Call to mark Kildare's All Ireland heroes 90 years on

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Call to mark Kildare's All Ireland heroes 90 years on
15:20 Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Councillor Suzanne Doyle has proposed that Kildare Co Council should consider commemorating the 90th anniversary of Kildare senior footballers winning the All Ireland in 1928 (pictured).

The captain of that team, Bill 'Squires' Gannon, later became the name of a pub in his hometown - Kildare Town.

Cllr Doyle asked that the local municipal district 'investigate the potential' of commemorating the 90th
anniversary of the historic All Ireland win by Kildare in 1928.

Kildare defeated Cavan by just one point in the 2-6 to 2-5 scoreline.

A crowd of 24,700 attended the final in Croke Park.

The Lilywhites had comprehensively beaten Cork by 3-7 to 0-2 in the semi final.

Capturing the title in 1928 represented a two-in-a-row as the Sam Maguire Cup was also lifted a year earlier.

Other wins were recorded in 1905 and 1919.

There has been no senior success at senior level since then except for the famous under 21 victory in 1965.

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