1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1994
Championship details
Dates June – 25 September 1994
All-Ireland champions
Winners Kilkenny (12th win)
Captain Ann Downey
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-up Wexford
Captain Ann Reddy
Championship statistics
Matches played 7
1993
1995

The 1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1994 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Galway by a nine-point margin in the final.[1] The match drew an attendance of 5,000.[2][3][4][5][6]

Background[edit]

Angela Downey was coaxed out of retirement at the age of 37 by Kilkenny and her twin sister Ann Downey was named as captain and Kilkenny for the 1992 championship. Newcomers Michelle Fennelly, Sinéad Costello, Marie Maher and Una Murphy joined the squad. Galway easily beat Kildare in the quarter finals by 6-23 to 1-9 in St Conleth's Park.

Semi-finals[edit]

The returned Angela Downey proved the match-winner once more in the semi-final at Ballinlough, scoring three goals in a three-point victory 4–9 to 2–12. Fiona Dunne, sister of Wexford hurler, Liam Dunne, scored 2–10 for Wexford as they beat Galway in the second semi-final. Galway goalkeeper Tracey Laheen scored a goal from a wind assisted puck-out and Olivia Broderick added a second for Galway to lead by 2–2 to 0–3 after only ten minutes before Wexford took over and ran out easy winners by nine points, 3–14 to 2–5.

Final[edit]

Angela Downey earned her 12th All Ireland medals despite the Wexford strategy of trying to curb the Downey twins.[7]Stellah Sinnott in the words of Irish Times reporter Kathryn Davis, “stuck like a leech” to Angela in the opening ten minutes until a momentary lapse let her in for the first of two goals, flicked to the net despite the attention of three defenders from a Catherine Dunne pass.[8] Wexford fought back from a 1-3 to 0-34 half time deficit to equalize nine minutes into the second half. A point three minutes later by substitute Brigid Barnaville gave Kilkenny the impetus they needed and a second Angela Downey goal in the final minute added a gloss to the scoreline.[9]

Aftermath[edit]

Esme Murphy, a star on the Wexford minor team, was just 15 when she played in the All Ireland final. Wexford defeated Kilkenny by 2-9 to 1-10 in the Lienster final at Oylegate on October 23, with goals by Angie Hearne and Paula Rankin.

Final stages[edit]

August 21
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 4-9 – 2-12 Cork

August 28
Semi-Final
Wexford 3-14 – 2-5 Galway

September 25
Final
Kilkenny 2-11 – 0-8 Wexford
Kilkenny
Wexford
KILKENNY:
GK 1 Michelle Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
FB 2 Sinéad Costello (St Lachtain's)
RWB 3 Tracey Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
CB 4 Jillian Dillon (St Lachtain's)
LWB 5 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
MF 6 Marina Downey (Lisdowney)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Lisdowney) (Capt) (0-3)
MF 8 Marie Maher (St Martin’s)
RWF 9 Bridget Mullally (Glenmore) (0-1)
CF 10 Catherine Dunne (Carrickshock) Substituted off 41'
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Lisdowney) (2-3)
FF 12 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan) (0-2)
Substitutes:
CF Bridget Barnaville (Lisdowney) (0-1) for Dunne Substituted in 41'
WEXFORD:
GK 1 Terri Butler (Buffers Alley)
FB 2 Catherine Murphy (Rathnure)
RWB 3 Stellah Sinnott (Buffers Alley)
CB 4 Paula Rankin (0-1)
LWB 5 Mary Hayden (Rathnure)
MF 6 Angie Hearne
MF 7 Fiona Dunne (0-4)
MF 8 Orla Hernan Substituted in 53'
RWF 9 Ann Marie O'Connor (Rathnure) (0-2)
CF 10 Marion O'Leary (Buffers Alley)
LWF 11 Esme Murphy (0-1)
FF 12 Ann Reddy (Rathnure) (Capt) Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
CF Geraldine Codd (Rathnure) for Reddy Substituted in 46'
LCF Avis Nolan for Hernan Substituted in 53'

MATCH RULES

  • 50 minutes
  • Replay if scores level
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, September 26, 1994
  3. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, September 26, 1994
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1994
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1994
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish News, September 26, 1994
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1994
  8. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1994
  9. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, September 26, 1994

External links[edit]

Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1993
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1995