Clare Camogie Board has responded to a statement issued by the Camogie Association on Tuesday regarding the clash of fixtures with the Clare ladies football side on Saturday next.
In a statement, the Clare board said, “The All Ireland Camogie Championship draft fixtures are issued in October each year for consultation to all county boards. These issued in November to the LGFA. The best opportunity to avoid Camogie/LGFA fixture clashes is when the fixtures of both associations are at the planning/consultative stages.
Clare Camogie Board notified the Camogie Association on Tuesday, November 11 of the potential clash of various fixtures in the 2015 season, including that of the 11th July 2015.”
The statement noted the Clare board again notified the Camogie Association of the clash within 48 hours of the Clare ladies footballers having qualified for the Munster Intermediate Final on Saturday, June 20.
“The board are extremely disappointed that having taken the appropriate actions within viable timelines to avoid or change this clash of fixtures that four players are now in the very regrettable position of having to decide which code they play for on Saturday afternoon.
Clare Camogie Board would like to wish all players on both the camogie and ladies football panels good luck in their crucial games at the weekend,” the statement concluded.