1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1994
Championship details
DatesJune – 25 September 1994
All-Ireland champions
Winners Kilkenny (12th win)
Captain Ann Downey
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Wexford
Captain Ann Reddy
Championship statistics
Matches played7
1993
1995

The 1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1994 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Wexford by a nine-point margin in the final. [1] The match drew an attendance of 5,000. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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Background

Angela Downey was coaxed out of retirement at the age of 37 by Kilkenny and her twin sister Ann Downey was named as captain and Kilkenny for the 1992 championship. Newcomers Michelle Fennelly, Sinéad Costello, Marie Maher and Una Murphy joined the squad. Galway easily beat Kildare in the quarter finals by 6-23 to 1-9 in St Conleth's Park.

Semi-finals

The returned Angela Downey proved the match-winner once more in the semi-final at Ballinlough, scoring three goals in a three-point victory 4–9 to 2–12. Fiona Dunne, sister of Wexford hurler, Liam Dunne, scored 2–10 for Wexford as they beat Galway in the second semi-final. Galway goalkeeper Tracey Laheen scored a goal from a wind assisted puck-out and Olivia Broderick added a second for Galway to lead by 2–2 to 0–3 after only ten minutes before Wexford took over and ran out easy winners by nine points, 3–14 to 2–5.

Final

Angela Downey earned her 12th All Ireland medals despite the Wexford strategy of trying to curb the Downey twins. [7] Stellah Sinnott, in the words of Irish Times reporter Kathryn Davis, “stuck like a leech” to Angela in the opening ten minutes until a momentary lapse let her in for the first of two goals, flicked to the net despite the attention of three defenders from a Catherine Dunne pass. [8] Wexford fought back from a 1-3 to 0-34 half time deficit to equalize nine minutes into the second half. A point three minutes later by substitute Brigid Barnaville gave Kilkenny the impetus they needed and a second Angela Downey goal in the final minute added a gloss to the scoreline. [9]

Aftermath

Esme Murphy, a star on the Wexford minor team, was just 15 when she played in the All Ireland final. Wexford defeated Kilkenny by 2-9 to 1-10 in the Lienster final at Oylegate on 23 October, with goals by Angie Hearne and Paula Rankin.

Final stages

Kilkenny 4-9 – 2-12 Cork

Wexford 3-14 – 2-5 Galway

Kilkenny 2-11 – 0-8 Wexford
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Kilkenny
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Wexford
KILKENNY:
GK1 Michelle Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
FB2 Sinéad Costello (St Lachtain's)
RWB3 Tracey Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
CB4 Jillian Dillon (St Lachtain's)
LWB5 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
MF6 Marina Downey (Lisdowney)
MF7 Ann Downey (Lisdowney) (Capt) (0-3)
MF8 Marie Maher (St Martin’s)
RWF9 Bridget Mullally (Glenmore) (0-1)
CF10 Catherine Dunne (Carrickshock) Sub off.svg 41'
LWF11 Angela Downey (Lisdowney) (2-3)
FF12 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan) (0-2)
Substitutes:
CF Bridget Barnaville (Lisdowney) (0-1) for Dunne Sub on.svg 41'
WEXFORD:
GK1 Terri Butler (Buffers Alley)
FB2 Catherine Murphy (Rathnure)
RWB3 Stellah Sinnott (Buffers Alley)
CB4 Paula Rankin (0-1)
LWB5 Mary Hayden (Rathnure)
MF6 Angie Hearne
MF7 Fiona Dunne (0-4)
MF8 Orla Hernan Sub on.svg 53'
RWF9 Ann Marie O'Connor (Rathnure) (0-2)
CF10 Marion O'Leary (Buffers Alley)
LWF11 Esme Murphy (0-1)
FF12 Ann Reddy (Rathnure) (Capt) Sub off.svg 46'
Substitutes:
CF Geraldine Codd (Rathnure) for Reddy Sub on.svg 46'
LCF Avis Nolan for Hernan Sub on.svg 53'

MATCH RULES

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

See also

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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, 1994
  3. Report of final in Irish Independent, September 26, 1994
  4. Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1994
  5. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1994
  6. Report of final in Irish News, September 26, 1994
  7. Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1994
  8. Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1994
  9. Report of final in Irish Press, September 26, 1994
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1993
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1995