1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final
|Event||1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship|
|Date||7 October 1956|
|Venue||Croke Park, Dublin|
The 1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 69th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.
Galway claimed a three-point win, mainly thanks to Frank Stockwell's 2-5 (plus one goal disallowed). It was the 4th time Galway had won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and their first win since 1938.
The "terrible twins" were central to Galway's footballing success this year. The "Terrible Twins" refers to Frank Stockwell and Seán Purcell.
- High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
- Kenny, Tom (14 April 2011). "The men who first brought Sam to Galway". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
In 1956 the ‘terrible twins’ guided them to victory over Cork by 2 – 13 to 3 – 7.