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In anticipation of this weekend's Mayo v Dublin GAA Championship match.

Letterkenny circa 1937

On Saturday, Mayo and Dublin Senior football teams will meet in Croke Park to battle for the Sam Maguire Cup. Dublin are competing to win their 6th Championship in a row, while Mayo will be looking to bring home the All-Ireland title for the first time in 69 years. Diaspora of both counties have been showing their support from afar, and the whole nation is looking forward to this weekend's winter showdown.  

In the lead up to the game, impress your friends and family by reading about some historical moments in GAA Football finals from our Timeline Chronicles. And if you have any information to add, leave a comment!

1925 Cavan & Galway

Like 2020, this unusual final was also played during winter months, taking place in the following January.

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1947 Kerry & Cavan


This was the only All-Ireland final to be played on foreign soil, marking 100 years since the terrible famine year of 1847.

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1951 Mayo & Meath


This infamous match was played in September, with the final whistle showing 2.8 - 0.9. But who took the title home? 

Find out who won

Read about these GAA Championship finals and others, by browsing our Timelines for each County in Ireland. Did you know you can also add a significant event to the historical timeline of any Civil Parish or County on IrelandXO?

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