All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Final – Limerick 1-12 Kilkenny 0-10

Limerick defeated Kilkenny by 1-12 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Final on Sunday September 14th at Croke Park.



Limerick crowned All-Ireland camogie champions

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

LIMERICK were crowned All-Ireland intermediate camogie champions this Sunday with a 1-12 to 0-10 win over Kilkenny in the championship final in Croke Park. Captain Fiona Hickey climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift the winning trophy and make amends for their final loss twleve months ago when they failed narrowly to Galway.

The win for the Joe Quaid managed side ensures that Limerick win promotion to the senior championship next season. The superb camogie title brings an end to Croke Park championship final heartbreak for Limerick. Since the 1973 All Ireland senior champions win for Eamonn Grimes and Co, Limerick had lost five senior hurling finals, two minor hurling final, a ladies football final and last year’s camogie final. Indeed over the past four decades only the 2010 All-Ireland championship winning ladies footballers had emerged victorious from an adult championship final in Croke Park.

In this thrilling final win, Limerick led 1-5 to 0-6 at half time after playing into the wind. It was Kilkenny captain Mags Fennelly that had the opening score of the game but two Niamh Mulcahy frees had Limerick settled and ahead by the fifth minute. Mulcahy had a third free to increase the Limerick lead before Mary O’Callaghan had the first Shannonside point from play in the 14th minute for a 0-4 to 0-2 advantage.

With usual attackers Niamh Mulcahy and Caoimhe Costello playing and dominating midfield and the half back trio of Katie Campbell, Sarah Carey and Claire Mulcahy on top Limerick were beginning to dominate. Mulcahy’s fourth free maintained the lead before the crucial score of the half came in the 19th minute. Costello and Mairead Fitzgerald created the opening up the left wing and when the ball was crossed into the goalmouth Deborah Murphy kept her composure to crash the ball to the Hill 16 net for a 1-5 to 0-3 lead.

But that was it for Limerick in the half and they were to go the next 11-minutes without a score. Bit by bit Kilkenny’s found their feet and had the last three scores of the first half, all frees. That left it 1-5 to 0-6 to Limerick at half time. It was a half that saw Limerick hit four wides and Kilkenny just one.

On the resumption Kilkenny looked to reduce the deficit and had three points from play in the opening 10-minutes. The Limerick reply came from minor star Caoimhe Costello. Twice she was at the end of moves to split the posts into the Davin End Stand. Those early scores left it 1-7 to 0-9 with 20-minutes to play.

It was now Limerick showed all the experience of last year. The next three scores came the way of Limerick and the attack was now brimming with confidence as Mulcahy, and Rebecca Delee increased the lead to four points entering the final quarter. And, that lead was despite hitting 10-wides over the course of the game.

But it was a final quarter that Limerick dominated and Kilkenny were to score just once in the final 20-minutes. An Orla Hanrick free in the 47th minute of the game merely interrupted the Limerick flow. Play of the Match Niamh Mulcahy had her third point of the half to stretch the lead and then another of the minor stars Delee registered her second to seal the win.

SCORERS: Limerick: Niamh Mulcahy 0-7 (4frees), Deborah Murphy 1-0, Caoimhe Costello and Rebecca Costello 0-2 each, Mary O’Callaghan 0-1. Kilkenny: Orla Hanrick 0-5 (3frees), Mags Fennelly and Lydia Fitzpatrick 0-2 each, Catherine Foley (free) 0-1.

LIMERICK: Sile Moynihan (Ahane); Fiona Hickey (Granagh-Ballingarry), Michelle Casey (Killeedy), Judith Mulcahy (Ahane); Katie Campbell (Na Piarsaigh), Sarah Carey (Granagh-Ballingarry), Claire Mulcahy (Ahane); Caoimhe Costello (Adare), Niamh Mulcahy (Ahane); Lorraine McCarthy (Bruff), Mary O’Callaghan (Bruff), Rebecca Delee (Newcastle West); Deborah Murphy (Knockaderry), Aoife Sheehan (Granagh-Ballingarry), Mairead Fitzgerald (Granagh-Ballingarry)
Subs: Dymphna O’Brien (Killeedy) for Mairead Fitzgerald (h-t), Sinead McNamara (Na Piarsaigh) for Lorraine McCarthy (h-t), Karen O’Leary (Newcastle West) for Mary O’Callaghan (43mins), Nimah Ryan (Bruff) for Deborah Murphy (59mins), Deirdre Fitzpatrick (Killeedy) for Aoife Sheehan (60mins).

KILKENNY: Ann Marie Lennon; Edel Frisby, Catherine Foley, Therese Muldowney; Claire Aylward, Aine Fahey, Stacey Quirke; Megan Farrell, Mary O’Connell; Sarah Crowley, Anna Farrell, Laura Norris; Mags Fennelly, Orla Hanrick, Lydia Fitzpatrick
Subs: Aine Gannon for Laura Norris (h-t), Aine Kinsella for Stacey Quirke (49mins), Sarah Ann Quinlan for Orla Hanrick (51mins).

REFEREE: Ray Kelly (Kildare)




Admission Details

Please note the below details for the 2014 Liberty Insurance All Ireland Camogie Finals Sunday September 14th Croke Park

Premier Junior Final 12 noon

Intermediate Final 2.00pm

Senior Final 4.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adult pre-booked €25

Adult ticket purchased on the day €30

Students/OAPS €15/£20 * Students & OAPS must purchase an adult ticket and the relevant refund is available on the day at selected stiles

Juveniles (U16s) €5

Juvenile Group – 10 juveniles – one adult goes free €50

Adult Group – Minimum of 15 tickets for €200

Maximum 20 additional tickets can be purchased at €15 each

To purchase tickets online go to gaa.tickets.ie

Tickets also available to purchase in Centra & SuperValu outlets nationwide

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final – Cork 2-12 Kilkenny 1-9

Cork defeated Kilkenny by 2-12 to 1-9 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final on Sunday September 14th at Croke Park.




Cork win All-Ireland senior camogie final

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie final: Cork 2-12 Kilkenny 1-9

Report from GAA.ie

Cork inflicted a second consecutive defeat on Kilkenny to claim their first Liberty Insurance All-Ireland title since beating the same opposition in 2009. It was a strange game that didn’t get going in the first half, although that had much to do with Kilkenny’s clear superiority. The Cats went in at half time leading by 1-6 to 0-4 and that in no way flattered them.

Cork star, Jenny O’Leary admitted that the Leesiders hadn’t performed at all in the first half and resolved to change that in the latter period. “I don’t know if the occasion got to us or our heads were in our boots but we just said at half time that we’d worked too hard and we weren’t going to let it behind us. “It was just a puck of the ball between us and thankfully we came out on the right side of it. We have waited a long time for this.”

O’Leary played a big role in the turnaround with a goal that brought the sides level in the 41st minute. By that stage, Cork had already shown a newfound zeal and intensity. They ramped up the physicality noticeably in defence and as a result, speedsters Briege Corkery and Julia White, and the graceful Orla Cotter were able to exert a much greater influence at the other end of the field.

This was an extremely tactical affair, with both sides withdrawing players deep and Cork pulling Cotter back on Denise Gaule for puckouts, in a bid to nullify the Windgap forward’s aerial strength. The Leesiders didn’t look comfortable in the first half though. They were only a point behind at the end of the opening quarter but Kilkenny had certainly settled better.

Aoife Murray made an outstanding reflex save from Michelle Quilty in the seventh minute after the excellent Katie Power had caught a long delivery and offloaded quickly but the Cork goalkeeper was unable to deny Quilty 11 minutes later. Gaule added three points but Cotter and Eimear O’Sullivan were on target for Cork to keep them in touch.

It was evident from the opening seconds of the throw-in that Paudie Murray had lit a fire under his players at the break and though Shelley Farrell stretched the margin to six soon after the resumption, Cork proceeded to score a goal and five points without reply. White set up Katriona Mackey for a point in response and Cotter (Free), O’Leary, Corkery (with White again the provider) had the deficit down to a goal when O’Leary struck for the defining score.

It had its genesis in some stout defensive work that forced a turnover and Cotter worked the ball out to Ashling Thompson. The Milford midfielder sent the ball down the left wing to Angela Walsh who hand-passed to O’Leary. There was still plenty of work to do and she certainly took a lot of steps as she cut inside but John Dolan was probably giving advantage for a foul. A goal ensued and the sides were level.

Cork pushed on from there and Cotter launched a fantastic score. Emma Kavanagh made two excellent saves from Mackey and Walsh to keep Kilkenny in touch but points from Corkery and a Cotter 45 put three between them. There was drama late on as Aoife Neary had solid claims for a penalty turned down and in the game’s final act, Walsh took another pass from Julia White to score a goal to spark wild celebrations.
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Scorers for Cork: O Cotter: 0-6(4fs); J O’Leary 1-1; A Walsh 1-0; B Corkery 0-2; E O’Sullivan, J White, K Mackey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kilkenny: D Gaule 0-5(4fs); M Quilty 1-1; C Dormer, S Farrell, K Power 0-1 each.

CORK: A Murray, J O’Callaghan, A Geary, L Tracey, E O’Sullivan, G O’Connor, P Mackey, R Buckley, A Thompson, J O’Leary, A Walsh, B Corkery, J White, O Cotter, K Mackey
Sub: J Casey for O’Leary (60+2)

KILKENNY: E Kavanagh, M Power, K McDonald, J Frisby, C Phelan, C Dormer, E Aylward, L Fennelly, A Dalton, D Gaule, A Dunphy, A Connery, S Farrell, K Power, M Quilty
Subs: M Walsh for Connery (44), A Neary for Farrell (53), E Keane for Fennelly (56)

REFEREE: J Dolan (Clare)







Admission Details

Please note the below details for the 2014 Liberty Insurance All Ireland Camogie Finals Sunday September 14th Croke Park

Premier Junior Final 12 noon

Intermediate Final 2.00pm

Senior Final 4.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adult pre-booked €25

Adult ticket purchased on the day €30

Students/OAPS €15/£20 * Students & OAPS must purchase an adult ticket and the relevant refund is available on the day at selected stiles

Juveniles (U16s) €5

Juvenile Group – 10 juveniles – one adult goes free €50

Adult Group – Minimum of 15 tickets for €200

Maximum 20 additional tickets can be purchased at €15 each

To purchase tickets online go to gaa.tickets.ie

Tickets also available to purchase in Centra & SuperValu outlets nationwide