Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final

Tipperary vs. Clare
Tipperary will play Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final at 4:00pm on Sunday July 13th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Latest Ticket Information

A very limited number of Terrace Tickets will be on sale on Sunday morning In Kiosk’s at The Davin Arms (next to the Gaelic Grounds) and The Woodfield House on the Ennis Road. Tickets will also be on sale to night at the Munster Minor Football Final Replay, between Kerry and Tipperary, at Ennis and at the Senior Hurling Qualifier game between Limerick and Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Patrons should also note that Match Tickets will be scanned on the approach entrances to the Grounds on Sunday and no access to the Stiles will be allowed to any person without a Ticket.

  • The Munster Council asks supporters attending Sunday’s Munster Finals To allow ample time to get to the games
  • Not to park in areas where parking is prohibited
  • To obey the Gardai and Stewards
  • Not to obstruct access to property or park in a dangerous or inconsiderate manner
  • Roads from Sarsfield Bridge, outward to Ivans, (Ennis Road), will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11:00am.

Match Preview

Tipperary and Clare meet in the Munster final for the first time since 1997 when Clare won en route to winning their second All-Ireland title in three seasons. They also beat Tipperary in that year’s All-Ireland final. The counties last met in the championship in 2005 when Tipperary won a Munster semi-final by six points. Tipperary go into Sunday’s final with an unbeaten record in all competitions this year. However, Clare are one of the sides who came closest to them, drawing in their League clash in Ennis on March 16 last on a 0-17 to 1-14 scoreline. Tipperary went on to win the League before beating Cork in the Munster semi-final while Clare beat Waterford and Limerick to clinch a place in the provincial final.

Match Preview Podcast

Click here to listen or download a podcast previewing the Munster Senior Hurling Final between Tipperary and Clare. Irish Examiner columnists Diarmuid O’Flynn and Tony Considine debate the main issues, chaired by the Colm O’Connor, look at what is sure to be another gripping encounter. Listen to it live or download and listen to it later.

Team News

TIPPERARY (SH vs. Clare): Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange); Eamonn Buckley (Drom & Inch), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty); Eamon Corcoran (JK Brackens), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Shane Maher (Burgess); James Woodlock (Drom & Inch), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch); Pat Kerwick (Killenaule), Seamus Callinan (Drom & Inch), John O’Brien (Toomevara); Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone), Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields), Seamus Butler (Drom & Inch)

CLARE [SH v Tipperary]: P Brennan; P Vaughan, F Lohan, G O’Grady; G Quinn, C Plunkett, P Donnellan, B O’Connell, C Lynch; D McMahon, T Griffin, T Carmody; N Gilligan, M Flaherty, J Clancy

Last Five Championship Clashes
2005: Tipperary 2-14 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)
2003: Clare 2-17 Tipperary 0-14 (Munster quarter-final)
2002: Tipperary 1-18 Clare 2-13 (Munster quarter-final)
2001: Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)
2000: Tipperary 2-19 Clare 1-14 (Munster semi-final)

Previous Clare vs. Tipperary Munster Final Clashes

The counties have met in five Munster finals with Tipperary winning four to Clare’s one. Clare’s sole success came in 1997 when they won by three points.
1997: Clare 1-18 Tipperary 0-18
1993: Tipperary 3-27 Clare 2-12
1967: Tipperary 4-12 Clare 2-6
1930: Tipperary 6-4 Clare 2-8
1899: Tipperary 5-16 Clare 0-8

Advice for Supporters
Roads from Sarsfield Bridge, outward to Ivans, (Ennis Road), will be closed to through traffic from 11.00a.m.
Patrons should park in the City Centre and walk to grounds, which takes approx. 15 minutes

Car Parking
Commercial Car Parks are available in Howleys Quay, Henry St., Denmark St., Thomas St. and Steamboat Quay, all of which do not close before 7.00p.m.
Ample parking available on street in Limerick City

Bus Service
Henry St. to Ivans (1.00p.m. to 3.30p.m.), buses will have access to Ennis Road.

Supporters are asked
To allow ample time to get to Match
Not to park in Green Areas
Not to litter Streets/Estates
Not to obstruct access to property or park in a dangerous or inconsiderate manner
To Obey Gardai/Stewards
To allow for Sunday Shopping and traffic delays at Finnegans Roundabout

The Gardai have advised that illegally parked vehicles will be towed away and the owner/driver will have to pay a Release Fee.