The Camogie Association has confirmed a split-season calendar for 2021 after 53% of clubs who participated in consultation poll voted in favour of that structural model.

Over the weekend the association unveiled plans to go with a national league/club championship/inter-county championship roadmap.

This was met with huge criticism from inter-county players, 82% of whom wanted a split season.

The Camogie Association subsequently took the decision to pause the roll out of its proposed fixtures template to poll its clubs and members.

The poll saw 62% of clubs returning a vote, with a little over half choosing the split model option.

The Littlewoods Ireland National Leagues will begin this weekend. Club championships will commence after the completion of the inter-county season.

"We have a result and a mandate from our members, which we will respect and implement," a statement from the Camogie Association read.

"Planning will start immediately at national and county level to maximise camogie activity for all players throughout 2021."

In a statement, the Gaelic Players Association welcomed the decision.

"We thank the Camogie Association for taking the time to pause and reflect on the fixtures schedule and for their constructive engagement with us in the last ten days."