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The Dubs are going on a road trip for the National Hurling League semi-finals

The semi-final ties have been scheduled as a double-header outside of GAA HQ.

Dublin looked good in Croke Park on Saturday but will be away from HQ when they play Cork.
Dublin looked good in Croke Park on Saturday but will be away from HQ when they play Cork.
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CRITICS OF DUBLIN GAA often give out about the fact that the team gets to play a disproportionate amount of games at ‘home’ in Croke Park but Ger Cunningham’s hurlers won’t have that luxury in the National Hurling League Division 1 semi-finals.

Nowlan Park in Kilkenny will host both semi-finals on Sunday 19 April with Dublin playing Cork at 2pm and Tipperary and Waterford clashing at 4pm.

Dublin advanced to the penultimate stage of the league after a comprehensive 1-25 to 0-16 win over Limerick at Croke Park on Saturday night while Cork booked their final four spot after edging Wexford by 0-18 to 0-14 at home yesterday.

Waterford arguably impressed the most in their quarter-final, easing to an eight-point win against Galway by a scoreline of 0-20 to 0-12.

Tipperary joined them but made life very difficult for themselves, having two men sent off in their 1-16 to 0-13 victory against Offaly.

Here are the National Hurling League final fixtures for the other four divisions:

Saturday, April 4

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Final

Westmeath v Kerry, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 3pm

Allianz Hurling League Division 2B Final

Kildare v Meath, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3pm

Allianz Hurling League Division 3A Final

Monaghan v Tyrone, Keady, Armagh, 3pm

Allianz Hurling League Division 3B Final

Longford v Warwickshire, Donaghmore Ashbourne, Meath, 3pm

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