AIB Camogie Club Championships – The Toughest of Them All
The AIB All Ireland Camogie Club finals double-header will take place in Croke Park on Sunday March 2nd. Captains from this year’s Senior and Intermediate finalists joined with President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Maol Muire Tynan, Head of Public Affairs, AIB at today’s AIB Club Captains photo-call.
Defending champions Milford were represented by Elaine O’Riordan and joined by senior counter-part Rachel O’Toole of Ardrahan with Emilie Darmody of Ballyhale Shamrocks and Shona Curran of Lismore completing the Intermediate line-up.
The AIB Club Championships are regarded as one of the toughest competitions to win with players displaying tremendous levels of commitment in pursuit of All Ireland glory. Three of this year’s finalists, Ardrahan, Lismore and Ballyhale Shamrocks all have players returning on a regular basis from the UK and France respectively throughout their campaigns. Ardrahan captain Rachel O’Toole and team-mate Shauna Healy have been travelling from Manchester to Galway while Sarah Fenton (Lismore) and Lorna Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks) have been combining regular trips from France and London respectively to their home-clubs.
Speaking at the AIB Camogie Finals photo-call President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“The level of dedication and commitment exemplified by all four clubs in pursuit of All Ireland glory has to be commended. The club championships are undoubtedly one of the toughest to win and occupy a special place in the hearts of all Gaelic games followers. The club is where it all begins and on March 2nd communities will unite behind their sides as they represent their area on the biggest sporting stage of all and on a truly special day. We are particularly pleased to welcome on board AIB for the Camogie club championships. AIB have been proud and committed supporters of the GAA Club Championships over the last two decades and we are looking forward to working with them over the coming years on our championships.”
Maol Muire Tynan, Head of Public Affairs AIB said:
“Supporting the Camogie club championships is very important to AIB as we recognise the proud history of Camogie, one of the most skilful sports in the world. It is wonderful to see all of the team, captains here today as they prepare for their All Ireland finals on March 2nd in Croke Park. Everything starts at the club and the passion and commitment from the players and supporters is really incredible and something we are extremely proud to be associated with. ”
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For further information contact:
Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, The Camogie Association, Ph: 01 865 8618, 087 9030755, Email: Claire@camogie.ie
Aoife McDonald, Wilson Hartnell: Ph: 01 6690030 / 087 4100777
Notes to the editor:
• Photographs from the AIB Camogie Club Finals Captains day will be syndicated FOC by Inpho Photography
• The AIB Camogie Club Championship Finals Senior & Intermediate will take place on Sunday March 2nd in Croke Park
• Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v Lismore (Waterford) at 1.15pm and Milford (Cork) v Ardrahan (Galway) at 3.15pm
• Elaine O’Riordan (Milford) Rachel O’Toole (Ardrahan), Emilie Darmody (Ballyhale Shamrocks) and Shona Curran (Lismore) represented their sides at the AIB Camogie Club Finals Photo-call today (Wednesday Feb 19th).
• Ticket prices for the AIB Camogie Club Finals are available from tickets.ie, Centra and Supervalu stores nationwide and on March 2nd at Gills Corner and at the ticket- van at Nally Square, Croke Park available from 10.00am. Admission prices are €15 for adults/€10 for Students/OAPs and €5 for juveniles (U16s).
• For exclusive content on the AIB Club Championships, the ‘toughest of them all’ follow @AIB_GAA and #theToughest
• Follow camogie on @officialcamogie and on Facebook at facebook.com/officialcamogieassociation and www.camogie.ie