Cork v Kilkenny in repeat of 2016 Senior Final
Meath hoping to seal promotion to Senior Camogie
Westmeath making Croke Park debut
Liberty Insurance #SquadGoals competition down to final two
All roads lead to Croke Park for the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championship Finals on Sunday September 10th for the Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior title deciders.
Cork and Kilkenny will renew their growing rivalry once more in a repeat of last September’s Final in which the Cats prevailed to claim their first All-Ireland title in 22 years. The Cats aim to complete a clean sweep of national titles in 2017 having already claimed the National League Division 1 title in April. The Rebels will be out for revenge and to become the most successful county in the history of the Championship by topping the roll of honour with a 27th title. Dublin and Cork currently share the honour with 26 titles each.
Cork will also contest the Intermediate Final which could set up the first part of a first time Intermediate-Senior double for the Rebels. They face a Meath side aiming for their first Intermediate crown with the added incentive of promotion to the Senior ranks in 2018 should they win.
The Premier Junior Final meanwhile, sees yet more history in the making as Westmeath line out in Croke Park for the very first time in search of their first Premier Junior title. Their opponents, National League Division 3 champions Dublin, last won this title in 2006 and will hope to cap a summer to remember for Camogie in the capital.
2017 “a thrilling Championship”
Speaking at Captain’s Day in Croke Park (Thursday August 31st), Catherine Neary, Camogie Association President said: “It’s been a thrilling Championship so far and we can now look forward to the biggest day in the Camogie calendar and what should be a truly wonderful spectacle.
“The six teams lining out are an inspiration to their communities, their clubs and of course their counties and they deserve every ounce of support they get,” Ms. Neary said. “I’d urge everyone to make the trip to Croke Park on September 10th where you won’t be disappointed!
“People were gripped by the speed, athleticism and technical skill on display in the Quarter and Semi-Finals that were broadcast live on RTÉ Two television. We’re looking forward to more of the same,” she added. “Good luck to all of this year’s finalists.”
Tickets are on sale for Sunday’s triple-header, with substantial discounts for adults, children, families, OAPs and students as well as for clubs and large group bookings. Full ticketing information is available at www.camogie.ie/tickets.asp
Deirdre Ashe, Director of Personal Lines for Liberty Insurance, said: “It’s been another extraordinary season of Camogie in the build-up to what will be another very memorable day on September 10th.
“The broadcasting of this year’s Camogie Championship knockout matches reflects the increasing levels of interest in women’s sport, while providing a platform to showcase the skill levels of the country’s finest athletes. Each of these players are role models in their communities whose accomplishments inspire girls and young women to participate and stay involved in sport for years to come.
“We set out in June with the ambition of finding the country’s most talented Camogie players, and we’ve certainly seen those skills on display throughout the summer in our Squad Goals competition. This year’s Squad Goals Final features the Camogie clubs of Gailltír from Waterford and Shamrocks of Galway, with both teams taking to the pitch at half-time of the Senior Final in an effort to win €8,000 for their club.
“We’re looking forward to another great day out and encourage everyone to #supporthersport for this year’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals”.
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Sunday, September 10th 2017
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship Final
Cork v Kilkenny, Croke Park, 4pm (Referee: Owen Elliott, Antrim)
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final
Cork v Meath, Croke Park, 2pm (Referee: Liz Dempsey, Kilkenny)
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Premier Junior Championship Final
Dublin v Westmeath, Croke Park, 12pm (Referee: Philip McDonald, Cavan)
Tickets are now available to purchase online from www.tickets.ie and from selected Centra and SuperValu outlets nationwide.
Tickets will also be available to purchase outside the ground on matchday. Discounts available for advance purchases.
Further ticket information is available from www.camogie.ie/tickets.asp