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Poll: Who do you think will win today's Leinster and Munster semi-final ties?

Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford are all in action.

IT’S A SUPER SATURDAY of GAA action with two big showdowns in Leinster hurling and Munster football.

Kilkenny travel to face Wexford at 7pm in the Leinster hurling semi-final (live Sky Sports) and Cork will entertain Tipperary at 5pm in the Munster football semi-final (live RTÉ).

The hurling match will be our first chance to take a look at last year’s All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny in the 2017 championship.

It’s worth reflecting just how impressive Kilkenny’s provincial record is. They’ve won 10 out of the last 12 finals, lost another to Galway in 2012 and it was in 2013 that they failed to reach the decider in that time frame.

For their part Wexford will hope to build on April’s league quarter-final success against Kilkenny – ending a 60-year wait for victory on Noreside in the process – and they are bidding to reach a first final since 2008.

David Dunne and Padraig Walsh David Dunne and Padraig Walsh in opposition in April Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

In Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork are bidding to avoid a loss to Tipperary at this stage for the second successive year. Last June’s victory was Tipperary’s first senior football championship triumph over Cork since 1944.

George Hannigan and Ian Maguire Ian Maguire and George Hannigan in opposition last June Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

But who will advance to the provincial finals on Sunday 2 July?

Let us know what you think.


Poll Results:

Cork and Kilkenny (1265)
Tipperary and Kilkenny (1159)
Cork and Wexford (581)
Tipperary and Wexford (557)




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