Gael Linn Cup 1985

The 1985 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 Connacht in the final, played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 1985
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (18th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Connacht
Matches played 3


Leinster defeated Ulster 5–10 to 0–1 in the semi-final and Munster by 4–9 to 1–6 in the final at Cork.[3][4][5][6][7]

Gael Linn TrophyEdit

In the trophy Munster defeated Connacht 1–10 to 1–7 victory over Connacht in the semi-final and defeated Ulster in the final 1–7 to 2–3 after a second-half comeback.

Final stagesEdit

Leinster4–9 – 0–5Connacht
GK 1 Marie Fitzpatrick (Killkenny)
FB 2 Marion Conroy (Dublin)
RWB 3 Tina Fitzhenry (Wexford) (captain)
CB 4 Bridie McGarry (Killkenny)
LWB 5 Biddy O'Sullivan (Killkenny)
MF 6 Una Crowley (Dublin)
MF 7 Edel Murphy (Dublin)
MF 8 Ann Reddy (Wexford)
RWF 9 Margaret Farrell (Killkenny)
CF 10 Catherine Murphy (Wexford)
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Killkenny)
FF 12 Joan Gormley (Dublin)

Junior FinalEdit

Munster1–7 – 0–3Ulster
GK 1 Fiona McCarthy (Cork)
FB 2 Marguerite Guiry (Limerick) (captain)
RWB 3 Liz O'Grady (Limerick)
CB 4 Noleen Quinn (Clare)
LWB 5 Margaret Barry (Limerick)
MF 6 Mags Finn (Cork)
MF 7 Tina O'Connell (Clare)
MF 8 Maisie Clifford (Limerick)
RWF 9 Jean Paula Kent (Cork)
CF 10 Colette O'Mahony (Cork)
LWF 11 Maura McNicholas (Clare)
FF 12 Margo Cassidy (Limerick)
GK 1 Teresa McVeigh (Monaghan)
FB 2 Margaret Moriarty (Armagh)
RWB 3 Sheila Rafferty (Armagh)
CB 4 Sarah Ann Quinn (Derry)
LWB 5 Noeleen McKendry (Derry)
MF 6 Fionnuala O'Connor (Armagh)
MF 7 Anne Jordan (Tyrone)
MF 8 Catherine Daly (Tyrone)
RWF 9 Sally McCone (Armagh)
CF 10 Denise McStay (Armagh)
LWF 11 Patsy Quinn (Derry)
FF 12 Mary Donnelly (Armagh)


  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 1985
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 21 October 1985
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 21 October 1985
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 21 October 1985
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 21 October 1985

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by