On Sunday, February 3rd the All Ireland Intermediate and Senior Semi-Finals take place with a double-header fixed for Ballinasloe and the remaining games taking place in Oulart-the-Ballagh and Nowlan Park respectively. Pop the dates in your diary as in the senior decider, defending champions Oulart the Ballagh play Milford at 2.00pm in Oulart the Ballagh while 2010 holders, Killimor play Antrim king-pins O'Donovan Rossa at 3.00pm in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. In the Intermediate grade, Castlegar play Ballycran as part of a double-bill at Duggan Park, throwing in at 1.00pm while in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny and Leinster champions Rower Inistioge face Clare and Munster holders Kilmaley at 1.30pm.
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Third level camogie is also in full swing and on Friday and Saturday, February 15th & 16th all roads led to the University of Limerick for the Ashbourne & Purcell Cup Finals weekend as 16 third level colleges play in the Association's most prestigious and longest running competition. To keep up to date with all the news in third level see www.ccao.ie and follow third level camogie on facebook.com/3rdlevelcamogie
Schools Camogie is also well underway with a busy two months ahead as the Junior and Senior competitions reach the business end. At present, the Junior and Senior competitions are reaching the provincial finals level, with the following pairings as follows:
Junior A semi-final Connaught v Munster and St Mary's Magherafelt play Leinster in the All Ireland semi-final. In the Junior B semi-final, St Patrick's Keady face the Leinster champions and Connacht face the Munster champions. The Junior C Quarter-finals see St Joseph's Lucan play Connaught C on February 9th with the winners playing Munster and St Malachy's Castlewellan playing Leinster. In the Junior D, Connacht D face Our Lady's Templeogue on February 9th and the semi-finals take place on February 23rd as St Columban's Kilkeel play Leinster and Munster play the winners of Connacht/Our Lady's. All semi-finals take place on February 23rd and all finals on March 16th.
In the Senior grades, the pairings are as follows: Senior A All Ireland Semi-finals: Presentation Thurles face St Bridget's Loughrea while the Leinster champions play St Patrick's Maghera. In the Senior B Laurel Hill Limerick face Seamount Kinvara while Leinster play Loreto Coleraine. In the Senior C Quarter-finals on February 2nd Calasanctus Oranmore face Dublin A and the winners play Roscrea CC in the All Ireland semi-final on February 16th while Leinster play St Catherine's Armagh on February 16th. In the Senior D grade, Dublin B face Mercy Woodford in the All-Ireland quarter-final on February 2nd with the winners playing St Joseph's Tulla in the All Ireland semi-final on February 16th and the Leinster Champions facing Loreto Cavan. All Finals take place on March 9th
On Friday, February 15th, this year's photocall to announce the third annual Irish Daily Star Leagues takes place in Croke Park, while on Sunday February 24th the Irish Daily Star Leagues throw in once-again with a full round of fixtures. For more information on fixtures go to
fixtures & results on the camogie.ie homepage.
On Friday, March 1st the RTE Mick Dunne Memorial Awards and the Camogie Association Media Awards take place in Croke Park
beginning at 7.30pm. This year's winners will be announced on Wednesday February 6th.
This year's Camogie Association Public Relations workshop, open to all county & club officers takes place in Croke Park, on Saturday March 2nd from 10.00am to 2.30pm. The Camogie Association Social Media Guidelines & Set-Up Guide will also be launched at the
Public Relations training event, which will incorporate presentations on the work of a PRO, dealing with print and radio media in addition to using social media effectively. Further information will be issued to all county board units on this event and early booking is advised.
The weekend of March 2nd & 3rd also sees the All Ireland Club Finals take place with this year's pairings confirmed after the weekend of
February 3rd. In addition, the 3rd annual Legends tournament will also take place as teams play for the Biddy Phillips Cup. See camogie.ie for more information on this shortly. Later that evening the Volunteer of the Year awards dinner will take place in Croke Park.
Finally, Congress 2013 takes place in Westport on Friday and Saturday March 22nd and 23rd in Westport, Co. Mayo.
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Pictured above: Ann Marie Starr, Killimor. All-Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi-Final, Killimor v Oulart-the-Ballagh, Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway February 6th 2011. Picture credit: Brian Lawless /