The Camogie Association and Glen Dimplex today launched the 2023 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Camogie Championships, which will commence the weekend of 27 May 2023.
Kilkenny will defend their senior title in a group involving Dublin, Tipperary and Wexford. Brian Dowling’s outfit edged out Cork in the All-Ireland final last August courtesy of a late goal by substitute Sophie O’Dwyer and a dramatic winning point from Denise Gaule.
Cork and Galway will battle it out in the opening round on the weekend of 3 June.
The Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Championship will get under way the weekend of May 27th-28th. Champions Galway have been given the stiff task of emerging from a four-team group involving the second strings of Cork, Dublin and Kilkenny. Group 2 involves last year’s Premier Junior winners Antrim, Derry, Carlow and Wexford’s second team, while Meath, Laois, Kerry and Westmeath make up Group 3.
There are also three groups in the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior Championship, which also starts on May 27th-28th. Group 1 is a three-team affair comprising of Cavan, Wicklow and Tipperary.
The other two groups are made up of four teams, with Armagh, Mayo, Limerick and Offaly in Group 2 and Clare, Louth, Tyrone and Roscommon in Group 3.
The Championships will culminate in a triple-header All Ireland Final at Croke Park on Sunday 6th August 2023 and will see teams compete for the Seaghan O’Duffy Cup (Senior), Jack McGrath Cup (Intermediate) and Kathleen Mills Cup (Premier Junior).
The Quarter-Finals will be held on July 8th & 9th with the Senior fixtures the first match of an exciting double header with the Hurling Semi-Finals in Croke Park.
The Senior Semi-Finals will be a double header in UPMC Nowlan Park on 22 July.
Camogie players and Management were in attendance:
Cork’s Meabh Cahalane
Kilkenny’s Sinead O’Keefe
Tipperary’s Cáit Devane and Denis Kelly
Galway’s Ava Lynskey and Conor Dolan
Carlow’s Kate Nolan and Peter Chap Cleere
Meath’s Ellen Burke
Westmeath’s Fiona Keating
Cavan’s Hannah Fitzsimons
Armagh’s Michelle McGuigan
Mayo’s Ava Lambert and Jimmy Lyons
Roscommon’s Shauna Fallon and Cian Ryan
Tara Flynn, Chief People and I.T. Officer at Glen Dimplex said,
“In our second year as sponsors of the Glen Dimplex Camogie All-Ireland Championships, it makes me incredibly proud that Glen Dimplex can play a part in supporting the growth and development of female sport in Ireland. Inclusivity, whether it be in sport or business is the lifeblood of a thriving and healthy culture. We wish the Premier Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams the very best of luck throughout the championships.”
Speaking at today’s launch, Uachtarán/President of the Camogie Association, Hilda Breslin, said;
“We are delighted to launch the 2023 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Camogie Championships today. It’s wonderful to have the expectation of another eagerly awaited championship season of Camogie.
This is the second year of our wonderful sponsorship with Glen Dimplex which will allow us to increase our promotion and together with the great RTÉ coverage showcase our game and players to a wider audience.
The championships provide us with the most exciting, skilful, and entertaining games each year. I am confident that the 2023 championship will not disappoint. I wish all the teams the best of luck as we anticipate what will be a season of old and new rivalries on the pitch in the race for All Ireland Glory.”
RTÉ has reaffirmed its commitment to Camogie coverage with a new multi-year deal. As a result, the 2023 Glen Dimplex All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Junior finals will be live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player in a triple-header from Croke Park on Sunday 6th August. The two Senior Semi-Finals from UPMC Nowlan Park and the two Senior Quarter-Finals will also be broadcast live.
Tickets for all games will be sold online in advance.
Information about all fixtures, including times, date, venues, and links to ticket sales will be available at www.camogie.ie