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Samuel “Sam” Maguire (12 March 1877 – 6 February 1927), an Irish republican and Gaelic footballer, is chiefly remembered as the eponym of the Sam Maguire Cup, given to the All-Ireland Senior Champions of Gaelic football. This print is available in a range of colours.
Sam Maguire Cup
The Sam Maguire Cup was designed and presented to the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1928 in his honour after his death in 1927. The cup cost £300 in 1928 (equivalent to €26,395 now). After it had been commissioned by the committee under the chairmanship of Dr Pat McCartan, the task of making the cup was given to Hopkins and Hopkins, a jewellers and watchmakers, of O’Connell Bridge, Dublin.
The silver cup was crafted, on behalf of Hopkins and Hopkins, by the silversmith Matthew J. Staunton of D’Olier Street, Dublin. Kildare was the first county to win ‘Sam’ after defeating Cavan 2-6 to 2-5 in 1928. The cup was replaced in 1988, Meath being the first recipient of “Sam Óg” after a defeat of Cork.