1978 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1978
Championship Details
Dates
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Cork (11th title)
Captain Nancy O'Driscoll
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Dublin
Captain Sheila Murray
Manager[
Matches played

The 1978 All Ireland Camogie Championship was won by Cork, who beat Dublin by 17 points in the final. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] It was the last final to be played using the second crossbar. [6]

Contents

Championship

Margaret O'Toole scored the goal to bring Clare into the All-Ireland semi-final for the second successive year and third time in all.

Semi-final

Dublin’s superior ground play and first half goals from Anne Byrne and Mary Mernagh proved decisive in a semi-final victory over Wexford played in torrential rain.

Final

Cork scored three goals (from Sheila Murray, Nancy O'Driscoll and Pat Moloney) and two points without reply in the opening twenty minutes, ending the game as a contest. Cork added two goals late in the second half when Dublin showed signs of recovering. Sean Kilfeather wrote in the Irish Times:

Dublin were left with a completely hopeless task after only 20 minutes, by which time Cork had scored three goals and two points, without reply. By half-time Cork had added another goal and Dublin were still scoreless. The second half saw Dublin put up a plucky fright and we were left wondering why they were so ineffective earlier. Had Dublin adopted different tactics from the start, they would scarcely have been outscored to the extent of 17 points.

Agnes Hourigan wrote in the Irish Press:

In many years watching Cork camogie teams I do not think I have seen one play better than yesterday. Cork, for whom nothing could go wrong yesterday, were obviously far the superior side from the start, the game was always entertaining, even though it lacked a real competitive element. All through it was a delight t watch the speed style, and skill of such long serving Corkonians as Pat Moloney and full back Marie Costine. [7]

Mary Geaney was an Ireland women's field hockey international and officials of the Irish Ladies Hockey Union attended the match as guests. Nancy O'Driscoll was the first player to have captained Cork at two different grades.

Wexford 2-9 – 3-2 Kilkenny

Dublin 2-4 – 0-2 Antrim

Clare 1-1 – 0-3 Tipperary
Rosslevin Park Ennis

Cork 3-13 – 0-3 Galway

Final stages

Cork 5-15 – 3-1 Clare

Dublin 2-4 – 2-3 Wexford

Final

Cork 6-4 1-2 Dublin
M Geary 3-0, P Moloney 2-0, M O'Leary 1-3, N O'Driscoll 0-1N Fleming 1-1, H Roche (0-1),
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CORK:
GK1 Marion McCarthy (South Pres)
FB2 Marie Costine (Cloyne)
RWB3 Marie Ryan
CB4 Cathy Landers (Killeagh)
LWB5 Patricia Riordan (Ballinlough)
MF6 Claire Cronin (Balinlough)
MF7 Angela Higgins Watergrasshill
MF8 Nancy O'Driscoll Éire Óg) (captain) 0-1
RWF9 Mary O'Leary (Watergrasshill) 1-3
CF10 Marion Sweeney (Killeagh)
LWF11 Pat Moloney (Killeagh) 2-0
FF12 Mary Geaney (Éire Óg) 3-0
DUBLIN:
GK1 Sheila Murray (Austin Stacks)
FB2 Sheila Wallace (Cuala-Naomh Mhuire)
RWB3 Anne Redmond ((Cuala Naomh Mhuire}
CB4 Bernie Conroy (Cuala-Naomh Mhuire) Sub off.svg 32'
LWB5 Catherine Docherty (Celtic)
MF6 Anna McManus (Austin Stacks)
MF7 Marian Conway (Austin Stacks) Sub off.svg 20'
MF8 Barbara Redmond (Cuala Naomh Mhuire}
RWF9 Evelyn Sweeney (Celtic) Sub off.svg 20'
CF10 Mary Mernagh (Eoghan Rua)
LWF11 Noreen Fleming (Celtic) 1-1
FF12 Anne Byrne (Austin Stacks)
Substitutes:
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RWF Felicity Sutton (Club unknown) for Marie Murphy Sub on.svg 20'
LWB Mary Murphy (Club unknown) for Bernie Conroy Sub on.svg 32'

MATCH RULES

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

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References

  1. Report of final in Irish Press, September 18, 1978
  2. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 18, 1978
  3. Report of final in Irish Times, September 18, 1978
  4. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 18, 1978
  5. Report of final in Irish News, September 18, 1978
  6. Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 978-1-908591-00-5
  7. Report of final in Irish Press, September 18, 1978
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1977
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1979