1988 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1988
Championship details
DatesJune – 25 September 1988
Teams8
All-Ireland champions
Winners Kilkenny (12th win)
Captain Angela Downey
Manager Tom Ryan
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Cork
Captain Linda Mellerick
1987
1989

The 1988 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. The championship was won by Kilkenny who defeated Cork by a six-point margin in the final. [1] The match drew an attendance of 4,000. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] It was the first All-Ireland championship to be played over the extended time period of 60 minutes.

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Semi-finals

Kilkenny had a massive 21-point victory over Galway and Cork defeated Wexford by seven points in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Final

Ann Leahy scored after just 12 seconds in one of the quickest goals in a final of the All Ireland camogie championship;. Breda Holmes scored two goals and Clare Jones scored another as Kilkenny won the final. Cork were 2-2 to 1-5 behind at half time in the final. Cork’s jersey numbers proved hard to read. Pat Roche complained in the Irish Times:

Nobody on a losing side wishes to be easily identified but this was stretching it too far. Cork’s challenge may not have faded into obscurity like the numbers of their backs, but they were held at bay long enough for Kilkenny to record their fourth successive triumph.. Though Cork trailed by 3-3 to 1-5 at the interval, they challenged gamely to be in with a chance in the closing stages. That Cork’s chances were alive playing into the teeth of a strong downfield breeze in the closing stages was due to their persistence around the Kilkenny posts and the probings of Linda Mellerick.

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Final stages

Cork 2-9 – 2-2 Wexford

Kilkenny 3-19 – 1-4 Galway

Kilkenny 4-11 – 3-8 Cork
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Kilkenny
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Cork
KILKENNY:
GK1 Marie Fitzpatrick (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
FB2 Biddy O'Sullivan (Shamrocks)
RWB3 Helen Holmes (St Paul’s) Sub off.svg 32)'
CB4 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
LWB5 Frances Rothwell (Mooncoin)
MF6 Clare Jones (St Paul’s) (1-1)
MF7 Ann Downey (St Paul’s) (0-4)
MF8 Anna Whelan (Castlecomer)
RWF9 Breda Cahill (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
CF10 Breda Holmes (St Paul’s) (2-1)
LWF11 Angela Downey (St Paul’s) (Capt) (1-3)
FF12 Jo Dunne (Carrickshock) (0-1)
Substitutes:
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Sub used: Marina Downey (0-1)

CORK:
GK1Marion McCarthy
FB2Mary Ring
RWB3Mary Spillane (1-0)
CB4 Cathy Landers Harnedy
LWB5Anne O'Donovan
MF6Sandie Fitzgibbon (0-1)
MF7Clare Cronin
MF8Colette O'Mahony (0-1)
RWF9Anne Leahy (1-0)
CF10Linda Mellerick (0-3)
LWF11Irene O'Leary Sub off.svg 45)'
FF12 Mary Geaney (1-3)
Substitutes:
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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 Press, September 26, 1988
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 26, 1988
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1988
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1988
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 26, 1988
  7. Irish Times Sept 261988


Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1987
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1989