1961 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1961 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Down (2nd win)
Captain Paddy Doherty
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Down
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
No. matches played 32
1960
1962

The 1961 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 75th staging of All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The championship began on 30 April 1961 and ended on 24 September 1961.

Kilkenny return to the Leinster championship for the first time since 1943.

Down won their second All-Ireland in a row.[1][2][3]


Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Galway 0–10 – 0–6 Mayo
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: J. Martin (Roscommon)

Roscommon 2–9 – 2–6 Sligo
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Patsy Geraghty (Galway)

Leitrim 2–9 – 4–11 Galway
Attendance: 4,000

Roscommon 1–11 – 2–7 Galway
Attendance: 19,876
Referee: A. Carroll (Clare)

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Wexford 2–11 – 0–11 Wicklow
Referee: F. Long (Carlow)

Kildare 3–8 – 3–4 Kilkenny

Longford 3–10 – 0–8 Westmeath

Carlow 3-11– 3–9 Laois

Longford 0–8 – 1–6 Meath

Kildare 4–7 – 2–5 Louth

Dublin 4–7 – 0–7 Wexford

Offaly 0–17 – 2–6 Carlow
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: J Kavanagh

Offaly 3–9 – 0–6 Kildare
Referee: E Moules (Wicklow)

Dublin 4–14 – 1–7 Meath
Attendance: 23,271

Offaly 1–13 – 1–8 Dublin
Attendance: 26,826
Referee: J Kavanagh

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Waterford 1–7 – 3–13 Tipperary
Referee: D. O'Donovan (C)

Cork 2–9 – 2–4 Tipperary
Referee: L. Crotty (W)

Kerry 1–13 – 1–0 Clare

Kerry 0–10 – 1–7 Cork

Kerry 2–13 – 1–4 Cork

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Derry 2–10 – 0–4 Donegal

Armagh 2–7 – 0–8 Cavan

Monaghan 1–10 – 0–6 Antrim
Attendance: 4,000

Down 0–12 – 0–7 Fermanagh

Derry 1–9 – 0–10 Tyrone

Armagh 5–9 – 0–5 Monaghan
Attendance: 6,000

Down 2–12 – 1–10 Derry
Attendance: 18,000

Down 2–10 – 1–10 Armagh
Attendance: 38,500

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Down 1–12 – 0–9 Kerry
Attendance: 64,112

Offaly 3–6 – 0–6 Roscommon
Attendance: 71,573
Referee: L Maguire (Cavan)

Down 3–6 – 2–8 Offaly
Attendance: 90,556
Referee: L Maguire (Cavan)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Kildare-Kilkenny game was the first Leinster championship game Kilkenny played since 1943 as they decided to rejoin it.
  • The Leinster final between Offaly vs Dublin was the last Leinster final to date not played at Croke Park, Dublin when it was held at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise with the attendance of 26,826.
  • The All Ireland semi-final Offaly vs Roscommon was their first championship meeting.
  • Offaly reach their first All Ireland final but were beaten narrowly by Down won it for the second year in a row also were the last team to win a triple of Ulster titles until Armagh (2004–2006).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.