Limerick may have joined the senior ranks subsequent to Clare in camogie’s recent history but that isn’t limiting the ambition of the women from the Treaty County.
It could be argued that Limerick are showing signs of a team who have been in the grade for longer but for Clare this outing against the noisy neighbours presents them with an opportunity to pick up their first win of the 2016 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
Clooney/Quin’s Orlaith Duggan captains the Banner County and is very respectful towards Saturday’s opponents. “We wouldn’t hold any other team in a higher esteem than ourselves which I think is really important for a team that there’s no superiority complex so we’re confident in our own abilities as a team as well as respecting others who have come up in the ranks behind us”.
Orlaith told The Clare Herald that she has been impressed by Limerick so far in 2016 and points to their Munster Final performance as an example of their capability.
“We’re looking at them even this year and they were in a Munster final, they were hugely unlucky against Cork and that was us maybe two or three years ago we were up Senior and we were competing in a Munster final, they’re fresh and they’re really focused and motivated, similarly enough we’d see ourselves as similar but at the end of the day we’d maybe hope that we’d be a bit more confident in ourselves and that we could really push them if push came to shove in a Championship game”.
Cusack Park is the venue for Saturday’s tie which throws in at 4:30pm as the curtain raiser to Clare vs Laois in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers.