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Tipperary to face Galway in All-Ireland semi-final while Rebels drawn against Waterford

There’s a couple of mouth-watering ties in store.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TIPPERARY will face Galway in a mouth-watering first All-Ireland SHC semi-final next month.

Munster kingpins Cork will take on provincial rivals Waterford in the second last-four showdown.

The draw was made on RTÉ radio this morning.

The Leinster champs’ clash with the Premier will take place at Croke Park on Sunday, 6 August while Cork and the Déise’s showdown throws in seven days later at HQ.

The meeting of Galway and Tipperary will be the third successive All-Ireland semi-final clash between the counties after Galway’s 0-26 to 3-16 success in 2015 and Tipperary’s victory by 2-19 to 2-18 last August.

Cork and Waterford last met in an All-Ireland semi-final back in 2006 while they did face off in Croke Park at the quarter-final stage in 2007.

It will be a repeat of the Munster semi-final in June between Kieran Kingston and Derek McGrath’s teams, when Cork won out by 0-23 to 1-15.

Kevin Moran with Christopher Joyce Waterford's Kevin Moran and Cork's Christopher Joyce Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

The minor semi-finals will be the curtain-raisers with Galway taking on Kilkenny on 6 August while Cork will meet Dublin on 13 August.

The fixtures in full are:

Sunday 6 August

All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final
Galway v Tipperary, Croke Park, 3.30pm

Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final
Galway v Kilkenny, Croke Park, 1.30pm

Sunday 13 August

All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final
Cork v Waterford, Croke Park, 3.30pm

Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final
Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 1.30pm

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