As Camogie prepares for its 80th Championship final, Association President Joan O’Flynn urged Camogie and Gaelic games fans to come and join in the celebrations by attending the All Ireland Finals in association with RTÉ Sport at Croke Park on Sunday September 11th.
Galway face current holders Wexford in this year’s senior decider, co-incidentally creating a link with the first ever final which took place in 1932 between Dublin and Galway with Dublin winning out.
Speaking in advance of the All Ireland Finals in association with RTÉ Sport, President Joan O’Flynn said :
“This year’s senior final, our 80th, creates another piece of wonderful history for Camogie to celebrate. The first final took place in Sportsfield in Galway with Dublin capturing the first senior Camogie All Ireland title. 80 years on it is wonderful to see not only our senior final taking centre stage in Croke Park but also joined by our Premier Junior and Intermediate finals.
The All Ireland Finals are a wonderful celebration of our sport, involving the country’s top inter-county Camogie players in a superb venue in pursuit of sporting glory.
Our marquee day will also incorporate the participation of other members of our organisation in a range of activities from our mini-games activities; novelty Camán & Run Relay race to the launch of our Cairde Camógaíochta initiative. Furthermore, on foot of the huge success of our club twinning event, Dublin Camogie Clubs will also host clubs from across the country, to take part in challenge matches and to attend the finals later that day.”
The 2011 All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Final will be broadcast live on RTÉ 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.
Down face Waterford in the Premier Junior final at noon; Wexford take on Antrim in the Intermediate decider at 2.00pm and Galway face Wexford at 4.00pm.
So why not go along and have a great day celebrating this great achievement and see the stars of today – and tomorrow – in action. For big match tickets contact www.camogie.ie or www.tickets.ie
Make a day out of it. The Croke Park Museum will also be open to the public on All Ireland Camogie Finals Day from 10pm 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.
SportsNewsIreland will be bringing you a preview of the final and full reports on September 11th. Join us then.