Category: GAA Hurling St. Brendan’s Cup (1954-1960)

GAA Hurling St. Brendan’s Cup Finals 1954-1960

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GAA Crest [Reference: 1]

St. Brendan’s Cup Finals 1954-1960

New York v National League Winners

DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
31.10.54Polo Grounds, NYNew York3-10Cork7-8
09.10.55Croke Park, DublinTipperary4-17New York4-7
20.10.57Polo Grounds, NYNew York4-4Tipperary2-14
14.11.58Croke Park, DublinWexford3-7New York3-8
20.09.59Gaelic Pak, NYNew York1-5Tipperary4-11
09.10.60Croke Park, DublinTipperary5-18New York4-4
GAA Hurling St. Brendan’s Cup Finals 1954-1960


The St. Brendan’s Cup Finals were held in Hurling and Football between New York and the National League winners between 1954 and 1960. The Finals were named after St. Brendan who according to Irish Legend sailed of the West Coast of Ireland to discover land far to the West, before Columbus or the Vikings.

New York beat Wexford in the 1958 Hurling Final by 17 Pts to 16, but all other winners were from Ireland, with Tipperary winning four of the Finals, and Cork the first in 1954.



[1] Wikipedia (2020) Gaelic_Athletic_Association [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 11 November 2020]


[2] GAA (2017) – “The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games – Full GAA Records from 1887 to 2017 Inclusive DBA Publications Limted, Dublin. Pg. 405


Thanks to Tom Dunne

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