Gala Senior and Intermediate Camogie Championship – Galway vs. Clare

Last season’s finalists Galway served notice they will be stiff opposition for any team, with their emphatic 3-17 to 1-4 triumph over neighbours Clare at Kenny Park, Athenry. The Banner girls – promoted to senior this year – stayed with the Maroon and White in the opening half trailing at the break 1-5 to 1-3, but when Veronica Curtin turned on the style with 2-4 along with Aislinn Connolly’s 1-8, there was no stopping the westerners. Carina Roseingrave recorded the Clare goal.

Galway 3-17, A Connolly 1-8 (0-6f,0-1’45) V Curtin 2-4,T Maher 0-3, B Hanney 0-2
Clare 1-4,C Rosengrave 1-0, S O’Loughlin 0-4 (0-2f).

Gala All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship
Galway 7-13 M Conroy 2-4 (0-2f), C Bowes 2-2,T Rutledge 2-1,N Mc Grath 1-2, C Conroy 0-2, C Kelly, L Pardy 0-1 each.
Clare 1-3, A O’Brien 1-2 (1-2f), A Griffey (Griffey) 0-1.

Fixture Details

Saturday June 27th
Gala Senior Camogie Championship
Galway vs. Clare @ 3:30pm
Referee: Úna Kearney (Armagh)
Venue: Kenny Park, Athenry

Gala Intermediate Camogie Championship
Galway vs. Clare @ 1:45pm
Referee: Mike Sheehan, Cork
Venue: Kenny Park, Athenry

Match Preview

Galway play host to Clare who are promoted to the top tier this season. Liam Donoghue’s charges will be looking to go one step further than 2008 and he has an extensive panel to choose from. Players such as Regina Glynn, Niamh Kilkenny, Therese Maher and Veronica Curtin will put it up to the Banner.

Bertie Sherlock has his team in fine form, but they will need to hit the ground running Fiona Lafferty, Deirdre Murphy and Shonagh Enright and co. will give it everything.

Team News

Clare: D Lynch; S Sherlock, S Lafferty, D Corcoran; C Morey, F Lafferty, K Lynch; D Murphy (Capt), A Ryan; R Kaiser, S Enright, S O’Loughlin; C Roseingrave, R McMahon, C Commane.

Galway: S Earner; R Glynn, T Manton, S Keane; N Kilkenny, S Cahalan (Capt), L Ryan; A M Hayes, S Tannion; O Kilkenny, T Maher, B Hanney; V Curtin, B Kerins, A Connolly.