1962 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1962 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1962 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 23 September 1962
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 75,771

The 1962 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 75th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1962 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.


Roscommon played Sligo in the 1962 Connacht final and were behind for much of the match. Sligo were blighted by a sudden string of injuries, missed a 50 while two points ahead in the final minute, and then gifted soon-to-be All-Ireland finalists Roscommon a goal, allowing them to progress at Sligo's expense in what is considered "one of the great football tragedies in Connacht".[1]

Match summary[edit]

Garry McMahon scored a goal for Kerry after 35 seconds and Kerry hit a point quickly after, and victory was never in doubt.[2] McMahon's goal is the fastest in All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final history.[3]


  1. ^ Sweeney, Eamonn (8 July 2007). "About time Lady Luck gave Sligo the time of day". Sunday Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 8 July 2007. 
  2. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  3. ^ "DDTV Video: Murphy strike against Mayo named Goal of the Championship". Donegal Daily. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. According to Ger Canning, RTÉ's commentator for the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final.