Sources used: Padraig Ferguson’s Archive, Connacht Sentinel, The Road to 51
The NFL was suspended between 1942 and 1945 due to severe fuel shortages and general rationing arising from World War II (1939 – 1945).
SEMI-FINAL: Mayo 1-11 Galway 1-3 (Castlebar, 18/6/1944). MAYO: T Byrne; P Gilvarry, P McNamara, T Laffey; J Munnelly (Ballycastle), S Flanagan, T Regan; H Kenny (0-2), T Langan (0-2); H Dixon, T Acton, P Kilroy; J Munnelly (Castlebar, 0-2), J Gilvarry (1-1), T Hoban (0-4).
FINAL: Roscommon 2-11 Mayo 1-6 (Parkmore, Tuam, 6/8/1944). MAYO: T Byrne; P Gilvarry, G McLoughlin, T Laffey; O Clarke, S Flanagan, T Regan; T Langan (0-1), H Kenny; J Carney, T Acton, P Kilroy; J Munnelly (Castlebar), T Hoban (1-5, one point a free), J Gilvarry.