Galway All-Ireland Senior Football Finalists 1922
This was Galway’s second appearance in an All-Ireland football final following their first appearance (a loss to Kildare) in 1919. They would not win the All-Ireland football title until1925.
Galway were lucky to have even been there in the first place. Sligo had won that year’s Connacht Senior Football Championship, defeating Roscommon, Mayo and Galway, before disposing of Tipperary in their subsequent All-Ireland semi-final meeting. However, “a flimsy technicality” led to a replay of the Galway versus Sligo Connacht final, which Sligo lost. Galway were now Connacht champions and elevated into the All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Sligo’s expense Back: Paddy Kilroy, Martin Egan, Willie Flanagan, Denis Egan, Paddy Reddington, Tom Hession, John Egan. Middle: Frank Benson, Tom Molloy, John Hannify, Mick Donnellan, Mick ‘Knacker’ Walsh, Gilbey Jennings, John Kirwan, Martin Walsh, Leonard McGrath. Front: Paddy Roche, Harry Cunningham.
Size: 450mm x 320mm (17 3/4” x 12 1/2” approx.)