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Cork look for place in final

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 4:36pm

Cork will look to book their place in the All-Ireland Camogie Final for the fifth year in a row this Saturday. The Rebels take on Tipperary in Semple Stadium.

Cork have already beaten Tipperary in the group stages on the championship and will look for the same result again this weekend.

The reigning All-Ireland champions come in the semi-final with a 100 per cent record in the championship after topping Group 2 earlier the summer which gave them a direct passage to the semi-final stage.

Niamh O’Callaghan told camogie.ie that the team's focus is on Saturday. “We're very happy so far with our progress, but we also feel we have an awful lot of work to do in the camp. That's our focus now at the moment - we're just taking it step-by-step and not looking ahead to anything like the All-Ireland Final or anything at all, just taking it step-by-step.”

A teacher by trade, O'Callaghan is able to focus on the championship in the summer thanks to her occupation, finding the right balance between the two.

“People always slag teachers for the lifestyle that we have but it definitely is suited to the GAA lifestyle. At times it can be demanding - you're coming from work or going training but I'm fortunate that i have the time and we have the holidays that i can focus on camogie,” she said.

In the other semi-final, which precedes the Cork game at Semple Stadium, Galway face Kilkenny with the latter looking to make a return to the final after being beaten by Cork by a single point last year. The Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final takes place at Semple Stadium on Saturday, throw-in between Cork and Tipperary is at 7.15pm.

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