The Gaelic Players’ Association says they’re seeking clarity from the Camogie Association about their plans for the upcoming season.
It was understood that camogie’s governing body are planning to play the national league, then the club campaign before the inter-county championship in the Autumn.
82% of Women’s GPA members had recently indicated that they were against that proposed calendar.
In a statement released today the association said this.
The Camogie Association’s priority is to maximise meaningful games opportunity for all of our
members, and to do this in a fair and equitable manner. One that ensures games for the county
player, and games for the club player.
Our proposed fixture list is designed to achieve this. However over the last 48 hours there has
been disquiet from the GPA and our inter-county players in relation to our fixture calendar.
To gain clarity on the path the entire association wants to take during this COVID-19 time, we
have decided to poll our members over the next seven days. This poll will be carried out
through all camogie clubs, and the result will guide our fixture calendar. Details of this process
This is in contrast to The Ladies Football Association who have opted for a split season this year. Their management committee has approved a plan which will see the All-Ireland Championships played after the National League with the club season commencing later in the year.
With the condensed campaign, the provincial competitions will not form part of this year’s inter-county Championship. Players are also set to receive match-day travel expenses of 30 cent per mile when the League gets underway later this month.
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