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Triple woe for faltering Derry

By John Campbell

The Easter vacation could impact heavily on Derry's chances of claiming their first brace of points in camogie's National League Division One when they meet Waterford at Owenbeg tomorrow.

Experienced trio Louise Duggan, Sinead Faulkner and Aoife Shaw are all unavailable so the Oak Leafs are weakened as they bid to gain credibility.

Limerick were the latest side to conquer Derry last weekend and now they are striving to end their campaign on a more encouraging note.

Derry will again field a young side and their lack of experience could be exposed by a Waterford outfit that will be equally keen to get off the mark in the league.

Antrim, meanwhile, will be hoping to put their best foot forward against Meath in an important Division 2 Group 1 tie.

The Saffrons have hopes of ending their campaign on a high but Meath will be keen to make the most of home advantage.

Down have been finding the going tough in Division 2 Group 2 and may not derive any comfort from their trip to Kildare.

The Down side has been searching for consistency, having fallen to Carlow and Laois.

Defensive flaws and a lack of concentration on occasion has cost them to concede ground and they are hoping to show better application and renewed determination against their hosts.

This is the last opportunity that Down will have to gain some form of solace in the league but Kildare's form to date has been such that they will start as favourites to come out on top.

Cavan complete their Division Three programme by entertaining Kerry at Ballinagh.

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