Thursday 19 September 2019

Unbeaten Galway can turn over Westmeath in bid for Intermediate glory

Cathal Murray’s Tribeswomen enter into the showpiece with high confidence as they are unbeaten in their seven championship clashes so far to date. (stock photo)
Cathal Murray’s Tribeswomen enter into the showpiece with high confidence as they are unbeaten in their seven championship clashes so far to date. (stock photo)

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Galway v Westmeath, Croke Park, 2.0 tomorrow, Andrew Larkin (Cork)

Galway and Westmeath face off for the title of All-Ireland Intermediate champions tomorrow after both teams produced spirited displays throughout their respective championship campaigns.

Cathal Murray's Tribeswomen enter into the showpiece with high confidence as they are unbeaten in their seven championship clashes so far to date. Their only blemish was a draw against Kilkenny in the final group stage fixture in August.

Having been knocked out in the semi-finals 12 months ago, they will be delighted at going one step further and will be looking to add another Intermediate title to the list, having claimed their last one back in 2013.

Westmeath have turned their fortunes around massively in the last 12 months, having exited the championship at the group stages last year.

They have yet to win the All-Ireland Intermediate in their history so they will be looking to add their name to camogie folklore when they run out onto the Croke Park turf. With six wins from seven championship matches, confidence will be high this weekend in what is expected to be a tight contest.

Verdict: Galway

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Kerry v Limerick, Croke Park, 12.0 tomorrow, Gavin Donegan (Dublin)

Having already clashed in the opening round of the group stages in July, Limerick and Kerry face off once more with silverware on the line this time around. The Kingdom have made it back to the promised land after heartbreak at this stage 12 months ago. They haven't let the pain of that occasion deter them and instead have gone through their championship campaign unbeaten.

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They have the strongest defensive average and they will be hoping to use that against the team that has scored the most goals in the competition.

Limerick have also had an impressive run to the final, only suffering one defeat on their path to the showdown. That defeat was at the hands of their opponents this weekend so they will be hoping to rectify that result this time around.

Having scored 20 goals on their journey here, they will be hoping to add a few more to that tally in Croke Park tomorrow.

Verdict: Kerry

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