The AIB All-Ireland Senior and Intermediate Camogie Club Championships Finals will return to Croke Park on Sunday 1st March 2020.
The highly anticipated double-header sees Galway’s Sarsfields take on current All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil of Derry in the Senior Final, while Waterford’s Gailltír will face St. Rynagh’s of Offaly in the Intermediate Final.
Sarsfields stand in the way of the all-conquering Slaughtneil, who are set on claiming their fourth All-Ireland title in as many years.
The club from a village of only 300 families were one of the stories of the last decade with success across men’s football and hurling as well as the glory of a three in a row Camogie Championship winning team.
Galway champions Sarsfields secured their route to Croker with an emphatic 1-13 to 0-8 win over St. Vincents of Dublin.
Slaughtneil, on the other hand, overcame Scariff/Ogonnelloe in a nail-biting semi-final, edging the Clare outfit on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-10.
“It has been thrilling to follow the dedication, commitment and skill shown by the players from all four clubs to reach this year’s AIB All-Ireland Club Championships Finals,” said Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods speaking at yesterday’s Launch of Finals Day.
“The Club Championships are one of the toughest competitions to win in all of Irish sport and hold a special place in the Gaelic Games world.”
“The Club is at the heart of our game and on March 1st these players will take to the hallowed turf of Croke Park to proudly represent their parish, friends and family on the biggest stage of all. These should be two exciting Finals and I’d encourage all fans of Gaelic Games to make the journey to Croke Park to witness this spectacle.”
“It is an honour for AIB to be able to support the Camogie Club Championships,” added Michael Green, Sponsorship marketing Manager with AIB.
“The skill of the four teams competing across the Senior and Intermediate Finals is a testament to the competition, and highlight the toughness, grit and dedication required to reach this stage.”
“It is also important to recognise the incredible supporters and communities backing these teams, and the role they have played in getting their teams to Croke Park today.”
The Camogie Finals stand out more than ever this year with the AIB sponsored Club Championship Finals in Hurling and Football having taken place in January.
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