Camogie takes centre stage this weekend with two important fixtures in this year’s All Ireland Championships
Saturday, June 4th 2022
We’re still reeling after a packed Saturday just gone, getting through four fixtures. So it’s nice to take the foot off the gas this weekend. That being said there are two massively important games in the Glen Dimplex All Ireland Camogie Championship. Dublin’s Intermediate and Senior Camogie panels will both be in actions as the rounds continue in the competition.
Dublin v Cork
Glen Dimplex All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
St. Peregrines GAA, Dublin. 5:00pm
Adrian O’Sullivan’s Senior Camogie panel are certainly not in this All Ireland Championship to make up the numbers this year. And based on their opening two displays in the competition, this weekend’s clash with Cork could turn out to be a titanic battle.
So far Dublin have overcome Waterford on the road in Round 1 with a 1-11 to 0-12 victory in Walsh Park. And in front of a home crowd in Parnell Park on Saturday they welcomed Tipperary and came very close to a second win on the bounce. In additional time the Dubs were leading by 0-10 to 0-09. But Cait Devane, who had kept the game alive for the visitors, coverted a free to equalise and tie the fixture.
Cork come to St. Peregrines on Saturday off the back of a 2-14 to 1-06 win in Wexford, and a 2-17 to 2-05 victory over Clare at home. There are only 2 points between Dublin and Cork in the table, and a win for Dublin this weekend would put them in an incredible position before facing Clare in Round 4. But if Cork are victorious, it won’t slow Dublin’s drive and momentum.
Laois v Dublin
Glen Dimplex All Ireland Inter Camogie Championship
Laois Centre Of Excellence, Portlaoise. 5:00pm
It was a disappointing start for the Dublin Intermediate Camogie Panel at Cusack Park over the weekend. But they still have plenty of time to put that loss to Westmeath and move forward in this competition.
This weekend Jimmy Greville’s panel head for Portlaoise for their second game. For Laois it’s the third of their All Ireland fixtures. And with home advantage at the Laois Centre Of Excellence, they’ll be looking to improve their fortunes. An opening round loss to Galway at home was followed by a defeat at the hands of Kerry on the road.
If Dublin can come away with a win over Laois this weekend, it puts them in a more positive position before their long trip to Kerry for their next game. The table means nothing right now as the girls have only completed one of their five fixtures. But their immediate goal will be pick up 3 points and focus on the next encounter.
We’ll have more news on both fixtures as the week goes on, along with team annoucements and update throughout the weekend. Just stay tuned.