It’s all on the line this evening as Ballymacnab take on Granemore in the Senior Camogie championship final.
The St Brendan’s club are aiming for their fourth title in a row while Granemore are hoping to deny their near neighbours.
It’s a been a regular final meeting over the past number of seasons. In fact, this is the third time on the trot the two rivals will collide in the senior camogie decider.
Ballymacnab have held the upper hand in the previous two meetings, although there’s never been much between the teams.
An early Ellie McKee goal was the difference between the sides in 2020, as the Nab saw out a 1-7 to 0-7 victory.
The deficit was cut to just two points last season, but yet again it was the girls in maroon and white that prevailed.
Ballymacnab made the brighter start and raced into a five-point lead, but a Laura Carr goal brought Granemore right back into the game.
Sean Hughes’ ladies led 0-9 to 1-2 at half time and opened up a 0-12 to 1-4 advantage at the end of the third quarter.
But the Nab failed to score for the rest of the contest and Granemore piled on the pressure. But it wasn’t enough to get over the line in the end.
The teams had much different journeys to this years decider. Ballymacnab eased past Cullyhanna while Granemore needed a replay to see off Keady.
Rachael Merry’s scoring power and the work rate and running ability of Laura Carr are two big headaches for Ballymacnab to solve.
The midfield battle will be worth keeping an eye on as Aileen Doyle and Edel Hagney take on Eabha Lennon and Danielle McKee.
Michelle McArdle is the heartbeat of the Ballymacnab defence while up front Ellen Lennon and Eimear Smyth pose the biggest threats.
It’s sure to be an intense battle that will go right down to the wire and it could take more than sixty minutes to separate the two.