Dublin Camogie player in a sky blue jersey, navy skort and black and white helmet striking the ball with her hurl as Dublin who are underdogs face Galway in the quarter finals

Underdogs Tag Suits Dublin With All The Pressure On Galway

 

Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter Final

Dublin v Galway

Saturday August 4th

Venue: Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Throw-In: 7.15pm

Referee: Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny)

 

Dublin are underdogs once again for this Saturday’s Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship quarter final against Galway.

Dublin manager David Herity has named his side for tomorrow evenings big game on Leeside in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 7.15pm.

Similarly last year Herity’s side found themselves in the same position as they prepared to face Wexford at the same stage of the competition.

Very few gave Dublin a chance in last year’s quarter final, but as they have done on countless occasions then and since the team proved those doubters wrong.

A stunning victory against Wexford in Semple Stadium on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-12 made Dublin the story of last summers Camogie championship.

Likewise tomorrow few are expecting anything less than a Galway win, but confidence is high in the Dublin camp and they are certainly not traveling to Cork just to make up the numbers.

 

Dublin’s Destiny Is In Their Own Hands

 

Dublin’s destiny is in their own hands and Herity’s side won’t be following anyone else’s storyline and will write their own script tomorrow.

Dublin are unbeaten in their last three outings and the only game from their five group fixtures they lost was to reigning champions Cork.

Galway head into Saturday evenings fixture on the back of a loss to 2017 championship runners-up Kilkenny.

But the girls from the West won their other three group games and as a result finished second in their group behind table toppers Cork.

Galway are very capable of racking up big scores in games as they proved in their group fixtures, but likewise you also have to question, outside of Kilkenny, the quality of opposition they faced in their group.

 

Dublin Can Play With The Shackles Off

 

As red hot favourites tomorrow all the pressure will be on Galway to perform and in the claustrophobic atmosphere of the championship knockout stages that can sometimes overwhelm a team.

Because few outside of the Dublin set-up is giving them a chance the girls in blue, as the underdogs, can play tomorrow with the shackles off, that makes them a very dangerous opposition.

If Galway believe the hype and don’t take the challenge Dublin will pose as seriously as they should, they will come a cropper in Páirc Uí Chaoimh tomorrow evening.

Dublin will have to keep it tight early on and if they avoid conceding any early goals and impose their own game plan then they may yet again be the headline story of the 2018 Camogie Championship.

 

Dublin Team:

 

1. Faye McCarthy

Naomh Jude

 

2. Niamh Gannon

Naomh Jude

 

3. Aisling Carolan

St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh

 

4. Martha O’Donoghue

Ballyboden St Endas

 

5. Hannah Hegarty

Naomh Jude

 

6. Laura Twomey (Capt)

Naomh  Mearnóg

 

7. Roisin Baker

Na Fianna

 

8. Orla Beagan

Lucan Sarsfields

 

9. Eimear McCarthy

Naomh Uinsionn

 

10. Ali Twomey

Lucan Sarsfields

 

11. Alex Griffin

Na Fianna

 

12. Doireann Mallany

Ballyboden St Endas

 

13. Siobhan Kehoe

Naomh Fionnbarra

 

14 Mairi Moynihan

Lucan Sarsfields

 

15. Emma Flanagan

Lucan Sarsfields

 

Substitutes:

 

16. Síle Níc Coitir

Ballyboden St Endas

 

17. Arlene Cushen

Na Fianna

 

18. Ali Maguire

Naomh Uinsionn

 

19. Catherine Costello

Faughs Celtic

 

20. Eimear O’Leary

Ballyboden St Endas

 

21. Emma O’Byrne

Good Counsel

 

22. Grainne Quinn

Naomh Uinsionn

 

23. Leah Butler

Naomh Jude

 

24. Niamh Rock

Na Fianna

 

25. Zoe O’Donoghue

Na Fianna

 

26. Eve O’Brien

Na Fianna

 

27. Orla Gray

Na Fianna

 

28. Emma Gray

Na Fianna

 

29. Miriam Twomey

Naomh Mearnog

 

Management Team:

 

Manager: David Herity

Coach: John Mathews

Selectors: Michael O’Grady, David Curtin, Sandra Tarr

Physio: Laura Mc’Cague

Player Liaison: Meggan O’Reilly

Maor Uisce: Courtney Manning

Video/Stats: Vinny McEntee