The 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships will get underway on the weekend of October 17th and 18th, six weeks after the Final was originally scheduled.

The image above is from the launch of the knock out stages in 2018 when we didn’t have to worry about physical distancing in an indoor environment.

The new date for the biggest day in the Camogie calendar will now be Saturday, December 12th.

Reigning Champions Galway are drawn in Group 1 alongside Cork, who they beat in a memorable semi Final in last year’s Championship.  The replay of that will take place on the weekend on November 7th and 8th.  Wexford and Offaly will be hoping to upset the current order in the same group.

Kilkenny will face Limerick, last year’s Intermediate Champions Westmeath and Waterford in Group 2 while Clare Dublin and Tipperary will battle it out in Group 3.

The Camogie Association also confirmed that the trial playing rules which were initially implemented in this year’s Littlewoods National League competitions will remain in place for the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships

The rules were approved following the work of the Rules Revision Working Group in 2019 who engaged with over 1,500 players and coaches to propose potential changes to the current playing rules.

They include the introduction of shoulder contact for the first time, within the rules, and the banning of hand passed goals.

The rules only apply to the All Ireland Championship at the moment but if successful will be rolled out across the wider sport.