1926 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1926 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1926 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 5 September 1926
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 37,500
Weather wet
1925
1926 All-Ireland Senior Football Final Replay
Date 17 October 1926
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 35,500
1927

The 1926 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 39th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1926 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Final[edit]

A last-minute goal by Bill Gorman (Kerry) forced a draw. After the game, Kerry's centre back Jack Murphy put his clothes back on without taking off his playing gear, and died of pneumonia before the replay.[1]

Replay[edit]

The Kingdom (Kerry) won the replay with a Tom O'Mahoney goal.[1]

It was the second of three All-Ireland football titles won by Kerry in the 1920s, which made them joint "team of the decade" with Dublin who also won three.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ "Kerry on honour roll". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.