The Leinster Camogie convention was held in Kilkenny over the weekend which among other things saw Kilkenny Camogie vice chair and Camán Caint host Martin Quilty named as Cathaoirleach Tofa for this year, the plan being to take over the office from Carlow’s Linda Kenny in 2024.
It also saw the draw for the provincial championships made.
Kilkenny’s minor A side will take on Offaly on Sunday 12 February while Kilkenny’s minor B side and Carlow begin their championship against Wicklow and Laois on the same day. Kilkenny and Dublin’s intermediate sides meet in the quarter-finals of the Leinster championship over the weekend of 6 May while Carlow have been handed a home draw against neighbours Laois.
In the senior championship, defending Leinster champions Kilkenny have been drawn away to the winner of Offaly and Westmeath, that game also fixed for Saturday 6 May.
Leinster Camogie Draw Details
Under 16 A Championship
Dublin, Kilkenny A, Laois A, Offaly and Wexford A will contest this year’s championship, beginning with Round 1 on 26 February, concluding with the finals on 30 April or 1 May.
With a bye for the opening weekend, Kilkenny begin at home on Sunday 12 March.
Under 16 B Championship
There are seven teams in the B championship this year, split into two groups of four and three.
Carlow A are in group A alongside Wexford B, Kildare A and Westmeath while Kilkenny B join Laois B and Meath in Group B.
Round 1 begins on Sunday 26 February, again concluding witih the finals on Sunday 30 April or Monday 1 May.
Carlow A will meet Kildare A in the opening fixture of Group A while Kilkenny B take on Meath, both of those games at home.
Under 16 C Championship
Carlow B will contest this year’s Under 16 C championship, opening the round-robin competition against Wicklow on Sunday 12 March with the finals set for 30 April or 1 May. The nature of the competition sees the top two sides in the cup final with the third and fourth placed teams in a shield final.
Minor A Championship
Dublin, Kilkenny A, Offaly and Wexford A begin with two semi-finals. The winners progress to the cup final, the others to a shield final.
Kilkenny have been drawn at home to Offaly for their semi-final on Sunday 12 February, with the finals set for Sunday 5 March.
Minor B Championship
Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny B, Laois, Meath, Westmeath, Wexford B and Wicklow make up this year’s B championship with confirmation pending on whether teams will get a minimum of two games.
Kilkenny B are at home to Wicklow in the quarter-final round on Sunday 12 February while Westmeath host Wexford B, Kildare take on Meath and Carlow welcome Laois at venues to be decided. The semi-finals, subject to post-primary school finals are slated for 18/19 February with the final set for Sunday 5 March.
This year’s Leinster junior championship is a straight final between Louth and Offaly 2.
Seven teams make up this year’s intermediate championship with Wexford 2 receiving a bye to the semi-finals.
The quarter-finals begin on 6/7 May, or possibly Wednesday 3 May if there is any clash with the All-Ireland minor championship finals.
Kilkenny 2 take on Dublin 2 in the quarter-final stages, the winners getting Wexford in the semi-finals. Kilkenny take on Wicklow with the winners set to play with Carlow or Laois. Semi-finals are set for 13 May with the final booked for Saturday 20 May.
Dublin, Kilkenny, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath and Wexford make up this year’s Leinster senior championship. Meath and Kilkenny were the first two teams out of the pot and receive a bye to the semi-final stages leaving Offaly to face Westmeath and Dublin to take on Wexford in the quarter-finals on Saturday 29 April.
Kilkenny have been drawn away to the winner of Offaly v Westmeath, that semi-final fixed for Saturday 6 May with this year’s provincial final booked for Saturday 13 May. All matches are set to finish on the day for 2023 knockout competitions.