No Forced Relegation In This Year’s Championship Says Clare Camogie

The PRO of Clare Camogie says there will be no forced relegation or promotion in this year’s championships.

It comes as the draws have been made for the 2020 Clare Senior Camogie Championship.

Kilmaley, Kilkishen/Bodyke, Newmarket On Fergus, and St Joseph’s make up Group A, while reigning Champions Scariff/Ogonnelloe are in Group B along with Inagh-Kilnamona, Truagh Clonlara and Sixmilebridge.


The opening round gets underway on July 24th, when Kilmaley take on Kilkishen/Bodyke.

The remaining three matches will take place on the 25th, Newmarket on Fergus will go up against St Joseph’s, Inagh-Kilnamona play Truagh-Clonlara, and Sixmilebridge will take on Scariff-Ogonnelloe.

Six teams face off in the intermediate championship; Tulla, Feakle Killanena, Clooney Quin, Whitegate, Eire Og and Clarecastle/Ballyea, with the first of five rounds getting underway on July 19th.

Under the Camogie Association’s guidelines, teams will still be allowed to relegate or promote themselves if they finish top or bottom of their league but are under no obligation to do so.

Bríd McNamara says it has gone a long way to take the pressure off teams in this unprecedented year.

Senior Championship

Group A:

Kilmaley, Kilkishen/Bodyke, Newmarket-On-Fergus, St Joseph’s

Group B:

Inagh-Kilnamona, Truagh-Clonlara, Sixmilebridge, Scariff-Ogonnelloe

Round 1 – 24 July

Kilmaley v Kilkishen/Bodyke

Round 1 – 25 July

Newmarket-On-Fergus v St Joseph’s

Inagh-Kilnamona v Truagh-Clonlara

Sixmilebridge v Scariff-Ogonnelloe

Round 2 – 8 August

Kilkishen/Bodyke v Newmarket-On-Fergus

St Joseph’s v Kilmaley

Truagh-Clonlara v Sixmilebridge

Scariff-Ogonnelloe v Inagh-Kilnamona

Round 3 – 15 August

Newmarket-On-Fergus v Kilmaley

Kilkishen-Bodyke v St Joseph’s

Sixmilebridge v Inagh-Kilnamona

Truagh-Clonlara v Scariff-Ogonnelloe

Semi-Finals – 29 August

Finals – 12 September

Intermediate Championships

Tulla, Feakle Killanena, Clooney Quin, Whitegate, Eire Og, Clarecastle/Ballyea

Round 1 – 19 July

Tulla v Feakle-Killanena

Clooney-Quin v Whitegate

Éire Óg v Clarecastle/Ballyea

Round 2 – 25 July

Whitegate v Tulla

Feakle-Killanena v Éire Óg

Clarecastle-Ballyea v Clooney-Quin

Round 3 – 8 August

Whitegate v Feakle-Killanena

Éire Óg v Clooney-Quin

Tulla v Clarecastle/Ballyea

Round 4 – 15 August

Clooney-Quin v Tulla

Éire Óg v Whitegate

Clarecastle/Ballyea v Feakle-Killanena

Round 5 – 22 August

Tulla v Éire Óg

Feakle-Killanena v Clooney-Quin

Whitegate v Clarecastle/Ballyea

Semi-Finals – 5 September

Finals – 13 September