For another consecutive year, Myshall and Naomh Bríd will go head-to-head for the Reddy’s of Carlow senior camogie title.
There was a clear win for Myshall in the 2020 and 2021 finals, but when the sides met earlier this year, things were a little closer.
They’ll renew rivalries once more this coming Sunday except this time, the venue will be Netwatch Cullen Park instead of the grounds of SETU Carlow.
“The crowd would be electric in IT Carlow as it’s a smaller venue but really we need the bigger crowd on this occasion to create an atmosphere”, acting county secretary Linda Kenny told KCLR this week of the venue change for this year’s finals.
“We have plans to bring in under eight and under ten girls from across the four participating clubs which will add greatly to the atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity for all those young girls to play in Netwatch Cullen Park and look up to the stars in their clubs.”
As for the meeting of Naomh Bríd and Myshall on Sunday afternoon, Kenny believes that this year anything could happen, despite Myshall chasing an incredible 23rd title victory.
“Earlier in the round stages it was a draw. I attended that game and Myshall were ahead by six points when I left with three or four minutes to go. As I arrived home, I heard the match was a draw. Any thing is possible on any given day.”
“I was at many of the games over the course of the year and I do think Myshall have a very, very strong centre of their team. While their panel is reduced this year with injuries and retirements, they’re certainly still very strong up the centre.”
“But Naomh Bríd have very strong players and have put in a huge effort this year. One this I do notice about Naomh Bríd this year, in particular, is that they have a much different style. They’re attacking more and had been a little bit more defensive (previously). Maybe that will be what could change this county final for Naomh Bríd.”
You can find out for yourself this Sunday at Netwatch Cullen Park with a double-header of camogie in store. Mount Leinster Rangers and Burren Rangers get things underway with the junior final at 1pm, followed by the senior final between Myshall and Naomh Bríd from 3pm.
Admission on Sunday is via the stand entrance only, €10 for adults, students and OAPs. Cash or card will be accepted at the ticket office.