1998 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1998 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 3 May 1998 – 27 September 1998
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Galway (8th win)
Captain Ray Silke
Manager John O'Mahony
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kildare
Captain Glenn Ryan
Manager Mick O'Dwyer
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Kildare
Ulster Derry
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 36
Goals total 61 (1.69 per game)
Points total 860 (23.89 per game)
Top Scorer Colours of Roscommon.svg Declan Browne (2-29)
Player of the Year Colours of Galway.svg Jarlath Fallon
Colours of Galway.svg Michael Donnellan
1997
1999

The 1998 Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 112th edition of the GAA's premier Gaelic football competition. The championship began on 3 May 1998 and ended on 27 September 1998.

Galway's 1-14 to 1-10 victory over Kildare in the All-Ireland final meant that the Sam Maguire Cup returned to the county and the province of Connacht for the first time since 1966. This was Galway's eighth All-Ireland triumph in all. Kildare, managed by Mick O'Dwyer, had defeated the 1995 champions Dublin and the 1996 champions Meath to win their first Leinster title since 1956, before defeating the 1997 champions Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Format[edit]

The Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht championships were conducted as straight knock-out competitions. The Munster football championship for the 2nd year running had Kerry, Cork and Clare as byes to the semi-finals while Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford played a lone-first-round game with the bye team in a lone quarter final. The winners of each provincial competition went on to play in the All Ireland semi-finals.

Results[edit]

Connacht Senior Football Championship[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Sligo 0-14  
London 1-07     Sligo 0-15  
        Roscommon 1-13  
          Roscommon 0-17
          Galway 1-17
        Leitrim 0-05
Mayo 2-06     Galway 1-16    
Galway 1-13  

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Finals

Leinster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Kildare 0-12
Dublin 1-8
Kildare 2-13
Laois 0-8
Laois 1-15
Westmeath 1-18 Westmeath 0-15
Carlow 2-5 Westmeath 3-14
Longford 0-16 (1-16) Longford 1-13
Wexford 2-17 (2-13) Kildare 1-12
Meath 0-10
Louth 3-14
Wicklow 1-11
Meath 0-15
Louth 1-11
Meath 3-10
Offaly 0-7

First round

Second round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Munster Senior Football Championship[edit]

First round Quarter-final Semi-finals Final
     
             
             
          Clare 0-12  
          Tipperary 1-16  
        Waterford 0-07  
Tipperary 1-13     Tipperary 1-16  
Limerick 1-12       Tipperary 1-10
          Kerry 0-17
             
             
          Cork 1-11  
          Kerry 1-14  
                 
                 
     

First round

Quarter-final

Semi-finals

Final

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
     
        Monaghan 0-11  
        Derry 3-13  
          Derry 2-13  
Tyrone 2-07       Armagh 1-12  
Down 0-15     Down 0-11  
        Armagh 0-16  
          Derry 1-07
          Donegal 0-08
        Antrim 0-11  
        Donegal 1-11  
          Donegal 0-15  
          Cavan 0-13  
        Fermanagh 0-11      
        Cavan 0-13      
     

Preliminary round

Quarter-finals

Semi-final

Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
Kildare 0-13
Kerry 1-09
Kildare 1-10
Galway 1-14
Galway 0-16
Derry 1-08

Semi-finals

Final

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Kildare win the Leinster Championship for the first time since 1956, and reach their first All Ireland final since 1935.
  • The Galway-Derry All Ireland semi-final was the first meeting of them.
  • Galway won the All Ireland title for 1st in 32 years also were the first Connacht team since then to do so.

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Declan Browne Tipperary 2-29 35 4 8.75
2 Eddie Lohan Roscommon 1-27 30 4 7.50
3 Pádraic Joyce Galway 1-24 27 6 4.50
4 Pádraic Graven Kildare 1-20 23 6 3.83
5 Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 1-18 21 3 7.00
Niall Finnegan Galway 1-18 21 6 3.50
7 Ger Heavin Westmeath 2-14 20 3 6.66
8 Dessie Barry Longford 1-16 19 3 6.33
9 Paul Taylor Sligo 0-17 17 3 5.66
10 Pádraic Davis Sligo 0-16 16 3 5.33
Jarlath Fallon Galway 0-16 16 6 2.66
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Declan Browne Tipperary 1-07 10 Clare
Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 0-10 10 Tipperary
3 Declan Browne Tipperary 1-06 9 Limerick
Eddie Lohan Roscommon 1-06 9 Sligo
Dessie Barry Longford 0-09 9 Wexford
Declan Browne Tipperary 0-09 9 Waterford
7 Ger Heavin Westmeath 1-05 8 Carlow
Declan Darcy Dublin 1-05 8 Kildare
Ger Heavin Westmeath 1-05 8 Longford
Colin Kelly Louth 1-05 8 Wicklow
Paul Taylor Sligo 0-08 8 Roscommon
Eddie Lohan Roscommon 0-08 8 Galway
Eddie Lohan Roscommon 0-08 8 Galway
Pádraic Davis Longford 0-08 8 Wexford
Declan Smyth Monaghan 0-08 8 Derry
Pádraic Joyce Galway 0-08 8 Derry