*Gary Cooney. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Clare’s senior hurlers will have home advantage as they aim to win pre-season silverware.
Munster GAA have confirmed that Clare won the toss and have secured home advantage for the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling Cup final.
Provisionally fixed for Saturday, the final against John Kiely’s Limerick will now take place on Sunday at 2pm in Cusack Park. If the tie finishes level after normal time, penalties will determine the winner.
Brian Lohan’s side advanced to the final following a deserved 2-24 1-22 win over Waterford, Mark Rodgers and Shane Meehan netting the all-important goals for the Banner County. Reigning All-Ireland champions, Limerick defeated Kerry 4-29 0-11 on Sunday, a tie which was officiated by Éire Óg’s Niall Malone.
Malone will be back in action this weekend for the Harty Cup semi-final between Ardscoil Rís and Thurles CBS in Nenagh on Saturday at 1pm.
Of greater Clare interest is St Joseph’s Tulla’s first appearance in a Harty Cup semi-final. They face De La Salle at 1pm in Mallow with Limerick referee Eamonn Stapleton taking charge of proceedings.
Both Clare and Tulla’s outings will be streamed on the Munster GAA website, tickets for the two games will go on sale from Wednesday at the below link.