1971 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship

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1971 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship
Championship details
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Mayo (4th win)
Captain John P. Kean
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Tyrone
Connacht Mayo

The 1971 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship was the 40th staging of the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county Gaelic football tournament for boys under the age of 18.

Galway entered the championship as defending champions, however, they were defeated by Mayo on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-9 in the Connacht semi-final.[1][2]

On 26 September 1971, Mayo won the championship following a 2-15 to 2-7 defeat of Cork in the All-Ireland final.[3] This was their fourth All-Ireland title overall and their first title in five championship seasons.


All-Ireland Minor Football Championship[edit]



  1. ^ Carney, Jim (8 December 2010). "40th anniversary of Galway Minor football team's stunning All-Ireland Final victory over Kerry". The Tuam Herald. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Kenny, Tom (9 June 2011). "Galway minors, All Ireland champions 1970". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Hickey, Paddy (24 September 1999). "Kean's minor success a sideline boost for Mayo". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 July 2017.