1952 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1952
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Dublin (12th title)
Captain Sophie Brack
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Antrim
Madge Rainey
Manager
Matches played

The 1952 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1952 season in Camogie. The championship was won by Dublin who defeated Antrim by a two-point margin in the final. [1] The match was played at Croke Park [2]

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.

Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland

Croke Park is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium located in Dublin, Ireland. Named in honour of Archbishop Thomas Croke, it is often called Croker by some GAA fans and locals. It serves both as the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

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Cork's return

Galway defeated Mayo by 3–2 to 3–0 in the Connacht final, and lost the semi-final against Dublin 9–5 to 0–1. Cork returned after their eight-year absence from the championship and duly won the Munster title. Antrim defeated Cork 3–2 to 1–6 in a semi-final that drew 3,000 followers to Casement Park. Antrim then defeated London by 5-1 to 1-0 to reach the final.

Final

Sophie Brack scored three goals as Dublin defeated Antrim in the final, including Dublin’s winning goal in the last minute for a two-point victory. Kathleen Cody had retired and was replaced by UCD student, Annette Corrigan. The Celtic Club supplied the entire Dublin defence.

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.

Celtic is a camogie club, winner of the Dublin Championship on 12 occasions and the inaugural winner of the All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship in 1964.. Dublin did not send a representative in 1965, so they did not defend their title.

Final stages

Antrim 3-2 – 1-6 Cork

Dublin 9-5 – 0-1 Galway

Dublin 5-1 – 4-2 Antrim
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Dublin
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Antrim
DUBLIN:
GK 1 Eileen Duffy (Celtic)
FB 2 Doretta Blackton (Celtic)
RWB 3 Carmel Walsh (CIÉ)
CB 4 Deborah Dunne (Austin Stacks)
LWB 5 Pauline Duffy (Celtic)
MF 6 Nancy Caffrey
MF 7 Annette Corrigan (UCD) (0-1)
MF 8 Kathleen Mills (CIÉ)
RWF 9 Eileen Bourke (UCD) (1-0)
CF 10 Nan Mahon (1-0)
LWF 11 Marie Price
FF 12 Sophie Brack (CIÉ) (3-0)
ANTRIM:
GK 1 Anne McGarry
FB 2 Moya Forde
RWB 3 Peg Dooey
CB 4 Mary McGarry
LWB 5 Deirdre O’Gorman
MF 6 Sue McMullan
MF 7 Ita O’Reilly
MF 8 Maeve Gilroy (0-2)
RWF 9 Sarah O’Neill
CF 10 Mary McKeever
LWF 11 Madge Rainey (2-0)
FF 12 Fionnuala Forde (1-0).

MATCH RULES

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 News, August 4, 1952. Irish national newspapers were on strike during the period of the 1952 championship
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1951
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1953