1975 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1975 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 11 May 1975 - 28 September 1975
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kerry (23 win)
Captain Mickey "Ned" O'Sullivan
Manager Mick O'Dwyer
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Seán Doherty
Manager Kevin Heffernan
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Derry
Connacht Sligo
Championship statistics
No. matches played 35
Goals total 101 (2.8 per game)
Points total 762 (21. 7 per game)
Top Scorer Jimmy Keaveney (1-38)
Player of the Year John O'Keeffe
1974
1976

The 1975 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 89th staging of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 25 May 1975 and ended on 28 September 1975.

Dublin were the defending champions. London fielded a team in the senior championship for the first time.

On 28 September 1975, Kerry won the championship following a 2-12 to 0-11 defeat of Dublin in the All-Ireland final.[1] This was their 23rd All-Ireland title, their first in five championship seasons.

Dublin's Jimmy Keaveney was the championship's top scorer with 1-38. Kerry's John O'Keeffe was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year.

Format

The usual knock-out four-province setup was used. London played in the Connacht Senior Football Championship for the first time. Leinster Championship format change saw, Second round dropped this year first round winners go straight to the Quarter-finals. Kilkenny return to Leinster football for 1 year for the 1st time since 1963.

Rule change

As a result of a decision taken at the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) annual congress the previous year, as of 1975 all provincial finals, All-Ireland semi-finals and the All-Ireland final itself were reduced to 70 minutes playing time. Prior to this all championship matches were eighty minutes in duration for the past 5 years.

Results

Connacht Senior Football Championship

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Leinster Senior Football Championship

First round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics

Miscellaneous

  • All championship games were reduced from eighty to seventy minutes.
  • London join the Connacht championship.
  • On June 1, 1975 The Cricket Field, Kilrush played host to its 1st championship game for 35 years as Clare play Waterford in a Munster Quarter-Final.
  • Louth beat Meath for the 1st time since 1953.
  • Kildare play Westmeath in the Leinster championship for the 1st time since 1960.
  • Sligo won their 1st Connacht title since 1928.
  • Kerry-Sligo All Ireland semi-final was the first meeting between the teams.

Top scorers

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 1-38 41 5 8.20
2 Mickey Kearns Sligo 1-20 23 4 5.75
3 John Egan Kerry 5-7 22 4 5.50
4 Seán O'Connell Derry 1-17 20 5 4.00
5 Tony Hoey Louth 1-16 19 3 6.33
Kieran Finlay Monaghan 1-16 19 3 6.33
Tony McTague Offaly 0-19 19 3 6.33
8 Willie Walsh Cork 3-8 17 3 5.66
9 Seán Daly Armagh 3-7 16 2 8.00
10 Brendan Lynch Kerry 0-14 14 4 3.50
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Murt Connor Offaly 3-2 11 Laois
Seán Daly Armagh 2-5 11 Fermanagh
3 Mickey Kearns Sligo 0-10 10 Galway
Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 0-10 10 Wexford
5 John Egan Kerry 2-3 9 Tipperary
Willie Walsh Down 2-3 9 Derry
Tony McTague Offaly 0-9 9 Kildare
Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 0-9 9 Derry
9 Willie Brennan Laois 2-2 8 Offaly
John Egan Kerry 2-2 8 Sligo
Tony Hoey Louth 1-5 8 Dublin
Tony Murphy Cork 0-8 8 Clare

References

  1. ^ Breheny, Martin (18 September 2014). "Kerry's power surge strongest since 1975 - O'Dwyer". Irish Independent. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
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