St. Brendan’s Cup Finals 1954-1960
New York v National League Winners
|Date||Venue||Home Team||Away Team|
|31.10.54||Polo Grnds, NY||New York||0-10||Mayo||2-3|
|09.10.55||Croke Park, D||Dublin||2-9||New York||0-10|
|20.10.57||Polo Grnds, NY||New York||3-8||Galway||3-13|
|05.10.58||Croke Park, D||Dublin||2-6||New York||1-7|
|18.10.59||Gaelic Park, NY||New York||1-8||Kerry||2-11|
|09.10.60||Croke Park, D||Down||2-8||New York||0-6|
The St. Brendan’s Cup was played between the National League winners and New York from 1954-1960. It was named in honour of the Irish Saint, who according to Legend sailed off the West Coast of Ireland and discovered America before Christopher Columbus or the Vikings.
New York defeated Mayo by 10 pts to 9 in 1954, but all other Cups went to the National League winners, with Dublin winning twice ( 1955 & 1958) and Galway, Down & Kerry winning the other three titles.
 GAA (2017) – “The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games – Full GAA Records from 1887 to 2017 Inclusive DBA Publications Limted, Dublin. Pg. 405
Thanks to Edmund Corrigan, Decy Maher, Pippo O’Grady & Michael O’Callaghan
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