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28/10/2021

Offaly set for camogie and hurling double-header with Galway

Massive support is expected in Pearse Stadium

Offaly set for camogie and hurling double-header with Galway

Offaly Camogie

Offaly supporters are in for a treat this weekend as a double-header has been announced for the hurler and camogie team against Galway in Pearse Stadium.

The camogie team will play Galway at 12pm in the Salthill venue before the All-Ireland champions line out at 2pm as Kevin Martin's charges get their biggest test to date.

In camogie, Galway were defeated in their opening round of the league by the current All-Ireland Champions on a scoreline of Cork 0-13 Galway 1-3, but they bounced back against Tipperary two weekends ago on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-10.

Offaly on the other hand have yet to get points on the table having lost their opening round to Tipperary 0-16 to 0-7 and two weekends ago to Wexford by 2-11 to 0-8.

Offaly now face their toughest two games in the final rounds against Galway and Cork and without a win in either game, and it means Offaly may face a relegation playoff to stay up in Division 1.

It must be noted that Offaly are playing with one of their youngest teams ever in the league as Siobhan Flannery, Tina Hannon, Lorraine Keena, Grace Teehan and Jean Brady are unable to line out, five starters from last years team.

Offaly were also dealt a blow last week when joint manager Adrian O Sullivan left the panel due to a change in work commitments meaning Mike Wall steps solely into the managerial role.

In hurling circles, Offaly are looking for another big performance after a heavy defeat to Limerick. That defeat followed much optimism and hype after the Faithful comfortably saw off Dublin in Croke Park in the first round of the league

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