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GAA Football St. Brendan’s Cup 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 Grnds, NYNew York0-10Mayo2-3
09.10.55Croke Park, DDublin2-9New York0-10
20.10.57Polo Grnds, NYNew York3-8Galway3-13
05.10.58Croke Park, DDublin2-6New York1-7
18.10.59Gaelic Park, NYNew York1-8Kerry2-11
09.10.60Croke Park, DDown2-8New York0-6
GAA Football St. Brendan’s Cup 1954-1960 [Reference: 2]


New York defeated Mayo by 10 pts to 9 in 1954, but all other St, Brendan’s Gaelic Football Cups went to the National League winners, with Dublin winning twice ( 1955 & 1958) and Galway, Down & Kerry winning the other three titles.

About St. Brendan’s Cup

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.



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


[1] 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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