|Dates||11 June - 11 September 2011|
|Winners||Wexford (6th win)|
The 2011 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship —known as the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in association with RTÉ Sport for sponsorship reasons— is the premier competition of the 2011 camogie season. It commenced on 11 June 2011 and ended with the final on 11 September. Eight county teams compete in the Senior Championship out of twenty-seven who compete overall in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships. Wexford defeated Galway in the final, avenging a surprise 11-point defeat in the round-robin stage of the championship.
The eight teams played one another once, and receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. The top four teams then contested the semi-finals.
The Camogie Association lost its sponsor, the Gala retail chain, just six weeks before throw-in and arranged a partnership with RTÉ, “in Association with RTÉ sport,” instead.One outcome of the partnership was live updates on RTÉ radio were available for the first time as well as an improved two-minute highlights package on the Sunday game on RTÉ television. The finals were televised live and the semi-finals broadcast live online on RTÉ.i.e.
Camogie Association president Joan O'Flynn made an appeal for a heightened profile for women's sport at the launch of the championship.
"Sport is for all. Just as sport played by men is not for men only, sport played by women is not for women only. I am urging all sports fans to experience the skill and excitement of top class camogie action and to see our sport stars in action. An increase in women in decision making roles in sport, positive attitudes and actions towards women's sport and giving greater prominence and recognition to women's sporting achievements will all make a difference. It is vital for future female participation in sport that children get the opportunity to understand that women are major sports achievers and are accomplished sports stars in their own right."
At the captain's launch of the All Ireland final Joan O'Flynn spoke out about the representation of females in sporting attire used in a crisps ad. She said "the Hunky Dory campaign, which features women wearing revealing crop tops in sport poses, was particularly ill-timed given that camogie's top teams will be starring in Croke Park this Sunday."
In the lead-in to the competition, there were management changes in Cork, where Joe O’Brien of Glanworth became manager, Tipperary where John Lillis became manager and Dublin where Denis Murphy became manager. Three members of the Clare management team resigned in advance of the championship.
Onfield, the Championship was the most open for several years with all of the leading contenders suffering a defeat in the first three rounds of the championship. In the opening round, 2010 defeated finalists Galway imposed a surprise 11-point defeat on the defending champions, Wexford.It was the second successive year Galway had defeated Wexford in the round-robin series, only to lose the All Ireland final to the same opponents on both occasions. The aggregate scoring average of 32.82 points per match was the highest in championship history. Cork had the highest scoring average with 22.71 points per match.
The 2010 Intermediate champions Offaly, managed by 1981 hurling hero Joachim Kelly, were competing at senior level for the first timeand achieved their first victory at this level against Dublin and followed it up with a victory over Clare in the final round. Clare, too, achieved a historic third round victory over Tipperary, their first since 1995 and their first in the senior championship since 1946.
From the beginning five teams were in contention for four semi-final slots. Despite an initial showing by Tipperary, who had last contested an All Ireland semi-final in 2008, at the end of the group stages the four teams who qualified for the semi-finals, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford, were the same as for the previous two years 2009 and 2010.
In the semi-finals Wexford (2-11) defeated Cork (1-9) with goals by Ursula Jacob (30 mins) and Katrina Parrock (40 mins), while Cork’s goal was scored by Katriona Mackey (54 mins).Galway (2-13) defeated Kilkenny with goals by Brenda Hanney (23 mins) and Tara Ruttledge (59 mins) while Kilkenny’s goal was scored by Edel Maher (31 mins). The attendance of 5,100 was a record for the semi-finals and higher than many All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship finals before 1994.
Turning point of the finalwas the 52nd-minute goal scored by Ursula Jacob. Eight out of 14 journalists at the final described it as among the best in the history of the game. TV analyst and three times All Ireland medalist Therese O'Callaghan described it as “a dream goal, as good a goal as you are likely to see.” Former Galway hurling manager Cyril Farrell said during the course of his TV match commentary:
"That's as good a goal as you will see anywhere, a beautiful cross field ball from Josie Dwyer, fantastic catch, back towards the goal, turn on the left, bang in to the back of the net. You won’t see better than that anywhere. Everything is just on precision, on the dot. Catches it, turns left handed, bang to the back of the net, brilliant score."
Galway manager Noel Finn said: “The goal came against the run of play. It was a sucker punch that late, they got their dander up. They were winning the breaks and when you’re on the back foot it is very hard to try and push on.It brought the initiative back to Wexford after they had dominated the first half, having taken the initiative with a penalty scored by Una Leacy (4 minutes, but fallen three points behind after a snap goal scored by Tara Ruttledge (37 minutes). Galway led by 1-8 to 1-5 after 50 minutes, but failed to score in the last ten minutes. Finn pondered:
“When you go 10 minutes without scoring, especially the last 10 minutes, you’re not going to hold out. They got the break and they took their scores. When Tara got the goal I thought we would drive on because we were hurling well at that stage, but Wexford dug deep and got the result and its heartbreak again for us this year, I just thought when Wexford went in front they killed the game, that’s experience, we have to learn, it’s very hard to lose two finals. I said coming up here today we were well prepared, better than last year and if we played to our ability we would have got a result. Wexford hit us hard, and fair play to them they are All Ireland champions and we have to suffer the consequences of losing another All Ireland.”
The attendance of 14,974 was the sixth highest ever for a camogie-only final day in Croke Park. An average TV audience of 218,000 tuned in for full match coverage on RTÉ sport (including half and full time analysis), recording a Neilsen rating of 5.22 and a market share of 23.14, the fifth highest viewership in the game’s history. The final minutes of the game attracted a peak of 303,000 viewers. A further 3,312 viewed on live web feed.
Winning manager JJ Doyle of Wexford said:
”What the Wexford teams achieved out there today I doubt ever will be achieved again. We have been in six competitions in two years and we won every one of them. I think they can lay claim to being one of the greatest camogie teams ever to play the game now. The amount of work that went in was phenomenal. We did it because Wexford loves camogie and loves GAA.
They weren't letting us run at them. It was the way it was in Bellefield earlier in the year, a game that was talked about an awful lot. People had said a lot of things about Wexford camogie, especially the senior team. People questioned our girl's hunger. People questioned our desire, said that Galway were going to be hungrier than us. They questioned a lot of things about the team. We wanted to get the opportunity to answer them. Thankfully we have done that. It is very hard to put into words what I feel right now. I feel extremely proud of the girls, all 48 that have been training with us. The first half seemed to go on for hours and the second half just flew by. Then we got into injury time and I thought it would never end. Anyone looking at that out there today will see that Wexford camogie is made of very very stern stuff. You don’t play for as many years as these girls have and not have the character.
When Galway got the goal lesser teams would have buckled. I have learned a lot about the girls and they have learned a lot about themselves.”
The losing manager Noel Finn of Galway stood down on the Sunday night of the All-Ireland final:
I am very, very disappointed. Last year was hard to take but losing again today was devastation. The girls are devastated in there. We all are. Sport can be cruel, great when you win, very very hard to take when you lose. Scrappy first half. Two points downat half time, I felt we were in the game. We came out with all guns blazing in the second half. When we went three points in front and I thought we would have pushed on. Instead Wexford came back at us. They got the scores and they finished us. It was very, very exciting there. Anyone could have won as it went down to the wire. After they got the goal they sort of pushed on.”
Media coverage was generally favourable, praising the intensity and excitement of the game, sometimes at the expense of individual skill. Three times All Ireland medalist Therese O’Callaghan, a television analyst said “Galway did very little wrong today while her co-analyst Stellah Sinnott, a former Wexford manager said “the second half had everything you could look for in an All-Ireland final. What separated Wexford from them in the end was Ursula Jacob’s goal.”
Diarmuid O'Flynn wrote in the Irish Examiner , “on such margins do big games turn.”the Irish Independent reported: “like all true champions, JJ Doyle's side simply refused to yield” and the Irish Times noted “Tara Ruttledge had a shot for a point to give them a vital cushion but the sliotar rebounded off the upright across the face of goal and crucially there was no Galway player on hand to tap to the net. Had there been, that would surely have been game over.”
Regional media praised the standard of the game but had predictably contrasting reactions to the results. The Wexford People declared: “Wexford started the week as the peoples champions - battlers, and winners, to the end - they finished it as probably the greatest Camogie side in game's history”while sportswriter and author Dean Goodison wrote “a stunning rearguard action by the best set of backs ever to grace a camogie field kept the game alive in the first half.” The Enniscorthy Echo noted “‘the game as a whole was tough, with both sides tackling hard, hunting in packs and producing some incredible hooking and blocking as they threw the kitchen sink at each other in 60 minutes of pulsating camogie.”
In the defeated county, the Galway Advertiser concluded “what will really stick in the craw when the game is analysed is that Galway won most of the individual battles.”The Tuam Herald picked out the performance of “the lionhearted Therése Maher who proved “that she is up there with the best and most versatile camogie players we have seen or may ever see.” Eoghan Cormican of the Connacht Tribune wrote: “Sickening, absolutely sickening - it’s hard to find a better or more apt adjective to describe Sunday’s All Ireland senior camogie final. Hearts sunk with the sounding of the final whistle.”
Cyril Farrell also said that the refereeing had been very fussy. “If the hurling all Ireland was refereed like that last week there would have been a stoppage every twenty seconds. “
When Galway beat Wexford by a massive 2-14 to 0-9 in the group stages only to lose the final 2-7 to 1-8, it was the second time in a row they had defeated Wexford in the group stages only to lose to the same opposition in the final, and the fourth time in the six years since the championship moved from a knockout system to a round-robin format in 2006 that the runners-up defeated the eventual champions in the group stages.
The Irish Independent noted in their after-match commentary:
“After lining up to greet the Taoiseach, the Wexford team, led by captain and eventual match-changer Ursula Jacob, turned left and came down along the line, shaking hands with all of their Galway opponents before trotting into position for the pre-match parade. It was a nice sporting gesture, surely one that would add greatly to the men's big days.”
The homecoming for the Wexford senior team along with their intermediate colleagues on Monday Sept 12th was in two stages, to Enniscorthy and Wexford town. Enniscorthy town Council organised a reception for the two Wexford teams where “but the sports loving Council Cathaoirleach could barely be heard over the din as the members of both winning panels were introduced to the crowd.”They arrived on Wexford Quays in an open-topped bus before stepping onstage to greet a large local crowd. The Enniscorthy Echo reported: “Wexford’s homecoming was a throwback to receptions in Enniscorthy for returning Wexford All-Ireland teams.” David Medcalf wrote in the Wexford People “the formality of a civic reception was lost in the sheer joy of the occasion.”
Galway manager Noel Finn stepped down on the Sunday evening of the final in the wake of his side’s narrow defeat.The winning Wexford team brought the O'Duffy Cup on a tour of the county to schools, clubs and good causes wanting to have the trophy present in their midst.
The team of the championship selected by RTÉ sports team was:
Mags D’Arcy (Wex);
Claire O'Connor (Wex), Catherine O’Loughlin (Wex), Lorraine Ryan (Gal);
Ann Marie Hayes (Gal), Therese Maher (Gal), Mary Leacy (Wex);
Niamh Kilkenny (Gal), Jill Horan (Tipp);
Gemma O'Connor (Cork)., Kate Kelly (Wex), Aislinn Connolly (Gal);
Katrina Parrock (Wex), Ursula Jacob (Wex), Michelle Quilty (Kilk);
The Irish Daily Star Performance Award is given the player who is judged to have given the best performance on each match day.
|June 11, 2011||Cork||3-16 – 0-10||Clare||Clooney, Quin|
|Sile Burns 3-4, Jennifer O'Leary 0-7 (0-2f, 0-1 from a 45), Orla Cotter 0-1f, Briege Corkery, Eimear O'Sullivan, Linda Dorgan, Katriona Mackey 0-1 each||Claire McMahon 0-7 (0-6f), Chloe Morey 0-2, Deirdre Murphy 0-1|
|June 11, 2011||Kilkenny||4-17 – 2-11||Offaly||St Brendan's Park, Birr|
|Michelle Quilty 2-7 (0-5f, 0-1 from a 45), Aoife Neary 1-1, Marie O'Connor 1-0, Ann Dalton 0-5, Áine Fahy 0-2, Denise Gaule, Edel Maher 0-1 each||Tina Hannon 1-1, Michaela Morkan 1-0, Elaine Darmody 0-7f, Siobhán Flannery 0-2, Arlene Watkins 0-1|
|June 11, 2011||Tipperary||3-12 – 1-12||Dublin||Portmarnock Naomh Mearnóg|
|Sarah Fryday 2-2, Noreen Flanagan 1-1, Jill Horan 0-4, Claire Grogan 0-3 (0-2f), Cora Hennessy, Eimer Shanahan 0-1 each||Louise O'Hara 0-5 (0-4f), Ciara Burgess 0-3, Áine Fanning 0-2, Emer McCarthy, Amy Murphy 0-1 each|
|June 11, 2011||Galway||2-14 – 0-9||Wexford||Bellefield, Enniscorthy|
|Veronica Curtin 2-2, Aislinn Connolly 0-7 (0-5f), Noreen Coen, Martina Conroy 0-2 each, Therese Maher 0-1||Ursula Jacob 0-7 (0-6f), Katie Kelly 0-2 (0-1f)|
|June 18, 2011||Galway||1-10 – 1-7||Clare||Kenny Park, Athenry|
|Veronica Curtin 1-3 (0-2f), Sandra Tannian, Brenda Hanney, Aislinn Connolly 0-2 each, Noreen Coen 0-1)||Chloe Morey1-0 pen) Claire McMahon 0-4f, Fiona Lafferty 0-2, Sinéad O'Loughlin 0-1|
|June 18, 2011||Wexford||0-14 – 1-8||Cork||Páirc Uí Chaoimh|
|Ursula Jacob 0-8, (0-1 from a 45 0-3f), Una Leacy, Katrina Parrock 0-2 each, J Dwyer, Evelyn Quigley 0-1 each||Denise Cronin 1-0, Jennifer O'Leary 0-4 (0-2f) Katriona Mackey 0-2, Briege Corkery, Eimear O'Sullivan 0-1 each|
|June 18, 2011||Kilkenny||2-11 – 1-2||Dublin||Thomastown|
|Áine Fahy 1-2, Aoife Neary 1-2 (0-1f), Michelle Quilty 0-5 (0-2f, 0-2 from a 45), Sarah Anne Quinlan 0-2, Aisling Dunphy 0-1||Ciara Burgess 1-0, Ciara Durkan 0-1, Louise O'Hara 0-1 f|
|June 18, 2011||Tipperary||3-14 – 1-14||Offaly||Semples Stadium, Thurles|
|Jill Horan 1-3, Sarah Fryday 1-1, Noreen Flanagan 1-0, Claire Grogan 0-6 (0-3f), Cora Hennessy 0-2, Alison Lonergan 0-1||Linda Sullivan 1-0, Elaine Darmody 0-9 (0-6f, 0-2 from a 45), Tina Hannon, Aoife Kelly, Arlene Watkins, Siobhán Flannery, Michaela Morkan 0-1 each|
|June 25, 2011||Clare||1-11 – 0-9||Tipperary||Cusack Park, Ennis|
|Nora Murphy 1-0, Claire McMahon 0-8 (0-7f, 0-1 from a 45), Fiona Lafferty 0-2, Chloe Morey 0-1f||Jill Horan 0-3, Claire Grogan 0-3 (0-2f), Cora Hennessy 0-2f, Nicole Walsh 0-1|
|June 25, 2011||Offaly||2-15 - 0-14||Dublin||Portmarnock Naomh Mearnóg|
|Arlene Watkins 2-0, Elaine Dermody 0-9 (0-8f), Siobhán Flannery 0-4, Tina Hannon, Aoife Kelly 0-1 each||Alison Maguire 0-8 (0-4, 0-1 from a 45), Amy Murphy 0-2, Ciara Burgess, Ciara Durkan, Áine Fanning, Miriam Twomey 0-1 each|
|June 25, 2011||Wexford||1-14 – 1-9||Kilkenny||Wexford Park|
|Evelyn Quigley 1-0, Ursula Jacob 0-7 (0-2f), Katie Kelly 0-5 (0-1f), Michelle O'Leary, Una Leacy 0-1 each||Michelle Quilty 1-4 (03f), Aoife Neary 0-3 (0-2f), Sarah Anne Quinlan, Kelly Hamilton 0-1 each|
|June 26, 2011||Cork||2-14 – 0-8||Galway||Pearse Stadium, Galway|
|Jennifer O'Leary 2-8 (1-4f), Katriona Mackey 0-3, Gemma O'Connor 0-1f, Linda Dorgan, Joanne Casey 0-1 each||Orla Kilkenny 0-2, Niamh Kilkenny 0-2f, Therese Maher, Aislinn Connolly 0-1f each, Noreen Coen, Veronica Curtin 0-1 each|
|July 2, 2011||Wexford||3-12 – 0-9||Clare||Cusack Park, Ennis|
|Evelyn Quigley 2-0, Ursula Jacob 1-3 (0-1f), Katrina Parrock 0-4, Una Leacy 0-2, Katie Kelly, Bríd Gordon 0-1 each)||Claire McMahon 0-7 (0-5f, 0-1 from a 45), Deirdre Murphy 0-2, Chloe Morey 0-1|
|July 2, 2011||Kilkenny||4-8 – 0-12||Tipperary||The Ragg|
|Michelle Quilty 1-4 (0-2f), Áine Fahy 1-1, Shelly Farrell, Aoife Neary 1-0 each, Denise Gaule 0-2, Ann Dalton 0-1||Claire Grogan 0-4 (0-2f, 0-1 from a 45), Jill Horan 0-3, Noreen Flanagan, Joanne Ryan 0-2 each, Cora Hennessy 0-1|
|July 2, 2011||Galway||1-25 – 2-4||Offaly||Pearse Stadium, Galway|
|Martina Conroy 1-7 (1-6f), Sandra Tannian 0-4, Brenda Hanney, Noreen Coen 0-3 each, Aislinn Connolly 0-3 (0-1f, 0-1 from a 45), Tare Rutledge 0-2, Niamh Kilkenny, Orla Kilkenny, Veronica Curtin 0-1 each||Elaine Dermody 1-3f, Marian Crean 1-0, Siobhán Flannery 0-1|
|July 2, 2011||Cork||4-17 – 0-4||Dublin||Sarsfields, Glanmire|
|Joanne Casey 2-1, Denise Cronin 1-2, Katriona Mackey 1-1, Jennifer O'Leary 0-6 (0-4f) Eimear O'Sullivan, Gemma O'Connor 0-3 each, Orla Cotter 0-1||Louise O'Hara 0-2 from a 45, Mairi Moynihan, Alison Maguire 0-1 each|
|July 9, 2011||Galway||2-18 – 0-6||Dublin||Portmarnock Naomh Mearnóg|
|Veronica Curtin 1-3, Brenda Hanney 0-5, Aislinn Connolly 1-0, Niamh Kilkenny 0-3 (0-2f), Orla Kilkenny 0-2, Martina Conroy 0-2f, Jessica Gill, Finola Keely, Noreen Coen 0-1 each||Alison Maguire 0-3f, Ciara Durkan, Áine Fanning, Sarah Ryan 0-1 each|
|July 9, 2011||Kilkenny||2-15 – 2-8||Clare||Nowlan Park|
|Denise Gaule 0-6, Aoife Neary 0-5 (04f), Michelle Quilty 0-3, Áine Fahy, Grace Walsh 1-0 each, Ann Dalton 0-1||Claire McMahon 0-6f, Chloe Morey 1-1f, Naomi Carroll 1-0, Fiona Lafferty 0-1|
|July 9, 2011||Cork||6-27 – 0-10||Offaly||St Brendan's Park, Birr|
|Katriona Mackey 2-4, Joanne Casey 1-3 (0-1 from a 45), Jennifer O'Leary 0-6 (03f), Sile Burns, Gemma O'Connor 1-2 each, Linda Dorgan 1-0, Julia White, Denise Cronin 0-3 each, Orla Cotter 0-2, Marie Walsh, Eimear O'Sullivan 0-1 each||Elaine Dermody 0-3 (0-1f), Arlene Watkins 0-3, Tina Hannon, Siobhán Flannery 0-2 each|
|July 9, 2011||Wexford||5-11 - 0-10||Tipperary||The Ragg|
|Una Leacy 2-2, Ursula Jacob 1-6, (0-4f, 0-1 from a 45), Lenny Holohan, Evelyn Quigley 1-1 each, Katrina Parrock 0-1||Jill Horan, Cora Hennessy 0-2 each, Claire Grogan 0-2f, Noreen Flanagan, Joanne Ryan, Amy Kennedy, Julie McGrath 0-1 each|
|July 16, 2011||Wexford||3-19 – 1-9||Offaly||Wexford Park|
|Una Leacy 2-0, Katrina Parrock 1-4, Ursula Jacob 0-6 (0-2f), Katie Kelly 0-4 (0-1f), Lenny Holohan 0-3, Mary Leacy, Michelle O'Leary 0-1 each||Siobhán Flannery 1-1, Elaine Dermody 0-6 (0-4f, 0-2 from a 45), Arlene Watkins, Tina Hannon 0-1 each|
|July 16, 2011||Cork||0-13 – 1-7||Tipperary||Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown|
|Jennifer O'Leary 0-3 (0-1f), Joanne Casey, Katriona Mackey 0-2 each, Sile Burns, Julia White, Orla Cotter, Denise Cronin, Eimear O'Sullivan, Gemma O'Connor 0-1 each||Cora Hennessy 1-0, Jill Horan 0-4, Joanne Ryan, Sarah Fryday, Michelle Shortt 0-1 each|
|July 16, 2011||Clare||3-10 – 1-8||Dublin||Cusack Park, Ennis|
|Fiona Lafferty 1-2, Naomi Carroll 1-1, Deirdre Murphy 1-0, Claire McMahon 0-5 (0-4f, 0-1 from a 45), Sinéad O'Loughlin, Kate Lynch 0-1 each||Amy Murphy 1-0, Aisling Carolan 0-4, Elaine Gallery 0-2f, Alison Maguire 0-1f, Sarah Ryan 0-1|
|July 16, 2011||Galway||0-12 – 0-9||Kilkenny||Duggan Park, Ballinasloe|
|Sandra Tannian 0-3, Niamh Kilkenny 0-2f, Orla Kilkenny Brenda Hanney 0-2 each, Susan Earner 0-1pen, Aislinn Connolly, Veronica Curtin 0-1 each||Ann Dalton 0-4, Aoife Neary 0-4 (0-3f, 0-1 from a 45), Denise Gaule 0-1|
|July 23, 2011||Kilkenny||2-16 – 1-13||Cork||Jenkinstown|
|Michelle Quilty 1-3, Marie Dorgan 0-5, Aoife Neary 0-4 (0-2f), Edel Maher 1-0, Ann Dalton 0-2, Áine Fahy, E Aylward 0-1 each||Sile Burns 1-6 (1-4f, 0-1 from a 45), Orla Cotter 0-3 (0-2f), Eimear O'Sullivan 0-2, Gemma O'Connor, Katriona Mackey 0-1 each|
|July 23, 2011||Wexford||1-16 – 0-9||Dublin||Portmarnock Naomh Mearnóg|
|Ursula Jacob 0-8 (0-6f, 0-1 from a 45), Una Leacy 0-4, Evelyn Quigley 1-0, Michelle O'Leary 0-3, Fiona Kavanagh 0-1||Alison Maguire, Sarah Ryan 0-3 each, (0-2f each), Louise O'Hara 0-2 (0-1 from a 45), Ciara Durkan 0-1|
|July 23, 2011||Offaly||3-12 – 1-14||Clare||St Brendan's Park, Birr|
|Siobhán Flannery 1-2, Elaine Dermody 0-5 (0-3f, 0-1 from a 45), Karen Nugent 1-1, Marian Crean 1-0, Tina Hannon 0-2, Aoife Kelly, Arlene Watkins 0-1 each||Chloe Morey 0-5, (0-3f, 0-1 from a 45), Claire McMahon 0-4 (0-1 from a 45), Sinéad O'Loughlin 1-0, Naomi Carroll 0-2, Kate Lynch, Sharon McMahon, Fiona Lafferty 0-1 each|
|July 23, 2011||Galway||3-20 – 1-11||Tipperary||The Ragg|
|Tara Rutledge 1-2, Martina Conroy 1-1, Niamh Kilkenny 1-0, Aislinn Connolly 0-4 (0-1f), Veronica Curtin 0-3 (0-1f), Sandra Tannian 0-3, Jessica Gill 0-3(0-2f), Orla Kilkenny 0-2, Finola Keely, Brenda Hanney 0-1 each||Jill Horan 0-4, Cora Hennessy 0-4 (0-3f), Rosie Kenneally 1-0, Julie McGrath, Ali Lonergan, Joanne Ryan 0-1 each|
|Galway||2-13 – 2-7||Kilkenny|
|Niamh Kilkenny 0-8 (4f), Brenda Hanney 1-2, Tara Ruttledge 1-0, Aislinn Connolly, Noreen Coen, Veronica Curtin 0-1||Aoife Neary 0-5 (5f), Aisling Dunphy 1-1, Edel Maher 1-0, Shelly Farrell 0-1|
|Wexford||2-11 – 1-9||Cork|
|Ursula Jacob 1-6 (5f), Katrina Parrock 1-1, Kate Kelly 0-2, Deirdre Codd, Lenny Holohan 0-1 each.||Katriona Mackey 1-2, Jennifer O'Leary 0-3 (3f), Gemma O'Connor 0-2, Orla Cotter, Sile Burns 0-1 (f) each|
|Wexford||2-7 – 1-8||Galway|
|Ursula Jacob 1-5 (0-4f); Una Leacy 1-0 (pen); Josie Dwyer, Lenny Holohan 0-1 each.||Tara Ruttledge 1-1; Aislinn Connolly 0-2 (1f); Veronica Curtin, Martina Conroy, Noreen Coen, Niamh Kilkenny ('45'), Orla Kilkenny 0-1 each.|
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The 2009 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasons— is the high point of the 2009 season in the sport of camogie. It commenced on 20 June 2009 and ended with the final on 13 September 2009. Eight teams competed in the Senior Championship out of twenty-seven who competed overall in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships. The final of the 2009 Senior Championship was contested by Cork—the reigning champions—and Kilkenny at Croke Park on 13 September 2009. The final was available to view worldwide. Cork were the champions.
Therese Maher is a Camogie player, and winner of Five All Star awards 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011 and 2013. She finally got her All-Ireland Medal in 2013 after 16 years of hardship when they defeated Kilkenny in the final 1-09 to 0-07 points. She plays for her club Athenry. She was also a member of the Galway senior panel that unsuccessfully contested the All Ireland finals of 2010 and 2011 against Wexford. She was Galway camogie player of the year 1998 and 2008 and a member of the Team of the Championship for 2011. She was also an All-Star nominee in 2010.
The Ashbourne Cup is an Irish camogie tournament played each year to determine the national champion university or third level college. The Ashbourne Cup is the highest division in inter-collegiate camogie. The competition features many of the current stars of the game and is sometimes known as the ‘Olympics of Camogie’ because of the disproportionate number of All Star and All-Ireland elite level players who participate each year Since 1972 it has been administered by the Higher Education committee of the Camogie Association.
The 2010 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasons—is the high point of the 2010 season in the sport of camogie. It commenced on June 13, 2010 and ended with the final between Galway and Wexford on 12 September 2010 which Wexford won by 1-12 to 1-10. Seven teams compete in the Senior Championship out of twenty-seven who competed overall in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships.
The National Camogie League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues, is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in three divisions graded by ability. It was first played in 1976 for a trophy donated by Allied Irish Banks when Tipperary beat Wexford in a replayed final. Division Two was inaugurated in 1979 and won by Kildare.
The All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship is the most important competition for third-tier county teams in the women's field sport of camogie and for second-string teams of first-tier counties. In accordance with the practice in GAA competitions the term junior applies to the level of competition rather than the age group.
The 2010 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Wexford for the second year in succession. They defeated Kilkenny in the final, played at Semple Stadium.
The All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship is the most important competition in the women’s field sport of camogie for second-tier county teams and for second-string teams of first-tier counties. If the winning team comes from a second-tier county, that county is promoted to the following year's senior championship. Similarly, the winner of the All-Ireland junior championship is promoted to the following year's Intermediate Championship. The grade mirrors Division 2 of the National Camogie League. The final is played in Croke Park Dublin alongside the Senior and Junior finals. The competition is contested by Antrim, Kildare, Down, Meath, Waterford and the second teams of Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford.
The All-Ireland Minor Camogie Championship is the most important competition for under-18 teams in the women's field sport of camogie. Counties compete for the Síghle Nic an Ultaigh Cup. There are graded competitions at Minor B and Minor C level.
The 2011 National Camogie League was won by Wexford, their third league title in succession. The final was played on April 17 2011 as a curtain raiser to the hurling match between Tipperary and Wexford at Semple Stadium and drew an attendance of 4,180.
John Joseph (JJ) Doyle is a former hurler who managed the Wexford camogie to All-Ireland championship success in 2010 2011 and 2012.
Niamh Kilkenny is a camogie player, a member of the Galway senior panel that won the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in 2013 & 2019 and unsuccessfully contested the All Ireland finals of 2010 and 2011 against Wexford, winner of All Star awards in 2010 and 2011 and a member of the Team of the Championship for 2011.
Susan Earner is a camogie player, a member of the Galway senior panel that unsuccessfully contested the All Ireland finals of 2010 and 2011 against Wexford, She won a Camogie All Star Award in 2011. She was part of the Galway team which won the 2013 All Ireland, defeating Kilkenny in the final.
Brenda Hanney is a camogie player, a member of the Galway senior panel that unsuccessfully contested the All Ireland finals of 2010 and 2011 against Wexford, captain of the 2011 All Ireland runners-up and scorer of the winning goal in the 2011 All Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny.
Orla Kilkenny is a camogie player, a member of the Galway senior panel that unsuccessfully contested the All Ireland finals of 2010 and 2011 against Wexford and winner of an All Star award in 2010.
The 2012 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in association with RTÉ Sport for sponsorship reasons— is the premier competition of the 2012 camogie season. It commenced on 23 June 2012 and ended with the final on 16 September. Eight county teams compete in the Senior Championship out of twenty-seven who compete overall in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships. Wexford defeated Cork in the final. The championship was notable for the qualification of Offaly for the All-Ireland semi-final just three years after they had been graded junior. Quarter-final stages of the championships were re-introduced for the first time since 2006. The 2012 championship was the first to be held under new rules which allowed two points for a point direct from a sideline ball.
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2010
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