The last Gym frocks camogie All-Ireland final of 1972

The last Gym frocks camogie All-Ireland final of 1972
The Cork team which defeated Kilkenny in All-Ireland Senior Camogie final in 1972 and 12 months later completed the four in a row. Back: B Sugrue, P Moloney, L Garvan, A McAuliffe, M Sweeney, M McCarthy, D Sutton, R Hennessy. Front: A Keane, A Comerford, N Guilly, H Dineen, M Whelton, S Dunne, M Costine. 

THE Cork senior camogie team completed a three-in-a-row of All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championships when defeating Kilkenny in the 1972 decider at Croke Park. 

Kilkenny looked resplendent in their new camogie uniform but Cork for old time sake opted to wear the traditional gym frock for the last time. 

It was by no means a classic and the champions, coached by Mary Moran, were deserving 2-5 to 1-4 winners over the Cats for whom the legendary Angela Dowling made her All-Ireland final debut. 

Angela arguably the greatest camogie player of all time won 12 All-Irelands and six All-Ireland Club titles with her club St Paul's. 

She had to wait two more years for her first All-Ireland medal as the Cork defence, with Deirdre Sutton, fronting Hannah Dineen, Maire Costine and Mary Whelton completely stifled the life out of the Cats.

Liz Garvan (1-3), Ann Phelan (1-1) and Marion Sweeney (0-1) were the Cork scorers.

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