1951 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

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1951 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Mayo (3rd win)
Provincial Champions
Munster Kerry
Leinster Meath
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Mayo
Championship statistics
1950
1952

The 1951 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 65th staging of Ireland's premier Gaelic football knock-out competition.

Mayo won their second All-Ireland in a row.[1][2][3]


The Curse of 51[edit]

Mayo have not won an All-Ireland football final since 1951. Legend has it that a priest became incensed when the Mayo team bus returning home from the 1951 final passed by a funeral without showing due respect as they celebrated their All-Ireland win. The priest supposedly cast a spell on Mayo, claiming they would not win another title until all of the team had died. As of August 2013, three of the team that took to the Croke Park pitch for Mayo in 1951 are still alive. [4]

Results[edit]

Connacht Championship[edit]

24 June 1951
Semi-Final
Mayo 3-7 – 1-5 Sligo
Ballymote
Attendance: 7,000

1 July 1951
Semi-Final
Galway 2-10 – 1-4 Roscommon

15 July 1951
Final
Mayo 4-13 – 2-3 Galway
Tuam
Attendance: 27,000

Leinster Championship[edit]

20 May 1951
Offaly 1-8 – 1-3 Dublin
Newbridge
Referee: W Geraghty

5 August 1951
Final
Meath 4-9 – 0-3 Laois

Munster Championship[edit]

3 June 1951
Quarter-Final
Clare 1-7 – 1-5 Tipperary
Tralee
Referee: J. Brosnan (K)

3 June 1951
Quarter-Final
Cork 2-13 – 2-4 Limerick

24 June 1951
Semi-Final
Cork 4-9 – 1-1 Clare

1 July 1951
Semi-Final
Kerry 5-6 – 1-1 Waterford

15 July 1951
Final
Kerry 1-6 – 0-4 Cork

Ulster Championship[edit]

3 June 1951
Quarter-Final
Antrim 2-7 – 2-7 Donegal

17 June 1951
Quarter-Final
Armagh 7-13 – 2-3 Tyrone

17 June 1951
Quarter-Final Replay
Antrim 1-6 – 1-5 Donegal

17 June 1951
Quarter-Final
Cavan 2-9 – 0-7 Down

24 June 1951
Quarter-Final
Derry 1-3 – 0-5 Monaghan

1 July 1951
Semi-Final
Antrim 1-8 – 0-5 Armagh

8 July 1951
Semi-Final
Cavan 1-6 – 1-4 Derry
The Playing Fields, Lurgan
Attendance: 7,000

29 July 1951
Final
Antrim 1-7 – 2-3 Cavan
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Attendance: 33,000

All-Ireland Championship[edit]

12 August 1951
Semi-Final
Mayo 1-5 – 1-5 Kerry
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 39,971

19 August 1951
Semi-Final
Meath 2-6 – 1-7 Antrim
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 45,888

9 September 1951
Semi-Final Replay
Mayo 2-4 – 1-5 Kerry
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 57,345

23 September 1951
Final
Mayo 2-8 – 0-9 Meath
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 78,201

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Mayo are All Ireland Champions for 2 in a row & Connacht Champions for 4 in a row.


References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  4. ^ Lord, Miriam (22 September 2012). "Mayo God help us, says Enda, in plea to pope for big match digout". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 22 September 2012. Maybe the pope can help out with the legendary “curse” that has bugged Mayo football over the years.