Members of Cavan County Council have agreed to write to the Minister of Sport; the Camogie Association and the LGFA to ask them to support their county teams, and provide the minimum basic standards of care and welfare for female players from 2024 onwards.
The move came on foot of a notice of motion by Cllr Aiden Fitzpatrick who says the time has come for everyone in society to make a stand against the disparity being show by the GAA to its female football and camogie players.
He highlighted how Cavan Camogie Board is doing the best that it can with the resources it has, but ladies playing the sport do not have a "level playing field" with their male counterparts. Cllr Fitzpatrick said he wants camogie and LGFA players to have the same minimum standards that men have when it comes to physio, medical professionals, nutrition, gym use and travel expenses.
He added it's the very least that the ladies deserve and society as a whole must demand an end to the disparity that is on display across the board. "Very often the girls can't get a home pitch. When they go to train, they don't have a set place to train and they have to look for a pitch on which to train every week.
"They don't know from one week to another where the training will be. This year we had a home game against Meath and there was no home pitch available, 45 clubs in the county and there was still no pitch available to have a camogie match.
"So, they had to go to Meath to play their home game which they lost by a point and instead of staying up a division, they ended up being demoted. And, its things like that which are very hard to take when you are a lady," Cllr Fitzpatrick said.