1953 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1953
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Dublin (13th title)
Captain Sophie Brack
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Tipperary
Mary Ann O'Brien
Manager
Matches played

The 1953 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1953 season in Camogie. The championship was won by Dublin who defeated Tipperary by a 22-point margin in the 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

London could not travel to the All Ireland semi-final against Tipperary in Roscrea. No Connacht county entered the championship.

Final

Kathleen Mills had one of her best games, the Nenagh Guardian reported. Her long left handed drives brought about many of Dublin's goals. Dublin hit Tipperary with two goals in the first three minutes, led 5-2 to 0-3 at half time, and scored three more goals early in the second half. Kathleen Griffin’s goal for Tipperary midway through the second half drew a loud cheer from what was described as a “fair sized attendance.” [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

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."

Kathleen Marks born in 1935 is a former camogie player, who played for Tipperary in four All Ireland Camogie Championship finals without achieving the long-awaited breakthrough for Tipperary.

Final stages

Dublin 9-2 – 2-0 Down

Dublin 8-4 – 1-3 Tipperary
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Dublin
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Tipperary
DUBLIN:
GK 1 Eileen Duffy (Celtic)
FB 2 Doretta Blackton (Celtic)
RWB 3 Carmel Walsh (CIÉ)
CB 4 Pauline Duffy (Celtic)
LWB 5 Sheila Donnelly (Eoghan Rua)
MF 6 Nancy Caffrey (Eoghan Rua)
MF 7 Annette Corrigan (UCD)
MF 8 Kathleen Mills (CIÉ)
RWF 9 Úna O'Connor (Celtic) (4-1)
CF 10 Sheila Sleator (Eoghan Rua) (1-0)
LWF 11 Eileen Bourke (UCD)
FF 12 Sophie Brack (Capt) (CIÉ) (3-3)
TIPPERARY:
GK 1 Maura Treacy (Elmville)
FB 2 Kitty Callanan (Clonmel)
RWB 3 Kitty Kirwan (Roscrea)
CB 4 Mary Ann O'Brien (Roscrea) (Capt) (0-1)
LWB 5 Mary Morris (Clonmel)
MF 6 Nancy Foley (Elmville)
MF 7 Mary England (Roscrea) (0-2)
MF 8 Kathleen England (Roscrea)
RWF 9 Kathleen Griffin (Roscrea) (1-0)
CF 10 Terry Griffin (Roscrea)
LWF 11 Kathleen Downes (Roscrea)
FF 12 Tess O'Meara (Clonmel)

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 Press, August 3, 1953
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, August 3, 1953
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, August 3, 1953
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, August 3, 1953
  6. Report of final in Irish News, August 3, 1953
  7. Report of final in Irish Press, August 3, 1953
  8. Report of final in Irish Independent, August 3, 1953
  9. Report of final in Irish Times, August 3, 1953
  10. Report of final in Irish Examiner, August 3, 1953
  11. Report of final in Irish News, August 3, 1953
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1952
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1954