Wexford and Cork will renew rivalries this coming Sunday (May 5th) in Nowlan Park in the Irish Daily Star National Camogie League Final at 1.30pm as part of a double header fixture with the GAA Allianz National Hurling League Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, throwing in at 3.30pm.
Wexford and Cork set for Nowlan Park clash
This is the third meeting of both teams in the past twelve months. They met in last year’s league final with Cork collecting the honours while Wexford won the All Ireland final in September.
Kildare and Limerick will meet in the Division Two final and it’s an all Leinster affair in Division Three with the meeting of Laois and Dublin. Carlow and Tyrone contest the Division Four decider.
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and Eoin Brannigan of the Irish Daily Star were joined by the captains of this year’s finalists. Anna Geary (Cork), Noeleen Lambert (Wexford), Clodagh Flanagan (Kildare), Michelle Casey (Limerick), Elaine Gallery (Dublin), Catriona Downey (Laois), Tara Wilson (Carlow) and Niamh Gavin (Tyrone).
Speaking at this afternoon’s photo-call President Aileen Lawlor said:
“The Irish Daily Star Leagues are one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated competitions, on the camogie calendar and our upcoming finals on the May Bank Holiday weekend (May 4th & 5th) mark the culmination of another exciting league season, as eight teams, across four divisions play for a prestigious National League medal. This year’s finals reflect the emergence of our developing counties such as Carlow and Tyrone while the Division One final is a repeat of last year’s All Ireland and league deciders, as Cork and Wexford renew rivalries.
We are also particularly pleased that once again, our Division One final is a double header with the National Hurling League Division One final meeting of Kilkenny and Tipperary in Nowlan Park and provides us with an another opportunity to showcase our game to an even larger audience.
This year, marks the third year of our association with the Irish Daily Star and we are delighted to have their strong support for this competition.”
Eoin Brannigan, Sports Editor of the Irish Daily Star said:
“The upcoming finals mark the culmination of a number of months of intense and top class camogie.
The meeting of Cork and Wexford, two of the country’s leading sides is one all camogie fans are looking forward too and their positioning as part of a double header fixture with the GAA Allianz National Hurling League Final provides the players with an even bigger audience.
The Irish Daily Star is delighted to be associated with such a great competition and to provide leading coverage of the camogie leagues. We would like to wish all eight teams the very best for this year’s finals.”
o Photographs of this afternoon’s Irish Daily Star Finals photocall are available from Caroline Quinn, firstname.lastname@example.org and 086 336 2898.
o Noeleen Lambert, (Wexford), Anna Geary, (Cork), Clodagh Flanagan, (Kildare), Michelle Casey, (Limerick), Elaine Gallery, (Dublin), Catriona Downey, (Laois), Tara Wilson (Carlow) and Niamh Gavin (Tyrone) represented their counties at the Irish Daily Star League Finals photocall.
o Irish Daily Star League Division One Final Cork v Wexford, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Sunday May 5th. Throw in 1.30pm followed by the GAA Allianz National Hurling League Division One final of Kilkenny and Tipperary at 3.30pm.
o Ticket prices as per GAA ticketing arrangements for the Camogie & League Double header in Nowlan Park:
o Full venue details on Division Two, Three, Four finals to be confirmed shortly.