Gala Senior Camogie Championship – Clare vs. Limerick

Clare collected their first set of point since being promoted to the senior ranks this year when they saw off Limerick by the narrowest of margins in Cusack Park, 2-8 to 1-10. This was a closely fought match, with just a point the difference as well at half time, 2-4 to 1-6.

A brace of goals from Fiona Lafferty and Claire Commane contributed to a strong first half for the Banner ladies, but Joanne Clifford ensured the Limerick girls were not too far off the mark with her green flag. It was nip and tuck for the closing 30 minutes, with the home team managing to hold out.

Clare are at home to Wexford in two weeks time and while the Slaneysiders will be favourites to go through to the penultimate stages along with Galway (who host Limerick), it will make for an interesting climax.

Clare 2-8, F Lafferty 1-3,C Commane 1-0, S O’Loughlin 0-2(0-1f), C Rosengrave 0-2, C Morey 0-1f

Limerick 1-10, J Cliffor d1-0,N Mulcahy 0-7 (0-3f),D Fitzpatrick, C Mulcahy, E O’Brien 0-1 each

Fixture Details

Saturday July 18th
Gala Senior Camogie Championship
Clare vs. Limerick @ 3:30pm
Referee: Eamonn Browne (Tipperary)
Venue: Cusack Park Ennis

Team News

Clare: D Lynch; D Corcoran, K Lynch, C Kaiser; S Sherlock, D Murphy (Capt), C Morey; A Ryan, L Hayes; R Kaiser, F Lafferty, S O’Loughlin; C Roseingrave, C Commane, S Enright.

Limerick: M Lonergan; S Carey, S Collins, J Garvey; J Mulcahy, A Sheehan, A McNamara; D Fitzpatrick (Capt), C Davis; C Mulcahy, N Mulcahy, F Hickey; E O’Brien, J Clifford, K Campbell.

Match Preview

Both Clare and Limerick will see this as an opportunity to gain their first set of points in the Gala All Ireland senior championship. Clare, at home in Cusack Park, will go all out for victory despite having had to shuffle their side following the news that regular full back Siobhán Lafferty will be out for up to six weeks through injury.

Limerick, with Sarah Carey – daughter of county hurler Ciarán – at corner back have named a strong team which includes the three Mulcahy sisters. Eileen O’Brien and Aoife Sheehan will provide the experience.