Gael Linn Cup 2008

The 2008 Gael Linn Cup, the most important representative competition for elite level participants in the women's team field sport of camogie, was won by Connacht, who defeated Munster in the final, played at Ashbourne .[1][2]

Gael Linn Cup 2008
Championship Details
Gael Linn Cup winners
Winners Connacht (3rd title)
Gael Linn Cup Runners-up
Runners-up Munster
Matches played 3


Connacht ran up a record points total for themselves in beating Ulster 1–28 to 0–7 in the semi-final while Munster defeated Leinster 3–14 to 2–14. Jessica Gill and Veronica Curtin were the stars of the Connacht side which won their fourth title and first for eight years, beating Munster 1–14 to 2–10.[3] Daragh Ó Conchúir reported:

Connacht led by 0–7 to 0–5 at half-time but the game really sprung to life two minutes after the restart when Tipperary's Geraldine Kinnane goaled to open up a 1–7 to 0–6 lead for Munster. Midway through the half, the sides were deadlocked as Connacht rallied to draw level at 0–10 to 1–7 before Jessica Gill found the net from a free with seven minutes remaining. Síle Burns netted with a last-minute goal for Munster as Connacht hung on for the victory.

Gael Linn TrophyEdit

Munster defeated Leinster 4–6 to 1–12. Ulster defeated Connacht 2–11 to 1–6. Munster defeated Ulster 3–17 to 0–3 in the final.

Final stagesEdit

Connacht1–14 – 2–10Munster


GK 1 Susan Keane (Galway)
RCB 2 Sandra Tannian (Galway)
FB 3 Elaine Burke (Galway)
LCB 4 Therese Manton (Galway)
RWB 5 Ann Marie Hayes (Galway)
CB 6 Sinéad Cahalan (captain) (Galway)
LWB 7 Niamh Kilkenny (Galway)
MF 8 Lorraine Ryan (Galway)
MF 9 Áine Hillary (Galway)
RWF 10 Jessica Gill (Galway)
CF 11 Therese Maher (Galway)
LWF 12 Lourda Kavanagh (Galway)
RCF 13 Brenda Kerins (Galway)
FF 14 Orla Kilkenny (Galway)
LCF 15 Veronica Curtin (Galway)
GK 1 Aoife Murray (Cork)
RCB 2 Suzanne Kelly (Tipperary)
FB 3 Rosarii Holland (Cork)
LCB 4 Joanne O'Callaghan (Cork)
RWB 5 Gemma O'Connor (Cork)
CB 6 Trish O'Halloran (Tipperary)
LWB 7 Vera Sheehan (Limerick)
MF 8 Briege Corkery (Cork)
MF 9 Mairéad Morrissey (Tipperary)
RWF 10 Emer O'Farrell (Cork)
CF 11 Philly Fogarty (Tipperary)
LWF 12 Orla Cotter (Cork)
RCF 13 Emily Hayden (Tipperary)
FF 14 Clare Grogan (Tipperary)
LCF 15 Síle Burns (Cork)

Junior FinalEdit

Munster3–17 – 0–3Ulster


GK 1 Denise Lynch (Clare)
RCB 2 Aimee McInerney (Clare)
FB 3 Caroline Motherway (Cork)
LCB 4 Aisling Kelly (Waterford)
RWB 5 Jenny O'Grady (Waterford)
CB 6 Fiona Lafferty (Clare)
LWB 7 Leah Weste (Cork)
MF 8 Ruth Kaiser (Clare)
MF 9 Louise Hayes (Clare)
RWF 10 Róisín O'Brien (Clare)
CF 11 Áine Lyng (Waterford) (captain)
LWF 12 Evelyn Ronayne (Cork)
RCF 13 Carina Roseingrave (Clare)
FF 14 Denise Luby (Cork)
LCF 15 Síle Burns (Cork)
GK 1 Bronagh Keenan (Armagh)
RCB 2 Laura Gribben (Armagh)
FB 3 Maura McAuley (Derry)
LCB 4 Gráinne Kelly (Armagh)
RWB 5 Kelly Maybin (Antrim)
CB 6 Katrina O'Kane (Derry) (captain)
LWB 7 Louise Loughran (Armagh)
MF 8 Danielle McBirney (Armagh)
MF 9 Michelle McGuigan (Armagh)
RWF 10 Karen Tinnelly (Down)
CF 11 Cathy Mulholland (Down)
LWF 12 Suzi Devlin (Antrim)
RCF 13 Cathy Carey (Antrim)
FF 14 Joanne Mallon (Armagh)
LCF 15 Aisling Carr (Tyrone)


  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. ^ 2008 Connacht 1–14 Munster 2–10 report in Irish Independent and

External linksEdit

Preceded by Gael Linn Cup
1954 – present
Succeeded by