The Camogie Association will devote series three of its 2022 championships to launching PRIDE Round.

This initiative will see the Camogie Association celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ community as players, coaches, and supporters.

It means that the third stage of the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Championships will be given the dedicated name of "PRIDE Round".

The idea draws inspiration from the Women's Australian Football League (AFLW) who use Pride rounds as a celebration of diversity and inclusivity within the game and community.

As part of the dedicated round, AFLW umpires wear rainbow-coloured sweatbands, while goal umpires exchange their traditional white flags for rainbow ones.

The AFLW competition logo swaps its iconic coral coloured emblem for a rainbow one, while all 50-metre arc ground markings will also be painted rainbow for the occasion.

Players also show their support with thirteen AFLW Clubs wearing specially designed Pride Round shirts.

The Camogie Association says counties here will have plenty of different ideas for the designated round at the start of June – across all three championships.

"It’s an opportunity for us to create visibility and allow people to see themselves in others and see a community where they are not just accepted but they are celebrated and embraced," said Louise Keane, the Camogie Association’s player welfare and inclusion coordinator.

"We are asking all counties to get involved and do something, big or small, to celebrate."

Camogie president Hilda Breslin added that the sport was a community-based one, where everyone should feel welcome.

"One of our core values is inclusiveness and it is vital that we show solidarity and respect with all our members."

All counties across all three championships will have the opportunity to engage in PRIDE Round.