1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 20 October 1889
Venue Inchicore, Dublin
Attendance 1,500
1887
1890

The 1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the second All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 1889 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland. Tipperary were the winners.

The Queens County (Laois) team that lost to Tipperary were from the Portlaoise club.[1]

Gaelic football was considered to be "the work of the devil" at this time.[2]

It was Tipperary's first All-Ireland football title: they would win three more in 1895, 1900 and 1920. Football has since gone by the way side in the county, with hurling now being more prominent.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimmage, Kevin (21 November 2004). "Back where they belong". Sunday Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 21 November 2004. 
  2. ^ Breheny, Martin (6 October 2000). "Sunday `not a fun day'". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 6 October 2000. 
  3. ^ Myles, Liam (20 December 1996). "A star for both Tipperary and Dublin". Hogan Stand. 
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  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).