Weekend Preview’s- Intermediates and Under 16s head Slaneyside, while Coachford stand between Loreto and Junior A title
by PRO on the 18th of March 2016
A siege of Wexford will take place this Sunday as both the Intermediate and Under 16 sides travel Slaneyside. The Intermediate team will continue their National camogie league campaign taking on Wexford at 2.30pm in Piercestown while the under 16 side will take on Wexford in the curtain raiser in round two of their Leinster championship campaign. While on Saturday the Loreto Kilkenny will hope to secure the All Ireland Post Primary A title when they take on Coachford College of Cork in Cahir at 2pm.
Irish Daily Star National League Division 2 Group 2 Round 4
Wexford vs Kilkenny (Sunday)
Venue: Piercestown, Wexford 2.30pm Referee: Ger Browne
The Kilkenny intermediate team will go in search of their first win of the league campaign when they take on Wexford on Sunday. The sides were very unlucky not to add to the draw earned in the opening round away to Down as Carlow and Kildare just edged out the cats in the previous two rounds.
The Intermediate side is going through a rebuilding process during the league campaign offering debuts to many players and the management team will be buoyed by the performance against Kildare where the Lilywhites just proved that bit more experience near the end and were able to get the scores to get them over the line.
Wexford similar to Kilkenny will go into Sunday’s game in search of their first victory of the campaign. They were unlucky in their opening game to come up a point short against Kildare but suffered two further defeats at the hands of Down and a heavy defeat to Laois last week.
A victory for Kilkenny on Sunday can get Kilkenny’s campaign back on track and they may be a chance they could make the later stages of the league if results go their way and they record an away win to Laois in their final game. This game has all the hallmarks of being a close encounter with the added bite of it being a local derby. I feel Kilkenny have shown a hunger in there previous two games that should see them over the line on Sunday, but I expect a tough tussle.
Leinster Under 16A Championship
Wexford vs Kilkenny (Sunday)
Venue: Piercestown, Wexford 1pm Referee: Peter Dowd
The Kilkenny under 16 team will hope to make it two wins from two when they take on Wexford in Piercestown on Sunday.
The reigning champions made no mistake when they recorded an impressive 2-10 to 1-09 victory over last year’s finalist Dublin in the previous round. Wexford on the other hand suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Offaly in the previous round 4-11 to 2-06. Wexford will go all out to avenge that defeat but I feel Kilkenny could prove a bit too strong on Sunday and should record their second victory of the campaign.
O’Neills All Ireland Post Primary Junior A Final
Coachford College, Cork v Loreto Kilkenny (Saturday)
Venue: Cahir GAA 2pm Referee: Jenny Byrne
The Loreto will hope to secure the Junior A All Ireland Post Primary title when they take on Coachford College of Cork in Cahir on Saturday.
The Loreto will be hoping to put the disappointment of losing the Senior A All Ireland final two weeks ago to bed when they take on the Cork school. In the semi final the Loreto defeated Cross & Passion of Antrim 5-7 to 3-9 to secure Saturday’s showdown. Coachford College needed a replay to secure their final berth after drawing with St Brigid’s, Loughrea 0-8 to 2-2 in the first game but made no mistake in the replay and emerged victorious on a 3-08 to 0-06 score line.
This game is going to be a cracker and the disappointment Loreto suffered a couple of weeks ago may be difference between the sides on Saturday, but I expect a close tight encounter.
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