1991 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1991
Championship details
Dates 8 June – 22 September 1991
All-Ireland champions
Winners Kilkenny (11th win)
Captain Angela Downey
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Cork
Captain Therese O’Callaghan
Championship statistics
Matches played 7
1990
1992

The 1991 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was won by Kilkenny who defeated Cork by a seven-point margin in the final. [1] The match drew an attendance of 3,024 including President Mary Robinson. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

The All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship is a competition for inter-county teams in the women's field sport of game of camogie played in Ireland. The series of games are organised by the Camogie Association and are played during the summer months with the All-Ireland Camogie Final being played on the second Sunday in September in Croke Park, Dublin. The prize for the winning team is the O'Duffy Cup. The current champions are Cork, who claimed their twenty-seventh title thanks to a victory over Kilkenny in Croke Park, Dublin.

Mary Robinson Irish politician; President of Ireland, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Mary Therese Winifred Robinson is an Irish Independent politician who served as the seventh President of Ireland, becoming the first woman to hold this office. She also served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and a Senator for the University of Dublin from 1969 to 1989. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister and campaigner. She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's Austin Currie, in the 1990 presidential election, becoming the first Independent candidate nominated by the Labour Party, the Workers' Party and Independent Senators. She was the first elected President in the office's history not to have had the support of Fianna Fáil.

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Final

Breda Holmes scored three goals for Kilkenny. Angela Downey’s ingenuity contributed to two of the goals, Marina Downey was the architect of the third. According to Kathryn Davis in the Irish Times:

Breda Holmes is a former camogie player, winner of the B+I Star of the Year award in 1987 and seven All Ireland medals in succession between 1984 and 1991, celebrating the seventh by scoring the match-turning goal from Ann Downey’s sideline ball against Cork in the 1991 final.

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.

Marina Downey is a camogie player, winner of five All Ireland medals, captain of the Kilkenny team that won the National Camogie League in 1993 and the St Paul’s team that won the club championship.

An emotional Angela Downey, who was beset by cramp in the final minute and who looked as if she would not actually make it up the steps to receive the O’Duffy cup put it more succinctly when she said: “it was pure stubbornness. We were written off but we came back for one last hurrah.” [7]

Final stages

Kilkenny 2-13 – 2-7 Wexford

Cork 2-13 – 1-4 Galway

Kilkenny 3-8 – 0-10 Cork
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Kilkenny
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Cork
KILKENNY:
GK 1 Marie Fitzpatrick (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
FB 2 Biddy O'Sullivan (Shamrocks)
RWB 3 Una Murphy (Tullogher)
CB 4 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
LWB 5 Frances Rothwell (Mooncoin) Sub off.svg 46'
MF 6 Marina Downey (Lisdowney)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Lisdowney) (0-3)
MF 8 Gillian Dillon (St Lachtain's) (2-0)
RWF 9 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
CF 10 Bridget Mullally (Glenmore)
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Lisdowney) (Capt) (0-4)
FF 12 Breda Holmes (Lisdowney) (1-1)
Substitutes:
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CORK:
GK 1 Marion McCarthy
FB 2 Liz Dunphy
RWB 3 Paula Goggins
CB 4 Breda Kenny
LWB 5 Liz Towler
MF 6 Colette O’Mahony (0-3) Sub on.svg 36'
MF 7 Therese O’Callaghan (Capt)
MF 8 Sandie Fitzgibbon (0-1)
RWF 9 Linda Mellerick
CF 10 Ger McCarthy (0-1)
LWF 11 Liz O’Neill
FF 12 Irene O’Leary (0-5)
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 23, 1991
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 23, 1991
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 23, 1991
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 23, 1991
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 23, 1991
  7. Report of final in Irish Times, September 23, 1991


Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1989
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1992