30,000 at Jones’s Road to Watch Croke Memorial Cup

30,000 people were at Jones's Road to see Louth and Kerry draw in the Croke Memorial Cup. Both teams scored four points. Most observers felt that Kerry should have won, but Louth live to fight another day. The gates opened two hours before kick off and the crowds surged through right up until the three o’clock throw-in. By the time the match kicked off, spectators were standing ten and twenty deep at the railings, and hundreds of fans climbed the railway embankment to get the best possible view. The date of the replay has yet to be confirmed.

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