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Welcome to the Derry Camogie

a little history

As early as 1934, there were ten Derry camogie clubs. Derry drew with Antrim in the Maguire Cup in 1954, and built on this progress to beat Antrim in that year’s Ulster Senior Camogie Championship final by 5-02 to 2-02 – the county’s first Ulster Senior Camogie Championship title. They went on to defeat Mayo and London en route to the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship final. However they were beaten by an impressive Dublin side, who had not lost a competitive match since 1947, on a scoreline of 10-04 to 4-02.Theresa Halferty, Carrie Rankin, Patsy McCloskey and Pat O’Brien from this team were chosen on the Ulster team for the inaugural Gael Linn Cup inter-provincial series, but Derry’s appearance in the 1954 All-Ireland decider did little to further the game in the county. Derry won the Ulster championship and contested the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship final in 1954. They had previously defeated Antrim in the first round of the 1948 championship, but then surprisingly lost to Down.

Derry reached the final of the All Ireland intermediate championship in 2001, and won the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship four times, in 1969, 1978, 2000 and 2007. Derry dominated the new under-16 B championship after its introduction in 2006, winning the finals of 2006, 2007 2008 and 2010 They followed up by winning theMinor B championship in 2010

Derry won further Ulster Senior Camogie Championships in 1989, 1990, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006.The county have also won Ulster Junior Camogie Championships 1960, 1967, 1969, 1978, 1986, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2007. The minor camogie side have won the Ulster Minor Championship on nine occasions (1990, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003).

Swatragh qualified for the final of the All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship in 2001. Lavey won the 2009 All Ireland junior club title.

Under Camogie’s National Development Plan 2010-2015, “Our Game, Our Passion,” five new camogie clubs are to be established in the county by 2015.

DERRY COUNTY CAMOGIE HONOURS

Ulster Senior: 8
1954, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006
All Ireland Junior 4
1969, 1978, 2000 and 2007.
Ulster Junior: 12
1960, 1967, 1969, 1978, 1986, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
Ulster Minor: 9
1990, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
All Ireland Under-16 B: 3
2006, 2008, 2010
All Ireland Minor B: 2
2010, 2012

 

1 thought on “Home”

  1. Willie O'Reilly said:

    Hi
    Images of the All Ireland U14 Camogie Blitz played in Dublin on Saturday are on BurrenEye Photography facebook page – feel free to copy images to your own facebook page. Rgs willie O’Reilly

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