Down camogs bidding to bounce back from defeat


Limerick v Down

Saturday, Cappamore, 4pm

THE Down camogs are hoping to get back on track this weekend after they suffered a bruising defeat to Galway a fortnight ago.

Down, are in their second year in the heady heights of the senior championship, were well-beaten by 3-23 to 0-6.

Paul Donnelly’s side didn’t get any scores on the board until the 34th minute and Niamh Mallon clipped over five of their points, but they shouldn’t be too disspirited as they lost all their group stage matches last year before pulling it out of the bag in the relegation

They’ve only mustered a point from their opening three games, snaring a draw against Ulster rivals Antrim, but viewed from a wider lens, it’s been a brilliant era for Down camogie and even competing in the senior ranks is evidence of just how far they’ve come in a relatively short period of time.

Under new management this season, they have two more group stage games remaining and they can still avoid a place in the relegation play-offs.

First in the pipeline is a long trip to play Limerick this weekend before a home tie against Offaly on the final

They already dug out a valuable win over Offaly earlier in the season to maintain their Division One status, so they’ll be confident heading into that one, and Limerick haven’t been overly impressive in their championship campaign to date so it should be a much closer contest than their disappointing day out against Galway.

Also worth mentioning is that the Munster outfit had a poor league campaign and were relegated to Division Two, so Down will definitely earmarked this contest as a winnable game.

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