1980 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1980
Championship Details
DatesSept 28
Counties
Sponsor
All Ireland Champions
Winners Cork (12th title)
Captain Mary Geaney
Manager
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Limerick
Captain Geraldine O'Brien
Manager
Matches played8

The 1980 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1980 season. The championship was won by Cork who defeated first time finalists Limerick by a three-point margin in the final in a replay, [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] the first final to be replayed since 1974 and the third in the history of the game. [6] The match drew an attendance of 3,013 including president Paddy Hillery. Limerick had been junior champions in 1977 and qualified for the National Camogie League finals of 1978 and 1979.

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Early Rounds

Derry were missing their inspirational midfielder Sarah Ann Quinn for their quarter-final against Limerick. Limerick then surprised Kilkenny in the semi-final.

Final

Ann O'Sullivan scored a last minute goal for Limerick, her second of the day, to draw the final. The fact Limerick grabbed a draw was described by Maol Muire Tynan in the Irish Press as the shock of the camogie season. Ann O'Sullivan scrambled home the equalising goal in the last minute. [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] Tynan wrote

They should in theory have won. They were probably the better team. But Limerick played with utter determination and can only be admired for their grit. [12]

Replay

Cork's match clinching goal in the replay came in the run-in to half time when Limerick goalkeeper Helen Moynihan attempted to solo out the field tipping the ball on her hurl, but failed to clear and the ball was returned to Mary Geaney who scored against the unguarded goal. Cork were leading by six points in the replay when Helen Mulcaire's free from 60 yards dropped towards goal and in the melee was deflected off Bridget O'Brien's shoulder into the net. Maol Muire Tynan, who had played in the 1979 final, wrote in the Irish Press:

With five minutes remaining Helen Mulcaire struck one of the finest goals I have ever seen on a camogie pitch. It was a marvellous free shot from about 30 yards that left the Cork defence gaping, and rose the spirits of a disenchanted crowd of Limerick supporters. Trailing by two points Limerick tried frantically to make up for lost time. Their hopes were finally dashed when Cork got another free from fairly close range and Mary O'Leary pointed again. Time had run out for Limerick. Their attack was too late and on the day the best team won. [13]

Final stages

Dublin 2-8 – 2-4 Clare

Limerick 2-7 – 0-7 Down

Kilkenny 4-11 – 1-1 Wexford

Cork 3-7 – 0-5 Antrim

Dublin 1-5 – 0-5 Tipperary

Kilkenny 4-10 – 1-7 Galway

Limerick 5-8 – 1-1 Derry

Cork 5-8 – 3-4 Dublin

Limerick 4-3 – 2-6 Kilkenny

Cork 2-7 – 3-4 Limerick

Cork 1-8 – 2-2 Limerick

Drawn Final September 15 Cork 2-7 Limerick 3-4

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Cork
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Limerick
CORK:
GK1 Marion McCarthy (Éire Óg)
FB2 Patricia Riordan (Ballinlough)
RWB3 Miriam Higgins (Éire Óg)
CB4 Catherine Landers (Killeagh)
LWB5 Martha Kearney (Na Piarsaigh)
MF6 Clare Cronin (Old Als)
MF7 Angela Higgins (Watergrasshill) (0-1)
MF8 Nancy O'Driscoll (Éire Óg)
RWF9 Mary O'Leary (Watergrasshill) (2-4)
CF10 Marion Sweeney (Killeagh)
LWF11 Pat Moloney (Killeagh) (0-2)
FF12 Mary Geaney (Éire Óg) (Capt)
LIMERICK:
GK1 Helen Moynihan (Ballyagran)
FB2 Joan O'Shea (Ballyagran)
RWB3 Vera Mackey (Ballyagran)
CB4 Geraldine O'Brien (Ballyagran) (Capt) (1-0)
LWB5 Margie Neville-Dore (Kilfinane)
MF6 Ber O'Brien (Ballyagran)
MF7 Helen Mulcair (Kilfinane)
MF8 Anne Sheehy (Kilfinane)
RWF9 Anne O'Sullivan (Ballyagran) (2-0)
CF10 Pauline McCarthy (Ballyagran) (0-3)
LWF11 Betty Conway (Ballyagran) (0-1)
FF12 Bríd Stokes (Kilfinane) (1-0)

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MATCH RULES

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

Replay October 6 Cork 1-8 Limerick 2-2

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Cork
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Limerick
CORK:
GK1 Marion McCarthy (Éire Óg)
FB2 Patricia Riordan (Ballinlough)
RWB3 Miriam Higgins (Éire Óg)
CB4 Catherine Landers (Killeagh)
LWB5 Martha Kearney (Na Piarsaigh)
MF6 Clare Cronin (Old Als)
MF7 Angela Higgins (Watergrasshill) (0-1)
MF8 Nancy O'Driscoll (Éire Óg) (0-1)
RWF9 Mary O'Leary (Watergrasshill) (0-3)
CF10 Marion Sweeney (Killeagh) (0-1)
LWF11 Pat Moloney (Killeagh) (0-1)
FF12 Mary Geaney (Éire Óg) (Capt) (1-1)
LIMERICK:
GK1 Helen Moynihan (Ballyagran)
FB2 Joan O'Shea (Ballyagran)
RWB3 Vera Mackey (Ballyagran)
CB4 Geraldine O'Brien (Ballyagran) (Capt) (1-0)
LWB5 Margie Neville-Dore (Kilfinane)
MF6 Ber O'Brien (Ballyagran)
MF7 Helen Mulcair (Kilfinane) (1-0)
MF8 Anne Sheehy (Kilfinane) Sub off.svg 34'Sub on.svg 43'
RWF9 Anne O'Sullivan (Ballyagran)
CF10 Pauline McCarthy (Ballyagran (0-2)
LWF11 Betty Conway (Ballyagran) Sub off.svg 30'
FF12 Bríd Stokes (Kilfinane)
Substitutes:
MF Bridget O'Brien (Ballyagran) for Betty Conway Sub on.svg 30'
FF Martina O'Donoghue for Ann Sheehy Sub on.svg 34'Sub off.svg 43'
FF Anne Sheehy for Martina O'Donoghue Sub on.svg 43'

MATCH RULES

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

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References

  1. Report of replay in Irish Press, September 29, 1980
  2. Report of replay in Irish Independent, September 29, 1980
  3. Report of replay in Irish Times, September 29, 1980
  4. Report of replay in Irish Examiner, September 29, 1980
  5. Report of replay in Irish News, September 29, 1980
  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 15, 1980
  8. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 15, 1980
  9. Report of final in Irish Times, September 15, 1980
  10. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 15, 1980
  11. Report of final in Irish News, September 15, 1980
  12. Report of final in Irish Press, September 15, 1980
  13. Report of replay in Irish Press, September 29, 1980
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1979
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1981