1981 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final

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1981 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final
Event All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1981
Date 13 September 1981
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Phyllis Breslin (Dublin)
Attendance 3,000
1980
1981 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final Replay
Date 4 October 1981
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Phyllis Breslin (Dublin)
Attendance 3,000
Weather Rain
1981

The 1981 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final was the fiftieth All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1981 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, an inter-county camogie tournament for the top teams in Ireland.

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A pitch intruder disputing with the referee meant that five minutes of stoppage time had to be played, which was enough for Kilkenny to close a six-point gap in the last eight minutes. In the replay, Cork lost Claire Cronin to injury and a late Angela Downey goal gave the Cats a flattering five-point win. [1]

Claire Cronin is a former camogie player, winner of the B+I Star of the Year award and the Gradam Tailte award for skill tests in 1983 having previously won the Levi Youth Sports Star award for Young Player of the Year in 1976. She won All Ireland medals in 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1983.

Angela Downey-Browne is a retired Irish sportsperson. She played camogie at various times with her local clubs, St Paul's camogie club based in Kilkenny city and Lisdowney, and was a member of the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1970 until 1994. Downey is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the game.

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