The Camogie Association will now run the 2021 Inter-County Championship, after the Littlewoods Ireland National Leagues which start this weekend, followed by club Championship competitions.
The change comes about after a U-turn on the fixtures plan following resistance to the original plan which put the club championship between the two intercounty campaigns.
This lead to the Camogie Association putting the proposal to a vote by players and clubs across the country.
The poll results were released on Tuesday evening with the response of clubs a positive one with 62% of clubs returning a vote.
53% of those clubs voted for option 2 with 47% voting for option 1.
In a statement, the association said:
“We would like to thank all of our members who carefully considered the two options and participated in this process.
We have a result and a mandate from our members, which we will respect and implement. Planning will start immediately at National and County level to maximize camogie activity for all players throughout 2021.
The next steps for the Camogie Association are to detail the fixtures structure, collaborate with our colleagues in the GPA in relation to the feedback from our clubs, and work with broadcast partners to try and ensure maximum coverage possible for all of our Camogie on 2021.
This comes on the back of welcome news from Government yesterday that female inter-county Camogie players will receive the same amount of funding as their male counterparts from 2021 onwards.
The Camogie Association welcome this decision, and the formal acknowledgement of the contributions that the Camogie Association, camogie volunteers and players across the club network and at inter county level, make to Irish sport, society, culture and heritage. We will work with government and sport Ireland in relation to the roll out of this funding.