The many thousands of Camogie fans around the country will have an opportunity of seeing top class Camogie at Croke Park on Sunday when the Irish Daily Star league clash of Dublin and Kilkenny takes place on Saturday evening as a ‘curtain raiser’ to the clash of Dublin and Kerry in the AFL League tie.
The second round Irish Daily Star Camogie League tie throws in under lights at 5.30pm as part of a double head billing at GAA HQ under this year’s Dublin GAA ‘Spring Series’.
Even better news is that the Camogie clash will also be televised by Setanta Sports thus allowing those who cannot make the Croke Park trip the opportunity of seeing two of Ireland’s top Camogie counties in action. Live coverage of the game commences at 5.25pm while at 7.30pm Dublin footballers face Kerry.
Speaking about the announcement President of the Camogie Association Joan O’Flynn:
“We are constantly striving to raise our profile even further and to secure increased television coverage from all broadcast stations. This recent development is another boost to the association and allows a wider audience to view our game on the biggest sporting stage.
In addition to the live broadcast, the staging of the Irish Daily Star Camogie League match at Croke Park is another positive, particularly in advance of our double header All Ireland Club finals the following weekend (March 6th).”
President O’Flynn also commended Dublin GAA and Dublin Camogie Board:
“Congratulations and thanks to all in Dublin Camogie Board and Dublin GAA for
their initiative in promoting our games to a wide audience this Spring.
I know there are positive and constructive relationships and co-operation at
both county and club level in Dublin across the Gaelic codes.”
The Irish Daily Star, who recently signed a two year sponsorship deal with the Camogie Association, also welcomed the upcoming broadcast:
“It’s a great boost for the Irish Daily Star camogie league and we are delighted that Setanta have come on board to broadcast the game. We look forward hopefully to many more live broadcasts throughout the year,” said Irish Daily Star Sports Editor, Eoin Brannigan.
The Irish Daily Star Camogie League Division One & Two Finals take place on April 17th whilst next month sees the All Ireland Camogie club finals on March 6th 2011 with Eoghan Rua v The Harps at 1.00pm and Inniscarra v Killimor at 3.00pm.