Limerick club hurling championship draws made

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

The Limerick hurlers begin their Waterford Crystal Cup campaign this weekend
THE draws for the newly restructured Limerick hurling championships were made this Sunday at Annual Convention.

THE draws for the newly restructured Limerick hurling championships were made this Sunday at Annual Convention.

The senior, premier intermediate and intermediate championships will all have a new structure for 2014.

The Limerick SHC will consist of two groups of six. The top three teams in each group will advance to the knockout stages. The bottom team in each group will be relegated.

Champions Na Piarsaigh will be joined by 2012 winners Kilmallock. Indeed the game will take place in round one.

Completing the group is South Liberties, Effin, Granagh-Ballingarry and Ballybrown.

In Group Two are Adare, Doon, Murroe-Boher, Knockainey, Ahane and Patrickswell.

The meeting also saw the group finalised for the newly created Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship. The order of the draw was Bruree, Bruff, Dromin-Athlacca, Garryspillane, Blackrock, Hospital-Herbertstown, Knockaderry and Croom.

In this championship, the top four teams will advance to the semi-finals.

The intermediate championship consists of 12 teams - two groups of six and on the same format as the Limerick SHC.

In group one are Mungret, Glenroe, Newcastle West, Claughaun, Feenagh-Kilmeedy, Caherline.

In group two are Cappamore, Killeedy, Kildimo-Pallaskenry, Pallasgreen, St Kierans, Monaleen.