The top four senior camogie teams come face to face in the Gala All Ireland semi-finals at Nowlan Park on Saturday, and in truth, these games are worthy of the entrance fee alone. Cork, the champions, are back for their ticket to an incredible eight consecutive final appearance when they meet Wexford, while last year’s beaten finalists Galway are keen for another attempt at lifting the O’Duffy Cup but first they must overcome Kilkenny.
The record book tells us
“”We are used to
“”We are only in the semi-finals though. There will be very little between all four teams. Our preparations are coming together now. We feel we have a stronger team this year, overall. We are probably more balanced. But, the championship structure is different. This time last year we had played six matches but we’ve had only three this season. Our biggest win was against Wexford in terrible conditions.
“”We don’t know a whole lot about Kilkenny. We played them a couple of times in practise games but we were both building our teams. You learn little then. But they have great young players coming through, great underage structures and a good senior management, so they have to make the breakthrough at some stage.””
Meanwhile, Wexford and
“”We are apprehensive, we are always apprehensive of
“”We are positive and we will stay that way. We learned a lesson last year. It was a poor year for Wexford. That was difficult to take because we had been on such a high from the previous 12 months. For now, we are focussing on our own performance, we can’t look beyond that.””