This weekend, Kilkenny’s Minor B camogie side will face Laois in a Leinster championship final. That part is not so seldom.
The kicker is that the game will serve as a curtain-raiser for the same opposition set to meet in the second round of the Leinster senior hurling championship on Saturday at UPMC Nowlan Park.
We’ve heard a lot of talk on the subject of fixture cooperation of late given the growing support for the merger of the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association with this Saturday providing another opportunity for same.
But will the notion of double-headers between camogie and hurling or football remain in the seldom category or is there the possibility we’ll be seeing more in the future?
That was one question put to Leinster Camogie chair Linda Kenny on this week’s edition of Camán Caint, out now.
“Certainly there is”, Kenny told host Martin Quilty when asked about a possible calendar of events between Leinster Camogie and Leinster GAA for next year.
“Our fixtures didn’t come off the way they needed to, to get more (shared games) but there certainly is more scope from Leinster GAA to have much more double-headers.”
“Potentially – without saying too much – potentially something with the club championship later in the season, if we’re all out at the same time which at the moment looks like we possibly will be.”
“Also, our plan is that Leinster GAA and Leinster Camogie will run the provincial Poc Fada, I’m hoping in a venue not too far away from Carlow or Kilkenny, a new venue some time at the end of June.”
“We’re collaborating with Leinster GAA on that as well.”
You can listen to the interview in full on this week’s edition of Camán Caint below with Linda the first guest on this week’s podcast.