Connacht GAA recieved an encouraging boost at the opening of the decade with Mayo capturing the Sam Maguire and thus compensating for the many disappointments felt by the county and the province in preceding years. The Mayo players – and many others in Connacht – were to become household names in the footballing world.

While the hurling world rejoiced at Galway’s victory over Wexford in the National League ‘Home final’ earning the right to travel to New York where they defeated New York 2-11 to 208 and took their first national title since 1931.

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