THE LIMERICK camogie team will look to go one better than their male counterparts this weekend by reaching an All Ireland final for the first time since 2007.
Captain Michelle Casey will lead out the Limerick team in Banagher, Co. Offaly, on Saturday, at 1pm, as they take on Meath in the Intermediate All Ireland semi final.
The season so far has been a huge success for Limerick. The teams efforts been rewarded with a Division Two League Title and a Munster Title with Meath now standing in their way of their ambition to reach a Croke Park final.
The two teams are familiar with each other having met in a National League Division 2 clash on St Patrick’s Weekend in the Gaelic Grounds. The score that day was Limerick 4-10 Meath 1-8.
The Limerick backroom team of Joe Quaid, Ger Sheehy and Ann Herbert will be under no illusions about Meath’s abilities as that match was their only loss in the league.
Last year’s Junior All Ireland champions have more than held their own at the Intermediate grade with comprehensive wins over Tipperary and Wexford in the group stage of the championship.
Meath’s main threats this weekend will once more be coming from Katie and Sinéad Hackett. Other ‘Royals’ stars to keep an eye on will be Edel Guy, Adrianne McCann and Lizzie Oakes.
Limerick’s run of impressive results have been based on good defensive play led by captain and centre-back Michelle Casey, Galbally’s Mairead Ryan and goalkeeper Sile Moynihan.
Many players have contributed to Limerick’s firepower in attack including free-taker and top scorer Niamh Mulcahy of Ahane pictured above, Adare’s Caoimhe Costello and Killeedy’s Marie Keating and Dympna O’Brien.
The match this weekend will be refereed by Wexford’s Aidan O’Brien.
The Limerick Primary School team will play Meath opposition in a half-time exhibition game.
The Limerick County Board is urging all Limerick supporters to get behind the team as they strive to reach the All-Ireland final.
Sile Moynihan, Fiona Hickey, Sarah Carey, Judith Mulcahy, Mairead Ryan, Michelle Casey, Rebecca Delee, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Caoimhe Costello, Niamh Mulcahy, Katie Campbell, Marie Keating, Deborah Murphy, Mary O’Callaghan, Dympna O’Brien.