Final places up for grabs in Munster

This weekend sees round 3 take place in the Munster TG4 Senior and Intermediate championships and barring draws it will become clear who will make up the Munster Final pairings on July 13th in Castletownesroche. Both Cork and Tipperary have completed their full rounds. Senior champions Cork have a win and a loss to their credit as do Tipperary in the Intermediate section.


Senior Championship

Saturday 6th 2013

Kerry v Clare  

Venue: Scartaglin

Time 5pm

Ref: Mike O Keeffe (Cork)


Clare face a tough assignment away to Kerry on Saturday, having already suffered a 0-20 to 0-8 defeat to Cork in Shannon they must beat Kerry to give themselves a chance of at least a play off place. Kerry will come into this game on a high having already defeated the All Ireland champions Corks. A feat which is their first in Munster for 10 years.

John Burke spoke about the positives of his team following their game against Cork, that they were still very much in contention until the 47th minute, where they trailed Cork 0-13 to 0-8. He was also pleased that they gave up no goal chance to Cork however he will have concerns that his team only kicked 1 wide such was the lack of posession his forwards enjoyed. Niamh Keane and Louise Henchy should start at midfield, Niamh O’Dea as always will be a danger on the 40 whilst inside the Considine sisters, Ailish and Eimear, are well capable of converting if given the ball. However; for Clare, it will be their defence that will come under most pressure and Fiona Lafferty, Lorraine Kelly and Marie Considine can expect a long hour’s work.

Kerry on the other hand have not overplayed their win against Cork. Their manager William O’Sullivan has played up the importance of this game against Clare as Kerry’s most important one under his 4 year reign. Kerry will look to their attack to unlock Clare and Louise Ní Mhuirteartaigh, Sarah Houlihan, Laura Rogers and Patrice Dennehy will all be used to good effect. Bernie Breen and Emma Sherword should provide a platform for Kerry while Aislinn Desmond will anchor the Kerry defence at Full Back


Intermediate Championship

Sunday 7th July 2013

Waterford v Limerick

Venue: Fraher Field   Time 2pm

Ref: Richie O’Connor

Limerick were very much the outsiders at the beginning of this championship but having provided stubborn opposition for Tipperary last week , Waterford will certainly not be taking the treaty ladies for granted this weekend.

Waterford enjoyed a 2-17 to 2-12 win over Tipp in Round 1 and a draw or better will get the champions back to the Munster final. Having not enjoyed the best league campaign the 5 time all Ireland senior champions will look to Michelle Ryan, Elaine Power, Michelle McGrath and Linda Wall to contribute their experience and good form.

Limerick have nothing to lose. They troubled Tipperary at stages but were overrun in the final ten minutes as they conceded 3 late goals. Dympna O’Brien is joined in the scoring stakes by Claire O’Riordan which gives Limerick a twin attack of note but it is their defence which will come under most pressure but expect  Alva Neary and Janet Garvey to put in a decent shift.


Current Hot Shots

Senior Championship

Valerie Mulcahy (Cork) 1-15

L Ni Mhuirtceartaigh (Kerry) 2-2

Orla Finn (Cork) 0-4

Emma Farmer (Cork) 1-1

Intermediate Championship

Edel Hanley (Tipperary) 2-7

Lorraine O’Shea (Tipperary) 2-5

Dympna O’Brien (Limerick) 1-4


Gillian O’Brien (Tipperary) 0-6

Claire O’Riordan (Limerick)1-3


Michelle Ryan (Waterford)1-3


In the event of draws the team with the best scoring difference go to the final on 13th July and the remaining 2 teams will play off in a midweek game.

For further information contact Munster LGFA PRO Donal Barry on follow on Twitter @BarryDonal or Tel: 087 7023681

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