No county camogie side for national league

Published 20/02/2013 | 05:44

There will be no Wicklow county camogie team for this year's National Camogie League Division 4 after dismal attendances at trainings left the county board with no option but to withdraw and suffer the resulting fine under the association's rules.

County secretary Tracey McCabe says that situation has arisen due to the numbers of girls studying in college and out of the country at the moment but she hopes that come championship time Wicklow will be back up and running on the intercounty front.

"We have pulled out of one league because we weren't able to field a team but we should be up and running by championship. The county has the girls but because of other commitments at the moment it's just not possible to field a county team," she added.

The county secretary says that Wicklow is in a unique situation at the moment due to the age profiles of the players involved. Many of the players are coming to the end of their careers she believes while the majority are at the other end and this has resulted in what she calls a "gap" developing.

"If we can keep it going for a few years we should have a very good team then because we have a very healthy underage set up," she added.

Tracey also clarified the situation of county manager David Moran from Avondale. Moran has stepped down from the post due to insufficient numbers and a lack of commitment but the secretary believes that he will return when the situation improves later in the year.

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