1970 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1970
Championship details
Dates Sept 20
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Cork (7th title)
Captain Ann Comerford
Manager Mary Moran
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Kilkenny
Captain Helena O’Neill
Manager
Matches played 3

The 1970 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1970 season. The championship was won by Cork, who defeated Killkenny by an 11-point margin in the final. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] The match drew an attendance of 4,000.

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.

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Semi-finals

Kilkenny won the Leinster Championship for the first time when they defeated Dublin 5–3 to 4–3 and received an unexpected bye to the All-Ireland final when Galway withdrew, receiving a three-month suspension from Central Council for failing to fulfil the fixture. Cork owe their victory over Antrim to a tremendous opening quarter when they raced into an eleven-point lead with two goals from Pat Moloney and a third from Rosie Hennessy.

Camogie Association organization

The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Pat Moloney-Lenihan is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980 and 1982.

Final

Liz Garvan, the 17-year-old tennis champion from Old Als, stole the show in the All-Ireland final with 3-6 of Cork’s total. Agnes Hourigan wrote in the Irish Press

Úna Uí Phuirséil was the 17th president of the Camogie Association. Born Agnes Hourigan in Ballingarry, County Limerick, she had three brothers, Dan, Sean, Fr Jack Hourigan, and four sisters [including Maisie and Ellen].

This was a match from which Cork emerged the most clear-cut of winners. They had an early shock when Anne Carroll cracked home Maura Cassin’s pass in the fourth minute but the advantage was short lived. Cork were in full command. True, Kilkenny had plenty of chances through the last ten minutes but their forwards were over-anxious and fumbled them away. [7]

Final stages

Cork 3-5 – 3-2 Antrim
Cork 5–7 – 3-2 Kilkenny
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Cork
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Kilkenny
CORK:
GK 1 Mel Cummins
FB 2 Marie Costine (Cloyne)
RWB 3 Hannah Dineen (South Pres)
CB 4 Mary Jo Ryan (Youghal)
LWB 5 Sheila Dunne (Canovee)
MF 6 Betty Sugrue (South Pres)
MF 7 Anne McAuliffe (Old Als)
MF 8 Anne Comerford (Watergrasshill) (Capt)
RWF 9 Pat Moloney (UCC)
CF 10 Liz Garvan (UCC) (3-6)
LWF 11 Peggy Dorgan (2-1)
FF 12 Rosie Hennessy UCC)
Substitutes:
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(KILKENNY):
GK 1 Jo Golden (St Paul’s)
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RWB 3 Anne Phelan (St Paul’s)
CB 4 Mary Kennedy (St Brigid’s Ballycallan) Sub off.svg 50'
LWB 5 Joan Kelly (St Paul’s)
MF 6 Liz Neary (St Paul’s)
MF 7 Carmel O'Shea (St Paul’s)
MF 8 Peggy Carey (St Brigid’s Ballycallan) (1-1)
RWF 9 Helena O'Neill (St Paul’s)
CF 10 Ann Carroll (St Paul’s)l (2-1)
LWF 11 Breda Cassin (St Paul’s)
FF 12 Maura Cassin (St Paul’s)
Substitutes:
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MATCH rules

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

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, September 20, 1970
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 20, 1970
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 20, 1970
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 20, 1970
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 20, 1970
  7. Report of final in Irish Press, September 20, 1970
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1969
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1971