Cavan win All Ireland Football Final in New York

14th September 1947
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On the 14th of September 1947, Cavan beat Kerry to claim the 61st All Ireland Senior Football Championship title. 

However this was an All Ireland Final day like no other. The match was not played in Croke Park, in fact, it wasn't even played on Irish soil. The final that year took place on the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhatten, New York City. This was the only All Ireland Final to be played outside of Ireland. 

The change of location was for two reasons, to acknowledge the large Irish-American community in New York, and also to mark the centenary of Black '47, the worst year of the famine which saw so many Irish people migrate to New York in search of a better life. 

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