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Rebels put back by polio.

Delay to All-Ireland final

Both All-Ireland finals were postponed in 1956 because of an outbreak in a county which had reached the September showdowns in both codes: Cork. The decision was taken by the central council of the GAA following a request from public health officials in Dublin, who were worried by the prospect of large numbers of Cork people descending on Croke Park. Cork lost both finals, to Wexford in hurling and Galway in football.