€845,000 investment by Camogie Association as they launch Minimum Standards Player Charter

March 01, 2024

Pictured is (L-R) Sara Murphy, Kerry, Dervla Higgins, Galway, Amy O'Connor, Cork, Clodagh Walsh, Kerry and Ellen Burke, Meath at the launch of the Very Camogie Leagues Division 1A and 2A Finals at Croke Park

The Camogie Association has launched their minimum standards Player Charter for the 2024-2027 seasons in an effort to elevate the standards of intercounty teams and enhance the playing environment for women in sport.

This transformative proposal will extend to the 26 counties participating in both the Very National League and Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Championship, exclusively for first teams. The Camogie Association pledges €32,500 to every team, culminating in a substantial total investment of €845,000. This funding is in addition to the €1.1 million invested by Government (€42,366 per county) for team supports and player expenses.

The Player Charter’s requirements and recommendations include vital aspects like expenses, facilities, physical support, performance support, nutrition, and gear – all designed to support a maximum squad of 30 players.

From 2024, each county will have access to almost €75,000 worth of financial support towards running of county teams divided across team support (€29,000) and player expenses (€45,866). The exact mechanism of the Association's contribution to expenses will be finalised in the coming weeks.

Hilda Breslin, President of the Camogie Association, said: “The Camogie Association's Player Charter signifies our dedication to agreed minimum required standards and player expenses, reflecting a substantial investment of €845,000 by the Camogie Association. This Charter has been formulated through engagement and research with Camogie County Boards and covers substantial costs, ensuring a level field from which all counties can start their journey towards excellence."

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