All knockout matches of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship to be broadcast live on RTÉ in 2017
· All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Finals to be broadcast live on RTÉ television for the first time. Semi-Finals and Finals also to be broadcast live on RTÉ.
· Initiative announced for Intermediate and Premier Junior Championship counties to produce match highlights
· Liberty Insurance announces major grassroots campaign: ‘Squad Goals’
This year’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship has received a huge boost with confirmation that all of the knockout matches of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship will be broadcast live on RTÉ television for the very first time.
The exciting news was revealed by the Camogie Association at the launch in Croke Park today, with Liberty Insurance adding to the excitement by announcing that it will run an innovative summer campaign – ‘Squad Goals’ – designed to find Ireland’s most skilful Camogie squad.
Having broadcast the 2016 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Finals live for the first time, RTÉ have now committed to broadcasting this year’s Quarter-Finals, as well as the showpiece All-Ireland Finals in Croke Park on Sunday, September 10th.
In addition the Camogie Association also announced a new initiative for Intermediate and Premier Junior Championship counties to produce match highlights from selected matches throughout the summer. Funding will be made available to counties to record matches and produce highlights to be released via the Association’s Social Media channels.
Growing Broadcast Coverage
Launching this year’s Championship, Camogie Association President Catherine Neary said that live television coverage of the Quarter-Finals for the first time underlined the continued growing appeal of Camogie on the national stage.
“Camogie is one of the fastest-growing games in the country right now, with more people watching and playing than ever before,” said Ms Neary. “Increased live coverage of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship is not only a huge additional carrot for all teams to reach the Quarter-Finals but an extra opportunity for TV viewers to enjoy the thrilling spectacle of top-level Camogie.”
Liberty Insurance launches ‘Squad Goals’
All-Ireland Championship sponsors Liberty Insurance added to the excitement by announcing that it will run an innovative summer campaign – ‘Squad Goals’ – designed to find Ireland’s most skilful Camogie squad.
Speaking on behalf of Liberty Insurance, Director of Personal Lines Deirdre Ashe said: “We’re delighted to see the increased television coverage of this year’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, and are looking forward to one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing too with this year’s Squad Goals competition; building on last year’s success, the winning Camogie club will have the chance to win €8,000, feature in a new TV ad and showcase their skills in Croke Park at the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals on the September 10th 2017. So if you know of a talented Camogie team interested in taking part, all of the details can be found on www.squadgoals.ie ”
Also at today’s launch, the Camogie Association announced its 2017 #RaiseTheBar marketing campaign with further details of the campaign to be revealed through online platforms over the coming weeks and months.
“The focus for this year’s campaign is to Raise The Bar in every context – players, managers, volunteers and supporters.” said Catherine Neary. “We’re asking people to come out and support the Championship and to play their part in raising the bar in 2017.”
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Saturday June 10th
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship (Group 1)
Dublin v Clare, 2.30pm, Parnells GAA, Coolock
Waterford v Kilkenny, 2.30pm, Walsh Park, Waterford
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship (Group 2)
Limerick v Offaly, 2.30pm, The Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Tipperary v Cork, 2.30pm, The Ragg
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship (Group 1)
Antrim v Tipperary, 2.30pm, Tír na nÓg GAA, Randalstown
Derry v Kildare, 2.30pm, Swatragh
Wexford v Kilkenny, 2.30pm, Bellefield GAA, Enniscorthy
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship (Group 2)
Cork v Galway, 2.30pm, Charleville GAA
Down v Carlow, 1.00pm, An Ríocht GAA
Meath v Laois, 2.30pm, Trim GAA
Cairde Camogie Season Tickets
The 2017 Cairde Camogie Season ticket which provides access to all rounds of the upcoming Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championships and the triple header All-Ireland Finals on September 10th in Croke Park is now on sale.
The season ticket is priced at only €45 and represents excellent value over the course of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championship. In addition, 20% of each ticket sale goes directly to a County Camogie Board.