2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
|Dates||4 May — 21 September 2014|
|Teams||33 (includes London and New York)|
|Winning team||Kerry (37th win)|
Fionn Fitzgerald |
|Top Scorer||Cillian O'Connor (5-37)|
|Player of the Year||James O'Donoghue|
The 2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 127th edition of the GAA's premier inter-county Gaelic football since its establishment in 1887. It is played between 31 counties of Ireland (excluding Kilkenny), London and New York.
Changes for 2014 included the introduction of black cards for "cynical" fouls, the addition of IPTV service GAAGO for international audiences and the broadcasting of live televised matches on Sky Sports for the UK audience.
The defending champions were Dublin who were beaten by Donegal in the semi-final. This led to the unexpected final pairing of Donegal and Kerry (victors over Mayo in their semi-final replay) – a first on All-Ireland Final day, and only a second meeting in Championship history. Their first Championship encounter, a 2012 quarter-final, led to victory for Donegal, who marched on to lay claim to that year's Sam Maguire Cup.
- 1 Teams
- 2 Broadcasting
- 3 Stadia and locations
- 4 Innovations and utilities
- 5 Fixtures and results
- 5.1 Connacht Senior Football Championship
- 5.2 Leinster Senior Football Championship
- 5.3 Munster Senior Football Championship
- 5.4 Ulster Senior Football Championship
- 5.5 All-Ireland qualifiers
- 5.6 All-Ireland series
- 6 Championship statistics
- 7 Awards
- 8 See also
- 9 References
A total of 33 teams contested the championship. These include 31 teams from Ireland, as well as London and New York. As in previous years, Kilkenny footballers decided not to field a team. New York does not participate in the qualifiers.
In the first year of a deal running from 2014 until 2016, a total of 45 provincial and All-Ireland championship matches in hurling and football will be broadcast live on television in Ireland. A total of 31 games will be shown by RTÉ and 20 by Sky Sports for the first time, both All-Ireland Semi Final and Finals will be shared coverage between the two broadcasters. TV3's six year-involvement with broadcasting games came to an end in 2013. Sky Sports will also broadcast live the All-Ireland hurling and football semi-finals and finals along with RTÉ.
In May, the GAA and RTÉ launched a new streaming service called GAAGO intended to stream championship games worldwide. The subscription-based service will be available to fans everywhere in the world outside of the island of Ireland, including all the games broadcast in Ireland exclusively by Sky Sports. All 45 televised games from the football and hurling championships, as broadcast by both RTÉ and Sky will be available to watch on GAAGO. For Great Britain, the games broadcast by Sky will only be available through Sky. The price for a worldwide GAAGO 'Season Pass' is €110 while in Britain, the GB Pass will be €60. A pay-per-game option is available for €10, and this will rise to €14 for the quarter-final, semi-final and final stages of the championship.
Stadia and locations
Innovations and utilities
Fixtures and results
|Mayo||3-14 – 0-16||Galway|
|C O’Connor (0-08), J Doherty, L Keegan (1-01 each), B Moran (1-00), K McLoughlin (0-03), A Dillon (0-01)||Report||S Walsh (0-07), P Conroy (0-04), S Armstrong (0-02), G Bradshaw, M Lundy, D Cummins (0-01 each)|
|Preliminary Round||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Leinster final|
|Dublin||3-20 – 1-10||Meath|
|B Brogan (1-06), K McManamon (1-05), E O’Gara (1-01), J McCaffrey, C O’Sullivan, P Flynn, A Brogan, D Connolly, C Costello, D Rock, S Cluxton (0-01 each)||Report||M Newman (1-02), A Tormey, S Bray, S O’Rourke (0-02 each), D Carroll, D Bray (0-01 each)|
|Cork||0-12 – 0-24||Kerry|
|D Goulding (0-06), B Hurley (0-04), A Walsh, F Goold (0-01 each)||Report||J O’Donoghue (0-10), J Buckley, B Sheehan (0-04 each), P Geaney (0-03), S O’Brien, D Walsh, Declan O’Sullivan (0-01 each)|
|Preliminary Round||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Ulster final|
|Monaghan||1-09 – 0-15||Donegal|
|P Finlay (0-04), C McGuinness (1-00), R Beggan (0-02), V Corey, K Hughes, C McManus (0-01 each)||Report||C McFadden (0-04), P McBrearty , O MacNiallais (0-03 each), M Murphy (0-02), A Thompson, K Lacey, R McHugh (0-01 each)|
2014 saw a new qualifying system implemented. The teams were split into groups A and B depending on which side of the draw they had played in their provincial championships. Each team was drawn to face an opponent from the same group as themselves, meaning A teams were paired with A teams and B teams were paired with B teams. Four games were instituted for each round, with Round 1A staged on 21 June and Round 1B taking place on 28 June.
|Limerick||1-16 – 1-13||London|
|I Ryan (0-08), G Hegarty (1-00), K Phair, G Collins, B Scanlon (0-02 each), J Galvin, D Neville (0-01 each)||Report||D Dunleavy (1-05) J Feeney (0-02), A Faherty, M Gottsche, M Miskelly, L Mulvey, S Hickey, T Gaughan (0-01 each)|
|Laois||1-19 – 2-15||Fermanagh|
|D Kingston (0-06), R Munnelly (0-04), B Sheehan (1-00), D Strong (0-03), C Meredith (0-02), K Meaney, C Begley, P Begley, D Conway (0-01 each)||Report||S Quigley (2-08), E Maguire (0-02), N Cassidy, B Owens, R Jones, R Corrigan, P McCusker (0-01 each)|
|Derry||2-14 – 2-16||Longford|
|M Lynch (1-04), B Heron (1-01), J Kielt (0-04), E Lynn, T O'Brien (0-02 each), SL McGoldrick (0-01)||Report||P Barden (1-02), S McCormack (0-04),|
M Hughes (1-00), B Kavanagh (0-03), F McGee, M Quinn (0-02 each), B Gilleran, S Mulligan, C Smyth (0-01 each)
|Wicklow||3-12 – 0-17||Offaly|
|S Furlong (2-02), L Glynn (0-04), D Hayden (1-00), A Murphy (0-02), D Healy, J McGrath, A McLoughlin, J Stafford (0-01 each)||Report||N McNamee (0-10), J Maher (0-03), P Cunningham, J Moloney, N Smith, A Sullivan (0-01 each)|
|Louth||0-10 – 2-21||Tyrone|
|R Burns (0-03), A McDonnell, B White, C Grimes (0-02 each), C Judge (0-01).||Report||D McCurry (0-06), S Cavanagh (0-05), E McKenna (1-01), N Morgan, C McAliskey (0-04 each), S O’Neill (1-00), C McGinley (0-01).|
|Cavan||1-15 – 1-14||Westmeath|
|N McDermott (1-02), M Lyng, J Brady (0-03 each), M Argue (0-02), J Hayes, R Maloney-Derham, G McKiernan, D Givney, E Keating (0-01 each)||Report||J Heslin (0-04), J Gilligan (1-00), C McCormack (0-03), Dessie Dolan, P Sharry, G Egan (0-02 each), K Martin (0-01)|
|Carlow||0-17 – 1-13||Waterford|
|D St Ledger (0-04), C Coughlan, S Kinsella (0-03 each), B Kavanagh (0-02), K Nolan, E Ruth, M Meaney, D Foley, J Kennedy (0-01 each)||Report||P Whyte (0-08),L O’Lionain (1-02), S Briggs (0-02), T Prendergast (0-01)|
|Down||4-18 – 0-09||Leitrim|
|C Laverty (2-04), D O’Hare (0-04), N Madine, D Turley (1-00 each), B Coulter, M Poland, L Doyle (0-02 each), K McKernan, D Gordon, C Maginn, M Cunningham (0-01 each)||Report||E Mulligan (0-05), Gary Reynolds, S McWeeney, R Lowe, N Moore (0-01 each)|
The second round of the qualifiers featured the eight winning teams of Round 1A and Round 1B, along with the defeated teams from the provincial semi-finals. The draw saw each team from the previous qualifier round face a beaten semi-finalist, with the eight winners of these matches progressing to Round 3.
|Limerick||3-11 – 0-15||Antrim|
|G Collins (2-00), I Ryan (0-04), D Tracey (1-00), J Galvin, K Phair (0-02 each), M O'Riordan, T Lee, G Hegarty (0-01 each)||Report||P Cunningham (0-07), P McCann (0-02), M McCann, N McKeever, M Sweeney, T McCann, R McGrady, P McBride (0-01 each)|
|Tipperary||2-17 – 0-06||Longford|
|C Sweeney (0-08), P Acheson (1-02), B Grogan (0-04), M Quinlivan (1-00), P Codd, B Mulvihill, C Kennedy (0-01 each)||Report||B Kavanagh (0-02), E Williams, M Quinn, P Barden, S McCormack (0-01 each)|
|Wicklow||0-10 – 0-12||Sligo|
|S Furlong (0-04), J Stafford, A McLoughlin, R Finn, N Gaffney, D O'Sullivan, L Glynn (0-01 each)||Report||C Harrison, S Coen, A Marren, M Breheny (0-02 each), J Hynes, B Curran, D Kelly, A Devaney (0-01 each)|
|Wexford||0-17 – 0-18||Laois|
|C Lyng (0-05), B Brosnan (0-04), PJ Banville (0-03), J Holmes (0-02), R Tierney, G Molloy, P Byrne (0-01 each)||Report||J O'Loughlin (0-04), D Kingston (0-04), N Donoher (0-03), MJ Tierney (0-02), C Begley, K Meaney, C Meredith, R Munnelly, D O'Connor (0-01 each)|
|Cavan||0-05 – 0-16||Roscommon|
|M Reilly (0-02), M Argue, E Keating, P Tinnelly (0-01 each)||Report||D Murtagh (0-05), E Smith (0-04), C Cregg (0-03), C Daly, D Smith (0-02 each)|
|Down||0-11 – 1-18||Kildare|
|B Coulter (0-03), D O’Hare (0-03), D Rooney, D O’Hagan, K McKernan, C Maginn, C Laverty (0-01 each)||Report||P Fogarty (0-04), T Moolick (1-00), A Smith, P O’Neill (0-03 each), C McNally, N Kelly (0-02 each), E Bolton, G White, E Callaghan, E O’Flaherty (0-01 each)|
|Carlow||2-13 – 4-26||Clare|
|D Bambrick, C Moran (1-00 each), P Broderick, C Coughlan, D St Ledger (0-02 each), B Kavanagh, J Kennedy, S Kinsella, M Meaney, W Minchin, E Ruth (0-01 each)
K Hartnett (0-01 own point)
|Report||R Donnelly (1-03), P McMahon (1-02), S Brennan (1-01), G Brennan, E Coughlan, D Tubridy (0-04 each), P Collins (1-00), E Cleary, S McGrath (0-03 each), S Collins (0-02)|
|Tyrone||0-10 – 0-13||Armagh|
|S Cavanagh (0-05), D McCurry (0-02), N Morgan, K Coney, N McKenna (0-01 each)||Report||T Kernan (0-04), J Clarke (0-03), A Kernan, S Harold, A Mallon, S Campbell, M Shields, R Grugan (0-01 each)|
The third round of the qualifiers featured the eight winning teams of Round 2A and Round 2B. The draw saw each team from the previous qualifier round face each other, with the four winners of these matches progressing to Round 4.
|Sligo||0-12 – 0-10||Limerick|
|A Marren (0-03), S Coen (0-02), M Breheny (0-02), K Cawley, P Hughes, J Kilcullen, S McManus, A Devaney (0-01 each)||Report||I Ryan (0-03), G Collins, B Scanlon (0-02 each), K Phair, E Hanrahan, M Brosnan (0-01 each)|
|Laois||4-09 – 3-17||Tipperary|
|D Kingston (0-04), D Conway (1-01), J O’Loughlin, C Meredith, J Finn (1-00 each), B Sheehan, N Donoher, E Costello, MJ Tierney (0-01 each)||Report||C Sweeney (2-02), B Grogan (1-03), P Austin (0-04), M Quinlivan (0-03), C O’Riordan, B Fox (0-02 each), P Acheson (0-01)|
|Roscommon||1-12 – 1-17||Armagh|
|D Murtagh (0-05), C Murtagh (1-00), K Higgins, E Smith, C Daly, C Shine, S Kilbride, D Smith, C Cregg (0-01 each)||Report||J Clarke, T Kiernan (0-04 each), S Forker 1-00, S Harold, K Carragher (0-02 each), A Mallon, A Findan, K Dyas, S Campbell, R Grugan (0-01 each)|
|Clare||0-12 – 0-13||Kildare|
|D Tubridy (0-04), G Brennan, S McGrath (0-02 each), M McMahon, E Coughlan, P Collins, R Donnelly (0-01 each)||Report||A Smith (0-06), E O'Flaherty (0-03), E Callaghan (0-02), P O'Neill, P Brophy (0-01 each)|
The fourth round of the qualifiers features the four winning teams of Round 3A and Round 3B. The draw saw each team from the previous qualifier round face a provincial runner-up. The teams from Round 3A faced runners up from Connacht and Munster, while the teams from Round 3B faced those from Leinster and Ulster, with the four winners of these matches progressing to the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.
For the Round 4A games no draw was necessary as Sligo had already faced Galway, while Tipperary had previously played Cork. A similar situation occurred on the B side of the draw, with Armagh unable to meet Monaghan, and Kildare having played Meath previously.
|Cork||0-21 – 1-11||Sligo|
|C O’Neill (0-10), P Kerrigan (0-05), A Walsh (0-02), B Hurley, D Hodnett, I Maguire, D Cahalane (0-01 each)||Report||A Marren (0-06), S Coen (1-01), M Breheny (0-03), C Harrison (0-01)|
|Galway||4-17 – 4-12||Tipperary|
|S Walsh (0-05), D Cummins, M Lundy (1-01 each), F Ó Curraoin, T Flynn (1-00 each), M Martin, P Conroy (0-03 each), S Armstrong (0-02), P Varley, D Comer (0-01 each)||Report||C Sweeney (1-04), C O’Riordan (1-02), B Fox, B Mulvihill (1-00 each), P Acheson (0-02), S O’Brien, B Grogan, M Quinlivan, G Hannigan (0-01 each)|
|Meath||0-13 – 0-18||Armagh|
|M Newman (0-04), G Reilly (0-03), P O’Rourke, David Bray (0-02 each), D Carroll, A Tormey (0-01 each)||Report||T Kernan, A Forker, S Campbell (0-03 each), A Kernan, B Mallon (0-02 each), M Shields, K Dyas, K Carragher, J Clarke, S Forker (0-01 each)|
|Monaghan||2-16 – 2-14
|S Gollogly (1-03), C McManus (0-05), P Finlay (0-04), V Corey (1-00), D Wylie, F Kelly, D Hughes, J McCarron (0-01 each)||Report||E Bolton (2-01), E O’Flaherty (0-04), A Smith (0-03), P Fogarty (0-02), P O’Neill, H Lynch, E Callaghan, N Kelly (0-01 each)|
The quarter-finals will feature the four provincial champions, along with the teams that progress from Round 4 of the qualifiers. The teams from Round 4A will face either the Connacht or Munster champions in the earlier games, while the following weekend sees the teams from Round 4B face the champions from Leinster and Ulster.
Teams coming from the qualifiers that had already met one of the provincial champions in an earlier match in the competition were automatically kept apart from that team. This made a draw unnecessary on the A side of the draw, Cork and Galway were prevented from facing Kerry and Mayo respectively. On the B side of the draw, Armagh had not met either of the teams and were able to play either Donegal or Dublin, but Monaghan's earlier game with Donegal meant that those two teams were kept apart, again making a draw unnecessary.
|Kerry||1-20 – 2-10||Galway|
|J O’Donoghue (1-05), P Geaney (0-04, 1f), BJ Keane (0-03), D Walsh (0-02), J Buckley (0-02, 1f), M Geaney, Declan O’Sullivan, D Moran, K O’Leary (0-01 each)||Report||S Walsh (0-05, 3f), M Lundy (1-01), T Flynn (1-00), G Bradshaw (0-02), P Conroy, D Comer (0-01 each)|
|Mayo||1-19 – 2-15||Cork|
|C O’Connor (0-06, 3f), A O’Shea (1-00), A Dillon (0-03), D Vaughan, S O’Shea, J Doherty, A Moran (0-02 each), L Keegan, K McLoughlin (0-01 each)||Report||B Hurley (1-04, 1f), C O’Neill (0-06, 4f), D O'Connor (1-02, 1f), F Goold (0-2), A Walsh (0-01, 1f)|
|Donegal||1-12 – 1-11||Armagh|
|M Murphy (0-05), O MacNiallais (1-01), C McFadden (0-03), P McBrearty (0-02), N McGee (0-01)||Report||T Kernan (0-04), A Kernan (0-02), A Mallon, A Forker, S Campbell, K Carragher, M Murray (0-01 each)|
P Durcan (1-00 own goal)
|Dublin||2-22 – 0-11||Monaghan|
|B Brogan (1-06), D Connolly (1-02), A Brogan (0-03), E O’Gara, D Rock, P Flynn (0-02 each), J Cooper, K McManamon, S Cluxton, C Costello (0-01 each)||Report||C McManus (0-06), D Clerkin, K Hughes (0-02 each), R Beggan (0-01)|
There was no draw for the semi-finals as the fixtures are pre-determined on a yearly rotation (which ensures that the provincial champions can only meet once every three years if they win their quarter finals). The pairings saw last years finalists Dublin and Mayo take on Donegal and Kerry respectively. Kerry became the first team to reach the 2014 final following a win in extra time in a replay at the Gaelic Grounds, while Donegal joined them the following day after seeing off the reigning champions Dublin by six points. The Kerry–Mayo replay was moved to Limerick because Croke Park had been booked for a college American football game between Penn State and UCF.
|Kerry||1-16 – 1-16||Mayo|
|J O'Donoghue (1-03), D Walsh, D Moran (0-02 each), P Geaney, S O'Brien, J Buckley, M Geaney, F Fitzgerald, P Murphy, P Crowley, K O'Leary, B Sheehan (0-01 each)||Report||C O'Connor (1-08), A Dillon (0-03), A Moran (0-02), J Doherty, L Keegan, C Boyle (0-01 each)|
|Kerry||3-16 – 3-13
|J O'Donoghue (2-06), P Geaney (0-04), K Donaghy (1-00), BJ Keane, J Lynne (0-02 each), K Young, M O Se (0-01 each)||Report||C O'Connor (2-05), A Moran (1-01), J Doherty (0-03), D Vaughan, K McLoughlin, A Freeman, M Conroy (0-01 each)|
|Donegal||3-14 – 0-17||Dublin|
|R McHugh (2-02), C McFadden (1-03), M Murphy (0-03), P McBrearty (0-02), K Lacey, F McGlynn, O MacNiallais, R Kavanagh (0-01 each)||Report||D Connolly (0-05), P Flynn (0-04), B Brogan (0-03), A Brogan, P Andrews (0-02 each), P McMahon (0-01)|
|Kerry||2-09 – 0-12||Donegal|
|Paul Geaney 1-2 (0-1f), Kieran Donaghy 1-2, Paul Murphy 0-1, Barry John Keane 0-2 (0-2f), Johnny Buckley 0-1, Bryan Sheehan 0-1 (0-1f).||Report||Michael Murphy 0-4 (0-3f), Colm McFadden 0-1 (0-1f), Odhrán Mac Niallais 0-1, Kark Lacey 0-1, Patrick McBrearty 0-2, Neil McGee 0-1, Dermot Molloy 0-1, Christy Toye 0-1|
- All scores correct as of 21 September 2014
- The Munster football Championship was seeded for only the second time since 1990.
- Tipperary win their first Munster championship game since 2003 against Limerick.
- The Kerry-Mayo All Ireland semi-final was replayed in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick the first All Ireland semi-final to outside Croke Park, Dublin since 1983.
- First goal of the championship:
- Widest winning margin: 28 points
- Most goals in a match: 8
- Most points in a match: 39
- Most goals by one team in a match: 7
- Highest aggregate score: 57 points
- Lowest aggregate score: 21 points
- Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
- Single game
|Cillian O'Connor||2-05||11||Mayo||New York|
- Sunday Game Team of the Year
- Paul Durcan (Donegal)
- Aidan O'Mahony (Kerry)
- Neill McGee (Donegal)
- Keith Higgins (Mayo)
- Paul Murphy (Kerry)
- Peter Crowley (Kerry)
- Colm Boyle (Mayo)
- David Moran (Kerry)
- Neil Gallagher (Donegal)
- Paul Flynn (Dublin)
- Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)
- Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
- James O'Donoghue (Kerry)
- Michael Murphy (Donegal)
- Cillian O'Connor (Mayo)
- All Star Team
The 2014 All Star team was named in October. Kerry's James O'Donoghue was named as the All Stars Footballer of the Year with Ryan McHugh of Donegal named the All Stars Young Footballer of the Year.
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