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1955- 1964


On June 7th 1959 a new two tier Hogan Stand with seating for 16,000 was officially opened to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the GAA.


On September 1st 1957 Kilkenny met Waterford in the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Lining out in the pre-match parade was Hollywood actor John Gregson who was being filmed for the movie ‘Rooney’ about a Dublin Corporation dustman who plays in an All-Ireland Hurling Final for Dublin.


On September 25th 1960 Down become the first team from north of the border to win an All-Ireland Football title defeating Kerry 2-10 to 0-8.


On September 24th 1961 the highest ever attendance at a GAA match in Croke Park was recorded when 90,556 fans watched Down defeat Offaly 3-6 to 2-8 in the All-Ireland Football Final.


On March 17th 1962 the first live television coverage of GAA matches by RTE were the Railway Cup Hurling and Football Finals.


On September 1st 1963 Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco attended the All-Ireland Hurling Final and watched Kilkenny defeat Waterford 4-17 to 6-8.