Thurles date for Limerick and Dublin hurlers

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Seanie Tobin, Limerick, in action against Cormac Boyle, Westmeath
LIMERICK are to play Dublin in next Saturday’s All Ireland SHC Qualifier in Thurles.

LIMERICK are to play Dublin in next Saturday’s All Ireland SHC Qualifier in Thurles.

The draw was made this Monday morning and sets up a repeat of April’s Allianz League quarter final, which Dublin won convincingly in Croke Park.

This Monday lunch-time Semple Stadium in Thurles was confirmed as the venue, with a 5.00 start.

The game will be televised live on RTE.

The Limerick game is the second part of a triple-header in Thurles on Saturday. The afternoon gets underway at 2.45 with the All Ireland SFC Qualifier between Tipperary and Louth. Then the Limerick game, and at 7.00 is the hurling clash of Clare and Cork - which is live on Sky Sports.

Dublin have beaten Limerick in three big contests in recent years - 2011 All Ireland SHC quarter final, 2013 Division 2 league final and this Spring’s league quarter final.

Limerick will be planning for the Dublin contest without defender Tom Condon, who suffered damage to his AC joint in his shoulder in Sunday’s sluggish win over Westmeath.

Limerick are ultimately attempting to get back to Croke Park again for a third successive All Ireland SHC semi final - a first since the 1930s.

But Limerick are two wins away from Croke Park. The winner of next Saturday’s clash will then face a quarter final against Galway or the losing side in the Munster final between Tipperary and Waterford.