Doyle 0-2 each, T Grey, B Wall 0-1 each.
Referee: Derek Fahy (Longford)

Round 2
Clare0-10 – 3-17Laois
D Tubridy 0-6 (5fs), R Donnelly 0-2, S Ryan, G Kelly 0-1 each. Report R Munnelly 1-3 (2fs), J O'Loughlin, D Conway 1-1 each, D Strong 0-3, C Begley, D Kingston (1f) 0-2 each, P Clancy, K Lillis, C Meredith, E Costello (f), T Shiels (f) 0-1 each.
Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Round 2
Derry0-13 – 1-05Down
R Bell 0-6 (1f, 1 '45'), J Kielt (2f), E Bradley, E McGuckin 0-2 each, L Kennedy 0-1. Report D O'Hare 1-4 (4f), A Rogers 0-1.
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

Round 2
Roscommon1-07 – 0-12Tyrone
C Devaney 1-1 (0-1f), C Cregg 0-3 (2f), D Shine 0-2f, N Collins 0-1 each. Report D McCurry 0-6 (4f), S Cavanagh (1f), Mark Donnelly 0-2 each, M Penrose, C McAliskey (45) 0-1 each.
Referee: David Gough (Meath)

Round 2
Longford0-16 – 2-15 (AET)Wexford
Seanie McCormack 0-9 (6f), S Mulligan 0-2, B Gilleran 0-1, JJ Matthews 0-1, J Keegan 0-1, M Brady 0-1, Paul Barden 0-1 Report D Waters 1-1, B Brosnan 0-3 (1f), A Flynn 0-3, PJ Banville 1-0, S Roche 0-2 (2f), C Lyng 0-2 (1f), R Barry 0-2, A Doyle 0-1, J Holmes 0-1
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Pádraig O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Round 2
Leitrim0-10 – 8-13Armagh
K Conlon (7f) 0-08, D Sweeney, R Cox (1f) 0-01 each Report E McVerry 3-00, J Clarke 2-03, T Kernan (3f) (1 ‘45) 1-05, A Kernan (4f) 0-04, M Shields, K Dyas 1-00 each, S Harold 0-01
Attendance: 4,371
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)

Round 2
Kildare1-19 – 0-15Louth
J Doyle (2f) 0-05, T O'Connor 1-00, E O'Flaherty 0-03, M Conway (2f) 0-02, H McGrillen, P Cribbin, E Bolton, Daryl Flynn, P O'Neill, N Kelly, P Brophy, A Smith, S Johnston 0-01 each Report C Byrne 0-05, B White (2f) 0-04, C Judge (1f) 0-03, S Lennon 0-02, R Finnegan 0-01
Attendance: 7,201
Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

Round 2
Cavan1-14 – 0-10Fermanagh
M Dunne 1-03 (2f), F Flanagan, N McDermott (2f) 0-02 each, C Gilsenan (1 '45'), M Reilly, R Flanagan, D O'Reilly, D Givney, C Mackey, E Keating 0-01 each Report S Quigley (2f), D Kille (4f) 0-04 each, D Kelly, E Donnelly 0-01 each
Attendance: 8,134
Referee: Michael Duffy (Sligo)

Round 3Edit

The third round saw the teams that had made it through Round 2 play against each other. The draw for the third-round games took place on Monday 15 July and, as with the Round 1 draw, was aired on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland.[19][20]

Round 3
Galway1-11 – 0-09Armagh
M Meehan (4f) 0-04, D Cummins 1-00, M Martin 0-03, S Armstrong (1f), J Duane, G Sice, P Conroy 0-01 each Report S Campbell 0-03, C McKeever 0-02, A Kernan (1f), C Rafferty, E Rafferty, T Kernan 0-01 each
Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

Round 3
Wexford2-08 – 0-16Laois
C Lyng (1f) 0-05, P J Banville 1-01, A Flynn 1-00, C Carty, A Doyle 0-01 each Report R Munnelly (4f) 0-08, C Begley 0-03, B Sheehan (2f) 0-02, J O'Loughlin, C Meredith, C Kelly 0-01 each
Referee: Ciarán Brannigan (Down)

Round 3
Kildare0-12 – 1-11Tyrone
J Doyle (4f) 0-06, N Kelly 0-02, P O’Neill, E O’Flaherty, S Johnston (1f), P Cribbin 0-01 each Report Mattie Donnelly 1-01, S Cavanagh (3f) 0-04, D McCurry (3f) 0-03, P Harte, Mark Donnelly, M Penrose (1f) 0-01 each

Round 3
Derry0-20 – 1-22 (AET)Cavan
M Lynch 0-8 (7f), J Kielt (2f), Eoin Bradley (2f) 0-3 each, R Bell 0-2, E Lynn, A Devlin, Emmet Bradley, E McGuckin 0-1 each Report M Dunne (5f) 0-6, M Reilly (1f) 0-5, E Keating (1f) 0-3, C Mackey 1-0, D McVitty, M Argue 0-2 each, R Flanagan, J Brady, D Givney, D O'Reilly 0-1 each

Round 4Edit

The fourth round was contested by all the teams that made it through the third round and the beaten finalists of each provincial championship. The beaten finalists were;

The draw for Round 4 took place on Monday 15 July along as with the Round 3 draw, with the teams in Round 3 knowing who they would face if they progressed.[19][20]

Round 4
Cavan1-17 – 1-08London
T Corr (0-2), D Givney (0-3), C Mackey (0-1), F Flanagan (0-2), M Reilly (0-1, ’45), M Dunne (0-6, 4f), E Keating (0-2, 1f), N McDermott (1-0). Report
Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

Round 4
Galway1-16 – 1-17Cork
M Meehan 1-6 (1-3f), S Armstrong 0-4 (1f), P Conroy 0-2, D Cummins 0-1, C Doherty 0-1, M Martin 0-1, G Sice 0-1 Report D Goulding 0-5 (4f), A Walsh 1-0, C Sheehan 0-2, B Hurley 0-2 (2f), P O’Neill 0-2, J Loughrey 0-1, J O’Rourke 0-1, A Walsh 0-1, D Cahalane 0-1 (1 ’45), M Collins 0-1, M Shields 0-1
Referee: David Gough (Meath)

Round 4
Laois0-08 – 0-14Donegal
R Munnelly (2f) 0-04; D Kingston 0-02; C Meredith, D Conway 0-01 each Report C McFadden (4f) 0-06; P McBrearty 0-03; M Murphy (1f) 0-02; David Walsh, L McLoone, N McGee 0-01 each

Round 4
Meath2-09 – 0-17Tyrone
M Newman (1-5) (1-0 pen) (4f) (1'45) E Wallace (1-3) S Bray (0-01) Report S Cavanagh (0-08) (6f) D McCurry (0-05)(3f) (1'45) Mattie Donnelly (0-02) S O'Neill (0-01) A Cassidy (0-01)

All-Ireland seriesEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals took place live draw on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday 27 July, immediately after the last of the Round 4 Qualifiers concluded.[21][22]

Quarter-finalsEdit

Quarter-final
Monaghan0-12 – 0-14Tyrone
C McManus (0-06) (4f) P Finlay (0-02) (2f) K Hughes (0-01) S Gollogly (0-01) C McGuinness (0-01) D Clerkin (0-01) Report S Cavanagh (0-05) (2f) D McCurry (0-02) (2f) J McMahon (0-02) C Clarke (0-01) P Harte (0-01) C McGinley (0-01) Mattie Donnelly (0-01) R O'Neill (0-01)
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

Quarter-final
Dublin1-16 – 0-14Cork
S Cluxton 0-06 (2f, 4 '45), J McCaffrey 1-00, P Flynn, C Kilkenny, D Rock 0-02 each; MD MacAuley, B Brogan (1f), K McManamon, D Bastick 0-01 each. Report D Goulding 0-05 (2f, 1 '45); B Hurley 0-03; M Collins 0-02 (1f); C Sheehan, J O'Rourke, D Cahalane (1 '45), J Loughrey 0-01 each.
Attendance: 70,018

Quarter-final
Kerry0-15 – 0-9Cavan
C Cooper (5f) 0-06, J Buckley (2f, 1 ’45), D Walsh 0-03 each, D Moran, Declan O'Sullivan, K Donaghy 0-01 each Report N McDermott (2f) 0-03, E Keating (2f) 0-02, D Givney, C Mackey, M Reilly (1, ’45), M Dunne 0-01 each
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

Quarter-final
Mayo4-17 – 1-10Donegal
C O'Connor 3-04 (0-2f, 0-1 45), D Vaughan 1-00, A Dillon, A Freeman 0-02 each; C Boyle, A Moran, K McLoughlin, C Boyle, L Keegan, S O'Shea, K Keane, E Varley, C Barrett, R Feeney 0-01 each. Report M Murphy 0-05 (0-4f), C McFadden 1-00 (1-0 f) M McHugh 0-02, David Walsh, M McHugh, K Lacey 0-01 each.
Attendance: 61,784
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-final
Mayo1-16 – 0-13Tyrone
R Hennelly (0-1f), C Barrett (0-2); L Keegan (0-2), A O'Shea (0-1), K McLoughlin (0-1f), A Dillon (0-2); C O'Connor (0-1f), A Freeman (1-4, 1-0 pen, 0-3f), E Varley (0-1), C Carolan (0-1).. Report C McGinley (0-1), S Cavanagh (0-2, 1f), D McCurry (0-4, 2f), S O'Neill (0-1), C McAliskey (0-2), R O'Neill (0-1), A Cassidy (0-1), K Coney (0-1).
Attendance: 65,345

Semi-final
Kerry3-11 – 3 -18Dublin
J O'Donoghue 2-3 (1-0 pen), C Cooper 0-4 (0-2f), D Walsh 1-0, P Galvin 0-2, Darran O'Sullivan, Declan O'Sullivan 0-1 each. Report B Brogan 0-6 (0-2f), D Connolly 0-4 (0-1f), P Mannion, K McManamon, E O'Gara 1-0 each, D Rock 0-2, S Cluxton (0-1f), MD Macauley, C O'Sullivan, C Kilkenny, P Andrews, P McMahon 0-1 each.
Attendance: 81,553
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

FinalEdit

22 September 2013
3:30 pm IST
Dublin 2-12 – 1-14 Mayo Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 82,274[2]
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)[2]
Man of the Match: Bernard Brogan
S Cluxton (0-2, 1f,1 45), G Brennan (0-1), C O'Sullivan (0-1), P Flynn (0-1), D Connolly (0-1), P Andrews (0-1), B Brogan (2-3, 0-1f), E O'Gara (0-2) Report L Keegan (0-2), S O'Shea (0-1), K Higgins (0-1), C O'Connor (0-8, 0-8f), A Moran (1-2)

Championship statisticsEdit

  • All scores correct as of 23 September 2013[23]

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the championship: Rob Lowe for Leitrim against New York (Connacht quarter-final)
  • Widest winning margin: 27 points
  • Most goals in a match: 8
  • Most points in a match: 42
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 8
  • Highest aggregate score: 47 points
  • Lowest aggregate score: 17 points
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 3

MiscellaneousEdit

  • London reach the Connacht final for the first time ever, after having 2 wins for the first time in the Connacht championship since 1977.
  • Monaghan won their first Ulster title since 1988
  • Cavan reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the first time.

Top scorersEdit

Season
Name Team Tally Total Games Average
1 Cillian O'Connor Mayo 6-22 40 5 8.0
2 Martin Dunne Cavan 1-33 36 7 5.1
3 Mickey Newman Meath 1-27 30 4 7.5
4 Daniel Goulding Cork 1-27 30 4 7.5
5 Sean Cavanagh Tyrone 0-29 29 7 4.1
6 Darren McCurry Tyrone 0-28 28 6 4.7
7 Michael Meehan Galway 2-22 28 5 5.6
8 Bernard Brogan Dublin 3-19 28 6 4.7
9 Lorcan Mulvey London 2-18 24 5 4.8
10 Colm McFadden Donegal 2-18 24 5 4.8
Single game
Name Tally Total County Opposition
1 Emlyn Mulligan 3-07 16 Leitrim v New York
2 Cillian O'Connor 3-04 13 Mayo v Donegal
3 Cillian O'Connor 3-03 12 Mayo v London
4 Martin Dunne 0-09 9 Cavan v Armagh
4 Sean McCormack 0-09 9 Longford v Wexford
4 Mickey Newman 0-09 9 Meath v Wexford
4 Michael Meehan 1-06 9 Galway v Cork
4 Bernard Brogan 2-03 9 Dublin v Mayo
4 Jamie Clarke 2-03 9 Armagh v Leitrim
4 Jamie Clarke 2-03 9 Armagh v Wicklow
4 Eugene McVerry 3-00 9 Armagh v Leitrim

AwardsEdit

Monthly
Month GAA/GPA Player of the Month
Player County
May Mark Gottsche[24] London
June Graham Reilly[25] Meath
July Cian Mackey[26] Cavan
August Aidan O'Shea[27] Mayo
September Colm Cooper[28] Kerry
Sunday Game Team of the Year

The Sunday Game team of the year was picked on 22 September, the night of the final and included six of Dublin's winning team.[29] Dublin's Michael Darragh MacAuley was named as the Sunday Game player of the year.[30]

  • Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
  • Colin Walshe (Monaghan)
  • Rory O'Carroll (Dublin)
  • Keith Higgins (Mayo)
  • Lee Keegan (Mayo)
  • Cian O'Sullivan (Dublin)
  • Colm Boyle (Mayo)
  • Aidan O'Shea (Mayo)
  • Michael Darragh MacAuley (Dublin)
  • Paul Flynn (Dublin)
  • Colm Cooper (Kerry)
  • Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone)
  • James O'Donoghue (Kerry)
  • Bernard Brogan (Dublin)
  • Cillian O'Connor (Mayo)
GAA/GPA All Stars

On 8 November, the All Star football team for 2013 was announced and the players were presented with their awards at Croke Park. [31]

Pos. Player Team Appearances
GK   Stephen Cluxton Dublin 5
RCB   Colin Walshe Monaghan 1
FB   Rory O'Carroll Dublin 1
LCB   Keith Higgins Mayo 2
RWB   Lee Keegan Mayo 2
CB   Cian O'Sullivan Dublin 1
LWB   Colm Boyle Mayo 1
MD   Michael Darragh MacAuleyFOTY Dublin 2
MD   Aidan O'Shea Mayo 1
RWF   Paul Flynn Dublin 3
CF   Colm Cooper Kerry 8
LWF   Seán Cavanagh Tyrone 5
RCF   James O'Donoghue Kerry 1
FF   Bernard Brogan Dublin 3
LCF   Conor McManus Monaghan 1

MediaEdit

In December 2013, SAM 13 a double DVD was released containing highlights of the 2013 football championship season along with full match coverage of the final and Dublin v Kerry semi-final.[32]

See alsoEdit

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