Cork returned in 1957 to the final to play an unfancied Louth team, rarely featured at this stage of the competition. However, Louth would prove to be the better team on the day, captained by well-known musician Dermot O’Brien. Louth forwards Jim Rowe and Seán Cunningham in particular were in great form, as were midfielders Séamus O’Donnell and Kevin Beahan, particularly once moved to right half forward. Louth’s Stephen White, Jim ‘Red’ Meehan and Ollie Reilly were also inspirational in defence. Cork were captained by Nealie Duggan, who scored a goal in the first half, but despite great displays again by Denis ‘Toots’ Kelleher and Niall Fitzgerald, the Wee County came out on top, 1-9 to 1-7, thanks to a late Seán Cunningham goal. Also featured in this package is footage from the pre-match setup, including the cameramen getting ready to film, and the Minor final between Armagh and Meath.
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