Limerick’s minor hurling final replay confirmed

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

Limerick's Sean Finn and Sean Flanagan look to challenge Waterford's Conor Gleeson during Sunday's drawn Munster minor hurling final
THE Munster Council have confirmed that the replay of the Munster minor hurling championship final will take place on Tuesday July 23.

THE Munster Council have confirmed that the replay of the Munster minor hurling championship final will take place on Tuesday July 23.

The final between Limerick and Waterford will take place in Semple Stadium in Thurles.

The winner will progress to the All-Ireland semi-final on August 18 in Croke Park.

However the losing side will have very little time to regroup for the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

If Brian Ryan’s Limerick lose, the All-Ireland quarter-final against Antrim will take place in Parnell Park on the weekend of July 27/28.

Limerick had looked for the replayed final to be brought forward by 24-hours but Waterford weren’t in a position to facilitate due to pre-planned club fixtures next weekend.

The venue for the minor replay was also a source for debate with Limerick claiming that Waterford owned Limerick a game.

Aside from last Sunday’s Munster final, which was determined by the senior final venue, when the sides last met at minor level the contest was played in Waterford’s Walsh Park in 2011.

However, the Munster Council have fixed the game for the neutral venue of Thurles.