1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1956 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 7 October 1956
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Peter McDermott
Attendance 70,772

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).[1] 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.[2] The "Terrible Twins" refers to Frank Stockwell and Seán Purcell.


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ 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.