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    All-Ireland football final and the Purchase of Croke Park

    All-Ireland football final and the Purchase of Croke Park

    In mid-December 1913, Kerry defeated Wexford to win the All-Ireland football title before an attendance of about 20,000 spectators at what was already being called Croke Memorial Park. The sports grounds on Jones’s Road had only recently been purchased by the GAA from Frank Dineen - a journalist, IRB man and former President and Secretary of the Association. It was bought with the proceeds of a hugely successful tournament ran over the summer months of 1913, the Croke Memorial Cup which had been run ostensibly to raise money to finance the building of a memorial to the deceased Archbishop of ...

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