Gael Linn Cup 1983

The 1983 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 Munster in the final, played at Ballinlough.[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 1983
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (16th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Munster
Matches played 3


Leinster defeated Connacht by 5–8 to 1–2 at Mobhi Road. Joan Gormley then scored a goal in the dying seconds of the final against Munster at Ballinlough to win by 2–7 to 1–7. Angela Downey scrambled Leinster's first goal in a goalmouth melee in the first half and Tipeprary's Deirdre Lane had a goal for Munster in the opening minutes.[3][4][5][6][7]

Gael Linn TrophyEdit

In the Gael Linn Cup trophy Ulster defeated Munster at Ballymacward by 2–12 to 3–5., Leinster defeated Connacht 4–6 to 1–4 at Mobhi Road. The sides were level on 12 occasions in the final and the match went into extra time before Munster won by 1–12 to 1–11.

Final stagesEdit

Leinster2–7 – 1–7Munster
GK 1 Yvonne Redmond (Dublin)
FB 2 Anne O'Brien (Dublin)
RWB 3 Geraldine Wynne (Wexford)
CB 4 Bernie Toner (Dublin)
LWB 5 Ann Downey (Killkenny)
MF 6 Biddy O'Sullivan (Killkenny)
MF 7 Mary Mernagh (Dublin)
MF 8 Edel Murphy (Dublin)
RWF 9 Anna Condon (Dublin)
CF 10 Elsie Walsh (Wexford)
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Killkenny)
FF 12 Joan Gormley (Dublin)
GK 1 Marion McCarthy (Cork)
FB 2 Eileen Dineen (Cork)
RWB 3 Miriam Higgins (Cork)
CB 4 Cathy Landers (Cork)
LWB 5 Martha Kearney (Cork)
MF 6 Clare Cronin (Cork)
MF 7 Helen Collins (Limerick)
MF 8 Sandie Fitzgibbon (Cork)
RWF 9 Mary O'Leary (Cork)
CF 10 Deirdre Lane (Tipperary)
LWF 11 Brid Stokes (Limerick)
FF 12 Mary Geaney (Cork)

Junior finalEdit

Munster1–12 – 1–11Leinster
GK 1 Debbie Cleary (Clare)
FB 2 Mary Maher (Cork)
RWB 3 Mary Ring (Cork)
CB 4 Liz Dunphy (Cork)
LWB 5 Margo Twomey (Cork) (captain)
MF 6 Ann Marie Landers (Cork)
MF 7 Anne Daly (Clare)
MF 8 Mary O'Donovan (Cork)
RWF 9 Maura McNicholas (Clare)
CF 10 Anne Leahy (Cork)
LWF 11 Helen Cusack (Clare)
FF 12 Lilian Zinkant (Cork)
GK 1 Geraldine Sutton (Dublin)
FB 2 Claire Rainey (Dublin)
RWB 3 Anne Hyland (Dublin)
CB 4 Mary Duane (Dublin)
LWB 5 Anna Dargan (Kildare)
MF 6 Jo Holden (Dublin)
MF 7 Eithne O'Hehir (Dublin)
MF 8 Deirdre Byrne (Dublin)
RWF 9 Carmel O'Byrne (Dublin)
CF 10 Miriam Malone (Kildare)
LWF 11 Siobhán Cronin (Dublin)
FF 12 Linda Forde (Westmeath)


  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, 24 October 1983
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 24 October 1983
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 24 October 1983
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 24 October 1983
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 24 October 1983

External linksEdit

Preceded by Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by