Munster GAA Press Release

The Munster CCC met this evening in the Munster GAA offices in Limerick and made the following decisions pertaining to upcoming Munster Finals.

Munster Final Venues
  • Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary v Waterford – Sunday July 15th at 4:00pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh
  • Munster Junior Football Championship Final – Kerry v Clare – Wednesday July 11th at 7:30pm in Miltown-Malbay
  • Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary v Clare – Wednesday July 25th at 7:30pm in MacDonagh Park Nenagh

Munster Senior Finals – Venue Process explained

The venue permutations for the Munster Senior Finals in Hurling and Football are decided annually in advance of the semi-finals of each competition. The Munster Controls Competition Committee (CCC) met on Thursday June 7th and decided on all permutations for both the hurling and football finals. It is normal practice that a neutral venue would be decided upon in the event that no agreement was in place between the competing counties. In the case of a possible Tipperary v Waterford Munster SHC Final, as no agreement was in place between Tipperary and Waterford ahead of that June 7th CCC meeting, Pairc Ui Chaoimh was agreed as the proposed venue, a decision made with the consent and knowledge of all CCC delegates of the Munster counties.

Once a fixture decision has been made by the Munster CCC, any subsequent change requires a two-thirds majority. As a result of correspondence received this afternoon (Monday) from Waterford County Board requesting a change to the original venue for the Muster Senior Hurling Final fixture, a specially convened meeting of the Munster CCC was held tonight and reaffirmed the decision made on June 7th (to fix the Munster Senior Hurling final for Pairc Ui Chaoimh) on a vote of 8 to 2.

Munster Management Meeting
At a meeting of the Munster Management committee on Thursday June 21st, it was agreed to reduce the prices of the Munster Senior Hurling and Munster Senior Football Finals by €5 on all normal Adult tickets to the Covered Stand, Uncovered Stand and Terrace to those who purchase their tickets in advance (up to the day before the final).
Patrons purchasing tickets on the day of the match will pay the top line price.  Further details will be circulated to clubs, county boards and online in the coming days.