The penultimate round of the Liberty Insurance Camogie Championship takes place this Saturday at 2.30 across all venues. Cork, Kilkenny and Galway all remain unbeaten and will definitely make 3 of the quarter and semi-final places. The remaining 3 places should be all but decided come Saturday evening .
Wexford vs Cork
Innovate Wexford park
Cork have shown no signs of the slow start they displayed in last year’s championship and have defeated comfortably all those put in front of them so far. They look likely to push on and secure the semi-final spot with one round to play.
After a surprise 3rd round defeat to Offaly following on from the reverse score line in the Leinster final, Wexford regrouped with a fine win over neighbours Waterford last weekend and will be hoping to take the scalp off top of the group cork and ensure a quarter final place. Home advantage could prove key.
Limerick vs Offaly
Offaly ladies run at top spot derailed last weekend after a series of positive displays as they suffered their first defeat at the hands of Cork. They will look to bounce back after that heavy defeat against a determined Limerick side and secure second spot in the group.
Limericks excellent season continued last weekend as they were 7 point winners against Clare thanks to 1.10 from Niamh Mulcahy .They will need her at her brilliant best again if they are to overthrow Offaly. This match up could prove to be game of the weekend .
Waterford vs Clare
In a bottom of the group clash, winless Clare and Waterford meet in the hope of gaining some consolation after disappointing campaigns. Clare’s ability to curtail Waterford’s Beth Carton and Trish Jackman will prove key if they are to cause an upset against last year’s promotion winners.
Tipperary vs Dublin
After spirited displays for both in the opening rounds, Tipp and Dublin will be very disappointed with last week’s results falling to 14 point deficits against Kilkenny and Galway .
When these two teams met in the final game of the league ,a league semi-final spot was on offer and Tipperary prevailed easily 2.12 to 1.06. Once again the prize for the winner is huge with the victors all but securing a quarter final spot while the losers will exit the race. Expect a battle in The a Ragg!
Galway vs Derry
St.Brendans Park ,Loughrea
Winless Derry travel to Loughrea knowing anything less than 2 victories in their 2 final games will see them exit the championship.
Galway will look to continue their 100% record in group 2 and set themselves up for a top of the group clash next week with Kilkenny. Ailish o Reilly was the hatrick hero last weekend as they blitzed Dublin early on 3.05-0.02 and they will look to once again spring from the blocks and put Derry to the sword.