Countdown to 80th final on as Wexford and Galway meet ahead of tie
Wexford and Galway Captains Ursula Jacob and Brenda Hanney were at Croke Park, this afternoon, ahead of their All Ireland Final clash on Sunday, September 11th in association with RT+ Sport.
Next Sunday’s final marks the 80th birthday of the Camogie championship and Wexford are aiming to claim back to back All Ireland titles and a unique double for the county. Wexford defeated Galway in last year’s All Ireland and their upcoming meeting marks their fourth clash this season.
The players were joined by Camogie Association President Joan O’Flynn, Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport at RT+, the managers of the six teams involved and captains Nicola Morrissey (Waterford), Lisa McCrickard (Down), Jane Adams (Antrim) and Colleen Atkinson (Wexford Intermediate Finalists). Down face Waterford in the Premier Junior Final at noon, while Antrim take on Wexford at 2.00pm.
Speaking at this afternoon’s event President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:
“”Next Sunday marks the culmination of a fantastic season for all players and managers who are playing in this year’s triple header at Croke Park. It is also an extra special event as it is the 80th birthday of our Camogie Championship. Magnificent strides have been made down through the decades, marked by wonderful championships with camogie players from all four provinces chasing a much coveted All Ireland medal and leaving fans with fantastic sporting memories.
We look forward to next Sunday’s finals with anticipation, confident that it will be a fitting reflection of the beauty and glory associated with championship action and played in a true sporting spirit.
I would urge all Camogie fans, GAA fans and general sports fans to come to Croke Park and witness the country’s top camogie players in action on what will be a superb day for camogie and for women in sport. I also take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous support of RT+ Sport throughout the season and we are particularly delighted to have an extensive broadcast package on Sunday.
The 2011 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Final will be broadcast live on RT+ and the Premier Junior will be live on www.rte.ie.
All Ireland winning Wexford manager Stellah Sinnott, former Cork Camogie player Therese O’Callaghan and Cyril Farrell will join with presenter Des Cahill on the Sunday Game later that night for highlights and analysis of the finals.
? Photographs from the 2011 All Ireland Camogie Finals Captains Day are available from Sportsfile at www.sportsfile.com
? RT+ Sport is an official partner of the 2011 All Ireland Camogie Championships.
? The 2011 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate & Premier Junior Finals take place at Croke Park on Sunday September 11th.
? Representatives as follows; Jane Adams (Antrim), Lisa McCrickard (Down), Brenda Hanney (Galway), Nicola Morrissey (Waterford), Ursula Jacob (Wexford Senior team), Colleen Atkinson (Wexford Intermediate team)
? Sunday September 11th marks the 80th birthday of the Camogie Championship. The first final took place in 1932 when Galway played Dublin at the Sportsfield in Galway.
? The 2011 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Finals will be broadcast on RT+ with the Premier Junior final live on www.rte.ie on September 11th. The senior final will also be broadcast on RT+ Radio 1’s Sunday Sport
? For details on the Camogie Association Camßn & Run and Club Twinning initiatives check out www.camogie.ie
? The Daintree All Ireland Camogie Sevens take place at Kilmacud Camogie Club on Saturday September 10th. For more info check out www.camogie.ie
? The Croke Park Museum will also be open to the public on All Ireland Camogie Finals Day from 10am to 6pm. Entry fee Adult €5.75/Children Under 12 €3.75/Student & Senior €4.25/ 2 Adults & 2 Children €15.25/ Children under five go free.
? For full details of fixtures check out www.camogie.ie and follow the Camogie Association on facebook.com