Collections Spotlight – A 1964 GAA Ticket for the Hogan Stand

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This week’s Collections Spotlight, for the week that’s in it, is a ticket for admittance to the Hogan Stand, Croke Park for the 1964 All-Ireland Football Final, Galway versus Kerry held on 27 September.  With an attendance of over 76,000 people, Galway defeated Kerry 0-15 to 0-10. This win would be the first of the famous Galway ‘Three in a Row’ between 1964 and 1966.
Click on the image below for full view.
The 1964 Galway team comprised: Johnny Geraghty; Enda Colleran; Noel Tierney; Bosco McDermott; John Donnellan (Captain); Sean Meade; Martin Newell; Mick Garrett; Mick Reynolds; Cyril Dunne; Mattie McDonagh; Séamus Leydon; Christy Tyrrell; Seán Cleary; John Keenan.  Substitutes: Frank McLoughlin; Kieran O’Connor; Michael Coen; Pat Donnellan; Brian Geraghty; Tom Sands; Tommy Keenan.
A report of the game by Paddy Downey in the Irish Times in 1964 described the game as:

‘…the dream of a lifetime came true for fifteen Galway men, who not merely beat but trounced the Munster champions by fifteen points to ten’.

Have a look at this short film created by Galway City Museum about the famous Galway ‘Three in a Row’ wins from 1964 to 1966 and featuring interviews with some of the players.
Best of luck to Galway on Sunday! Gaillimh Abú!

For more on Galway’s GAA history visit HERE.

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