Clare and Kilkenny will meet in this year’s Irish Daily Star Division One League final as part of a GAA double-header fixture at Semple Stadium on this coming Sunday (May 4th) at 1.30pm. The game will be followed by the meeting of Kilkenny and Tipperary in the Allianz Division One Hurling League final. This year’s Irish Daily Star League final will broadcast live on TG4 commencing at 1.25pm.
Kilkenny last won the Division One crown in 2008 while it is Clare’s first time to reach the final of the Division One league. Clare accounted for defending champions Cork, who were aiming for three-in-a-row league titles while Kilkenny defeated Wexford in their respective semi-final.
The game is the first of a quartet of Irish Daily Star league finals on Sunday May 4th as Cork meet Down in the Division Two final in Clane; Westmeath face Dublin in the Division Three decider in Edenderry and Kerry and Limerick complete the line-up in the Division Four final in Abbeydorney.
This is the fourth year of the Irish Daily Star partnership of the Camogie National Leagues.
Speaking in advance of the finals President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“We are delighted that the Division One final between Clare and Kilkenny is taking place as part of a double-header fixture with the GAA Division One hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. It provides Camogie, Hurling and GAA fans with the opportunity to see the country’s top camogie players and hurlers perform in an iconic venue such as Semple Stadium. In addition, it also affords camogie the opportunity to showcase to a wider audience and with a live broadcast courtesy of TG4 it further enhances the promotion of camogie.
Speaking about the upcoming Irish Daily Star League Finals Eoin Brannigan, Sports Editor of the Irish Daily Star said:
“The Irish Daily Star are proud sponsors of the Camogie National Leagues and the partnership has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. The finals, headlined by the opening game to the Allianz Hurling Final in Semple Stadium, marks an excellent weekend of Camogie action. We are also delighted to provide top-class coverage in our Saturday and Monday editions of the Irish Daily Star.”
Click on video preview of the Division One Irish Daily Star Final
Click on video preview of the Division Two Irish Daily Star Final Cork v Down
Notes to the editors:
*Admission prices for the Irish Daily Star Division One Final as part of the Allianz Hurling League are €20 per adults and €5 for students.
*Irish Daily Star Division One final, Clare v Kilikenny, 1.30pm, Semple Stadium, Thurles. Live broadcast on TG4 commencing at 1.25pm
*Irish Daily Star Division Two final Cork v Down in Clane at2.30pm; Division Three Westmeath v Dublin in Edenderry at 2.30pm; Division Four Final Kerry v Limerick in Abbeydorney at 2.30pm.
For further information contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, The Camogie Association, 01 865 8618, 087 9030755, Email: Claire@camogie.ie