Galway look to back up opening day win

Galway’s Tara Rutledge celebrates after scoring her side's first goal that set her team on the way to an All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship round one victory over Offaly.  Next up Galway will face Kilkenny in round two.

Galway’s Tara Rutledge celebrates after scoring her side's first goal that set her team on the way to an All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship round one victory over Offaly. Next up Galway will face Kilkenny in round two.

Galway camogie face a stiff test in the second round-robin championship fixture when they take on Kilkenny in Nowlan Park on Saturday (3.15pm ).

They enjoyed a comprehensive 1-18 to 1-5 win over Offaly last weekend in the first round, and will be buoyed by that victory. However they now face a Kilkenny side which also enjoyed a winning start to their campgian, overcoming Dublin by 2 - 15 to 1 - 9.

The Kilkenny side featured six debutantes, including the new scoring sensation, 17 years-old Miriam Walsh who grabbed 1 - 4 from play on her debut. Kilkenny, renowned for its attacking threat, had posted 1 - 6 to 0-0 in the opening 10 minutes, and the Galway rearguard will need to be at their best on Saturday.

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