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The Camogie Association Announces an Exciting Three-Year Sponsorship with EVOKE as National Referee Sponsor

Wed 02nd Aug

Gill Waters


The Camogie Association is proud to unveil a partnership with EVOKE, Ireland’s leading website for Women in Ireland, as the National Referee Sponsor of the Camogie Association. With over 1 million monthly readers, EVOKE is renowned for delivering the latest news, showbiz, entertainment, and sports updates – making them the perfect fit for Camogie.

The sponsorship will commence at the highly anticipated Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals on 6th August in Croke Park.  The three finals are set to deliver exhilarating encounters, as six counties compete for the ultimate glory and the esteemed All-Ireland title. Each county has embarked on its own unique journey to reach this stage and will showcase their immense talent which reflect the countless hours of training and unwavering commitment they have dedicated throughout the year.

2nd August 2023. Referees Lisa Bannon (Cavan), Bernard Heaney (Meath), John Dermody (Westmeath), Barry Nea (Westmeath) and Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny) at the launch of national referee sponsorship of the Camogie Association in Croke park.
Photo: Justin Farrelly.

The National Referee Sponsorship will be across several prestigious competitions which include:

  1. Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Senior Championships
  2. Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Intermediate Championships
  3. Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Premier Junior Championships
  4. Very Camogie Leagues
  5. AIB Camogie All-Ireland Club Championships (All-Ireland Semi-finals & Finals)
  6. Electric Ireland Camogie Minor All-Ireland Championships (All-Ireland Semi-finals & Finals)
  7. Camogie U16 All-Ireland Championships (All-Ireland Semi-finals & Finals)

Furthermore, this partnership will feature an array of promotional activities to amplify the Camogie Association’s reach and engagement with EVOKE bringing the thrill of this sport to their audience through match coverage, player profiles and ticket competitions.

The Camogie Association is thrilled to join forces with EVOKE, whose commitment to empowering women aligns perfectly with our organisation’s ethos. Together, we aim to elevate the profile of camogie, inspire participation, and celebrate the exceptional talent within our sport.

At the launch Uachtarán of the Camogie Association, Hilda Breslin announced the match officials for this Sunday’s Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Championship Finals: “John Dermody, Lough Lene Gales, Co. Westmeath will oversee proceedings for the Cork v Waterford Senior Final, whilst Barry Nea of Clonkill Camogie Club, Co. Westmeath will referee the Intermediate Final with Derry v Meath.  Bernard Heaney of Clann na nGael, Co. Meath will officiate the Clare v Tipperary encounter in the Premier Junior Final.  We are delighted to have EVOKE as the sponsor of our National Referees for the next three years across our key competitions. This sponsorship represents a significant opportunity to expand the reach of our game and introduce it to a wider audience. We sincerely appreciate EVOKE’s support during this pivotal time for women’s sports, as we strive to enhance both viewership and attendance at our matches. Our referees play an integral role in the success of our sport, and their contribution is invaluable.  This is another step forward for the Camogie Association’s commercial programme in 2023 with announcements earlier in the year including new partnerships with Allianz and Electric Ireland.”

Paul Henderson, CEO of DMG Media, echoed an Uachtarán’s sentiment and highlighted the significance of supporting women’s sports at this transformative juncture. He remarked, “Referees and Match officials are the unsung heroes of sport. No official – no play, it’s that simple…so we are especially proud to become National Referee Sponsor with the Camogie Association and look forward to using the vast reach of EVOKE and all of our DMG Media brands to promote the games and the players in the years ahead”.

DMG Media is a multi-media portfolio company comprising 11 brands, reaching 90% of the population in Ireland every month.  DMG Media actively supports Irish sporting organisations, particularly women in sport using their campaign, #StrongerWithSport.

2nd August 2023. Referees Bernard Heaney (Meath), Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny), John Dermody (Westmeath), Lisa Bannon (Cavan) and Barry Nea (Westmeath) at the launch of national referee sponsorship of the Camogie Association in Croke park.
Photo: Justin Farrelly.


The Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Championship Finals

Croke Park – Sunday, 6th August 2023

12.50  Premier Junior Final           Clare v Tipperary

14.45  Intermediate Final              Derry v Meath

17.00 Senior Final                          Cork v Waterford


For further information and media enquiries, please contact Gill Waters, Commercial and Communications Manager at The Camogie Association:


Mobile: 086 248 2364


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