1901 - 1910. Gaelic Football.

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Gaelic Football has been played in Ireland since the 17th and 18th centuries. The GAA was formed in 1884.

The first All-Ireland football final took place in 1887 in Clonskeagh, Dublin between Limerick and Louth. Limerick won the game by 1-4 to 0-3,

Kerry are the most successful football county winning 32 All-Ireland titles, Dublin are next up with 22 titles followed by Galway with 9 and Meath with 7.

• The Dubs were the first three-in-a-row winners becoming All-Ireland champions in 1897, 1998 and 1999 Wexford won the first four-in-a-row taking the title in 1915, ’16, ’17 and ’18.

• Galway won a three-in-a-row between 1964 and 1966. They were the greatest side to come out of Connacht. Seán Purcell was playing for them and he is regarded as one of footballs all-time greats.

• In the 60’s, Kerry were a very strong side with one of the greatest Mick O’Connell in a starring role.

In the 1980's Offaly, Cork and Meath. Offaly won the All-Ireland in 1982 stopping Kerry from winning an historic five-in-a-row. Meath went on to win two titles in the 80’s in ’87 and ’88.

In the early 1990’s it was Ulster turn to take the limelight with the 3d’s, Down, Derry and Donegal winning the title.
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