2013 Leinster Senior Football Championship

The 2013 Leinster Senior Football Championship was that year's installment of the annual Leinster Senior Football Championship held under the auspices of the Leinster GAA.

It was won by Dublin who defeated Meath in the final.[1][2] This was Dublin's 52nd Leinster title.[3] Their defeat of Kildare in the semi-final was their biggest Championship win over the team since 1897.[4]

The winning Dublin team received the Delaney Cup, and automatically advanced to the quarter-final stage of the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. They progressed to the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final. Meath entered the All-Ireland qualifiers, and were defeated by Tyrone in their next game.[5]

BracketEdit

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      
     

Preliminary Round
Westmeath3-15 - 1-10Carlow
K. Martin 2-00, J. Heslin 0-05, D. Dolan 0-05, J. Dolan 1-01, P. Sharry, K. Maguire, G. Egan, D. Glennon 0-01 each Report Brendan Murphy 0-05, S. Gannon 1-00, Brian Murphy, D. Foley 0-02 each, E. Ruth 0-01
Referee: Ciaran Brannagan (Down)
Preliminary Round
Wicklow1-15 - 0-16Longford
S. Furlong 1-05, D. Healy, J. Stafford, J. Kelly, J. McGrath 0-02 each, A. McLoughlin, P. McWalter 0-01 each Report S. McCormack 0-06, P. Barden, F. McGee, D. McElligott 0-02 each, B.McElvaney, R. Smyth, J. J. Matthews, J. Keegan 0-01 each
Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)
Preliminary Round
Laois1-6 - 1-16Louth
G. Walsh 0-03, P. McMahon 1-00, D. Kingston 0-02, D. Strong 0-01 Report B. White 0-08, S. Lennon 1-03, K. Rodgers, J. Bingham, A. Reid, B. Donnelly, P. Kennan 0-01 each
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

Quarter Final
Westmeath0-09 - 1-22Dublin
J. Heslin 0-05, D. Glennon 0-02, K. Martin, D. Corroon 0-01 each Report B. Brogan 0-07, P. Andrews 1-03, D. Connolly, P. Flynn 0-03 each, D. Rock 0-02, J. McCaffrey, C. O'Sullivan, C. Kilkenny, P. Mannion 0-01 each
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
Quarter-Final
Offaly1-12 - 0-19Kildare
N. McNamee 0-05, K. Casey 0-03, D. Hanlon 1-00, A. Mulhall, A. McNamee, G. Guilfoyle, N. Darby 0-01 each Report J. Doyle 0-06, P. Cribbin, N. Kelly, E. O'Flaherty 0-04 each, S. Johnston 0-01
Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)
Quarter-Final
Louth1-15 - 2-13Wexford
S. Lennon 1-05, B. White 0-06, P. Keenan 0-02, A. McDonnell, D. Maguire 0-01 each Report C. Lyng 1-03, B. Brosnan 0-05, P.J Banville 1-00, R. Barry, A. Flynn, J. Holmes, A. Doyle, P. Byrne 0-01 each
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)
Quarter-Final
Wicklow1-12 - 1-17Meath
J. McGrath 0-04, A. McLoughlin 0-03, P. Earls 1-00, S. Furlong 0-02, R. Finn, D. Hayden, P. McWalter 0-01 each Report M. Newman 0-05, G. Reilly 0-04, E. Wallace 0-03, K. Reilly 1-00, B. Meade, B. Menton, P. Harnan, J. Sheridan, P. Gilsenan 0-01 each
Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Semi-Final
Meath0-18 - 0-13Wexford
M. Newman 0-09, G. Reilly 0-04, P. Byrne, S. Bray 0-02 each, E. Wallace 0-01 each Report C. Lyng 0-05, B. Brosnan 0-03, B. Malone 0-02, A. Flynn, R. Barry, P. J. Banville 0-01 each
Semi-Final
Dublin4-16 - 1-09Kildare
E. O'Gara 1-02, B. Brogan, P. Mannion 1-01 each, C. Kilkenny, S. Cluxton 0-04 each, D. Connolly 1-00, D. Rock 0-02, G. Brennan, P. Andrews 0-01 each Report P. Brophy 1-01, E. O'Flaherty 0-03, J. Doyle, P. Cribbin 0-02 each, S. Hurley 0-01

14 July 2013
2:00 PM
Final
Dublin 2-15 - 0-14 Meath Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 54,485
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
Man of the Match: Ciaran Kilkenny
Paul Mannion 1-4 (0-2f), Paul Flynn 1-1, Stephen Cluxton (0-2f, 1 '45) and Ciaran Kilkenny 0-3 each, Dean Rock 0-2 (0-1f), Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan (0-1f) 0-1 each. Report Michael Newman 0-8 (0-5f), Eamonn Wallace and Stephen Bray 0-2 each, Brian Meade and Joe Sheridan 0-1 each.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dublin claim their eighth Leinster crown in nine years". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ Brennan, Eoin (14 July 2013). "Dublin reign in Leinster again". Newstalk. Communicorp. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ Cummiskey, Gavin (14 July 2013). "Dublin overpower Meath in Leinster final". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Dublin have 16 points to spare over Kildare in Leinster semi-final: Dublin registered their biggest championship win over Kildare since 1897". The Score. 30 June 2013. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Meath 2-09 Tyrone 0-17". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.

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