LIMERICK’S hurling league quarter final fixture with Dublin will take place in Croke Park this Saturday.
Sunday’s final round of the Allianz Hurling League saw Limerick finish as runners-up to promoted Waterford in Division 1B and therefore face the third placed team in the top tier - Dublin.
The clash of Limerick and Dublin was confirmed this Monday lunch time by Croke Park officials, when a toss for home advantage took place.
The trip to Dublin will see the hurling quarter final played in Croke Park next Saturday night as a double-header with the Dublin against Derry Football League game, which has a 7.00 start.
While the start time for the hurling is yet to be fully confirmed it is understood it will throw-in at 5.00.
“This whole Division 1A and Division 1B is disappointing because we wanted to win it from the outset and we didn’t but right now we are playing against a Division 1A side and have an opportunity to get to a semi-final,” said Limerick manager TJ Ryan yesterday.
If his side overcome Dublin, that would set up am April 19 semi final against either Cork or Wexford at a neutral venue.
“We can still make a silver lining - we wanted to win Division 1B and that didn’t happen and nothing we can do now only get on with it.
“We want to win a quarter final and get to a semi final,” vowed the Limerick manager.
A home tie for the Limerick hurlers would have seen the game played in the Gaelic Grounds as a double-header with the crucial Limerick and Clare Football League game.
The Division Three football tie will now be played Newcastle West next Sunday at 3.00.