Senior Camogie Championship kicks off as Limerick head to Antrim

Antrim managed to finish third in the Division 1B table, while Limerick ended up second from bottom, but in truth both sides will be looking to improve on a disappointing League campaign.

Limerick kick off their Glen Dimplex Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday, as they travel to Dunloy to take on Antrim, throwing in at 3pm.

John Lillis will be hoping his side have a better start to the championship this year than they did in 2022, as they were hammered 4-11 to 1-07 by Galway in Pearse Stadium. They did go on to reach the quarter-final, only their third trip to that stage in the past two decades.

The Treaty were well beaten by Waterford in that game and will have the Deise for company in the second round following their trip up north this weekend.

29 April 2023; Orlaith Kelleher of Limerick in action against Clare Hehir of Clare during the Munster Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final match between Limerick and Clare at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The Shannonsiders come into this one with cautious optimism following an up and down league campaign.

Waterford join Limerick as two of last year’s quarter finalists in Group 3, alongside Antrim, as well as an Offaly team in transition. All four teams competed in Division 1B of the Very Ireland National Leagues, with Antrim defeating Limerick 2-17 to 1-11 in Rathkeale back in February.

Antrim finished third in the Division 1B table, while Limerick ended up second from bottom, but in truth both sides will be looking to improve on a disappointing League campaign, where they only managed three wins between them.

Limerick staved off a second successive relegation with a final day win over Offaly and they will be hoping to carry that momentum into the championship.

However, John Lillis’ side were knocked out by Clare in the Munster Championship semi final in the meantime, as they lost 1-15 to 0-11 in the TUS Gaelic Grounds. Up in Ulster, Antrim lost the final of the their provincial Championship to a strong Down side.

Limerick travel to Dunloy to take on Antrim in the first round of the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship this Saturday at 3pm.

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