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The Niall Smullen Cup

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The Niall Smullen Cup was a Gaelic football organised by Kildare Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland. Founded in 1925, it was named after Sallins-based footballer Niall Smullen. Smullen was one of Sallins GAA finest ever players throughout the 1890s and early 1900s. Niall holds the record for the most points scored in the Kildare Senior Football Championship final. He scored 1-10, and the game ended with Sallins winning 2-15 to Celbridge's 1-14. Niall later went on to play wing-forward for Kildare when they won the 1903 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Niall died in 1921, aged 52. The competition was cancelled in 1995 because of lack of funds. The first ever winner of the cup was Sallins in 1925, they beat Timahoe to claim the cup.

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Winners

The winners of the competition came from throughout County Kildare but the most successful teams were Sallins, Athy, Naas, Allenwood and Sarsfields.

Peak

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, teams from Dublin, Meath, Offaly also competed in the competition.

References

The Niall Smullen Cup Wikipedia


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