Clare manager Ger O'Connell knows that his team must come away from Walsh Park tomorrow evening (Saturday 5pm throw-in) with a win against Waterford if they are to keep their hopes of progressing in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship alive.
FOURTEEN years after making her debut for Tipperary, Mary Ryan is still one of the Premiers' prime performers, as illustrated by another tour de force that earned the pocket rocket player-of-the-match honours in her side's 2-12 to 1-7 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship triumph over Clare in Sixmilebridge on Saturday.
ALL-IRELAND champions Cork provided a coolly efficient performance as they dismantled Dublin by 2-20 to 0-9 to record a third win from as many games in Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
WE DO not know if the Tipperary interim manager, Niamh Lillis had time to read Pat Smullen's interview in the Irish Examiner last Saturday, as she finalised preparations for Tipperary's crunch Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 2 refixture with Waterford at Nowlan Park later that evening.
Four of this weekend's All-Ireland camogie championship matches have been postponed due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis at last weekend's double-header at the Croagh-Kilfinny grounds in Co. Limerick involving Limerick, Kerry and Wexford.
Antrim camogie has provided a positive update on the condition of Róisín McCormick whose neck injury caused the abandonment of last Saturday's All-Ireland intermediate championship game against Westmeath in Kinnegad.
There were no upsets in this afternoon's Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship, though underdogs Waterford, Offaly and Wexford made life difficult for the winners across the three games that were contested.
THE Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship got off to a pulsating start, with Kilkenny turning around their National League Final reverse at the hands of Galway by 1-13 to 0-14 at Kenny Park.
"BRILLIANT" was the word used by both Liberty Insurance Player of the Match Denise Gaule and victorious manager Ann Downey as Kilkenny got their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship campaign off to the perfect start with a 1-13 to 0-14 victory over Galway.
The Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship got off to a pulsating start, with Kilkenny turning around their National League final reverse at the hands of Galway by 1-13 to 0-14 at Kenny Park.
CLODAGH FINN score a goal and eight points, Emma Murphy slotted a brace of goals and player of the match Fiona Keating shot five points as Cork secured a second All-Ireland Minor A Camogie Championship in a row by 3-15 to 2-12 over Clare at MacDonagh Park.