1956 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final

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1956 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final
Event All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1956
Date30 September 1956
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Kathleen O'Duffy (Dublin)
Attendance4,100
1955
1957

The 1956 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final was the 25th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1956 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, an inter-county camogie tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

Antrim had ended Dublin's eight-year win streak and so were favourites to take the All-Ireland title. They led 4-3 to 4-2 near the end when Antrim's goalkeeper Teresa Kearns made a brilliant save, and the Glenswomen rushed down the field to score a fifth goal and secure victory. [1] [ unreliable source? ]

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