Gael Linn Cup 2006

The 2006 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 Navan.[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 2006
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Leinster (25th title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Munster
Matches played 3


The 50th anniversary final was staged at Páirc Tailteann, venue for the first match of cmaogie and the revival inter-provincial series in 1956. Leinster defeated Munster by 2–7 to 1–8 with two late points. A free by Wexford’s Kate Kelly and injury-time point from Kilkenny's Áine Fahy clinched victory for Leinster. Munster, who had nine players from Cork's All-Ireland winning side, trailed 2-3 to 0-5 at half-time after Leinster struck goals by Brigid Curran and Marie Dargan. Munster's only goal came 19 minutes into the second half through substitute Clare’s Catherine O'Loughlin. [3]

Gael Linn TrophyEdit

A last-minute point from Veronica Curtin enabled Connacht defeat Ulster by a point 3–12 to 1–17, Ulster having led 1–13 to 2–4 at half time.

Final stagesEdit

Leinster2-7 – 1-8Munster


GK 1 Caitríona Ryan (Kilkenny)
RCB 2 Keira Kinahan (Kilkenny)
FB 3 Catherine O'Loughlin (captain) (Wexford)
LCB 4 Bronagh Furlong (Wexford)
RWB 5 Áine Fanning (Dublin)
CB 6 Elaine Aylward (Kilkenny)
LWB 7 rea Fitzpatrick (Dublin)
MF 8 Kate Kelly (Wexford)
MF 9 Rose- Marie Breen (Wexford)
RWF 10 Lizzie Lyng (Kilkenny)
CF 11 Louise O'Hara (Dublin)
LWF 12 Marie Dargan (Kilkenny)
RCF 13 Bridget Curran (Wexford)
FF 14 Eimear Brannigan (Dublin)
LCF 15 Aoife Neary (Kilkenny)
GK 1 Ellen Clifford (Cork)
RCB 2 Joanne O'Callaghan (Cork)
FB 3 Suzanne Kelly (Tipperary)
LCB 4 Amanda O'Regan (Cork)
RWB 5 Rena Buckley (Cork)
CB 6 Mary O'Connor (Cork)
LWB 7 Anna Geary (Cork)
MF 8 Gemma O'Connor (Cork)
MF 9 Joanne Ryan (Tipperary)
RWF 10 Angela Walsh (Cork)
CF 11 Deirdre Murphy (Clare)
LWF 12 Jenny O'Leary (Cork)
RCF 13 Áine Lyng (Waterford)
FF 14 Deirdre Twomey (Cork)
LCF 15 Rachel Moloney (Cork)

Junior FinalEdit

Connacht3-12 – 1-17Ulster


GK 1 Maeve Healy (Rocommon)
RCB 2 Emer Farrell (Rocommon)
FB 3 Fiona Connell (Rocommon)
LCB 4 Lizzie Flynn (Galway)
RWB 5 Serena Brien (Galway)
CB 6 Claire Conroy (Galway)
LWB 7 Julie Brien (Galway)
MF 8 Annette McGeeney (Rocommon)
MF 9 Brenda Hanney (Galway)
RWF 10 Emma Kilkelly (Galway)
CF 11 Veronica Curtin (Galway)
LWF 12 Susan Keane (Galway)
RCF 13 Rachel O'Brien (Galway)
FF 14 Ann Marie Hayes (Galway)
LCF 15 Lisa Smith (Galway)
GK 1 Claire O'Kane (Derry)
RCB 2 Jacinta Dixon (Antrim)
FB 3 Catherine Pickering (Derry)
LCB 4 Jane Carey (Derry)
RWB 5 Bernie McBride (Armagh)
CB 6 Claire Doherty (Derry)
LWB 7 Fionnuala Carr (Down)
MF 8 Gráinne McGoldrick (Derry)
MF 9 Colette McSorley (Armagh)
RWF 10 Denise McCann (Derry)
CF 11 Maureen McAleenan (Down) (captain)
LWF 12 Briege Convery (Derry)
RCF 13 Elaine Dowds (Antrim)
FF 14 Katie McAuley (Derry)
LCF 15 Aileen Laverty (Derry)


  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. ^ 2006 Leinster 2-7 Munster 1-8 report in Irish Independent and Irish Times]

External linksEdit

Preceded by Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by