Statue of Sam Maguire mounted on a plinth decorated with 23 small relief with depictions of Gaelic games.
The Legendary Sportsman and Patriot, born at Mallabracka, Dunmanway in 1879.
A close associate of Michael Collins, he worked in the British Postal service and
was a crucial source of intelligence for the IRB. He was a leading light in the GAA
in London in the early 1900s and captained the London Hibernians Football Team
in three All-Ireland Finals. A cup was commissioned in his memory by a group of
friends in 1928 shortly after his death and it was presented to the GAA. This
became the famous Sam MaguireCup which is the trophy for the winners of the
All-Ireland Football Championship.
- Maurice Harron (Derry, Northern Ireland),
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°43'17" - W 9°6'50")
Item Code: ie196; Photograph: 16 June 2014
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