1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Tipperary (1st win)
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Queen's County
Championship statistics

The 1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the third staging of Ireland's premier Gaelic football knock-out competition. Tipperary were the champions.


Only two provincial championship were played: Leinster and Munster. The winners met in the All-Ireland final.

Representative clubs[edit]

From 1887 until 1891 the club champions represented the whole county.

County Club
Cork Midleton
Kerry Laune Rangers
Louth Newtown Blues
Queen's County (Laois) Maryborough
Tipperary Bohercrowe



Louth 2–7 – 0–6 Dublin
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: PR Cleary

Louth w/o – scr. Kilkenny

Wicklow w/o - scr. Queen's County

Louth 1–7 – 1–4 Wicklow

The Wicklow-Queen's County game was later ordered to be played again, and so the final had to be played again as well.

Queen's County 0–9 – 0–4 Wicklow
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: P Brown

Queen's County 0-3 – 0–2 Louth
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: JJ Reilly


Tipperary w/o – scr. Clare

Tipperary W - L Waterford

Cork 0-2 – 0-1 Kerry

Tipperary 1-2 – 0-3 Cork
Referee: E Moynihan

All-Ireland Final[edit]

Tipperary 3-6 - 0-0 Queen's County
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: M. O'Driscoll

Championship statistics[edit]


  • Tipperary win the first All Ireland title.