Camogie All-Star Tour Cancelled

Camogie All-Star Tour Cancelled Camogie All-Star Tour Cancelled
Neasa Kennedy
The Camogie Association have cancelled the 2023 All-Star Tour to Canada, which was controversially scheduled just one week out from the 2023 All Ireland Championship.
Following widespread criticism and boycotts as well as pressure from the GPA, the Camogie Association sought to reschedule from the 19th-26th of May, with Championship set to begin the following weekend. The association worked with the GPA and players from Cork, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny, but to no avail as no dates could be secured which is incredibly disappointing for players who have given such dedication and commitment to the sport, and were ultimately left down by their association.

Cork midfielder Ashling Thompson was one player involved who vocalised her frustration and boycotting of the trip calling the decision ''just crazy''.

Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Thompson said; “How could you expect seven players to turn their back on their teammates at probably the most important time of the year leading up to championship. We wouldn't have All-Stars only for our teammates,”

“We are looking to be the one association. That's the goal. We are constantly looking for equality. How can you look for equality when it doesn't come from the top down."

“The GAA wouldn't make decisions like this and put players in such an awkward situation.”


The Irish Examiner reports that when contacted the Camogie Association said “split season pressure” influenced their decision to schedule the trip so close to championship.


“The split season has placed pressure on all availability, combined with a league, provincial championship and club window.”

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