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2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 May - 22 September 2002
Teams 33
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Armagh (1st win)
Captain Kieran McGeeney
Manager Joe Kernan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kerry
Captain Mike McCarthy
Manager Páidí Ó Sé
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Armagh
Connacht Galway
Championship statistics
No. matches played 66
Goals total 139 (2.11 per game)
Points total 1572 (23.82 per game)
Top Scorer Oisín McConville (1-38)
Ray Cosgrove (6-23)
Player of the Year Kieran McGeeney
2001
2003

The 2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 116th edition of the championship since its establishment in 1887 and was played from May to September 2002. The final was contested between Armagh and Kerry in a repeat of the 1953 All-Ireland Football Final, which was Armagh's first appearance in a final. Unlike 1953, however, a spirited performance from the Orchard county was enough to secure the county's very first All-Ireland title.

Format

Following the successful use of the qualifier system for the first time in 2001, the same system was used in 2002.

The provincial championships in Munster, Leinster, Ulster and Connacht ran as usual on a "knock-out" basis. These provincial games were then followed by the "Qualifier" system:

  • Round 1 of the qualifiers included all the counties that did not qualify for the Provincial Semi-Finals. An open draw was made to give eight pairings.
  • Round 2 consisted of the eight defeated teams in the Provincial Semi-Finals playing against the eight winners from Round 1. A draw was made to determine the eight pairings.
  • Round 3 consisted of the 8 winners from Round 2 playing each other in an open draw format.
  • Round 4 consisted of each of the four teams defeated in the Provincial Finals shall playing against the four winners from Round 3. A draw was made to determine the four pairings.

In the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals, each of the four Provincial Champions played one of the four winners from Round 4. The All-Ireland Semi-Finals were determined on a provincial rota basis, initially determined by the Central Council. If a Provincial Championship winning team was defeated in its Quarter-Final, the team that defeats it took its place in the Semi-Final.

Connacht Senior Football Championship

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Roscommon 1-08  
 Galway 3-12      Galway 0-12  
          Mayo 1-07  
            Galway 1-11
 New York 1-11        Sligo 0-11
 Sligo 1-19      Sligo 2-13
 London 0-10      Leitrim 2-04    
 Leitrim 0-15  

5 May 2002
Quarter Final
Sligo 1-19 - 1-11 New York
Report

19 May 2002
Quarter Final
Galway 3-12 - 1-08 Roscommon
Report

26 May 2002
Quarter Final
Leitrim 0-15 - 0-10 London
Report

2 June 2002
Semi Final
Galway 0-12 - 1-07 Mayo
Report
McHale Park, Castlebar

9 June 2002
Semi Final
Sligo 2-13 - 2-04 Leitrim
Report

30 June 2002
Final
Galway 1-11 - 0-11 Sligo
Report
McHale Park, Castlebar

Munster Senior Football Championship

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Clare 2-09  
 Waterford 3-10      Clare 0-08  
          Tipperary 1-08  
            Tipperary 0-07
            Cork 1-23
          Cork 0-15
 Limerick 1-07      Kerry 1-09    
 Kerry 0-14  

12 May 2002
First Round
Kerry 0-14 - 1-07 Limerick
Report

12 May 2002
First Round
Clare 3-10 - 2-09 Waterford
Report

16 June 2002
Semi Final
Tipperary 1-08 - 0-08 Clare
Report

16 June 2002
Semi Final
Kerry 0-08 - 0-08 Cork
Report

23 June 2002
Semi Final Replay
Cork 0-15 - 1-09 Kerry
Report

14 July 2002
Final
Tipperary 1-14 - 2-11 Cork
Report

21 July 2002
Final Replay
Cork 1-23 - 0-07 Tipperary
Report

Ulster Senior Football Championship

Preliminary Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
      
          Monaghan 2-18  
          Fermanagh 4-13  
            Fermanagh 1-05  
            Armagh 0-16  
          Tyrone 0-16  
          Armagh 2-13  
            Armagh 1-14
            Donegal 1-10
          Down 1-06  
 Cavan 0-15      Donegal 3-12  
 Donegal 1-17        Donegal 1-09  
            Derry 0-10  
          Antrim 0-06       
          Derry 0-16       
      

12 May 2002
Preliminary Round
Donegal 1-17 - 0-15 Cavan
Report

12 May 2002
Quarter Final
Fermanagh 4-13 - 2-11 Monaghan
Report

19 May 2002
Quarter Final
Armagh 1-12 - 1-12 Tyrone
Report

26 May 2002
Quarter Final Replay
Armagh 2-13 - 0-16 Tyrone
Report

2 June 2002
Quarter Final
Derry 0-16 - 0-06 Antrim
Report

2 June 2002
Quarter Final
Donegal 3-12 - 1-06 Down
Report

9 June 2002
Semi Final
Armagh 0-16 - 1-05 Fermanagh
Report

16 June 2002
Semi Final
Donegal 1-09 - 0-10 Derry
Report

7 July 2002
Final
Armagh 1-14 - 1-10 Donegal
Report

Leinster Senior Football Championship

Round 1 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Longford 1-12  
 Louth 3-17      Louth 0-11  
          Kildare 0-12  
            Kildare 3-09  
 Laois 3-06        Offaly 1-14  
 Wicklow 0-08      Laois 2-06  
          Offaly 0-13  
            Kildare 2-11
 Westmeath 0-14        Dublin 2-13
 Carlow 1-10      Westmeath 0-11  
          Meath 1-12  
            Meath 0-10  
            Dublin 2-11  
          Dublin 0-15       
          Wexford 1-10       
      

5 May 2002
First Round
Louth 1-14 - 2-11 Longford

6 May 2002
First Round
Laois 3-06 - 0-08 Wicklow
Report

12 May 2002
First Round Replay
Louth 3-17 - 1-12 Longford
Report

12 May 2002
First Round
Westmeath 1-14 - 0-10 Carlow
Report

26 May 2002
Quarter Final
Offaly 0-13 - 2-06 Laois

26 May 2002
Quarter Final
Kildare 0-12 - 0-11 Louth

1 June 2002
Quarter Final
Dublin 0-15 - 1-10 Wexford
Report

2 June 2002
Quarter Final
Meath 1-12 - 0-11 Westmeath
Report

16 June 2002
Semi Final
Kildare 1-09 - 1-09 Offaly
Report

22 June 2002
Semi Final Replay
Kildare 3-09 - 1-14 Offaly
Report

23 June 2002
Semi Final
Dublin 2-11 - 0-10 Meath
Report

14 July 2002
Final
Dublin 2-13 - 2-11 Kildare
Report

All-Ireland qualifiers

Round 1

8 June 2002
Round 1
Waterford 3-11 - 3-19 Roscommon
Report

8 June 2002
Round 1
Wicklow 2-22 - 2-06 London
Report

8 June 2002
Round 1
Carlow 0-09 - 0-18 Laois
Report

8 June 2002
Round 1
Wexford 0-10 - 1-09 Tyrone
Report

8 June 2002
Round 1
Monaghan 1-08 - 2-11 Louth
Report

8 June 2002
Round 1
Longford 1-16 - 0-14 Down
Report
Pearse Park, Longford

8 June 2002
Round 1
Antrim 1-10 - 0-14 Westmeath
Report

15 June 2002
Round 1
Cavan 0-11 - 2-08 Limerick
Report

Round 2


22 June 2002
Round 2
Westmeath 0-07 - 0-14 Fermanagh
Report

22 June 2002
Round 2
Laois 1-19 - 1-06 Clare
Report

23 June 2002
Round 2
Mayo 0-20 - 2-08 Roscommon
Report
McHale Park, Castlebar

23 June 2002
Round 2
Longford 0-09 - 2-13 Derry
Report
Pearse Park, Longford

29 June 2002
Round 2
Meath 3-08 - 2-09 Louth
Report

29 June 2002
Round 2
Tyrone 1-22 - 0-07 Leitrim
Report


30 June 2002
Round 2
Kerry 5-15 - 0-07 Wicklow
Report

6 July 2002
Round 2
Limerick 3-09 - 2-07 Offaly
Report

Round 3


6 July 2002
Round 3
Kerry 2-15 - 0-04 Fermanagh
Report

6 July 2002
Round 3
Meath 1-15 - 0-07 Laois
Report

6 July 2002
Round 3
Tyrone 1-17 - 1-12 Derry
Report

14 July 2002
Round 3
Mayo 0-13 - 1-09 Limerick

Round 4


21 July 2002
Round 4
Donegal 1-13 - 0-14 Meath
Report

21 July 2002
Round 4
Sligo 1-14 - 0-12 Tyrone
Report

27 July 2002
Round 4
Kerry 2-10 - 1-05 Kildare
Report

28 July 2002
Round 4
Mayo 0-20 - 1-14 Tipperary
Report

All-Ireland series

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                         
 Cork 1-16  
 Mayo 1-10  
   Cork 2-07  
   Kerry 3-19  
 Kerry 2-17
 Galway 1-12  
     Kerry 0-14
   Armagh 1-12
 Dublin 1-14  
 Donegal 0-07  
   Dublin 1-13
   Armagh 1-14  
 Armagh 1-16
 Sligo 0-17  
August 4
Quarter Final
Kerry 2-17 - 1-12 Galway
Report

Quarter-finals

August 4
Quarter Final
Armagh 2-9 - 0-15 Sligo
Report

August 18
Quarter Final Replay
Armagh 1-16 - 0-17 Sligo
Report

August 5
Quarter Final
Cork 0-16 - 1-10 Mayo
Report

August 5
Quarter Final
Dublin 2-08 - 0-14 Donegal
Report

August 17
Quarter Final Replay
Dublin 1-14 - 0-7 Donegal

Semi-finals

25 August 2002
Semi Final
Kerry 3-19 - 2-07 Cork
Report

1 September 2002
Semi Final
Armagh 1-14 - 1-13 Dublin
Report

Final

22 September 2002
Final
Armagh 1-12 - 0-14 Kerry
O McConville 1-2 S McDonnell, R Clarke, D Marsden 0-3 each, J McEntee 0-1 Report D O Cinneide 0-5, M F Russell 0-3, C Cooper, L Hassett 0-2 each, E Fitzmaurice, E Brosnan 0-1 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Bannon (Longford)
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