Gael Linn Cup 1979

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Gael Linn Cup 1979
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (14th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Munster
Matches played 3

The 1979 Gael Linn Cup, the most important representative competition for elite level participants in the women's team field sport of camogie, was won by Leinster, who defeated Munster in the final, played at Mobhi Road .[1][2]


Leinster defeated Ulster 4–6 to 0–1 at Russell Park, Blanchardstown. Munster defeated Connacht 4–8 to 0–2. Leinster defeated Munster 1–5 to 0–4 on a wet and cold day at Athboy., where the match was staged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of camogie.[3][4][5][6][7]

Gael Linn Trophy[edit]

Munster defeated Connacht by one point in the trophy semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Ulster defeated Leinster at Russell Park by 5–2 to 1–2. Ulster defeated Munster by 0–4 to 1–0 in the final.

Final stages[edit]

28 October
Leinster 1–5 – 0–4 Munster


GK 1 Teresa O'Neill (Killkenny)
FB 2 Anne O'Brien (Dublin)
RWB 3 Ann Downey (Killkenny)
CB 4 Bridie Martin (Killkenny)
LWB 5 Deirdre Cousins (Wexford)
MF 6 Anna McManus (Dublin)
MF 7 Margaret Farrell (Killkenny)
MF 8 Barbara Redmond (Dublin)
RWF 9 Orla Ní Síocháin (Dublin)
CF 10 Angela Downey (Killkenny)
LWF 11 Dorothy Walsh (Wexford)
FF 12 Helena O'Neill ( (Killkenny)
GK 1 Mary O'Brien (Tipperary)
FB 2 Claire Harrington (Clare)
RWB 3 Margie Neville (Limerick)
CB 4 Geraldine O'Brien (Limerick)
LWB 5 Maura Maher (Tipperary)
MF 6 Helen Mulcair (Limerick)
MF 7 Angela Higgins (Cork)
MF 8 Bernadette O'Brien (Limerick)
RWF 9 Nancy O'Driscoll (Cork)
CF 10 Deirdre Lane (Tipperary)
LWF 11 Siobhán McDonnell (Tipperary)
FF 12 Mary Geaney (Cork)

Junior Final[edit]

Ulster 0–4 – 1–0 Munster


GK 1 Teresa McDonnell (Monaghan)
FB 2 Margaret O'Prey (Down)
RWB 3 Margaret Moriarty (Armagh)
CB 4 Bernie O'Callaghan (Cavan)
LWB 5 Jane O'Loughlin (Tyrone)
MF 6 Ursula Jordan (Tyrone)
MF 7 Noleen Kiernan (Cavan)
MF 8 Bernie Hasson (Antrim)
RWF 9 Mary Ogle (Tyrone)
CF 10 Ann Jordan (Tyrone)
LWF 11 Noreen O'Prey (Down)
FF 12 Eileen Clarke (Cavan)
GK 1 Patricia Fitzgibbon (Cork)
FB 2 Eileen Coffey (Clare)
RWB 3 Eileen Dineen (Cork)
CB 4 Betty Joyce (Cork)
LWB 5 Ann Gallery (Clare)
MF 6 Helen Clifford (Limerick)
MF 7 Clare Jones (Clare)
MF 8 Anne Delaney (Cork)
RWF 9 Eileen Kavanagh (Cork)
CF 10 Noelle O'Driscoll (Cork)
LWF 11 Geraldine McCarthy (Cork)
FF 12 Mary Lynch (Clare)


  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. ^ Gael Linn Cup on
  3. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, 29 October 1979
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 29 October 1979
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 29 October 1979
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 29 October 1979
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 29 October 1979

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gael Linn Cup 1978
Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by
Gael Linn Cup 1980