We look ahead to another full round of fixtures in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship:
Saturday June 22nd
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Group 1
Offaly v Galway, Lusmagh GAA, 5pm (J. Dermody, Westmeath)
Both sides suffered opening day defeats despite promising performances. Offaly lost by just four points away to Limerick whilst Galway lost by the same margin when they hosted Kilkenny in a reversal of their League Final success in March. With a tough trip away to the Cats to come next Offaly in particular will know that a positive result here is vital to get their Championship campaign back on track.
Wexford v Kilkenny, Bellefield, Enniscorthy, 5pm (R. Kelly, Kildare)
This is Wexford’s opening match in this year’s Championship and after a disappointing League campaign in which they failed to collect any points they will hope for a marked improvement in the coming weeks. Kilkenny got off to the ideal start last weekend with a win away to Galway in a reversal of their recent League Final meeting to set them up with a great chance to aim for top spot in the group.
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Group 2
Cork v Tipperary, CIT, 5pm (L. Dempsey, Kilkenny)
Cork were emphatic winners on the opening weekend away to Clare racking up a total of 3-19 and face into another tough test of the reigning All-Ireland champions’ credentials against a Tipp side who they defeated in last year’s Semi-Final. Tipp’s opening match was abandoned due to a serious injury to Nicole Walsh as they trailed Waterford with only a few minutes left on the clock, so they will know that they will need to improve as they face a daunting Cork side.
Meath v Clare, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 6pm (E. Cassidy, Derry)
Meath put in a promising display last Saturday away to Dublin before the Dubs pulled away in the closing minutes of the match. This performance will give them great hope as they go in search of their first win at Senior Championship level. Clare will have been disappointed by the margin of their defeat last Saturday, albeit to the reigning All-Ireland champions Cork. Both sides will see this as a must-win tie already if they hope to advance to the knockout stages.
Waterford v Dublin, Walsh Park, 4pm (C. Egan, Cork)
The Déise will be delighted with their performance against Tipperary last weekend before the match was abandoned due to a serious injury to a Tipperary player as Waterford lead by four points with only a few minutes remaining. The Dubs were made to work hard before eventually pulling away from Meath last weekend and will look to build on their performance in what could be a crucial tie for two sides with aspirations of reaching the knockout stages.
Saturday June 22nd
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
Offaly v Galway, Lusmagh GAA @ 5pm
Referee: John Dermody (Westmeath)
Wexford v Kilkenny, Bellefield, Enniscorthy @ 5pm
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)
Cork v Tipperary, CIT @ 5pm
Referee: Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny)
Meath v Clare, Páirc Tailteann @ 6pm
Referee: Eamon Cassidy (Derry)
Referee: Cathal Egan (Cork)
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship
Dublin v Kilkenny, Parnells GAA, Coolock @ 5pm
Referee: Barry Nea (Westmeath)
Kildare v Cork, St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge @ 5pm
Referee: Justin Heffernan (Wexford)
Westmeath v Galway, Coralstown/Kinnegad GAA @ 5pm
Referee: Gavin Donegan (Dublin)
Carlow v Derry, Netwatch Training Centre, Fenagh @ 5pm
Referee: Alan Doheny (Laois)
Down v Laois, Ballyholland Harps GAA @4.30pm
Referee: Philip McDonald (Cavan)
Wexford v Tipperary, Bellefield, Enniscorthy @ 3pm
Referee: Patrick Murphy (Carlow)