2003 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2003
Championship details
Dates 3 June — 21 September 2003
Teams 6
All-Ireland champions
Winners Tipperary (4th win)
Captain Una O'Dwyer
Manager Raymie Ryan
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Cork
Captain Stephanie Dunlea
Manager John Considine
Championship statistics
Matches played 18
2002
2004

The 2003 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship known as the Foras na Gaeilge All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasonswas the high point of the 2003 season. The championship was won by Tipperary who defeated Cork by a three-point margin in the final. The attendance was a then record of 16,183. Player of the Match was Eimear McDonnell, a niece of Cork football legend Billy Morgan. The championship and the final was a high point in a period of rapid growth in the popularity of the sport of camogie which quadrupled the average attendance at its finals in a ten-year period. [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.

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.

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Semi-finals

In the semi-final Cork were 2-2 up after only seven minutes, thanks to fine goals from Fiona O'Driscoll and Orla O'Sullivan. “All Galway could do was look on” one reporter wrote as they trailed 0-0 to Cork's 3-6 at the break and lost by 25 points. Tipperary beat Limerick 18 points in the other semi-final. With six minutes of the half remaining, Tipperary were awarded a penalty which centre back Ciara Gaynor struck to the back of the net and it gave them a 2-8 to 0-7 half-time lead.

Fiona O’Driscoll is a camogie player, winner of the National Camogie Player of the Year award in 2002 and a Lynchpin award, predecessor of the All Star awards, in 2003 and six All Ireland medals in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003.

Ciara Gaynor is a camogie player, winner of an All-Star award in 2004, a Lynchpin award, predecessor of the All Star awards, in 2003, and five All Ireland medals in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Final

Cork led 0-3 to 1-3 at half-time. Deirdre Hughes got an early second-half goal and Eimear McDonnell scored four points to put them into a six-point lead with 10 minutes remaining before a late Gemma O'Connor goal put a better appearance on the scoreboard. Goalkeeper Jovita Delaney made a vital block and clearance on a late free.

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.

Gemma O'Connor born 1985 in Cork is a camogie player, a soldier in the Irish Army, winner of All Ireland camogie medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. She is a ten times camogie All Star award winner in which she won six awards in succession, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. She was also a member of the Team of the Championship for 2011.

Jovita Delaney is an Irish sportsperson. She played senior camogie with Tipperary and Cashel Camogie Club, winning All-Star awards in 2005 and 2006, a Lynchpin award, predecessor of the All Star awards, in 2003 and All Ireland medals in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Final stages

Cork 4-16 – 0-3 Galway

Tipperary 4-16 – 0-10 [3] Limerick

Tipperary 2-11 – 1-11 [4] Cork
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Tipperary
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TIPPERARY:
GK 1 Jovita Delaney (Cashel)
RCB 2 Suzanne Kelly (Toomevara)
FB 3 Una O'Dwyer (Cashel) (Capt)
LCB 4 Claire Madden (Nenagh Éire Óg)
RWB 5 Sinéad Nealon (Burgess)
CB 6 Ciara Gaynor (Burgess)
LWB 7 Therese Brophy (Burgess)
MF 8 Angie McDermott (Kildangan)
MF 9 Philly Fogarty (Cashel)
RWF 10 Joanne Ryan (Drom-Inch) (0-1)
CF 11 Emily Hayden (Cashel) (0-2)
LWF 12 Claire Grogan (Cashel) (0-1)
RCF 13 Noelle Kennedy (Toomevara) (0-2) Sub off.svg 56'
FF 14 Deirdre Hughes (Toomevara) (1-1)
LCF 15 Eimear McDonnell (Burgess) (1-4)
Substitutes:
RCF Trish O'Halloran (Nenagh Éire Óg) for Fogarty Sub on.svg 55'
CORK:
GK 1 Ger Casey (Inniscarra)
RCB 2 Joanne O'Callaghan (Cloughduv)
FB 3 Eithne Duggan (Bishopstown)
LCB 4 Stephanie Dunlea (Cloughduv) (Capt)
RWB 5 Paula O'Connor (Newtownshandrum) Sub off.svg Half time'
CB 6 Mary O'Connor (Killeagh) (0-2)
LWB 7 Gemma O'Connor (St Finbarr's) (1-0) Sub off.svg 36'Sub on.svg 54'
MF 8 Rachel Moloney (Courcey Rovers)
MF 9 Vivienne Harris (Bishopstown) Sub off.svg 47'
RWF 10 Una O'Donoghue (Cloughduv) (0-1)
CF 11 Emer Dillon (Ballygarvan) (0-2)
LWF 12 Jennifer O'Leary (Barryroe) (0-2)
RCF 13 Orla O'Sullivan (St Finbarr's) (0-1) Sub off.svg 54'
FF 14 Caoimhe Harrington (Newtownshandrum) Sub off.svg 47'
LCF 15 Fiona O'Driscoll (Fr O’Neill’s) (0-3)
Substitutes:
RWB Cathriona Foley (Rockbán) for Paula O'Connor Sub on.svg Half time'
MF Briege Corkery (Cloughduv) for Harris Sub on.svg 47'
LWB Sarah Hayes (Rockbán) for Gemma O'Connor Sub on.svg 36'
FF Colette Desmond (Newcestown) for Harrington Sub on.svg 47'
FF Gemma O'Connor (St Finbarr's) for O'Sullivan (returning to play) Sub on.svg 54'

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References

  1. 2003 All Ireland final reports in Irish Examiner Archived 2012-12-02 at Archive.is , 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. Semi-final report in Irish Independent
  4. 2003 All Ireland final reports in Irish Examiner Archived 2012-12-02 at Archive.is , Irish Independent, and Irish Times.
Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2002
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2004