1987 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship

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1987 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship
Championship details
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Down (2nd win)
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kildare
Ulster Down
Connacht Galway

The 1987 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship was the 56th staging of the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament for boys under the age of 18.

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

On 20 September 1987, Down won the championship following a 1-12 to 1-5 defeat of Cork in the All-Ireland final. This was their second All-Ireland title overall and their first in ten championship seasons.[1]

Future Comedian Patrick Kielty was on the Down team.


All-Ireland Minor Football Championship[edit]


Championship statistics[edit]


  • Cork set a new record by becoming the first team to be defeated in three successive All-Ireland finals.


  1. ^ "All-Ireland Minor Football Championship: Roll Of Honour". RTÉ Sport. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.