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Champions Cork to start 2018 campaign against Wexford with finalists Kilkenny to face Limerick

The fixtures for the group games of the 2018 camogie championship have been released today.

REIGNING CHAMPIONS CORK will open their defence of the All-Ireland senior camogie crown next summer with a clash against Wexford while beaten finalists Kilkenny will take on Limerick in their opening encounter.

Orla Cronin and Chloe Sigerson run pass the O’Duffy Cup Cork won out by a point against Kilkenny last September. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Cork saw off 2016 champions Kilkenny in Croke Park last September thanks to Julia White’s match-winning score.

The group fixtures for the 2018 championship have been released today with the opening round of ties slated for the weekend of 9/10 June.

In Group 1 Kilkenny will start out against Limerick while Galway will meet Clare. In the last round of fixtures in this group Kilkenny will face off against this year’s semi-finalists Galway.

Sarah Healy and Shelley Farrell Galway and Kilkenny clashed last July in the group stages of the camogie championship. Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

Cork will operate in Group 2 where this year’s semi-finalists Dublin take on Offaly and the 2017 intermediate champions meet Tipperary.

The intermediate championship begins on the weekend of 16/17 June while the premier junior championship starts out on the weekend of 14/15 July.

Rena Buckley lifts the O'Duffy cup Rena Buckley lifts the O'Duffy Cup after Cork's final win over Kilkenny. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The fixtures in full are:

Senior Championship

Group 1 - Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford.
Group 2 - Cork, Dublin, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford.

* Games to be played on Saturday/Sunday

  • Playoffs: 28/29 July
  • Quarter-final: 6 August
  • Quarter-final replay: 12/13 August
  • Semi-final: Sat 18th August
  • Semi-final replay: 25/26 August
  • Final: 9 September
  • Final replay: 23 September

9/10 June - Round 1

Group 1
Galway v Clare
Limerick v Kilkenny

Group 2
Dublin v Offaly
Tipperary v Meath
Cork v Wexford

16/17 June – Round 2

Group 1
Galway v Waterford
Clare v Limerick

23/24 June - Round 3

Group 2
Cork v Dublin
Offaly v Meath
Wexford v Tipperary

30 June/1 July – Round 4

Group 1
Waterford v Kilkenny
Limerick v Galway

7/8 July – Round 5

Group 2
Meath v Dublin
Tipperary v Cork
Offaly v Wexford

14/15 July - Round 6

Group 1
Kilkenny v Clare
Waterford v Limerick

Group 2
Wexford v Dublin
Meath v Cork
Tipperary v Offaly

21/22 July – Round 7

Group 1
Kilkenny v Galway
Clare v Waterford

Group 2
Cork v Offaly
Wexford v Meath
Dublin v Tipperary

Intermediate Championship

Group 1 – Carlow, Cork, Derry, Down, Laois, Wexford
Group 2 – Antrim, Kildare, Kilkenny, Galway, Tipperary Westmeath

* Games to be played on Saturday/Sunday

  • Playoffs: 11/12 August
  • Semi-final: 18 August
  • Semi-final replay: 25/26 August
  • Final: 9 September
  • Final replay: 23 September

16/17 June – Round 1

Group 1
Cork v Carlow
Down v Derry
Wexford v Laois

Group 2
Kilkenny v Antrim
Westmeath v Kildare
Galway v Tipperary

23/24 June - Round 2

Group 1
Carlow v Down
Derry v Wexford
Cork v Laois

30 June/1 July - Round 3

Group 2
Antrim v Galway
Kildare v Kilkenny
Tipperary v Westmeath

7/8 July - Round 4

Group 1
Derry v Cork
Laois v Carlow
Wexford v Down

Group 2
Kildare v Galway
Tipperary v Antrim
Westmeath v Kilkenny

14/15 July - Round 5

Group 1
Down v Cork
Laois v Derry
Carlow v Wexford

21/22 July - Round 6

Group 2
Galway v Westmeath
Antrim v Kildare
Kilkenny v Tipperary

4/5 August - Round 7

Group 1
Cork v Wexford
Derry v Carlow
Laois v Down

Group 2
Galway v Kilkenny
Kildare v Tipperary
Westmeath v Antrim

Premier Junior Championship

  • Playoffs: 11/12 August
  • Semi-final: 18 August
  • Semi-final replay: 25/26 August
  • Final: 9 September
  • Final replay: 23rd September

14/15 July - Round 1

Group 1
Kerry v Clare
Limerick v Offaly

Group 2
Dublin v Armagh

21/22 July – Round 2

Group 1
Offaly v Clare
Kerry v Limerick

Group 2
Roscommon v Dublin

4/5 August - Round 3

Group 1
Clare v Limerick
Offaly v Kerry

Group 2
Armagh v Roscommon

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