The Baker Tilly All-Ireland Long Distance Camogie 7s takes place between the 17th and 19th of September 2020. There’s still time to get your entry in, with competition grades for all abilities, and you’ll also have the chance to compete against Camogie teams who have already entered from as far afield as Australia and North America, as well as Ireland.
While this is the 47th annual unbroken run for the Kilmacud Crokes Camogie 7s Tournament, the COVID-19 crisis has prompted some big changes in this year’s format.
Starting from the September 17th and culminating with results on September 19th, teams all over the world will work their way through six Camogie skill challenges from the socially-distant safety of their own Club grounds.
There will be three competition grades; Cup, Shield and Plate, appropriate for Senior, Intermediate and Junior teams respectively.
Just like in the regular 7s, teams consist of 10 players with the top seven scores counted for each skill. It’s expected to take a team an hour and a half to complete the full challenge. In the first round of the competition, scores from the first three of the skills being assessed will be used in head-to-head team pairings which will see half of the teams continue into the Gold competition, with the losers heading into the Silver competition. In the second round, the scores from the remaining three skills will be used to decide the ultimate winners of each grade.
If you check out the event’s Instagram page or the Kilmacud Crokes’ Camogie Facebook page, you’ll find profiles of some of the entered teams, a podcast about the event recorded by the Atlanta Camogie team, and lots of other social media content related to the event. You can find full competition rules, including details on how to enter, on the event website www.longdistance7s.com
We encourage as many teams as possible to get involved in what is possibly a first-of-a-kind simultaneous global Camogie event.
We wish all the competitors and the organisers the very best of luck!