Wednesday 18 January 2017

The time Cavan and Kerry played a part in NYC's sporting history

Hugh O'Flaherty

Published 03/08/2013 | 17:00

Cavan v Kerry in the Polo Grounds, New York, in 1947
Cavan v Kerry in the Polo Grounds, New York, in 1947
Cavan v Kerry in the Polo Grounds, New York, in 1947

Despite all the All-Irelands that Kerry has won (36), I often get the sense that the county is more famous for those that it lost.

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The one that is etched in everyone's memory – at least in every old-timer's memory – is the Cavan/Kerry All-Ireland played in the Polo Grounds, New York, in 1947.

As the two teams meet again tomorrow, younger readers might wonder how an All-Ireland came to be played outside the jurisdiction?

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