Sunday 12 September

All-Ireland senior camogie final
Cork v Galway, Croke Park, 4.15pm

Online
Live blog on RTÉ Sport Online and the RTÉ News app.

TV
Live coverage on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player from 4pm. Before that you'll also be able to watch the junior final (Armagh v Wexford) and the intermediate decider (Kilkenny v Antrim) from 11:45am.

Radio
Listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport with Pauric Lodge and Aoife Sheehan at Croke Park.

Weather
The heaviness of this week should be gone by Sunday with highs of 14 degrees on a mainly dry day in Dublin. There is a chance of rain by evening.

Full forecast on Met.ie.

Cork and Galway have met in All-Ireland finals on multiple occasions down through the years, stretching back to their first meeting back in 1939.

This is the first time they will have played each other in the decider since 2015, when the Rebels claimed the second of four O'Duffy Cups in a five-year period.

It's the Tribeswomen who head into today's game with the most recent title, however, after their victory over Kilkenny two years ago.

Galway appearing in a third consecutive final

Despite their more recent success, and back-to-back championship victories over Cork, Galway are coming into the game as slight outsiders.

Last year, two Rebecca Hennelly sideline cuts helped the westerners to a three-point victory over the Rebels in the group stages of the championship, while 2019's semi-final win saw them holding on to bring Cork's attempted three-in-a-row to an end.

But for a narrow defeat to Kilkenny last year Galway too could be going for a three-in-a-row.

The westerners have plenty of experience, perhaps best exemplified by captain Sarah Dervan, who has been involved with the panel since 2008, meaning she's been involved in every final appearance they've made this century.

Galway were champions two years ago

Their record in finals in that time echoes their record in the big game more generally.

Galway have won two of their seven finals since the turn of the millennium, and three of their 19 final appearances since their first appeared back in 1932.

This is Dervan's fourth season as captain, but the 33-year-old is quick to point out that what happened before will have little impact this weekend.

"It's hard then," she said of the immediate aftermath of final defeats.

"But you just pick yourself up, you go again, and at least you have the girls around you and we’re all in the same boat and you just try and drive on for another year."

While Dervan will be looking to keep a handle on matters in defence, Aoife Donohue was the standout attacker in the semi-final win over Tipperary last month and she'll be looking to bring that form into the Croke Park later on.


Read more:
Sarah Dervan hoping Galway can add another entry in the victory ledger
Galway have no room for error against Cork - O'Reilly


Cork back after a short break

Without a doubt Cork have been the county that everyone else measures themselves against this century.

Today's final will give them a chance to claim a 10th All-Ireland since 2000, and they're currently top of the roll of honour list. They haven't appeared in a decider since 2018, but that was their sixth on the spin.

When Cork go to Dublin for finals, no more so than the Kilkenny hurlers, they expect to win - no matter who they're playing

"You don't go to Croke Park to lose, and you don't go to Croke Park just to participate," said captain Linda Collins at the pre-final press conference.

"You want to go and you want to win. We'll just have to put our best foot forward and we're looking for personal bests. We often talk about personal bests in Cork and it's a personal best we're looking for next Sunday.

"We all need to play out of our skin to have a chance to win."

Cork last won the title in 2018

Collins was included in the Cork team released earlier in the week but manager Paudie Murray now has a choice to make as Orla Cronin was given an 11th-hour reprieve to be available for selection for the final.

Whoever ends up being picked out of the pair, it will mean nine of the team from that victory in 2018 will be starting this afternoon.

Some big names - Gemma O'Connor, Aoife Murray, Orla Cotter and Briege Corkery - have gone over the last half a decade, but the Rebels certainly still have the experience to claim another title on Sunday.


Read: Linda Collins willing to play any captain's role she's asked to as Cork look to regain the O'Duffy Cup


Last 5 championship meetings:
2020 All-Ireland group stages: Galway 0-15 Cork 0-12
2019 All-Ireland semi-final: Galway 0-14 Cork 1-10
2017 All-Ireland semi-final: Cork 2-09 Galway 1-09
2015 All-Ireland final: Cork 1-13 Galway 0-09
2015 All-Ireland group stages: Galway 1-11 Cork 0-12

Expert View

The view that Cork are a bit different from all the others is echoed by a key member of the last side to upset the status quo.

Ursula Jacob won four All-Ireland titles with Wexford at the turn of the last decade, and she told RTÉ's Morning Ireland on Friday that the Munster women's self-assuredness can get them over the line at Croke Park.

"When they get to an All-Ireland final in Croke Park they're a different animal," she said.

"They've been building nicely and that semi-final win over Kilkenny will stand to them and I think they have the momentum.

"Cork by three points."

Follow Sunday's All-Ireland camogie final with our live blog on RTÉ.ie/sport and the RTÉ News app.

Watch Galway v Cork live on RTÉ2 or RTÉ Player from 4pm.

Live coverage of the intermediate final between Antrim and Kilkenny starts at 2pm, while the premier junior final between Wexford and Armagh is live from 11:45.

Watch highlights of all the weekend's action on The Sunday Game at 9.30pm on RTÉ2.

Listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport.