Monday 22 October 2018

CAMOGIE: Historic final deal

THE GAA and the Camogie Association have reached an historic agreement where an All-Ireland hurling final will take second place to an All-Ireland camogie final.

Next year - on September 10 - the All-Ireland U-21 hurling final will be staged at Croke Park, but only as a curtain-raiser to the All-Ireland senior camogie decider.

However, despite the hurling game's second billing, the move will please many U-21 enthusiasts who have long been campaigning for the hurling or football final to be played at Croke Park.

The All-Ireland junior camogie final has previously been played prior to the senior game, but the GAA and the Camogie Association are currently in discussion with regard to arranging a venue for the junior fixture.

Miriam O'Callaghan, president of the Camogie Association, said: "Gaelic games followers will now be better served with this natural fit of All-Ireland finals."

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