DEFENDING champions Kilkenny and Clare provide the opposition on Saturday for the All Ireland minor camogie championship final in Semple Stadium. This high profile clash which was brought forward 24 hours to give Clare coach Davy Fitzgerald an opportunity to be with his team, and also to avoid a clash with Kilkenny’s senior hurling championship tie, is a repeat of last season’s decider.
They have wonderfully talented players – none more that seniors star Denise Gaule who scored a hefty 3-7 in their recent defeat of
Clare, too, are not without their firepower. They will not want to lose to the same opposition again. They go into this decider on the back of an impressive work-rate against
In fact, there could be double honours in three households in Clare after the weekend. Following Clare’s first Munster U21 hurling title last week, the Morey, Glynn and Duggan houses will be hoping to add camogie to hurling medals. Chloe and Caimin Morey, Christina and Eamon Glynn and Orlaith and Cillian Duggan are the players in question.
Meanwhile, the Gala All Ireland junior semi-finals (New Ireland Cup) are also down for decision on Saturday in
The penultimate rounds will also be settled this weekend in the All Ireland junior championship (Nancy Murray Cup). Kildare meet Roscommon in Clonkill while
Laois are involved on the double this weekend. They also take part in the Minor C final against Carlow on Sunday afternoon.