The 1967 All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship for the leading clubs in the women's team field sport of camogie was won by Eoghan Rua (Dublin), who defeated Oranmore (Galway) in a replayed final. The drawn match was played at Parnell Park and the replay at Ballinasloe
|All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship winners|
|Winners||Eoghan Rua (Dublin) (1st title)|
|All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship Runners-up|
The Final Edit
There was controversy that members of the Camogie Association Central Council decided extra time should be played at the end of the drawn final. Oranmore refused to play extra time and were granted a replay after an investigation into whether the respective team captains had been notified of the extra time arrangement in advance. The perception was that Oranmore, who led by four points with five minutes to go, had most to lose from the replay, Eoghan Rua having come back with a goal from Dolores Barber and a point from a 30 from Margaret O'Leary seconds from time.
There was an unsatisfactory ending to an All-Ireland Club camogie championship final at Parnell Park when, after the game ende din a draw, Galway champions Oranmore did not come out to play extra time. The referee Mrs Bernie Byrne (Monaghan) had informed the teams prior to the start of the game that extra time would be played if scores were level at the end of the 50 minutes but when the field was cleared, only Dublin champions Eoghan Ruadh lined out. The Oranmore team had by then left the pitch. The game itself had been fast and spectacular with the girls from the west slightly better strikers than the Leinster champions. Oranmore played with great confidence against the sharp wind in the opening half, and at the interval, seemed almost certain to win when Eoghan Ruadh could only lead 0-2 to 0-1. The Dubliners were heartened by a great goal by Kathleen Lyons immediately after the restart.
The Replay Edit
Eoghan Rua had the replay won at half time, scoring 6-2 in the first half without reply at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. Oranmore were without three of the team that had drawn the final four months earlier.
Backed by a strong wind, Eoghan Ruadh, playing like champions, were the superior side from the start. Faster to the ball, they lasted the fast pace better, and their excellent co ordination was more than Oranmore could match. In addition their forwards controlled the ball magnificently, despite the strong breeze. Twenty points down at the half time, Oranmore never measured up to their stiff second half task, although they battled courageously to the final whistle.
Provincial stages Edit
Final stages Edit
- Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 978-1-908591-00-5
- All Ireland club championships on Camogie.ie
- Report of final in Irish Press, November 6, 1967
- Report of final in Irish Independent, November 6, 1967
- Report of final in Irish Times, November 6, 1967
- Report of final replay in Irish Press, April 1, 1968
- Report of final in Irish Independent, April 1, 1968
- Report of final in Irish Times, April 1, 1968
- Irish Press 1931-1995, Monday, September 11, 1967; Page: 16
- Irish Examiner 1841-current, Tuesday, August 29, 1967; Page: 11
- Report of semi-final in Irish Press, September 2, 1967
- Report of semi-final in Irish Independent, September 2, 1967
- Report of semi-final in Irish Times, September 2, 1967
- Report of semi-final in Irish Press, September 9, 1967
- Report of semi-final in Irish Independent, September 9, 1967
- Report of semi-final in Irish Times, September 9, 1967