1977 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

Last updated
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1977
Championship Details
DatesSept 18
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Kilkenny (3rd title)
Captain Angela Downey
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Wexford
Captain Margaret Leacy
Manager
Matches played2

The 1977 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1977 season. The championship was won by Kilkenny who defeated Wexford by a seven-point margin in the final for a historic first success. [1] The match drew an attendance of 4,000. It marked the first victory as captain for Angela Downey, arguably the greatest player in the history of camogie, who also scored 2-3 in the match. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Contents

Early Rounds

In the quarter-finals Wexford had a comfortable victory over Cork, Dublin defeated Antrim and 1974 junior champions Clare defeated 1976 junior champions Down (they led convincingly 5-2 to 0-3 at half time) to qualify for their first semi-final since 1944. A 20th-minute goal from Bernie Murphy meant Wexford took command of the semi-final, Clare trailed 3-1 to 0-1 at half time and their only rewards for a strong third quarter was a goal from Margaret O’Toole before Wexford finished with three more goals. Kilkenny beat Tipperary in the quarter-final and Angela Downey scored four of Kilkenny’s goals in their semi-final victory over Dublin at Parnell Park.

Final

Two first half goals gave Kilkenny the initiative which they never lost in the final. In the 17th minute Angela Downey's high cross from the left was touched on by Carmel Savage to Jo Dunne who availed of a defensive mistake to score. Angela came racing back to point and then sent a close free through the crowded goalmouth to the net to put Kilkenny two goals clear. Pádraig Puirséil wrote in the Irish Press:

Angela Downey was the outstanding player on the field, but she got plenty of help from the other forwards Carmel Savage, Jo Dunne and Mary Purcell. Though she started at left forward, Angela switched to the right for the entire second half. Kilkenny excelled yesterday not only in their strength in the really vital positions but in the all-round efficiency of the entire side. Wexford, with the north-easterly breeze behind them, looked by far the livelier side at the start but, though they more or less dominated the outfield exchanges through the opening 15 minutes, they made surprisingly little impression on a Kilkenny defence in which Liz Neary at full back and Mary Canavan soaked up so much pressure that goal-keeper Teresa O'Neill was rarely in trouble. The sisters Bridget Doyle and Kit Codd tried all they knew to turn the tide, as did the Walshs and Mairéad Darcy but, on the day, Wexford just had not what it took to recapture an All-Ireland title from a well-balanced Kilkenny side, which has now won the title three tiumes in the past four seasons and thus joins Wexford on camogie's Roll of Honour.

[7]

Final stages

Wexford 1-11 – 1-8 Galway

Dublin 2-12 – 1-1 Antrim

Wexford 3-8 – 1-5 Cork

Clare 6-6 – 1-3 Down

Kilkenny 7-5 – 1-4 Tipperary

Wexford 6-4 – 1-3 Clare

Kilkenny 5-3 – 2-4 Dublin

Kilkenny 3-4 – 1-3 Wexford
Kit left arm borderonblack.png
Kit left arm.svg
Kit body blackstripes.png
Kit body.svg
Kit right arm borderonblack.png
Kit right arm.svg
Kit shorts.svg
Kit socks long.svg
Kilkenny
Kit left arm goldshoulders.png
Kit left arm.svg
Kit body goldhorizontal.png
Kit body.svg
Kit right arm goldshoulders.png
Kit right arm.svg
Kit shorts.svg
Kit socks long.svg
Wexford
KILKENNY:
GK1 Teresa O'Neill (St Paul's)
FB2 Liz Neary (St Paul's)
RWB3 Anne Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
CB4 Bridie Martin (Lisdowney)
LWB5 Mary Canavan (St Paul's)
MF6 Helena O'Neill (St Paul's) (0-1)
MF7 Ann Downey (St Paul's)
MF8 Mary Fennelly (St Paul's)
RWF9 Jo Dunne (Carrickshock) (1-0)
CF10 Mary Purcell (Carrickshock)
LWF11 Angela Downey (St Paul's) (Capt) (2-3)
FF12 Carmel Savage-Doyle (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
WEXFORD:
GK1Kathleen Tonks
FB2Margaret Leacy (Capt)
RWB3Mairéad Darcy
CB4Bridget Doyle (1-1)
LWB5Dorothy Walsh
MF6Breda Murphy
MF7Elsie Walsh
MF8Maggie Hearne (0-2)
RWF9Kit Codd
CF10Bridie Doran Sub off.svg 30'
LWF11Bernie Murphy
FF12Eileen O'Gorman
Substitutes:
MF Annie Kennedy for Doran Sub on.svg 30'

MATCH RULES

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

See also

Related Research Articles

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 2001 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the Foras na Gaeilge All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasons—was the high point of the 2001 season. The championship was won by Tipperary who scored defeated their great rivals of the age Cork in a replayed semi-final and Kilkenny by a 16-point margin in the final. The attendance was a then record of 16,354.

The 1984 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1984 season. The championship was won by Dublin who defeated Tipperary by a 14-point margin in the final. The match drew an attendance of 4,219.

The 1985 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1985 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Dublin by a five-point margin in the final for a first success in four years. The match drew an attendance of 3,500.

The 1987 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. The championship was won by Kilkenny who defeated Cork by a nine-point margin in the final. The match drew an attendance of 5,496. It was the last All Ireland championship to be played over 50 minutes.

The 1992 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1992 season. The championship was won by Cork, who defeated Wexford by a 14-point margin in the final for their third successive success. The match drew an attendance of 4,000.

The 1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1994 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Galway by a nine-point margin in the final. The match drew an attendance of 5,000.

The 1995 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the Bórd na Gaeilge All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasons—was the high point of the 1995 season. The championship was won by Cork who defeated Killkenny by a four-point margin in the final, taking the lead for only the first time in the match with a goal by Linda Mellerick that dropped into the net from a long shot with just 30 seconds of normal time left. The match drew an attendance of 9,874, then the highest for a camogie-only final, beating the 52-year-old attendance record set for Dublin v Cork in 1943. Lynn Dunlea scored 4-20 in the championship.

The 1990 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1990 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Wexford by a ten-point margin in the final.

The 1989 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Cork by an eight-point margin in the final. The match drew an attendance of 3,024 and marked Angela Downey’s ninth All Ireland medal.

The 1986 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1986 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Dublin by a nine-point margin in the final. The match drew an attendance of 5,000.

The 1981 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1981 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Cork by a five-point margin in a replayed final. The match drew an attendance of 3,000.

The 1974 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1974 season. The championship was won by Kilkenny who defeated Cork by a four-point margin in the final for a historic first success. The match was replayed, the third time this had happened in a final in the history of camogie.

The 1976 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1976 camogie season in Ireland. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Dublin by a one-point margin in the lowest scoring final for 34 years. The match drew an attendance of 6,000. It was the first time that two counties from the same province met in the final of the All-Ireland championship.

The 1968 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1968 season in Camogie. The championship was won by Wexford who defeated Cork by a three-point margin in the final.

The 1976 All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship for the leading clubs in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by St Paul’s from Kilkenny, who defeated Athenry from Galway in the final, played at Nowlan Park.

The 1985 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Kilkenny, who defeated Dublin in the final, played at Parnell Park.

The 1987 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Kilkenny, who defeated Dublin in the final, played at Nowlan Park.

The 1982 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Kilkenny, who defeated Cork in the final, played at St John’s Park, Kilkenny.

The 2012 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in association with RTÉ Sport for sponsorship reasons— is the premier competition of the 2012 camogie season. It commenced on 23 June 2012 and ended with the final on 16 September. Eight county teams compete in the Senior Championship out of twenty-seven who compete overall in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships. Wexford defeated Cork in the final. The championship was notable for the qualification of Offaly for the All-Ireland semi-final just three years after they had been graded junior. Quarter-final stages of the championships were re-introduced for the first time since 2006. The 2012 championship was the first to be held under new rules which allowed two points for a point direct from a sideline ball.

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 19, 1977
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 19, 1977
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 19, 1977
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 19, 1977
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 19, 1977
  7. Irish Press Sept 20 1977 Page 13: Angela foils Wexford’s bid
* Historical reports of All Ireland finals 
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1976
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1978