All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship 1979

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All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship 1979
Championship Details
Dates
Competitors
Sponsor
All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship winners
Winners Buffers Alley (Wexford) (1st title)
Captain Kathleen Tonks
Manager
All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship Runners-up
Runners-up Athenry (Gal)
Captain
Manager
Matches played

The 1979 All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship for the leading clubs in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Buffers Alley from Wexford, who defeated Athenry from Galway in the final, played at Athenry .[1][2]

Arrangements[edit]

The championship was organised on the traditional provincial system used in Gaelic Games since the 1880s, with Ballyagran and Portglenone winning the championships of the other two provinces. Fiona Cousins, Teresa Hobbs, Dorothy Walsh and Bridie Doran scored Alley’s goal as they dethroned the champions Ballyagran in the semi-final.

The Final[edit]

The final was played in miserable weather and underfoot conditions. Agnes Hourigan wrote in the Irish Press:

Buffers Alley were rewarded for their dedication and promotion of the games in the Monamolin-Kilmuckridge district of Wexford when they won the All Ireland club title for the first time at Athenry. They overcame the heavy pitch conditions much more effectively than the lighter local team. Their striking was longer, their combination better and this, allied to their determination, added up to a successful performance.

[3][4][5]

Final stages[edit]

Buffers Alley (Wx) 4-2 – 0-1 Ballyagran

Athenry (Gal) 10-7 – 3-2 Portglenone

Buffers Alley (Wx) 2-6 – 1-2 Athenry (Gal)
Buffers Alley
GK 1 Kathleen Tonks (captain)
FB 2 Margaret Leacy
RWB 3 Geraldine Duggan
CB 4 Deirdre Cousins
LWB 5 Martina Cousins
MF 6 Fiona Cousins
MF 7 Maggie Hearne
MF 8 Elsie Walsh
RWF 9 Caroline O'Leary
CF 10 Dorothy Walsh
LWF 11 Teresa Hobbs
FF 12 Bridie Doran
Athenry
GK 1 Breda Coady
FB 2 Noreen Treacy
RWB 3 Chris Silke
CB 4 Anne Duane
LWB 5 Anne Delaney
MF 6 Olive Coady
MF 7 Madge Hobbins
MF 8 Anne Poniard
RWF 9 M. Sweeney
CF 10 Una Jordan
LWF 11 Anne Morris
FF 12 Teresa Duane

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. ^ All Ireland club championships on Camogie.ie
  3. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, December 3, 1979
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, December 3, 1979
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, December 3, 1979
  6. ^ Report of semi-final in Irish Press, September 2, 1979
  7. ^ Report of semi-final in Irish Independent, September 2, 1979
  8. ^ Report of semi-final in Irish Times, September 2, 1979
  9. ^ Report of semi-final in Irish Press, September 9, 1979
  10. ^ Report of semi-final in Irish Independent, September 9, 1979
  11. ^ Report of semi-final in Irish Times, September 9, 1979

External links[edit]

Preceded by
All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship 1978
All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship
1964 – present
Succeeded by
All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship 1980