Gael Linn Cup 1988

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Gael Linn Cup 1988
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (21st title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Connacht
Matches played 3

The 1988 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]


Leinster extended their unbeaten run in the competition to six years with an 8–9 to 0–2 win over Ulster at Ballyholland, Co. Down, and Connacht surprised Munster 3–10 to 1–7 at Killimor. Leinster defeated Connacht 2–9 to 2–4 in the final at Kilmacud. Connachttook an early lead through Ann Ryan but Leinster took control soon afterwards with goals from Kilkenny's Angela Downey and Breda Holmes and led 2–5 to 0–3 at half time.[3][4][5][6][7] Munster won their third successive Gael-Linn Junior Trophy defeating Connacht 3–7 to 1–2 at Killimor and Leinster by 4–3 to 3–5 at Kilmacud.

Final stages[edit]

6 November
Leinster 2–9 – 2–4 Connacht


GK 1 Marie Fitzpatrick (Killkenny)
FB 2 Elsie Cody (Wexford) (captain)
RWB 3 Germaine Noonan (Dublin)
CB 4 Mairéad Cronin (Dublin)
LWB 5 Biddy O'Sullivan (Killkenny)
MF 6 Clare Jones (Killkenny)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Killkenny)
MF 8 Anna Whelan (Killkenny)
RWF 9 Eileen Kehoe (Wexford)
CF 10 Breda Holmes (Killkenny)
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Killkenny)
FF 12 Anne Cooper (Dublin) .
GK 1 Patricia Mitchell (Galway)
FB 2 Sheila Coen (Galway)
RWB 3 Julie Glynn (Galway)
CB 4 Bríd Stratford (Galway)
LWB 5 Kathleen Garvey (Galway)
MF 6 Teresa Raftery (Galway)
MF 7 Mary Kelly (Galway)
MF 8 Ann Coleman (Galway)
RWF 9 Imelda Hobbins (Galway)
CF 10 Deirdre Costello (Galway)
LWF 11 Anne Ryan (Galway)
FF 12 Bridie Cunniffe (Galway)

Junior Final[edit]


GK 1 Maria O'Brien (Cork)
FB 2 Helen Cagney (Limerick)
RWB 3 Evelyn Healy (Cork)
CB 4 Frances Broderick (Limerick)
LWB 5 Marguerite Guiry (Limerick) (captain)
MF 6 Angela O'Sullivan (Limerick)
MF 7 Breda Kelly (Cork)
MF 8 Liz O'Sullivan (Cork)
RWF 9 Mary Lenihan (Limerick)
CF 10 Fiona O'Driscoll (Cork)
LWF 11 Irene O'Keeffe (Cork)
FF 12 Pauline McCarthy (Limerick)
GK 1 Rose Merriman (Kildare)
FB 2 Anna Dargan (Kildare)
RWB 3 Patsy Murphy (Dublin)
CB 4 Melanie Treacy (Kildare)
LWB 5 Carmel Gray (Dublin) (captain)
MF 6 Eileen Crehan (Louth)
MF 7 Miriam Malone (Kildare)
MF 8 Esther Byrne (Wicklow)
RWF 9 Bernie Farrelly (Kildare)
CF 10 Ger Dunne (Dublin)
LWF 11 Margaret Ryan (Carlow)
FF 12 Adele Campbell (Dublin)


  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, 7 November 1988
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 7 November 1988
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 7 November 1988
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 7 November 1988
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 7 November 1988

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gael Linn Cup 1987
Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by
Gael Linn Cup 1989