Limerick welcome Waterford to Ballyagran this Sunday in what is effectively a League quarter final. Both sides have a similar record in the League with two wins, a draw and a loss. Last time out Limerick got their maiden victory over Kilkenny in history and will look to build on the historic win.
Speaking to John Tuohy, manager of the side, he said,
“Obviously beating Kilkenny in Kilkenny was a superb win and we are delighted with it. Everyone performed to their credit and we were delighted to see the performance of the team.”
“The most important thing now is consistency and that’s the most difficult thing to do. The teams that are in our group and in the championship are all going to be very difficult to beat.”
“It does show the talent in Limerick Camogie and does show that they are capable of beating anyone on their day.”
With a relatively inexperienced panel, Tuohy was looking at the league as a perfect place to blood new players. However, as things have panned out, the young side has exceeded expectations and a win at home this sunday will all but guarantee a third successive League semi final spot. Yet, Waterford have shown glimpses of how good they can be this year and Tuohy wont be taking them lightly this weekend.
“Playing against Waterford is going to be a very tough game…. Waterford have been very good and put in some great performances.”
“At the outset we were looking at giving it a run in the league. We have a lot of new players this year and we want to give them a run.”
“We are hoping to beat Waterford and to be in a league semi final would be great. It would probably give us a tie against Cork or Galway and that’s another step up.”
Limerick have been gradually improving over the last number of years and now manager Tuohy is looking for consistency in his sides performances as they look to join the elite group at the top of the camogie ladder. Yet, Sunday is his most pressing concern and he is hoping for a strong performance from his side.
“But in saying that, we are focusing on Sunday. We’ll try to get the best from our players.”
“Again it’s about performance on Sunday and maintaining consistency.”