Offaly beat Galway to win the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

This is the third appearance for Offaly in the All Ireland Senior Football Final in the last ten years, and the first final where they have faced Galway.

Dublin city centre is busy with rosette and hat sellers as thousands of supporters pour into the capital and make their way towards Croke Park.

The queues at Jones' Road move slowly, and ticket touts are in the vicinity too, with some of them getting anything from between £6-£10 for a stand ticket. RTÉ News describes the excitement in the air as,

The peculiar almost fairground atmosphere that's the outskirts of Croke Park on big game day.

Cardinal Conway, Primate of All-Ireland is present, as are President Éamon de Valera and Taoiseach Jack Lynch.

Offaly went into the game as the favourites, and while Galway looked to be gaining the upper hand in the first half, the Faithful County’s team was the stronger side. Despite torrential rain Offaly emerged victorious with a three-point win over the Tribesmen. The final score was Offaly 1-14 Galway 2-08

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 September 1971.