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Galway Camogie: TWO BIG MATCHES THIS WEEKEND

It’s another busy weekend on the Galway camogie circuit with the senior team in league action while the top two schools complete their trilogy of provincial finals.

Galway face Tipperary on Sunday in Gort (2pm) in the National Camogie League knowing victory is crucial to maintain their interest.

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Tony O’Donovan’s charges went down to Cork in the opening round but while they’ll start as favourites against the Premier County, Tipperary will be full of confidence following their 0-16 to 0-7 win over Offaly last Saturday.

Ailish O’Reilly scored a goal against the Rebelettes with Aoife Donohue and Rebecca Hennelly also on the scoresheet but the Tribeswomen will need a much better showing then the 1-3 they finished with.

They are still without several key personnel and last week’s club semi-finals wins for Sarsfields and Athenry won’t help their spring cause.  Players like Niamh and Orlaith McGrath, Tara Kenny and Noreen Coen will be cup-tied for the remaining round robin games.

And Sarsfields’ win against Burgess-Duharra could strengthen Tipperary’s hand as Gemma and Jenny Grace along with Caoimhe and Ciardha Maher could be available for the visitors.

On Saturday, Presentation College, Athenry and St. Brigid’s College, Loughrea lock horns again in Ballinderreen at 12pm in the Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior Final Replay.

The two sides finished level in Kilnadeema on January 19th after Sarah Healy’s second half goal put St. Brigid’s back on track.  Athenry built a lead beforehand with Niamh Niland hitting double digits in the 0-10 to 1-7 result. 

Presentation are the defending champions but St. Brigid’s, All-Ireland winners in 2016, won the Junior Final between the teams this week.  Extra-time will be played if required.

Saturday, 3rd February 

Connacht PPS Senior Camogie Final Replay 

Presentation College, Athenry vs St. Brigid’s College, Loughrea (12pm Ballinderreen) 

Sunday, 4th February 

Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 

Galway vs Tipperary (2pm Gort)

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