Member of Offaly junior camogie management team steps down
Offaly camogie has expressed its disappointment after Stephen Corcoran departed the junior Offaly camogie management team due to work commitments.
Stephen had a very successful term as manager bringing Offaly to win their first junior Leinster title since 2001. Offaly defeated Carlow in their semi-final game and then went on to defeat Wicklow in the Leinster final replay on a score line of 0-10 to 2-2.
Offaly were promoted to the Intermediate Leinster championship, and in their first game of the year they will face Carlow in Carlow in the Quarter-final on the 6th of May.
In the Liberity Insurance premier junior championship, Offaly face Clare, Kerry and Limerick. Like Offaly, Clare and Limerick have opted to add a second team into the All-Ireland junior championship. Last year Offaly was only defeated by the teams that reached the All-Ireland final Westmeath and Dublin.
This year Offaly will meet Kerry and Limerick for the first time. Kerry camogie has developed massively in recent years and with UL's key player Patrice Diggins driving the Kingdom forward, Offaly will have to be weary of her presence. It is unknown what to expect from Limerick and Clare, Clare were defeated in all their games last year while Limerick will be hoping to bridge the gap from senior to junior.
Offaly will be hoping that last year's experience and their Leinster title win will motivate them to go that extra step in 2018. In the Premier Junior Championship, the top two teams of each group go through to a semi-final. Offaly finished third in 2017.
The Offaly camogie county board are dedicated to continue the junior charge toward this year’s camogie championship and onwards. The junior team bridges the gap between minor and senior as junior players such as Sarah Walsh, Grainne Egan, Grainne Dolan and Alanna Roddy have easily fitted into the senior panel in 2018 having lined out as juniors in the summer of 2018.
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