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Fixture details confirmed for Saturday week's camogie semi-final double-header

Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and Galway will all be in action.

THE GAELIC GROUNDS will host this year’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship semi-finals on Saturday 19 August.

camogie Dublin and Kilkenny, and Cork and Galway will be battling for the All-Ireland final spots on offer.

The Limerick venue has been confirmed for the double-header, which will see the four top sides vying for coveted All-Ireland final spots.

The first of the two clashes is between reigning champions Kilkenny and somewhat surprise semi-finalists Dublin (Throw-in 5.15pm).

All eyes will be on Dublin manager David Herity as he prepares to face his native county following his Sky Blues’ historic quarter-final win over Wexford last weekend. They face stiff competition in their first All-Ireland semi-final in 27 years however, and it comes in the form of Anne Downey’s Kilkenny.

David Herity Dublin manager David Herity. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

The Cats — who are back-to-back league champions, as well as current holders of the O’Duffy Cup — topped Group One and qualified directly for the last four, their only dropped points coming after a draw with Clare.

The two sides met in the group stages last month, Kilkenny running out 3-13 to 0-8 winners on that occasion.

The later tie will see Cork and Galway go head-to-head (Throw-in 7pm).

Last year’s runners up Cork have already sent out a strong statement of intent in Group Two, winning all four of their fixtures following a disappointing league final loss in April.

A view of the Gaelic Grounds before kick-off The Gaelic Grounds, Limerick will host the double-header. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Galway meanwhile, qualified for the knockout stages on the final day of asking with a hard-earned victory over Clare, while they had a comfortable 1-22 to 0-10 win over Tipperary last weekend.

The Tribeswomen will be hoping to take one step closer to adding to their haul of two All-Ireland titles, and winning their first since 2013, but the Rebels will back themselves to do the business in Limerick.

All-Ireland senior camogie semi-finals, Saturday 19 August

  • Dublin v Kilkenny, Gaelic Grounds, 5.15pm

Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare)

  • Cork v Galway, Gaelic Grounds, 7pm

Referee: Eamon Cassidy (Derry)

(Extra-time to be played in the event of a draw in either game)

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