Limerick Hurlers and Footballers learn their 2019 championship fate

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Limerick Hurlers and Footballers learn 2019 championship fate

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.