1954 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1954
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Dublin (14th title)
Captain Sophie Brack
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Derry
Patsy McCloskey
Manager
Matches played 2

The 1954 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1954 season in Camogie. The championship was won by Dublin who defeated first time finalists Derry by an 18-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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Final

Una O'Connor, Sophie Brack and Sheila Sleator shared ten goals. Rose McAllister, Patsy McCloskey, Anna Bryson and Patsy O'Brien scored Derry goals. The Irish Press noted:

Úna O'Connor is a former Irish sportsperson who played senior camogie with Dublin from 1953 until 1975. She is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time, a member of the team of the century. the first camogie player to win a Caltex award in 1966, and the Gaelic Weekly all-star award winner in 1967.

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.

One of the biggest crowds ever turned up at Croke Park on Sunday evening last to see the All Ireland camogie final in which Dublin won the title for the seventh successive year. The Derry girls put up a splendid fight and were rather better than the score suggests, but they were unable to match the stickwork and combination of the more experienced Dublin line-out. Derry did well at the start but could not turn their early advantage into scores and when Dublin settled into their stride they advanced steadily to victory. Dublin led by 6-1 to nil at half-time. There was only one free in the entire game. [7]

Final stages

Dublin 5-3 – 3-1 Cork

Derry 5-2 – 0-0 Mayo

Derry 3-11 – 0-3 London

Dublin 10-4 – 4-2 Derry
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Dublin
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Derry
DUBLIN:
GK 1 Eileen Duffy (Celtic)
FB 2 Doretta Blackton (Celtic)
RWB 3 Betty Hughes (CIÉ)
CB 4 Carmel Walsh (CIÉ)
LWB 5 Sheila Donnelly (Eoghan Rua)
MF 6 Nancy Caffrey (Eoghan Rua)
MF 7 Annette Corrigan (UCD) (0-3)
MF 8 Kathleen Mills (CIÉ)
RWF 9 Úna O'Connor (Celtic) (4-0)
CF 10 Sheila Sleator (Eoghan Rua) (2-0)
LWF 11 Eileen Bourke (UCD)
FF 12 Sophie Brack (Capt) (CIÉ) (Capt) (4-1)
DERRY:
GK 1 Anna McPeake
FB 2 Theresa Clarke
RWB 3 Teresa Halferty
CB 4 Carrie Rankin
LWB 5 Margaret Dorrity
MF 6 Mary McSwiggan
MF 7 Patsy McCloskey (Capt) (1-2)
MF 8 Kathleen McCloskey
RWF 9 Kathleen Madden
CF 10 Patsy O'Brien (1-0)
LWF 11 Anna Bryson (1-0)
FF 12 Rose McAllister (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 Press, August 23, 1954
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, August 23, 1954
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, August 23, 1954
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, August 23, 1954
  6. Report of final in Irish News, August 23, 1954
  7. Report of final in Irish Press, August 23, 1954
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1953
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1955