AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Championship Semi-Final:
St. Dominic’s v Knockananna (Wicklow) at 12pm on Saturday in Kinnegad
All roads lead to Corralstown Kinnegad this Saturday as the Knockcroghery club, who this year regained the county title they last won in 2019, look to reach an All-Ireland decider.
Manager Noel White, who paid tribute to his backroom team which includes trainer Joe Dolan, says there is a “quiet confidence” in the camp ahead of Saturday’s semi-final.
“Everyone’s in good spirits and we’re looking forward to it now,” he told People Sport this week.
“There was a bit of a lull after the county final and we had to refocus to find that extra 10 per cent in terms of fitness. But we’re back there now and quietly confident for Saturday”.
The Wicklow town native is familiar with Saturday’s opponents and said he expects a tough physical battle.
“I would have spent a lot of my youth not too far from Knockananna and we’ve been to watch them during their Leinster campaign. They’re a serious outfit with big players right through the team. They’re strong and fit but I back my players to match them,” he said.
“It’s been a huge year for the club from the underage ranks right up to senior level and we’re looking forward to another big day out and a big performance”.
St. Dominic’s, who were competitive against Castlegar in the Connacht Intermediate Championship, have recently welcomed back Julie Healy and Caroline Dowling to full fitness. Both are in line to start Saturday’s last four clash.
Tickets for the fixture must be purchased in advance at www.universe.com, search ‘AIB All-Ireland Club Championship semi-finals.
St. Dominic’s have also called for donations to the club’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the senior camogie team’s All-Ireland adventure. €5,935 has been raised so far as part of the campaign to support both the senior camogie and intermediate football teams ahead of their respective Championship campaigns.