Hurling, football and camogie Division One deciders set for Croke Park triple header
Great news for the camógs.
The hurling, football and camogie Division One finals will all take place in Croke Park next Sunday in a triple header fixture.
The camogie final will kick off proceedings at 12.00 with Ann Downey's four-in-a-row seeking Kilkenny taking on a rapidly improving Galway outfit.
That will be followed by the hurling final at 2.00, where Paraic Fanning's Waterford will take on reigning All-Ireland champions Limerick. John Kiely's men earned a hard fought win over a physical Dublin side in Nowlan Park on Sunday as did Waterford, who played the last 15 minutes with only 14 men against Galway.
As for the football, a Kevin McLoughlin inspired Mayo accounted for Monaghan in their final group fixture and that elevated them to a final spot after Galway slipped up against Tyrone.
James Horan's men will be up against Kerry, who will be out for vengeance after the men from the west defeated them in Austin Stack Park last Saturday night. The Kingdom defeated Roscommon comfortably on Sunday to finish on top of the pile.
📢🏆 The 2019 @LittlewoodsIRL Camogie Leagues Division 1 Final will form part of a triple-header with the Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues Division 1 Finals in Croke Park next Sunday March 31st! The clash between Galway v Kilkenny will take place @ 12noon #StyleOfPlay pic.twitter.com/jr42tTkMKV
— Camogie Association (@OfficialCamogie) March 24, 2019
The decision to run the camogie final along with the two men's games will be hugely welcomed by the camogie association, especially after the success of the hurling double header last year in Nowlan Park. This is exactly the type of exposure they're craving to promote their games.
Meanwhile, the Division two and four football finals will take place next Saturday as a Double header in Croke Park - the Division three final may run into the April club month because Westmeath and Louth still have to catch up on a fixture that was lost to the weather a couple of weekends ago. That game will be played next weekend.
Saturday March 30
Derry v Leitrim, Division 4 final, 3.00.
Donegal v Meath, Division 2 final, 5.00.
Sunday March 31
Kilkenny v Galway, camogie Division 1 final, 12.00.
Limerick v Waterford, Division One hurling final, 2.00.
Kerry v Mayo, Division One football final, 4.o0.