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Big 2 will be tested in Camogie semi-finals

Friday, 4th September, 2020 9:58am
Big 2 will be tested in Camogie semi-finals

Burgess/Duharra take on Clonoulty/Rossmore in a repeat of the 2018 County final. PHOTO: ROSE MANNION

Big 2 will be tested in Camogie semi-finals

Burgess/Duharra take on Clonoulty/Rossmore in a repeat of the 2018 County final. PHOTO: ROSE MANNION

CAMOGIE: Tipperary Senior Championship Semi-Finals Preview

 

 

By Enda Treacy

 

We’re down to the final four of this year’s County Senior Camogie Championship with Burgess/Duharra the only north club left standing, and they are joined by defending champions Drom & Inch, Clonoulty/Rossmore and Cashel.

 

Drom & Inch v Cashel at The Ragg Camogie pitch on Sunday at 12.00pm

The first semi-final sees Cashel travel to The Ragg for a crack at Drom & Inch in what promises to be a fantastic encounter between two teams who are in excellent form after dispatching Eire Og Annacarty and Toomevara respectively in the quarterfinals.

Cashel are probably the surprise package of the championship to date as they are continuing to improve at a rate of knots as they have backed up successive promotions in the past few years with them finally getting a crack at the champions in knockout camogie.

They were close to catching Burgess/Duharra in the first round of the group stage and will feel that was a result they left behind them, but they steadied the ship with wins over Toomevara and Silvermines and their win over Annacarty might just be the confidence booster they needed going into this game.

And they will feel like they have a real chance, as while they are a young team, they have experience in Tipp star Orla O’Dwyer and Caoimhe Purdue and they will relish this match up against a Drom & Inch team who look to be at the peak of their powers.

The Mid ladies are looking extremely impressive so far, and in many ways, they will be very grateful for the challenge Toome’ posed for them, as they will not have any complacency coming into this game.

They have a really well balanced outfit and it’s hard to see anyone matching them if they bring their best to the field, but Cashel will prove to be a stiff test for them, although if they produce close to their best they should come through this one to take one step closer to doing the back-to-back. Verdict: Drom & Inch

 

Burgess/Duharra v Clonoulty/Rossmore at The Ragg on Sunday at 4.00pm

The second semi-final sees Burgess/Duharra face Clonoulty/Rossmore in a mouth-watering match between two teams who have had mixed performances and results thus far.

Clonoulty come into the game after an impressive display against Silvermines and they have improved game on game since they were beaten by Drom & Inch in the opening round.

Cait Devane and Casey Hennessy look to be doing real damage up front as the West side have racked up big scores in their games to date, and they will look to outscore Burgess/Duharra in attack as they North side will feel they have some heavy hitters of their own.

Duharra are a side with buckets of experience and while many will feel that they have regressed slightly on the great 7-in-a-row team, they have still got plenty of ability with Amy Kennedy and the laser accurate Jenny Grace playing well in their games to date.

This game looks like it has all the hallmarks of a high scoring shootout and should it come to that Clonoulty could be in with a real shout here and they might just pull it off if they keep some tabs on the dangerous Burgess attack. Verdict: Clonoulty/Rossmore. 

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