Thursday 19 September 2019

The Throw-In All-Ireland camogie final preview: Kilkenny and Galway go head-to-head for the O'Duffy Cup

Galway face Kilkenny in this Sunday's All-Ireland camogie final in Croke Park. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Galway face Kilkenny in this Sunday's All-Ireland camogie final in Croke Park. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

It’s a repeat of the 2013 decider with Galway and Kilkenny facing off in the 2019 Camogie All-Ireland final on Sunday and Dublin’s Aisling Maher and Kilkenny legend Elaine Aylward joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In to preview the game.

It’s the best attack (Kilkenny) against the best defence (Galway) and promises to be a tight game with Kilkenny seeking revenge for their League final defeat to Galway earlier in the year.

Kilkenny made amends by beating their opponents in the opening group game in Athenry in June and are favourites to pick up their first camogie title since 2016, having suffered two subsequent All-Ireland defeats at the hands of Cork.

But, Aisling Maher believes that Galway have that bit more focus and mental strength this year, though whether they can hold out the Kilkenny forwards is another matter.

While both Aisling and Elaine are predicting a Kilkenny victory they are hoping for a flowing, open and exciting game to showcase the best of what the game has to offer on its biggest day of the year.

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