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Very Camogie Research: Over 80% of Irish Communities Believe Camogie Vital for Positive Impact

Wed 27th Mar

Tara Gleeson


Research commissioned by Very Ireland, proud sponsors of the Very National Camogie Leagues, through iReach, unveils compelling insights into the positive impact of Camogie on Irish communities. The nationally representative study of 1,000 respondents’ sheds light on the intrinsic value of Camogie in fostering community pride and unity.

Over 80% of respondents expressed their belief in the positive impact of Camogie on their local communities. 80% of participants anticipate a positive ripple effect within their communities if their local Camogie team clinched victory at national level, underscoring the sport’s potential as a catalyst for community joy.

When asked about the characteristics of their county’s top players, almost half those surveyed called out Teamwork, with over 1 in 3 citing being a role model for the community and raising interest from younger players (34%).

Players of note, both past and present, identified through the survey included:

  • Aine O’Loughlin and Marie Crow, who were highlighted for Clare.
  • Anna Geary, standing out as a popular past player for Cork, with Niamh Kilkenny noted for her efforts for Galway.
  • Katie Nolan, called out for Kilkenny, alongside Ciara Gaynor for Tipperary, and Niamh Rockett for Waterford.
  • Orla Gray, was highlighted for Dublin, with Amy O’Sullivan for Kerry, and Caoimhe Lyons for Limerick.
  • Aoife Carey was commended for Meath, Mairead Jennings for Offaly, and Aisling Egerton for Westmeath.


Catherine O’Toole, Head of Marketing at Very said“2024 marks our 8th year as the proud title sponsor of the Very National Camogie Leagues and we have witnessed the importance of Camogie to our customers and the wider community throughout Ireland. We are committed to supporting and empowering women in sport and will continue to highlight their successes. Together with supporting families, fans, and new followers we will be cheering on these amazing athletes as they compete for a coveted place in this year’s finals.”

Hilda Breslin, Uachtarán of the Camogie Association commented: “We are  grateful for Very’s steadfast support of our Very National Camogie Leagues, and the pivotal role they play in elevating the visibility of Camogie. Camogie is a vital part of our communities, bringing pride and positive role models, with over 80% recognising its vital role in fostering positive impact. Teamwork emerges as the cornerstone of top athletes, inspiring the next generation and igniting community spirit.”


The Very Camogie League Division 1B, 3A and 4 finals will take place on Saturday 13th April. The Division 1B finalists will be decided after this weekend’s fixtures, however Wexford are assured of a place in the final with one round remaining.

In the Division 3A final, last year’s beaten finalists Armagh will take on Laois, who were relegated from Division 2A after a disappointing league campaign last year. They will be fighting for their re-promotion against a tough Armagh opposition who will make no mistake in attempting to claim the Division 3A title after they narrowly lost out in doing so the year before after a one point defeat to Carlow.

Tyrone will be looking to re-claim the Division 4 title for a second year in a row, as they come up against strong contention in a formidable Wicklow side. Both teams have dominated the Division 4 grade this year, putting up some impressive scorelines against their oppositions. This final is sure to be an exciting one.

Our Very Camogie League Division 1A and 2A finals will take place in Croke Park on Sunday 14th April, with the 2A final kicking off at 12.30pm and the 1A final at 2.30pm. Both sets of finalists are still to be decided, with Tipperary likely favourites to reach the Division 1A final with either Galway or Cork expected to meet them.

Tickets for the Very Camogie League finals will be available to purchase HERE after this weekend’s fixtures conclude.


For further information please contact:

Susie Dardis, 086 8277 993 or

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