“There needs to be a bigger push and we all need to row in behind it and if we don’t and things stay the way they are we may not have any camogie in 20 years time, and that is a scary prospect.” Niamh Rockett
Waterford camogie captain, Niamh Rockett spoke exclusively with Pundit Arena back in January and was passionate in her assessment that the game needed serious changes.
Cork’s four-time All-Ireland winner, Amy O’Connor also spoke of her desire to see rule changes within the game citing that the games that are televised tend to be terrible and that camogie has turned into a game of who has the best free-taker.
“I think there should be rule changes. Just more flow to the games, because it’s boring to watch and the games that are televised are terrible. The All-Ireland final finished 10-9 and probably seven or eight of them are from frees, no one wants to watch that and it has become a game of who has got the better free taker.” O’Connor told Pundit Arena.
It would now seem as though the Camogie Association has agreed to open dialogue surrounding the future of the game. The association announced today that they will be holding a ‘Feedback Forum’ this coming Saturday (April 27th).
The aim of the forum is to “focus on the future of adult intercounty competitions over the next five years and will invite the attendees to contribute on discussions regarding the future of our game and what changes should be considered to improve our game and how we can positively affect and influence change to improve it.”
The association have confirmed that each county board have been selected to invite two players alongside the team manager and one more member of the management set-up to the event.