1997 National Camogie League

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National Camogie League 1997
Championship Details
National Camogie League winners
Winners Cork (7th title)
Captain Linda Mellerick
National Camogie League Runners-up
Runners-up Kilkenny
Matches played

The 1997 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Cork, who defeated Kilkenny in the final, played at Páirc Uí Rinn.[1][2]


Kilkenny overpowered Kilkenny 4-17 to 3-10 in the semi-final but had t play the final without Sinéad Millea who had gone to the USA. Cork defeated Galway 0-17 to 1-10 in the semi-final.

The Final[edit]

Cork took command of the final almost immediately and ran out 15-point winners.[3][4][5][6][7]

Division 2[edit]

The Junior National League, known since 2006 as Division Two, was won by Antrim who defeated Down in an all-Ulster final.

Final stages[edit]

Cork4-12 – 0-9Kilkenny
GK 1 Cora Keohane (Barryroe)
FB 2 Eithne Duggan (Bishopstown)
RWB 3 Denise Cronin (Glen Rovers)
CB 4 Sandie Fitzgibbon (Glen Rovers)
LWB 5 Mags Finn (Fr O'Neill’s)
MF 6 Linda Mellerick (Glen Rovers)
MF 7 Vivienne Harris (Bishopstown) (0-4)
MF 8 Mary O'Connor (Killeagh)
RWF 9 Sinéad O'Callaghan (Ballinhassig)
CF 10 Fiona O'Driscoll (Fr O'Neill’s)
LWF 11 Irene O'Keeffe (2-0) (Inniscarra)
FF 12 Lynn Dunlea (Glen Rovers)
GK 1 Miriam Holland (Lisdowney)
FB 2 Ann Downey (Lisdowney)
RWB 3 Margaret Hickey (St Lachtain's)
CB 4 Mairéad Costelloe (St Lachtain's)
LWB 5 Kelly Long (St Lachtain's)
MF 6 Gillian Maher (St Lachtain's)
MF 7 Marina Downey(Lisdowney)
MF 8 Caitríona Carey (St Lachtain's)
RWF 9 Margaret Comerford (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
CF 10 Brigid Mullally (Glenmore)
LWF 11 Lizzie Lyng (Rower-Inistioge)
FF 12 Catherine Dunne (Carrickshock)


  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. ^ National Camogie League on Camogie.ie
  3. ^ Report of final in Evening Echo, June 9, 1997
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, June 9, 1997
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, June 9, 1997
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, June 9, 1997
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, June 9, 1997

External links[edit]

Preceded by
National Camogie League 1996
National Camogie League
1977 – present
Succeeded by
National Camogie League 1998