Sunday 8 September

All-Ireland Camogie senior final

Galway v Kilkenny, 4.15pm

All-Ireland Camogie intermediate final

Galway v Westmeath, 2pm

All-Ireland Camogie junior final

Kerry v Limerick, 12pm


Live blog on RTÉ.ie and on the RTÉ News Now app from 1pm


Live commentary on the senior final on Sunday Sport, RTÉ Radio 1 with Pauric Lodge.

Both finals also live on Spórt an Lae, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. 


Sunday will be largely dry and bright with sunny spells. There will be a few outbreaks of rain in the west. Light breezes at first becoming moderate southwesterly. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees. It will cloud up in western counties during the evening and rain will track across the country on Sunday night.

Kilkenny aiming to avoid three-in-a-row

For the first time since the 2015 All-Ireland final, Kilkenny and Cork will not provide the pairing in the decider.

2013 All-Ireland winners Galway have disrupted the flow by stunning the back-to-back champions Cork in a thrilling semi-final last month.

Ann Downey's side didn't suffer the same slip-up in their last-four clash with Tipperary and with their place assured in the final, they will be aiming to pick up a 15th senior camogie All-Ireland for the county.

The Cats captured the All-Ireland title in 2016, ending a 22-year wait to lift the O'Duffy Cup in the process. It was their seventh final appearance since their previous triumph in 1994.

But back-to-back losses in the two All-Ireland finals that followed leaves them facing an unfortunate three-in-a-row in Sunday's final.

And Kilkenny will be coming up against familiar opposition in their attempt to halt that slide. 

In addition to seeing off Cork on the way to this final, Galway also come into Croke Park as National League champions having defeated Kilkenny in the final.

Galway came away with a two-point win in the League Final, though it was 16 scores to 10, but Kilkenny had the same margin in hand in their Championship round-robin clash. 

A dejected Katie Power after the 2018 All-Ireland final

These sides also collided in the 2013 All-Ireland final, where Galway also prevailed to won an All-Ireland double alongside their intermediate team.Tony Ward was manager of both Galway teams, and was also in charge when the Tribeswomen picked up their maiden senior crown in 1996.

For this current Kilkenny outfit, the addition of two-time All-Ireland winner Brian Dowling to their coaching ticket has enabled the Cats to implement a more attacking style of play.

Moving star player Anne Dalton from defence up to the forwards has added another dimension to their game. The St. Lachtain's star is now operating largely around centre-forward, from where she has plundered a stunning 6-11 from play so far this championship.

Even if she were to drift back to the middle to help the likes of joint skippers and sisters, Meighan and Anna Farrell, Kellyann Doyle and Denise Gaule deny Donohue and Niamh Kilkenny the space they thrive in, it will still mean that she is a threat in a creative sense.

In Kilkenny's quest to avoid losing three All-Ireland finals on the bounce, unleashing their deadly attacking threats could be the difference against Galway. 

Galway's engine

When Cork's Julia White found the back of the net in the 18th minute of the All-Ireland semi-final, it looked like the defending champions were about to push on and keep their three-in-a-row quest on track.

But Galway's response was emphatic. They outworked the holders to score six of the next seven points as their superior work-rate came to the fore. The Tribeswomen were even one point at the break, such was the extent of their incredible fitness levels.

The improvement in Galway has been obvious since Cathal Murray took over the reins after last year's National League, especially once he got a full pre-season into the players. They are significantly more durable physically.

As well as physical and mental strength, Galway are significantly beefed up in terms of the appliance of science and tactical awareness.

Galway's Niamh Kilkenny

They are bulwarked by a strong core that has known the best days and the worst, with peerless full-back and captain Sarah Dervan the rock of a very impressive full-back line in which Shauna Healy has also been an obdurate presence. Niamh Kilkenny, Aoife Donohue, Ailish O'Reilly and 2013 skipper Lorraine Ryan remain key operators too.

There is fresher blood too however, with teenager Sarah Healy establishing herself among the premier goalkeepers in the game having succeeded Susan Earner three season ago. In particular, the 19-year-old made some stunning saves when Waterford had her side rocking in the Quarter-Final, and one crucial stop in the second-half in the penultimate round as Cork chased a goal.

Former footballer Caitríona Cormican has proven a key addition to the squad and her two points within a minute against the Rebels were critical in keeping Paudie Murray’s crew at bay. Emma Helebert has been a revelation at centre-back and Carrie Dolan has belied her youthfulness with the composure she has shown over placed balls. 

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