Semi-Final to be live-streamed for second year running
The Semi-Finals of the 2018 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues were launched today in the Iveagh Gardens ahead of the games which will take place this Sunday 11th March, with Galway and Kilkenny battling it out in Banagher GAA in Co. Offaly at 2pm while Cork take on Limerick in CIT Co. Cork. Shelly Farrell (Kilkenny), Ashling Thompson (Cork), Sarah Carey (Limerick) and Sarah Dervan (Galway) were all on site to take part in the Captains Run as part of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues campaign.
As part of their sponsorship, Littlewoods Ireland will exclusively live-stream the Galway v Kilkenny Semi-Final on their Facebook page. Littlewoods Ireland want to showcase the skilful game of Camogie to as wide an audience as possible. Promoting the sport has been a crucial part of their sponsorship of the League and live-streaming one of the Semi-Finals will further engage fans, old and new, ensuring the game of Camogie reaches as large an audience as possible. The live-stream will be hosted by sports journalist Lauren Guilfoyle. Half-time analysists from participating counties will also be giving their insights into these crucial games.
The Division 1 Semi-Final will see reigning champions Kilkenny face Galway while 2017 runners up Cork will take on Limerick. All four county captains were on site to promote the Semi-Finals alongside title sponsors Littlewoods Ireland at a unique photocall in Dublin’s city centre. Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Catherine Neary and Marketing Manager from Littlewoods Ireland Fiona Lee were also in attendance.
Speaking about the upcoming Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Semi-Finals, President of the Camogie Association Catherine Neary said: “We cannot wait for the upcoming Semi-Finals of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues. The Semi-Finals of the Leagues are an important day in the Camogie calendar and it is a great occasion which provides us with a further opportunity to recognise the skill, commitment and dedication of the players across the counties in their pursuit of a coveted League title. I would like to congratulate all of the teams involved and I am looking forward to watching the Semi-Finals.
“I also wish to acknowledge all that Littlewoods Ireland, sponsors of the National Leagues have contributed this year in promoting and supporting the Camogie Leagues. This is the second year of Littlewoods Ireland’s sponsorship and we have been thrilled with the collaborative and innovative nature of this sponsorship.”
Fiona Lee, Marketing Manager of Littlewoods Ireland said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the National Camogie Leagues for the second year and we’re excited to see what the Semi-Finals have in store. The livestreaming of the Galway vs Kilkenny Semi-Final is a brilliant opportunity for us to bring Camogie to a wider audience at home and abroad and give Littlewoods Ireland the opportunity to showcase and highlight the amazing passion, commitment, dedication and athleticism these players bring to the game”
She went on to add: “These players are a testament to their teams, communities and counties. Everyone at Littlewoods Ireland would like to wish all teams competing the very best of luck!”
Sunday March 11th
Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1 Semi-Finals
Cork v Limerick, CIT, Cork @ 2pm
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)
Galway v Kilkenny, St. Rynagh's GAA, Banagher, Co. Offaly @ 2pm
Referee: Eamon Cassidy (Derry)
Student/Senior Citizen: €4
Under 18s: Free