1987 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
|Dates||June – 27 September 1987|
|Winners||Kilkenny (7th win)|
The 1987 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Cork by a nine-point margin in the final. The match drew an attendance of 5,496. It was the last All Ireland championship to be played over 50 minutes.
Irene O’Leary cashed in on two goalkeeping lapses in the final 60 seconds to earn Cork a place in the final against Wexford who had led for much of the game. Angela Downey took her scores from limited opportunities in the second semi-final and her sister, Ann, added two long-range points.
A first half goal each from Angela and Ann Downey won the final from Kilkenny. Mary Geaney scored Cork’s goal. During the presentation ceremony Bridie McGarry accurately predicted that Kilkenny would be back for four in a row in 1988. Pat Roche wrote in the Irish Times:
It speaks well for the players eyesight, let alone their accuracy, that they could see the mini-posts dwarfed in the shadows of the main construction. But it was still another good day for the game and proved yet another opportunity for the Downey sisters to impress in an outstanding Kilkenny win. Kilkenny’s captain Bridie McGarry was the star of the winner’s defence. There was no doubting the skills of Angela Downey in the Kilkenny attack. Whenever she got even the half chance, you could bank on a Kilkenny score. She darted like a frightened coursing hare in and around the Cork defence to slap over four points in a five-minute spell. Her sister, Anne, was equally effective further out, maintaining the flow towards over-worked Cork rearguard.
Fathers and daughters
- Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 978-1-908591-00-5
- Report of final in Irish Times, September 28, 1987
- Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 28, 1987
- Report of final in Irish News, September 28, 1987
- Irish Times Sept 28 1987
- Camogie Association
- Historical reports of All Ireland finals
- All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship: Roll of Honour
- County and provincial websites: Antrim Armagh Clare Connacht Cork Derry Down Dublin Galway Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Leinster Limerick London Louth Meath Munster North America Offaly Tipperary Ulster Waterford Wexford Wicklow
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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1986
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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1988