Nine-time All Star Kate Kelly calls for All-Ireland camogie finals to be moved to Croke Park
Nine-time All Star and four-time All-Ireland winner Kate Kelly has called for the All-Ireland senior and intermediate club championship finals to be moved to Croke Park after the Camogie Association revealed on Tuesday that the deciders will now take place on Saturday 24 March in St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan.
The original fixtures were supposed to be played in Croke Park but were rescheduled for Sunday, March 18, due to Storm Emma.
Both games were cancelled last weekend, along with a host of national league fixtures, due to the heavy snowfall.
No matches are currently set for Croke Park this Saturday while Dublin will play Tipperary in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 quarter-final on Sunday, before the football team take on Monaghan in the second part of a double header at headquarters.
Its the Dream for All players to play in Croke Park, especially the club players!! Apart from the disappointment that these games have been postponed twice, I think this fixture should be revisited & played in Croke Park! @OfficialCamogie @officialgaa @CrokePark #supporthersport
— Kate Kelly (@katekelly05) March 21, 2018
Kelly tweeted that the game should be moved back to Croke Park and called on the Camogie Association, Croke Park and the GAA to revisit the matter.
"Its the Dream for All players to play in Croke Park, especially the club players!!," tweeted Kelly.
"Apart from the disappointment that these games have been postponed twice, I think this fixture should be revisited & played in Croke Park!"
Kelly was not the only person voicing her frustration at the move to Clones with many Twitter users calling on the relative parties to relocate the finals.
It’s absolutely disgraceful that of the 2 whole times a year a Camogie player is guaranteed to play in @CrokePark on All Ireland Final day and it’s been taken away from them #club #stepbackwards surely it can be refixed again??
— deirdre codd (@deedocod) March 21, 2018
@OfficialCamogie @officialgaa @CrokePark Can someone please give me a reason why the camogie club finals are not in headquarters croke park. These ladies deserve their big day out and to make memories that will last a lifetime. Clubs please get together and demand answers.
— Senan Coffey (@CoffeySenan) March 20, 2018
They've worked so hard to make it to Croke Park, and then it gets taken away from them. Just like that. https://t.co/dUjnEGo8rC
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) March 21, 2018
I’ve just heard the GAA are protecting the pitch!!! Well God forbid 2 Camogie matches would destroy it...@AIB_GAA Are ye happy!! Because this is a disgrace
— Clubs Are Us (@ClubsAreUs) March 21, 2018
For all the anger+disappointment in public circles as to why these games aren’t now in Croke Park,why haven’t the camogie association/Croke Park offered a genuine reason as to why the biggest day in many of these players’ careers is shunted to Clones??or sought alternative date?
— John Ryan (@John_Ryan1) March 21, 2018