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GALWAY CAMOGIE: KILKENNY AND HANNIFFY MISS WATERFORD CLASH

Galway senior camogie manager Cathal Murray has made two changes to his team ahead of their second All-Ireland championship round-robin fixture against Waterford on Saturday (16th June). 

Dual star Caitriona Cormican and Sarsfields captain Orlaith McGrath come into the starting line-up instead of Niamh Kilkenny and Niamh Hanniffy.

Kilkenny picked up a thumb injury her player of the match performance against Clare last Saturday (9th June).  And goal scorer Hanniffy in that 1-16 to 0-9 victory also picked up a knock and both are rested though they are named on the bench if required.

Another positive result will put one foot into the knock out series and the Tribeswomen will be strong favourites having trounced the Deise 5-28 to 1-10 in 2017 thanks to goals from Finola Keely and two each for Ailish O’Reilly and Noreen Coen.

Another noteworthy positional move sees Heather Cooney named at centre back with Shauna Healy dropping back to the corner.

  1. Sarah Healy – St Thomas
  2. Shauna Healy –Ardrahan
  3. SarahDervan– Mullagh 
  4. Tara Kenny –Sarsfields
  5. Roisin Black – Oranmore/Maree
  6. Heather Cooney – St Thomas
  7. Lorraine Ryan –Kiltulla/Killimordaly
  8. Anne Marie Starr –Killimor
  9. Catriona Cormican –Cappataggle
  10. Niamh McGrath –Sarsfields
  11. RebeccaHennelly– Ardrahan 
  12. Aoife Donohue –Mullagh
  13. Carrie Dolan –Clarinbridge
  14. OrlaithMcGrath – Sarsfields 
  15. Ailish O’Reilly – Oranmore/Maree

Subs: Catriona Daly – Mullagh, Shauna Burke – Craughwell, Emma Helebert – Ballinderreen, Ciara Murphy – Clarinbridge, Finola Keeley – St Thomas, Noreen Coen – Athenry, Cliodhna Walsh – Ardrahan, Leanne Freaney – Craughwell, Michelle Skehill – Cappataggle, Niamh Hanniffy – Oranmore/Maree, Niamh Kilkenny – Pearses, Siobhan Coen – Ballinderreen, Ava Lynskey – Ardrahan, Siobhan McGrath – Sarsfields

Waterford (probable): Ciara Jackman; Mairead Power, Iona Heffernan, Sibheal Harney; Shauna Kiernan, Áine Lyng, Aoife Landers; Niamh Rockett, Lorraine Bray; Cathriona McGlone, Deirdre Fahey, Kate McMahon; Beth Carton, Annie Fitzgerald, Kaiesha Tobin

Galway meet Waterford in the 2018 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday, 16th June.  Throw-in at Kenny Park, Athenry is 5pm and will be proceeded by the intermediate game between Galway and Tipperary.

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