1957 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1957 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1957 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 22 September 1957
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 72,732
1956
1958

The 1957 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the seventieth All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1957 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Match summary[edit]

Louth, the smallest county in Ireland, defeated Cork, the biggest, thanks to a late Seán Cunningham goal.[1] Dermot O'Brien captained the victorious Louth team that day.[2] The Wee County won by a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-7 in the game at Croke Park on Sunday 22 September 1957.[3]

Aftermath[edit]

When Louth team captain Dermot O'Brien died on Tuesday 22 May 2007, members of the 1957 All-Ireland winning team formed a guard of honour at his funeral.[2][3] His death came as the 50th anniversary of this famous day in Louth's history was approaching.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ a b "Friends we lost". Hogan Stand. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c "The late, great Dermot O'Brien". Hogan Stand. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "1957 - Memories of a wonderful year". Hogan Stand. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2007.