The President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor urged all camogie followers to show their support by attending this Sunday’s triple header All Ireland Finals in Croke Park.
Speaking at this afternoon’s Captains’ Day photocall at GAA HQ, attended by President of the GAA Liam O’Neill and Group Head of Sport, RTÉ Ryle Nugent, Aileen Lawlor highlighted the upcoming games as the marquee item on the camogie calendar and a fabulous opportunity to see the country’s finest camogie players in action.
Down face Meath in the Premier Junior final at noon; Galway take on Derry in the Intermediate tie at 2.00pm and in the eagerly anticipated Senior final Wexford face Cork at 4.00pm.
“We are one of the largest female sports organisations in the country and I am making a direct appeal to all our members to come to Croke Park on Sunday for three top class games played by superb athletes and excellent ambassadors for the game of camogie. I am also extending that invite to all involved in Gaelic games and to general sports fans to witness the fastest field sport for women in the world.”
She highlighted the prominence of women in sport this year, as evidenced most recently at the Olympics and Paralympics.
“Sunday’s finals are one of the largest female sporting events in the country and given the increased coverage and deserved credit that women in sport, across a variety of disciplines have garnered this year alone, our upcoming games provide another opportunity to fix the spotlight firmly on our female sports stars and showcase their talents to a huge national audience.”
This year’s Senior and Intermediate Finals will be broadcast live on RTÉ The Sunday Game with the Senior game also on RTÉ Radio One Sunday Sport and the Premier Junior final available on RTÉ.ie.
Captains and managers from the six competing teams; Karen Atkinson, JJ Doyle (Wexford); Julia White, Paudie Murray, (Cork); Collette Gill, Tony Ward (Galway); Sinead Cassidy, John A Mullan (Derry); Jane Dolan, John Davis (Meath); Fionnuala Carr, Alastair McGilligan (Down) were also in attendance at this morning’s event.
Pictured: Sinead Cassidy (Derry), Collette Gill (Galway), Karen Atkinson (Wexford), Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport, RTE, Aileen Lawlor, President of the Camogie Association, Liam O’Neill, President of the GAA, Julia White (Cork), Jane Dolan (Meath), Fionnuala Carr (Down)
Photographs from the 2012 All Ireland Camogie Finals Captains’ Day are available from Sportsfile at www.sportsfile.com
RTÉ Sport is an official partner of the 2012 All Ireland Camogie Championships.
The 2012 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate & Premier Junior Finals take place at Croke Park on Sunday September 16th.
Karen Atkinson (Wexford); Julia White (Cork); Collette Gill (Galway); Sinead Cassidy (Derry); Jane Dolan (Meath) and Fionnuala Carr (Down) were the Captains in attendance at today’s (Tues Sept 11th) event.
For further information on tickets contact www.camogie.ie or www.tickets.ie. Ticket prices are €30 per adults/ €15 per students & OAPS/ €5 for juveniles (U-16). Tickets available on the day at Gills Ticket Office (North Circular Rd/Jones Rd Junction) and the ticket van at Nally Square which is open from 10.00am
The 2012 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Finals will be broadcast on RTÉ with the Premier Junior final live on www.rte.ie on September 16th. The Senior final will also be broadcast on RTÉ Radio One Sunday Sport. Highlights and analysis will also be broadcast later that evening on RTÉ The Sunday Game.
For details on the Camogie Association Camán & Run check out www.camogie.ie
The Daintree All Ireland Camogie Sevens take place at Kilmacud Camogie Club on Saturday September 15th. For more info check out www.camogie.ie
The Inaugural All Ireland Cooper U14 Blitz takes place at various venues around Dublin. See camogie.ie for more info.
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