All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship
The All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship is the most important competition for third-tier county teams in the women's field sport of camogie and for second-string teams of first-tier counties. In accordance with the practice in GAA competitions the term junior applies to the level of competition rather than the age group.
|All Ireland Junior Camogie Championship|
|Irish||Craobh Soisir na hÉireann|
|Trophy||Kay Mills Cup (formerly New Ireland Cup)|
|Title holders||Kerry (1st title)|
|Most titles||Cork, Galway (7 titles)|
In 2006 the second teams of the first-tier camogie counties were removed from the competition. Since 2010 the competition has been officially, though not popularly, known as the Premier Junior Ireland championship. It is the third-tier camogie competition after the O'Duffy Cup for the Senior Championship and the Jack McGrath Cup for the Intermediate Championship. The series of games, organised by the Camogie Association, are played during the summer months with the finals of the three competitions taking place on the second Sunday in September in Croke Park, Dublin.
Kay Mills Cup Camogie FinalsEdit
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
|1968||Sept 15||Down||2-03||Cork||1-01||Croke Park||Phyllis Breslin (Dublin)|
|1969||Sept 21||Derry||4-02||Cork||2-04||Croke Park||Anne Ashton (Dublin)|
|1970||Sept 20||Dublin||4-02||Armagh||3-03||Croke Park||Vera Mannion (Mayo)|
|1971||Sept 19||Dublin||2-02||Cork||1-02||Croke Park||Patricia Morrissey||Nancy Murray (Antrim|
|1972||Sept 17||Galway||3-06||Wexford||2-01||Croke Park||Lil O'Grady (Cork)|
|1973||Sept 16||Cork||4-04||Galway||1-04||Croke Park||Nancy O'Driscoll||Teresa Byrne (Wicklow)|
|1974||Sept 15||Clare||3-02||Dublin||3-00||Croke Park||Margaret O'Toole||Mary Lynch (Monaghan)|
|1975||Sept 21||Dublin||5-00||Down||0-03||Croke Park||Brigid Kennedy||Eithne Neville (Limerick)|
|1976||Sept 19||Down||3-04||Wexford||3-03||Croke Park||Phyllis Breslin (Dublin)|
|1977||Sept 18||Limerick||2-07||Wexford||3-01||Croke Park||Carrie Clancy||Miriam Higgins (Cork)|
|1978||Sept 17||Derry||3-04||Cork||1-04||Croke Park||Brigid McLaughlin||Phyllis Breslin (Dublin)|
|1979||Sept 9||Galway||4-03||Cork||3-02||Croke Park||Carrie Clancy (Limerick)|
|1980||Sept 14||Cork||4-04||Tyrone||1-04||Croke Park||Kathleen Quinn (Galway)|
|1981||Sept 13||Clare||3-02||Antrim||0-07||Croke Park||Clare Jones||Belle O'Loughlin (Down)|
|1982||Sept 26||Louth||1-07||Cork||1-06||Croke Park||Kathleen Quinn (Galway)|
|1983||Sept 25||Cork||2-05||Dublin||1-03||Croke Park||Bríd Stokes (Limerick)|
|1984||Sept 9||Cork||5-08||Cavan||2-02||Croke Park||Rita Whyte (Dublin)|
|1985||Sept 15||Galway||8-07||Armagh||3-07||Croke Park||Síle Wallace (Dublin)|
|1986||Sept 14||Clare||1-13||Kildare||3-04||Croke Park||Maura McNicholas||Rose Ryan (Dublin)|
|1987||Sept 27||Kildare||2-10||Armagh||0-07||Croke Park||Kitty McNicholas (Clare)|
|1988||Sept 25||Galway||3-04||Limerick||1-05||Croke Park||Rose Merriman (Kildare)|
|1989||Sept 24||Kildare||3-11||Galway||1-03||Croke Park||Áine Derham (Dublin)|
|1990||Sept 23||Kildare||2-14||Tipperary||3-07||Croke Park||Miriam O'Callaghan (Offaly)|
|1991||Sept 22||Down||3-13||Tipperary||2-14||Croke Park||Mary Connor (Louth)|
|1992||Sept 27||Tipperary||6-13||Galway||2-07||Croke Park||Maria Pollard (Waterford)|
|1993||Sept 26||Armagh||3-09||Galway||3-09||Croke Park||Biddy Phillips (Tipperary)|
|Replay||Oct 10||Armagh||2-10||Galway||0-06||Croke Park||Biddy Phillips (Tipperary)|
|1994||Sept 25||Galway||2-10||Limerick||1-11||Croke Park||Catherine McAllister (Antrim)|
|1995||Sept 24||Limerick||6-05||Roscommon||2-07||Croke Park||Maria Pollard (Waterford)|
|1996||Sept 22||Cork||4-08||Roscommon||2-07||Croke Park||Fiona McKenna (Antrim|
|1997||Sept 7||Antrim||7-11||Cork||2-10||Croke Park||Mary Connor (Louth)|
|1998||Sept 6||Galway||3-11||Tipperary||2-10||Croke Park||Ann Dolan||Catherine McAllister (Antrim)|
|1999||Sept 5||Cork||1-13||Derry||2-09||Croke Park||John Morrissey (Tipperary)|
|2000||Sept 3||Derry||3-15||'Cork'||1-13||Croke Park||John Pender (Kildare)|
|2001||Sept 16||Tipperary||4-16||Offaly||1-07||Croke Park||Aoife Woods (Armagh)|
|2002||Sept 15||Kilkenny||2-11||Tipperary||2-08||Croke Park||Úna Kearney (Armagh)|
|2003||Sept 21||Galway||1-12||Clare||2-05||Croke Park||Eamonn Browne (Tipperary)|
|2004||Sept 19||Cork||4-05||Down||2-04||Croke Park||Aileen Lawlor (Westmeath)|
|2005||Sept 18||Dublin||1-07||Clare||1-07||Croke Park||Úna Kearney (Armagh)|
|Replay||Oct 8||Dublin||2-09||Clare||1-04||Birr||Úna Kearney (Armagh)|
|2006||Aug 19||Dublin||0-12||Derry||1-07||Tullamore||Cathal Egan (Cork)|
|2007||Sept 9||Derry||3-12||Clare||2-14||Croke Park||Cathal Egan (Cork)|
|2008 ||Sept 14||Clare||2-08||Offaly||1-10||Croke Park||Úna Kearney (Armagh)|
|2009 ||Sept 13||Offaly||3-14||Waterford||2-08||Croke Park||Marian Crean||Pat Walsh (Armagh)|
|2010 ||Sept 12||Antrim||1-09||Waterford||1-09||Croke Park||Donal Leahy (Tipperary)|
|Replay ||Oct 3||Antrim||2-10||Waterford||0-12||Ashbourne||Jane Adams||Killian Looney (Cork)|
|2011 ||Sept 11||Waterford||2-11||Down||1-13||Croke Park||Lisa McCrickard||Walter Cole (Cork)|
|2013||Sept 15||Kildare||2-11||Laois||1-05||Croke Park||Clodagh Flanagan||D. Ryan (Dublin)|
|2014||Sept 14||Down||1-12||Laois||1-08||Croke Park||Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny)|
|2015||Sept 13||Laois||2-12||Roscommon||1-06||Croke Park||G Coulter (Down)|
|2016||Sep 11||Carlow||4-10||Armagh||2-07||Croke Park||A Larkin (Cork)|
|2017||Sep 10||Westmeath||1–10||Dublin||1–06||Croke Park||P. McDonald (Cavan|
|2018||Sep 9||Dublin||1–12||Kerry||0–06||Croke Park||Emer Keenan (Dublin)|
|2019||Sep 8||Kerry||0-11||Limerick||0-08||Croke Park|
Wins listed by countyEdit
|County||Wins||Years won||Runners-up||Years runners-up|
|Cork||7||1973, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1996, 1999, 2004||8||1968, 1969, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1997, 2000|
|Galway||7||1972, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1994, 1998, 2003||4||1973, 1989, 1992, 1993|
|Dublin||6||1970, 1971, 1975, 2005, 2006, 2018||3||1974, 1983, 2017|
|Down||4||1968, 1976, 1991, 2014||4||1975, 2004, 2011, 2012|
|Derry||4||1969, 1978, 2000, 2007||2||1999, 2006|
|Clare||4||1974, 1981, 1986, 2008||3||2003, 2005, 2007|
|Kildare||4||1987, 1989, 1990, 2013||1||1986|
|Tipperary||2||1992, 2001||4||1990, 1991, 1998, 2002|
|Limerick||2||1977, 1995||3||1988, 1994, 2019|
|Armagh||1||1993||4||1970, 1985, 1987, 2016|
|Wexford||0||3||1972, 1976, 1977|
|Roscommon||0||3||1995, 1996, 2015|
- Down's victory in the inaugural junior championship in 1968. The team was N McKenna, P McGrady, R McCann, E Coulter, N Sands, R Walsh, M Caldwell, B Sands, C Reid, P Crangle, AM Kelly, and E Turley.
- Wexford‘s victory in the 1968 Leinster Junior championship and Smyco Cup before losing to Down in the All Ireland semi-final - the Smyco Cup in Leinster preceded the provincial and Leinster junior championships,
- Derry's victory in the 1969 championship with two goals from J McTeake and further goals from M McTeake and E McGuirk.
- Roscommon's breakthrough in 1970, beating Mayo in the Connacht final and then hosting the All Ireland semi-final against Dublin at Athleague.
- Cork's 1973 victory after losing three finals in the previous three years, Midge Poniard scoring a point that rebounded from a thirty she had taken herself.
- Clare's breakthrough victory in 1974, coming from behind in the final minutes, on a day the referee blew the final whistle five minutes short, the goals from M Davern, M Dolan and M Griffin.
- Down's one point win in 1976, thanks to a great performance and a controversial point by Marion McGarvey, sent over the top crossbar but allowed by the referee.
- Limerick's breakthrough win in 1977, on a day Eileen Kehoe scored all of Wexford's 3-1
- Derry's win in 1978 with two goals from dual player, hockey international Caroline McWilliams and another from Kathleen Marrion from Greenlough.
- Louth's breakthrough victory in 1982, with the winning score from Noreen Maguire, a goal from Mary O’Connor, Ann Currid and Kitty Sharkey.
- Deirdre Costelloe's four goals for Galway in the 1985 final
- Catherine O'Loughlin's emergence as key player for Clare in the 1986 final.
- Kildare's breakthrough victory in 1987, Miriam Malone scoring 1-6 and a second goal coming from Marianne Johnson.
- Galway's 1988 victory with dominant performances from Imelda Hobbins, who scored 2-3, and Ann Coleman who score 1-3
- Kildare's 1990 victory, holding of a great Tipperary rally, key players were Maria Malone who scored 1-5 before Tipperary replied, and Melanie Treacy at full-back.
- Limerick's victory in 1995 with three goals from the diminutive Kay Burke, preventing a breakthrough victory by Roscommon by one point.
- Cork's 1996 win over Roscommon with three goals by Mary Kennefick.
- Galway's 1998 victory over Tipperary by four points, with Lourda Kavanagh scoring 1-9.
- Cork's one point win over Derry in a 1999 thriller, Shauna McCaul having hit the woodwork for Derry and goalkeeper Geraldine Casey saved twice from Cork full forward Mary O’Kane.
- Derry's victory in 2000 with eleven points from Paula McAtamney and the performance of goalkeeper Aileen Crilly who denied Amanda O'Regan several goal chances.
- The 2002 final in which Kilkenny's Aoife Neary burst on the scene with 1-8
- Catherine O'Loughlin's stunning last-second goal in 2003 to earn a draw for Clare, who had trailed by four points going into injury time.
- Niamh Taylor's injury time pressure-point from a free in 2006 to earn a draw for Dublin.
- Aisling Diamond's goal after seven and a half minutes of injury time to give Derry a one-point victory over Offaly in 2007, after the sides were level seven times.
Nancy Murray CupEdit
The Junior A championship was introduced under new competition structures in 2006. The grade, for the fourth tier of inter-county teams, is contested by Carlow, Kerry, the second teams of Offaly, Limerick, Meath and Dublin's third team.
The trophy is named after Nancy Murray who was President of the Camogie Association from 1973 to 1975. A member of the Deirdre club in Belfast, Murray won three All-Ireland senior medals with Antrim, coached her county to All-Ireland success in 1956 and 1967 and refereed four All-Ireland senior finals.
- 2006 Armagh 0-07 Laois 0-01
- 2007 Laois 1-15 Meath 1-09
- 2008 Meath 0-10 Roscommon 1-06
- 2009 Roscommon 2-08 Armagh 3-05
- Replay Roscommon 1-07 Armagh 0-07
- 2010 Kildare 3-10 Armagh 2-08
- 2011 Armagh 1-07 Westmeath 1-07 
- Replay Armagh 3-13 Westmeath 3-05 
- 2012 Westmeath 1-14 Dublin 2-06
- 2013 Dublin 1-13 Offaly 0-08
- 2014 Limerick 2-08 Carlow 1-06
- 2015 Carlow 0-14 Kerry 0-003
Máire Ní Chinnéide CupEdit
The Junior B championship was introduced under new competition structures in 2006 for the fifth tier of inter-county teams. The trophy is named for Máire Ní Chinnéide, first president of the Camogie Association and one of the founders of the game in the Craobh a’ Chéitinnigh branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. The grade is contested by Wicklow and the second teams of Kildare and Meath. Counties Donegal, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo and Sligo do not compete at adult level.
- Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460.
- 2004 final Cork 4-5 Down 2-4 report in Irish Independent
- 2008 Clare 2-8 Offaly 1-10 Report on bannerladiesfootball.com Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine, Offaly Express
- 2009 Offaly 3-14 Waterford 2-8 report in Irish Times Independent, and Munster GAA
- 2010 drawn Junior final Antrim 1-9 Waterford 1-9 report in Irish Times, RTÉ online Archived 2010-09-14 at the Wayback Machine and RTÉ online match-tracker Archived October 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- 2010 junior final replay Antrim 2-10 Waterford 0-12 report in Irish Independent, RTÉ Online Archived 2010-10-07 at the Wayback Machine and on camogie.ie
- 2011 Premier Junior final Waterford 2-11 Down 1-13 report in Irish Independent Irish Times and Camogie.ie, Preview in Irish Times
- "Hurley so inspirational as Kildare claim All-Ireland honours". Irish Examiner. 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Inspired Down finish on high". Irish Examiner. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
- "Camogie: Junior All-Ireland joy for Laois as Roscommon defeated". Hogan Stand. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "All-Ireland Premier Junior final: Westmeath claim All-Ireland junior title on Croker debut". Hogan Stand. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- 2006 Nancy Murray Cup, Armagh 0-7 Laois 0-1 in Drogheda scorers in Irish Independent
- 2007 Nancy Murray Cup, Laois 1-15 Meath 1-9 in Leixlip report on hurlingblog.com Archived 2010-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
- 2008 Nancy Murray Cup, Meath 0-10 Roscommon 1-6 report on Camogie.ie
- 2009 Nancy Murray Cup, Roscommon 2-8 Armagh 3-5 report on Camogie.ie
- 2010 Nancy Murray Cup, Kildare 3-10 Armagh 2-8 in Ashbourne report in Sunday Independent and on camogie.ie and scorers
- 2011 Nancy Murray Cup replay, Armagh 1-7 Westmeath 1-7 in Ashbourne report in camogie.ie
- 2011 Nancy Murray Cup replay, Armagh 3-13 Westmeath 3-5 in Ashbourne report in rte sport[permanent dead link]
- "Carlow v Kerry Liberty Insurance All-Ireland junior A camogie final". Hogan Stand. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- 2006 Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup, Westmeath 3-5 Monaghan 1-4 scorers in the Irish Independent
- 2007 Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup, Carlow 0-10 Monaghan 1-3 report in Anfearua.com and Western People Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
- 2008 Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup, Tyrone 4-11 Wicklow 0-3 on Camogie.ie
- 2010 Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup, Monaghan 1-7 Cavan 1-7 report on Camogie.ie and scorers
- 2010 Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup replay, Monaghan 0-12 Cavan 1-8 Report in Irish Independent, on camogie.ie and RTE online Archived 2010-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
- 2011 Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup, Monaghan 1-12 Wicklow 1-7 at Donaghmore Ashbourne report on Camogie.ie