Minors begin Leinster title bid, Intermediates and U16s in All Ireland Championship action
by PRO on the 14th of July 2015
Leinster Minor Camogie Championship
Kilkenny vs Wexford (Wednesday)
Venue: (New Ross. 7.30pm) Referee: TBC
The Kilkenny minor side will hope to add to their All Ireland title when they begin their Leinster championship campaign away to Wexford in New Ross on Wednesday. The Kilkenny side is undefeated in competitive action this year and will hope this form will continue against the Slaneysiders. The last time the two sides met was in the All Ireland championship where Kilkenny proved too strong on a 1-13 to 1-07 score line. Wexford will provide a stern test for the All Ireland Champions on Wednesday and Kilkenny will need to keep an eye on Chloe Foxe and Una Sinnott who are capable of causing a headache to the Kilkenny defence. In saying this the Kilkenny forward line were in lethal form during the All Ireland campaign and a performance like this on Wednesday and it will be hard to look past anything but an away victory.
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship Group 2
Kilkenny vs Antrim (Saturday)
Venue: (Ahoghill, Antrim. 2.30pm) Referee: Grainne Coulter
The Kilkenny Intermediate team will hope to bounce back from their opening round lost to Kildare when they make the long track to Ahoghill, in Antrim on Saturday. A victory over the Saffron’s will bring Kilkenny right back into the campaign. Antrim are having a disappointing campaign so far after suffering losses to Waterford and Kildare. The last time the sides met was in the group stages of the league in 2014 when Antrim went away with an away win. This will be a tough encounter for the Cats as Antrim after shipping some having defeats will be hoping to finish the campaign on a high. Antrim manager Paul Boyle efforts have not being helped with injuries to key players such as Shannon Graham and Máire Mulholland. On paper it is hard to look past anything but an away win on Saturday, but expect Antrim to put up a stern test.
All Ireland U16A Camogie Championship Group 1
Kilkenny vs Galway (Saturday)
Venue: (Venue & Time TBC) Referee: Alan Lagrue
The Kilkenny under 16 team will hope to bounce back from losses to Galway and Clare when they entertain Cork in Thomastown on Sunday. A victory over the Rebelettes on Sunday will give Kilkenny a fighting chance of making the later stages of the championship but it is now out of there control. Cork have recorded one win and one loss in the campaign so far with the victory coming over Clare in their first game and the loss coming to Galway last weekend. The last time the sides met was in last year’s championship where the Munster side proved too strong for Kilkenny. This will be a very difficult test for this young Kilkenny side but the drive to bounce back from the previous round defeats and having home advantage will hopefully prove the difference on Sunday.
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