The Leinster and Munster senior hurling championship round-robin games are done and dusted. The Joe McDonagh Cup too is heading to a conclusion, but what does that mean for the summer and where do games go from here?
There’s still plenty of ground to cover between now and July’s All-Ireland senior hurling decider, beginning with the provincial finals over the June bank holiday weekend.
Kilkenny’s senior hurlers will get at least one trip to Croke Park this year as they get set to meet Henry Shefflin’s Galway for the second time in just over a month on Saturday 4 June in the Leinster senior decider. For the winner, it’s a place in the All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals, the loser gets the quarter-finals.
The winner of the Joe McDonagh Cup for this year will also be decided on that Saturday with Semple Stadium hosting the Munster decider between Cork and Limerick the following day.
From there, it’s on to the preliminary quarter-finals (11/12 June) before the quarter-finals (18/19 June).
This year’s All-Ireland senior hurling semi-finals will be contested at Croke Park on Saturday 2 July with this year’s final booked for Sunday 17 July.
June 4/5: Provincial Finals
- Saturday 4 June 4pm: Joe McDonagh Cup Final, Antrim v Kerry at Croke Park
- Saturday 4 June 7pm: Leinster SHC Final, Galway v Kilkenny at Croke Park
- Sunday 5 June 4pm: Munster SHC Final, Clare v Limerick at FBD Semple Stadium
June 11/12: Preliminary Quarter-Finals
- Winner Antrim/Kerry v Cork
- Loser Antrim/Kerry v Wexford
Saturday 18 June: All-Ireland SHC Quarter-finals
- Leinster runner-up v Joe McDonagh Cup winner/Cork
- Munster runner-up v Joe McDonagh Cup runner-up/Wexford
2/3 July: All-Ireland SHC Semi-finals
- Saturday 2 July: Leinster winner v Quarter-final winner
- Sunday 3 July: Munster winner v Quarter-final winner
Sunday 17 July: All-Ireland SHC Final
- Semi-final winner v semi-final winner