1963 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1963
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Dublin (22nd title)
Captain Úna O'Connor
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Antrim
Captain Sue Ward
Manager
Matches played

The 1963 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1963 season in Camogie. The championship was won by Dublin who defeated Antrim by a 13-point margin in the final. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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Structure

Cork led Dublin 2-1 to 1-1 at half time in the All Ireland semi-final at The Mardyke then stretched their lead to 3-4 to 1-2, before Una O'Connor and Mary Sherlock responded with goals and Sherlock added an equalising point three minutes from the end. Three goals each from Judy Doyle and Una O'Connor and further goals from Mary Sherlock and Brid Keenan secured Dublin's place in the final on a day that Cork's train broke down en route to Dublin.

Final

Two goals from Una O'Connor and a third from Bríd Keenan at the start of the second half secured the championship for Dublin. Agnes Hourigan wrote in the Irish Press:

The scoreline did scant justice to the see saw nature of the exchanges. Far greater craft, combination and cohesion in attack, together with a back line that made only one mistake in the full fifty minutes, despite long spells of Antrim pressure, gave Dublin the title after a scintillating game. At al times but more especially so in the second half, Antrim had as much if not more of the play than the victors but whereas the Dublin forwards scored from almost every possible opportunity, the Ulster champions blazed wide time and again when well placed. Una O’Connor, who won her tenth All Ireland medal, roamed well outfield from her normal full-forward post, and, too mobile for opposing full-back Moya Forde, distributed the bal magnificently to a brilliant pair of corner-forwards Judy Doyle and Bríd Keenan, whose well taken scores made all the difference. [7]

Final stages

Dublin 3-2 – 3-2 Cork

Dublin 8-4 – 1-0 Cork

Antrim 4-6 – 1-3 Galway

Dublin 7-3 – 2-5 Antrim
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Dublin
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Antrim
Dublin
GK1 Concepta Clarke (Austin Stacks)
FB2 Betty Hughes (CIÉ)
RWB3 Sheila Ware (Eoghan Rua)
CB4 Ally Hussey (Celtic)
LWB5 Kay Lyons (Eoghan Rua)
MF6 Maureen McEvoy (Presentation Terenure Pat)
MF7 Mary Sherlock (Austin Stacks) (0-2)
MF8 Mary Ryan (Austin Stacks)
RWF9 Bríd Keenan (Austin Stacks) (3-0)
CF10 Kay Ryder (Naomh Aoife)
LWF11 Judy Doyle (CIÉ) (2-1)
FF12 Úna O'Connor (Celtic) (Capt) (2-0)
Antrim
GK1 Teresa Kearns (Dunloy)
FB2 Moya Forde (Ahoghill)
RWB3 Margo Kane (St Teresa's Belfast)
CB4 Chris Hughes-O’Boyle (St Malachy's Randalstown)
LWB5 Mairéad McAtamney (Portglenone)
MF6 Betty Smith (Gael Uladh)
MF7 Sue Ward (Deirdre) (Capt) (0-2)
MF8 Leontia Carabine (St Teresa's Belfast) (0-1)
RWF9 Marion Kearns (St Malachy's Randalstown) (1-0)
CF10 Mary Phil Jameson (Ballycastle)
LWF11 Marie Laverty (Deirdre)
FF12 Maeve Gilroy (St Malachy's Randalstown) (0-1).

MATCH RULES

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

See also

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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, September 9, 1963
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 9, 1963
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 9, 1963
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 9, 1963
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 9, 1963
  7. Irish Press Sept 10 1963
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1962
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1964