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Local Studies Department

1928 All-Ireland Football Championship - As told by the Leinster Leader Newspaper

Compiled and edited by Mario Corrigan, 2004

1928 was an important year for Kildare Gaelic Football, and the local newspaper, The Leinster Leader, followed the progress of Kildare, the reigning Champions. The following is an account of the Championship as told by the Leinster Leader of the day, emphasising the importance of newspapers as a source for the social history of the county. Reprinted by permission of the Leinster Leader.

Printed version available in the Local Studies Dept. and in the RIAC Library. Leader Archives (1881 - present ) available in the Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Department, Kildare County Library.

The First Round

Kildare v Laois, Leinster Senior Football Championship 1st round, May 20, 1928

The Second Round

Kildare v Longford, Leinster Senior Football Championship 2nd round, June 10, 1928

Leinster Senior Football Final

Kildare v Dublin: The Scene at Croke Park, July 22, 1928

The Game - Discreditable Tactics: Referee Assailed

Scores and Figures of the Match

The Play: The Teams

"The Unsullied Flag" - a Tribute

All-Ireland Semi-Final

Kildare v Cork: the scene at Croke Park, September 2, 1928

The Game

The Play: The Score: The Teams

All-Ireland Final

Preview: Sunday's Big Match: Kildare Team Confident

Match Day: The Scene at Croke Park, 30th September, 1928

The Game

The Play: Scores: Figures: The Teams

Afterthoughts: Sam Maguire Cup

The Men Who Made It Possible

After The Match