1945-1954

1945

Cork's Jack Lynch arrived at Croke Park just 15 minutes before the game against Cavan. All bus services to Croke Park had been delayed because of the crowds.

1949

The GAA announce plans for a redevelopment of Croke Park to cope with increased match attendances. This redevelopment was spear headed by GAA General Secretary Padraig O’Caoimh and began with the Canal End.

1950

In 1950 a new Canal End Terrace was opened.

1952

In 1952 the Nally Stand was opened.

1954

On September 5th 1954 a record attendance of 84,856 attended the All Ireland Hurling Final to see Cork defeat Wexford 1-9 to 1-6. Christy Ring, who scored five points, picked up his 8th All-Ireland Hurling medal.

1953

On November 21st 1953 Croke Park was host to a demonstration of American Football in aid of the Red Cross.