Gael Linn Cup 1986

The 1986 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 Silver Park Kilmacud.[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 1986
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (19th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Munster
Matches played 3


Munster defeated Ulster by 5–10 to 0–1 in the semi-final at Kilmacud Crokes' ground in Glenalbyn. Goals from Angela Downey, Jo Dunne and Carmel O'Byrne gave Leinster a 4–6 to 1–6 victory over Munster in the final.[3][4][5][6][7] Leinster defeated Munster by two points in the trophy semi-final and Kildare's Miriam Malone scored the winning goal five minutes from the end of the final to give them a one-point win over Munster.

Final stagesEdit

Leinster4–10 – 1–4Munster


GK 1 Marie Fitzpatrick (Killkenny)
FB 2 Marion Conroy (Dublin)
RWB 3 Tina Fitzhenry (Wexford)
CB 4 Bridie McGarry (Killkenny)
LWB 5 Biddy O'Sullivan (Killkenny)
MF 6 Cathy Walsh (Dublin)
MF 7 Ann Downey (Killkenny)
MF 8 Clare Jones (Killkenny)
RWF 9 Jo Dunne (Killkenny)
CF 10 Carmel O'Byrne (Dublin)
LWF 11 Angela Downey (Killkenny)
FF 12 Breda Holmes (Killkenny)
GK 1 Marion McCarthy (Cork)
FB 2 Eileen Dineen (Cork)
RWB 3 Mary Spillane (Cork)
CB 4 Helen Clifford (Limerick)
LWB 5 Mary Ring (Cork)
MF 6 Anne Gleeson (Tipperary)
MF 7 Val Fitzpatrick (Cork)
MF 8 Sandie Fitzgibbon (Cork)
RWF 9 Colette O'Mahony (Cork)
CF 10 Pauline McCarthy (Limerick)
LWF 11 Linda Mellerick (Cork)
FF 12 Anne Leahy (Cork)

Junior FinalEdit



GK 1 Mary Doyle (Carlow)
FB 2 Geraldine Dwyer (Kildare)
RWB 3 Melanie Treacy (Kildare)
CB 4 Anna Dargan (Kildare)
LWB 5 Carmel Gray (Dublin)
MF 6 Esther Byrne (Wicklow)
MF 7 Kay Barry (Wicklow) (captain)
MF 8 Miriam Malone (Kildare)
RWF 9 Nuala Smithers (Carlow)
CF 10 Geraldine Dunne (Dublin)
LWF 11 Marianne Johnson (Kildare)
FF 12 Valerie Crean (Carlow)
GK 1 Pauline O'Brien (Clare)
FB 2 Helen Cusack (Clare)
RWB 3 Patricia Rynne (Clare)
CB 4 Noeleen Quinn (Clare)
LWB 5 Niamh Coughlan (Cork)
MF 6 Karen Mellerick (Cork)
MF 7 Carmel Wall (Clare)
MF 8 Sheila O'Halloran (Clare)
RWF 9 Catherine O'Loughlin (Clare)
CF 10 Maura McNicholas (Clare)
LWF 11 Catherine Molloy (Clare)
FF 12 Paula Carey (Cork)


  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, 13 October 1986
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 13 October 1986
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 13 October 1986
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 13 October 1986
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 13 October 1986

External linksEdit

Preceded by Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by