SENIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2 MATCH PREVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS.
After convincing wins for Ballyboden, Na Fianna, St Vincents and St Oliver Plunketts/ ER we look ahead to what Round 2 might have to offer :
Ballyboden St Enda’s v Naomh Brid, Ballyboden ,Sunday 21st Sept ,10am
The county champions had far too much firepower for Naomh Mearnog in the last round and unfortunately Naomh Brid can expect more of the same tomorrow. The experienced Ciara Lucey is back in the fold now and is a huge addition to the Boden squad. Naomh Brid had a tough night against Na Fianna in the previous round and will hope to frustrate the hosts, but cannot see anything other thn a comfortable home win.
Verdict ; Ballyboden
Na Fianna v Naomh Mearnog, Mobhi Rd, Sunday 21st Sept, 11am
The home side had a good win over Naomh Brid last time out while Mearnogs had a night to forget against Ballyboden. A backlash is surely expected from the Portmarnock girls who are far better than the scoreline suggested in Round 1, however with a likely outcome in the other game Na Fianna know that a win will ensure a semi-final spot. Na Fianna’s tough defence has been well documented all season so Mearnogs will have to work hard to breech their opponents back line. Agin like the first game theres likely to be only one winner and that’s the home side.
Verdict ; Na Fianna
St Vincents v Raheny , PNU, Sunday 21st Sept, 11am
The Marino girls have been there or thereabouts the last number of years and this year will be no different, they came through a difficult task against Lucan when 2 second half goals were pretty much the difference between the sides at the final whistle. Raheny were well beaten by Plunketts in round one and we expect they will find the much slicker Vinnies girls too hot to handle. We expect St Vincents to win comfortably and look strong for top spot going into the final round.
Verdict ; St Vincents
St Oliver Plunketts / Eoghan Ruadh v Lucan Sarsfields, St Oliver Plunketts, Sunday 21st Sept, 11am
The home side will be full of confidence after a resounding Round 1 win over Raheny however Lucan will be looking to get their campaign back on track. The Lucan girls had done most of the hurling in the first half against St Vincents but it certainly didn’t reflect on the scoreboard, while Plunketts raised plenty of green flags in their game. This is likely to be a close affair to start but the strength of the Lucan girls should see them pull away in the second half.
Verdict ; Lucan Sarsfields