Monday 23 October 2017

No home pitch for Seniors

For the second week in a row a Wexford Senior ladies' team was forced to move a home game to another county after the Camogie Board was unable tie down a venue to host their National League Division 1 clash with Clare.

The game was eventually set for Clane in Kildare, after the Camogie Association stepped in at the last minute to secure a venue, only for the pitch to become unplayable after Kildare faced Laois in an Under-14 ladies' football game there Saturday morning.

It's a second kick in the teeth for ladies' G.A.A. in the county after the footballers were forced move a home game to Tipperary one weekend earlier.

It's understood that the camogie County Board approached Wexford Park with a view to potentially play a double-header with the hurlers, who were also facing the Banner county. This request was dismissed by a senior figure within Wexford G.A.A. because of concerns over the pitch.

The board, who were able to tie down Piercestown for their Minor match on Saturday, and Coolgreany for their Intermediate clash on Sunday, were unable to secure a third venue, despite trying a wide range of clubs that included ones that do not have a camogie team.

The issue of clubs not allowing the use of their facilities for camogie and ladies' football could get even worse in the coming weeks with 13 inter-county ladies' games, between adult and under-age, scheduled to take place in the county by April 3.

Wexford People

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