Leinster Senior Football Championship

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Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship
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Current event clock.svg 2020 Leinster Senior Football Championship
Irish Craobh Sinsir Peile Laighean
Code Gaelic football
Founded1888;133 years ago (1888)
Region Leinster (GAA)
TrophyDelaney Cup
No. of teams11
Title holders Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin (59th title)
Most titles Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin (59 titles)
Sponsors SuperValu, Eir, AIB
TV partner(s) RTÉ
Sky Sports
MottoBe there. All the way.
Official website Official website

The Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, known simply as the Leinster Championship, is an annual inter-county Gaelic football competition organised by the Leinster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county Gaelic football competition in the province of Leinster, and has been contested every year since the 1888 championship.

Contents

The final, currently held on the fourth Sunday in June, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during May and June, and the results determine which team receives the Delaney Cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship.

The Leinster Championship is an integral part of the wider GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship. The winners of the Leinster final, like their counterparts in Connacht, Munster and Ulster, are rewarded by advancing directly to the All-Ireland Super 8s. All other defeated teams advance to the All-Ireland Qualifiers.

11 teams currently participate in the Leinster Championship. One of the most successful team in Gaelic football, namely Dublin, play their provincial football in the Leinster Championship and have won the title on a record 59 occasions while they have also claimed 29 All-Ireland Championship titles.

The title has been won at least once by 11 of the Leinster counties, eight of which have won the title more than once. Wicklow are the only team never to have won the title, while three-time winners Kilkenny no longer participate. [1] The championship has been dominated since the beginning by Dublin, who are also the current champions. [2]

Current team details

The following teams will compete during the 2021 championship.

TeamColoursSponsorManagerCaptainMost recent success
All-IrelandProvincial
Carlow Carlow colours.PNG Red, green and gold Niall Carew
1944
Dublin Dublin colours.PNG Sky blue and navy AIG Dessie Farrell Stephen Cluxton
2020
2020
Kildare Kildare colours.PNG White Jack O'Connor
1928
2000
Laois Laois colours.PNG Blue and white
2003
Longford Tipperary colours.PNG Royal blue and gold Padraic Davis
1968
Louth Cork colours.PNG Red and white Mickey Harte
1957
1957
Meath Gort GAA colours.png Green and gold Andy McEntee
1999
2010
Offaly Offaly colours.PNG White, green and gold John Maughan
1982
1997
Westmeath Galway colours.PNG Maroon and white
2004
Wexford Wexford colours.PNG Purple and gold
1918
1945
Wicklow Tipperary colours.PNG Royal blue and goldJoule Davy Burke Dean Healy
TeamPosition
in 2020
Championship
titles
Last
Championship
title
Carlow First round1 1944
Dublin Winners59 2020
Kildare Semi-finalist13 2000
Laois Semi-finalist6 2003
Longford Quarter-finalist1 1968
Louth First round8 1957
Meath Runners-up21 2010
Offaly Quarter-finalist10 1997
Westmeath Quarter-finalist1 2004
Wexford First round10 1945
Wicklow Quarter-finalist0

History

Development

Following the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884, new rules for Gaelic football and hurling were drawn up and published in the United Irishman newspaper. In 1886, county committees began to be established, with several counties affiliating over the next few years. The GAA ran its inaugural All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1887. The decision to establish that first championship was influenced by several factors. Firstly, inter-club contests in 1885 and 1886 were wildly popular and began to draw huge crowds. Clubs started to travel across the country to play against each other and these matches generated intense interest as the newspapers began to speculate which teams might be considered the best in the country. Secondly, although the number of clubs was growing, many were slow to affiliate to the Association, leaving it short of money. Establishing a central championship held the prospect of enticing GAA clubs to process their affiliations, just as the establishment of the FA Cup had done much in the 1870s to promote the development of the Football Association in England. The championships were open to all affiliated clubs who would first compete in county-based competitions, to be run by local county committees. The winners of each county championship would then proceed to represent that county in the All-Ireland series. [3] For the first and only time in its history the All-Ireland Championship used an open draw format. 12 teams entered the first championship, however, this number increased to 15 in 1888. Because of this, and in an effort to reduce travelling costs, the GAA decided to introduce provincial championships.

Beginnings

The inaugural Leinster Championship featured Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Meath, Queen's County, Wexford and Wicklow. Dublin and Kildare contested the very first match on Sunday 3 June 1888. Wicklow beat Wexford in the third quarter-final a month later, however, a replay was ordered after the game was stopped with ten minutes to go as a result of a pitch invasion, and it was also revealed that Wicklow had played a number of illegal player. Postponements, disqualifications, objections, withdrawals and walkovers were regular occurrences during the initial years of the championship. The inaugural Leinster final between Kilkenny and Wexford was played on Sunday 23 September 1888, with Kilkenny claiming a 1-04 to 0-02 victory.

Team dominance

The first years of the Leinster Championship saw one of the most equitable eras in terms of titles won, with five different teams claiming their inaugural titles between 1888 and 1895. In winning the 1892 Leinster final, Dublin, as well as becoming the first team to retain the title, also set in train a level of championship dominance that continues to the present day. After two decades of dominance, Wexford broke the hegemony by setting a new record of six successive titles between 1913 and 1918. Dublin remained the standard-bearers of the province, however, Kildare emerged as a new force, winning eight titles between 1919 and 1935. Since winning their second ever title in 1939, Meath enjoyed some brief periods of dominance and claimed titles in each of the decades that followed to eventually become second only to Dublin in the all-time roll of honour by 1970. A Dublin resurgence in the 1970s was followed by Meath's most successful era, winning eight titles between 1986 and 2001 under Seán Boylan. The first two decades of the 21st Century has seen Dublin win 16 of a possible 21 Leinster Championship titles, including a new record of ten-in-a-row between 2011 and 2020.

Current format

Overview

The Leinster Championship is a single elimination tournament. Each team is afforded only one defeat before being eliminated from the championship. The draw is seeded, with the previous year's semi-finalists receiving byes to the quarter-finals. Six of the remaining seven teams are drawn together in three first round matches, while the seventh team also receives a bye to the quarter-finals.

In September 2019, the Leinster Council decided against awarding champions Dublin a bye into the semi-final stage; instead deciding to retain the status quo. The Leinster Council did, however, introduce a semi-final draw scheduled for the Sunday night when all quarter-final winners were confirmed, meaning that semi-finalists would not know if they were on the champions' side of the draw until two weeks before the game. [4]

Progression

Teams entering in this roundTeams advancing from previous round
First round
(6 teams)
  • 6 teams drawn at random
Quarter-finals
(8 teams)
  • 4 seeded teams
  • 1 team drawn at random
  • 3 winners from the first round
Semi-finals
(4 teams)
  • 4 winners from the quarter-finals
Final
(2 teams)
  • 2 winners from the semi-finals

Qualification for subsequent competitions

As of the 2021 championship, qualification for the All-Ireland Championship will change due to the creation of a tier 2 championship known as the Tailteann Cup. The Leinster champions will continue to automatically qualify for the All-Ireland Super 8s. National League Division 3 and 4 teams who fail to reach the Leinster final will automatically qualify for the Tailteann Cup. All other teams from Division 1 and 2 will progress to the All-Ireland Qualifiers. [5]

Venues

Croke Park has hosted the Leinster final since the early years of the championship. Croke park hogan stand.jpg
Croke Park has hosted the Leinster final since the early years of the championship.

History

Leinster Championship matches were traditionally played at neutral venues or at a location that was deemed to be halfway between the two participants; however, teams eventually came to home and away agreements. Every second meeting between these teams is played at the home venue of one of them. Championship semi-finals were usually played both on the same day at Croke Park. The selection of Croke Park for the vast majority of Dublin's games in recent years has also come in for criticism in recent years, as it offers a perceived advantage to play in what is effectively their "home" stadium. [6] [7]

Cavan took part in 1895 when Connacht and Ulster championships were abolished between 1893 and 1899. London played Louth in 1913 championship.

Attendances

Stadium attendances are a significant source of regular income for the Leinster Council and for the teams involved. For the 2018 championship, gate receipts fell by almost 30% to €1,879,326, compared to €2,634,837 the previous year. The average attendance for the entire series of games was just over 20,000, down from a peak of over 60,000 in 2002. [8] [9] The 2006 final between Dublin and Offaly saw a record attendance of 81,754. [10]

Roll of honour

TeamWinsYears wonRunners-upYears runners up
1 Dublin 591891, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1941, 1942, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 231890, 1895, 1910, 1912, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1944, 1957, 1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001
2 Meath 211895, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2010221894, 1896, 1911, 1923, 1930, 1950, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020
3 Kildare 131903, 1905, 1919, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1956, 1998, 2000221891, 1906, 1908, 1916, 1920, 1921, 1925, 1936, 1938, 1946, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1978, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2017
5 Wexford 101890, 1893, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1925, 1945161888, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1924, 1926, 1932, 1933, 1939, 1948, 1953, 1956, 2008, 2011
Offaly 101960, 1961, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982, 199791907, 1945, 1954, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1979, 1983, 2006
6 Louth 81909, 1910, 1912, 1943, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1957141889, 1892, 1900, 1905, 1913, 1914, 1918, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1952, 1958, 1960, 2010
7 Laois 61889, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1946, 2003151929, 1940, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1981, 1985, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2018
8 Kilkenny 31888, 1900, 191151893, 1903, 1904, 1909, 1922
9 Westmeath 1200441931, 1949, 2015, 2016
Carlow 1194421941, 1942
Longford 1196811965
12 Wicklow 011897

Finals

2020 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3-21 - 0-9 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Referee: Derek O'Mahoney (Tipperary)
Man of the Match: Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)
Dean Rock 1-7 (0-5f, 1 '45), Sean Bugler 1-2, Niall Scully 1-1, Ciaran Kilkenny 0-4, Paddy Small 0-3 (0-2m), Con O'Callaghan 0-2, John Small and Paul Mannion (0-1f) 0-1 each Report Jordan Morris 0-4 (0-1f), Bryan Menton, Cillian O'Sulivan, Thomas O'Reilly (0-1f), Joey Wallace, Jason Scully 0-1 each

2019 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-17 - 0-4 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 47,027
Referee: Sean Hurson (Tyrone)
Man of the Match: Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
Dean Rock 0-4 (0-1f), Con O'Callaghan 1-0, Cormac Costello (0-2f, 1 '45) and Paul Mannion 0-3 each, Jack McCaffrey 0-2, Philly McMahon, Brian Fenton, Brian Howard, Ciaran Kilkenny, Paddy Andrews 0-1 each Report Michael Newman 0-3 and Bryan Menton 0-1

2018 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-25 - 0-10 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Croke Park
Attendance: 41,728
Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)
Man of the Match: Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock)
Dean Rock 0-8 (0-5f, 1 '45), Ciaran Kilkenny 1-4, Cormac Costello 0-4, Brian Fenton, Con O'Callaghan, Paddy Andrews 0-2 each, Brian Howard, Niall Scully, Paul Mannion 0-1 each Report Donie Kingston 0-4 (0-2f), Alan Farrell and Gary Walsh 0-2 each, Kieran Lillis and Evan O'Carroll 0-1 each

2017 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-23 - 1-17 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Croke Park
Attendance: 66,734
Referee: Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Man of the Match: Con O'Callaghan (Cuala)
Con O'Callaghan 0-12 (0-6f), Bernard Brogan 0-5, James McCarthy and Dean Rock 1-0 each, Ciaran Kilkenny 0-2, Paul Mannion, Paddy Andrews, Shane B. Carthy, Brian Howard 0-1 each Report Paddy Brophy 1-3 (0-1f), Kevin Feely 0-5 (0-4f), Daniel Flynn and Cathal McNally 0-2 each, Johnny Byrne, Keith Cribbin, Niall Kelly, David Slattery, Fionn Dowling 0-1 each

2016 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-19 - 0-10 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath Croke Park
Attendance: 38,885
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)
Man of the Match: Bernard Brogan (St. OP/ER)
Dean Rock 0-8f, Bernard Brogan 1-4, Kevin McManamon 1-2, Paddy Andrews 0-2, John Small, Paul Flynn, Diarmuid Connolly 0-1 each Report John Heslin 0-6 (0-5f), Ger Egan 0-2, Denis Corroon, Callum McCormack 0-1 each

2015 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-13 - 0-06 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath Croke Park
Attendance: 47,840
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Man of the Match: Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincents)
Bernard Brogan 1-1, Jack McCaffrey 1-0, Ciaran Kilkenny and Diarmuid Connolly 0-3 each, Dean Rock 0-2f, Philip McMahon, James McCarthy, Michael Darragh Macauley, Alan Brogan 0-1 each. Report John Heslin 0-3 (0-2f), Kieran Martin 0-2, Francis Boyle 0-1

2014 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3-20 – 1-10 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 62,660
Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)
Man of the Match: Kevin McManamon (St. Judes)
Bernard Brogan 1-6 (0-4f), Kevin McManamon 1-5, Eoghan O’Gara 1-1, Diarmuid Connolly, Stephen Cluxton (1 '45), Cian O’Sullivan, Alan Brogan, Jack McCaffrey, Paul Flynn, Dean Rock, Cormac Costello 0-1 each Report Mickey Newman 1-2 (0-1f), Shane O’Rourke (0-2f), Andy Tormey, Stephen Bray 0-2 each, Damien Carroll and David Bray 0-1 each

2013 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-15 – 0-14 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 54,485
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)
Man of the Match: Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock)
Paul Mannion 1-4 (0-2f), Paul Flynn 1-1, Stephen Cluxton (0-2f, 0-1 ’45′) and Ciaran Kilkenny 0-3 each, Dean Rock 0-2 (0-1f), Diarmuid Connolly, Bernard Brogan (0-1f) 0-1 each. Report Michael Newman 0-8 (0-6f), Stephen Bray and Eamonn Wallace 0-2 each, Brian Meade and Joe Sheridan 0-1 each

2012 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-13 - 1-13 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 69,657
Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)
Man of the Match: Bernard Brogan (St. OP/ER)
Bernard Brogan 1-7 (0-4f), Denis Bastick 1-0, Alan Brogan and Eoghan O'Gara 0-2 each, James McCarthy and Kevin McManamon 0-1 each Report Brian Farrell 0-7 (0-6f), Jamie Queeney 1-0, Graham Reilly 0-3, Donnacha Tobin, Joe Sheridan (1 '45), Stephen Bray 0-1 each

2011 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-12 - 1-12 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford Croke Park
Attendance: 43,983
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Man of the Match: Alan Brogan (St. OP/ER)
James McCarthy 1-0, Alan Brogan and Bernard Brogan (0-1f) 0-3 each, Stephen Cluxton (1 '45), Denis Bastick, Paul Flynn, Bryan Cullen, Kevin McManamon, Ross McConnell 0-1 each, Graeme Molloy 1-0 o.g. Report Ben Brosnan 0-9 (0-5f, 2 '45), Redmond Barry 1-0, Ciaran Lyng 0-2, Adrian Flynn 0-1

2010 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1-12 - 1-10 Colours of Louth.svg Louth Croke Park
Attendance: 48,875
Referee: Martin Sludden (Tyrone)
Man of the Match: Eamonn McAuley (Na Piarsaigh)
Graham Reilly and Cian Ward (0-4f) 0-4 each, Joe Sheridan 1-0, Stephen Bray 0-2, Anthony Moyles and Nigel Crawford 0-1 each Report JP Rooney 1-1, Brian White 0-4 (0-1f), Colm Judge 0-2 (0-1f), Paddy Keenan, Andy McDonnell, Adrian Reid 0-1 each

2009 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-15 - 0-18 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Croke Park
Attendance: 74,573
Referee: Pat McEnaney (Monaghan)
Bernard Brogan 0–7 (0-2f), Barry Cahill and Jason Sherlock 1–1 each, Conal Keaney 0–3 (0-2f), Alan Brogan 0–2, Ciaran Whelan 0–1 Report Ken Donnelly 0–3, Mikey Conway, James Kavanagh, Padraig O'Neill, Ronan Sweeney, Alan Smith, John Doyle 0–2 each, Dermot Earley, Robert Kelly, Eamon Callaghan 0–1 each

2008 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3–23 - 0-9 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford Croke Park
Attendance: 80,112
Referee: Gearoid Ó Conamha (Galway)
Alan Brogan 1-4 (1 '45), Diarmuid Connolly 1-3, Conal Keaney 0-6 (0-4f), Tomás Quinn 0-4f, Mark Vaughan 1–0, Jason Sherlock 0–3, Collie Moran, Barry Cahill, Shane Ryan 0–1 each Report Ciarán Lyng 0-4f, Eric Bradley and Matty Forde 0-2 each, Redmond Barry 0–1

2007 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3-14 - 1-14 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Croke Park
Attendance: 81,394
Referee: Michael Hughes (Tyrone)
Mark Vaughan 1-6 (0-5f), Alan Brogan and Bernard Brogan 1-1 each, Ciaran Whelan and Conal Keaney (0-1f) 0-2 each, Tomás Quinn and Ger Brennan 0-1 each Report MJ Tierney 0-7 (0-6f, 1 '45), Ross Munnelly 1-1, Colm Parkinson 0-3, Brian McCormack, Peter O'Leary, Billy Sheehan 0-1 each

2006 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-15 - 0-9 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Croke Park
Attendance: 81,754
Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)
Tomás Quinn 0-7 (0-3f), Jason Sherlock 1-1, Alan Brogan 0-4, Conal Keaney 0-3 (0-1f) Report Niall McNamee 0-4 (0-1f), Ciaran McManus (0-2f) and Thomas Deehan 0-2 each, Alan McNamee 0-1

2005 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 0-14 - 0-13 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Croke Park
Attendance: 81,025
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Tomás Quinn 0-4 (0-3f, 1 '45), Bryan Cullen 0-3, Jason Sherlock 0-2, Stephen O'Shaughnessy, Ciaran Whelan, Collie Moran, Alan Brogan, Conal Keaney 0-1 each Report Ross Munnelly 0-5 (0-2f), Chris Conway 0-4 (0-2f), Noel Garvan and Donie Brennan 0-2 each

2004 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 0-13 - 0-13 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Croke Park
Attendance: 56,000
Referee: Pat McEnaney (Monaghan)
Denis Glennon 0-5, Dessie Dolan 0-4 (0-3f), Fergal Wilson (0-2f) and Joe Fallon 0-2 each Report Brian McDonald 0-4 (0-2f), Ross Munnelly, Chris Conway, Shane Cooke (0-2f) 0-2 each, Darren Rooney, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Mick Lawlor 0-1 each

2004 Replay Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 0-12 - 0-10 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Croke Park
Attendance: 38,300
Referee: Mick Monahan (Kildare)
Alan Mangan 0-4, Dessie Dolan 0-3 (0-1f), Denis Glennon 0-2, Michael Ennis, Brian Morley, Fergal Wilson (0-1f) 0-1 each Report Ross Munnelly 0-3f, Kevin Fitzpatrick 0-2, Tom Kelly, Padraig Clancy, Brian McDonald, Donie Brennan, Colm Parkinson 0-1 each

2003 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 2-13 - 1-13 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Croke Park
Attendance: 61,786
Referee: Seamus McCormack (Meath)
Brian McDonald 1-2, Ross Munnelly 1-1, Ian Fitzgerald 0-4, Tom Kelly 0-2, Padraig Clancy, Gary Kavanagh, Barry Brennan, Donal Miller 0-1 each Report John Doyle 0-5 (0-4f), Patrick Murray 0-4 (0-3f), Ronan Sweeney 1-0 pen, Stuart McKenzie-Smith 0-2, Glenn Ryan and Padraig Brennan 0-1 each

2002 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2-13 - 2-11 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Croke Park
Attendance: 78,033
Referee: Michael Collins (Cork)
Ray Cosgrove 1-4 (0-2f), Alan Brogan 1-2, John McNally 0-3 (1 '45), Senan Connell 0-2, Paddy Christie and Ciaran Whelan 0-1 Report Tadhg Fennin 2-2, John Doyle 0-7 (0-5f), Karl O'Dwyer and Patrick Murray 0-1 each

2001 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 2-11 - 0-14 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park
Attendance: 66,275
Referee: Michael Curley (Galway)
Richie Kealy 1-1, Graham Geraghty 1-0, Evan Kelly and Trevor Giles (1 '45) 0-3 each, Donal Curtis 0-2, Ollie Murphy and Ray Magee 0-1 each Report Collie Moran 0-4, Ciaran Whelan, Dessie Farrell, Wayne McCarthy (0-3f) 0-3 each, Jason Sherlock 0-1

2000 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 0-14 - 0-14 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park
Attendance: 50,066
Referee: Paddy Russell (Tipperary)
Padraig Brennan 0-5 (0-4f), John Doyle (0-2f) and Tadhg Fennin 0-3 each, Anthony Rainbow, Martin Lynch, Ronan Sweeney 0-1 each Report Brian Stynes, Collie Moran, Jason Sherlock 0-3 each, Johnny Magee, Ciaran Whelan, Dessie Farrell, Jim Gavin (0-1f), Vinnie Murphy 0-1 each

2000 Replay Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 2-11 - 0-12 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park
Attendance: 51,156
Referee: Pat McEnaney (Monaghan)
Padraig Brennan 0-5 (0-4f), Dermot Earley and Tadhg Fennin 1-0 each, Willie McCreery and John Doyle (0-2f) 0-2 each, Martin Lynch and Bryan Murphy 0-1 each Report Collie Moran 0-3, Ciaran Whelan, Jim Gavin (0-2f), Dessie Farrell 0-2 each, Brian Stynes (0-1f), Jason Sherlock, Vinnie Murphy (0-1f) 0-1 each

1999 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1-14 - 0-12 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park
Attendance: 56,315
Referee: Michael Curley (Galway)
Ollie Murphy 1-5, Trevor Giles 0-5 (0-4f), Graham Geraghty 0-2, Hank Traynor and Nigel Nestor 0-1 each Report Declan Darcy 0-6f, Jim Gavin 0-5 (0-3f), Ciaran Whelan 0-1

1998 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 1-12 - 0-10 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 62,504
Referee: John Bannon (Longford)
Padraig Graven 0-4f, Bryan Murphy 1-0, Willie McCreery, Eddie McCormack, Karl O'Dwyer 0-2 each, Anthony Rainbow and Declan Kerrigan 0-1 each Report Trevor Giles (0-2f) and Ray Magee (0-2f) 0-3 each, John McDermott, Tommy Dowd, Ollie Murphy, Jody Devine 0-1 each

1997 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 3-17 - 1-15 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 46,047
Referee: Brian White (Wexford)
Man of the Match: Vinny Claffey (Doon)
Roy Malone 2-0, Vinny Claffey 1-5, Colm Quinn 0-4, David Reynolds (0-1f) and Peter Brady 0-3 each, Ciaran McManus (0-1f) and Ronan Mooney 0-1 eachBrendan Reilly 0-7 (0-3f, 1 '45), Jimmy McGuinness 1-2, Trevor Giles and Ollie Murphy 0-3 each

1996 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 0–10 – 0–8 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park
Attendance: 55,182
Referee: Brian White (Wexford)
Man of the Match: John McDermott (Skryne)
Trevor Giles 0-4 (0-3f), Tommy Dowd and Brendan Reilly 0-2 each, Evan Kelly and Barry Callaghan 0-1 eachCharlie Redmond 0-4 (1f, 1'45), Ciaran Whelan 0-2, Eamon Heery and Brian Stynes 0-1 each

1995 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-18 - 1-8 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 63,000
Referee: Pat Casserly (Westmeath)
Charlie Redmond 0-7 (0-6f), Paul Clarke 1-2, Dessie Farrell 0-3 (0-1f), Paul Curran and Jason Sherlock 0-2 each, Jim Gavin and Mick Galvin 0-1 each Report Evan Kelly 1-0, Trevor Giles 0-3f, Colm O'Rourke 0-2 (0-1f), Graham Geraghty, Jody Devine, Brian Stafford (0-1f) 0-1 each

1994 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-09 - 1-08 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park
Attendance: 50,172
Referee: Brian White (Wexford)
Charlie Redmond 1-4 (0-4f), Brian Stynes 0-2, Niall Guiden, Dessie Farrell, Paul Clarke 0-1 each Report Graham Geraghty 1-2, Jimmy McGuinness, Brendan Reilly, Colm O'Rourke, Bernard Flynn, Tommy Dowd, PJ Gillic 0-1 each

1993 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 0-11 - 0-7 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Croke Park
Attendance: 59,696
Referee: Tommy McDermott (Cavan)
Man of the Match: Jack Sheedy (Lucan Sarsfields)
Charlie Redmond 0-5 (0-3f, 1 '45), Pat Gilroy, Dessie Farrell, Paul Bealin, Vinnie Murphy, Mick Galvin, Johnny Barr 0-1 each Report Niall Buckley 0-4f, Sean McGovern, Johnny McDonald, Declan Kerrigan 0-1 each

1992 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1-13 - 0-10 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Croke Park
Attendance: 60,271
Referee: Brian White (Wexford)
Man of the Match: Keith Barr (Erin's Isle)
Charlie Redmond 0-5 (0-4f,1'45), Keith Barr 1-0, Vinnie Murphy 0-3, Paul Curran, Eamon Heery, Paul Clarke, Dessie Farrell, Mick Galvin 0-1 each Report Niall Buckley 0-4 (0-3f), Martin Lynch and Paul McLoughlin 0-2, Brian Fahy and Johnny McDonald 0-1 each

1991 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1-11 - 0-8 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Croke Park
Attendance: 28,157
Referee: Tommy Howard (Kildare)
Man of the Match: Martin O'Connell (St. Michaels)
Brian Stafford 0-5 (0-4f), David Beggy 1-0, Bernard Flynn 0-3, Colm Coyle 0-2, Colm O'Rourke 0-1Michael Turley 0-4 (0-3f), Leo Turley 0-2, Pat Roe and Colm Maher 0-1 each

1990 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1-14 - 0-14 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin Croke Park
Attendance: 53,847
Referee: Paddy Collins (Westmeath)
Man of the Match: Dave Foran (Thomas Davis)
Brian Stafford 0-8 (0-6f), Colm O'Rourke 1-1, Bernard Flynn 0-2, Martin O'Connell, David Beggy, PJ Gillic 0-1 each Report Barney Rock 0-5f, Paul Clarke and Kieran Duff (0-2f) 0-2 each, Keith Barr, Vinnie Murphy, Charlie Redmond, Joe McNally, Leo Close 0-1 each

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2–12 – 1–10 Colours of Meath.svg Meath

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 2–05 – 0–09 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1–13 – 0–12 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 0–09 – 0–07 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 0–10 – 0–04 Colours of Laois.svg Laois

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2–10 – 1–09 Colours of Meath.svg Meath

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2–13 – 1–11 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1–16 – 1–07 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1–18 – 3–09 Colours of Laois.svg Laois

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1–10 – 1–08 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1–08 – 0–09 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1–17 – 1–06 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1–09 – 0–08 Colours of Meath.svg Meath

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2–08 – 1–09 Colours of Meath.svg Meath

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3–13 – 0–08 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1–14 – 1–09 Colours of Meath.svg Meath

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 3–21 – 2–12 Colours of Meath.svg Meath

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1–18 – 2–08 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 2–14 – 0–06 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 2–22 – 5–12 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 3–07 – 1–08 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare

Colours of Longford.svg Longford 3–09 – 1–04 Colours of Laois.svg Laois

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 0–08 – 0–06 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 1–09 – 1–08 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3–06 – 0–09 Colours of Longford.svg Longford

Colours of Meath.svg Meath 2–12 – 1–07 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2–11 – 2–09 Colours of Laois.svg Laois

Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 2–08 – 1–07 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 1–13 – 1–08 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Attendance: 26,826

Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 0–10 – 1–06 Colours of Louth.svg Louth

Dublin 1–18 – 2–08 Laois

Dublin 1–11 – 1–06 Louth

Louth 2–09 – 1–07 Dublin

Kildare 2–11 – 1–08 Wexford

Dublin 5–12 – 0–07 Meath

Meath 4–07 – 2–10 Offaly

Louth 1–07 – 0–07 Wexford

Meath 1–06 – 0–08 Louth

Meath 4–09 – 0–03 Laois

Louth 1–03 – 1–03 Meath

Louth 3–05 – 0–13 Meath

Meath 4–05 – 0–06 Westmeath

Louth 2–10 – 2–05 Wexford

Meath 3–07 – 1–07 Laois

Laois 0–11 – 1–06 Kildare
Croke Park
Attendance: 27,353

Wexford 1–09 – 1–04 Offaly
O'Moore Park
Attendance: 9,873

Carlow 2–06 – 1–06 Dublin

Louth 3–16 – 2–04 Laois

Dublin 0–08 – 0–06 Carlow

Dublin 4–06 – 1–04 Carlow

Meath 2–07 – 1–07 Laois

Meath 2–07 – 2–03 Wexford

Laois 2–08 – 1–03 Kildare

Laois 0–12 – 0–04 Louth
Croke Park
Attendance: 15,317

Laois 3–03 – 0–08 Kildare
Croke Park
Attendance: 13,567

Kildare 0–08 – 0–06 Louth

Dublin 1–02 – 0–05 Louth

Dublin 3–02 – 2–05 Louth

Dublin 2–09 – 1–10 Louth

Dublin 0–09 – 1–04 Wexford

Dublin 0–08 – 1–05 Wexford

Dublin 4–06 – 1–05 Wexford

Kildare 2–09 – 1–06 Westmeath

Kildare 0–06 – 1–03 Meath

Kildare 2–06 – 1–02 Meath

Kildare 2–03 – 0–06 Laois

Kildare 0–10 – 1–06 Dublin

Kildare 0–05 – 0–03 Dublin

Kildare 2–08 – 1–05 Wexford

Wexford 2–07 – 0–03 Kildare

Dublin 1–04 – 1–04 Wexford

Dublin 3–05 – 2–03 Wexford

Dublin 3–05 – 0–00 Meath

Dublin 1–07 – 0–02 Kilkenny

Dublin 0–06 – 1–03 Kildare

Dublin 3–03 – 1–02 Kildare

Dublin 1–03 – 0–03 Kildare

Kildare 1–03 – 1–02 Dublin

Wexford 2–05 – 1–04 Louth

Wexford 1–03 – 1–01 Dublin

Wexford 1–07 – 1–00 Kildare

Wexford 2–02 – 2–02 Dublin

Wexford 2–05 – 1–04 Dublin

Wexford 3–06 – 0–01 Louth

Wexford 2–03 – 2–02 Louth

Louth 1–02 – 1–01 Dublin

Kilkenny 2–04 – 1–01 Meath
Inchicore

Louth 0–03 – 0–00 Dublin

Louth 2–09 – 0–04 Kilkenny

Dublin 1–07 – 0–03 Kildare

Dublin 1–11 – 0–04 Offaly

Dublin 1–09 – 0–08 Kildare

Kildare 0–12 – 1–07 Louth

Dublin 0–05 – 0–01 Kilkenny

Kildare 1–02 – 0–05 Kilkenny

Kildare 1–06 – 1–05 Kilkenny

Kildare 0–09 – 0–01 Kilkenny

Dublin 2–04 – 0–02 Wexford

Dublin 1–05 – 0–05 Wexford

Dublin 1–09 – 0–01 Wexford
Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0–12 – 0–02 Louth
Inchicore

Dublin 1–07 – 0–03 Wexford

Dublin 2–06 – 0–00 Wexford

Dublin 1–09 – 0–03 Wicklow

Dublin 2–04 – 1–05 Meath

Meath 0–06 – 0–02 Dublin

Dublin 0–04 – 0–04 Meath

Dublin 0–02 – 0–02 Meath

Dublin 1–08 – 1–02 Meath

Wexford 0–01 – 0–05 Kilkenny

Dublin w/o – scr. Louth
Clonturk

Dublin w/o – scr. Kildare
Clonturk

Wexford 1–03 – 1–02 Dublin

Laois 0–03 – 0–02 Louth
Inchicore

Kilkenny 1–04 – 0–02 Wexford
Inchicore

Managers

Managers in the Leinster Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training, team selection, and sourcing of players from the club championships. Their influence varies from county-to-county and is related to the individual county boards. From 2018, all inter-county head coaches must be Award 2 qualified. The manager is assisted by a team of two or three selectors and an extensive backroom team consisting of various coaches. Prior to the development of the concept of a manager in the 1970s, teams were usually managed by a team of selectors with one member acting as chairman.

Winning managers (1971–present)
ManagerTeam(s)WinsWinning years
Colours of Meath.svg Seán Boylan Meath81986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2001
Colours of Dublin.svg Kevin Heffernan Dublin71974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985
Colours of Dublin.svg Jim Gavin Dublin72013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Colours of Dublin.svg Paul Caffrey Dublin42005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Colours of Westmeath.svg Tom Gilhooley Offaly31971, 1972, 1973
Colours of Longford.svg Eugene McGee Offaly31980, 1981, 1982
Colours of Dublin.svg Pat O'Neill Dublin31993, 1994, 1995
Colours of Kerry.svg Mick O'Dwyer Kildare
Laois
2
1
1998, 2000
2003
Colours of Dublin.svg Pat Gilroy Dublin32009, 2011, 2012
Colours of Dublin.svg Tony Hanahoe Dublin21977, 1978
Colours of Dublin.svg Tommy Lyons Offaly
Dublin
21997, 2002
Colours of Dublin.svg Gerry McCaul Dublin11989
Colours of Dublin.svg Paddy Cullen Dublin11992
Colours of Kerry.svg Páidí Ó Sé Westmeath12004
Colours of Meath.svg Éamonn O'Brien Meath12010
Colours of Dublin.svg Dessie Farrell Dublin12020

Trophy and medals

Stephen Cluxton of Dublin has won a record 16 Leinster medals. Kickout 2012.jpg
Stephen Cluxton of Dublin has won a record 16 Leinster medals.

At the end of the Leinster final, the winning team is presented with a trophy. The Delaney Cup is held by the winning team until the following year's final. Traditionally, the presentation is made at a special rostrum in the Hogan Stand of Croke Park where GAA and political dignitaries and special guests view the match.

The cup is decorated with ribbons in the colours of the winning team. During the game the cup actually has both teams' sets of ribbons attached and the runners-up ribbons are removed before the presentation. The winning captain accepts the cup on behalf of his team before giving a short speech. Individual members of the winning team and management then have an opportunity to come to the rostrum to lift the cup.

The current cup was first presented after the 1953 final, however, it would be another 50 years before it was named the Delaney Cup. [11] The Delaney brothers were a famous Gaelic football family from Portlaoise who lined out at club, county and provincial level. [12]

In accordance with GAA rules, the Leinster Council awards up to twenty-six gold medals to the winners of the Leinster final.

Sponsorship

Since 1994, the Leinster Championship has been sponsored. The sponsor has usually been able to determine the championship's sponsorship name.

PeriodSponsor(s)Name
1888-1993No main sponsorThe Leinster Championship
1994-2007 Flag of Ireland.svg Bank of Ireland The Bank of Ireland Leinster Championship
2008-2009 Flag of Japan.svg Toyota, Ulster Bank, Flag of Ireland.svg Vodafone The Leinster GAA Football Championship
2010 Flag of Ireland.svg SuperValu, Ulster Bank, Flag of Ireland.svg Vodafone The Leinster GAA Football Championship
2011-2013 Flag of Ireland.svg SuperValu, Ulster Bank, Flag of Ireland.svg Eircom The Leinster GAA Football Championship
2014 Flag of Ireland.svg SuperValu, Flag of Ireland.svg GAAGO, Flag of Ireland.svg Eircom The Leinster GAA Football Championship
2015 Flag of Ireland.svg SuperValu, Flag of Ireland.svg AIB, Flag of Ireland.svg Eircom The Leinster GAA Football Championship
2016- Flag of Ireland.svg SuperValu, Flag of Ireland.svg AIB, Flag of Ireland.svg Eir The Leinster GAA Football Championship

Records and statistics

Teams by decade

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Leinster Senior Football Championship titles, is as follows:

Other records

Gaps

  • Longest gaps between successive Leinster titles:
    • 57 years: Laois (1946-2003)
    • 44 years: Meath (1895-1939)
    • 42 years: Kildare (1956-1998)
    • 31 years: Louth (1912-1943)
    • 20 years: Wexford (1925-1945)

Longest undefeated run

The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 30 games held by Dublin. It began with a 1-16 to 0-11 win over Laois on 5 June 2011 and continues as of a 3-21 to 0-09 win over Meath on 21 November 2020. [13]

Players

Top scorers

All time

As of 2020 championship
Pos.NameTeamGoalsPointsTotal
1 Brian Stafford Meath 9152179
2 Barney Rock Dublin 10136166
3 Tony McTague Offaly 3149158
4 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 10125155
5 Charlie Redmond Dublin 6124142

By year

YearTop scorerTeamScoreTotal
1968John Lalor Laois 1-2225
1969 Jack Berry Wexford 2-1824
1970Jim Hanniffy Longford 1-2124
Tony Brennan Meath 0-21
1971 Tony McTague Offaly 1-2023
1972 Tony McTague Offaly 0-1414
1973 Tony McTague Offaly 0-2222
1974 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 1-2427
1975 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 1-2326
1976 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 4-1123
1977Vincent Henry Offaly 1-1821
1978 John McCarthy Dublin 4-0921
1979 Seán Lowry Offaly 0-2121
1980 Matt Connor Offaly 3-2231
1981Tom Prendergast Laois 6-0523
Matt Connor Offaly 1-20
1982 Barney Rock Dublin 1-1821
1983 Matt Connor Offaly 3-1928
1984 Matt Connor Offaly 2-1723
1985 Barney Rock Dublin 2-1319
1986Robert McHugh Wicklow 0-1616
1987 Barney Rock Dublin 0-2323
1988John McCormack Longford 1-2124
1989 Brian Stafford Meath 1-1922
1990Mick Turley Laois 2-1218
1991 Brian Stafford Meath 4-4860
1992 Charlie Redmond Dublin 1-2023
1993Niall Buckley Kildare 1-1720
1994 Charlie Redmond Dublin 3-2029
1995 Charlie Redmond Dublin 0-2323
1996Anthony Keating Carlow 1-1922
1997 Trevor Giles Meath 2-1824
1998Ger Heavin Westmeath 2-1420
1999 Dessie Dolan Westmeath 2-1319
2000Leigh O'Brien Wexford 0-2121
2001 Trevor Giles Meath 1-1417
2002 Ray Cosgrove Dublin 3-1221
2003 Brian McDonald Laois 2-1319
2004 Dessie Dolan Westmeath 1-2326
2005 Tomás Quinn Dublin 0-2020
2006 Mattie Forde Wexford 1-1922
2007 Mark Vaughan Dublin 2-1723
2008 Alan Brogan Dublin 2-1218
2009 Bernard Brogan Dublin 2-1723
2010 Cian Ward Meath 1-2124
2011 Ben Brosnan Wexford 0-2929
2012 Brian Farrell Meath 0-2929
2013Michael Newman Meath 0-2222
2014Michael Newman Meath 4-0416
Ross Munnelly Laois 0-16
2015 John Heslin Westmeath 1-2326
2016 Dean Rock Dublin 1-2831
2017 Dean Rock Dublin 2-1117
Con O'Callaghan Dublin 0-17
2018 Dean Rock Dublin 2-1622
2019 Cormac Costello Dublin 1-2427
2020 Jordan Morris Meath 4-0921

Single game

YearTop scorerTeamScoreTotal
1995 Damien Delaney Laois 2-0511
1996Dessie Barry Longford 2-0511
1997 Trevor Giles Meath 2-0814
1998Dessie Barry Longford 0-099
1999 Dessie Dolan Westmeath 1-0710
2000Tommy Gill Wicklow 1-069
Pádraig Davis Longford 0-09
2001 Ollie Murphy Meath 2-028
Pádraig Davis Longford 1-05
Pádraig Davis Longford 1-05
Ger Heavin Westmeath 1-05
Trevor Giles Meath 1-05
Pádraig Brennan Kildare 0-08
2002 Ray Cosgrove Dublin 2-039
Ciaran McManus Offaly 1-06
2003 Dessie Dolan Westmeath 1-0710
2004 Dessie Dolan Westmeath 1-0710
2005 Tomás Quinn Dublin 0-1010
2006 Mattie Forde Wexford 0-1212
2007 Brian Kavanagh Longford 2-0612
2008 Alan Brogan Dublin 1-0710
2009 Bernard Brogan Dublin 2-0814
2010 Bernard Brogan Dublin 2-0410
2011 Shane Roche Wexford 2-0410
Ciarán Lyng Wexford 0-10
2012 Bernard Brogan Dublin 2-0511
2013 Michael Newman Meath 0-099
2014 Michael Newman Meath 3-0211
2015 John Heslin Westmeath 1-0912
2016 Dean Rock Dublin 1-1013
2017 Con O'Callaghan Dublin 0-1212
2018 Ciarán Kilkenny Dublin 1-0710
2019 Cormac Costello Dublin 1-1215
2020 Jordan Morris Meath 3-0413

Finals

YearTop scorerTeamScoreTotal
1966 Murty O'Sullivan Meath 0-055
Jack Donnelly Kildare
1967 Tony Brennan Meath 0-044
1968 Seán Donnelly Longford 2-017
1969 Jack Donnelly Kildare 0-055
1970 Tony Brennan Meath 0-1010
1971 Tony McTague Offaly 0-099
1972 Tony McTague Offaly 0-066
1973 Tony McTague Offaly 0-1111
1974 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 1-0811
1975 Brian Mullins Dublin 2-006
1976 Colm O'Rourke Meath 1-014
Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 0-04
1977 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 0-066
1978 Jimmy Keaveney Dublin 0-077
1979 Seán Lowry Offaly 0-066
1980 Matt Connor Offaly 1-0710
1981 Willie Brennan Laois 1-036
Brendan Lowry Offaly
Matt Connor Offaly 0-06
1982 Séamus Darby Offaly 1-036
1983 Matt Connor Offaly 1-0710
1984 Kieran Duff Dublin 1-047
1985 Barney Rock Dublin 0-066
1986 Finian Murtagh Meath 0-033
Colm O'Rourke Meath
Barney Rock Dublin
1987 Mattie McCabe Meath 1-025
Brian Stafford Meath 0-05
1988 P. J. Gillic Meath 1-036
1989 Vinnie Murphy Dublin 1-025
Brian Stafford Meath 0-05
1990 Brian Stafford Meath 0-088
1991 Brian Stafford Meath 0-055
1992 Charlie Redmond Dublin 0-055
1993 Charlie Redmond Dublin 0-055
1994 Charlie Redmond Dublin 1-047
1995 Charlie Redmond Dublin 0-077
1996 Trevor Giles Meath 0-044
1997 Vinny Claffey Offaly 1-058
1998 Pádraig Graven Kildare 0-044
1999 Ollie Murphy Meath 1-058
2000 Pádraig Brennan Kildare 0-055
2001 Richie Kealy Meath 1-014
Collie Moran Dublin 0-04
2002 Tadhg Fennin Kildare 2-028
2003 Brian McDonald Laois 1-025
John Doyle Kildare 0-05
2004 Denis Glennon Westmeath 0-055
2005 Ross Munnelly Laois 0-055
2006 Tomás Quinn Dublin 0-077
2007 Mark Vaughan Dublin 1-069
2008 Alan Brogan Dublin 1-047
2009 Bernard Brogan Dublin 0-077
2010 Brian White Louth 0-044
Graham Reilly Meath
Cian Ward Meath
2011 Ben Brosnan Wexford 0-099
2012 Bernard Brogan Dublin 1-0710
2013 Michael Newman Meath 0-088
2014 Bernard Brogan Dublin 1-069
2015 Bernard Brogan Dublin 1-014
2016 Dean Rock Dublin 0-088
2017 Con O'Callaghan Dublin 0-1212
2018 Dean Rock Dublin 0-088
2019 Dean Rock Dublin 0-044
2020 Dean Rock Dublin 1-0710

Leinster medal winners

RankPlayerTeamNo.Years
1 Stephen Cluxton Dublin 162002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
2 Bernard Brogan Dublin 132006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3 Philly McMahon Dublin 122008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Paddy Andrews Dublin 122008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
4 Alan Brogan Dublin 112002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Diarmuid Connolly Dublin 112007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Cian O'Sullivan Dublin 112009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Team progress since 2001

Below is a record of each county's performance since the introduction of the qualifier system to the All-Ireland series in 2001. Qualifiers did not occur from 2020 onwards due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games.

Key
Winner
Final
Semi Final
Quarter Final / Super 8s
Qualifier Rounds 1-4 / Tommy Murphy Cup
Championship 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carlow Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 TM TM Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q1 Q1
Dublin QF SF Q3 QF QF SF SF QF QF SF W SF W SF W W W W W
Kildare Q3 Q4 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2 QF QF SF QF QF Q3 Q4 QF Q3 Q4 S8s Q3
Laois Q3 Q3 QF Q4 QF QF Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q2 QF Q4 Q3 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q4 Q4
Longford Q1 Q2 Q1 Q3 Q1 Q4 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q3 Q3 Q2 Q2 Q1
Louth Q3 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q1 Q3 Q1 Q1 Q4 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1
Meath F Q4 Q3 Q2 Q3 Q3 SF Q1 SF QF Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4 Q2 Q2 Q3 Q1 S8s
Offaly Q2 Q2 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 TM Q1 Q1 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q3
Westmeath QF Q2 Q1 QF Q2 QF Q2 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q4 Q4 Q2 Q1 Q3
Wexford Q1 Q1 Q1 Q3 Q2 Q3 Q1 SF Q2 Q3 Q4 Q2 Q3 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1
Wicklow Q2 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 TM TM Q4 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1

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