2002 National Camogie League
|National Camogie League winners|
|Winners||Galway (2nd title)|
|National Camogie League Runners-up|
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.
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.
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.
|Galway||6-6 – 1-7||Limerick|
|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|
- Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 978-1-908591-00-5
- National Camogie League on Camogie.ie
- Report of final in Evening Echo, May 20, 2002
- Report of final in Irish Independent, May 20, 2002
- Report of final in Irish Times, May 20, 2002
- Report of final in Irish Examiner, May 20, 2002
- Report of final in Irish News, May 20, 2002
National Camogie League 2001
| National Camogie League
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National Camogie League 2003