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.
Waterford will play Tipperary in the SHC Final on Sunday July 10th at 4pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
— Munster GAA (@MunsterGAA) June 20, 2016
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.