Weekend Previews- Seniors entertain All Ireland Champs, while Intermediates host Lilywhites

by on the 9th of March 2016

The Kilkenny camogie inter-county season resumes this weekend with a further Piltown double header. The Kilkenny senior side entertains All Ireland Champions Cork in round 3 of the Irish Daily Star Division one league, while the Kilkenny Intermediate side will hope to get there campaign back on track when they face Kildare in the curtain raiser of the days double header  in round 3 of Irish Daily star Division 2 league.

Irish Daily Star National League Division 1 Group 2 Round 3

Kilkenny              vs            Cork

Venue: Piltown Gaa Complex 2.30pm Referee: Owen Elliott (Antrim)

The Kilkenny senior side will hope to make it three wins from three when they entertain reigning All Ireland champions Cork to Piltown on Sunday.

The Kilkenny team has being motoring well so far in the league and backed up an opening round victory over Derry with a nine point victory over Waterford on Sunday week last. Cork recovered from their opening round defeat at the hands of Limerick with a easy victory over Derry in round 2.

The last time the sides met was in the All Ireland semi final last where Cork recovered from a slow start and recorded a nine point victory over Sunday’s hosts in a game where goals were the deciding factor.

Both sides are missing a number of players during the league due to injury and for Cork the players involved with recent senior Club champions Milford.

Both sides would be hoping for the early bragging right of this epic rivalry but neither will want to show their cards this early in the season with rematch down the road a real possibility. I feel home advantage could be the difference on Sunday.  This game has all the hallmarks of being a cracking encounter and one not to be missed.

Irish Daily Star National League Division 2 Group 2 Round 3

Kilkenny             vs              Kildare                

Venue: Piltown Gaa Complex 1pm Referee: John McDonagh (Galway)

The Kilkenny Intermediate team will hope to get there campaign back on track after their round 2 defeat to Carlow when they face Kildare in Piltown on Sunday.

Kilkenny are using the league this season to blood some new players and secured a good draw in their first game away to Down. Unfortunately goals were the difference in round two when Carlow found the net at crucial times and Kilkenny just came up short in the end.  Kildare on the other hand are two from two after recording wins over Wexford and Laois.

Kildare will provide a stern test for the Cats on Sunday with the Lilywhites tipped in many quarters as All Ireland contenders this season.  I feel they are a big performance in this Kilkenny side and the previous round defeat could be the motivating factor.

IDS League Round 3

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