It’s a busy Easter weekend in Camogie with Kilkenny and Carlow Teams in National League and Championship action.
The Kilkenny Seniors and Intermediates along with the Carlow Junior Team are in action as well as the Kilkenny and Carlow Minors.
The Kilkenny Seniors travel to Bruff in Limerick for a must win game to keep their League prospects alive, while the Intermediates conclude their league campaign as they travel to Laois. The Carlow Juniors are away to Wexford in their final group game in Division Two knowing that victory will virtually guarantee them a Semi-Final spot.
Also, the Kilkenny Minors are at home to Offaly in the All-Ireland Championship, while the Carlow Minors are away to Cavan.
A Must Win
Kilkenny’s Seniors clash against Limerick is a must win game to keep their League prospects alive.
Limerick have been the most improved team in the country along with Carlow, and they have proved their worth at Senior level since defeating Kilkenny in the Intermediate All-Ireland Final in 2014.
The Shannonsiders defeated Cork 1-11 to 0-0 in their opening league game and followed that up with convincing victories over Derry and Waterford.
Meanwhile, Kilkenny lost out to a late Katelynn Hickey injury-time point as Cork won 1-9 to 0-11.
That defeat meant Sunday’s game is essential, but it will be a difficult task as Limerick will fancy their chances on home soil.
Kilkenny can help Carlow
Meanwhile, the Intermediates conclude their league campaign away to Laois knowing they are out of contention.
However, a victory against their neighbours will almost secure a League Semi-Final spot for Carlow.
Carlow have made remarkable strides since 2012 and their progression in the League is further evidence of that statement.
They would be expected to defeat Wexford on Sunday having recorded three straight victories over Kilkenny, Down and Kildare, and victory will surely secure a Semi-Final spot.
Carlow will certainly be contenders for All-Ireland Junior honours in September.
Minor match, major importance
The Kilkenny Minors are at home to Offay in Danesfort on Saturday, and a win here is important to put themselves in contention for a Semi-Final, while their Carlow counterparts travel to Cavan in the C competition knowing that victory is important to keep their championship prospects alive.