1942 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1942 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1942 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 20 September 1942
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance 37,105

The 1942 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 55th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1942 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Paddy O'Connor goaled for Dublin in the 10th minute, and five late points gave them a narrow victory, their first title in nineteen years.[1]

Dublin's first All-Ireland football title since 1923, brought to an end a 19-year barren spell for the county, rivalled only by their team of the late 1990s and 2000s.[2]

This was the third of three consecutive All-Ireland football finals lost by Galway, following defeats to Kerry at the final hurdle in 1940 and 1941.[3]


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ Moran, Sean (17 September 2011). "Kerry pioneers the kings of the urban-rural frontier". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 17 September 2011. A year later the tables had been turned and Dublin entered a barren era, the longest spell without an All-Ireland in the county’s history – 19 seasons until 1942. The current team is 16 years into a similar sequence. 
  3. ^ Kenny, Tom (14 April 2011). "The men who first brought Sam to Galway". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 14 April 2011. Then, they lost three in a row, in 1940 to Kerry by 0 – 7 to 1 – 3; in 1941 to Kerry by 1 – 8 to 0 – 7; and in 1942 to Dublin by 1 – 10 to 1 – 8.