For the second successive summer Clare and Cork have booked a date in the Munster SHC final after wins over Limerick and Waterford respectively. All four sides are represented on our hurling team of the week…
Newcomer Carrie Dolan hit 1-8 as Galway secured the second of the two home victories manager Cathal Murray had prescribed by defeating Waterford by 4-12 to 0-8 at Kenny Park. That moves the Tribeswomen to the top of the table with trips to Limerick and League champions Kilkenny to come.
Galway are sweating on the fitness of star midfielder Niamh Kilkenny ahead of their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 1 outing against Waterford in Athenry on Saturday (5pm).
A third Connacht final appearance in a row, a third straight championship win over Mayo, and seven unbeaten games in this year's Division 1 tells us that Galway's trajectory is on an upward curve, but manager Kevin Walsh is not a man for assumptions.
Dublin manager David Herity was full of beans after seeing his team get their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship campaign off to a 3-14 to 3-9 start against Offaly at Parnell Park.
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