The 2019 Hurling and Football championship draws took place this evening
All Ireland champions Limerick will begin their title defence at home to Cork on the weekend of May 18/19, 2019. The repeat of the All Ireland semi final of 2018, will in fact be a round two tie, as Limerick have received a bye in round one, which takes place on May 12.
The bye means that Limerick will play three weeks in a row from June 1/2 versus Waterford, through Clare on June 8/9 right on to the meeting of Tipperary in Thurles on June 15/16
The 2019 Munster SHC dates for Limerick were confirmed earlier today and are as follows:
ROUND ONE: May 12 - Limerick bye
ROUND TWO: May 18/19 - Limerick v Cork, Gaelic Grounds
ROUND THREE: June 1/2 - Waterford v Limerick, TBC
ROUND FOUR: June 8/9 - Limerick v Clare, Gaelic Grounds
ROUND FIVE: June 15/16 - Tipperary v Limerick, Thurles
On the football front, Billy Lee's Limerick side will open their championship campaign with a meeting with Tipperary. (Date and venue TBC) Should Limerick defeat Tipperary, they will face Cork in a Munster semi final.