Galway reaching the finals of the both the senior and intermediate camogie All-Ireland finals places serious strain on their manager Cathal Murray, the Sarsfields clubman in charge of both teams. 

The westerners' victory over Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final in the LIT Gaelic Grounds broke the stranglehold of the Cork-Kilkenny duopoly, who together had contested the last three finals. 

It means that Galway are gunning for their third ever O'Duffy Cup title against Ann Downey's Kilkenny after their intermediate side take on Westmeath at 2pm. 

Murray, who took over after the conclusion of the 2018 league campaign, serves as the manager of both teams. 

The last man to guide teams to senior and intermediate success in the same year (same day, in fact) was Murray's predecessor Tony Ward who led Galway to their most recent O'Duffy Cup success in 2013. 

Two years earlier, Wexford manager JJ Doyle achieved the same feat, leading the intermediates to victory against Antrim and then overseeing the seniors as they pipped Galway in a dramatic senior final. 

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Wexford's four-time All-Ireland winner Kate Kelly gave the inside account of playing in a camp when the manager is hopping between two setups on the biggest afternoon. 

"He made it very clear in the weeks coming up what his plans were, so players weren't looking for him," Kelly told the RTÉ GAA podcast. "He travelled up with the intermediate team.

"We did it twice and the intermediates were beaten (by Offaly in 2010) and then the following year, we actually did the double. 

"He had the plan set up that he was going up with the intermediates. He joined the seniors with ten minutes left in the intermediate game. 

"He deputised to various people over the senior team and the same with the intermediate team. This is where I'll step out and this person will take charge.

"It's all about that being organised and the players being aware of what's happening. Once you know what's happening, everyone is happy to be focused on what's happening.

"In the dressing room beforehand, obviously as a senior, we were interested to see how the girls were doing in the intermediate. 

"There's a TV screen and you can see what's going on outside. In both years, the TV screen went off with ten minutes to go and we focused on our own game. 

"That's the key thing for Galway. If they lose the intermediate, will it impact the seniors? They're all things they need to have clear for the players.

"To be fair to Cathal Murray, he did it with Sarsfields. He was a player-manager. He's obviously very organised and he'll have this mapped out. Tony Ward was the last one to do the double - and his daughter is playing - so I'm sure he's (Murray) had a chat with him on how they managed to cope as a management team so I'll be very surprised if he doesn't have that squared off."  

Join us on Sunday for our live bog on the All-Ireland senior camogie final between Galway and Kilkenny (4.15pm) on the RTÉ News Now app and on RTÉ.ie. There's live coverage of the junior, intermediate and deciders on RTÉ2 Television and the RTÉ Player from 11.50am. Updates and commentary on the intermediate and senior deciders on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport from 2pm.