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It Will Be 21 Years Since Meath Won Sam

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Even Dublin have struggled at times to win Sam before this decade.
In the last 100 years Dublin used to win an All Ireland on average nearly every two decades

Dublin went 19 years without winning an All Ireland between 1923 to 1942.
Dublin went 16 years without winning an All Ireland between 1942 and 1958.
Dublin went 11 years without winning a leinster title or All Ireland between 1963 and 1974.
Dublin went 12 years without winning an All Ireland between 1983 and 1995.
Dublin went 16 years without winning an All Ireland or reaching All Ireland final between 1995 and 2011.

So in last hundred years Dublin used to win 1 All Ireland on average every 15 years.

Dublin won 2 All Irelands in nearly 40 years between 1923 and 1962 .
Dublin won 2 All Irelands in 34 years between 1978 and 2010 .


Even Dublin have struggled for the vast majority of its history to win 1 All Ireland nearly every 15 to 20 years or 2 All Ireland every 35 to 40 years. Meaths gap between All Ireland wins now is not far off the average gap Dublin used to have for between All Ireland wins up to 2010 ( With exception of 1974 to 1977 , from 1923 to 2010 Dublin won 1 All Ireland every 15 to 20 years ). Winning All Irelands takes an exceptional group of men. Kerry would be the one county that produced more exceptional footballers and exceptional teams then any other county. Kerry are the only team who have consistently won All Irelands since 1900.

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 860 - 10/09/2019 22:53:29    2234250

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Even Dublin have struggled at times to win Sam before this decade.
In the last 100 years Dublin used to win an All Ireland on average nearly every two decades

Dublin went 19 years without winning an All Ireland between 1923 to 1942.
Dublin went 16 years without winning an All Ireland between 1942 and 1958.
Dublin went 11 years without winning a leinster title or All Ireland between 1963 and 1974.
Dublin went 12 years without winning an All Ireland between 1983 and 1995.
Dublin went 16 years without winning an All Ireland or reaching All Ireland final between 1995 and 2011.

So in last hundred years Dublin used to win 1 All Ireland on average every 15 years.

Dublin won 2 All Irelands in nearly 40 years between 1923 and 1962 .
Dublin won 2 All Irelands in 34 years between 1978 and 2010 .


Even Dublin have struggled for the vast majority of its history to win 1 All Ireland nearly every 15 to 20 years or 2 All Ireland every 35 to 40 years. Meaths gap between All Ireland wins now is not far off the average gap Dublin used to have for between All Ireland wins up to 2010 ( With exception of 1974 to 1977 , from 1923 to 2010 Dublin won 1 All Ireland every 15 to 20 years ). Winning All Irelands takes an exceptional group of men. Kerry would be the one county that produced more exceptional footballers and exceptional teams then any other county. Kerry are the only team who have consistently won All Irelands since 1900.

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 860 - 10/09/2019 23:14:28    2234255

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Anyway finally before I take a break from the forum for a while I will give a few final more stats. Here are the gaps between All Ireland wins and appearances below. No county in modern times has closed 40 year gap between All Ireland wins. Only 2 in history have closed a 40 year gap in All Ireland football wins. No team has ever closed a 50 year plus gap between All Ireland wins. It has being done in hurling which I will include below.

The Top 8 longest Gaps between All Ireland football senior wins.

1 Louth 45 years (1912 to 1957 )
2 Cork 34 years ( 1911 to 1945 )
3 Galway 32 years ( 1966 to 1998)
4 Cork 28 years ( 1945 to 1973 )
5 Down 23 years ( 1968 to 1991)
6 Wexford 22 years ( 1893 to 1915 )
7 Cork 21 years ( 1890 to 1911)
8 Donegal 20 years ( 1992 to 2021 )

The top ten longest gap between All Ireland senior football final appearances

1 kildare 63 years ( 1935 to 1998)
2 laois 47 years ( 1889 to 1936 )
3 Meath 44 years ( 1895 to 1939 )
4 louth 38 years ( 1912 to 1950)
5 Mayo 38 years ( 1951 to 1989 )
6 Derry 35 years ( 1958 to 1993 )
7 Cork 34 years ( 1911 to 1945 )
8 Armagh 25 years ( 1977 to 2002 )
9 Armagh 24 years ( 1953 to 1977 )
10 Down 23 years ( 1968 to 1991)

The longest gap between All-Ireland senior hurling wins

1 Clare 81 years ( 1914 to 1995 )
2 Galway 57 years ( 1923 to 1980 )
3 Wexford 45 years ( 1910 to 1945 )
4 limerick 45 years ( 1973 to 2018 )
5 Galway 29 years ( 1988 to 2017 )
6 Dublin 28 years ( 1889 to 1917 )
7 Wexford 28 years ( 1968 to 1996 )
8 limerick 21 years ( 1897 to 1918 )
9 Tippearey 18 years ( 1971 to 1989 )
10 Cork 16 years ( 1903 to 1919)
11 Cork 14 years ( 2005 to present )

longest gaps between All Ireland senior appearances hurling
1 Clare 63 years ( 1932 to 1995 )
2 Antrim 46 years ( 1943 to 1989 )
3 Waterford 45 years ( 1963 to 2008 )
4 Laois 34 years ( 1915 to 1949 )
5 Wexford 33 years ( 1918 to 1951)
6 limerick 33 years ( 1940 to 1973 )

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 860 - 10/09/2019 23:53:42    2234262

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Sorry for the mistake above I should have said
Wexford 45 years ( 1910 to 1955 ). Gap between hurling wins.

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 860 - 10/09/2019 23:57:24    2234265

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Can't believe there are 3 pages of comments on such a nonsense thread. on Meath though great to see them back in Div 1 and hopefully they continue to improve, Dublin need a challenger in Leinster.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 755 - 11/09/2019 14:57:03    2234455

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amazing post furlong well done. i also think dublins problems of people not being able to afford housing in dublin will play into meath and kildares hands , dubs as well as people from down the country not wanting to live or cant afford to buy in dublin moving to trim, kells, dunshauglin etc getting kids involved with GAA.

also it really dosent matter if the parents and even kids are true blue hill 16 dubs because if the kids want to play gaa they have to play with the local club if there good enough they will be representing Meath or Kildare. beleive me i actually have begun to see this happen the child /teen is from mad dub fans but the kid is good gets a run on meath development teams gets all the gear, the parent start going to there matchs naturally, the next you see is the kid wearing his meath tracksuit around proudly as is natural as hes now "county " matierial. the kid still loves the dubs though in same way he loves man utd , but some bit of him begins to see though the charade, hes never lived a day in dublin in his life and hes now a county man with meath.

im sure he will still be happy to see dublin do well if and when hes not trying to lamp them out of it in a game. in exactly the same way bernard brogan likes to see his mothers native kerry or fathers native mayo do well just not when there playing dublin. im sure the same is true of MD McCauley with Donegal or Lowndes with Meath. and then years later if meath or kildare are in an all ireland final v dublin and you ask the kid now playing for meath /kildare parents who there cheering for, it will only be one answer ,and not the dubs. in just the same way as if you ask Bernard Brogans mother on saturday who shes up for in wont be kerry from that Listowel woman.

dickie10 (UK) - Posts: 475 - 11/09/2019 22:23:30    2234604

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Replying To Furlong1949:  "Anyway finally before I take a break from the forum for a while I will give a few final more stats. Here are the gaps between All Ireland wins and appearances below. No county in modern times has closed 40 year gap between All Ireland wins. Only 2 in history have closed a 40 year gap in All Ireland football wins. No team has ever closed a 50 year plus gap between All Ireland wins. It has being done in hurling which I will include below.

The Top 8 longest Gaps between All Ireland football senior wins.

1 Louth 45 years (1912 to 1957 )
2 Cork 34 years ( 1911 to 1945 )
3 Galway 32 years ( 1966 to 1998)
4 Cork 28 years ( 1945 to 1973 )
5 Down 23 years ( 1968 to 1991)
6 Wexford 22 years ( 1893 to 1915 )
7 Cork 21 years ( 1890 to 1911)
8 Donegal 20 years ( 1992 to 2021 )

The top ten longest gap between All Ireland senior football final appearances

1 kildare 63 years ( 1935 to 1998)
2 laois 47 years ( 1889 to 1936 )
3 Meath 44 years ( 1895 to 1939 )
4 louth 38 years ( 1912 to 1950)
5 Mayo 38 years ( 1951 to 1989 )
6 Derry 35 years ( 1958 to 1993 )
7 Cork 34 years ( 1911 to 1945 )
8 Armagh 25 years ( 1977 to 2002 )
9 Armagh 24 years ( 1953 to 1977 )
10 Down 23 years ( 1968 to 1991)

The longest gap between All-Ireland senior hurling wins

1 Clare 81 years ( 1914 to 1995 )
2 Galway 57 years ( 1923 to 1980 )
3 Wexford 45 years ( 1910 to 1945 )
4 limerick 45 years ( 1973 to 2018 )
5 Galway 29 years ( 1988 to 2017 )
6 Dublin 28 years ( 1889 to 1917 )
7 Wexford 28 years ( 1968 to 1996 )
8 limerick 21 years ( 1897 to 1918 )
9 Tippearey 18 years ( 1971 to 1989 )
10 Cork 16 years ( 1903 to 1919)
11 Cork 14 years ( 2005 to present )

longest gaps between All Ireland senior appearances hurling
1 Clare 63 years ( 1932 to 1995 )
2 Antrim 46 years ( 1943 to 1989 )
3 Waterford 45 years ( 1963 to 2008 )
4 Laois 34 years ( 1915 to 1949 )
5 Wexford 33 years ( 1918 to 1951)
6 limerick 33 years ( 1940 to 1973 )"
Furlong youre a legend

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1025 - 11/09/2019 23:07:03    2234616

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Can't believe there are 3 pages of comments on such a nonsense thread. on Meath though great to see them back in Div 1 and hopefully they continue to improve, Dublin need a challenger in Leinster."
Sure listen, we can't help being popular Tirchonaill1 ;-)

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8256 - 12/09/2019 07:15:30    2234634

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