Clare v Galway
Galway have yet to win in this year’s league and against Clare they face a difficult prospect.
Losses to Kilkenny and Limerick will cause concern and Tony Ward will hope his side can hit form against old rivals Clare. However, the Banner, at home, should have the advantage.
Kilkenny v Limerick
Both sides enter the game with 100% records but Limerick, claimed a good win last weekend against Galway.
Niamh Mulcahy and Michelle Casey impressed for the Munster outfit and their leadership skills will be required against last year’s beaten finalists.
Kilkenny, can rely on Aoife Neary, Denise Gaule and Ann Dalton and their overall experience should see them through.
Cork v Offaly
Defending champions Cork are looking good to reach the semi-final stages of this year’s league. Orla Cotter hit 1-4 on her last outing while Katrina Mackey was also in excellent form.
Offaly, have struggled to date and Cork’s superior firepower and home advantage, should see the champions maintaining their unbeaten form.
Tipperary v Wexford
Wexford, under the management of Helena Jacob have started their league campaign in top form with wins against Offaly and Dublin.
Tipperary, who are going through a transition at the moment, have recorded draws against Cork and Dublin.
The form of Nicole Walsh is crucial to the Premier county while for Wexford, the guile and experience of Ursula Jacob, Una Leacy and sister Mary, should help them to their third win.