2008 National Camogie League

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National Camogie League 2008
Championship Details
Dates 8 February-25 April
Counties 22 (7 in Div 1, 6 counties enter 2 teams)
National League Champions
Winners Kilkenny (10th title)
Captain Aoife Neary
All-Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Galway
Captain Therese Maher
Manager Tony Ward
Matches played 15

The 2008 National Camogie League, the second most important elite level inter-county competition in the women's’ team field sport of camogie was won by Kilkenny, who defeated Galway in the final, played at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.[1][2]


Kilkenny were attempting to win to the League title for the first time since 1993, and on home soil, there was pressure on them to achieve that feat. Kilkenny had defeated then All-Ireland champions Wexford, 2-11 to 1-11, before travelling to Cork to overcome the rebels 0-8 to 1-4 on a wind- swept blustery day to qualify for a league final.[3]


In the league final, Galway led 0-11 to 1-5 at the interval, with an Aoife Neary goal late in the first-half giving Kilkenny hope. Further second-half from Michelle Quilty and substitute Edwina Keane gave Kilkenny victory with Sinead Millea member of the 1993 National league winning campaign top scorer with 0-5 all from frees.

Aoife Neary was named player of the match

Division 2[edit]

The Division 2 final, known until 2005 as the National Junior League, was won by Clare who defeated Derry in the final. The Division 3 final was won by Antrim who defeated Offaly in the final.

Final stages[edit]

Kilkenny 3-11 – 0-17 Galway
Sinead Millea 0-6 (0-5 frees 0-1’45), Aoife Neary 1-2 (0-1 free), Edwina Keane 1-0 Michelle Quilty 1-0, Ann Dalton, Marie Dargan, Katie Power 0-1 each Jessica Gill 0-8 (0-5 frees), Veronica Curtin 0-5 (0-3 frees), Brenda Kerins 0-2, Lorraine Ryan 0-1 Orla Kilkenny 0-1
Attendance: 1,500
GK 1 Catríona Ryan (Tullogher)
RCB 2 Amy Butler (Mulinavat)
FB 3 Aine Fahey (Emeralds)
LCB 4 Eimear Lyng (Rower-Innistioge)
RWB 5 Elaine Aylward (Mulinavat)
CB 6 Kelly Anne Cotterell (Mulinavat)
LWB 7 Jacqui Frisby (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
MF 8 Ann Dalton (St Lachtain's)
MF 9 Lizzie Lyng (Rower-Innistioge)
RWF 10 Aoife Neary (James Stephens)
CF 11 Keeva Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
LWF 12 Kate McDonald (Thomastown)
RCF 13 Katie Power (Piltown)
FF 14 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid’s Balycallan)
LCF 15 Michelle Quilty (Mulinavat)
RCF Julie-Anne Woodcock (Danesfort) for Eimear Lyng, Substituted in 20'
RCF Collette Dormer (Paulstown) for Cotterell, Substituted in 30'
RCF Edwina Keane (St Martin’s) for Quilty, Substituted in 40'
RCF Marie O'Connor (St Lachtain's) for Fennelly, Substituted in 48'
GK 1 Susan Earner (Meelick Eyrecourt)
RCB 2 Sandra Tannion (St Thomas)
FB 3 Aibhle Kelly (Davitts)
LCB 4 Therese Manton (Mullagh)
RWB 5 Anne-Marie Hayes (Killimor)
CB 6 Therese Maher (Athenry)
LWB 7 Niamh Kilkenny (Pearses)
MF 8 Lorraine Ryan (Killimordaly)
MF 9 Aine Hillary (Pearses)
RWF 10 Lourda Kavanagh (Davitts)
CF 11 Therese Maher Athenry)
LWF 12 Jessica Gill (Athenry)
RCF 13 Orla Kilkenny (Pearses)
FF 14 Veronica Curtin (Kinvara)
LCF 15 Brenda Kerins (Athenry)


  • 60 minutes
  • Replay if scores level
  • Maximum of 5 substitutions


  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. ^ http://www.camogie.ie/league.asp
  3. ^ http://kilkennycamogie.com/index.php?page=kilkennyvgalwaypastclashes.php
Preceded by
National Camogie League 2007
National Camogie League
1977 – present
Succeeded by
National Camogie League 2009