Ladies football and camogie teams to complete season 'under protest'

June 20, 2023

Meath's Vikki Wall and Orlagh Lally celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup. ©INPHO/Evan Treacy.

The All-Ireland senior ladies football and camogie championships will be completed “under protest” over ongoing player welfare issues.

It comes after the GPA organised a press briefing in Dublin yesterday morning to highlight the players’ frustration at the failure of the governing bodies to develop a charter for inter-county players.

A joint statement from the two playing groups read: “Today, representatives of the senior inter-county camogie and football panels are here before you, representing our respective teams, as well as our fellow players from the intermediate and junior grades, with their full support.

"We find ourselves in a situation we never wished to be in, echoing the experiences of our soccer and rugby counterparts in recent years. Regrettably, we feel that our national governing bodies do not want to hear our real concerns, so we’re speaking directly to you.

"We will play the remainder of the 2023 championship under protest.

"Our representative body, the GPA, released the State of Play report two months ago which shed light on significant issues within our training and playing environments.

"The main request has been well documented. We asked the LGFA, Camogie Association and the GAA to engage in discussions with the GPA to develop a charter designed for female players to be implemented in the 2024 season.

"This charter would establish minimum standards for our collective welfare."


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