All Roads Lead To All Ireland Semi-Finals For Junior Premiers.
On Sunday the 24th of August, the Dublin Junior Premier Camogie squad will play in the All Ireland Junior Premier Championship Semi -Finals as for their opponents, well for the moment it is up in the air. The only certainty is that the Dubs will be there.
With the last round of games in the championship league stage this Sunday, the possibility of Dublin, Down and Laois finishing on the same points are strong. This will cause a play-off between the three counties over an 8 day period, to sort out the pecking order as to the fixtures layout on the 24th.
The Dubs now enter the business end of the season, and to prepare for the eventuality of the playoffs and preparation for the Semis, they played St. Vincents and on Sunday the 3rd August they play the final group championship game at home to Westmeath, then on the Bank Holiday Monday they host the Dublin Minor A squad in Parnells at 7.15pm.
This is followed on Wednesday the 6th of August with a game against Ballyboden St. Endas before the possibility of the play-offs.
“Its all about getting games in at this stage said manager David Dunning we have to make sure everyone is getting a chance to shine, so the challenge games coming up are pivotal in getting the systems of play right, getting players used to the jobs that have to be done.”
“We are delighted to be getting games against Vinnies, Boden and the Minor A’s, they are quality opposition,’ explained manager Dave Dunning, ‘we have to get it right, get the players in the right frame of mind, condition and in the best form possible. We are determined to reach Croke Park on the September 14th, were we know we can show our best.”
“We would love the camogie people of Dublin to get behind us,continued Dave, at this stage any amount of extra support will spur the players on, they will be lifted by seeing familiar faces at the games, and to feel the good buzz towards them. Its these things that get players over the line in tough encounters.”