Offaly Camogie semi-finals take centre stage this weekend

Charlie Flynn

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Charlie Flynn

Offaly Camogie semi-finals take centre stage this weekend

Birr vs Shinrone  Saturday September 22nd at 12:30pm - Kieran Pat Kelly

Birr are back in the semi-final stage of the competition, hoping to cause an upset and get back into the senior county final for the first time since 2014. Shinrone on the other hand will be eager to get back to the final and right the wrongs of last years final against St.Rynaghs. Birr eased their way into the semi-final win their win over Kinnitty last weekend while Shinrone defeated Tullamore in the top of group play-off two weekends ago. Key players: Birr: Arlene Watkins, Shelia Sullivan, Sarah Harding, Mairead Jennings. Shinrone: Marion Creane, Michaela Morkan, Kate Ahern and Sharon Shanahan. 

Lusmagh/Drumcullen vs St.Rynaghs Saturday September 22nd at 2pm - Riche Fitzsimmons

The current county champions will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run as they face Lus/Drum for the second time this year. These sides met in round three of the championship where St.Rynaghs ran out ten point winners on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-9. Lusmagh/Drumcullen will be in their first ever senior semi-final as an amalgamated side with the Drumcullen contingent of the team back in their first semi-final since 2012 while Lusmagh players have never been in a senior semi-final. Key Players: St.Rynaghs: Mairead Daly, Siobhan Flannery, Roisin Egan, Kate Kenny. Lusmagh/Drumcullen: Amy Byrne, Aoife Kelly, Elaine Dermody, Ann Marie Guinan

 

Admission for the games is €10 for adults, €5 for oaps and students, while St.Brendan's Park is the venue weather permitting.