Galway captain Sarah Dervan believes that the examination Waterford subjected her team to in the Quarter-Final will stand to the Tribeswomen in Saturday's Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final against All-Ireland champions Cork at the LIT Gaelic Grounds (7.15pm).
LILLIS did not begin the year as Tipperary manager but she was a key member of Bill Mullaney's backroom staff so there was no way the ambition would alter when she took over the hot seat after Mullaney stood down for health reasons early in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
What a goal, what a story! Dreams do come true! See 17-year-old last-minute substitute Shauna D'Arcy fire a brilliant goal to send Limerick to Croke Park after their Liberty Insurance All Ireland Premier Junior Championship semi-final win over Roscommon today in Ennis.
IT WAS a Galway double in the Cooley Mountains after Caitriona Daly was crowned M Donnelly All-Ireland Senior Camogie Poc Fada champion, while compatriot Katie Gilchrist took the spoils in the U16 category.
CATHAL MURRAY acknowledged his charges' shortcomings in the face of a Waterford whirlwind that left League champions Galway trailing by four points at half-time and in danger of being on the wrong side of one of the biggest shocks in the recent history of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
It was a Galway double in the Cooley Mountains after Caitriona Daly was crowned M Donnelly All-Ireland Senior Camogie Poc Fada champion, while compatriot Katie Gilchrist took the spoils in the U16 category.
It was despair for Meath but joy for Wexford, as the Model County secured their first win of the season to maintain their Senior status in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship at the Royals' expense.
It wasn't pretty but Tipperary manager Niamh Lillis was pleased that her charges hit the last five points to register a hard-fought 0-15 to 0-11 win over Meath in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship at Donaghmore-Ashbourne on Saturday.
Cork had to dig deep but inspired by Orla Cronin they produced a trademark improved second-half showing to finally see off Waterford by 2-10 to 0-7 the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
Kilkenny were irresistible as they confirmed their place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Finals on August 17th with a 4-23 to 1-13 triumph over Limerick at the John Lockes grounds in Callan.
The Waterford camogie panel have issued a statement expressing their disquiet with the decision to move their All-Ireland camogie championship match against Cork from Saturday to Sunday at short notice.
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.
CATHAL MURRAY was a contented figure at Kenny Park in Athenry yesterday, after watching his Galway outfit defeat Limerick by 2-12 to 1-10 and almost assure themselves of a place in the Quarter-Finals of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
Franky Mulloy, a biomechanics lecturer at University of Lincoln School of Sport and Exercise Science, probably wasn't far wrong when he tweeted that Wednesday morning's opening presentation of the College Research Showcase was most likely, "the first academic presentation ever to open with a Camogie stick in hand".
Clare manager Ger O'Connell knows that his team must come away from Walsh Park tomorrow evening (Saturday 5pm throw-in) with a win against Waterford if they are to keep their hopes of progressing in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship alive.
FOURTEEN years after making her debut for Tipperary, Mary Ryan is still one of the Premiers' prime performers, as illustrated by another tour de force that earned the pocket rocket player-of-the-match honours in her side's 2-12 to 1-7 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship triumph over Clare in Sixmilebridge on Saturday.
ALL-IRELAND champions Cork provided a coolly efficient performance as they dismantled Dublin by 2-20 to 0-9 to record a third win from as many games in Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
WE DO not know if the Tipperary interim manager, Niamh Lillis had time to read Pat Smullen's interview in the Irish Examiner last Saturday, as she finalised preparations for Tipperary's crunch Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 2 refixture with Waterford at Nowlan Park later that evening.
Four of this weekend's All-Ireland camogie championship matches have been postponed due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis at last weekend's double-header at the Croagh-Kilfinny grounds in Co. Limerick involving Limerick, Kerry and Wexford.