Jersey name to boost player recognition
This year’s Gala All Ireland Camogie Finals represents a first for camogie as both the Senior and Intermediate teams have printed each player’s name on their team jersey.
Senior finalists Galway and Wexford along with Intermediate contenders Offaly and opponents Wexford have placed the names of their players on the reverse of the team jersey. It will correspond to the team line outs contained in the match programme.
It is anticipated that this development will serve to increase player recognition amongst spectators and media alike.
Uachtarßn Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta Joan O’Flynn commented: “”Sunday’s innovation of incorporating players’ names on their All Ireland jerseys is a specific effort by the Camogie Association to further promote our star players to the public and the media. It also adds to the status of the jersey and makes it a unique memento for each individual player.””
The Gala All Ireland Camogie finals see Wexford and Galway play each other, for the first time, in a senior All Ireland camogie final. Meanwhile, Offaly under the guidance of Joachim Kelly play their third All Ireland Final in a row against this year’s National League Champions Wexford.
Waterford, last year’s Premier Junior finalists are hoping to make their second chance count when they take on Ulster queens, Antrim in the Premier Junior final at twelve noon.
Notes to the Editor:
ò The Gala All Ireland senior final Galway v Wexford at 4.00pm; Gala Intermediate Final Offaly v Wexford at 2.00pm; Gala Premier Junior Final Antrim v Waterford at 12.00 noon.
ò Galway and Wexford play one another for the first time in a Senior All Ireland camogie final. Galway last appeared in the ’08 final while Wexford captured the O’Duffy Cup in 2007.
ò Offaly, last year’s Premier Junior finalists contested the ’08 final v Clare and beat Waterford in the ’09 to move up to Intermediate level.
ò Wexford, (senior & intermediate) are the current Division One & Two national league champions.
ò The Gala All Ireland Premier Junior final will be broadcast on www.rte.ie
ò Tickets can be purchased from the GAA Ticket Office – Phone: 0818 227 009 or online: http://tickets.gaa.ie. Admission Prices Adults – €30/ Students & OAP – €10/Juvenile – €5. Tickets on sale on the day at the following locations: Gills Corner and Hogan Stand Ticket Office opposite Croke Park Hotel on Jones Rd.
*For further information contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, Camogie Association, 01 865 8651, 087 9030755, firstname.lastname@example.org