1972 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1972
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Cork (11th title)
Captain Hannah Dineen
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Kilkenny
Captain Helena O'Neill
Manager
Matches played

The 1972 All Ireland Camogie Championship was won by Cork who defeated Killkenny by a four margin in the final for their third successive success of a four-in-a-row. It was the first final in which the new look camogie uniform of the 1970s was used. [1] The match drew an attendance of 4,000. It marked the first appearance in a final of the 15-year-old Angela Downey, arguably the greatest player in the history of camogie. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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Semi-finals

It was the second last year before the introduction of the open draw in camogie, Galway were graded junior. Kilkenny, who defeated Wexford 6-4 to 5-6 in the Leinster final with three goals from Maura Cassin and two from Angela Downey, had no opposition in the semi-final. Cork defeated Antrim in the second semi-final with a strong second half performance.

Final

It was a tense final with both free takes Liz Garvan and Ann Carroll missing from positions from which they would normally have scored. Angela Downey scored the first of the game’s three goals for Kilkenny, Liz Garvan scored Cork’s first goal from a free and Ann Carroll scored Cork’s second and deciding goal from a sideline ball. Shortly after the final, Liz Garvan travelled to Zambia to take up a teaching job and was lost to the game. Agnes Hourigan wrote in the Irish Press:

The pity of yesterday’s game was that it never got off the ground. Both teams seemed to be too tense from the start and though Cork did manage to relax somewhat when they got ahead in the closing stages, one felt, considering the obvious talent of both teams, that the fare provided was only an insipid shadow of what it might have been, The marking was very close throughout, and while it had its moment’s the final never gave us the fast spectacular open play that we had seen earlier in the junior decider. Kilkenny, one felt, did a great deal to beat themselves. They never settled down and even in the second half it was not unusual to see three or four of their players in one another’s way. [7]

Final stages

Cork 5-5 – 3-1 Antrim

Cork 2-5 1-4 Kilkenny
Liz Garvan 1-2, Anne Comerford 1-1) Marion Sweeney 0-2 Angela Downey 1-0, Ann Carroll 0-3, Liz Neary 0-1
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Cork
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CORK:
GK1 Deirdre Sutton (Glen Rovers)
FB2 Marie Costine (Cloyne)
RWB3 Hannah Dineen (South Pres) (captain)
CB4 Anne McAuliffe (Old Als)
LWB5 Mary Whelton (South Pres)
MF6 Marion McCarthy (South Pres)
MF7 Betty Sugrue (South Pres
MF8 Pat Moloney (UCC)
RWF9 Anne Phelan (Watergrasshill) 1-1
CF10 Liz Garvan (UCC)
LWF11 Marion Sweeney (Youghal GAAYoughal)
FF12 Rosie Hennessy (UCC)
(KILKENNY):
GK1 Teresa O'Neill (St Paul’s)
FB2 Phil O'Shea (St Paul’s)
RWB3 Mary O'Neill (St Paul’s)
CB4 Carmel O'Shea (St Paul’s)
LWB5 Ann Phelan (Sliabh Bloom)
MF6 Breda Cassin (Carrickshock)
MF7 Ann Carroll (UCD) 0-3
MF8 Liz Neary (St Paul’s) 0-1
RWF9 Bridie Martin (Thornback)
CF10 Maura Cassin (Carrickshock)
LWF11 Helena O'Neill (St Paul’s)
FF12 Angela Downey (St Paul’s)

MATCH RULES

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

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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 18, 1972
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 18, 1972
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 18, 1972
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 18, 1972
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 18, 1972
  7. Irish Press Sept 18 1972
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1971
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1973