LISTEN: Na Piarsaigh & Crecora to battle for Intermediate Camogie title.
Crecora v Na Piarsaigh
Sunday October 1 @12pm in Clarina
Two heavyweights meet this weekend in the Limerick Intermediate Camogie Championship final as Na Piarsaigh take on Crecora in Clarina on Sunday at 12pm.
Both sides were strong favourites in their respective semi finals last weekend. However, both were made to work to ensure a safe passage to the final.
Na Piarsaigh had two points to spare against Bruff, while Crecora defeated Murroe Boher 1-11 to 1-7 to set up the final clash.
Speaking to Sporting Limerick prior to the final, Na Piarsaigh manager Dave O’Neill is taking nothing for granted despite their earlier victory over Crecora in the group stage.
“It was good to win, considering last year’s pounding we got from them. I suppose it gave some of out girls a bit of belief that we could go on to further things. But having said that, we are well aware that some of the group games were a bit of a juggling act. Crecora will be at full straight tomorrow and it will be a different game.”
For Crecora, this is their third county final in a row after losing the previous two by a point each time. They already have a county league title under their belts this year and will be desperate to ad the championship crown to that.
However, they will be a facing a Na Piarasaigh side that are on an upward curve. Already this year they have beaten Crecora in the round robin stages and will be confident of progressing to the senior ranks.
Crecora manager Eddie Corkery says he side will have welcomed back some players who missed the group defeat.
“We have gotten a few players back from illness and injury since then so we have rejigged the team a small bit. Finals are about on the day and we will be hoping we have corrected what went wrong.”
All in all, there will be little to separate the sides come the final whistle on Sunday. For Crecora the motivation of the previous two finals may just be enough to push them over the line and into the Senior Championship next year.
You can hear the podcast of Sporting Limerick’s interviews with Dave O’Neill (Na Piarsaigh) and Eddie Corkery (Crecora) in advance of tomorrow’s final on the link below.
Templeglantine v Granagh Ballingarry
Sunday October 1 @2pm in Coolyroe
Sunday will also see the final of the Junior B Camogie championship played out between Templeglantine and Granagh Ballingarry. The game which has a 2pm throw in at Coolyroe will see Templeglantine enter the game as favourites, although an upset is a possibility in what promises to be a good game.