1950 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1950 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
1950 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final programme.jpg
Event 1950 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 24 September 1950
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Simon Deignan
Attendance 76,174

The 1950 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 63rd All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1950 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Mayo snatched a freak goal with five minutes remaining after Seán Flanagan charged down a Seán Boyle clearance.[1]

The referee for the 1950 final was Simon Deignan, who played for Cavan in the 1947 and 1948 finals.[2]

This was the first of two consecutive All-Ireland football titles won by Mayo.[3] They have not won an All-Ireland football title since 1951.


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ Moran, Seán (30 November 2011). "'GAA Football Gold' is worth its weight in memories". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 30 November 2011. One aspect of the games in those years is the frequency with which contemporary players act as referees (not in the modern sense but as actual match officials). Simon Deignan plays for Cavan in 1947 and ’48 and then referees the 1950 final. 
  3. ^ McGee, Eugene (6 February 2006). "First signs that Mayo might be set to turn back the clock". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 6 February 2006.