LIMERICK GAA fixture planners have set out a schedule of 19 club hurling championship games for the first two weeks of August.
The games in the top three tiers of club hurling in the county should see a clear shape emerging in terms of the knockout stages of the Limerick SHC, Premier IHC and IHC.
The majority of games centre around the August Bank Holiday weekend with nine games set for Sunday August 2.
The games will come in the aftermath of the Thursday July 30 Munster U-21 hurling final between Limerick and Clare in Ennis.
Also possible in this period is an August 9 All Ireland MHC semi final against Kilkenny in Croke Park but firstly Limerick will have to overcome Galway this Sunday (12noon) in the quarter final in Thurles.
The race for the Daly Cup is currently led by undefeated Kilmallock and Patrickswell with two rounds of group games to play.
In club hurling, Limerick will be attempting to provide a champion to return the Munster club title to the county for a third year in a row and just the second time ever after the Patrickwell-Ballybrown-Patrickswell sequence of wins in 1988-’90.
The eventual Limerick winners will begin their Munster voyage away to the Clare champions on October 25.
It’s Na Piarsaigh that remain the evens favourites to win the Limerick SHC, closely followed by champions Kilmallock at 9/4 and Patrickswell at 5/1.
Q3 SECURITY SYSTEMS LIMERICK SHC - ROUND FOUR
Croom v Ballybrown, Friday July 31 in Croagh at 7.00pm
South Liberties v Patrickswell, Sunday August 2 in the Gaelic Grounds at 2.00pm
Doon v Adare, Sunday August 2 in the Gaelic Grounds at 3.45pm
Ahane v Murroe-Boher, Sunday August 2 in Caherconlish at 2.00pm
Kilmallock v Effin, Sunday August 2 in Kilfinane at 7.00pm
Na Piarsaigh v Bruff, Sunday August 2 in Claughaun at 7.00pm
LIT LIMERICK PREMIER IHC - ROUND FIVE
Bruree v Garryspillane, Wednesday July 29 in Kilmallock at 7.00pm
Monaleen v Pallasgreen, Friday July 31 in Caherconlish at 7.00pm
Dromin-Athlacca v Knockainey, Saturday August 1 in Bruff at 7.00pm
Granagh-Ballingarry v Blackrock, Friday August 7 in Kilmallock at 7.00pm
NICK GRENE SPORTSGROUND LIMERICK IHC - ROUND FOUR
Feenagh-Kilmeedy v St Kierans, Wednesday July 29 in Newcastle West at 7.00pm
Mungret v Caherline, Friday July 31 in Claughaun at 7.00pm
Kildimo-Pallaskenry v Newcastle West, Sunday August 2 in Feeangh at 12noon
Hospital-Herbertstown v Feohanagh, Sunday August 2 in Ballyagran at 1.00pm
Knockaderry v Cappamore, Sunday August 2 in Mungret at 2.00pm
Glenroe v Claughaun, Sunday August 2 in Bruff at 2.00pm
Q3 SECURITY SYSTEMS LIMERICK SHC - ROUND THREE
Croom v Doon, Friday August 14 in Kilmallock at 7.00pm
NICK GRENE SPORTSGROUND LIMERICK IHC - ROUND THREE
Glenroe v Newcastle West, Friday August 14 in Ballyagran at 7.00pm
Kildimo-Pallaskenry v Feohanagh, Friday August 14 in Askeaton at 7.00pm