National Camogie League

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National Camogie League
Current season or competition:
2017 National Camogie League
National Camogie League logo 2017.jpg
Irish Sraith Náisiúnta Camógaíochta
Founded 1976–77
Title holders Kilkenny (13th title)
Most titles Cork (16 titles)
Sponsors Littlewoods Ireland

The National Camogie League,[1] known for sponsorship reasons as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues, is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in four divisions graded by ability. It was first played in 1976 for a trophy donated by Allied Irish Banks when Tipperary beat Wexford in a replayed final. Division Two (originally the National Junior League) was inaugurated in 1979 and won by Kildare.[2]

The first two National League competitions started in the autumn and finished in the spring of 1976–77 and 1977–78 respectively. Since then the competition has been completed within the calendar year. The 2001 final was not played until October because of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak earlier in the year. From 1980 to 2005 the National League was divided into two sections – Senior and Junior. Reserve teams from the leading counties were allowed enter the Junior League after 1982. The current structure with Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 was introduced in 2006. A one-day blitz competition for fifth tier counties, Division 5, was organised in 2008 and 2009. The second division was known for a period as Division 1B and the third Division was Division 2, they have been reallocated for reasons of consistency in the records below.

The current holders are Kilkenny who defeated Cork in the 2017 final.

Winner's Table[edit]

County Wins Years won Runners-up Years runners up
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 16 1984, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 8 1977-78, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2015, 2017
Colours of Kilkenny.svg Kilkenny 13 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017 3 1991, 1997, 2010
Colours of Galway.svg Galway 4 1994, 2002, 2005, 2015 6 1996, 1998, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2016
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 4 1977, 2009, 2010, 2011 8 1976-77, 1983, 1990, 1992, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013
Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 3 1979, 1981, 1983 5 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Colours of Roscommon.svg Tipperary 2 1976, 2004 7 1980, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009
Colours of Leinster Council.svg Limerick 0 3 1978, 1979, 2002
Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 0 1 1995
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 0 1 2014

National Camogie League Finals[edit]

Click on the year for details and team line-outs from each individual competition.

The first figure is the number of goals scored (equal to 3 points each) and the second total is the number of points scored, the figures are combined to determine the winner of a match in Gaelic Games

Year Date Winner Score Runner-up Score Venue Captain
1976–77 Mar 3 Tipperary 2-1 Wexford 2-1 Rathnure Monica Butler
Replay Apr 10 Tipperary 4-2 Wexford 1-3 Thurles Monica Butler
1977–78 Mar 5 Wexford 6-4 Cork 1-2 Castleboro Nancy O'Driscoll
1978 Nov 12 Kilkenny 2-4 Limerick 1-5 Adare Mary Fennelly
1979 Nov 18 Dublin 0-6 Limerick 0-0 Russell Park Anne O'Brien
1980 June 29 Kilkenny 3-8 Tipperary 1-3 Roscrea Bridie McGarry
1981 June 21 Dublin 1-7 Cork 1-4 Russell Park Síle Wallace
1982 May 24 Kilkenny 2-5 Cork 1-4 St Johns Park, Kilkenny Teresa O'Neill
1983 May 22 Dubin 4-8 Wexford 1-6 Russell Park Barbara Redmond
1984 June 17 Cork 1-8 Dublin 0-4 Ballinlough Sandie Fitzgibbon
1985 June 2 Kilkenny 4-7 Dublin 2-13 Parnell Park
Replay June 23 Kilkenny 4-7 Dublin 3-6 Nowlan Park Bridie McGarry
1986 May 18 Cork 3-8 Dublin 1-10 O'Toole Park Marion McCarthy
1987 June 7 Kilkenny 4-8 Dublin 1-6 Nowlan Park Bridie McGarry
1988 June 12 Kilkenny 3-10 Dublin 2-4 O'Toole Park Angela Downey
1989 June 18 Kilkenny 6-7 Cork 1-11 Nowlan Park Ann Downey
1990 June 10 Kilkenny 1-10 Wexford 2-4 Enniscorthy Breda Holmes
1991 June 30 Cork 2-13 Kilkenny 2-8 Ballinlough Therése O'Callaghan
1992 June 14 Cork 2-17 Wexford 0-11 Enniscorthy Sandie Fitzgibbon
1993 June 6 Kilkenny 4-7 Cork 1-13 Ballyragget Marina Downey
1994 June 12 Galway 1-13 Tipperary 1-8 Ballinasloe Deirdre Costello
1995 June 21 Cork 5-16 Armagh 3-4 St Finbarrs Denise Cronin
1996 June 2 Cork 3-16 Galway 1-7 Páirc Uí Rinn Therése O'Callaghan
1997 June 8 Cork 4-12 Kilkenny 0-9 Páirc Uí Rinn Linda Mellerick
1998 June 1 Cork 1-16 Galway 2-9 Ballinasloe Eithne Duggan
1999 May 22 Cork 9-19 Tipperary 2-4 Thurles Vivienne Harris
2000 May 20 Cork 3-7 Tipperary 1-10 Tullamore Vivienne Harris
2001 Oct 27 Cork 6-9 Galway 0-11 Nenagh Vivienne Harris
2002 May 24 Galway 4-9 Limerick 1-9 Tullamore Louise Curry
2003 May 11 Cork 3-10 Tipperary 1-12 Páirc Uí Rinn Stephanie Dunlea
2004 May 22 Tipperary 3-10 Wexford 2-9 Nowlan Park Joanne Ryan
2005[3] May 29 Galway 1-6 Cork 0-6 Thurles Therese Maher
2006 May 14 Cork 2-7 Tipperary 2-5 Thurles Joanne O'Callaghan
2007[4] May 6 Cork 3-8 Wexford 2-10 Nowlan Park Gemma O'Connor
2008 Apr 26 Kilkenny 3-11 Galway 0-17 Nowlan Park Marie O'Connor
2009 Apr 25 Wexford 2-12 Tipperary 0-11 Parnell Park Aoife O'Connor
2010 Apr 24 Wexford 1-7 Kilkenny 1-6 Thurles Una Leacy
2011[5] Apr 17 Wexford 3-10 Galway 0-10 Thurles [6] Ursula Jacob
2012[7] May 6 Cork 1-8 Wexford 0-9 Thurles Julia White
2013[8] May 5 Cork 0-12 Wexford 1-7 Nowlan Park Anna Geary
2014[9] May 4 Kilkenny 1-15 Clare 0-4 Thurles Leann Fennelly
2015[10] May 3 Galway 2-15 Cork 2-12 Thurles Niamh Kilkenny
2016[11] May 1 Kilkenny 2-7 Galway 0-7 Thurles Michelle Quilty
2017[12] April 23 Kilkenny 2-7 Cork 0-10 Limerick Meighan Farrell

Lower division finals[edit]

Junior National League / Division 2[edit]

Dublin All-Ireland medal-holder, Eileen Bourke presented Corn de Búrca for the Junior National League in memory of her sister, Joan who served as secretary of Leinster Colleges Council.[13]

Division 3[edit]

Division 4[edit]

Division 5[edit]

Division 5 was run as a one-day blitz competition. It was discontinued in 2010 with the introduction of a championship structure for the All Ireland Junior B grade (Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pádraig Puirséil: Scéal na Camógaíochta (1984)
  2. ^ Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 
  3. ^ 2005 final Galway 1-6 Cork 0-6 report in Irish Independent
  4. ^ 2007 final Cork 3-8 Wexford 2-10 report in 2007 Irish Independent
  5. ^ 2011 final Wexford 3-10 Galway 0-10 report on RTE Online
  6. ^ Attendance at the 2011 final was 4,180
  7. ^ 2012 Cork 1-8 Wexford 0-9 report on RTÉ sport
  8. ^ "Cork retain Division 1 Camogie title". Hogan Stand. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kilkenny 1-15 Clare 0-4". RTÉ. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Galway survive Cork fightback to be crowned Division 1 camogie league champions". TheJournal.ie. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Camogie: Cats dominate Galway to claim Division 1 honours". Hogan Stand. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Kilkenny again get tactics spot on". Irish Examiner. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  13. ^ camogie.ie
  14. ^ 2002 Div 2 Offaly 3-18 Laois 2-6 report in Irish Independent
  15. ^ 2004 Div 2 Kildare 2-11 Laois 2-6 report in Irish Independent
  16. ^ 2008 Div 2 Clare 4-8 Derry 3-9 in Blanchardstown report on camogie.ie
  17. ^ 2009 Div 2 Wexford 2-9 Antrim 0-11 report in Irish Independent
  18. ^ 2010 Div 2 Wexford 2-9 Offaly 1-9 report on camogie.ie
  19. ^ "Limerick win Camogie League title". Hogan Stand. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Waterford, Carlow and Kerry claim camogie titles". RTÉ Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Camogie: Royals eke out famous victory". Hogan Stand. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "Cork secure fifth Division 2 Camogie title with win over Derry". Irish Examiner. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  23. ^ 2008 Div 3 Antrim 1-10 Offaly 1-10 report on camogie.ie
  24. ^ 2008 Div 3 replay Antrim 6-11 Offaly 3-10 in Cooley report on camogie.ie
  25. ^ 2010 Div 3 Laois 2-10 Meath 2-5 Division 3 final report on Hogan Stand, Laois Nationalist and Camogie.ie
  26. ^ 2011 Div 3 Final Meath 3-9 Kildare 2-11 Hogan Stand and Breakingnews.ie
  27. ^ 2012 Div 3 Final Kildare 1-8 Armagh 0-10 Camogie.ie
  28. ^ "Laois and Carlow win". Hogan Stand. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "Goalkeeper Dunne the hero as Laois secure league title". Leinster Express. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Waterford, Carlow and Kerry claim camogie titles". RTÉ Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "Camogie: Donnelly the apple of Orchard's eye". Hogan Stand. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  32. ^ "Dublin get over the line at last in Camogie League Division 3 final". Irish Examiner. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  33. ^ 2008 Div 4 Meath 5-7 Roscommon 1-5 report on camogie.ie
  34. ^ 2010 Div 4 Tyrone 3-12 Westmeath 1-9 report in Westmeath Examiner
  35. ^ 2011 Div 4 Final Westmeath 4-6 Cavan 2-7 report on Breakingnews.ie
  36. ^ 2012 Div 4 Final Dublin 1-6 Carlow 0-5 Camogie.ie
  37. ^ "Doyle goal seals league for Carlow". Carlow Nationalist. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  38. ^ "Waterford, Carlow and Kerry claim camogie titles". RTÉ Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  39. ^ 2008 Div 5 Tyrone 2-4 Cavan 1-3 report on RTE online
  40. ^ 2009 Div 5 Wicklow 2-7 Monaghan 1-1 report on Camogie.ie