Galway expected to be too strong for Offaly

Apart from long term injury victim Orla McGrath (cruciate ligament ) Galway camogie team manager Tony Ward has a full squad from which to select for this weekend’s championship clash with Offaly at St Brendan’s Park,  Birr (2.30pm ).

Ward is wary of the challenge Offaly will pose, but, he is hopeful of building on the win his charges had in their first round game over Cork.

“There was a round of club games last weekend, but everyone came through those games unscathed and we are good to go for this Saturday," he says.

"Some of the girls who have come back from injury should be a bit fitter and in better form than they were for the Cork game which is a plus. That said, Barry Whelan has done well with Offaly and they are a rugged team that we always find difficult to beat.”

Offaly have been beaten in their first two games - by Limerick on a score-line of 1-12 to 1-08, and last weekend by Wexford by 4-11 to 0-13 -  and this is a game Galway will be expected to win.

Ward and his management team have set the same target as they employed  for the league - to go out and win all their games.

“We set out our stall in the league not to be beaten in any game. And winning is a very good habit to form," he says. "From that point of view, we are taking the same approach into the championship, and we will be going out to win every game we are in. If we continue to do that all season, you know where we will end up.”

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