Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues

by on the 14th of February 2017

The Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues commence this weekend. On Saturday, the first division gets underway with a home game for Kilkenny. Our neighbours, Tipperary provide the first opposition for the title holders when they meet in the MW Hire Training Centre, Dunmore at 2pm. Kilkenny beat Galway in the League final in 2016 but we have avoided them in the group stages this year. The following are the remaining fixtures in the Division 1 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League;

26th February, Wexford away,

12th March, Dublin at home,

19th March, Waterford away,

1st April, Cork at home,

Clare, Galway, Limerick, Meath, Offaly are all in the second group and the top two in each group contest the semi-finals to be played on the 9th April with the final set for the 23rd April.

There are many familiar names on the 2017 panel with the majority of the All-Ireland winning team returning for another season but there are a few new faces also. Ann Downey, of course, remains on as manager. With a very experienced management team around her, she will be hoping for a good league to set the pace for the Liberty Insurance Championship later in the year. The 2017 Division 1 panel are as follows;


Aine Gannon Rower Inistioge
Aisling Dunphy St. Brigids
Aisling Nolan Clara
Anne Dalton St. Lachtains
Ann Marie Lennon Blacks and Whites
Anna Farrell Thomastown
Claire Phelan Lisdowney
Collette Dormer Paulstown Goresbridge
Danielle Morrissey Conahy Shamrocks
Davina Tobin Emeralds
Denise Gaule Windgap
Edwina Keane St. Martins
Emma Kavanagh Rower Inistioge
Grace O Donnell Young Irelands
Grace Walsh Tullaroan
Jacqui Frisby Ballyhale Shamrocks
Jenny Clifford Dicksboro
Jenny Reddy Thomastown
Julieann Malone Mullinavat
Katie Power Piltown
Kellyann Doyle Piltown
Laura Murphy O’Loughlin Gaels
Meighan Farrell Thomastown
Michelle Quilty Mullinavat
Michelle Teehan James Stephens
Miriam Frisby Mullinavat
Miriam Walsh Tullaroan
Niamh Deely James Stephens
Roisin Phelan Conahy Shamrocks
Sarah Ann Quinlan Young Irelands
Sarah Crowley Mooncoin
Sarah Kent Danesfort
Shelly Farrell Thomastown
Stacey Quirke St. Martins


The Division 2 League also starts this weekend. After a poor league campaign last year, fortunes turned around for this team for the championship and, of course, they claimed the Jack McGrath Cup in September. With the entire All-Ireland winning team now ineligible for 2017, it is back to the drawing board for management, Mike Wall and Ger Walsh. They begin their league on Sunday with a home game to Down. With many pitches currently closed, no venue has yet been secured. They will also face Carlow away on the 26th February, Wexford at home on the 12th March, Derry away on the 19th March with their final game at home to Laois on the 2nd April.

Group 2 consists of teams from Antrim, Armagh, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Westmeath and again, the top two teams in each group progress to the semi-finals on the 16th April and the final will be played on the 30th April. The 2017 Division 2 panel has a host of county debutantes with a few returning players from previous years.


Ailish Butler Thomastown
Aisling Butler O’Loughlin Gaels
Amy Morrissey Conahy Shamrocks
Aoife Norris Piltown
Brigid Kilbane Tullogher
Catherine Murphy Clara
Chloe Purcell St. Annes
Christine Lyng Rower/Inistioge
Ciara Murphy St. Brigid’s
Danielle Kenny Dicksboro
Eilis Regan St. Martin’s
Ella Moore Tullaroan
Georgina Kelly Conahy Shamrocks
Laura Wall Mooncoin
Mags Fennelly Ballyhale Shamrocks
Mairead Kennedy Slieverue
Margaurite Hoynes Glenmore
Mariga Nolan Conahy Shamrocks
Mary O Connell Clara
Mia Griffin Glenmore
Niamh Bambrick Windgap
Niamh Madden Mooncoin
Noelle Maher Tullaroan
Noelle Murphy Lisdowney
Orla Hanrick Dicksboro
Sally Teehan Thomastown
Sarah Whelan St. Anne’s
Siobhan Corcoran St. Anne’s
Vivienne Forristal Tullogher

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