The Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship quarter-finals will take place on Saturday, August 1st.
Cork and Tipperary play in one quarter-final while Wexford are awaiting confirmation of their opponents which will be either Dublin or Clare, both of whom are from Group Two.
Dublin have completed their four round games and have finished third in the group table, with three points while Clare are fourth, with one point.
Clare play Derry this Sunday, July 26th in the final round of championship.
There are three possible scenarios arising from this fixture and determining who progresses to the quarter-finals to play Wexford.
-If Derry beat Clare, Dublin finish on higher points from the group stages and proceed to the quarter-finals.
-If Clare and Derry draw, Dublin finish on higher points and proceed to the quarter-finals.
-If Clare beat Derry they will draw level with Dublin, on points, sharing three points each.
Dublin and Clare previously played each other on Saturday, July 11th. This game ended in a draw with a final score of 1-08.
Under the 2015 National Fixtures Management plan, if two teams have an equal ranking (i.e. if head to head game ended in a draw), the final rankings will be decided by the following steps a, b and finally c.
a. Higher number of goals scored in the group match (es) between the teams in question
b. Higher number of points scored in the group match (es) between the teams in question. If after this the teams are still equal then the final scenario applies.
c. Draw lots (this will arise in the event that Clare beat Derry). This draw will take place after the match ends with the team drawn, proceeding to the quarter-finals.
These pre-determined procedures were agreed by Ard Chomhairle in November 2014. The procedure was raised in initial discussion with counties in October 2014 and a full draft of the fixtures plan was issued on October 31st. The procedure was introduced in an effort to free up dates during the inter-county season to provide for club game schedules by avoiding play off dates at inter-county level.
This pre-determined procedure has been known to counties since the National Fixtures plan was disseminated to all counties on December 3rd 2014.
As part of the usual annual review of fixtures in October 2015, the new procedure will be considered in the context of fixtures planning for the 2016 season.
Furthermore, the Clare v Derry fixture on July 26th which is the final round of the group stages of the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship takes place on this date, and not in parallel with other senior championship group games, for the following two reasons;
-On Saturday, June 20th the opening round of the Liberty Insurance Senior championship took place. As Ulster were hosting the National Féile na nGael competition, Derry’s request to keep that weekend free of inter-county games was facilitated. This decision is the norm in regard to counties involved in hosting Féile every year.
-Following a meeting at national level, with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA), it was highlighted that a potential fixture issue could arise on Saturday, July 25th affecting dual players with Clare, if they were to play in a TG4 Intermediate LGFA Championship qualifying round. To avoid this national fixture clash the Camogie Association agreed to re-schedule the game to the next available date, Sunday, July 26th.
For further information contact Claire Egan, Communicaitons & Marketing Director, The Camogie Association, 01 865 8618, 087 9030755, Claire@camogie.ie