1934 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final
|Event||1934 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship|
|Date||23 September 1934|
|Venue||Croke Park, Dublin|
The 1934 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 47th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1934 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.
A crowd of 36,143 attended the 1934 All-Ireland football final. Galway had a two-point win over Dublin with goals by the Kerry-born Michael Ferriter (2) and Martin Kelly. The winning Galway team was the first to wear the now famous maroon and white colours of the county. Bobby Beggs played for the losing Dublin team that day; he would line out for the winning Galway team in 1938.
This was Galway's second All-Ireland football title (the first was in 1925) and the first time the Sam Maguire Cup went west since it was first presented to the winning team in 1928. The winning team went to New York to play some games for the Americans there.
A photograph exists showing the 1934 All-Ireland football title winning team aboard the ship on their way across the Atlantic to America.
The captain was Mick Higgins. Also included are Mick Ferriter, Frank Fox, Dinny Sullivan, Tadg McCarthy, Fr Brune, masseur Toddy Ryan, County Board secretary Martin Regan, Mick Connaire, Brendan Nestor, Frank Burke, goalkeeper Michael Brennan, Joe Kelleher, Paddy Stephens, Ralph Griffin, John Dunne, Dermot Mitchell, Hugo Carey, Pat McDonnell, Tommy Hughes, trainer Tom Molloy, Fr Eugene McLoughlin, and various others whose identities are unknown.
- Kenny, Tom (14 April 2011). "The men who first brought Sam to Galway". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
In 1933 Cavan beat Galway in the final by 2 – 5 to 1 – 4, but in defeat the Galway team were hailed as a major force for the future, a prediction that turned out to be accurate as they beat Dublin the following year by 3 – 5 to 1 – 9, the first Galway team to wear the maroon and white colours and the first Galway team to bring the Sam Maguire west. The crowd at the game numbered 36,143.
- High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.