1991 National Camogie League

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National Camogie League 1991
Championship Details
National Camogie League winners
Winners Cork (3rd title)
Captain Therése O'Callaghan
National Camogie League Runners-up
Runners-up Kilkenny
Matches played

The 1991 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Cork, who defeated Kilkenny in the final, played at Ballinough.[1][2]


Cork opened their National League campaign in march with a resounding win over dual champions Kilkenny. Kilkenny were short many regulars. The Galway travelled to Ballincollig and defeated Cork, There was a three way tie at the top of Division One between Kilkenny, Galway and Cork. When Galway and Cork drew, Kilkenny reached the semi-finals with Galway and Cork playing off for the other place.

The Final[edit]

Kilkenny played with the wind in the first half and scored a goal and a point after five and a half minutes, only to trail 2-7 to 1-4 at half-time. Although Kilkenny scored two quick points at the start of the second half they never looked like regaining the lead.[3][4][5][6][7] Kilkenny had to wait until the last minute to get their second goal, from Angela Downey.

Division 2[edit]

The Junior National League, known since 2006 as Division Two, was won by Limerick who defeated Roscommon in the final.

Final stages[edit]

June 30
Cork 2-13 – 2-8 Kilkenny
GK 1 Marion McCarthy (Éire Óg)
FB 2 Liz Dunphy (Sarsfields)
RWB 3 Paula Goggins (Inniscarra)
CB 4 Breda Kenny
LWB 5 Irene O'Keeffe (Inniscarra) 1-1
MF 6 Colette O'Mahony (St Finbarr's) 0-7
MF 7 Therese O'Callaghan (Glen Rovers) (Capt) 0-1
MF 8 Sandie Fitzgibbon (Glen Rovers)
RWF 9 Linda Mellerick (Glen Rovers)
CF 10 Ger McCarthy (Glen Rovers) 0-1
LWF 11 Liz O'Neill (Bishopstown)1-0
FF 12 Irene O'Leary 9-3
GK 1 Marie Fitzpatrick (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
FB 2 Biddy O'Sullivan (Shamrocks)
RWB 3 Una Murphy (Tullogher)
CB 4 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
LWB 5 Frances Rothwell (Mooncoin)
MF 6 Marina Downey (Lisdowney)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Lisdowney)
MF 8 Gillian Dillon (St Lachtain's) 0-1
RWF 9 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid’s Ballycallan)
CF 10 Bridget Mullally (Glenmore) 1-3
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Lisdowney) (Capt) 1-3
FF 12 Breda Holmes (Lisdowney)


  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. ^ National Camogie League on Camogie.ie
  3. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, July 1, 1991
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, July 1, 1991
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, July 1, 1991
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, July 1, 1991
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, July 1, 1991

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Preceded by
National Camogie League 1990
National Camogie League
1977 – present
Succeeded by
National Camogie League 1992