Camogie Britain are delighted to announce they will be participating in The GAA World Games between July 24th and July 27th at Owenbeg Centre of Excellence, Derry.
Opening with a parade, it is a week-long event with over 100 teams planned to be in attendance from all over the world. With the finals being played at Celtic Park in Derry City on July 28th 2023.
Camogie has been played in Britain since its establishment in 1904 and has a rich sporting tradition of camogs playing in All-Britain and All-Ireland Championships. Originally established in London, the game has grown significantly and now boasts of teams in England, Scotland, and Wales.
The emergence of new teams namely Ceann Creige, of Scotland, Roger Casements of Coventry and De Cymru of Wales shows there is a real thirst for competition and the World Games will be a great opportunity to showcase the very best talent across the UK.
Camogie Britain are entering two camogie teams and we will be playing teams across the Island of Ireland, as well as teams from further afield such as Europe, Asia, The UAE and Australia. Players are representing Britain from 6 clubs across the UK, namely, Croydon and Thomas McCurtains of London, Fullen Gaels of Manchester, John Mitchels and Roger Casements of Birmingham and Ceann Creige of Glasgow.
However, there are various expenses associated for the girls travelling to Derry which will cost a total of £10,000. Fundraising efforts will go towards help with accommodation, transport to and from the event and nutrition for the week. There is also an opportunity for businesses to sponsor sports gear for the teams.
All donations welcome. Chairperson of Camogie Britain Eimear Ní Maolchraoibhe is delighted to be entering two panels into this international competition: “
We were represented in the last World games in 2019 with 1 team comprising of players from 1 club. The successful growth of camogie in Britain has meant that this year we are able to send 2 full squads with representatives from 6 different clubs. It is a real sense of pride for everyone involved in Britain camogie.
"Now is an exciting time to become a supporter of Britain camogie and a great opportunity for international publicity.
Camogie Britain are very grateful for any support, and we will give thanks on social media platforms”