Aisling Maher – Nobody Wants To Walk Through The Group Stages


It Will Be Interesting To Play Against Cork To See How Where We Are As A Team – Aisling Maher

Dublin Senior Camogie’s Aisling Maher is looking forward to some tough games in Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance Senior All Ireland Camogie Championship which starts this weekend.

Dublin are joined in a tough group by All Ireland champions Cork, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and tomorrow’s opponents Meath.

Speaking last week at the official launch of the All Ireland Camogie championships Aisling expressed that the standard is so high now in the senior grade there are no easy groups and herself and her teammates are looking forward to some tough games in the weeks ahead.

And that’s exactly how it should be according to former All-Star Maher who stated that nobody wants to be walking through the group stages as it doesn’t do any team any favours later in the championship.

For Aisling reaching the All Ireland semi finals two years ago for the first time in 27 years was a massive move forward for Dublin Camogie and although it was great to finally bridge that gap it’s done and reaching the knockout stages of the championship should be expected of the team now and anything short of that is not good enough.

Maher also stated that it’s about moving forward for Dublin and once they reach the knockout stages it’s all about contesting from there on and not just to be happy to have made that stage and be making up the numbers.

Aisling also spoke about what new manager Frank Browne has brought to the table this year, the new young talent that has been brought into the squad, what new captain Roisin Baker is like, tomorrow’s opponents Meath and much more.

The full interview with Aisling can be viewed in the video attached above.