CAMOGIE: Association launch knockout stages of All-Ireland Championships and call on supporters to ‘Go Together’
- Attendance of up to 30,000 people permitted at the All-Ireland Camogie Final
- (L-R) – Linda Collins (Cork), Amy Cardiff (Wexford), Hilda Breslin (Camogie Association President), Niamh Hanniffy (Galway), Meighean Farrell (Kilkenny), John Church (Chielf Executive ISPCC), Niamh Rockett (Waterford), Cáit Devane (Tipperary). Photo ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
The Camogie Association launched the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Camogie Championships 2021 with charity partner ISPCC Childline and called on sports fans to purchase their tickets early. With the return of the camogie championships to their traditional calendar dates and as part of the Government pilot events scheme, an attendance of up to 30,000 is permitted at the All-Ireland Camogie final in Croke Park this September.
Senior Camogie players from Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny, Galway, Tipperary, and Wexford all attended the launch as well as representatives from intermediate teams Meath, Antrim, Derry and Kerry as well as junior teams Cavan and Roscommon.
Speaking at the launch was Uachtarán/President of the Camogie Association, Hilda Breslin;
“It’s great to have the Championships back in their September calendar slot. Our teams have shown great resilience over the last year and in some ways, I think it’s given them a new lease of life and made them hungrier for the game.
“We have great sportswomen in this country and with Kellie Harrington’s recent Olympic win, we continue to see a great interest in women’s sport which is fantastic and I hope it continues with increased support.
“We are really looking forward to people coming safely together and cheering on their county teams in the upcoming matches and in particular, the All-Ireland final in Croke Park.
“We’re definitely looking forward to having a large crowd back at the games again, we would urge people to turn their support for women’s sport into attendance at games.”
The Camogie Association are proudly supporting ISPCC Childline through the final stages of the 2021 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships. Childline, Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for all of those aged up to and including 18, is always there to listen to and support any child or young person around any issue which might be on their mind.
“We’re delighted to support the vital work of the ISPCC Childline during the All-Ireland Camogie Championships. There are various synergies between the Camogie Association and ISPCC Childline that really make a difference to children and young people’s lives.”
ISPCC Childline Chief Executive John Church said:
“ISPCC Childline is delighted to have the support of the Camogie Association through the final stages of this year’s All Ireland Camogie Championships. Camogie players pursuing their sport at the highest levels, as well as their mentors, can be important role models to children and young people and can lead by example by demonstrating the benefits of being active and of utilising support available.
“Childline is always there to listen. Any child or young person can reach out to us at any time, online, by text or by phone and we will be there to listen to them, support them and to help to strengthen their resilience – so they can cope with any challenge that comes their way.”
The quarter final stages of the All-Ireland Senior Championship will see Kilkenny take on Wexford while Tipperary face Waterford in what promises to be a thrilling double-header, broadcast live on RTE, from Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday 21st August.
The All-Ireland finals for Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championship are scheduled for Sunday 12th September in Croke Park.
The Camogie Association are delighted to confirm that the Quarter and Semi Finals have been confirmed as test events under the “safe return of spectators to sporting events” by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and as such will have a larger number of tickets on sale than in previous round of the All-Ireland Championship.
Please note that tickets will be sold in pods of 2 or 4 only.
Ticket Prices are: –
Quarter Finals €10 for adults and €5 for children
Semi Finals€15 for Adults, €5 for Children
All Ireland Final €25 for Adults, on line in advance (€30 on the day), €5 for children