1890 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1890 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1890 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 26 June 1892
Venue Clonturk Park, Dublin
Referee J.J. Kenny (Dublin)
Attendance 1,000

The 1890 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final was a Gaelic football match played at Clonturk Park on 26 June 1892 to determine the winners of the 1890 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the 4th season of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, a tournament organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association for the champions of the four provinces of Ireland. The final was contested by Cork of Munster who were represented by Midleton and Wexford of Leinster who were represented by Blue and Whites, with Cork winning by 2-4 to 0-1.

The All-Ireland final had originally been fixed for 17 November 1890, however, the surprise arrival of Ulster champions Armagh necessitated a semi-final which Cork won. The final was then postponed for nineteen months, only being arranged on the Monday before the refixed date. Wexford were hampered from the beginning as they were short four of their regular team. After missing a great goal chance the Wexfordmen were in arrears by 1-3 to 0-1 at the interval.

The second half was a stop-start affair. 13 minutes of play were followed by an 8-minutes stoppage as one of the teams couldn't locate a substitute for an injured player. 3 more minutes of play followed before a 7-minute stoppage due to an injury to a Cork player. Shortly after Wexford scored a goal before bagging a second moments later to level the game. A proposed replay was cancelled due to a fair being held in Midleton and Cork were declared the champions on a score line of 2-4 to 0-1.

Cork's All-Ireland victory was their first championship title. As All-Ireland champions in hurling also, Cork became the first county to achieve the double.[1][2][3]



Cork Colours of Cork.svg 2-4 - 0-1 Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: J.J.Kenny (Dublin)


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  2. ^ Moran, Seán (22 September 1999). "Canon law - double isn't won, it happens". Irish Times. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Going for the elusive double". Irish Times. 25 August 2001. Retrieved 6 August 2015.