2011 All Ireland Camogie Championship in association with RT+ Sport
Clare v Dublin, 2.00pm, Cusack Park, Mike O’Kelly (Cork)
The Banner put in a storming display against Kilkenny last weekend and will have been disappointed to have lost momentum in the second half. They will be aiming for a full sixty minute display against a young Dublin side, looking for their first win of the season. A stronger and more robust Clare side should win out.
Wexford v Offaly, 2.00pm, Wexford Park, Eadhmonn Mac Suibhne (Dublin)
Wexford face Offaly in a repeat of the Leinster Senior Camogie Final. The Model County came out on top in that tie, but encountered a spirited and skilful Offaly side. Joachim Kelly’s team has endured a tough campaign but will be heartened by the experience of their first year in senior championship. Wexford, at home, should collect the points.
Cork v Tipperary, 2.00pm, CIT, Karl O’Brien (Dublin)
Two age old rivals renew acquaintances in round six of the qualifying series. Cork lie top of the table and their scoring averages over the course are noteworthy. Manager Joe O’Brien is expected to name a full strength side for the tie. Tipperary will be seeking a vital win to keep them in contention for a final four slot.
Cork at home and with Jennifer O’Leary in top form, should secure a win.
Galway v Kilkenny, 4.00pm, Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, Owen Elliott (Antrim)
Both sides come into the tie, with one defeat each and Saturday’s clash is bound to be an intense encounter. Galway notched up an easy win over Dublin with Veronica Curtin and Brenda Hanney impressing. Kilkenny collected points against Clare, edging ahead in the final quarter. Galway’s firepower and home advantage should pay dividends.