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Mayo v Meath – 1951 GAA All-Ireland Football Final

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Category:
The GAA Collection
Directed by:
The National Film Institute
Produced by:
The National Film Institute
Year:

1951
Duration:

10 mins
Language:
English

Mayo returned to Croke Park in 1951 to take their second All-Ireland in a row. This was a one-sided affair which Mayo, led by Seán Flanagan, dominated from the start, with great goals from Tommy Langan and Joe Gilvarry in the first half. Leading Meath players were Mattie McDonald, Brian Smyth and Peter ‘The Man in the Cap’ McDermott. However, the Royal County only managed one point in the second half from their free taker Frankie Byrne as Mayo consolidated their lead, inspired in particular by a man of the match performance from half-forward Pádhraic Carney. Father Peter Quinn also gave a great display in defence for Mayo in his last game for the county before heading to the Philippines on missionary work. As well as the senior highlights, which include increased footage of scores and close play than previous years, the package also includes scenes from the Minor All-Ireland semi-final between Armagh and Kerry.

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