1911 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1911 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1911 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 14 January 1912
Venue Jones' Road, Dublin
Attendance 11,000

The 1911 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final was a Gaelic football match played at Jones's Road on 14 January 1912 to determine the winners of the 1911 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the 25th season of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, a tournament organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association for the champions of the four provinces of Ireland. The final was contested by Cork of Munster who were represented by Lees and Antrim of Ulster who were represented by Seaghan an Diomáis, with Cork winning by 6-6 to 1-2.[1]

The All-Ireland final between Cork and Antrim was notable for a number of firsts. Not only was it the first appearance by an Ulster team in the All-Ireland final but it was also the first ever, and to date the only, championship meeting of Cork and Antrim. Antrim started well by scoring the first goal of the game. Charlie Paye replied while Billy Mackessy followed with a goal at the start of the second half. The final quarter saw Cork score four goals in all, including two more from Mackessy who recorded the very first All-Ireland hat-trick. Some commentators claimed that one of Cork's six goals should have been awarded as a point.

Cork's All-Ireland victory was their first since 1890. The win gave them their second All-Ireland title over all and put them joint fourth on the all-time roll of honour along with Limerick.

The 19-point winning margin for Cork remains a record for an All-Ireland final.



14 January 1912
Cork Colours of Cork.svg 6-6 - 1-2 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim
Jones's Road, Dublin
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: M O'Brennan (Roscommon)


  1. ^ "Cynical play? Kerry are old hands at it". Irish Examiner. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2015.