SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Group 1
Cork v Wexford, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Group 3
Clare v Dublin, Fr. McNamara Park, 2pm
SUNDAY, 1 NOVEMBER
All-Ireland Senior Championship, Group 1:
Galway v Offaly, Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Wet and very windy on Saturday morning with spells of rain. Severe and potentially damaging gusts for a time with weather warnings in operation. It will continue windy during the afternoon with a mix of dry periods and squally showers. Rain will clear north-eastwards on Sunday morning to leave it predominantly dry for a time with bright spells and just the isolated shower. However, another pulse of heavy rain will extend across the country during the afternoon and evening. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees in fresh to strong southwest winds, potentially increasing to gale force. More on MET.ie
Cork v Wexford, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm. (Referee: J. McDonagh, Galway)
After a walkover was awarded to them in the opening round of fixtures Cork play their first match this weekend at home to Wexford. A victory would leave the Rebels with a tidy lead at the top of the table and on course for progression to the latter stages once again. The Rebels are without a few experienced players for this campaign, but the youth have stepped up in recent seasons and this year will no doubt be a similar challenge.
Wexford suffered defeat in their opening round match at the hands of the defending champions but there were many positives to take from the game for the Leinster side.
The Yellowbellies scored 3-09 against Galway with goals from Joanne Dillon, Mags Byrne and Sarah O'Connor, while Chloe Foxe grabbed 0-04 for her side. The concession of five goals will be a worry and will be something that they must address this weekend if they are to come away with any result.
Clare v Dublin, Fr. McNamara Park, 2pm. (Referee: A. Larkin, Cork)
It was a tough opening round fixture for the Munster county as they suffered a nine-point defeat to their provincial counterparts Tipperary on matchday one. This weekend they take to their own turf with a point to prove against an up-and-coming Dublin side. A victory is very much needed if they are to progress from the group.
Dublin pushed Tipperary all the way in their opening round clash and fell short on the day by five points. Despite being in touch with their opponents all through the game they couldn’t find that extra spark to close the gap at the end. The performance will give the team a lot of confidence heading into this weekend with the Dubs requiring a win to keep their progression hopes alive.
Galway v Offaly, Pearse Stadium, 2pm (Referee: R. Kelly, Kildare)
The defending champions started the new campaign the same way they finished their last, with a comprehensive victory on their travels. Scoring an incredible 5-17 against Wexford in their first match the Tribeswomen look as strong as ever and will provide a very difficult test to their opponents on home soil this weekend.
Due to Covid-19 cases Offaly had to concede a walkover in their opening fixture so they will take to the pitch for the first time this weekend in their Championship campaign.
It doesn’t get any tougher than a trip to the defending champions so the Offaly defence will require maximum focus and their attack will be required to take every opportunity that comes their way
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