Friday 17 January 2020

Laois left in chaos as camogie side is withdrawn from 2020 competitions due to 'unavailability of players'

Laois have withdraw from senior camogie competitions for 2020. Credit: Sportsfile.
Laois have withdraw from senior camogie competitions for 2020. Credit: Sportsfile.
Michael Verney

Michael Verney

Camogie in Laois has been plunged into chaos as O'Moore officials revealed that they will be unable to field an adult team for 2020 due to "unavailability of players"

Laois – who won the 2015 All-Ireland junior camogie crown – had been on an upward curve in recent seasons but it looks like all that work will be undone as they face a season, and possibly longer, in the camogie wilderness.

Laois Camogie confirmed the surprising news in a statement this morning which means that they will take no part in the League, Leinster or All-Ireland championships this year.

"Following an Executive Meeting held on Monday January 6 2020, it is with great regret that Laois Camogie are not in a position to field an Intermediate Team for the 2020 competitions due to unavailability of players," the statement read.

"Laois Camogie would sincerely like to thank Kieran Delaney and his management team for their time, commitment and professionalism to date.

"Laois Camogie would also like to acknowledge the players who did commit but unfortunately there wasn’t enough to form a panel."

Where Laois go from here is unclear but it looks unlikely that they will be able to field an adult county team at any stage this year unless a major intervention is staged.

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