Waterford welcomed back some of their All-Ireland-winning Gailltír contingent just six days after celebrating Croke Park glory and that was significant as they secured the first win of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 campaign under the management of Fergal O'Brien by 2-11 to 1-11 over Clare in Cratloe.
An injury-time goal from hat-trick heroine Caoimhe Keher Murtagh snatched a 4-9 to 2-12 victory for Loreto College Kilkenny over Presentation Athenry in the Tesco All-Ireland Post Primary Schools' Junior A Camogie Final at St Rynagh's in Banagher.
The past 12 months have been the greatest of Sarah Spellman's sporting life, and to help Sarsfields finally get the better of their bête noire Slaughtneil in Sunday's AIB All-Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Final would be perfection.
Loreto Kilkenny claimed the Tesco All-Ireland Senior Post Primary Schools Camogie title for the third time in four seasons and seventh in total when edging out Presentation Athenry by 1-15 to 2-10 in an exhibition in Banagher.
Champions Galway showed considerable improvement from their stuttering opening round defeat of Dublin to blitz Limerick in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 at Duggan Park by 4-13 to 0-7.
Storm Denis made it difficult at times but the 105th UPMC Ashbourne Cup Festival is well under way at Waterford IT Arena and a feast of drama has already been provided with the composition of the UPMC Ashbourne, Purcell and Fr Ó Meachair Cup Finals known at the end of the day's action.