Camogie sticks with skorts and handpassed scores

April 07, 2018

A view of 2018 Camogie Association Annual Congress in Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny.
©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Delegates at this weekend's Camogie Congress in Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny have voted overwhelmingly against radical changes to playing gear.

A motion from Clare to replace skorts with shorts only received 13 per cent support, while a requirement for goalkeepers to wear a different jersey to outfield players received even less support (11 per cent). There was 100 per cent support for a motion proposing that jewellery not be worn in training or matches, while 93 per cent of delegates were in favour of players wearing approved helmets.

A Carlow motion calling for the removal of handpassed scores was also heavily defeated (77 per cent), while 93 per cent voted against the introduction of the shoulder-to-shoulder charge.

Meanwhile, Kathleen Woods has become the first Armagh-born president of the Camogie Association. A member of the St. Mochua's club in Derrynoose, she assumed the position of president-elect at last year's Congress in Croke Park.

The retired school principal and mother-of-four succeeds Kilkenny's Catherine Neary in the top job.


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