The Race For Sam: GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship 2013
- The reigning champions - Donegal.
- Roll of honor. Top 3 all-time winners: 1) Kerry (champion in 2009): 36 championships; 2) Dublin (champions in 2011): 23 championships; 3) Galway (champions in 2001): 9 championships.
- Last 5 All-Ireland final results: 1) Donegal vs. Mayo (2012): Donegal - 2-11; Mayo - 0-13; 2) Dublin vs. Kerry (2011): Dublin - 1-12; Kerry - 1-11; 3) Cork vs. Down (2010): Cork - 0-16; Down - 0-15;
4) Kerry vs. Cork (2009): Kerry - 0-16; Cork - 1-9; 5) Tyrone vs. Kerry (2008): Tyrone - 1-15; Kerry - 0-14.
- 66 - the number of years since Cavan last beat Kerry in the championship. That game was the 1947 All-Ireland final staged in the Polo Grounds, New York.
- 0 - the number of times Kerry have failed to appear in the All-Ireland quarter-finals since the new format was introduced in 2001.
- 5 - the amount of different winners of the Sam Maguire Cup in the last five years. All five of those teams (Tyrone, Kerry, Cork, Dublin and Donegal) are involved in this weekend's All-Ireland quarter-finals.
- Top scorer so far Martin Dunne (Breifne) - 1-32.
- "I'll be clapping the team bus as it passes like everyone else, the hair will still stand on the back of my neck when the lads run out. Things are a little different now, but I still love this time of year" - Gaa.ie columnist, Dermont
- Did you know? Monaghan are the eight to have never before won the All-Ireland football championship.
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