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Cusack Park to host Munster club hurling final next Sunday

The two competing clubs tossed for the venue today.

Cusack Park in Ennis.
Cusack Park in Ennis.
Image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

CUSACK PARK IN Ennis has been confirmed as the venue for next Sunday’s AIB Munster SHC club final between Sixmilebridge and Na Piarsaigh.

The decision was announced by the Munster Council today after both competing clubs tossed for the venue.

If Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh had won the toss, the game would have taken place at the Gaelic Grounds.

The decision to toss for the venue was taken in the aftermath of a venue debate in 2011 when Na Piarsaigh and the then Clare champions Crusheen competed in the Munster final.

A bye-law was introduced after that by the Munster Council that decreed they could make club teams toss for venue in the competing counties.

It will be the first time since 1990 that Cusack Park has hosted a provincial senior club hurling final. Sixmilebridge will be appearing in the club’s 9th Munster final, having won three titles to date. They last competed in a decider in 2002 when they lost to Waterford’s Mount Sion.

Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh are competing in a Munster final for only the second year after winning the title two years ago after a replay against Crusheen.

Meanwhile the Gaelic Grounds will be hosting the Munster SFC club final this year on Sunday December 1st. That game will see Kerry’s Dr Crokes, bidding for a third consecutive Munster crown, in action against Clare’s Cratloe.

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