The Camogie Association held a ‘Feedback Forum’ on Saturday April 27th in the Croke Park Hotel with over 30 adult intercounty players and team managers from 14 counties in attendance.
Represented counties were Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cork, Down, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Offaly, Roscommon, Tyrone, Waterford and Westmeath.
The Forum was an important opportunity to hear the views of both players and team managements to help influence the future of Camogi. A productive and engaging session was held affording attendees the opportunity to discuss the game.
The Forum was facilitated by former players Kate Kelly and Ursula Jacob, broadcaster Damian Lawlor and former GAA President Liam O'Neill.
There were general discussion around how the game has progressed standards and consistency, and the promotion of the game from grassroots to national level.
Some key suggestions from the Forum were:
– Review of playing rules in the context of the development of the game and increased conditioning levels of players over the last number of years.
– Discussion around fixtures planning, increased promotion of fixtures from grassroots to national level and collaboration with the GAA.
– A standardised level of refereeing from Club level to National level.
– Promotion of the game throughout all levels of the Association and by all members.
– Establishment of a player engagement working group.
The next steps from the Forum are that the feedback gathered will be considered by the Association's Ard Chomhairle and also that the Experimental Rules Committee as proposed at the Association's Congress earlier this month will be established.