Camogie Association considering gear change as part of review
The Camogie Association is canvassing its members to change from skorts to shorts as part of a Playing Rules Review which has commenced within the Association.
The radical proposition is one of a number being considered which also includes the removal of the handpass goal; an increase in the playing time from sixty to seventy minutes as well as the removal of the penalty from the 20m line.
All Ireland winning Wexford manager JJ Doyle, Galway camogie player Veronica Curtin, Director of Camogie Development Mary O’Connor and President Elect Aileen Lawlor are part of an eight person committee, charged with carrying out a review of the playing rules of the Camogie Association.
Speaking about the Playing Rules Review President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:
“”Like many sports, Camogie is continuously evolving, reflecting new trends in coaching, technical development and player development. In this context it is good every once in a while to do a stock take and consider what kind of game do we want for the future.
From time to time aspects of the game come on the radar particularly during the championship season. The perception of a growing level of physical contact in the game, similarity or differences between Camogie and hurling, the playing uniform, the advantage rule, scores from a handpass are some of the regular discussion items.
Through the survey, I’d like as many players, referees, coaches, administrators and supporters to give the Playing Rules Review Group your opinion.””
Members of the Camogie Association, at all levels, are invited to complete the Playing Rules Survey at www.camogie.ie.
The findings of the survey will be compiled with recommendations presented to the Association’s Governing Body, Ard Chomhairle.
It will then make proposals on rule changes for further consideration by the Association which will be voted on at next year’s Annual Congress in Cork.
o The Camogie Association Playing Rules Review survey can be found at www.camogie.ie
o The Playing Rules Review Committee is as follows; President Elect Aileen Lawlor (Chair), Director of Camogie Development Mary O’Connor, Kilkenny Manager Ann Downey, Wexford Manager JJ Doyle, Irene O’Keefe (Selector with Inniscarra, Cork All Ireland Senior club finalist 2010), Inter-county referee Karl O’Brien, Camogie Players Veronica Curtin (Galway) Fionnuala Carr (Down)
o A playing rules review is conducted every three years.
o The Playing Rules Review Committee will collate the findings from the survey and present recommendations to Ard Chomhairle and following further discussions and consultation motions may be presented at the 2012 Camogie Association Congress in Cork.
o The new rules will come into effect in 2013.
o For further information check out www.camogie.ie