32% of Ladies Football or Camogie intercounty players may not return in 2020

June 23, 2020

Cork fans from the Banteer Camogie Club at the All-Ireland Camogie finals at Croke Park. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

The Womens Gaelic Players Association have conducted a survey amongst intercounty footballers and camogie players on the Return to Play Roadmap.

One of the key findings from the survey which had 869 respondents was that nearly one third had reservations of returning to play this year because of Covid-19.

32% of WGPA members rated it somewhat likely or very likely that they wouldn’t play in 2020 over concerns around personal safety or health of others.

53% said that they were living in close contact with somebody considered to be at risk from Covid-19.

With regards to the schedule of county training starting on September and intercounty games resuming in October, 63% reported that the September to December intercounty schedule will negatively impact professionally or study commitments.

County squads are not allowed to resume training prior to September 14 but 67% of respondents are willing to train with their county squad prior to that date.

78% prefer a championship that has backdoor multi game championship format.

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