Camogie Previews for weekend July 4th

The third round of the camogie championship continues this weekend with two games in both group one and two.

 

Galway vs Offaly

In group one, National League winners Galway return to the helm after the bye break last weekend. The tribeswomen take on Offaly across the Shannon in St.Brendan’s Park Birr on Saturday at 2:30pm. This is a must win game for the faithful girls who have yet to win a game in a bid to secure a quarter final position, Offaly have suffered at the hands of Limerick and Wexford last week making this an all or nothing game for the midlanders. Galway on the other hand have defeated 2014 All-Ireland Champions Cork already this year and will be the team to watch later in the summer.

 

Limerick vs Wexford

Fresh from their comfortable win over Offaly last weekend, Wexford will hope to continue their winning streak against Limerick in Innovate, Wexford at 5pm Saturday evening. Limerick have also defeated Offaly in round one but were beaten by Cork last weekend. Limerick are 2014 intermediate champions and have already made their mark on the senior scene. After winning a number of underage All-Ireland titles, Limerick will be hoping their young players can contest with the ever experienced Wexford side. Wexford are no strangers to a strong task and with some injuries for the yellow bellies, Wexford will be throwing the kitchen sink at Joe Quaid’s side. The game will open for their hurling counterparts Wexford and Cork and highlights of the game will be shown on The Sunday Game.

 

Kilkenny vs Derry

In group two 2014 and 2013 All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny make the long trip to Swatragh to take on Ulster side Derry at 2:30pm Saturday afternoon. Kilkenny have come out on top in the last two encounters against Derry beating them by double scores on both accounts. Ulster champions Derry fell short against Tipperary last weekend as the premier county pushed out as winners by just a single point. Kilkenny will have no doubt or fear in the mind given previous experiences with these teams and will be hoping to reach Croke Park in September once again.

Dublin vs Tipperary

Similar to the Wexford vs Limerick, O’Moore Park Laois hosts Dublin vs Tipperary as a curtain raiser for the Dublin and Laois senior hurling qualifier. Coming back from their bye round last weekend, Dublin have put in a lot of work for the game against Tipperary. Dublin are still hunting for points after Kilkenny eased past the dubs in their first round of championship. Tipperary have new management in place for 2015 and with winning ways in their systems they will be hoping to send one Dublin team packing at 5pm Saturday evening.

Look at the images from Wexford and Offaly in round two here:

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