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Larry wins first All-Ireland.

Stanley knife

One of the finest midfielders of his era Larry Stanley won an All-Ireland for Kildare in 1919 as captain. Stanley’s achievements went beyond football as he was part of the first Irish team, in high jumping, to enter an Olympic Games at Paris in 1924. His athletics commitments meant that in a 16-year football career, he played just 17 times for the Lilywhites. He also played for Dublin and won Sam with them in 1923.