Occasions don’t get much bigger than All-Ireland final day with your club in Croke Park. This Sunday pride of place goes to 4 clubs looking to make history and capture a first ever senior or intermediate All-Ireland title. In the Intermediate final at 1.30pm Eglish of Tyrone take on Myshall of Carlow while in the Senior final at 3.15pm Slaughtneil of Derry face Sarsfields of Galway
Eglish vs Myshall
All roads lead to Croke Park on Sunday for the people of Eglish in Tyrone and Myshall in Carlow as both camogie teams go in quest of the holy grail – a club All-Ireland title. While some players from both clubs will have tasted success with their respective counties, nothing beats playing with your club and the accomplishments you achieve with the people you grew up with and hurled together with all your life. That’s why Sunday is such a massive occasion for both sets of players and management. Neutrals are expecting a very tight contest on Sunday with little to separate the sides as both teams are going into this final with impressive semi-final wins over quality opposition. Eglish had a one point win over Gailtir of Waterford who include in their side a number of players currently playing senior camogie with Waterford.
In a low scoring encounter Eglish were the better of the two sides and led at the break by two points while a second half goal by the ever dangerous Leanne Donnelly secured victory for them. While there were areas of their performance that they will have looked to improve on after the semi-final management will have definitely taken great heart from the way the players dug deep right to the end. They will again look to players like Naomh McNulty, Leanne Donnelly and captain Ciara McGready to lead the charges on Sunday and bring the cup back to Tyrone. For Myshall Ciara Quirke was in terrific form in their semi-final win over Galway’s Cappataggle amassing a total of 1-5 of her side’s 1-8. She was ably assisted in attack by Brege Nolan and Ciara Mullins. As a group of players Myshall have enjoyed years of success winning county titles in Carlow. They will be now hoping that experience will come to fruition on Sunday as they go in search of a coveted Intermediate All-Ireland title.
They will know that they will need to be at their very best to overcome an Eglish side who have a tremendous work rate and never say did attitude. From the outside some might think Tyrone and Carlow is a unique pairing for a camogie All-Ireland final, however one doesn’t have to look too deep into either club’s background to see the long tradition of camogie in both clubs and the massive work done at underage and adult level. Both clubs have also supplied many players to county teams with many of the Myshall girls capturing a junior All-Ireland with Carlow back in September. One thing is for certain both teams will not want this opportunity to pass them on Sunday and will be prepared with precision to succeed.