The Camogie Association today released the draws for this year’s Glen Dimplex All Ireland Camogie Championships, which will see some interesting contests in this year’s group stages of the competition. The championships will commence on Saturday 25th May and will culminate in the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships in Croke Park on Sunday, 11th August 2024.
The draw will be live from 12pm and can be viewed below:-
The Senior Championship will see Cork look to defend their crown and make it back-to-back titles in Group 2 as they take on 2021 champions Galway. They will also need to overcome Clare, Down, Dublin and Wexford who will be looking to make an impact in the 2024 Championships. Group 1 of the Senior Championship promises to be an exhilarating one, with beaten 2023 finalists Waterford meeting 2022 winners Kilkenny and the newly promoted Intermediate champions Derry. Waterford will also meet close rivals Tipperary again after a hugely exciting 2023 semi-final which saw Waterford steal a place in the final by overcoming their powerful opposition by just one point. Antrim and Limerick will also look to build upon their 2023 campaign by making their mark in the group.
The Glen Dimplex Intermediate Championship provides some potentially thrilling clashes. In Group 1, Clare will do battle and look to impress in the group after their promotion from the Premier Junior grade in 2023. They will have to bring their A-game to see off last year’s quarter finalists Wexford and Cork and the 2022 Intermediate champions Galway. Westmeath will try to make it one step further by reaching this year’s final following their four-point defeat to Meath in 2023’s gripping semi-final. Offaly will push to regain their senior status this year after their senior relegation in 2023. Group 2, which features seven teams, will witness the exciting encounters of 2023 finalists Meath meeting beaten 2023 semi-finalists Kilkenny and 2022 Premier Junior winners Antrim. The group is completed with counties Carlow, Kildare, Kerry and Dublin, who will be hoping to get their championship campaigns off to a positive start in 2024.
The Glen Dimplex Premier Junior Championship features two groups. Group 1 is set to be an exciting one, with five counties competing: Tipperary, Armagh, Tyrone, Down and Wicklow. Tipperary and Armagh both came close to Championship success in 2023 and will be looking to build on their campaigns this year. Wicklow will enter the competition with a new-found confidence after their Nancy Murray Cup success in 2023. Group 2 sees Laois, Roscommon, Cavan, Louth, Mayo and Limerick compete for Premier Junior success. The group sees four teams who qualified for the knockout stages in their respective 2023 competitions and three teams who continue to make great progress in their counties. Both groups promise to provide some exhilarating and competitive games throughout the season.
Qualification criteria: As in previous years, six teams will qualify for the knockout stages of the Glen Dimplex Senior All-Ireland Championships, three from each group. The group winners will progress straight to the All-Ireland semi-finals on Saturday 27th July in UPMC Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. The second and third placed teams will progress to the All-Ireland quarter-finals which will take place in Croke Park, ahead of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-finals on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2024.
Qualification for the knockout stages of the Glen Dimplex Intermediate Championship is in line with the Senior Championship with the two group winners progressing straight to the semi-finals on Saturday 27th July. The second and third placed teams will play in the quarter-finals on Saturday 13th July 2024.
The top two teams in each group will qualify for the Glen Dimplex Premier Junior Championship semi-finals on Saturday 20th July 2024.
Hilda Breslin, Uachtarán Cumann Camógaíochta said: “The anticipation surrounding the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Championship draws never fails to deliver exciting matchups and discussions, and this year is certainly no exception. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to our esteemed sponsors, Glen Dimplex, for their unwavering support as we embark on the third year of our partnership. To all our players and counties, I extend my best wishes for success in what is sure to be an exhilarating championship, following a momentous 2023 campaign which resulted in our highest ever attendance of 30,151 at our Glen Dimplex All Ireland Championship finals in Croke Park. We look forward to collectively continuing to build our attendances this year at all matches from round games all the way to the finals. Best of luck to all the teams, their management, volunteers, clubs and counties for all your hard work and dedication.”
Mike Cavanagh, Glen Dimplex Head of Communications said: “We are delighted to be sponsors of the Camogie All-Ireland Championships for the third year, and look forward to more displays of exhilarating, passionate skill and expertise. It makes us proud to support female sport in Ireland and invest in our communities through our partnership with the Camogie Association. The best of luck to all the Premier Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams for another fantastic championships.”
Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Premier Junior Championships
Group 1: Tipperary, Armagh, Tyrone, Down, Wicklow
Group 2: Laois, Roscommon, Cavan, Louth, Mayo, Limerick
Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Intermediate Championships
Group 1: Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Galway, Cork, Clare
Group 2: Meath, Kilkenny, Carlow, Kildare, Kerry, Dublin, Antrim
Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Senior Championships
Group 1: Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Derry, Antrim, Kilkenny
Group 2: Cork, Galway, Down, Wexford, Clare, Dublin