Kilkenny and Galway can deliver epic camogie final in Croke Park on Sunday
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Kilkenny and Galway can deliver epic camogie final in Croke Park on Sunday

KILKENNY will be aiming to end their recent bad run in finals, when they face Galway in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship decider in Croke Park on Sunday (4.15pm).

The Cats have lost to Cork in the last two finals by the minimum margin, and take on a Galway side aiming for their first title since 2013, and only their third in history.

“Galway have always put up a huge battle against us every single year,” Kilkenny's Meighan Farrell said.

Meighan is joint captain with her sister Anna, and says it's great that they are both involved.

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Family honour

“It's nice, it's an honour that I can do it with my sister,” she said.

“Your team is like your family anyway, so it's nice to have your sister there with you also. It's a special  feeling."

Meanwhile Galway captain Sarah Dervan is determined to make this occasion count.  “It's been four long years since we have been in the final,” she said.

“It's a long wait to get back to Croke Park. You want to get to Croke Park and you want to win. We have nothing achieved by getting here.

Making up for lost time

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“Croke Park is a brilliant place when you win, but it's a lonely place when you lose.”

Galway are also involved in the Intermediate decider (2pm), where they take on a Westmeath side who won the Premier Junior title in 2017.

Sunday's action at Croke Park begins with the Premier Junior decider, as Kerry aim for a first ever Adult Championship title when they face Munster neighbours Limerick at 12 noon.

All three games are available live on RTÉ Internationally.