1950 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1950
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Dublin (10th title)
Captain Pat Raftery
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Antrim & London
Peg Dooey
Manager
Matches played

The 1950 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1950 season in Camogie. The championship was won by Dublin who defeated London by a 21-point margin in the final, having already defeated Antrim by a ten-point margin in the home final. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

The All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship is a competition for inter-county teams in the women's field sport of game of camogie played in Ireland. The series of games are organised by the Camogie Association and are played during the summer months with the All-Ireland Camogie Final being played on the second Sunday in September in Croke Park, Dublin. The prize for the winning team is the O'Duffy Cup. The current champions are Cork, who claimed their twenty-seventh title thanks to a victory over Kilkenny in Croke Park, Dublin.

Camogie Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women

Camogie is an Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women; it is almost identical to the game of hurling played by men. Camogie is played by 100,000 women in Ireland and worldwide, largely among Irish communities. It is organised by the Dublin-based Camogie Association or An Cumann Camógaíochta. UNESCO lists Camogie as an element of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Structure

Galway defeated Roscommon by 7-7 to nil in the Connacht final. Kathleen Cody and Kathleen Mills dominated midfield and as Dublin beat Galway 9–7 to 2–1 at Parnell Park while goals from Madge Rainey, Sarah O'Neill and Mary Rua McGarry gave Antrim victory over Munster champions Tipperary at Corrigan Park

Kathleen Cody is a former camogie player, one of the leading players of her generation and one of the game’s most accomplished goalscorers.

Kathleen "Kay" Mills-Hill was an Irish sportsperson who played senior camogie with Dublin from 1941 until 1961. She is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time, winning a record 15 All Ireland Senior Medals "that no other player in Camogie, hurling or football has equalled."

Margaret ‘Madge’ Rainey is a former camogie player, captain of the All Ireland Camogie Championship winning team in 1956. She played in the All Ireland senior final of 1951.

Home Final

Sophie Brack’s goal for Dublin in the first minute of the final was disallowed. Goals from Madge Rainey and Mary McKeever helped Antrim take a 2-0 to 0-3 lead before Brack scored just before half time from close range. It was level at half time Dublin 2-3 to Antrim 2-0. Antrim levelled again with a Madge Rainey goal with 15 minutes to go before Dublin pulled away with four goals, one each from Sophie Brack and Patsy Cooney, 1-1 from Kathleen Cody and another Sophie Brack goal. It was played, according to the Irish Independent“at a fast and exciting tempo”:

Sophie Brack is a former camogie player who was selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955.

<i>Irish Independent</i> newspaper

The Irish Independent is Ireland's largest-selling daily newspaper, published by Independent News & Media (INM). It often includes glossy magazines. While most of the paper's content in English, it also publishes a weekly supplement in Irish called Seachtain. The Irish Independent's sister publication is the Sunday Independent.

Dublin captured the title for the eleventh time by outstaying a rejuvenated Antrim side in the last quarter of the match. Until that all important final quarter the Ulster girls matched the holders puck for puck, and score for score and showed spirit and gameness in fighting back time after time when Dublin seemed to be getting on top. For all their great-hearted efforts Antrim lacked the finesse, the high degree of polished stick work and positional skill displayed by the star-studded Dublin team. The Antrim forwards never attempted to emulate the delightful combined movements of the winners attack, but in and around the goalmouth they seized on the slightest slip by a defender. Mary Rua McGarry was particularly adept at these tactics. [7]

The Irish Press noted:

None of those who saw the match would agree there were ten points in the difference. It was a game which surpassed all expectations. This was not only a complete vindication of the wisdom of staging an All Ireland championship in this code, but was a most eloquent tribute to the tenacity and purposefulness of the enthusiasts in Antrim, who have kept the game going there. As a game it was a treat to watch and the whole sixty minutes sparkled with good play. Every girl on the field had her heart in her job and the appreciative cheers of the 3,000 people present were eloquent testimony to the very high level of play set up by this gallant 24.” [8]

Final Proper

Dublin then travelled to Belfast to play London in the “final proper” played alongside the Ward Cup match between Meath and Mayo before a large crowd. London were hampered in the loss of their captain Noreen Collins in the first ten minutes. Dublin led 4-2 to nil at half time, Patsy Cooney scoring three of their eight goals in an 8-2 to 1-2 victory, [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

Final stages

Dublin 9-7 – 2-1 Galway

Antrim 3-2 – 1-0 Tiperary

Dublin 6-5 – 4-1 Antrim
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DUBLIN:
GK 1 Eileen Duffy (Celtic)
FB 2 Nan Mahon
RWB 3 Anna Young (Celtic)
CB 4 Sadie Hayes
LWB 5 Mona Walsh (Eoghan Rua)
MF 6 Nancy Caffrey (Eoghan Rua)
MF 7 Kathleen Cody (CIÉ) (0-4)
MF 8 Kathleen Mills (CIÉ) (0-1)
RWF 9 Patsy Cooney (2-0)
CF 10 Joan Cosgrave (1-0)
LWF 11 Pat Raftery (Col San Dominic) (Capt)
FF 12 Sophie Brack (CIÉ). (3-0)
ANTRIM:
GK 1 Betty McFaul
FB 2 Peg Dooey (Capt)
RWB 3 Moya Forde
CB 4 Kathleen Dooey
LWB 5 Geraldine Swindles
MF 6 Sue McMullan
MF 7 Mary McGarry
MF 8 Ethna Dougan
RWF 9 Sarah O'Neill
CF 10 Madge Rainey (2-0)
LWF 11 Mary McKeever (2-0)
FF 12 Mary Rua McGarry (0-1)

MATCH RULES

  • 50 minutes
  • Replay if scores level
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions

See also

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship, known simply as the All-Ireland Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county hurling competition in Ireland, and has been contested every year except one since 1887.

National Camogie League

The National Camogie League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues, is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in three divisions graded by ability. It was first played in 1976 for a trophy donated by Allied Irish Banks when Tipperary beat Wexford in a replayed final. Division Two was inaugurated in 1979 and won by Kildare.

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References

  1. Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 978-1-908591-00-5
  2. Report of final in Irish Press, December 4, 1950
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, December 4, 1950
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, December 4, 1950
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, December 4, 1950
  6. Report of final in Irish News, December 4, 1950
  7. Report of final in Irish Independent, December 4, 1950
  8. Report of final in Irish Press, December 4, 1950
  9. Report of final in Irish Press, August 20, 1951
  10. Report of final in Irish Independent, August 20, 1951
  11. Report of final in Irish Times, August 20, 1951
  12. Report of final in Irish Examiner, August 20, 1951
  13. Report of final in Irish News, August 20, 1951
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1949
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1951