Posted by eir GAA
Sunday 14 September 1947
When the GAA took the All-Ireland football final to the Polo Grounds in 1947, it did so as a good-will gesture to the Irish diaspora of America. Most of the Cavan team took a 29-hour flight – including a stopover in the Azores – from Shannon out to the Big Apple whereas the majority of the Kerry party took a six-day journey by sea from Cobh on the SS Mauretania. Michael O’Hehir was sent over to cover the game via radio and called out the final score: Cavan 2-11 Kerry 2-07. Mick Higgins leading the Breffni to a famous win in the city of his birth.
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