The provincial finals are completed and traditional championship knockout games will finally begin this weekend.
They will commence in a somewhat underwhelming fashion and away from the spotlight as the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals take place.
Joe McDonagh Cup champions Antrim will take on Cork on Saturday at 2pm in Corrigan Park while at the same time Wexford will travel to Tralee to face Kerry in Austin Stack Park.
Although no other fixtures can be confirmed until the completion of the upcoming clashes, the remaining eight teams will have a general idea of what their route to the All-Ireland final in Croke Park is.
The quarter-finals will take place on June 18 with the respective defeated provincial finalists taking on the winners of the preliminary quarter finals.
The semi-finals are set for the weekend of 2/3 July with Kilkenny and Limerick casting a watchful eye on proceedings until they next take to the field following their provincial successes.
The decider is set for Croke Park on July 17 where Limerick may win their third consecutive title or will one of the chasing pack bring their recent dominance to an end?
2022 All-Ireland senior hurling fixtures:
All-Ireland senior hurling preliminary quarter-finals
Kerry v Wexford, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 2pm
Antrim v Cork, Corrigan Park, Belfast, 2pm
18 June – Quarter-finals
Galway v Antrim/Cork
Clare v Kerry/Wexford
2-3 July – Semi-finals
Kilkenny and Limerick are both through.
17 July – Final