Kildare become first county to win the Sam Maguire cup

30th September 1928
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The 41st All-Ireland Football Final was held in Croke Park on the 30th of September 1928. 

The teams involved were Kildare and Cavan, with Kildare winning the match by 1 point. 

This was the first time that the now famous Sam Maguire Cup was presented to the winning team. 

The Sam Maguire is modelled on the Ardagh Chalice, a religious vessel dating to the 8th Century which is on permanent display at the National Museum of Archaeology in Leinster House. 

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