Kilkenny and Cork have served up some camogie crackers over the past few years and they’ll be doing it all over again on Sunday.
With the semi-finals of the All-Ireland senior camogie championship moved to Croke Park – for the first time ever – old rivals Kilkenny and Cork will meet in the second game of the day with Galway and Tipperary getting proceedings underway in the early fixture.
Last year’s beaten finalists Galway meet a Tipperary side with a point to prove following a strong win over Waterford at the weekend. They’ll be throwing in at GAA HQ at 2pm this Sunday.
It’s a 4pm clash for Kilkenny and Cork, the winners of both games on the day getting to decide the destination for the O’Duffy Cup for 2021 on Sunday 12 September.
Kilkenny lead by a point at halftime in last November’s semi-final against Cork before running out 2-10 to 1-11 winners, Anne Dalton and Miriam Walsh providing the goals for the Cats on that Sunday. Galway had the measure of Tipperary at the same stage last year, picking up a 1-11 to 0-08 win before dropping the final to Kilkenny 1-14 to 1-11.
This is the fourth year running that Kilkenny, Cork, Galway and Tipperary have contested the semi-finals, Tipperary the only side not to advance in that time to the finals.
The defending All-Ireland champions will be sweating on the fitness of Kellyann Doyle who was taken off with a shoulder injury on Saturday, while Miriam Bambrick is expected to miss Sunday’s fixture having seen straight red late in the second half against Wexford.
We’ll have live coverage of Kilkenny v Cork on air, online and in-app with buildup from 3.50pm on Scoreline this Sunday, again with Martin Quilty and Áine Fahey on deck for Scoreline and KCLR.