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All-Ireland Camogie Championships to comprise five grades with 24 teams involved

Updated: Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 11:34 | Comments

Players from the competing counties were present at the launch
Players from the competing counties were present at the launch

24 counties across five grades will commence this year’s Liberty Insurance Camogie Championship later this month.

The Liberty Insurance Camogie Championship, which includes Senior, Intermediate, Premier Junior, Junior A and Junior B, was launched at Croke Park on Tuesday by President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor and CEO of Liberty Insurance Pat O’Brien.

Liberty Insurance recently announced its sponsorship of the GAA Hurling and Camogie All-Ireland Senior Championships for the next five years.

Wexford are the current All Ireland Senior champions securing their third title in a row against Cork last September. Derry were promoted to the senior grade after winning the Intermediate title in 2012 while Meath secured the Premier Junior crown.

The first round of the Liberty Insurance Camogie championship will commence on 22 June with last year’s All Ireland finalists Cork facing old rivals Tipperary in one of the weekend’s key games. 

Camogie Championship Fixtures

Speaking at today’s championship launch President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:

“We are delighted to join with Liberty Insurance to officially launch the 2013 Camogie Championship. The joint partnership with the GAA All Ireland Hurling Championship is an exciting new departure for the Camogie Association and a fantastic opportunity for camogie.

"It symbolises the strength of both Camogie and the GAA working together and the natural synergy between both games."

The Liberty Insurance All-Ireland finals (Senior, Intermediate, Premier Junior) will take place in Croke Park on Sunday 15 September. The Liberty Insurance Junior A & B finals will take place on Sunday 25 August.

Highlights from each round of the Senior Championship will feature on RTÉ's  The Sunday Game in addition to live updates on RTÉ Saturday Sport.

The Senior semi-finals will broadcast on RTÉ.ie; The All Ireland Intermediate & Senior final will broadcast live on radio and television. The Premier Junior final will broadcast on RTÉ.ie. 

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