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32 clubs gear up for Kilmacud Crokes hurling sevens action

The traditional All-Ireland final curtain-raiser takes centre stage next Saturday.

Donal Og Cusack, Ollie Baker and Tommy Dunne at the recent launch of the tournament.
Donal Og Cusack, Ollie Baker and Tommy Dunne at the recent launch of the tournament.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

THE TRADITIONAL BUILD-UP to the All-Ireland senior hurling final takes place on Saturday with the 41st running of the One Direct Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland senior hurling sevens.

32 clubs from ten counties will be in action in the tournament.

The action throws in on Saturday morning with the opening matches in the eight groups spread over five venues in the Stillorgan area.

These venues include Glenalbyn, UCD, Deerpark, Silverpark and Bray Emmets, with the action commencing at 10.30am.

The semi-finals will be on at 4.45pm and 5.15pm before the final is pencilled in for Glenalbyn 6.30pm.

Group 1: Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin), Meelick Eyrecourt (Galway), Burgess (Tipperary), O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim).

Group 2: Cratloe (Clare), Boherlahan-Dualla (Tipperary), Oranmore Maree (Galway), Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin).

Group 3: Clooney Quin (Clare), Templederry Kenyons (Tipperary), Ballygalget (Down), Gort (Galway).

Group 4: Faughs (Dublin), Mullagh (Galway), Eire Og Ennis (Clare), Moycarkey-Borris (Tipperary).

Group 5: Cuala (Dublin), Upperchurch-Drombane (Tipperary), Courcey Rovers (Cork), Ahane (Limerick).

Group 6: O’Toole’s (Dublin), Tulla (Clare), Moneygall (Tipperary), Portroe (Tipperary).

Group 7: Erins Own (Cork), Craughwell (Galway), Ballyhaunis (Mayo), Mullinahone (Tipperary).

Group 8: Douglas (Cork), Kiltormer (Galway), Four Roads (Roscommon), Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary).

imageDublin hurler Ryan O’Dwyer’s club Kilmacud Crokes will be in action.
Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

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