All-Ireland Minor Camogie Semi-Finals – Match Previews

All Ireland minor camogie semi-final, Clare v Cork, Kilmallock, Sunday 3.30pm

Davy Fitzgerald is disappointed to miss this fixture as he will be caught up with the Waterford senior hurlers in Semple Stadium. Davy is coach to the Clare minor team, however manager Fintan McNamara knows only too well what Cork are capable of after being beaten twice already by the Rebels this season.
Senior players Chloe Morey and Shonagh Enright will have to be on top of their game to deny an impressive Cork team that includes rising stars, twins Katrina and Pamela Mackey. Clare have never won a minor title, although they did get to the final last year.

All Ireland minor camogie semi-final, Tipperary v Kilkenny, Kilmallock, Sunday 1.45pm

Up to last year Kilkenny dominated underage camogie claiming seven All Ireland titles in four years at U16 and minor level. However, they have already relinquished their U16 crown to Galway, so they will be keen not to bow out to easily against neighbours Tipperary.
Shelly Farrell and Denise Gaule are in exceptional scoring form this season, and if they combine the Premier County will have it all to do. Still, Tipperary has performed well in all their games with Cait Devane a player to watch out for in attack, and they will be boosted by reaching the U16 decider earlier this summer.

Therese O’Callaghan,
Camogie Association PR and Media