WE’RE DOWN TO the final four in the Munster senior club hurling championship today with places in the decider up for grabs.
In Ennis, Clare’s Ballyea take on Tipperary’s Thurles Sarsfields while at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick’s Patrickswell meet Cork’s Glen Rovers.
For Ballyea this is unchartered territory after winning their first Clare senior hurling crown last Sunday. In contrast Thurles Sarsfields are seasoned campaigners after this year winning their sixth Tipperary senior hurling championship in eight years.
Patrickswell ended a 13-year drought in Limerick recently but the club have 19 county senior titles to their name. Similarly Glen Rovers ended a barren spell of their own in 2015 by claiming a first Cork crown in 26 years and then last month they retained that title.
Graham Callanan lifts the cup as Glen Rovers celebrateSource: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
Thurles Sarsfields' players savour another Tipp winSource: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
Patrickswell captain Thomas O'Brien lifts the cupSource: Donall Farmer/INPHO
Ballyea celebrating their Clare senior final victorySource: Tommy Dickson/INPHO
On the Munster stage while Ballyea are newcomers, Thurles Sarsfields won the provincial title in 2012 and lost the final in 2010.
Glen Rovers Munster tradition has seen them lift titles in 1964, 1972 and 1976 while Patrickswell won provincial deciders in 1988 and 1990.
The winners of today’s games will meet each other in the final on 20 November.
But with four sides left in the race, who do you think will be claiming silverware?
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