Two road trips to Cork this weekend in the fixtures as the Very National Camogie League gets up and running
Saturday, February 18th 2023
Cork v Dublin
Very National Camogie League Division 1
MTU Campus, Cork. 2:00pm
Dublin’s Senior Camogie Panel get their National League Division 1 campaign up and running this weekend, with a road trip down south. And they’ll face a tough encounter in the first of their fixtures that will test them properly when they face Cork.
And if anything Dublin will know they’re goKod enough after facing Cork in Last year’s All Ireland Championship. They didn’t secure a victory in that head to head. But their first half performance was probably one of the best displays of camogie we’ve withnessed from this group of girls.
Dublin were leading by 2 points at half time in the championship clash having sent over 7 unanswered scores. They resumed in the same fashion. But were caught out by 2 Cork goals that threw them onto the back foot. Cork took hold and ended the game as 2-10 to 0-09 winners.
Dublin will be facing Tipperary and Kilkenny at home before two away trips to Galway and Clare in the remaining Division 1 fixtures this year.
Kerry v Dublin
LIDL National Football League Division 1
Austin Stack Park, Kerry. 5:15pm
A very interesting match up at Austin Stack Park tomorrow evening. Mick Bohan takes his Senior panel to face a Kerry side who are unbeaten since being promoted to Division 1. Many might have believed Kerry’s goal this year would have been to retain Division 1 status. But after the opening three games the Munster side have put themselves into title contenders.
Victories over Meath and Cork either side of their defeat to Galway have seen major improvements in the Dublin team. A win for the Sky Blues will be a big psychological marker in the league and will certainly see them grow in confidence. They’ll want to be contesting this year’s Division 1 final and a win tomorrow will go a long way to help their cause.
Sunday, February 19th 2023
Cork v Dublin
Allianz National Football League Division 2 Round 3
Pairc Ui Caoimh, Cork. 3:45pm
The third Dublin team on the road this weekend, as Dessie Farrell brings his Senior Footballers to Pairc Ui Caoimh. Cork bounced back from their opening round defeat to Meath by solidly beating Kildare by 2-14 to 0-07 in Round 2. But there still seems to be problems finding the balance between defence and attack for this side.
And what better way to test their mettle than a visit from a Dublin side who wil be keen to continue their momentum after two wins from two games. While the Dubs only narrowly beat Kildare in their opener, last week’s performance against Limerick saw the trademark attack return in the form of Con O’Callaghan. And another convincing performance will be what’s needed to get out of Division 2 and back to the top flight in League Football.