Gael Linn Cup 1997

The 1997 Gael Linn Cup, the most important representative competition for elite level participants in the women's team field sport of camogie, was won by Munster, who defeated Leinster in the final, played at Russell Park.[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 1997
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Munster (12th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Leinster
Matches played 3


Leinster defeated Ulster 3–14 to 3–13 in the semi-final at Russell Park. Lynn Dunlea scored 2–5 as Munster defeated Connacht 3–14 to 2–10.


Leinster led by four points ten minutes from the end of the final against Munster at Russell Park. But Munster's come back brought the match to extra-time for the second successive year and their superior fitness enabled them to add 3–7 during the 20 minutes of extended play.[3][4][5][6][7]

Gael Linn TrophyEdit

Munster defeated Connacht 3–14 to 4–6 and Kildare's Miriam Malone scored the only goal of the game as Leinster defeated Ulster 1–8. Tipperary's Deirdre Hughes scored 3–1 as Munster defeated Leinster 3–11 to 2–10 in the final.

Final stagesEdit

Munster5–15 – 1–14 After extra timeLeinster


GK 1 Cora Keohane (Cork)
FB 2 Eithne Duggan (Cork)
RWB 3 Marie Collins (Clare)
CB 4 Jovita Delaney (Tipperary)
LWB 5 Mary O'Connor (Cork)
MF 6 Fiona O'Driscoll (Cork)
MF 7 Moira McMahon (Clare)
MF 8 Sinéad O'Callaghan (Cork)
RWF 9 Lynn Dunlea (Cork)
CF 10 Pauline McCarthy (Limerick)
LWF 11 Linda Mellerick (Cork)
FF 12 Deirdre Hughes (Tipperary)
GK 1 Michelle Fennelly (Kilkenny)
FB 2 Avis Nolan (Wexford)
RWB 3 Esther Kennedy (Kilkenny)
CB 4 Sinéad Costello (Kilkenny)
LWB 5 Kelly Long (Kilkenny)
MF 6 Michelle O'Leary (Wexford)
MF 7 Marina Downey (Kilkenny)
MF 8 Margaret Hickey (Kilkenny)
RWF 9 Kate Kelly (Wexford)
CF 10 Catherine Dunne (Kilkenny)
LWF 11 Geraldine Codd (Wexford)
FF 12 Esme Murphy (Wexford)

Junior FinalEdit

Munster3–11 – 2–10Leinster


GK 1 Leona Nolan (Cork)
FB 2 Emily Hayden (Tipperary)
RWB 3 Alison Dilworth (Cork)
CB 4 Hilda Kenneally (Cork)
LWB 5 Sinéad O'Callaghan (Cork)
MF 6 Helena Frawley (Tipperary)
MF 7 Linda O'Sullivan (Cork)
MF 8 Mary Kennefick (Cork)
RWF 9 Enda Dineen (Cork)
CF 10 Jovita Delaney (Tipperary)
LWF 11 Deirdre Hughes (Tipperary)
FF 12 Sinéad Collins (Tipperary)
GK 1 Mary Henry (Westmeath)
FB 2 Aoife Davitt (Westmeath)
RWB 3 Melanie Treacy (Kildare)
CB 4 Derville O'Carroll (Dublin)
LWB 5 Claire O'Connor (Wexford)
MF 6 Michelle Davis (Offaly)
MF 7 Ailish Atkinson (Wexford)
MF 8 Christine O'Brien (Meath)
RWF 9 Nuala Quirke (Carlow)
CF 10 Annette Heffernan (Westmeath)
LWF 11 Miriam Malone (Kildare)
FF 12 Valerie Crean (Carlow)


  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 Evening Echo, 1 October 1997
  4. ^ Report of final in Irish Independent, 1 October 1997
  5. ^ Report of final in Irish Times, 1 October 1997
  6. ^ Report of final in Irish Examiner, 1 October 1997
  7. ^ Report of final in Irish News, 1 October 1997

External linksEdit

Preceded by Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by