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Gaelic Grounds To Host Munster Hurling Final Between Tipperary And Waterford

Munster Hurling Final Senior Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles 12/7/2015 Tipperary vs Waterford Tipperary's Shane McGrath chases Kevin Moran of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Following Tipperary’s victory over Limerick on Sunday in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, there has been debate surrounding the venue for the final.

This fixture would usually be played in Cork, but due to the reconstruction of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, this is not possible.

While last year’s decider between Waterford and Tipp was held in Thurles, this was because the Déise agreed to yield their right to play in a neutral venue.

However, since then it was acknowledged that the Premier were bolstered by home advantage last time.

Therefore, it was unclear where this year’s final would be played, but the Munster Council have this evening announced that the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick will host the clash.

Tipp have impressed in their march to the final, defeating Cork and Limerick in Semple Stadium. Having blown the Rebels away, they looked to be in trouble after John O’Dwyer was sent off early in the tie with the Treaty on Sunday. However, they dug deep to see off Limerick’s challenge.

Meanwhile, Waterford had more than enough in the tank to gain revenge for their League final loss to Clare, beating the Banner to set up a replay of last year’s provincial final.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.