For those of us at Scoreline HQ, it’s hard to beat a local derby, whatever the sport.
We’ve been lucky to have a few county derbies served up already this year and this weekend we’ll be getting ready for another one as Kilkenny and Carlow get set to go head-to-head to decide the Leinster intermediate camogie championship title.
Both Seamus Kelly’s Kilkenny side and Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere’s Carlow side had fairly emphatic wins on Saturday in their respective provincial semi-finals.
Carlow were pushed all the way by Laois in their quarter-final fixture to claim a 3-17 to 3-16 win after extra time. However, against Wicklow in Dunlavin on Saturday they were in ruthless scoring form, coming away with a 4-18 to 0-07 win, firmly backing up their league-winning credentials.
Kilkenny too came away from UPMC Nowlan Park with a similarly strong result, and while the goals didn’t come, they did run out 0-19 to 0-05 winners against Wexford and never looked in any trouble across the game. You can listen back to that game below.
Results now mean that Kilkenny will travel to Carlow this weekend where the SETU sports campus is hosting both the junior (Louth v Offaly) and intermediate finals as a double-header with the intermediate decider underway at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available here, we’ll have more on this week’s Camán Caint podcast and we’ll be in SETU to bring you the action on Saturday afternoon.