Previews of the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship round 4
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Group 1
Cork v Offaly, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm, Referee: Alan Lagrue
In Group one Offaly and Cork meet once again. The last sides these met was in the quarter-final stage last year in a tight in encounter but 2014 All-Ireland champions dismissed Offaly in the final minutes of that game. As it stands Offaly have no points on the board and have yet to register a win, a win today will not even enable ‘The Faithful’ girls to reach the quarter-final stages of the competition after suffering defeats at the hands of Galway, Limerick and Wexford already this year. Fresh from the bye last weekend, Cork will be hoping to further add to their win over Limerick two weekends ago. Cork camogie players face a difficult task today also as key players Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery and Meabh Cahalane are set to play Kerry at 6pm in Mallow in the LGFA Munster final are also fixed to play Offaly in round four of the Camogie championship in Páirc Uí Rinn at 2pm.
Wexford v Galway, Innovate Wexford Park, 3.45pm, Referee: Cathal Egan
In what is expected to be an extremely tight affair, Wexford and Galway have no losses to their names. This is a winner takes all game with the victor gaining an automatic place in the All-Ireland semi-final. Wexford comfortably defeated Limerick last weekend on a scoreline of 3-9 to 0-11 and also defeated midlanders Offaly with ease in St.Brendan’s Park Birr in the first round of the championship. The last time these sides met was in the National league with Galway coming out on top of the yellow bellies. Galway had a tough encounter against Offaly last weekend and suffered some injuries during the game so Wexford will have no fear of the National League champions today.
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Group 2
Clare v Dublin, Newmarket-on-Fergus, 2pm, Referee: Ray Kelly
The winners of Clare and Dublin will secure a quarter-final spot for themselves in another all to play for game. Both sides have been defeated by 2014 finalists Kilkenny and Clare have only played one game in the competition. Dublin will be hoping to finally gain points on the board after a one point loss to Tipperary last weekend. The last time these side met was in the National league where Dublin came out on top and will be hoping to do so once again.
Kilkenny v Tipperary, St. Lachtain’s GAA, Freshford, 2.30pm, Referee: Owen Elliott
Top of the table, Kilkenny are looking to finish their group campaign with a 100% win record and book their spot in the All-Ireland semi-final. Tipperary also have a 100% record but yet have to play Clare next weekend. Kilkenny and Tipperary have a history of competitive games and today’s game is set to follow that trend. Kilkenny are heading into this game after a huge win over Derry last weekend while Tipperary scrapped by Dublin by a single point last weekend.