It’s a busy weekend of Sport here at KCLR this weekend and there seems to be a Semi Final of some description everywhere you look!
We are blessed to be in a position to cover five Semi Finals this Sunday, and two of those are in Camogie where Thomastown and Myshall will aim to reach the All Ireland Senior & Intermediate Finals in Croke Park.
Myshall’s progress as a club is tangible to the success that the Carlow Camogie Team has enjoyed over the past few seasons and a large number of the county panel are from there.
They have won All Ireland Junior titles early in this decade and now they are on the brink of making the Intermediate Final.
Standing in their way is Cappataggle of Galway who are a formidable outfit.
Kate Nolan has been a key player for club and county for some time now and she says that the mood in the camp is good ahead of the game.
“Everyone is Buzzing for it, there is nerves as well and at this stage we just want to play the game, we have been looking forward to it for a long time now and we are training hard so hopefully we can do the job on Sunday”
Myshall have had some strong tests in challenge games in preparation for the game and played Slaughtneill from Derry who are contesting an All Ireland Senior Semi Final this weekend so that will stand to them.
The Galway side will have prepared strongly themselves, but I feel that the winning habit that Myshall have developed over the years should carry them through.
The game is at 2pm in Kinnegad, Westmeath and We Will Have Live Reports From The Game
Verdict – Myshall
Thomastown are also on the brink of reaching an All Ireland Final. They are in the Senior Semi Final this Sunday against Sarsfields of Galway in Birr.
Ken Walsh’s charges struck late to claim the provincial title at Parnell Park over 2 months ago which left St Vincents shell shocked.
The gap between that game and now is something that Ken feels they have managed well.
“It’s strange really, before the Leinster Final we were going from fortnight to fortnight with games, then you have two and a half months to the next game so I think its about managing the gap which i felt we have done well and we had a few challenges lately too”
There is real quality in this Thomastown team which is backboned by the Farrell sisters.
Incidentally their brother Jonjo will be in action at the very same time as Kilkenny Senior Hurlers face Wexford in New Ross.
The Galway girls will be a tough nut to crack on Sunday, but I think Thomastown’s never say die attitude will win out on the day and this was evident in that Leinster Final against Vinny’s so they get my vote here.
Verdict – Thomastown
We Will Have Live Reports Of The Game With Thanks To Thomastown Credit Union