Camogie: 'Skorts' may be dropped
Published 28/07/2011 | 05:00
CAMOGIE: The mandatory 'skorts' -- that peculiar cross between a skirt and shorts -- could become a thing of the past in the game thanks to an upcoming review that will include some radical suggestions, writes CLIONA FOLEY.
A possible gear change is among them and will command a lot of attention, given that players have had to wear skirts since the game was invented over 100 years ago.
These eventually evolved to 'divided skirts' and, more recently, to so-called 'skorts,' but soundings are about to be taken on whether the association's members would like to now wear shorts.
There will be some even more radical suggestions about the playing rules that would completely change the nature of the sport.
These include the abolition of handpassed goals, the introduction of shoulder-to-shoulder charges, the removal of the penalty from the 20-metre line and extending senior inter-county matches from 60 to 70 minutes.