LIMERICK will begin the defence of their Munster senior hurling title against Tipperary in 2014 after the draws were made on RTE on Thursday night.
Just days after Clare won the All Ireland title, the draws were made for next year’s championship and it has pitted Limerick against old rivals Tipp for the third year running. And just like 2013, it will again be at the semi-final stage.
And because of the home-and-away arrangement between the counties, it will take place in Semple Stadium in Thurles. Limerick famously won in the Gaelic Grounds in June of this year en route to their first Munster title in 17 years and they’ll meet on a similiar date in 2014.
The other side of the draw sees beaten All Ireland and Munster finalists Cork take on Waterford in the quarter-final with the winners advancing to meet Clare.
The Limerick footballers, who have been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks over the decision to re-introduce a seedings system,have been drawn to play Tipperary with the winners playing Cork in the semi-final.
Both Limerick teams are currently without a manager as the search goes on to find replacements for John Allen and Maurice Horan.