Gaelic Games: Records

The two main Gaelic sports organised by the GAA and played in Ireland are Gaelic Football and Hurling. The main competition is the All-Ireland Championships which have been played for since the late 19th century by the counties of Ireland.

Gaelic Football

Most All-Ireland Wins:
Kerry 36 wins  (1903, 1904, 1909, 1913, 1914, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009)

Dublin 23 wins (1891, 1892, 1894, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1942, 1958, 1963, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1995, 2011)

Galway 9 wins (1925, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1998, 2001)

Cork 7 wins (1890, 1911, 1945, 1973, 1989, 1990, 2010)
Meath 7 wins (1949, 1954, 1967, 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999)

Biggest winning margins

The most one sided All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Finals and their margins of victory: (the first figure in the score is for goals which are worth 3 points)
19 points – 1911: Cork 6-6 (24 points) – 1-2 (5 points) Antrim
18 points – 1936: Mayo 4-11 (23) – 0-5  (5) Laois
17 points – 1978: Kerry 5-11 (26) – 0-9 (9) Dublin

Highest Team Score

27 points Dublin (5-12) in 1977 v Armagh,     Kerry (4-15) in 2006 v Mayo

Longest time between final appearances

63 years: Kildare (1935-1998)

Most Individual All-Ireland wins

8    Pat Spillane, Páidí Ó Sé, Ger Power, Ogie Moran and Mikey Sheehy who were all in the Kerry team that won  8 titles between 1975 and 1986. They also lost twice in the final making a total of ten appearances each in the final.

 

Hurling

Most All-Ireland Wins

 
Kilkenny 34 (1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1922, 1932,
1933, 1935, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1982,
1983, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)

 
Cork 30 (1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1902, 1903, 1919, 1926, 1928, 1929,
1931, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1966, 1970, 1976, 1977,
1978, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1999, 2004, 2005)

 
Tipperary 26 (1887, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1916,
1925, 1930, 1937, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1971,
1989, 1991, 2001, 2010)

 
Limerick 7 (1897, 1918, 1921, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1973)

 
Dublin 6 (1889, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1938)

 
Wexford 6 (1910, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1996)

 

All-time top scorers in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
(Championship scores only)

1 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 27-480 (561pts) 62 games
2 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 35-334 (439pts) 50 games
3 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 21-360 (423pts) 57 games
4 Christy Ring Cork 33-208 (305pts) 64 games
5 D.J. Carey Kilkenny 34-195 (297pts) 57 games

The most one sided All-Ireland finals: margins of
34 points – 1896: Tipperary 8-14 – 0-4 Dublin
29 points – 1894: Cork 5-20 – 2-0 Dublin

Longest undefeated run
The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 21 games held by Kilkenny. It began with a 1-23 to 1-9 win against Westmeath in their opening game of the 2006 championship and finished with a 3-22 to 0-19 win against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final of 2010. The run which included no drawn games ended with a 4-17 to 1-18 loss to Tipperary in the 2010 All-Ireland final.

All-time appearances
Players who have made more than 60 appearances in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling
Championship

1 Brendan Cummins Tipperary 70 1995-
2 Tony Browne Waterford 64 1992-
3 Christy Ring Cork 64 1940-1963
4 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 62 1999-
5 Davy Fitzgerald Clare 60 1989-2006

Noel Skehan was involved in nine All-Ireland-winning sides, all
won during his career with Kilkenny (1963 (sub), 1967 (sub), 1969 (sub), 1972, 1974,
1975, 1979, 1982, 1983). He has recently been joined on nine by Henry Shefflin (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011,2012) of Kilkenny.

Eddie Brennan(2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011), Christy Ring (1941, 1942, 1943,1944, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954) and John Doyle (1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1962,1964, 1965)  have won eight All-Ireland medals on the field of play.

All-time top appearances in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final

1. Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 12 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
2. Christy Ring Cork 10 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952,
1953, 1954, 1956
John Doyle Tipperary 10 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962,
1964, 1965, 1967
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 10 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971,
1972, 1974, 1975
Frank Cummins Kilkenny 10 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975,
1978, 1979, 1982, 1983
Eddie Brennan Kilkenny 10 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011
Michael Kavanagh Kilkenny 10 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

All-time top scorers in an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final

1. Mick ‘Gah’ Ahern Cork 5-4 (19pts) 1928 v. Galway
2. Nicky English Tipperary 2-12 (18pts) 1989 v. Antrim
3. Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-11 (17pts) 1971 v. Tipperary
4. Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-14 (14pts) 1963 v. Waterford
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-11 (14pts) 1974 v. Limerick

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