There’s been plenty of talk over the weekend surrounding the merger of the GAA, LGFA, and Camogie Association into one governing body for Gaelic games.
Kilkenny camogie chairperson Theresa Aylward was on our Full-Time programme last night (Monday) with Sinead Kehoe – her own club having already adopted the one club policy floated a few years ago.
She’s been telling us that while there’s growing support for the merger on the ground, a culture change is what’s really needed when it comes to women’s sports in general.
“We kind of need to just stop and think, yeah sure if we’re bringing the children to a hurling match, then why don’t we go to the camogie match next weekend,” said Theresa.
“Even for the girls to try and get the better venues, it would be lovely if the fixtures were done in such a way that this weekend we have Nowlan Park for the hurlers and next weekend we have Nowlan Park for the camogie players and that there’s not a clash with the fixtures and the grounds are available whether its a camogie match or hurling match”.
“It’s a culture change, people need to start bringing their families to the girl’s games as well as the men’s games, its just something that needs to be looked at as a whole”.
Check out the full interview on Monday’s Full-Time show below.