Galway aiming to maintain their Indian sign over Cork


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Galway aiming to maintain their Indian sign over Cork Galway aiming to maintain their Indian sign over Cork

By Eanna O’Reilly

THE Galway senior camogie team travel to Nowlan Park, Kilkenny on Saturday aiming o book their place in a fourth All-Ireland final in five years. Cathal Murray’s charges face familiar opponents in the shape of a Cork side fresh from a rousing quarter final win over defending champions Kilkenny (throw-in: 5:30pm).

Galway’s main injury concern going into the game is full back Róisín Black, who suffered a calf injury in their third round win over Down in Newry. Cathal Murray described the Oranmore-Maree defender as ‘touch and go’ in advance of the match.

Saturday’s semi-final will be the fourth meeting between Galway and Cork this season, with Murray’s charges coming out on top in each of the previous three. The teams faced off twice during the National League, with the Tribeswomen first emerging victorious on March 26 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

On that occasion, Ailish O’Reilly’s goal was a crucial score in a 1-11 to 1-10 win, while Rachael Hanniffy gave a player of the match performance. This result saw Galway book their place in the league final against the same opponents.

The Tribeswomen secured the county’s seventh league title with a 2-13 to 1-12 win at Croke Park in April. Carrie Dolan and Sabina Rabbitte tallied Galway’s goals, while Aoife Donohue was the star performer on a day when a tremendous second half display was the catalyst for Galway’s victory.

The sides clashed again in the opening round of the championship last month in Athenry, and once more the Rebels were frustrated by the resolve of their hosts. Despite under performing for much of the contest, Galway lifted their game in the second half to see off a wasteful Cork side on a 1-12 to 0-12 scoreline.

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