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GAA | Camogie Association forced to cancel intermediate and junior Championships
10 teams have been removed from the camogie Championships due to new government restrictions.
The government's COVID-19 restrictions allow for only senior inter-county All-Ireland Championships to go ahead, which means that counties will not be allowed to enter a second team to participate in this year’s Championship.
All counties were informed today that will be only allowed to enter one team into this year’s All- Ireland Camogie Championships, resulting from many teams been removed from the Intermediate and Premier Junior competition, leaving the Camogie Association to restructure the competition.
There are a number of counties that participate at the higher grade and have opted to enter a second teams into the lower tier competitions, giving players the opportunity who didn’t progress onto senior level to still be able to play inter-county.
The Camogie Association have issued a statement which reads:
“The Camogie Association have received direction from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in relation to the operation of the intercounty All-Ireland Championship competitions, due to the latest Public Health advice in relation to Covid-19.
“Upon direction received yesterday evening (Thursday, October 22nd), it is regret that we must announce restructuring of the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.
“The directions states that each county can now field just one team in the All-Ireland competitions in each code across Gaelic Games. Therefore, only the Senior intercounty team in each county can now be accommodated within our competition structures for this year’s All-Ireland Camogie Championships which will result in the removal of 10 ‘second’ teams from our Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships.
“We appreciate that this news will come as a great disappointment to all players, management teams and volunteers involved with the teams affected, who have trained and prepared for many weeks to compete in this year’s competitions”.
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