Gael Linn Cup 1968

The 1968 Gael Linn Cup, the most important representative competition for elite level participants in the women's team field sport of camogie, was won by Leinster, who defeated Ulster in the final, played at Croke Park.[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 1968
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (8th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Ulster
Matches played 3


Judy Doyle scored five goals as Leinster defeated Connacht by 7–9 to 3–1 at Pearse Park. Munster goalkeeper, Mel Cummins, kept the margin from being more than 8–4 to 4–4 as they lost to Ulster at Fermoy. Ally Hussey was the Leinster star in the final against Ulster, dominating the game from the centre-back position. It was the first Gael Linn final to be played at Corke Park.Agnes Hourigan wrote in the Irish Press:

Although there were eight of the Antrim side on the Ulster team, Ulster played as individuals and thus much of their valuable approach work was wasted.


Final stagesEdit

Leinster7–0 – 2–5Ulster
GK 1 Teresa Sheil (Wexford)
FB 2 Mary Holohan (Killkenny)
RWB 3 Joan Murphy (Wexford)
CB 4 Ally Hussey (Dublin)
LWB 5 Carmel O'Shea (Killkenny)
MF 6 Mary Sherlock (Dublin) (1–0)
MF 7 Margaret O'Leary (Wexford)
MF 8 Bríd Kinsella (Killkenny)
RWF 9 Kit Kehoe (Dublin) (1–0)
CF 10 Mary Walsh (Wexford) (captain) (2–0)
LWF 11 Judy Doyle (Dublin) (3–0)
FF 12 Mary Doyle (Wexford)
GK 1 Teresa Cassidy (Antrim)
FB 2 Moya Forde (Antrim) (captain)
RWB 3 Moira Caldwell (Down)
CB 4 Eileen Coulter (Down)
LWB 5 Kathleen Kelly (Antrim)
MF 6 Mairéad McAtamney (Antrim) (0–1)
MF 7 Sue Cashman (Antrim) (0–2)
MF 8 Barbara Sands (Down)
RWF 9 Pat Crangle (Down) (1–0)
CF 10 Mairéad Quinn (Antrim) (0–2)
LWF 11 Eileen Collins (Antrim)
FF 12 Lily Scullion (Antrim) (1–0)


  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. ^ Gael Linn Cup on
  3. ^ Report of final in Irish Press, 21 October 1968
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 21 October 1968
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 21 October 1968
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 21 October 1968
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 21 October 1968

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Preceded by Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by