Pat Moloney

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Pat Moloney
Personal information
Irish name Padraigín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh
Sport Camogie
Position corner-forward
Born Killeagh, Ireland
Club(s)*
Years Club Apps (scores)
1970-1982 Killeagh ?
Inter-county(ies)**
Years County Apps (scores)
1970-1982 Cork ?
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 7
All Stars 2004 Team of Century
* club appearances and scores correct as of (16:31, 30 December 2009 (UTC)).
**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of (16:31, 30 December 2009 (UTC)).

Pat Moloney-Lenihan is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980 and 1982.[1]

Club and Collegiate Career[edit]

She was educated at Presentation Convent, Youghal. As a young player she was commended for continuing to play with her native village despite their status as a junior club, eventually helping Killeagh club win six Cork Championships and one All Ireland Club Championship. While a student in UCC she won four successive Ashbourne Cup inter-collegiate medals and played with the Combined Universities.

Inter-County Career[edit]

She was still a teenager when she won her first All Ireland medal in the first leg of what became a four in a row for Cork, 1970–1973 and went on to collect three more senior All Ireland medals. She led Cork to All Ireland victory in 1982 and won her seventh All Ireland medal despite being forced to retire with a leg injury.

Awards[edit]

Apart from her selection on the camogie team of the century in 2004, she won the B&1 “Player of the Year” award in 1978 and the Jury’s Hotel Award in 1982.

Citation[edit]

Her team of the century citation read: “an intelligent, confident and versatile player who played right hand below left she had skill, speed and style. She was difficult to mark, as she was usually a move ahead of the opposition. Her incisive runs stretched the defence. She played at midfield before moving to the attack where she proved to be a natural and outstanding forward.”[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 
  2. ^ Camogie.ie Team of the Century profiles by Mary Moran

External links[edit]

Camogie Team of the Century (2004)

1 Eileen Duffy-O'Mahoney | 2 Liz Neary | 3 Marie Costine-O'Donovan | 4 Mary Sinnott-Dinan | 5 Sandie Fitzgibbon | 6 Bridie Martin-McGarry | 7 Margaret O'Leary-Leacy | 8 Mairéad McAtanmey-Magill | 9 Kathleen Mills-Hill | 10 Linda Mellerick | 11 Pat Moloney-Lenihan | 12 Úna O'Connor | 13 Sophie Brack | 14 Deirdre Hughes | 15 Angela Downey-Browne |