2001 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2001
Championship details
Dates 3 June — 21 September 2001
Teams 6
All-Ireland champions
Winners Tipperary (3rd win)
Captain Emily Hayden
Manager Michael Cleary
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Kilkenny
Captain Mairéad Costello
Manager Brendan Williams and Ted Browne
Championship statistics
Matches played 18
2000
2002

The 2001 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship known as the Foras na Gaeilge All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasonswas the high point of the 2001 season. The championship was won by Tipperary who scored defeated their great rivals of the age Cork in a replayed semi-final and Kilkenny by a 16-point margin in the final. The attendance was a then record of 16,354. [1] [2]

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.

Foras na Gaeilge organization

Foras na Gaeilge is a public body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the island of Ireland, including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was set up on 2 December 1999, assuming the roles of the Irish language board Bord na Gaeilge, the publisher An Gúm, and the terminological committee An Coiste Téarmaíochta, all three of which had formerly been state bodies of the Irish government.

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Semi-finals

Tipperary needed an injury time equaliser to draw with Cork in the semi-finals at Mullingar. Injury time goals by Eimear McDonnell and Noelle Kennedy gave Cork a somewhat flattering seven-point victory in the replay. Martina Maher scored both goals for Kilkenny against Galway for Kilkenny who qualified for their second final in three years with a relatively inexperienced team, Edel Maher and Aoife Neary were just 16 and goalkeeper Caitriona Ryan only made her championship debut that summer, when star of the team Sinead Millea returned from her world travels. Kilkenny were jointly managed by Brendan Williams and Ted Browne (Angela Downey's husband),

Eimear McDonnell is a camogie player, winner of an All-Star award in 2005, a Lynchpin award, predecessor of the All Star awards, in 2003, a Texaco award in 2003, and five All Ireland medals in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004. She was previously nominated for an All Star award in 2004.

Noelle Kennedy is a camogie player and five-times All-Ireland winner in Tipperary's breakthrough year of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Aoife Neary is a camogie player and works as a vascular physiologist in the south east. She lives in Co.kilkenny. Winner of All Star awards in 2008 and 2009. Neary played in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2009 and again in 2013. Aoife's father, Paddy, was a determined corner-back with Kilkenny in the early 1980s and went on to serve as an inter-county referee, while her aunt, Catherine, is the current camogie association president. She won a National League medal in 2008. Aoife was on the Junior All-Ireland winning side of 2002 and holds Leinster titles in the Under-14 (two), Under-16 (three), Minor (three), Junior and Senior (three) grades. She has captured Gael Linn Cup Junior and Senior honours with Leinster, Under-16 (two), Junior and Minor titles with her club, and an All-Ireland Senior 'B' Colleges medal.

Final

Tipperary took control of the final in a three-minute spell from the ninth to the 12th minute of the first half when first Claire Grogan and then Deirdre Hughes smashed home excellent goals before Hughes scored again with a sparkling point. Kilkenny never recovered from this seven point barrage.

Claire Grogan is a camogie player, winner of three All-Star awards in 2004, 2005 and 2007 and a Lynchpin award, predecessor of the All Star awards, in 2003. She was short-listed for further All-Star awards in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Deirdre Hughes is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004.

Supermom

Dubbed “supermom” in the media, Kilkenny substitute Jillian Dillon-Maher gave birth to her third child Darragh just seven weeks old before she helped Kilkenny dispatch Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. She then played in the All Ireland final just two and a half months after giving birth. [3]

Final stages

Kilkenny 2-12 – 1-9 Galway

Tipperary 2-8 – 0-14 [4] Cork

Tipperary 3-13 – 1-12 [5] Cork

Tipperary 4-13 – 1-6 [6] Kilkenny
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Tipperary
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Kilkenny
TIPPERARY:
GK 1 Jovita Delaney (Cashel)
RCB 2 Paula Bulfin (Cashel) Sub off.svg 56'
FB 3 Una O'Dwyer (Cashel)
LCB 4 Claire Madden (Nenagh Éire Óg)
RWB 5 Sinéad Nealon (Burgess)
CB 6 Ciara Gaynor (Burgess) (0-1)
LWB 7 Therese Brophy (Burgess)
MF 8 Suzanne Kelly (Toomevara)
MF 9 Philly Fogarty (Cashel) (0-1) Sub off.svg 56'
RWF 10 Emily Hayden (Cashel) (Capt)
CF 11 Noelle Kennedy (Toomevara) (0-5)
LWF 12 Joanne Ryan (Drom-Inch)
RCF 13 Eimear McDonnell (Burgess) (1-2)
FF 14 Deirdre Hughes (Toomevara) (2-2)
LCF 15 Claire Grogan (Cashel) (1-2) Sub off.svg 56'
Substitutes:
LCF Gráinne Shanahan (Cashel) for Grogan Sub on.svg 56' 0-1
MF Niamh Harkin (Cashel) for Fogarty Sub on.svg 56'
RCB Sheena Howard (Cashel) for Bulfin Sub on.svg 56'
KILKENNY:
GK 1 Caitriona Ryan (Tullogher)
RCB 2 Marie Maher (St Anne’s)
FB 3 Sinéad Costello (St Lachtain's)
LCB 4 Mairéad Costello (St Lachtain's) (Capt)
RWB 5 Esther Kennedy (St Lachtain's)
CB 6 Kelly Long (St Lachtain's)
LWB 7 Edel Maher (St Anne’s) Sub off.svg 56'
MF 8 Bridget Mullally (Glenmore) (0-1)
MF 9 Lizzie Lyng (Rower-Inistioge) (0-1)
RWF 10 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan) (1-2)
CF 11 Martina Maher (St Martin’s)
LWF 12 Imelda Kennedy (St Lachtain's) (0-1)
RCF 13 Catherine Doherty (St Anne’s)
FF 14 Aoife Neary (James Stephens)
LCF 15 Marina Downey (Lisdowney) (0-1)
Substitutes:
LCF Jillian Dillon-Maher (St Lachtain's) for Edel Maher Sub on.svg 23' 0-1

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References

  1. 2001 All Ireland final reports in Irish Independent and Irish Times
  2. Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 978-1-908591-00-5
  3. Irish Independent Sept 15 2001: Supermum aims to turn underdogs into top Cats
  4. Semi-final report in Irish Independent
  5. Semi-final report in Irish Independent
  6. 2001 All Ireland final reports in Irish Independent and Irish Times
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2000
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2002