Camogie anger at big games clash

THE Camogie Association is unhappy that their All-Ireland finals in Croke Park on Sunday will clash with the U21 hurling decider in the Gaelic Grounds between Kilkenny and Galway.

The association had hoped for a ‘free day’ for their finals, in which Tipperary bid for a three-in-a-row against Cork in the senior while Dublin clash with Clare in the junior decider.

“We don’t see why we cannot have one day to ourselves,’’ said PRO Maire Uí Scolaí.

Association president Miriam O’Callaghan said it was “regrettable” that the hurling final was going ahead.

“We will have maximum television coverage, but it would have been preferable if there wasn’t a clash - even though there is no direct clash of counties involved. It’s something we will address through the integration process going forward to 2006,’’ she added.

“It’s a battle yet to be fought.’’

A similar clash was avoided last year, when the same two teams met in the senior camogie final and Tipperary were also involved in the U21 HC decider against Kilkenny.

An arrangement was reached whereby the hurling game was played on Saturday, thereby enabling Tipperary and other supporters to see both games.

However, on the Sunday, the minor hurling replay between Kilkenny and Galway was played.

A GAC spokesman pointed out that the arrangement last year had been reached because the Camogie Association was celebrating its 100th anniversary. What had happened with the minor replay going ahead on the same day could not have been avoided, he pointed out.

An agreement had been reached between both associations at the time that this year the finals would be played at different times.

The senior camogie final is timed for 3.15pm and, following agreement with the counties, the U21 final will start at 2pm

In between the senior and junior finals, the Camogie Association will introduce their version of ‘GO’ games, which are being launched this week.

Miriam O’Callaghan explained that they were based around “participation rather than competitiveness, about hitting the ball and having a bit of fun.” Players from Donegal and Kerry will be taking part.

And, in terms of developing camogie, the president expressed confidence that their decision to appoint a national games co-ordinator (Lynn Kelly from Limerick) and two regional officers would reap a rich dividend.

Mary O’Connor, a member of both the Cork camogie and ladies football panels, is one of the new regional officers and the other is Caroline Murray, originally from Galway, but based in Dublin. They will join Michael Clements from the Ulster Council, who is already established.

“They will be assisting counties, clubs and schools to develop the game and also to establish a structure to train and grade referees,’’ she added.

All-Ireland Foras na Gaeilge senior camogie champions Tipperary have made a number of changes for Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Cork.

Philly Fogarty comes in at midfield and will partner Angie Mc Dermott with Emily Hayden dropping down to the bench.

The Tipperary backroom team have also moved Joanne Ryan to the left half forward position, with Noelle Kennedy in at centre and Claire Grogan on the opposite wing.

Jill Horan replaces Geraldine Kinnane in the forward line. Cork make one change with Úna O’Donoghue replacing Angela Walsh.



TIPPERARY: J Delaney: S Kelly,Ú O’Dwyer,J Kirwan; S Nealon, C Gaynor, T Brophy; P Fogarty, A Mc Dermott; J Ryan, N Kennedy, C Grogan; E Mc Donnell, D Hughes, J Horan.

CORK: A Murray; R Buckley, R Holland, A O’Regan; B Corkery, M O’Connor, A Geary; V Harris, R Moloney; Ú O’Donoghue, G O’Connor, J O’Leary; E Dillon, S Dunlea, E Burke.

Subs: D Twomey, J O’Callaghan, A Walsh, S O’Donovan, C Desmond, P O’Connor, L O’Connell, J Browne, C Healy, N Bowles.


DUBLIN: E Butler; S Hanks, A Mc Cluskey, A Cullen; A Fitzpatrick, S Cunnane, C Power; C Lucey, Á Fanning; E Butler, G Mc Cluskey, C Durkan; J Donnelly, L O’Hara, E Lucey.

Subs: E Mc Guinness, J Murphy, G Flynn, J Draper, N Taylor, E Ryan, S Martin, M O’Sullivan, E Talbot, S Curran.

CLARE: R Lynch; J Scanlan, D Corcoran, C Mc Mahon: E Keating, C Halley, E Minogue; M Mc Mahon, D Murphy; L Linnane, Á O’Brien, F Lafferty; Claire Mc Mahon, C O’Loughlin, C Commane.

Subs: D Lynch, S Lafferty, M O’Halloran, M O’Looney, E Gallery, M Whelan, J O’Leary, S White, C Naughton, C Arthur.

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