1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

The 1994 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was the high point of the 1994 season. The championship was won by Killkenny who defeated Wexford by a nine-point margin in the final.[1] The match drew an attendance of 5,000.[2][3][4][5][6]

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 1994
Championship details
DatesJune – 25 September 1994
All-Ireland champions
WinnersKilkenny (12th win)
CaptainAnn Downey
All-Ireland runners-up
Runners-upWexford
CaptainAnn Reddy
Championship statistics
Matches played7
1993
1995

BackgroundEdit

Angela Downey was coaxed out of retirement at the age of 37 by Kilkenny and her twin sister Ann Downey was named as captain and Kilkenny for the 1992 championship. Newcomers Michelle Fennelly, Sinéad Costello, Marie Maher and Una Murphy joined the squad. Galway easily beat Kildare in the quarter finals by 6–23 to 1–9 in St Conleth's Park.

Semi-finalsEdit

The returned Angela Downey proved the match-winner once more in the semi-final at Ballinlough, scoring three goals in a three-point victory 4–9 to 2–12. Fiona Dunne, sister of Wexford hurler, Liam Dunne, scored 2–10 for Wexford as they beat Galway in the second semi-final. Galway goalkeeper Tracey Laheen scored a goal from a wind assisted puck-out and Olivia Broderick added a second for Galway to lead by 2–2 to 0–3 after only ten minutes before Wexford took over and ran out easy winners by nine points, 3–14 to 2–5.

FinalEdit

Angela Downey earned her 12th All Ireland medals despite the Wexford strategy of trying to curb the Downey twins.[7] Stellah Sinnott, in the words of Irish Times reporter Kathryn Davis, “stuck like a leech” to Angela in the opening ten minutes until a momentary lapse let her in for the first of two goals, flicked to the net despite the attention of three defenders from a Catherine Dunne pass.[8] Wexford fought back from a 1–3 to 0-34 half time deficit to equalize nine minutes into the second half. A point three minutes later by substitute Brigid Barnaville gave Kilkenny the impetus they needed and a second Angela Downey goal in the final minute added a gloss to the scoreline.[9]

AftermathEdit

Esme Murphy, a star on the Wexford minor team, was just 15 when she played in the All Ireland final. Wexford defeated Kilkenny by 2–9 to 1–10 in the Lienster final at Oylegate on 23 October, with goals by Angie Hearne and Paula Rankin.

Final stagesEdit

Kilkenny4-9 – 2-12Cork

Wexford3-14 – 2-5Galway

Kilkenny2-11 – 0-8Wexford
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kilkenny
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wexford
KILKENNY:
GK 1 Michelle Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
FB 2 Sinéad Costello (St Lachtain's)
RWB 3 Tracey Millea (St Brigid's Ballycallan)
CB 4 Jillian Dillon (St Lachtain's)
LWB 5 Deirdre Malone (St Brigid's Ballycallan)
MF 6 Marina Downey (Lisdowney)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Lisdowney) (Capt) (0-3)
MF 8 Marie Maher (St Martin’s)
RWF 9 Bridget Mullally (Glenmore) (0-1)
CF 10 Catherine Dunne (Carrickshock)   41'
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Lisdowney) (2-3)
FF 12 Sinéad Millea (St Brigid's Ballycallan) (0-2)
Substitutes:
CF Bridget Barnaville (Lisdowney) (0-1) for Dunne   41'
WEXFORD:
GK 1 Terri Butler (Buffers Alley)
FB 2 Catherine Murphy (Rathnure)
RWB 3 Stellah Sinnott (Buffers Alley)
CB 4 Paula Rankin (0-1)
LWB 5 Mary Hayden (Rathnure)
MF 6 Angie Hearne
MF 7 Fiona Dunne (0-4)
MF 8 Orla Hernan   53'
RWF 9 Ann Marie O'Connor (Rathnure) (0-2)
CF 10 Marion O'Leary (Buffers Alley)
LWF 11 Esme Murphy (0-1)
FF 12 Ann Reddy (Rathnure) (Capt)   46'
Substitutes:
CF Geraldine Codd (Rathnure) for Reddy   46'
LCF Avis Nolan for Hernan   53'

MATCH RULES

  • 50 minutes
  • Replay if scores level
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, September 26, 1994
  3. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, September 26, 1994
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1994
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1994
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish News, September 26, 1994
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, September 26, 1994
  8. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, September 26, 1994
  9. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, September 26, 1994

External linksEdit

Preceded by All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
1932 – present
Succeeded by