There will be a new name on Corn Sceilge the All-Ireland Schools’ Senior camogie Cup after semi-final victories for St Angela’s, Waterford and last year’s beaten finalists Cross and Passion, Ballycastle on Saturday.
All-Ireland Schools’ Senior A semi-finals: Saturday Feb 9 at 1pm in Kilnadeema St Brigid's, Loughrea v Cross and Passion, Ballycastle WHEN you get to All-Ireland level there are few easy matches and, while Cross and Passion, Ballycastle retain around half of the team that came so close to a national title last year in Louth, they have to face a major player in St Brigid's, Loughrea who won the title outright three years ago, taking out St Patrick’s Maghera in a semi-final in south Derry.
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship semi-final: Ruairi Og, Cushendall (Antrim) v St Thomas’s (Galway) (today, Parnell Park, 3pm, live on TG4) THE barrier doesn’t have to be broken down, the weight of history isn’t resting on Cushendall’s shoulders as they prepare to face Galway side St Thomas’s in the All-Ireland semi-final at Parnell Park today.
Allianz National Hurling League Division 2A: Meath v Antrim (tomorrow, Trim, 2pm) THE image of Neil McManus standing outside the St John’s changing rooms uninvolved in Antrim’s narrow NHL defeat to Kerry last Saturday must have been maddening for his county team-mates, management team and supporters.
Division 1A Limerick v Tipperary (tonight, Gaelic Grounds, 7pm) THERE’S a big Saturday night clash at the Gaelic Grounds as All-Ireland holders Limerick welcome a Tipperary side that has looked sharp in the early part of the season.