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Sportsgirls podcast: Waterford Camogie dispute rumbles on

On July 19th the Waterford camogie team issued a strong statement to the camogie association “voicing their disappointment that their ALL-Ireland Senior Championship clash with Cork, was changed at short notice from Saturday to Sunday meaning that players will be missing”. The rule does state that an All-Ireland camogie fixture can be changed given there is five days’ notice but what is not taken into consideration is the effort and commitment that the players are giving up to play for their county as most of them have jobs and taking time off would be a factor.

On the recent camogie podcast former Limerick camogie player Fiona Hickey who captained the intermediate team to an All-Ireland title back in 2014 and Westmeath coach Adrian O’ Sullivan voiced their strong option on the current situation.

Adrian highlighted that fact that at one of the Waterford championship games that the referee turned up with no lines people or umpires and that their game against Tipp was called off due to a serious injury in which there was no ambulance present resulting in the game been abandoned, and that they found out on social media on Tuesday that their game was changed from Saturday to Sunday. Fiona highlighted that it was very unfair on the players who have given up their time and effort to play in the match and that fortunately it’s within the rules if a fixture needs to be changed that it must be within five days’ notice and that the camogie association never took into consideration the effect it would have on the players to go and change their schedules.

Both Adrian and Aoife highlighted that Waterford player Beth Carton who won and All star last year is the stand out player this year and that it would it be interesting to see to how the association will react to the statement and that the players deserve better, and that sport is about the narrative and the people who are involved.

08Feb
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Paidi O’Se Finals to be LIVE streamed on Facebook

This year is a special running of the Comortas Peile Paidí O’Sé as it marks 30 years since the first. Sportstalk are delighted to announce we will be Live Streaming the 2019 Ladies Senior and Mens...

06Feb
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SportsGirls Podcast: Lauren Giulfoyle on Wexford Camogie

Wexford Camogie have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the last couple of weeks, when they failed to field a team for the opening round of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie league and just last...

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Mullinalaghta’s long road to success

Deniese O’Flaherty looks back on Mullinalaghta’s recent success and how it all started for the Longford club.. July 31st 2016 Mullinalaghta’s David McGivney kicks over a late free to earn his side a...

15Nov
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Should there be a granny rule in the GAA

The fact is that there are 1.3 million people in Dublin and that’s twice as big as the next county Antrim. Considering though, that Antrim is mainly a unionist county with

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12Nov
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Player resilience. Do they make them like they used to?

The background for this article comes from not only my own experience as a manager/coach/player at both club and county level but also from speaking to numerous players and management teams throughout the...

01Oct
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SportsGirls Podcast Series 3 Episode 1 OUT NOW! Diane O’Hora & Hannah Looney

The SportsGirls Podcast is back for a 12 week stint helping all Ladies GAA fans and players get through these dark winter months. Over the next 12 weeks we will be speaking with some of the stars of the...

16Sep
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Tyrone make amends to take All-Ireland Intermediate title

Tyrone made amends for last years final defeat, to take the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football title with a 6-8 to 1-14 win over Meath at Croke Park. By Cóilín Duffy at Croke Park 12 months...

26Aug
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REACTION: Dublin defenders Sinéad Finnegan and Sinead Goldrick in boisterous mood after reaching All Ireland Final

Trying to do their best Brian O Driscoll impression both Sinéad Finnegan and Sinéad Goldrick gave excellent displays in the Dublin defence yesterday at Dr Hyde Park against a Galway attack that trounced...

20Aug
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“Things have moved on incredibly in Camogie in the lasts 4 or 5 years” Paudie Murray

The days of just having two channels RTE 1 and RTE 2 are long gone of course.  We live in an age where competition for notice and center of attention is at it’s highest, an age where you can flick...