2002 National Camogie League

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National Camogie League 2002
Championship Details
National Camogie League winners
Winners Galway (2nd title)
Captain Louise Curry
Manager Michael Kennedy
National Camogie League Runners-up
Runners-up Limerick
Matches played

The 2002 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Galway, who defeated Limerick in the final, played at O'Connor Park, Tullamore.[1][2]


Limerick surprised reigning league champions Cork in the semi-final. Two goals from Denise Gilligan helped Galway beat Dublin by 3-9 to 1-6 to qualify for the final.

Division 2[edit]

The Junior National League, known since 2006 as Division Two, was won by Offaly who defeated Laois in the final.

The Final[edit]

Sharon Glynn’s three goals powered Galway to a landslide win over Limerick in the final at O'Connor Park in Tullamore.[3][4][5][6][7]

Maire Ni Scolai wrote in the irish Independent:

Limerick couldn't cope with the goal scoring instincts of Glynn and her Galway colleagues Caroline Murray and Denise Gilligan. Meadhbh Nash played a stormer for Limerick in midfield, but they were denied several scoring chances by Galway's outstanding centre-back, Tracey Laheen.

Galway got off to a slow start and eight minutes had elapsed before their opening score, a fine Denise Gilligan point from play. Glynn struck for her first goal just before half time to put her side 1-3 to 0-3 ahead.Limerick began the second half in whirlwind fashion, scoring three quick points from Aine O'Connell (2) and Alison White to level the scores at 0-6 to 1-3. Glynn then struck for her second goal and followed with her third moment later, breaching the Limerick defence to set up Denise Gilligan for Galway's third goal. Marian Neville gave Limerick some hope when her long-range free went all the way to the Galway net to leave the scoreline at 3-3 to 1-6. However, two further goals from full-forward Caroline Murray sent Galway further ahead before Glynn completed her hat-trick from a penalty following a foul on Denise Gilligan.

Final stages[edit]

Galway6-6 – 1-7Limerick
S Glynn 3-0, C Murray 2-2, D Gilligan 1-2 A Connolly, T Maher 0-1 each. M Neville 1-0, Eileen O'Brien 0-3, A O'Connell 0-2, A White, M Nash 0-1 each
GK 1 Louise Curry (Pearses)
RCB 2 Rita Broderick (Davitts)
FB 3 Pamela Nevin (Mullagh)
LCB 4 Olivia Broderick (Davitts)
RWB 5 Martina Haverty ]] (Pearses)
CB 6 Tracey Laheen (Pearses)
LWB 7 Martina Harkin ]] (Pearses)
MF 8 Ann Hardiman (Mullagh)
MF 9 Fiona Healy (Mullagh)
RWF 10 Michelle Glynn (Pearses)
CF 11 Sharon Glynn (Pearses) 3-1
LWF 12 Denise Gilligan (Craughwell) 1-1
RCF 13 Aislinn Connolly (Castlegar) 1-1
FF 14 Caroline Murray (St Thomas) 1-2
LCF 15 Sandra Tannian (St Thomas)
FF Therese Maher (Captain) (Athenry) for Healy Substituted in 50'
FF Lourda Kavanagh (Davitts) for Tannion Substituted in 50'
FF Carmel Hannon (Pearses) for Michelle Glynn Substituted in 50'
FF Ann Broderick (Davitts) for Roisin Broderick Substituted in 50'
FF Sherrie Mannion for Connolly Substituted in 50'
GK 1 Marie Corkery
RCB 2 C Hayes
FB 3 Rose Collins
LCB 4 Pauline McCarthy
RWB 5 Michelle Casey 1-0
CB 6 Marion Neville
LWB 7 Mairéad Kelly
MF 8 Vera Sheehan
MF 9 Meadhbh Nash 0-1
RWF 10 Amanda Sheehan
CF 11 Aoife Sheehan
LWF 12 Eileen O'Brien 0-3
RCF 13 Aine O'Connell 0-2
FF 14 Marie Keating
LCF 15 Alison White 0-1


  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, May 20, 2002
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, May 20, 2002
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, May 20, 2002
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, May 20, 2002
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, May 20, 2002

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Preceded by
National Camogie League 2001
National Camogie League
1977 – present
Succeeded by
National Camogie League 2003