The All-Ireland senior hurling semi-finals take place weekend and Croke Park will provide the perfect backdrop for what should be two excellent games on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, first up are Galway and Clare who get the action underway at 5 pm. The Banner will be hoping to cause an upset to reach their first All-Ireland final since 2013.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Munster champions Cork take on a young Limerick side in what could easily be one of the games of the championship [3.30 pm].
These two sides met during the Munster round-robin and nothing could separate the sides despite Limerick’s Aaron Gillane seeing red during the game.
Both Cork and Limerick have excellent support and they look set to travel to Dublin in their droves on Sunday according to a report in the Irish Independent.
Over 60,000 tickets have already been sold and officials are expecting the crowd to surpass last year’s All-Ireland semi-final between Cork and Waterford which saw 72,000 fans pack into Croke Park. Further sales before Sunday and a walk-up crowd are expected to contribute to this.
The weather forecast for the weekend isn’t good with rain expected so it remains to be seen whether this will have an effect on the final attendance.