Following wins for Clare and Galway over the weekend, the lineups for this year’s All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals have been confirmed and it’s a repeat of where we were in 2022.
Goal-hungry Clare made Dublin pay on Saturday afternoon with a 5-26 to 2-17, Tony Kelly scoring a hat-trick in the process to set up a second successive All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Kilkenny. Galway thwarted high-flying Tipperary who were coming into Saturday evening’s clash on the back of a 59-point haul against Offaly a week previous for Henry Shefflin to steer the Tribesmen to a second straight semi-final in his second year in charge of the county. Underdog tag aside, they’ll face Limerick in this year’s other semi-final game.
Galway and Limerick will meet at 6pm on Saturday 8 July with Kilkenny and Clare bound for Croke Park on Sunday 9 July.
Ticket sales are staggered with Saturday’s game going on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10am while Sunday’s clash goes on sale at 12pm Tuesday. Both games will be preceded by quarter-final fixtures from this year’s Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie championship.
Football draw details
This year’s Tailteann Cup final will be a repeat of the 1991 All-Ireland football final with Meath set to face Down following their respective wins in the semi-finals at Croke Park yesterday.
Meath’s encounter with Antrim was an entertaining affair with the Royals running out 2-16 to 2-14 winners while Down and Laois turned out to be a complete mismatch, Down beyond reach within a half hour and finishing up 8-16 to 2-12 victors in a goal-heavy affair.
The draw for the All-Ireland senior football championship was made in Dublin this morning and has thrown up some juicy fixtures.
- Kerry v Tyrone
- Armagh v Monaghan
- Derry v Cork
- Dublin v Mayo
Games will take place this coming weekend with fixture details to be confirmed by the GAA on Monday afternoon.