Amalgamation plan ongoing

Talks about the integration of the GAA, Camogie Association and LGFA have yet to begin but camogie chief executive, Joan O’Flynn, insists the lack of progress isn’t a cause for concern.

Amalgamation plan ongoing

“There have been informal discussions but in terms of formally sitting around a table, that’s still to happen and we have all sanctioned that to happen,” said O’Flynn. “It is just a matter of scheduling that and proceeding with it. The most important thing is that it is right rather than fast. There is a lot of goodwill towards the talks and the leaderships of the associations have supported it and there is strong support at club level.

“They see themselves as part of the Gaelic games family but in any marriage there are a few things to be ironed out... there are a few things we want to see done as well as they can be. It’s a great opportunity for all of the associations to represent the society we live in.”

O’Flynn was speaking at the launch of the Liberty Insurance camogie championship at Croke Park yesterday. A teaser of an ongoing video promotion involving six of the game’s elite performers got its first airing.

Ashling Thompson (Cork), MagsD’Arcy (Wexford), Lorraine Ryan(Galway), Niamh Mulcahy (Limerick), Eimear Considine (Clare) and Louise O’Hara (Dublin) are all part of the ‘Our Game, Your Game’ campaign, aimed at emphasising the athleticism of the players. It is part of a drive to attract more people to games as the Camogie Association celebrates its 110th anniversary.

As an incentive, the association is offering a ticket package called Cáirde Camogie, whereby patrons can gain entry to every game for €40.

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