1987 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1987
Championship details
DatesJune – 27 September 1987
Teams8
All-Ireland champions
Winners Kilkenny (7th win)
Captain Bridie McGarry
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Cork
Captain Val Fitzpatrick
Championship statistics
Matches played7
1986
1988

The 1987 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. The championship was won by Kilkenny who defeated Cork by a nine-point margin in the final. [1] The match drew an attendance of 5,496. [2] [3] [4] It was the last All Ireland championship to be played over 50 minutes.

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Semi-finals

Irene O'Leary cashed in on two goalkeeping lapses in the final 60 seconds to earn Cork a place in the final against Wexford who had led for much of the game. Angela Downey took her scores from limited opportunities in the second semi-final and her sister, Ann, added two long-range points.

Final

A first half goal each from Angela and Ann Downey won the final from Kilkenny. Mary Geaney scored Cork's goal. During the presentation ceremony Bridie McGarry accurately predicted that Kilkenny would be back for four in a row in 1988. Pat Roche wrote in the Irish Times:

It speaks well for the players eyesight, let alone their accuracy, that they could see the mini-posts dwarfed in the shadows of the main construction. But it was still another good day for the game and proved yet another opportunity for the Downey sisters to impress in an outstanding Kilkenny win. Kilkenny's captain Bridie McGarry was the star of the winner's defence. There was no doubting the skills of Angela Downey in the Kilkenny attack. Whenever she got even the half chance, you could bank on a Kilkenny score. She darted like a frightened coursing hare in and around the Cork defence to slap over four points in a five-minute spell. Her sister, Anne, was equally effective further out, maintaining the flow towards over-worked Cork rearguard.

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Fathers and daughters

Christy Ring was marked by Shem Downey in the 1946 All- Ireland senior hurling final. In an amazing coincidence. Mary Ring and Angela Downey marked one another in the camogie final 41 years later.

Final stages

Cork 2-10 – 1-6 Wexford

Kilkenny 3-9 – 0-6 Dublin

Kilkenny 3-10 – 1-7 Cork
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Kilkenny
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Cork
KILKENNY:
GK1 Marie Fitzpatrick (St Brigid's Ballycallan)
FB2Rita Weymes
RWB3 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid's Ballycallan)
CB4 Bridie McGarry (St Paul's) (Capt)
LWB5 Biddy O'Sullivan (Shamrocks)
MF6 Clare Jones (St Paul's)
MF7 Ann Downey (St Paul's) (1-1)
MF8 Anna Whelan (Lisdowney)
RWF9 Jo Dunne (Carrickshock)
CF10 Liz Neary (St Paul's)
LWF11 Angela Downey (St Paul's) (1-7)
FF12 Breda Holmes (St Paul's) (1-2)
CORK:
GK1Marion McCarthy
FB2Eileen Dineen
RWB3Mary Ring
CB4Anne Leahy Sub off.svg 35)'
LWB5Linda Mellerick
MF6Sandie Fitzgibbon
MF7Clare Cronin
MF8Liz Dunphy
RWF9Irene O'Leary (0-1) Sub off.svg 45)'
CF10Val Fitzpatrick (Capt) (0-4)
LWF11Colette O'Mahony Sub off.svg 32)'
FF12Noelle O'Driscoll (0-1)
Substitutes:
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RWF Cathy Landers Harnedy for Leahy Sub on.svg 35)'
RWF Mary Spillane for O'Leary Sub on.svg 45)'

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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 Times, September 28, 1987
  3. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 28, 1987
  4. Report of final in Irish News, September 28, 1987
  5. Irish Times Sept 28 1987


Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1986
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1988