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Weekend camogie preview

Updated: Friday, 13 Jul 2012 17:42 | Comments

Wexford will be without Mary Leacy this weekend
Wexford will be without Mary Leacy this weekend

Saturday 14 July

Dublin v Clare, Parnell Park, 1:00

Both sides are searching for their first points of this year’s Championship, with Clare unfortunate against Cork and Galway in previous rounds.

Clare McMahon and Fiona Lafferty hit 0-10 between them in last week’s tie and Dublin will need to curb their influence.

Verdict: Clare

Cork v Kilkenny, Ballincollig, 1:30

An opportunity for Cork to top Group A provided other results fall in their favour.

Paudie Murray’s charges hit 5-20 against Offaly in round three with Katrina Mackey giving an exhibition of score-taking.

Kilkenny will need to pick themselves up after losing in dramatic fashion to Tipperary last weekend and with plenty of history between both sides a cracker is in store.

Verdict: Cork

Offaly v Tipperary, St Brendan’s Park, Birr, 2:45

Another key game for Tipperary who could top Group A, in the event that rivals Cork and Galway fail to collect wins this weekend.

Super sub Noreen Flanagan was the hero of the hour last week, hitting two goals to secure the points. Offaly suffered a heavy defeat and will be looking for a morale-boosting win.

Verdict: Tipperary

Galway v Wexford, Kenny Park, Athenry *Highlights on RTÉ The Sunday Game* 3:15

A key game for Galway with a win cementing their place at the top of Group A and passage to the semi-finals.

Wexford will be without the influential Mary Leacy who suffered knee ligament damage in last week’s win over Dublin while Lisa Bolger is also absent with a hand injury.

Galway, at home and in strong scoring form with Niamh Kilkenny excelling, will be difficult to stop.

Verdict: Galway

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