Following the government restrictions that are currently set in place that allow for only senior inter-county championship to go ahead, this means that counties will not be allowed to enter a second team to participate in this year’s championship, resulting in ten teams been removed from the Camogie Championship.
All counties were informed today that will be only allowed to enter one team into this year’s All-Ireland Camogie Championships, resulting from many teams been removed from the Intermediate and Premier Junior competition, leaving the camogie association to restructure the competition.
There are a number of counties that participate at the higher grade and have opted to enter a second teams into the lower tier competitions, giving players the opportunity who didn’t progress onto senior level to still be able to play inter-county.
In a statement that was issued by the Camogie Association this afternoon, said “The Camogie Association have received direction from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in relation to the operation of the intercounty All-Ireland Championship competitions, due to the latest Public Health advice in relation to Covid-19.
“Upon direction received yesterday evening (Thursday, October 22nd) it is regret that we must announce restructuring of the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.
“The directions states that each county can now field just one team in the All-Ireland competitions in each code across Gaelic Games. Therefore, only the Senior intercounty team in each county can now be accommodated within our competition structures for this year’s All-Ireland Camogie Championships which will result in the removal of 10 ‘second’ teams from our Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.
“We appreciate that this news will come as a great disappointment to all players, management teams and volunteers involved with the teams affected, who have trained and prepared for many weeks to compete in this year’s competitions”.