THE Limerick GAA season is in full swing with fixtures confirmed this week for the opening round of the LIT sponsored Premier IHC confirmed this week for April 8-9.
And, the next two weeks will see finals in all four grades of U-21 club hurling.
This Monday lunch-time the launch of the LIT Premier IHC took place on the grounds of the Third Level College in Moylish.
The opening game of 28 group games in the LIT Premier IHC takes place on Friday April 8, at 7.00, when Blackrock play Garryspillane in Staker Wallace GAA grounds in Martinstown.
The three remaining round one games take place on Saturday April 9 with a double-header in Fitzgerald Park in Kilmallock.
Opening proceedings, at 4.15, is the clash of relegated Croom and last year’s beaten semi finalists Monaleen.
Another relegated side Effin play Granagh-Ballingarry at 6.00.
Bruff (6.00) hosts a repeat of last year’s Limerick IHC final when Cappamore play Feohanagh-Castlemahon.
Elsewhere, the first of the Limerick U-21 hurling finals takes place this Saturday when Pallasgreen play Dromcollogher-Broadford in the ‘B’ final in Bruff at 2.00.
The 13-a-side final between Killeedy and Ballybricken-Bohermore is fixed for Sunday April 10 at 12noon in Croagh.
Ahead of the Premier and ‘A’ county U-21 finals, Tuesday April 12 stages the two remaining semi finals.
Doon await either Na Piarsaigh or Ahane in the Premier final. St Patricks GAA grounds in Rhebogue hosts the Na Piarsaigh v Ahane semi final with an 8pm start on Tuesday week.
On the same night, at 7.00, Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale hosts the replay between Ballybrown and Feohanagh-Knockaderry in their ‘A’ semi final, with Grange already in the April 16 final.
Fast approaching down the tracks are both the senior hurling and football championships with the All County Leagues in both codes commencing over the past two weeks.