Camogie gets ready for championship birthday celebrations
Camogie Association President Joan O’Flynn urged Camogie and Gaelic games fans to come and join in the celebration of Camogie’s 80th championship final by attending the All Ireland Finals in association with RT+ Sport at Croke Park on Sunday September 11th.
Galway face current holders Wexford in this year’s senior decider, co-incidentally creating a link with the first ever final which took place in 1932 between Dublin and Galway with Dublin winning out.
Speaking in advance of the All Ireland Finals in association with RT+ Sport President Joan O’Flynn:
“”This year’s senior final, our 80th, creates another piece of wonderful history for Camogie to celebrate. The first final took place in Sportsfield in Galway with Dublin capturing the first senior camogie All Ireland title. 80 years on it is wonderful to see not only our senior final taking centre stage in Croke Park but also joined by our Premier Junior and Intermediate finals.
The All Ireland Finals are a wonderful celebration of our sport, involving the country’s top inter-county camogie players in a superb venue in pursuit of sporting glory.
Our marquee day will also incorporate the participation of other members of our organisation in a range of activities from our mini-games activities; novelty Camßn & Run Relay race to the launch of our Cairde Cam¾gaÝochta initiative. Furthermore, on foot of the huge success of our club twinning event, Dublin Camogie Clubs will also host clubs from across the country, to take part in challenge matches and to attend the finals later that day.””
The 2011 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Final will be broadcast live on RT+ and the Premier Junior will be live on www.rte.ie.
All Ireland winning Wexford manager Stellah Sinnott, former Cork Camogie player Therese O’Callaghan and Cyril Farrell will join with presenter Des Cahill on the Sunday Game later that night for highlights and analysis of the finals.
Down face Waterford in the Premier Junior final at noon; Wexford take on Antrim in the Intermediate decider at 2.00pm and Galway face Wexford at 4.00pm.
? Photographs from the 2011 All Ireland Camogie Finals Event Launch are available from Sportsfile at www.sportsfile.com
? Photographs include Deirdre Gaughan, Padraig Gaughan, Paddy Boylan, Millie Boylan and Jenna Boylan.
? RT+ Sport is an official partner of the 2011 All Ireland Camogie Championships.
? The 2011 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate & Premier Junior Finals take place at Croke Park on Sunday September 11th.
? The 2011 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Finals will be broadcast on RT+ with the Premier Junior final live on www.rte.ie on September 11th. The senior final will also be broadcast on RT+ Radio 1’s Sunday Sport
? For details on the Camogie Association Camßn & Run and Club Twinning check out www.camogie.ie
? The Daintree All Ireland Camogie Sevens take place at Kilmacud Camogie Club on Saturday September 10th. For more info check out www.camogie.ie
? Cairde Cam¾gaÝochta is a new initiative of the Camogie Association promoting networking amongst past and current camogie players.
? The Croke Park Museum will also be open to the public on All Ireland Camogie Finals Day from 10am to 6pm. Entry fee Adult €5.75/Children Under 12 €3.75/Student & Senior €4.25/ 2 Adults & 2 Children €15.25/ Children under five go free.
? For full details of fixtures check out www.camogie.ie and follow the Camogie Association on facebook.com