THE Gaelic Grounds could well be a sell-out on July 14 with two Limerick teams in action on Munster hurling final day.
Following Limerick’s impressive win over Tipperary in the minor semi-final on Wednesday night, interest is expected to be at a peak in the county. Limerick play Waterford in the minor final while the senior team take on Cork in the senior decider.
Because of a home-and-away arrangement between Limerick and Cork at senior level, Limerick will have home advantage in the Gaelic Grounds for a fixture that could well sell out the Ennis Road venue.
Health and Safety standards dictate that the Gaelic Grounds can take a crowd of 44,000 and Munster Council chairman Robert Frost reckons that it could be a full house.
“Whatever way it works out, we won’t be that far off a sellout,” said Frost this week.
Tickets are available at the moment through the clubs, the official GAA website or through selected SuperValu and Centra stores. Supporters are reminded the tickets aren’t available from the Munster Council offices, as was incorrectly indicated in our print edition this week.
Adult tickets for the Mackey Stand cost e35 (juveniles are e5) while the Open Stand is e30 for adults and e5 for juveniles. Terrace tickets are e20. OAPs and students must pay full price for a ticket but can claim back e10 for a stand ticket and e5 for a terrace.
Buying through your club can lead to a significant saving as stand tickets are 10 cheaper where clubs buy a minimum of 15 tickets.
John Allen’s Limerick panel are now back in uninterrupted training for the next three weeks. A number of players were in action with their clubs in the football championship over the weekend but there is no new injury worries for the Limerick management.
The bookies are finding it hard to pick a favourite for the game with both sides available at even money and the draw at 9/1.The game will be shown live on RTE.
Meanwhile, the Limerick minor hurlers took on Tipperary in the Munster semifinal last night. That game came too late for our print deadlines in the Limerick Leader but you will find a report on our website - www.limerickleader.ie - today.