The drive for the O’Duffy Cup is heading into the home straight and in a bid to bring the cup back to the Noreside for the first time since 2016, Kilkenny Camogie are looking for your support.
Following a thrilling semi-final win over Cork – who beat them in consecutive finals in 2017 and 2018 – Kilkenny set up an All-Ireland senior camogie final against Galway, a repeat of last year’s fixture.
With winter upon us and Covid-19 restrictions playing havoc with local fundraising efforts to support the team’s bid for glory, the team have kick off a Go Fundme campaign in the hope of raising €5,000 to cover the costs associated with an All-Ireland final – Kilkenny’s fifth successive appearance.
“In the past, the girls would all approach local businesses for some sponsorship for the final. However, with the very short window and the Covid regulations, this will not be possible this year. We are appealing for any donation, big or small, which you feel you might be able to contribute. We are very aware that this year has put a financial strain on many people. In fact, our own funds took a serious hit but of course, we still need to provide this wonderful team with an All Ireland day to remember.”
“We are so grateful to Glanbia for their sponsorship of all our inter-county panels, without which we could not keep the show on the road but we still need some extra funding to cover all our expenses for an All-Ireland.”
“Any business which would like to contribute, please contact Kilkenny Camogie and we can talk through your options for promotion etc.”
With 35 players as part of the panel, the camogie board are also running a ‘sponsor a player’ campaign where for €50 you will be associated with the player sponsored during the buildup to the big day and via a separate social media campaign. Find out more here.
Relive how Kilkenny got past Cork to book their place in the 2020 All-Ireland senior camogie championship final against Galway.