24 Counties across five grades to compete in the Liberty Insurance Camogie Championship 2013

Wexford Bid for Four-In-A-Row

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 this afternoon 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.

Players from each grade of this year’s camogie championship, including Wexford joined invited guests for this afternoon’s launch. The first round of the Liberty Insurance Camogie championship will commence on June 22nd with last year’s All Ireland finalists Cork facing old rivals Tipperary in one of the weekend’s key games.

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.

We are particularly pleased that Liberty Insurance, an international company and a leader in its field, has chosen to come on board and partner with our organisation over the next five years. We are excited about the possibilities that this presents and the opportunities to bring camogie to an even greater audience with the strong support of Liberty Insurance."

Speaking at today’s launch Pat O’Brien, CEO of Liberty Insurance said:
"It was very important for us that this partnership took in the full GAA family of both hurling and camogie. Indeed it is a family where brothers, sisters, cousins and club mates are all united by their shared love of our oldest games. We look forward to working together with the Camogie Association in helping to enhance and promote this unique sport."

For more information please contact:
Camogie Asociation
Claire Egan
Communications & Marketing Director
+353 (0)1 865 8618 / +353 (0)87 903 0755

Máire Scully
Director, Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
+353 (0)1 669 0030 / +353 (0)87 822 9456