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by Therese O’Callaghan
After a dramatic final round of group games Offaly lost out by one point to Tipperary. The Faithful captain is Jean Brady and these are her views on Saturday’s Liberty Insurance All-Irelans Senior Championship Quarter-Finals.
Dublin v Wexford
Dublin will be looking forward to the challenge of Wexford this Saturday. They have impressed throughout the group stages and will be eager to make it to the last four. David Herity has instilled huge work rate in his team which they will need to call upon against a strong Wexford side.

Dublin will need to watch the dangerous Úna Leacy upfront while Wexford will need to be very disciplined all over the pitch as Dublin Goalkeeper Faye McCarthy and sharpshooter Aisling Maher have been in flying form from placed balls.

Wexford may have lost some key players this year in Kate Kelly, Mags D'Arcy and Katrina Parrock but Chloe Foxe and Joanne Dillon are young exciting talents who have added to their firepower upfront. The mixture of experience with the Leacy and Kehoe sisters and the blend of youth might just give them the edge on Saturday.

Wexford to win.
Tipperary v Galway
Tipperary have hit form at the right end of the Championship and will be full of confidence heading into this Quarter-Final.

Captain Mary Ryan will be leading the charge from the half-back line while Nicole Walsh and Orla O'Dwyer have impressed further up the field. Tipperary's constant movement and varied link up play could cause Galway problems.

On the other hand Galway are a very experienced team with huge scoring power. Mark Dunne will be looking for another consistent performance from his team. The Tipp backs will have to be on their toes to deal with Ailish O Reilly's and Niamh Kilkenny's speed and direct running through the heart of defence.

Whoever can get on top in midfield and around the middle third will probably shade this one.

Galway to win.
No matter what the predictions anything can happen once the games get under way on Saturday. The four counties represented in this double-header will be sure to put on a great spectacle for Camogie fans who travel to Thurles and for those who can't it's great to see the games will be broadcast live on RTÉ.
Both games are sure to be great clashes and by 8.30pm on Saturday we will know who is one step closer to a day in Croker on September 10th. No doubt Cork and Kilkenny will be eagerly awaiting the outcome. Best of luck to all involved.
Saturday August 5th
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Quarter-Finals
Dublin v Wexford
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Throw-in: 5.00pm
Referee: Cahtal Egan (Cork)
Galway v Tipperary
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Throw-in: 7.00pm
Referee: Owen Elliot (Antrim)
Ticket Prices:
Adult: €10
Students/OAPs: €5
Juveniles (U18): Free
Tickets can be purchased online from or from selected Centra and SuperValu stores nationwide
Tickets will also be available to purchase at the ground on the day of the match.



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