1990 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

1990 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Championship details
Dates 6 May - 16 September 1990
Teams 32
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (6th win)
Captain Larry Tompkins
Manager Billy Morgan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Meath
Captain Colm O'Rourke
Manager Seán Boylan
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Meath
Ulster Donegal
Connacht Roscommon
Championship statistics
No. matches played 32
Player of the Year Shay Fahy
1989
1991

The 1990 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 104th staging of Ireland's premier Gaelic football knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Meath 0-11 to 0-9 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin. Cork's victory completed a unique double for the county, as a few weeks earlier, their hurling counterparts won the Liam McCarthy Cup.

The championship

Format

Connacht Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Connacht. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winning teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The two winners of the two quarter-finals join the two remaining Connacht teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winning two teams advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The two winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Leinster Championship

First round: (3 matches) These are three lone matches between the first six teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Three teams are eliminated at this stage, while the three winning teams advance to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) The three winners of the three first round games join the five remaining Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Four teams are eliminated at this stage, while the four winning two teams advance to the semifinal.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the four quarter-finals contest this game. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The two winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Munster Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winning teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join the two remaining Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winning two teams advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Ulster Championship

First round: (1 match) This is a lone match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Ulster. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winning team advances to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals: (4 matches) The winner of the lone first round game join the seven remaining Ulster teams to make up the quarter-final pairings. Four teams are eliminated at this stage, while the four winning two teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four winners of the four quarter-finals contest this game. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The two winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

All-Ireland Championship

Semi-finala: (2 matches) The Munster champions play the Connacht champions in the first semi-final while the Leinster champions play the Ulster champions in the second semi-final. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while the two winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest the All-Ireland final.

Fixtures

Connacht Senior Football Championship

June 3
Quarter-Final
London 1-5 - 5-16 Roscommon
E. Duffy (1-0), J. Landy (0-3), N. McGinty (0-2). T. McManus (2-8), E. McManus (2-2), V. Glennon (1-0), T. Grahan (0-2), P. McNeill (0-1), A. Leyland (0-1), M. Donlon (0-1), J. Newton (0-1).

June 10
Quarter-Final
Galway 6-18 - 0-4 Sligo
T. Kilcommins (2-4), V. Daly (1-3), D. Croucher (1-3), F. O'Neill (1-1), A. Mulholland (1-0), C. O'Dea (0-3), T. Mannion (0-2), M. Gavin (0-2). F. Feeney (0-3), D. McGoldrick (0-1).
Pearse Stadium, Galway
Referee: J. Kearney (Roscommon)

June 24
Semi-Final
Roscommon 2-11 - 1-10 Leitrim
P. Earley (1-3), V. Glennon (1-0), A. Leyland (0-3), T. McManus (0-2), T. Crehan (0-1), M. Donlon (0-1), E. McManus (0-1). C. Mahon (1-5), B. Breen (0-3), C. Dugdale (0-1), M. Martin (0-1).
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: P. Egan (Galway)

July 1
Semi-Final
Galway 2-11 - 1-12 Mayo
T. Kilcommins (0-5), F. O'Neill (1-1), A. Mulholland (1-0), V. Daly (0-2), T. Mannion (0-1), H. Bleahen (0-1), C. O'Dea (0-1). M. Fitzmaurice (0-7), L. McHale (1-1), K. McStay (0-2), S. Grealish (0-1), A. Finnerty (0-1).
Tuam Stadium, Tuam
Referee: S. Prior (Leitrim)

July 22
Final
Roscommon 0-16 - 1-11 Galway
E. McManus (0-5), P. Earley (0-4), T. Lennon (0-2), A. Leyland (0-1), J. Newton (0-1), T. McManus (0-1), V. Glennon (0-1), T. Crehan (0-1). V. Daly (0-8), F. O'Neill (1-0), J. Fallon (0-2), T. Mannion (0-1).
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Attendance: 18,000

Leinster Senior Football Championship

May 13
First Round
Carlow 2-7 - 3-8 Louth
J. Nevin (1-1), N. Molloy (1-0), M. Sibbald (0-1), G. Byrne (0-1), T. O'Brien (0-1), J. Owens (0-1), J. Hayden (0-1), M. Nolan (0-1). S. White (2-2), M. Malone (1-0), C. O'Hanlon (0-3), N. Brown (0-1), S. O'Hanlon (0-1), G. Curran (0-1).
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: T. Howard (Kildare)

May 20
First Round
Wexford 0-9 - 3-8 Kildare
B. Dodd (0-4), J. Power (0-2), T. Foran (0-2), M. Hanrick (0-1). J. Crofton (2-1), T. Harris (1-0), J. Gilroy (0-3), D. Kerrigan (0-2), S. Dowling (0-1), P. O'Donoghue (0-1).
Wexford Park, Wexford
Referee: P. Moran (Laois)

May 20
First Round
Westmeath 0-7 - 0-15 Longford
L. Giles (0-3), J. Fleming (0-1), T. Ormsby (0-1), A. Collins (0-1), L. Adamson (0-1). J. McCormack (0-6), D. Barry (0-3), M. O'Hara (0-3), F. McNamee (0-2), K. O'Rourke (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: D. Guerin (Dublin)

June 3
Quarter-Final
Louth 1-8 - 1-13 Dublin
G. Kelly (1-4), M. Malone (0-1), S. O'Hanlon (0-1), B. Kearns (0-1), G. Curran (0-1). K. Duff (0-5), J. McNally (1-0), N. Clancy (0-3), M. Galvin (0-3), C. Redmond (0-1), D. Foran (0-1).
Drogheda Park, Drogheda
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: P. Kavanagh (Meath)

June 3
Quarter-Final
Wicklow 1-7 - 0-6 Kildare
K. O'Brien (1-2), M. McHugh (0-2), F. Daly (0-2), M. Murtagh (0-1). J. Gilroy (0-3), S. McGovern (0-1), T. Harris (0-1), D. Kerrigan (0-1).
Allen Park, Aughrim
Attendance: 6,000

June 10
Quarter-Final
Laois 3-15 - 3-5 Offaly
M. Turley (2-7), J. O'Connell (1-0), E. Kelly (0-2), D. Lalor (0-2), L. Turley (0-1), E. Lacey (0-1), T. Maher (0-1), J. Nolan (0-1). B. Lowry (2-1)< K. Kelleghan (1-1), J. Stewart (0-1), D. Kavanagh (0-1).M. Plunkett (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: S. Aldridge (Kildare)

June 10
Quarter-Final
Meath 3-15 - 0-12 Longford
C. O'Rourke (2-5), L. Hayes (1-1), B. Stafford (0-4), B. Flynn (0-2), T. Dowd (0-2), D. Beggy (0-1). D. Berry (0-7), J. McCormack (0-3), C. Lee (0-2).
Pairc Tailteann, Navan
Referee: T. Howard

June 24
Semi-Final
Dublin 2-14 - 0-12 Wicklow
J. McNally (2-0), K. Duff (0-5), E. Heary (0-3), N. Clancy (0-2), M. Galvin (0-1), N. Gulden (0-1), P. Clarke (0-1), N. McCaffrey (0-1). F. Daly (0-4), R. McHugh (0-4), C. Daye (0-1), T. Allen (0-1), E. O'Brien (0-1), P. Baker (0-1).
St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: T. Howard (Kildare)

July 1
Semi-Final
Meath 4-14 - 0-6 Laois
B. Flynn (2-3), P. J. Gillic (1-2), B. Stafford (0-4), D. Beggy (1-0), S. Kelly (0-2), T. Dowd (0-1), C. O'Rourke (0-1), L. Hayes (0-1). M. Turley (0-5), N. Rowe (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: D. Guerin (Dublin)

July 29
Final
Meath 1-14 - 0-14 Dublin
B. Stafford (0-8), C. O'Rourke (1-1), B. Flynn (0-2), M. O'Connell (0-1), D. Beggy (0-1), P. J. Gillic (0-1). B. Rock (0-5), P. Clarke (0-2), K. Duff (0-2), C. Redmond (0-1), L. Close (0-1), J. McNally (0-1), V. Murphy (0-1), K. Barr (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 53,847
Referee: P. Collins (Westmeath)

Munster Senior Football Championship

May 6
Quarter-Final
Tipperary 1-6 - 1-12 Limerick
B. Burke (1-0), J. O'Meara (0-2), E. Maher (0-2), D. Hogan (0-1), M. Beston (0-1). E. Sheehan (0-5), A. Carew (1-0), F. Ryan (0-3), L. O'Connell (0-2), T. Cummins (0-1), L. Long (0-1).
Ned Hall Park, Clonmel
Referee: J. J. Landers (Waterford)

May 6
Quarter-Final
Waterford 0-9 - 0-13 Clare
E. O'Brien (0-3), J. McGrath (0-3), L. Dalton (0-1), C. Mac Craith (0-1). A. O'Keeffe (0-3), T. O'Neill (0-2), F. McInerney (0-2), J. Murray (0-2), J. Enright (0-2), P. Harold (0-1), G. O'Keeffe (0-1).
Fraher Field, Dungarvan
Referee: R. Moloney (Limerick)

May 27
Semi-Final
Kerry 1-23 - 0-13 Clare
M. FitzGerald (0-9), S. Greaney (1-2), J. McElligott (0-4), J. Shannon (0-2), P. Laide (0-2), P. McKenna (0-2), J. O’Shea (0-1), D. McCarthy (0-1). M. Flynn (0-4), A. O’Keeffe (0-3), T. O’Neill (0-3), F. McInerney (0-2), G. O’Keeffe (0-1).
Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel
Referee: P. Lane (Limerick)

May 27
Semi-Final
Cork 4-15 - 1-3 Limerick
J. O'Driscoll (1-3), S. Fahy (1-2), J. Cleary (1-1), D. Barry (0-4), M. McCarthy (0-3), D. Culloty (1-0), M. Slocum (0-1), T. Davis (0-1). O. Sheehan (1-1), F. Ryan (0-1), J. Cummins (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: J. J. Landers (Waterford)

July 1
Final
Cork 2-23 - 1-11 Kerry
C. O'Neill (0-11), L. Tompkins (0-5), M. McCarthy (1-0), D. Culloty (1-0), D. Barry (0-3), S. Fahy (0-2), P. Hayes (0-1), M. Slocum (0-1). M. FitzGerald (1-5), P. Spillane (0-2), J. O'Shea (0-1), S. McElligott (0-1), P. Laide (0-1), T. Spillane (0-1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 40,065
Referee: P. Lane (Limerick)

Ulster Senior Football Championship

May 13
First round
Monaghan 3-17 - 0-8 Antrim
R. McCarron (0-7), K. Hughes (1-3), G. McGurk (1-1), E. Murphy (1-0), E. McEneaney (0-3), M. McKenna (0-1), N. Marron (0-1), B. Murray (0-1). P. McErlane (0-2), A. McQuillan (0-2), J. Kennedy (0-2), L. Harbinson (0-1), E. McAtamnet (0-1).
Castleblaney
Referee: J. Curran (Tyrone)

May 20
Quarter-final
Donegal 0-13 - 0-9 Cavan
M. Boyle (0-7), C. Mulgrew (0-2), M. Gavigan (0-1), J. McHugh (0-1), D. Bonner (0-1), G. Curran (0-1). R. Carolan (0-7), S. King (0-1), P. Smyth (0-1).
MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey
Referee: S. Murray (Monaghan)

May 27
Quarter-final
Derry 4-14 - 1-7 Fermanagh
D. Cassidy (2-3), F. McCusker (1-1), E. Gormley (0-4), E. Young (1-0), S. Downey (0-2), D. Barton (0-2), P. Barton (0-1), P. Murphy (0-1). M. O'Rourke (1-6), J. Reihill (0-1).
Celtic Park, Derry
Referee: J. Gough (Antrim)

June 3
Quarter-final
Armagh 0-12 - 0-11 Tyrone
J. Toner (0-4), K. McGurk (0-3), S. Skelton (0-2), G. Houlihan (0-1), J. McConville (0-1), M. McQuillan (0-1). Peter Canavan (0-5), A. Cush (0-4), D. O'Hagan (0-2).
Athletic Grounds, Armagh
Referee: D. Campbell (Fermanagh)

June 10
Quarter-final
Down 3-11 - 1-12 Monaghan
C. Murray (1-6), A. Rodgers (1-1), J. McCartan (1-0), J. Trainor (0-3), P. Higgins (0-1). E. McEneaney (0-7), K. Hughes (1-1), R. McCarron (0-2), S. McGinnitty (0-1), G. McGuirk (0-1).
Páirc Esler, Newry
Referee: M. Greenan (Cavan)

June 17
Semi-final
Donegal 1-15 - 0-8 Derry
M. Boyle (1-4), D. Bonnar (0-4), M. McHugh (0-2), J. McMullan (0-2), B. Murray (0-1), J. McHugh (0-1), C. Mulgrew (0-1). E. Gormley (0-6), J. Brolly (0-1), B. McGilligan (0-1).
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: M. Cranny (Down)

June 24
Semi-final
Down 2-10 - 1-13 Armagh
J. McCartan (2-0), J. Treanor (0-5), C. Murray (0-3), A. Rodgers (0-1), R. Carr (0-1). K. McGurk (1-2), J. Toner (0-4), G. Houlihan (0-3), M. McQuillan (0-2), O. Reel (0-1), S. Skelton (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: J. Curran (Tyrone)

July 1
Semi-final replay
Armagh 2-7 - 0-12 Down
K. McGurk (1-2), N. Smyth (1-0), J. Toner (0-3), L. McGeary (0-1), M. Grimley (0-1). P. McCartan (0-3), C. Murray (0-3), M. Linden (0-2), J. Treanor (0-2), J. McCartan (0-1), A. Rodgers (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: J. Curran (Tyrone)

July 15
Final
Donegal 0-15 - 0-14 Armagh
M. Boyle (0-5), M. McHugh (0-4), D. Bonnar (0-2), T. Ryan (0-1), D. Reid (0-1), M. Shovlin (0-1), B. Murray (0-1). O. Reel (0-4), S. Skelton (0-3), G. Houlihan (0-2), K. McGurk (0-2), J. McConville (0-1), J. Toner (0-1), M. Grimley (0-1).
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: D. Campbell (Fermanagh)

All-Ireland series

Semi-finals

August 12
Semi-Final
Cork 0-17 - 0-10 Roscommon
L. Tomkins (0-5), C. O'Neill (0-3), M. McCarthy (0-3), P. McGrath (0-2), P. Hayes (0-1), S. O'Brien (0-1), M. Slocum (0-1), T. Nation (0-1). V. Glennon (0-2), T. Grehan (0-2), T. McManus (0-2), M. Donlon (0-1), T. Lennon (0-1), P. Eraley (0-1), J. Connaughton (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 33,165
Referee: D. Campbell (Fermanagh)

August 19
Semi-Final
Meath 3-9 - 1-7 Donegal
B. Flynn (2-2), B. Stafford (1-2), P. J. Gillic (0-4), D. Beggy (0-1). M. Boyle (1-2), D. Bonner (0-3), T. Boyle (0-1), M. McHugh (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 40,243
Referee: P. Russell (Tipperary)

Final

Main article: 1990 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final
September 16
Final
Cork 0-11 - 0-09 Meath
S. Fahy (0-4), L. Tompkins (0-4), M. McCarthy (0-2), P. McGrath (0-1). B. Stafford (0-6), B. Flynn (0-1), C. Coyle (0-1), D. Beggy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 65,898
Referee: P. Russell (Tipperary)

Top scorers

Single game

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Tony McManus Roscommon 2-8 14 London
2 Tadhg Kilcommins Galway 2-4 10 Sligo
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