2011 All Ireland Camogie Championship in association with RT+ Sport
Kilkenny v Clare, 2.00pm, Nowlan Park, Karl O’Brien (Dublin)
*highlights on the Sunday Game
A storming final quarter performance by the Cats last weekend saw them collect the points against Tipp. With a semi-final berth in their sights, Ann Downey is expected to name a full strength side for their clash with Clare at Nowlan Park. Aoife Neary, Shelly Farrell and Michelle Quilty excelled last weekend for the side and more of the same is expected. Clare will be relying on the scoring prowess of Chloe Morey, Deirdre Murphy and Claire McMahon. Kilkenny, in front of a home crowd, should be too strong.
Wexford v Tipperary, 3.30pm, Donaghmore Ashbourne, Eadhmonn Mac Suibhne (Dublin)
A must win game for Tipperary if they are to stay in contention for a semi-final spot. Despite a strong performance against the Cats, John Lillis will be disappointed with how his side faltered in the final stages. Their meeting with Wexford provides a stern test. Once again, Clare Grogan, Cora Hennessy and Jill Horan will be called upon to lead the side. Sarah Fryday is expected to return, having missed last week’s tie. Wexford’s forwards have found their scoring range with Parrock, Leacy and Jacob all coming into good form. An intriguing encounter lies in store, with Wexford to shade it by the slimmest of margins.
Offaly v Cork, 1.00pm, St Brendan’s Park, Birr, Owen Elliott, (Antrim)
Offaly entertain a free-scoring Cork side who hit 4-17 against Dublin in round four of the championship. Joachim Kelly will be hoping that his young charges can pick themselves up after their defeat to Galway and home advantage for the 2010 Intermediate champions will prove beneficial this weekend. Big performances are required from the Offaly defence who will need to be on guard against the twin threat of Sile Burns and Jennifer O’Leary. Cork with their guile and experience should prove too strong.
Dublin v Galway, 12 noon, Naomh Mearnog, Cathal Egan (Cork)
The Blues entertain a Galway side who are high on confidence, bouncing back from their round three defeat to Cork. Denis Murphy’s charges enjoy home advantage and stalwarts such as Louise O’Hara and Caitriona Power will be relied upon to lead a young Dublin side. Noel Finn is expected to make some changes to the side which recently defeated Offaly. The Tribeswomen experience should see them overcome a young Dublin team.