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Semple Stadium to host next May's Cork Waterford Munster hurling clash

The Thurles venue will host the game despite speculation it would be held in Walsh Park in Waterford.

Semple Stadium in Thurles.
Semple Stadium in Thurles.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

SEMPLE STADIUM WILL be the main venue for next year’s programme of games in the Munster senior hurling championship.

The Thurles venue only hosted one senior hurling game this summer – the quarter-final meeting of Clare and Waterford – with the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick hosting the remaining three games.

There had been speculation that Walsh Park in Waterford was in the running to host next May’s quarter-final tie between Cork and Waterford but the Munster Council last night confirmed that the game will take place at Semple Stadium.

The semi-final clash between Tipperary and Limerick is also to take place at Semple Stadium while the venue for the semi-final tie between All-Ireland champions Clare and Cork or Waterford, will be held in Semple Stadium or the Gaelic Grounds.

The final is to take place on July 13th at a venue to be confirmed while the fixture details for the Munster senior football championship have also been revealed.

Munster SHC
May 25th:
Quarter-final – Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium.
June 1st: Semi-final – Tipperary v Limerick, Semple Stadium.
June 15th: Semi-final – Clare v  Cork/Waterford, Semple Stadium/Gaelic Grounds.
July 13th: Final

Munster SFC
May 31st: Quarter-final – Tipperary v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds.
June 7th/8th: Quarter-final – Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park.
June 21st/22nd: Semi-final – Cork v Tipperary/Limerick, Páirc Uí Chaoimh/Gaelic Grounds.
June 21st/22nd: Semi-final – Kerry v Clare/Waterford, Cusack Park/Fraher Field.
July 6th: Final


Kerry captain Eoin Brosnan after this year’s Munster final
Pic: INPHO/James Crombie


The draw also took place last night for next year’s Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship with fixture details also confirmed for the games at the minor and U21 levels in 2014.

Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21HC
June 4th/18th:
Quarter-final – Clare v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds.
July 16th: Semi-final – Tipperary v Clare/Limerick, Cusack Park/Gaelic Grounds.
July 17th: Semi-final – Cork v Waterford, Walsh Park.
July 30th/August 6th: Final

Cadbury Munster U21FC
March 12th: Quarter-final – Cork v Kerry, Austin Stack Park.
March 12th: Quarter-final – Tipperary v Waterford, Fraher Field.
March 19th: Semi-final – Limerick v Cork/Kerry, Páirc Uí Rinn/Austin Stack Park.
March 19th: Semi-final – Clare v Tipperary/Waterford, Clare venue.
April 9th: Final

Electric Ireland Munster MHC
April 16th:
Quarter-final – Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds.
April 16th: Quarter-final – Cork v Kerry, Páirc Uí Rinn.
April 16th: Quarter-final – Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park.
June 25th/26th: Semi-finals
July 13th: Final

Electric Ireland Munster MFC
April 9th:
Quarter-final – Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds.
April 9th: Quarter-final – Cork v Kerry, Páirc Uí Rinn.
April 9th: Quarter-final – Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park.
May 14th: Semi-finals
July 6th: Final

New Clare coach lines out against Banner players in a Munster final tomorrow

The Limerick hurler who was mascot for a Clare club in an All-Ireland final

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