1894 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1894 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1894 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 24 March 1895
Venue Clonturk Park, Dublin
1894 All-Ireland Senior Football Final Replay
Date 21 April 1895
City Thurles
Attendance 10,000

The 1894 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the seventh All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1894 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

The first game was a draw, 0-6 to 1-1 (at the time, a goal equalled five points) and so a replay was played. With ten minutes remaining, and Cork leading by 1-2 to 0-5 (seven points to five), several Dublin players were attacked by Cork supporters. Dublin refused to play on and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Central Council awarded them the championship.[1]

The Cork County Board never accepted this finding and four months later a ceremony was held to award gold medals to the victorius Nil Desperandum players (in those days each country was represented by the pervious years' county champions). At the ceremony the Lord Mayor of Cork said that he "was positively certain that the Dublin Gaels always recognised the merits of the Nils, and now hailed them as winners of the Football Championship for '94."[2]

The final would go into the records books however as Dublin's third All-Ireland football title of the 1890s, they would go on to win three more that decade.[3]


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, August 03, 1895; Page: 8
  3. ^ "Kerry on honour roll". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.