1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 May 1963 - 22 September 1963
Teams 31
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Dublin (17th win)
Captain Des Foley
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Mick Garrett
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Down
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 30
Top Scorer Colours of Dublin.svg Mickey Whelan (1-20)
Player of the Year Colours of Dublin.svg Lar Foley
1962
1964

The 1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 77th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 5 May 1963 and ended on 22 September 1963. As of 2018, it remains the last All Ireland Senior Football Championship season to be completed without any draws.

Kilkenny dropped from the championship until 1975.

Kerry entered the championship as the defending champions, however, they were defeated by Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

On 22 September 1963, Dublin won the championship following a 1-9 to 0-10 defeat of Galway in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 17th All-Ireland title and their first in five championship seasons.

Dublin's Mickey Whelan was the championship's top scorer with 1-20. His teammate Lar Foley was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Results

Connacht Senior Football Championship

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Leinster Senior Football Championship

First round

5 May 1963 First round Carlow 4-10 – 1-4 Kilkenny Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics

Scoring

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Mickey Whelan Dublin 1-20 23 5 4.60
2 Cathal Flynn Leitrim 1-18 21 3 7.00
3 Séamus Leydon Galway 3-7 16 4 4.00
4 Harry Laverty Donegal 2-9 15 3 5.00
Seán O'Neill Down 1-12 15 4 3.75
6 Brian McDonald Dublin 4-2 14 5 2.80
Noel Delaney Laois 3-5 14 3 4.66
8 Pat Donnellan Galway 3-4 13 4 3.25
Harry Fay Kildare 2-7 13 2 6.50
10 John Timmons Dublin 1-9 12 5 2.40
Mick O'Connell Kerry 0-12 12 3 4.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Séamus Leydon Galway 3-1 10 Leitrim
2 Bernie O'Callaghan Kerry 2-3 9 Tipperary
Willie O'Leary Cork 2-3 9 Kerry
Harry Laverty Donegal 2-3 9 Cavan
Cathal Flynn Leitrim 1-6 9 Roscommon
Jimmy Mulroy Louth 1-6 9 Wicklow
7 Val Kane Down 2-2 8 Monaghan
Harry Fay Kildare 1-5 8 Louth
Brendan Hayden Carlow 0-8 8 Laois
10 Noel Delaney Laois 2-1 7 Dublin
Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 1-4 7 Cork
Cathal Flynn Leitrim 0-7 7 Sligo
Charlie Gallagher Cavan 0-7 7 Derry

Miscellaneous

  • Kilkenny dropped from the Leinster football championship until 1975 after a 1 sided defeat to Carlow.
  • The All Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Down was their first championship meeting.
  • The attendance of 87,106 at the All-Ireland final between Dublin and Galway was the third highest on record.

References

  1. ^ "1963: a family connection". Eir Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
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