League semi-final fixtures a boost for Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick's Gaelic Grounds
LIMERICK’S Gaelic Grounds is to host a big double-header of semi final games in the National Hurling League.

LIMERICK’S Gaelic Grounds is to host a big double-header of semi final games in the National Hurling League.

Croke Park officials confirmed this Monday that the Ennis Road GAA venue will host the Easter Sunday glamour games.

The April 20 schedule will begin with the meeting of Kilkenny and Galway at 2.00, while All Ireland champions Clare will play Tipperary at 4.00.

While all in Limerick hurling circles are still coming to terms with the disappointment of failing to secure league promotion, the fixtures for the Gaelic Grounds will come as a boost to the local GAA community.

The double-header would be set to attract close to 20,000 to the Limerick venue and comes as a timely boost with no big scheduled hurling championship clash for the Gaelic Grounds in 2014.

Elsewhere, it has been confirmed that Limerick’s National Football League game next weekend will be played on Saturday.

The game against Cavan will have a 4.00 start in the Gaelic Grounds. The final round game will be a clash against already promoted Cavan and a Limerick side that ensured their Division Three status last Sunday.

The NFL clash will start just minutes after the end of the Heineken Cup clash between Munster and Toulouse in the near-by Thomond Park.