|Rare Pathé Newsreel Footage
The Tipp defence conceded a "50" and as Cavan captain, Jim Smith, stepped up to take it, referee Paddy McDonnell of Dublin was seen to speak to the player. Tipp players and supporters waited with bated breath for what seemed certain to be the last kick of the game. As the ball dropped short Tipp were certain that the game was over but no whistle sounded. Blessing broke the ball to Tom O'Reilly who deflected it past Jim Williams for a sensational goal. Despite Tipp protests, the green flag was raised, the match was over and what seemed like certain victory for Tipp ended in tragedy. Over the hour Tipp had a total of seventeen wides to Cavan's five.
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