Galway's Niamh McGrath is hopeful that the Camogie Association's amalgamation into the wider GAA happens in the near future.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport as her club Sarsfields prepares for an AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship final against Slaughtneil, McGrath outlined her view that there are no clear barriers that should prevent the two bodies from joining forces under one umbrella organisation.

"Hopefully. I don't see what the problem is, I don't see what the barriers to amalgamation of all associations are," she said.

"I know there probably are some little issues around but it's common sense, so I don't see why not. So hopefully [it happens]." 

In a related vein to structural changes, McGrath also described camogie's new playing rules as "positive".

"It's brilliant. All along, camogie and hurling are the same game, so why can't they be the same rules and for the same way, why can't they be the one organisation as well?

"We're all the same people, we're all the same communities. 

"So once they amalgamate all the organisations, amalgamating the rules should be the same.

"The penalty is so basic. I think the free could be the only potential one that might not carry through - the free from the backs, if you get fouled, it's a bit too innovative at this stage.

"But it's great to see that they are thinking ahead. It's just brilliant. 

"The contact is absolutely brilliant, but this year in the All-Ireland series, you could see a notable improvement in the quality because they were letting it flow and that's all you want."

Sarsfields will face a Slaughtneil side chasing a four-in-row at Croke Park on 1 March.