1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

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1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Event 1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Date 22 September 1963
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Eamon Moules, Wicklow Man of the match = Leo Hickey
Attendance 87,106

The 1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final was the 76th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1963 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Brian McDonald scored Dublin's goal in a small-rectangle scuffle involving six defenders and four attackers. Galway narrowed the gap to 1 point near the end, but John Timmons put Dublin two ahead. The referee (Eamon Moules, Wicklow) denied Galway a last-minute penalty.[1][2]

Galway were beaten by a Simon Behan goal.[3]

Man of the match was Leo Hickey


  1. ^ High Ball magazine, issue #6, 1998.
  2. ^ "Galway Reaches Final In All-Ireland Football". Hartford Courant. 5 August 1963.
  3. ^ Kenny, Tom (14 April 2011). "The men who first brought Sam to Galway". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 14 April 2011. In 1959, Kerry beat them 3 – 7 to 1 – 4, and in 1963 that Simon Behan goal for Dublin beat us, the score 1 – 9 to 0 – 10.
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