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The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is the premier "knockout" competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Irelandmarker. The series of games are organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association and are played during the summer months with the All-Ireland Football Final being played on the third or fourth Sunday in September in Croke Parkmarker, Dublinmarker. The prize for the winning team is the Sam Maguire Cup. The competition is currently sponsored jointly by Ulster Bank, Toyota and Vodafone.

Every county in Ireland participates in the Championship (except Kilkenny) so the competition is much more open than the Hurling Championship. Kerry and Dublin are among the most successful football teams. Kerry are the 2009 All-Ireland Senior Football Champions having defeated Cork in the final.

Format

Current format

The county is a geographical region in Ireland, and each of the thirty-two counties in Ireland organises its own GAA affairs through a County Board. The county teams play in their respective Provincial Championships in Munster, Leinster, Connacht (including London and New York), and Ulster. The Provincial Championships operate through a knock-out cup competition format which takes place during the months of May, June and July. The winners of each of the four Provincial Championships earn one of eight places in the All-Ireland Series, which takes place in the months of August and September.

The twenty-eight teams that fail to win their respective Provincial Championships receive a second opportunity to reach the All-Ireland Series via the All Ireland Qualifiers (also known as the 'back door'). The qualifiers series takes place in the months of June and July and operates as follows:

  • Round 1 : All teams that fail to reach the semi-finals of their respective Provincial Championships (16 in total) compete in round one. An open draw system is used to divide the teams into eight individual match-ups. The winning eight teams progress to Round 2, while the losing eight teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship.
  • Round 2 : Each of the eight winning teams of Round 1 are drawn against the eight losing teams from the semi-finals of the four Provincial Championships. The winning eight teams progress to Round 3, while the losing eight teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship.
  • Round 3 : The eight winning teams from Round 2 are divided into four individual match-ups. A open draw is made to determine the four pairings. The winning four teams progress to Round 4, while the losing four teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship.
  • Round 4 : Each of the four winning teams of Round 3 are drawn against the four losing teams from the finals of the four Provincial Championships. The winning four teams proceed to the All-Ireland Series, joining the four Provincial Champions, while the losing four teams are eliminated from the All Ireland Championship.
  • The All-Ireland Series - All-Ireland Quarter Finals : The four Provinvcial Champions are drawn against the winning four teams from Round 4 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers. The four winning teams qualify for the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.
  • The All-Ireland Series - All-Ireland Semi Finals : The winning four teams from the All-Ireland Quarter Finals play-off. The two winning teams qualify for the All-Ireland Final.
  • The All-Ireland Series - All-Ireland Final : The two remaining teams meet in the All-Ireland Final on the third Sunday in September. The winning team is crowned All-Ireland Champions.
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Historic format

For the first All-Ireland championship in 1887, the competition was played on an open draw knockout basis. From 1888, the provincial system was introduced, whereby the counties in each of Ireland's four provinces would play each other on a knockout basis to find provincial champions. These four champions would meet in the All-Ireland semi-finals. The structure outlined above was adopted in 2001 to allow more games to be played, but still retain provincial championships and the knockout structure, resulting in every game continuing to be a meaningful fixture, with no dead-rubber league format matches being played out.

Past winners

The following table sets out the winning team and beaten finalist of each All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final. The vast majority of finals were contested by the winning semi-finalists, although in certain cases in the early years a provincial championship had not been completed in time and the affected province nominated a team to participate in the All-Ireland semi-final. In some of these cases, the nominated team (e.g. Dublin in 1905) won its semi-final, but was then vanquished in their provincial championship, and their place in the All-Ireland final taken by another team from that province.

Key

Final won after Replay, rows have light-blue back-ground
Final not played, rows have pink back-ground


Year Date Venue Attendance Winner Score Runner-up Score
1887 29 April 1888 Clonskeaghmarker 7,000 Limerick 1-4 Louth 0-3
1888 (Championship unfinished as the GAA committee and players travelled to USA to promote the game abroad)
1889 20 October Inchicoremarker 1,500 Tipperary 3-6 Laois 0-0
1890 26 June 1892 Clonturk 1,000 Cork 2-4 Wexford 0-1
1891 28 February 1892 Clonturk 2,000 Dublin 2-1 Cork 1-9
1892 26 March 1893 Clonturk 5,000 Dublin 1-4 Roscommon 1-0
1893 24 June 1894 Phoenix Parkmarker 1,000 Wexford 1-1 Cork 0-1
1894 21 April 1894 Thurlesmarker 10,000 Dublin 0-5 Cork 1-2
1895 15 March 1896 Jones' Roadmarker 8,000 Tipperary 0-4 Meath 0-3
1896 6 February 1898 Jones' Roadmarker 3,500 Limerick 1-5 Dublin 0-7
1897 5 February 1899 Jones' Roadmarker 4,000 Dublin 2-6 Cork 0-2
1898 8 April 1900 Tipperarymarker 1,000 Dublin 2-8 Waterford 0-4
1899 10 February 1901 Jones' Roadmarker 2,000 Dublin 1-10 Cork 0-6
1900 26 October 1902 Jones' Roadmarker 2,000 Tipperary 3-7 London 0-2
1901 2 August 1903 Jones' Roadmarker 2,000 Dublin 0-14 London 0-2
1902 11 September 1904 Corkmarker 10,000 Dublin 2-8 London 0-4
1903 12 November 1905 Jones' Roadmarker 10,000 Kerry 0-11 London 0-3
1904 1 July 1906 Corkmarker 10,000 Kerry 0-5 Dublin 0-2
1905 16 June 1906 Thurlesmarker 15,000 Kildare 1-7 Kerry 0-5
1906 20 October 1907 Athymarker 8,000 Dublin 0-5 Cork 0-4
1907 5 July 1908 Tipperarymarker 5,000 Dublin 0-6 Cork 0-2
1908 3 October 1909 Jones' Roadmarker 10,000 Dublin 1-10 London 0-4
1909 5 December Jones' Roadmarker 16,000 Kerry 1-9 Louth 0-6
1910 13 November 1910 Jones' Roadmarker Louth W/O Kerry Scratch
1911 14 January 1912 Jones' Roadmarker 11,000 Cork 6-6 Antrim 1-2
1912 3 November Jones' Roadmarker 13,000 Louth 1-7 Antrim 1-2
1913 14 December Croke Parkmarker 17,000 Kerry 2-2 Wexford 0-3
1914 29 November Croke Parkmarker 20,000 Kerry 2-3 Wexford 0-6
1915 7 November Croke Parkmarker 27,000 Wexford 2-4 Kerry 2-1
1916 17 December Croke Parkmarker 3,000 Wexford 3-4 Mayo 1-2
1917 9 December Croke Parkmarker 6,500 Wexford 0-9 Clare 0-5
1918 16 February 1919 Croke Parkmarker 12,000 Wexford 0-5 Tipperary 0-4
1919 28 September Croke Parkmarker 32,000 Kildare 2-5 Galway 0-1
1920 11 June 1922 Croke Parkmarker 17,000 Tipperary 1-6 Dublin 1-2
1921 17 June 1923 Croke Parkmarker 16,000 Dublin 1-9 Mayo 0-2
1922 7 October 1923 Croke Parkmarker 11,792 Dublin 0-6 Galway 0-4
1923 28 September 1924 Croke Parkmarker 18,500 Dublin 1-5 Kerry 1-3
1924 16 April 1925 Croke Parkmarker 28,844 Kerry 0-4 Dublin 0-3
1925 Croke Parkmarker Galway 3-2 Cavan 1-2
1926 17 October Croke Parkmarker 35,500 Kerry 1-4 Kildare 0-4
1927 25 September Croke Parkmarker 36,529 Kildare 0-5 Kerry 0-3
1928 30 September Croke Parkmarker 24,700 Kildare 2-6 Cavan 2-5
1929 22 September Croke Parkmarker 43,839 Kerry 1-8 Kildare 1-5
1930 28 September Croke Parkmarker 33,280 Kerry 3-11 Monaghan 0-2
1931 27 September Croke Parkmarker 42,350 Kerry 1-11 Kildare 0-8
1932 25 September Croke Parkmarker 25,816 Kerry 2-7 Mayo 2-4
1933 24 September Croke Parkmarker 45,188 Cavan 2-5 Galway 1-4
1934 23 September Croke Parkmarker 36,143 Galway 3-5 Dublin 1-9
1935 22 September Croke Parkmarker 50,380 Cavan 3-6 Kildare 2-5
1936 27 September Croke Parkmarker 50,168 Mayo 4-11 Laois 0-5
1937 17 October Croke Parkmarker 51,234 Kerry 4-4 Cavan 1-7
1938 23 October Croke Parkmarker 47,851 Galway 2-4 Kerry 0-7
1939 24 September Croke Parkmarker 46,828 Kerry 2-5 Meath 2-3
1940 22 September Croke Parkmarker 60,821 Kerry 0-7 Galway 1-3
1941 7 September Croke Parkmarker 45,512 Kerry 1-8 Galway 0-7
1942 20 September Croke Parkmarker 37,105 Dublin 1-10 Galway 1-8
1943 10 October Croke Parkmarker 47,193 Roscommon 2-7 Cavan 2-2
1944 24 September Croke Parkmarker 79,245 Roscommon 1-9 Kerry 2-4
1945 23 September Croke Parkmarker 67,329 Cork 2-5 Cavan 0-7
1946 27 October Croke Parkmarker 65,661 Kerry 2-8 Roscommon 0-10
1947 14 September Polo Groundsmarker, New Yorkmarker 34,491 Cavan 2-11 Kerry 2-7
1948 26 September Croke Parkmarker 74,645 Cavan 4-5 Mayo 4-4
1949 25 September Croke Parkmarker 79,460 Meath 1-10 Cavan 1-6
1950 24 September Croke Parkmarker 76,174 Mayo 2-5 Louth 1-6
1951 23 September Croke Parkmarker 78,201 Mayo 2-8 Meath 0-9
1952 12 October Croke Parkmarker 62,515 Cavan 0-9 Meath 0-5
1953 27 September Croke Parkmarker 86,155 Kerry 0-13 Armagh 1-6
1954 26 September Croke Parkmarker 75,276 Meath 1-13 Kerry 1-7
1955 25 September Croke Parkmarker 87,102 Kerry 0-12 Dublin 1-6
1956 7 October Croke Parkmarker 70,772 Galway 2-13 Cork 3-7
1957 22 September Croke Parkmarker 72,732 Louth 1-9 Cork 1-7
1958 28 September Croke Parkmarker 73,371 Dublin 2-12 Derry 1-9
1959 27 September Croke Parkmarker 85,897 Kerry 3-7 Galway 1-4
1960 25 September Croke Parkmarker 87,768 Down 2-10 Kerry 0-8
1961 24 September Croke Parkmarker 90,556 Down 3-6 Offaly 2-8
1962 23 September Croke Parkmarker 75,771 Kerry 1-12 Roscommon 1-6
1963 22 September Croke Parkmarker 87,106 Dublin 1-9 Galway 0-10
1964 27 September Croke Parkmarker 76,498 Galway 0-15 Kerry 0-10
1965 26 September Croke Parkmarker 77,735 Galway 0-12 Kerry 0-9
1966 25 September Croke Parkmarker 71,569 Galway 1-10 Meath 0-7
1967 24 September Croke Parkmarker 70,343 Meath 1-9 Cork 0-9
1968 22 September Croke Parkmarker 71,294 Down 2-12 Kerry 1-13
1969 28 September Croke Parkmarker 67,828 Kerry 0-10 Offaly 0-7
1970 27 September Croke Parkmarker 71,775 Kerry 2-19 Meath 0-18
1971 26 September Croke Parkmarker 70,789 Offaly 1-14 Galway 2-8
1972 15 October Croke Parkmarker 66,136 Offaly 1-19 Kerry 0-13
1973 23 September Croke Parkmarker 73,308 Cork 3-17 Galway 2-13
1974 22 September Croke Parkmarker 71,898 Dublin 0-14 Galway 1-6
1975 28 September Croke Parkmarker 66,346 Kerry 2-12 Dublin 0-11
1976 26 September Croke Parkmarker 73,588 Dublin 3-8 Kerry 0-10
1977 25 September Croke Parkmarker 66,542 Dublin 5-12 Armagh 3-6
1978 24 September Croke Parkmarker 71,503 Kerry 5-11 Dublin 0-9
1979 16 September Croke Parkmarker 72,185 Kerry 3-13 Dublin 1-8
1980 21 September Croke Parkmarker 63,854 Kerry 1-9 Roscommon 1-6
1981 20 September Croke Parkmarker 61,489 Kerry 1-12 Offaly 0-8
1982 16 September Croke Parkmarker 62,309 Offaly 1-15 Kerry 0-17
1983 18 September Croke Parkmarker 71,988 Dublin 1-10 Galway 1-8
1984 23 September Croke Parkmarker 68,365 Kerry 0-14 Dublin 1-6
1985 22 September Croke Parkmarker 69,389 Kerry 2-12 Dublin 2-8
1986 21 September Croke Parkmarker 68,628 Kerry 2-15 Tyrone 1-10
1987 20 September Croke Parkmarker 68,431 Meath 1-14 Cork 0-11
1988 9 October Croke Parkmarker 64,069 Meath 0-13 Cork 0-9
1989 17 September Croke Parkmarker 65,519 Cork 0-17 Mayo 1-11
1990 16 September Croke Parkmarker 65,723 Cork 0-11 Meath 0-9
1991 15 September Croke Parkmarker 64,500 Down 1-16 Meath 1-14
1992 20 September Croke Parkmarker 64,547 Donegal 0-18 Dublin 0-14
1993 19 September Croke Parkmarker 64,500 Derry 1-14 Cork 2-8
1994 18 September Croke Parkmarker 58,684 Down 1-12 Dublin 0-13
1995 17 September Croke Parkmarker 65,000 Dublin 1-10 Tyrone 0-12
1996 29 September Croke Parkmarker 65,802 Meath 2-9 Mayo 1-11
1997 28 September Croke Parkmarker 65,601 Kerry 0-13 Mayo 1-7
1998 27 September Croke Parkmarker 65,886 Galway 1-14 Kildare 1-10
1999 26 September Croke Parkmarker 63,276 Meath 1-11 Cork 1-8
2000 7 October Croke Parkmarker 64,094 Kerry 0-17 Galway 1-10
2001 23 September Croke Parkmarker 70,842 Galway 0-17 Meath 0-8
2002 22 September Croke Parkmarker 79,500 Armagh 1-12 Kerry 0-14
2003 28 September Croke Parkmarker 79,394 Tyrone 0-12 Armagh 0-9
2004 26 September Croke Parkmarker 79,749 Kerry 1-20 Mayo 2-9
2005 25 September Croke Parkmarker 82,112 Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 2-10
2006 17 September Croke Parkmarker 82,289 Kerry 4-15 Mayo 3-5
2007 16 September Croke Parkmarker 82,126 Kerry 3-13 Cork 1-9
2008 21 September Croke Parkmarker 82,204 Tyrone 1-15 Kerry 0-14
2009 20 September Croke Parkmarker 82,246 Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-9


Notes

Kerry refused to travel owing to a dispute with the Great Southern & Western Railway Company.
Some confusion surrounds 1925. Kerry beat Cavan 1-7 to 2-3 in the semi-final. One source contends that, after an objection by Cavan and counter-objection by Kerry, both sides were disqualified. Another suggests that Cavan won that appeal and then lost to Galway in the final.[80524].


Top Winners

(Accurate up to and including September 2009)

The top county teams by number of wins (and when they last won and lost a final):

Team Winner Last win Runner-up Last losing final
1 Kerry 36 2009 18 2008
2 Dublin 22 1995 13 1994
3 Galway 9 2001 13 2000
4 Meath 7 1999 9 2001
5 Cork 6 1990 16 2009
6 Cavan 5 1952 6 1949
Wexford 5 1918 3 1914
Down 5 1994 0
9 Kildare 4 1928 5 1998
Tipperary 4 1920 1 1918
11 Tyrone 3 2008 2 1995
Mayo 3 1951 9 2006
Offaly 3 1982 3 1981
Louth 3 1957 3 1950
15 Limerick 2 1896 0
Roscommon 2 1944 4 1980
17 Armagh 1 2002 3 2003
Derry 1 1993 1 1958
Donegal 1 1992 0


The top provinces by number of wins:

Province Wins Last Win Biggest Contributor(s) Wins
1 Munster 48 2009 Kerry 36
2 Leinster 44 1999 Dublin 22
3 Ulster 16 2008 Cavan & Down 5 each
4 Connacht 14 2001 Galway 9


The following counties have never won an All Ireland:
Province County (Last final appearance)
Leinster Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois (1936), Longford, Westmeath, Wicklow
Connacht Leitrim, Sligo, London (1908), New York
Ulster Antrim (1912), Fermanagh, Monaghan (1930)
Munster Clare (1917), Waterford (1898)


References

  1. Corry, E., 2005. The GAA Book of Lists. Dublin. Hodder Headline Ireland. pp.371-412


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