Laura Loughnane is predicting a very bright future for Galway's next crop of champions, after a young intermediate side chiselled out a two-point victory over Cork in a tight Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie final.
Four goals from Dervla Cosgrove including three in 84 first-half seconds, and three saves from Áine Graham were among the more notable events as Antrim came out on top of an action-packed Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie final.
The manner in which she namechecks the many people who have helped her along her path is probably informative, not just when it comes to Rachel Harty's success as a camogie player, but in her influence on others as a soccer coach.
Galway may have secured their position in Sunday's Glen Dimplex All-Ireland intermediate camogie final (2pm, live on RTÉ2) by winning every single game, unlike opponents Cork, but one gets the sense that it has come as just a little bit of a surprise.
The mood was playful as coach Davy Fitzgerald dribbled some water down the back of Matthew Twomey's neck while the manager gave his media debrief in the immediate aftermath of Cork's 0-15 to 0-10 triumph over Waterford in Saturday's Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie semi-final at Croke Park.
In the build-up to Saturday's Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie semi-final, Kilkenny manager Brian Dowling spoke of how the players rallied around following the deaths in tragic circumstances of coach Tommy Shefflin's brother and his own uncle last March.
Joanne Casey shot two injury-time points from frees as Cork shot the last four points to snatch victory from Derry's grasp in the dying embers of the second Glen Dimplex All-Ireland intermediate camogie semi-final at UPMC Nowlan Park.
Second-half goals from super sub Laura Kelly and Olwen Rabbitte were the key scores as Galway survived a stern examination to overcome Meath in the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland intermediate camogie semi-final at UPMC Nowlan Park.
At the end of two and half hours of tension and drama at O'Connor Park in Tullamore, Antrim confirmed their place in the final of the 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship alongside Armagh, with Megan McGarry's free in the second period of added time proving to be the decisive score that settled a remarkable contest.
Cork survived a titanic tussle with Waterford, overcoming a five-point second-half deficit and only hitting the front for the first time four minutes from the end of normal time to eventually chisel out a five-point victory in a pulsating Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie semi-final at Croke Park.
Armagh will contest the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship final for the third year in succession in two weeks' time, after their dominant second half display eventually saw off Cavan at O'Connor Park in Tullamore this afternoon.
Kilkenny's top-flight pedigree shone through as they responded to Dublin's excellent start in ruthless fashion, going in at half-time leading by nine points having trailed by four and streaking clear for a convincing Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie quarter-final victory.
Waterford ended their quarter-final hoodoo thanks to an authoritative first-half performance during which eight different players scored, securing an historic first appearance in the last four of the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie championship at the fifth consecutive attempt.