HISTORIC FOOTBALL FINAL ON SEPTEMBER 19
History will be made in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship
on Sunday, September 19 when Cork and Down meet for the first time at
level. Down clinched a place in the final for the first time since 1994
with a two point
(1-16 to 1-14) win over Kildare in last Sunday's semi-final.
It's the sixth time that Down have reached the final and, remarkably,
won all previous five in 1960-61-68-91-94. Cork and Down have met only
before in the championship. That was back in the 1994 All-Ireland
which Down won by 1-13 to 0-11.
Cork will be bidding to win the title for the first time since 1990 and
for the 7th
time in all. They have reached four finals since 1990 but lost them all
(1993), Meath (1999), Kerry (2007) and Kerry (2009).
Cork will also be in the ESB GAA Football Minor All-Ireland Championship
Final where they will meet Tyrone. It's the first time since 1993 that
Cork are in
both Minor and Senior finals.
GAA FOOTBALL ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
It was a disappointing day for Kildare's John Doyle as his side went
down to a
two-point defeat in Sunday's All-Ireland Semi-final but he did manage to
into the lead in the top scorers' chart.
His six points took his total to 1-49 (52 points), one ahead of Dublin's
Brogan with Daniel Goulding (Cork) in third place on 1-34. Martin Clarke
Down's top scorer on 1-27 (30 points).
The top ten are as follows:
1. John Doyle (Kildare).............1-49 (52)
2. Bernard Brogan (Dublin).......3-42 (51)
3. Daniel Goulding (Cork).........1-34 (37)
4. Donal Shine (Roscommon)....1-31 (34)
5. Martin Clarke (Down)............1-27 (30)
- Colm Cooper (Kerry)...............1-27 (30)
7. Cian Ward (Meath).................2-23 (29)
8. Padraic Joyce (Galway)..........1-25 (28)
9. Joe Sheridan (Meath)..............5-11 (26)
10. Bryan Sheehan (Kerry).........2-19 (25)