Down All-Ireland Senior Football Champions 1961
The biggest crowd (90,556) ever to attend Croke Park saw an explosive opening to the match – Offaly’s Mick Casey and Peter Daly got goals to put them six points ahead with the match barely begun. Down recovered with three goals by half-time, and went on to win by a two point margin. (3-6 2-8) This was Down’s second appearance in an All-Ireland final, and their second win from two. Back: James McCartan, Tony Hadden, Joe Lennon, Leo Murphy, P.J. McElroy, John Smith, Dan McCartan, Pat Rice.
Front: Jarlath Carey, Brian Morgan, Seán O’Neill, Paddy Doherty (Captain), George Lavery, Eamon McKay, Patsy O’Hagan.
Size: 450mm x 320mm (17 3/4” x 12 5/8”)