Disappointment at vote to keep skorts

April 09, 2024

Tipperary's Cait Devane and Ashling Thompson of Cork during the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 clash at The Ragg, Co. Tipperary

There is anger and disappointment at the decision by the Camogie Association to stick with skorts.

Delegates at last weekend's Congress surprisingly voted against the Tipperary motion to allow players to wear shorts rather than the traditional skorts, after which the county admitted it was 'gutted' by the decision.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Tipp Camogie PRO and former county team captain Geraldine Kinane explained how there has been widespread support for the change.

"At AGM, there can be a lot of debate and arguments, but everybody was unanimous," she said.

"All 39 clubs were in favour of this and there was great buzz that change was on the way. There's been a lot of positive developments in camogie in recent years.

"Integration [with the GAA] is on the horizon and I suppose we thought 150 years’ anniversary of the association that now is the time to get rid of skorts, replace them with shorts. They are much more comfortable for players.

"The research is there that this is what players wanted and we were just so surprised and disappointed that it was so well defeated."

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