Killimor face hot favourites Milford for camogie crown

Connacht winners: St Jarlath's junior team 2016 defeated St Gerard's in the Connacht Junior Post Primary final at  the  Mayo Centre of Excellence on Monday. Back row, John Duggan (manager) Niall Carney, Keelan Creaven, Tony Gill, Rossa Ryan, Liam Kelly, Damian Boyle, Darragh Silke (capt), Cathal Kelly, Darragh Creaven, Ethan Fahy, Fionán Cahill, Brian Lally, Eoin Broderick, Darragh Wilson, Conor Shaughnessy, Sean Raftery, Brian Mannion, Mike Talty (manager). Front row,  Hugh McDonagh, Shane Dunleavy, Cormac Deignan, Dean Hynes, Keith Boyle, Gavin Burke, Conor Newell, Jack Kirrane, Ben O'Connell, Conor O'Neill, Cillian Reidy, Eoin Mannion, Joe Staed.

Connacht winners: St Jarlath's junior team 2016 defeated St Gerard's in the Connacht Junior Post Primary final at the Mayo Centre of Excellence on Monday. Back row, John Duggan (manager) Niall Carney, Keelan Creaven, Tony Gill, Rossa Ryan, Liam Kelly, Damian Boyle, Darragh Silke (capt), Cathal Kelly, Darragh Creaven, Ethan Fahy, Fionán Cahill, Brian Lally, Eoin Broderick, Darragh Wilson, Conor Shaughnessy, Sean Raftery, Brian Mannion, Mike Talty (manager). Front row, Hugh McDonagh, Shane Dunleavy, Cormac Deignan, Dean Hynes, Keith Boyle, Gavin Burke, Conor Newell, Jack Kirrane, Ben O'Connell, Conor O'Neill, Cillian Reidy, Eoin Mannion, Joe Staed.

Galway senior county camogie champions Killimor will be in action at Croke Park (3.15pm ) this Sunday in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship final when they take on the highly-rated Milford (Cork ).

Killimor won the All-Ireland title in 2011 when they defeated Inniscarra by 3-18 to 1-4 and they are hoping to emulate that success this weekend.

However it will not be easy. Hot favourites to win another national title, Milford boast Cork stars Ashling Thompson and Anna Geary. The Cork club has only been beaten once in four years in championship hurling, including defeating Killimor in the 2013 All-Ireland final.

If Killimor are to win on Sunday, they will need big performances all over the field.

Helen Campbell is an impressive goalkeeper, but she will need plenty of defensive cover from Ann Marie Hayes, Karen Brien and Maolicia Callagy.

Team captain Ann Marie Starr and Emer Haverty area powerful midfield duo, and up front they will look to Brenda Hanney, Susan Keane, Martina Conroy and Serena Brehony to provide the scores.

Team manager Tommy Callagy is optimistic Killimor can produce a winning performance.

“The attitude of the girls is top class," he says. "They really were going to give it everything this year in the hope to win a county title. And when we won that, we were in bonus territory. We’re back in the final now, and we’re looking for the big bonus.”

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