Limerick camogie issue statement to hit out at ladies football fixture clash

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick camogie issue statement to hit out at ladies football fixture clash

LIMERICK camogie have, this Tuesday morning, issued a statement expressing their disappointment at Saturday's championship fixture clash with Limerick Ladies Football.

In Thurles this Saturday, Limerick play Tipperary at 5pm in the Munster Intermediate Ladies Football Championship. The game is the curtain-raiser to the Munster SFC tie between the same counties.

Also on Saturday Limerick are to play Cork in the Munster Camogie Championship semi final. This game has a 7.15 start in Cork.

Also to factor in, is the Munster Junior Camogie Championship; Limerick also playing Cork.

The three games on Saturday evening will force a number of players to chose which fixture to play - Niamh Ryan, Roisin Ambrose and Rebecca Delee.

"Limerick Camogie are very disappointed by the clash of fixtures between our Senior and Junior Camogie Teams and the Limerick Ladies Football Team in their respective Munster Championship matches this weekend," said the Limerick Camogie statement.

"The Munster Camogie Semi Finals were originally ratified for May 11 last January at the Munster Camogie Convention and subsequently we ratified all our Adult County League Finals for Sunday May 12. The Munster Camogie Board rescheduled the semi-finals to Sunday May 12. Knowing that this would be a direct clash with our hectic league schedule at club level we requested that our semi-final be moved to Saturday May 18. Munster could not accommodate this and the original date of May 11, which was ratified at Convention, stood," explained the camogie statement.

"This, unfortunately, has led to the clash with the Limerick Ladies Football fixture. This is the second time this year that this has happened, through no fault of Limerick Camogie. We are aware of the dilemma this puts our dual players in, however it is an issue we tried to rectify but were unsuccessful," continued the statement.

"We did not highlight this clash prior to now due to the welfare of our players. We would like to wish all Limerick teams in both codes every success in their matches on Saturday."