LISTEN – John Tuohy on his side’s determination to overcome Cork in league semi

Limerick’s senior camogie side face into their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Semi-Final with All-Ireland champions Cork on Sunday hoping to reach their first decider in the competition since 2002.

Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Finals Photocall, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 7/3/2018
Camogie stars Ashling Thompson (Cork), Shelly Farrell (Kilkenny), Sarah Dervan (Galway) and Sarah Carey (Limerick) pictured at the Captain’s Run in the Iveagh Gardens. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

John Tuohy’s charges made history last year by lifting the Munster Senior Championship title with a win over this weekend’s opposition.

The Limerick boss says his side will treat the game like a championship tie.

“We hadn’t planned on making a final, we just had planned on blooding our squad. You’ve the same attitude as a championship game now, we’re playing against Cork and you want to put your best foot forward.”

No doubt the championship will be the main target this year, but Tuohy believes that playing the likes of Cork and Kilkenny is always an experience that learnings can be taken from.

“It’s another game against a top four team and we’re delighted to be in the top four ourselves. We’ve played and beaten Kilkenny – All-Ireland finalists and league champions two years in a row and now we’re playing Cork.”

Limerick have had numerous battles with the All-Ireland champions under the tenure of Tuohy. The Treaty manager is wary of the threat that the Rebel County pose but will also take encouragement from the fact that his side have managed more than their fare share of victories over the years.

“Cork have the capacity to inflict serious damage on any team, they’ll beat you by ten, twelve, fifteen points no problem at all. They’ve a huge amount of talent available to them. Some days we’ve matched them and out-foxed them other days we haven’t so it’s really down to how we get on in the day against them down in Cork.”

Tuohy also commented on Niamh Mulcahy’s player of the month award. The Ahane sharpshooter scooped the honour for the month of February.

“Niamh is a superb servant of Limerick camogie, she deserves every accolade that she gets. She was a fantastic captain last year and is a fantastic leader out on the field.”

Listen to the interview in full below.

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