Camogie Association probes alleged Armagh chants following All-Ireland victory

December 09, 2020

Armagh camogie squad celebrate winning ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Camogie Association confirmed that it has launched an investigation amid claims that the Armagh players engaged in pro-IRA chants in their dressing room following their All-Ireland final victory.

Armagh defeated Cavan by 0-19 to 3-7 last Saturday at Kingspan Breffni to be crowned Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie champions. 

Clips of the team’s celebrations in the dressing room could be seen on social media afterwards.

Speaking to BBC NI, DUP MLA Jonathan Buckley described the incident as “unexcusable”.

“A victory in such a championship is clearly a huge achievement for any team, but it is deeply disappointing that once again we see another incident relating to Gaelic games and IRA chanting,” he said.

However, others have defended the players on social media, claiming that they were misheard in their chants and had in fact been singing “ooh ahh up Armagh”.

“The Camogie Association are aware of this matter and are currently investigating it and therefore will not be commenting on it at this time,” a spokesperson for the Camogie Association is quoted saying by

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