Wexford All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions 1956


Sunday September 23rd. was the date of the 1956 All-Ireland senior hurling final between Cork and Wexford. The game was postponed by three weeks due an outbreak of polio across Munster. Cork were appearing in their fourth championship decider in five years, having won the previous three finals. Wexford last appeared in the championship decider in 1955 when they defeated Galway to capture their second All-Ireland title ever. Cork and Wexford last met in the All-Ireland final in 1954 with Cork taking the spoils on that occasion.
Once again a huge crowd of 83,096 turned out in Croke Park to see another eagerly anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between these two great teams. While the attendance was marginally smaller than these sides last encounter the interest was just as great. Christy Ring was going for his ninth All-Ireland winners’ medal while Wexford were seeking the ultimate endorsement of greatness: victory over Cork in an All-Ireland final and second championship in-a-row. The Munster champions lost to their Leinster opponents on a score line of 2-14 to 2-8. Back: Billy Rackard, Nick O’Donnell, Ned Wheeler, Jim Morrissey, Martin Codd, Nicky Rackard, Padge Kehoe, Bobby Rackard. Front: Tom Ryan, Mick Morrissey, Jim English (Captain), Art Foley, Tim Flood, Tom Dixon, Seamus Hearne.

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Size: 450mm x 320mm  (17 3/4” x 12 1/2”)

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