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Laois Camogie call meeting with National Association as team graded Intermediate despite relegation


Laois Camogie have called on the National Camogie Association to meet them to discuss the structure of the upcoming championship.

Last year, Laois lost all of their group games in the Intermediate championship and ended up in a relegation decider.

They faced Kildare in a titanic tussle but went down by 4-15 to 4-11 in the end.

That should have meant that Laois would play in the Junior championship in 2023 but this is not the case.

Laois were informed that they would be placed in the Intermediate again and despite their protest, this situation has arisen.

Laois are in Division 2 of the camogie league and with a very young squad where their oldest player in 23, they have struggled.

This league comprises of Intermediate and Junior teams and Laois have been beaten in every game so far.

Their final game will take place away to Kerry tomorrow but Laois will finish bottom of the group regardless of the result.

Laois feel they would be better placed in Junior and have called on the Camogie Association to reverse this decision.

A spokesperson said: “As you may be aware, Laois Intermediates were beaten by Kildare in the Intermediate Championship relegation final in July 2022.

“Under normal relegation rules should mean that they would compete in the Junior Championship in 2023.

“However Laois have been included in the Intermediate Championship in 2023 without any discussion or involvement with Laois in this decision.

“The Executive of Laois Camogie have been in contact with the National Camogie Fixtures Committee and the Camogie Association on several occasions over the past number of months regarding this decision and are not satisfied with the information provided.

“We have requested a Q&A session with the Camogie Association and the meeting will be held in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise on Monday at 8pm.”

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