Saturday January 26th
Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1
Clare v Offaly
Having pushed the champions all the way in the opening fixture Clare will take heart from their first performance of the year, despite coming out the wrong side of the result. Amy Keating bagged 0-5 in that match and her county will be hoping for another clinical display when they face Offaly on their home turf this weekend.
A two-point defeat on the road was a hard one for Offaly to deal with as Limerick managed to claim the spoils on the opening weekend. This will be Offaly’s second away fixture in succession and they will be looking to get points on the board this weekend to keep the pressure at bay.
Referee: Cathal Egan (Cork)
Venue: Whitegate GAA
Kilkenny v Dublin
The Champions began their campaign with a hard fought victory over Clare in their opening round fixture and this weekend they welcome the test of the capital as Dublin are their second round opponents. Denise Gaule led by example in their opening match and they will be hoping for another solid performance from their star player.
Frank Browne’s troops face the most difficult of tasks in travelling to the home of the Champions in their opening round fixture. Having had a bye last week, the Dubs will need to bring their very best to the table if they are to halt the Cats in their bid for a four-in-a-row. Last year’s wing back Róisín Baker will captain the side and her defensive qualities will surely be called upon to keep the clinical Cats at bay.
Referee: John Dermody (Westmeath)
Venue: John Locke’s GAA, Callan
Cork v Wexford
Having secured the important three points in their opening round clash, Cork will be looking to add to their points tally and this weekend they welcome Wexford to the Rebel county. Orla Cotter followed on from her fine form last season as she bagged herself 0-6 in the opening round match against Tipperary and they will be hoping for more from her this weekend.
An eight-point defeat for Wexford wasn’t the start they were hoping for last weekend as they fell to the sword of Waterford and they face another away test this weekend as they make the journey to take on their neighbours Cork this Saturday. A big performance is needed if they are to take points off the All-Ireland Champions.
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)
Venue: Cork Camogie Grounds
Tipperary v Galway
Despite an opening round defeat for Tipperary last week they will take massive pride in their performance as they pushed Cork to within three points last weekend. They welcome a Galway side to their home turf this Saturday, who are fresh from a bye in the opening week of matches. With stars on both sides, this will be an intriguing matchup.
This is Galway’s first outing in the league this year and they will be hoping to get off to a winning start on their travels this weekend. They face a resilient Tipperary side who ran the All-Ireland Champions close in their first fixture of the new year. Last year’s All-Stars Full-Back Sarah Dervan will captain her county for the 2019 campaign.
Referee: Eamon Cassidy (Derry)
Venue: The Ragg
Saturday January 26th
Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1, Group 1
Clare v Offaly, Whitegate GAA, 2pm, Cathal Egan (Cork)
Kilkenny v Dublin, John Locke’s GAA, Callan, 2pm, John Dermody (Westmeath)
Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1, Group 2
Cork v Wexford, Cork Camogie Grounds, 2pm, Ray Kelly (Kildare)
Tipperary v Galway, The Ragg, 2pm, Eamon Cassidy (Derry)