1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final match programme.jpg
Event 1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 6 October 1946
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 75,771
1945
1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Final Replay
1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final R.jpg
Date 27 October 1946
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 65,661
1947

The 1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 59th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

The game was originally set for 22 September, but was delayed for two weeks as part of the "Save the Harvest" campaign. (see: Winter of 1946–47)

Roscommon had a six-point lead with three minutes left, but Kerry made an amazing comeback with goals by Paddy Burke and Tom "Gega" O Connor. Burke and Gega also scored late goals in the replay.[1]

It was the third of three All-Ireland football titles won by Kerry in the 1940s.[2]

References[edit]

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