Weekend Previews- Wexford stand between Kilkenny and Semi final berth, Dublin next up for Under 16s

by on the 20th of July 2016

Saturday 23rd July 2016 
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship Group 1
Kilkenny vs Wexford
Venue: Kennedy Park, New Ross 2.30pm Referee: Andrew Larkin

The Kilkenny intermediate team will hope to make it three wins from three and secure a semi final spot with a game to spare when they travel to New Ross on Saturday to take on Wexford.

Kilkenny backed up a good opening round victory over Tipperary (5-18 to 0-11) with a good away victory over Antrim (6-11 to 3-07) in the previous round.

Wexford on the other hand are having a disappointing campaign and are seeking their first win. They began their campaign with a 3-13 to 1-13 lost to Tipperary. In the second round Antrim proved too strong on a 4-16 to 2-11 score line. In the previous round Laois proved too strong on a 2-12 to 1-08 score line.

Kilkenny have been in impressive form so far in the campaign and racked up an impressive 11-29 in the previous two games. In saying this Kilkenny will be fully aware that they are work still to be done and even though Wexford will be going into this game as underdogs, Kilkenny will fully aware that the threat that this tag can have on a team. This game has the added bite of it being a local derby with Kilkenny chasing a semi-final spot and Wexford hoping to finish their campaign on a high.

In saying this I feel Kilkenny will just have that too much for Wexford on Saturday and should claim victory, but I do expect Wexford to put up a battling performance.


Sunday 24th July 2016 

All Ireland U16A Camogie Championship Group 1

Dublin vs Kilkenny
Venue: Naomh Mearnog GAA
2.30pm Referee: Eamon Cassidy

The Kilkenny under 16 will travel to Dublin on Sunday in the hope of claiming their third victory of the campaign and secure a semi-final spot. This game is a repeat of the Leinster final where Kilkenny had too much for their Metropolitan counterparts.

Both sides are heading into this contest with a 100% record with Dublin topping the table having played an extra game and already securing the semi-final berth. Kilkenny backed up a good opening round victory away to Waterford (2-14 to 1-10) with an impressive display over Limerick (4-18 to 0-07).  Dublin are in a similar position and recorded three good wins thus far. They began the campaign with a 4-10 to 1-05 away defeat of Limerick. They followed this up with a 1-14 to 1-08 victory over Clare. In the third round they were impressive in a 4-11 to 1-12 defeat of Waterford.

This contest is a repeat of the Leinster final where Kilkenny proved too strong for Dublin on a 3-18 to 3-06 score line. This game has all the hallmarks of being a cracking contest and has served up some cracking encounters in recent seasons. I feel Kilkenny are building up good momentum and may have that bit too much for Dublin, but I expect a real tussle, but it’s a game not to be missed.

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