Tyrone & Kerry in Final Showdown

September 17th, 2008 | News

tyrone-kerry-aifinal2005.jpgThey have won the last five All-Ireland football titles between them and now Kerry and Tyrone are preparing to go head-to-head to decide the destination of the 2008 championship in Croke Park on Sunday week. Throw-in will be at 3.30pm with Maurice Deegan (Laois) as referee.

It’s the first time since the championship system was changed in 2001 that two qualifiers have made it through to the final. That’s just one of a number of exciting dimensions to what promises to be an intriguing final.

Kerry are bidding to win the three-in-a-row for the first time since 1986.

If they succeed it will be the first time in championship history that the All-Ireland hurling and football treble will have been secured in the same year. Kilkenny have already won the hurling treble and now it’s Kerry’s turn to attempt to emulate them.

This will be the third time in five years that Kerry and Tyrone have met in the championship with victory having twice gone to Tyrone in the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final and the 2005 final.

PATHS TO THE FINAL

Tyrone

Down 2-8 Tyrone 2-8 (Ulster quarter-final) Down 1-19 Tyrone 0-21 (replay – extra-time) Tyrone 1-18 Louth 1-10 (R1 qualifier) Tyrone 0-14 Westmeath 1-7 (R2 qualifier) Tyrone 0-13 Mayo 1-9 (R3 qualifier) Tyrone 3-14 Dublin 1-8 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Tyrone 0-23 Wexford 1-14 (All-Ireland semi-final) Played 7, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 1 Average For: 1-15; Average Against: 1-11.

Tyrone scorers

S Cavanagh…………..2-19 (0-4 frees) C McCullagh………..1-20 (0-5 frees) T McGuigan…………0-20 (0-11 frees) B Dooher………………0-10 E McGinley………….1-6 M Penrose…………….0-8 D Harte………………..1-4 C Cavanagh………….0-6 (0-5 frees) P Jordan………………0-5 J McMahon…………1-1 R Mellon……………..0-3 B McGuigan…………0-3 R McMenamin……..0-3 K Hughes……………..0-1 D McCaul…………….0-1 C Gormley……………0-1

Kerry

Kerry 1-14 Clare 0-5 (Munster semi-final) Cork 1-16 Kerry 1-11 (Munster final) Kerry 1-13 Monaghan 0-13 (R3 Qualifier) Kerry 1-21 Galway 1-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Kerry 1-13 Cork 3-7 (All-Ireland semi-final) Kerry 3-14 Cork 2-13 (replay)

Average For: 1-16; Average Against: 1-12

Kerry scorers

C Cooper…………………..2-19 (0-11f) B Sheehan…………………0-24 (0-17f, 2’45s’) T Walsh……………………1-10 K Donaghy………………2-4 Declan O’ Sullivan……1-5 D Walsh…………………..2-1 T O Se……………………….0-4 A O’Mahony……………..0-4 E Brosnan………………..0-3 S Scanlon…………………0-3 D O Se………………………0-3 Darren O’ Sullivan…..0-3 S O’Sullivan…………….0-2 P Galvin……………………0-1

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH

Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 2-10 (2005 All-Ireland final)

Tyrone: Pascal McConnell; Michael McGee, Joe McMahon, Ryan McMenamin; Davy Harte, Conor Gormley, Philip Jordan (0-1); Enda McGinley, Sean Cavanagh; Brian Dooher (0-1), Brian McGuigan (0-3), Ryan Mellon (0-2); Peter Canavan (1-1), Stephen O’Neill (0-4), Owen Mulligan (0-4).

Subs: Colin Holmes for Canavan, Chris Lawn for McMahon, Peter Canavan for McGinley.

Kerry: Diarmuid Murphy; Michael McCarthy, Aidan O’Mahony, Tom O’Sullivan; Tomas O Se (1-0), Marc O Se, Seamus Moynihan; Darragh O Se (0-2), William Kirby; Liam Hassett, Eoin Brosnan (0-2), Paul Galvin; Colm Cooper (0-5), Declan O’Sullivan, Dara O Cinneide (1-1).

Subs: Darren O’Sullivan for O Cinneide, Eamonn Fitzmaurice for Moynihan, Bryan Sheehan for Galvin.

LAST COMPETITIVE CLASH

Kerry 0-12 Tyrone 0-9 (NFL: 16 February 2008, Tralee)

Kerry: D Murphy; M O Se, T O’Sullivan, P Reidy; T O Se, A O’Mahony, K Young; S Scanlon, T Griffin; S O’Sullivan (0-2), Declan O’Sullivan (0-2), D Moran; K O’Leary (0-1), K Donaghy (0-1), B Sheehan (0-5).

Subs: Darren O’Sullivan (0-1) for Moran; D Walsh for S O’Sullivan; T Walsh for Sheehan.

Tyrone: P McConnell; PJ Quinn, C McCarron, M Swift; D Hare, D Carlin, P Jordan; K Hughes, E McGinley (0-2); O Mulligan (0-1), C McCullagh (0-4), R Mulgrew (0-1); N Gormley, C Cavanagh, T McGuigan (0-1)

Subs: D McCaul for Carlin; J McMahon for McCarron; S O’Neill for McGuigan, C Holmes for Gormley; S Cavanagh for Mulgrew)

PREVIOUS KERRY v TYRONE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES

2005: Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 2-10 (All-Ireland final)

2003: Tyrone 0-13 Kerry 0-6 (All-Ireland semi-final)

1986: Kerry 2-15 Tyrone 1-10 (All-Ireland final)

KERRY v ULSTER TEAMS IN ALL-IRELAND FINALS

2005: Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 2-10

2002: Armagh 1-12 Kerry 0-14

1986: Kerry 2-15 Tyrone 1-10

1968: Down 2-12 Kerry 1-13

1960: Down 2-10 Kerry 0-8

1953: Kerry 0-13 Armagh 1-6

1937: Kerry 4-4 Cavan 1-7 (replay)

1937: Kerry 2-5 Cavan 1-8 (draw)

1930: Kerry 3-11 Monaghan 0-2

Played 9, Won 4, Drew 1, Lost 4

ALL-IRELAND FINAL WINS

Kerry: 35

(1903-04-09-13-14-24-26-29-30-31-32-37-39-40-41-46-53-55-59-62-69-70-75-78-79-80-81-84-85-86-97-2000-2004-2006-2007).

Tyrone: 2 (2003-2005)

ALL-IRELAND FINAL DEFEATS

Kerry: 18 (1892-1905-15-23-27-38-44-47-54-60-64-65-68-72-76-82-2002-2005).

In 1910, Kerry reached the All-Ireland final against Louth but refused to travel to Dublin because the Great Southern Railway Company restricted facilities previously allowed to the team’s supporters. Louth were awarded a walkover.

Tyrone: 2 (1986-95)

ALL-IRELAND ROLL OF HONOUR

Will Kerry clinch their 36th Bank of Ireland senior football title and move fourteen clear of nearest rivals, Dublin? Or will Tyrone win their third title in six seasons?

Nineteen counties have won the All-Ireland senior football title to date, they are:

35 – KERRY

(1903-04-09-13-14-24-26-29-30-31-32-37-39-40-41-46-53-55-59-62-69-70-75-78-79-80-81-84-85-86-97-2000-2004-2006-2007)

22 – Dublin

(1891-92-97-98-99-1901-02-06-07-08-21-22-23-42-58-63-74-76-77-83-95)

9 – Galway (1925-34-38-56-64-65-66-98-2001)

7 – Meath (1949-54-67-87-88-96-99)

6 – Cork (1890-1911-45-73-89-90)

5 – Down (1960-61-68-91-94)

5 – Cavan (1933-35-47-48-52)

5 – Wexford (1893-1915-16-17-18)

4 – Kildare (1905-19-27-28)

4- Tipperary (1889-95-1900-1920)

3 – Louth (1910-12-57)

3 – Mayo (1936-50-51)

3 – Offaly (1971-72-82)

2 – Limerick (1887-1896)

2 – Roscommon (1943-44)

2- TYRONE (2003-2005)

1 – Armagh (2002)

1 – Derry (1993)

1 – Donegal (1992)

PREVIOUS ALL-IRELAND SF THREE-IN-A-ROW WINNERS

4 – Kerry: (1929-30-31*; 1939-40-41; 1978-79-80*; 1984-85-86)

3 – Dublin (1897-1898-1899; 1906-07-08; 1921-22-23)

1 – Galway (1964-65-66)

1 – Wexford (1915-16-17)*

*Completed the four-in-a-row in the following year.

2008 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Kerry

Donegal 1-8 Kerry 1-7

Kerry 0-12 Tyrone 0-9

Kerry 0-10 Derry 0-9

Mayo 0-16 Kerry 1-12

Kerry 0-16 Laois 0-12

Kerry 0-9 Kildare 0-8

Kerry 0-15 Galway 0-10

Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-9 (Div 1 final)

Played 8, Won 5, Lost 3.

Tyrone

Tyrone 0-7 Kildare 1-4

Kerry 0-12 Tyrone 0-9

Galway 1-14 Tyrone 2-9

Tyrone 0-16 Laois 0-14

Tyrone 0-11 Donegal 0-9

Derry 0-14 Tyrone 0-10

Tyrone 0-15 Mayo 0-13

Played 7, Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 3

ALL-IRELAND FINAL SHORTS

*Kerry are attempting to win the All-Ireland title for the fifth time this decade, having already won in 2000-2004-2006-2007. The last time they won so many titles in a decade was in the 1980s when they won five in 1980-81-84-85-86.

*Tyrone are attempting to bring the All-Ireland championship to Ulster for the 16th time. Previous winners are as follows:

5 – Cavan (1933-35-47-48-52)

5 – Down (1960-61-68-91-94)

2 – Tyrone (2003-2005)

1- Donegal (1992)

1 – Derry (1993)

1 – Armagh (2002)

*Kerry are attempting to win the All-Ireland three-in-a-row for the fifth time having previously achieved it in 1929-30-31; 1939-40-41; 1978-79-80; 1984-85-86).

*Mickey Harte leads Tyrone into the All-Ireland final for the third time

(2003-2005-2008) having been in charge for six seasons.

2008 ALL-IRELAND SFC RESULTS

CONNACHT

May 11: Quarter-final: Leitrim 0-17 New York 0-6, Gaelic Park.

May 18: Quarter-final: Galway 2-16 Roscommon 0-6, Pearse Stadium.

May 25: Quarter-final: Sligo 2-17 London 0-7, Ruislip.

June 15: Semi-final: Galway 2-14 Leitrim 1-13, Pearse Stadium.

June 22: Semi-final: Mayo 3-11 Sligo 0-7, Castlebar.

July 13: Final: Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-14, Castlebar.

LEINSTER

May 11: 1st round: Westmeath 2-10 Longford 1-10, Pearse Park.

May 18: 1st round: Wicklow 0-13 Kildare 0-9; Meath 1-25 Carlow 0-8, Croke Park.

May 31: Quarter-final: Laois 0-15 Wicklow 0-13, Dr.Cullen Park.

June 1: Quarter-final: Wexford 2-14 Meath 2-13, Dr. Cullen Park.

June 7: Quarter-final: Westmeath 2-11 Offaly 1-8, Tullamore.

June 8: Quarter-final: Dublin 1-22 Louth 0-12, Croke Park.

June 22: Semi-final: Wexford 0-18 Laois 0-12, Croke Park.

June 29: Semi-final: Dublin 0-13 Westmeath 1-8, Croke Park.

July 20: Final: Dublin 3-23 Wexford 0-9, Croke Park.

MUNSTER

May 25: Quarter-finals: Clare 0-9 Waterford 0-7, Ennis; Limerick 1-8 Tipperary 1-5, Fermoy.

June 8: Semi-finals: Kerry 1-14 Clare 0-5, Killarney; Cork 2-9 Limerick 0-12, Gaelic Grounds.

July 6: Final: Cork 1-16 Kerry 1-11, Pairc Ui Chaoimh

ULSTER

May 18: 1st round: Cavan 1-19 Antrim 1-14 Casement Park.

May 25: Quarter-final: Fermanagh 2-8 Monaghan 0-10, Enniskillen.

June 1: Quarter-final: Derry 1-14 Donegal 1-12, Ballybofey.

June 8: Quarter-final: Tyrone 2-8, Down 2-8, Omagh.

June 14: Quarter-final replay: Down 1-19 Tyrone 0-21, Newry (After extra-time).

June 15: Quarter-final: Armagh 0-17 Cavan 0-13, Kingspan Breffni Park.

June 21: Semi-final: Fermanagh 1-11 Derry 1-9, Omagh.

June 29: Semi-final: Armagh 1-12 Down 0-11, Clones.

July 20: Final: Armagh 2-8 Fermanagh 1-11, Clones.

July 27: Final (replay): Armagh 1-11 Fermanagh 0-8, Clones.

ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIERS

July 19: Round 1: Limerick 4-12 Meath 4-3, Gaelic Grounds; Laois 1-10 Longford 0-11, Pearse Park; Kildare 1-16 Cavan 1-15, Newbridge; Down 5-19 Offaly 2-10, Tullamore; Tyrone 1-18 Louth 1-10, Drogheda; Westmeath 0-15 Tipperary 0-6, Ardfinnan; Donegal 3-11 Roscommon 1-9, Ballybofey; Monaghan

1-13 Derry 1-12, Clones.

July 27: Round 2: Monaghan 0-16 Donegal 0-15, Ballybofey; Tyrone 0-14 Westmeath 1-7, Omagh; Kildare 1-11 Limerick 0-11, Gaelic Grounds; Down 2-14 Laois 1-15, Portlaoise.

Aug 2: Round 3: Wexford 2-13 Down 0-12; Tyrone 0-13 Mayo 1-9, Croke Park.

Aug 3: Round 3: Kildare 0-11 Fermanagh 0-5; Kerry 1-13 Monaghan 0-13, Croke Park.

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Aug 9: Quarter-finals: Wexford 1-14 Armagh 0-12, Croke Park; Kerry 1-21 Galway 1-16, Croke Park.

Aug 10: Quarter-final: Cork 2-11 Kildare 1-11, Croke Park.

Aug 16: Quarter-final: Tyrone 3-14 Dublin 1-8, Croke Park.

Aug 24: Semi-final: Cork 3-7 Kerry 1-13, Croke Park.

Aug 31 Semi-finals: Kerry 3-14 Cork 2-13 (replay); Tyrone 0-23 Wexford 1-14, Croke Park.

Sept 21: Final: Kerry v Tyrone, Croke Park, 3.30

TOMMY MURPHY CUP

July 12:  Preliminary Round: London 4-13 Kilkenny 0-8, Freshford.

July 19: Quarter-finals

London 3-14 Sligo 2-12, Ruislip (After extra-time); Antrim 1-10 Carlow 0-11, Casement Park; Leitrim 1-12 Clare 1-8, Ennis; Wicklow 0-18 Waterford 0-12, Aughrim.

July 27: Semi-finals

Antrim 1-19 London 0-13, Casement Park.

Wicklow 0-15 Leitrim 0-12, Aughrim.

Aug 2: Final:

Antrim 3-12 Wicklow 1-15, Croke Park.

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