The two quarter finals in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship the weekend after next will be played as a double header in Semple Stadium and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Sport for the first time in an important expansion of coverage for the sport.
A significant social media campaign is underway to attract a large crowd to Thurles for the games between Dublin and Wexford followed by Galway and Tipperary.
These counties always attract a strong following and admission prices set at €10 for adults and free for children under the age of 18 should see a big crowd.
Wexford finished second to Cork in Group 2 of the Round Robin Championship stage having suffered only one defeat. They will face a Dublin side who have impressed this year with two victories under their belt in reaching the Quarter-Finals.
Tipperary finished third in Group 1 after a dramatic victory in their final group game which saw them rise up the table to secure a Quarter-Final berth. They will face a Galway side whose only defeat so far in the campaign came at the hands of the reigning All-Ireland champions, Kilkenny.
Both fixtures will be broadcast live on RTÉ and the winners of these ties will progress to the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Finals on Saturday, August 19th where they will face either Cork or Kilkenny who advanced directly to the Semi-Finals having topped their respective groups.
“We’re delighted to see the increased television coverage of this year’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, and are looking forward to one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar,” said Director of Personal Lines at Liberty Insurance Deirdre Ashe.
“Increased live coverage of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship is not only a huge additional carrot for all teams to reach the Quarter-Finals but an extra opportunity for TV viewers to enjoy the thrilling spectacle of top-level Camogie, added Camogie Association President Catherine Neary.
The games will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2 Television going head to head with Sky Sports coverage on the same evening of the second two All Ireland Men’s Football Championship quarter finals.