Gael Linn Cup 1987

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Gael Linn Cup 1987
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (20th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Connacht
Matches played 3

The 1987 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 Connacht in the final, played at Silver Park Kilmacud.[1][2]


Angela Downey scored 4–5 as Leinster defeated Munster by 5–6 to 0–7 at Clane. Connacht defeated Ulster by nine points. Carmel O'Byrne scored 5–3 as Leinster won the final by 8–11 to 0–5 at Kilmacud's grounds in Glenalbyn. Leinster led 3–5 to 0–3 at half time.[3][4][5][6][7]

Gael Linn Trophy[edit]

In the Gael Linn trophy semi-final at Clane Munster defeated Leinster 2–5 to 0–10 and defeated Ulster 2–6 to 2–5 in the final at Kilmacud's grounds in Silver Park.

Final stages[edit]

Leinster8–11 – 0–5Connacht


GK 1 Marie Fitzpatrick (Kilkenny)
FB 2 Rita Weymes (Kilkenny)
RWB 3 Mairéad Cronin (Dublin)
CB 4 Bridie McGarry (Kilkenny)
LWB 5 Biddy O'Sullivan (Kilkenny)
MF 6 Una Crowley (Dublin)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Kilkenny)
MF 8 Clare Jones (Kilkenny)
RWF 9 Carmel O'Byrne (Dublin)
CF 10 Edel Murphy (Dublin) (captain)
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Kilkenny)
FF 12 Breda Holmes (Kilkenny)
GK 1 Anne Murray (Galway)
FB 2 Angela Cooney (Galway)
RWB 3 Geraldine Heavey (Galway)
CB 4 Bríd Stratford (Galway)
LWB 5 Julie Glynn (Galway)
MF 6 Anne Coleman (Galway)
MF 7 Mary Kelly (Galway)
MF 8 Teresa Raftery (Galway)
RWF 9 Anne Fahy (Galway)
CF 10 Anne Ryan (captain) (Galway)
LWF 11 Deirdre Lawless (Galway)
FF 12 Sheila Coen (Galway)

Junior Final[edit]

Munster2–6 – 2–5Ulster


GK 1 Rose Desmond (Cork) (captain)
FB 2 Mairéad Treacy (Limerick)
RWB 3 Patricia Toomey (Limerick)
CB 4 Evelyn Healy (Cork)
LWB 5 Orla Flynn (Waterford)
MF 6 Karen Mellerick (Cork)
MF 7 Frances Broderick (Limerick)
MF 8 Patricia Barry (Waterford)
RWF 9 Irene O'Keeffe (Cork)
CF 10 Paula Carey (Cork)
LWF 11 Therese O'Callaghan (Cork)
FF 12 Jean Paula Kent (Cork)
GK 1 Josie McLoughlin (Tyrone)
FB 2 Jean McQuillan (Derry)
RWB 3 Anne Daly (Tyrone)
CB 4 Sarah Ann Quinn (Derry)
LWB 5 Sally McCone (Armagh)
MF 6 Rosemary Treanor (Down)
MF 7 Margaret Carroll (Cavan)
MF 8 Catherine Daly (Tyrone)
RWF 9 Maureen McAleenan (Down)
CF 10 Patsy Quinn (Derry)
LWF 11 Sheila Burke (Tyrone)
FF 12 Denise McStay (Armagh)


  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, 2 November 1987
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 2 November 1987
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 2 November 1987
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 2 November 1987
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 2 November 1987

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gael Linn Cup 1986
Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by
Gael Linn Cup 1988