Kilkenny Intermediate Camogie manager Mike Wall says that Derry’s recent Senior experience makes them favourites for Saturday’s Championship clash.
Speaking to KCLR, Mike says that the Ulster ladies will feel confident of victory having played at a higher level.
“Derry have spent the last three years in the Senior grade so they would be battled hardened, and they were also in the League Final against Cork and they had a very good win over Kildare who are always strong in the first round.
“They will be coming down very confident and yeah you would have to look at them as favourites for Saturday,” said Wall.
Meanwhile Derry Intermediate Camogie manager Kieran Cunningham says that Kilkenny are the benchmark whether it’s hurling or Camogie.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash, Kieran says Kilkenny will still be a formidable squad despite having a new panel after last years Intermediate All-Ireland triumph.
“There is no poor team in Kilkenny. Kilkenny are the benchmarks especially within hurling and within Camogie.
“I am sure there is plenty of talent within Kilkenny to progress through especially from their minors coming through from last year as well. They were very successful so there is a great feeding ground there to be pushed at the teams at them.
“Everyone I would say would be fighting for their place in Kilkenny so there is no easy team when you come to play against Kilkenny, you can be sure of that,” said Cunningham.