Camogie Association chief executive, Sinéad McNulty has hailed the partnership with the GAA that has facilitated camogie and football/hurling double-headers over the years and sees two high profile fixtures this weekend as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues get underway.
Out of all of Galway’s three All-Ireland senior successes, I imagine this one will tick all the boxes. Not alone because they have beaten two of the best teams in the country — Cork and Kilkenny — but when the Cats brought it down to a dogfight in the second half, their determination and resolve could not be questioned.
The Camogie Association’s four-year development plan, to be launched in 2019, will not address potential changes to the playing rules, despite widespread calls for the rulebook to be overhauled following Sunday’s All-Ireland final.
Dual star Libby Coppinger has spoken about the difficulties of getting dragged into a high-profile college versus county row between the managers of the Cork senior camogie team and UCC’s women’s football side.
Sport Ireland Chief Executive John Treacy says the body will lobby WADA to close the appeal loophole that allowed Brendan O’Sullivan, the Kerry GAA footballer who failed an anti-doping test last year, to play for seven months in the middle of his ban.
Camogie Association president Catherine Neary is confident that this year’s championship will not be hit by the same controversies that dogged last season’s competition after taking steps to rectify a number of high-profile issues.
It’s the time of year again when the All-Ireland qualifiers creep upon us and, with them, the perennial spike in the criticisms of the footballing and hurling competition structures and a myriad of suggestions as to how they could be improved.