Derry and Antrim aiming to bounce back after losses

By Shaun Casey

BOTH Derry and Antrim will be keen to bounce back from chastening defeats last weekend when they take the field on Saturday afternoon as their Senior Camogie Championship campaigns continue.

The Oakleafers have won two of their four outings but lost out to Kilkenny last weekend, with the Cats earning a 4-17 to 0-7 win. Likewise, the Saffrons were off the pace against Waterford and lost 3-18 to 1-8 in Loughgiel.

They’re on the road this weekend however as they travel to Limerick and both those sides have yet to register a championship point.

Derry are away to Waterford in the final round and a win would see them finish inside the top three in the group.

Down have yet to pick up a point in their section of the Senior Championship and will hope to do so this weekend in the final round when they welcome Dublin to Liatroim.

Antrim Seconds are anchored to the bottom of their Intermediate Championship group off the back of heavy defeats to Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny and Meath. They are off Carlow on Saturday afternoon, who have won two of their five games to date.

Armagh climbed to the top of their Premier Junior Championship group with a third win on the trot. They face a top of the table clash this weekend in the final round as they make the long trip to Tipperary.

In their three games to date, the Orchard County have rattled off an incredible 23 goals to see off Tyrone, Down and Wicklow with the minimum of fuss. Tipperary have also enjoyed an impressive start, winning all three of their games.

The influence up front of talented youngster Sinead Quinn along with the more experienced heads of Ciara Geoghegan, Jennifer Curry and Rachael Merry have been key to Armagh’s success so far.

Tyrone will finish their group stages with an away day trip to Wicklow having captured their first win of the campaign last weekend with Roisin McErlean (2-4), Cara Little (1-6) and Aine Cunningham (1-0) all netting in their comfortable 4-20 to 1-6 triumph over Down.

Cavan play their final round robin fixture on home turf this Saturday as they host Limerick. The Breffni Blues have picked up back-to-back wins in recent wins, having defeated Connacht duo Mayo and Roscommon to currently sit in third position.

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