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“Hopefully we can build a bit better momentum and drive on from here” – Galway’s Ailish O’Reilly

By Camogie Press
Posted 19/07/2019
by Daragh Ó Conchúir
 
Galway sharpshooter Ailish O’Reilly concurs with her manager Cathal Murray’s view that there was a lot not to like about last Sunday’s performance in defeating Limerick in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, but that in the race for at least second in Group 1, the victory was crucial.
 
O’Reilly maintained her stunning form so far this season with two brilliant goals in an overall tally of 2-4 but hailed the contributions of her teammates in providing the ammunition.
 
Wexford play hosts to O’Reilly and co in Bellefield, with the beleaguered Model County crew having had their clash with Offaly postponed twice due to the illness of a number of players.
 
That means Barry Kennedy’s troops will have been idle for three weeks and O’Reilly believes a similar break may have contributed to the Tribeswomen not firing on all cylinders last weekend.
 
“The performance we wouldn’t be proud of but a win is a win” noted O’Reilly. “Limerick are no bad side, they’re a serious group of Camogie players, so we knew a battle was gonna be on our hands. Thankfully we came out on the right side but a lot of improvement is definitely needed.
 
“I think a three-week gap, you wouldn’t have as much momentum as you’d need but it happens so we had to deal with it. We got it under our belt and we played (last) week and again (this week) so hopefully we can build a bit better momentum and drive on from here.
 
“The first half we were trying to take too much out of it. We were working on running off the shoulder and all that but once we took on our player, we settled down and took our scores. Whatever I got, was set up by everyone else but the win is the most important thing.”

FULL FIXTURES

Saturday July 20th

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
 
Group 1
Kilkenny v Limerick, John Locke's GAA, Callan @ 5pm
Referee: Cathal Egan (Cork)
 
Wexford v Galway, Bellefield, Enniscorthy @ 5pm
Referee: Liz Dempsey (Kilkenny)
 
Group 2
Dublin v Clare, Parnell Park @ 1pm
Referee: Owen Elliot (Antrim)
 
Meath v Tipperary, Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA @ 5pm *Livestreaming on the Liberty Insurance's Facebook Page from 4.45pm
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)
 
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship
 
Group 1
Cork v Antrim, Cork Camogie Grounds @ 3pm
Referee: Conor Quinlan (Galway)
 
Dublin v Galway, Round Towers GAA, Clondalkin @ 2pm
Referee: Philip McDonald (Cavan)
 
Kilkenny v Kildare, John Locke's GAA, Callan @ 3pm
Referee: John McDonagh (Galway)
 
Group 2
Derry v Down, Owenbeg @ 3pm
Referee: Gavin Donegan (Dublin)
 
Laois v Wexford, Mountrath GAA @ 5pm
Referee: Mike Ryan (Tipperary)
 
Tipperary v Carlow, The Ragg @ 5pm
Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan (Cork)
 
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship
 
Group 1
Armagh v Clare, Athletic Grounds, Armagh @ 5pm
Referee: Owen Elliot (Antrim)
 
Roscommon v Tyrone - Conceded by Tyrone
 
Group 2
Kerry v Offaly, Lixnaw GAA @ 3pm
Referee: TP O'Sullivan (Tipperary)
 
Waterford v Wicklow, Walsh Park @ 4.30pm
Referee: Paul Hunston (Kilkenny)
 
Sunday July 21st
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
 
Group 2
Waterford v Cork, Walsh Park, Waterford City @ 5.30pm
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)
 
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