It’s a busy weekend of Camogie with the Kilkenny Senior and Intermediate Teams as well as the Carlow Junior Team in National League action on Sunday.
All three teams have home advantage with the Kilkenny Seniors in Division One action at home to Cork, while the Intermediates host Kildare in Division Two, with Carlow hosting Down in the Netwatch Training Centre in Fenagh.
At time of writing, there has been no venue confirmed for the Kilkenny Seniors and Intermediate games.
The Seniors will face their toughest test so far as they host All-Ireland Senior Champions Cork.
Under the stewardship of Anne Downey, Kilkenny recorded easy victories against both Derry and Waterford, but the Rebellettes will represent a significant step-up in class especially for a lot of thew newcomers involved with their first year with the Seniors.
The Intermediates Division Two game against Kildare is a must-win encounter after having drawn their first game away to Down while losing at home to an ever improving Carlow.
Kildare are top of the table having won both their games, and they are experienced at this grade having lost to Waterford in last years All-Ireland Intermediate Final, while they defeated Laois in the 2013 All-Ireland Junior Final.
Meanwhile, Carlow continue to progress up the Camogie ladder and playing in Division Two of the National League is perfect indication of their continued progression.
Having got promoted from Division 4 to Division 2 over the past three years, Carlow proved that they are well able to mix it with the Intermediates top teams so far.
A narrow defeat at home to Laois was followed by a 4 point victory over Kilkenny, and they will feel confident of victory at home to Down on Sunday who are currently 2nd in the table having drawn at home to Kilkenny before defeating Wexford 0-12 to 0-7.
Playing teams of this standard will be perfect preparation ahead of the All-Ireland Junior Championship which commences in the Summer.