Weekend Preview- Seniors face Derry, while Intermediates face Down.

by on the 11th of March 2015

The Irish Daily Star leagues continue on Sunday when the Senior team will entertain Derry and the Intermediate team entertain Down.

 Irish Daily Star National League Division 1 Group 2 round 2

Kilkenny vs Derry (Sunday)

Venue: (Canon Kearns Park, Castlecomer) Referee:Cathal Egan Time: 2.30pm

 The Kilkenny senior camogie team will be hoping to bounce back from their opening round defeat to Cork when they entertain Derry on Sunday. Kilkenny were in control for the opening half of the contest against Cork, but faded away in the second half, as Cork’s extra few weeks training and also the opening round league tie against Clare seem to stand to them. They were a lot of positives to be taken from the opening round defeat as manger Fintain Deegan took the opportunity to try out some new players and would of been pleased with the performances of Davina Tobin, Catherine Foley, Edel Maher, and Anna Farrell, who all made their senior league debut. Derry also suffered an opening round defeat at the hands of Dublin on a 1-11 to 0-03 point scoreline and will be all out not to suffer another heavy defeat on Sunday. Kilkenny’s focus this season will be to build towards the championship and will use the league to try out some new players and build a panel with a bid of trying to get back to Croke Park in September. Kilkenny although would like to defend there League crown and will hope to begin this charge against Derry on Sunday. Derry will provide a stern test, but I feel the Cats will have too much for the mourneside and should claim their first league win on Sunday.

.Irish Daily Star National League Division 2 Group 2 round 2

 Kilkenny vs Down (Sunday)

 Venue: (Danesfort) Referee:Aiden O Brien Time: 2.30pm

 The Kilkenny Intermediate team will be hoping to make it three wins from three when they entertain Junior All Ireland Champions Down on Sunday. Kilkenny backed up their opening round win over Meath when they comprehensively defeated Tipperary in The Ragg last Sunday. Down defeated Kilkenny in the league last season and the Cats will be adamant that this will not happen for the second year in a row. The intermediate team focus will be on the All Ireland championship campaign, but will be delighted if they can book a League semi final spot which would be almost guaranteed with a victory on Sunday. Down will provide a stern test having suffered two defeats on the bounce to Cork and Meath, they will be all out to ensure that Kilkenny will not inflict their third defeat of the campaign. Kilkenny has been boosted with the addition of players from the victorious Piltown team, and now contain the right blend of experienced players and youth to plan towards later in the season. I feel Kilkenny might just have too much for the Down side, but you can expect Down to provide a serious test on Sunday.

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