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All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter-final – Tipperary v Waterford – 1:30 pm – RTÉ
Tipperary will face-off against Munster rivals Waterford in Cork at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday, July 31st at 1:30 pm in the first All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter-final live on RTÉ.
This tie is set to be an exciting bout between two of hurlings most iconic counties.
Now, Tipperary v Waterford will be the first Hurling quarter-final of the 2021 season.
The two sides have a combined total of 30 senior All-Irelands between them, Tipperary (28) to Waterford’s (2).
Waterford has not won the Liam McCarthy cup since 1959, which saw them defeat Kilkenny in a replay with a scoreline of 3-12 (21) to 1-10 (13).
Comparing that to Tipperary, whose last All-Ireland triumph was in 2019, also against Kilkenny with the scoreline 0-20 (20) to 3-25 (34).
Both sides had a mixed campaign in the Munster championship, with Waterford being eliminated in the quarter-final to Clare in June.
Clare went onto face Tipperary in the semi-finals, losing by four points in an all-time classic with a scoreline of 3-23 (32) to 2-22 (28).
In the Munster final, All-Ireland favourites Limerick overcame Cork by 5-points in yet another classic.
In July, both sides qualified for the All-Ireland quarter-finals after making it through the Qualifiers.
Galway was shockingly thrown out of the championship by Waterford in Thurles.
While Cork beat Clare by 2-points in a back and forth game.
The winner of this game will meet the most successful team in hurling history, 36-time All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in the semi-final.
It is a very difficult game to call for many fans and pundits, but given how much better Tipperary are in almost every position.
A better bench to call upon, more experience in the crunch games of the championship season and a higher expectancy.
Tipp should come out with the spoils.
Prediction: Tipperary by 7 points
Waterford (All-Ireland SHC v Tipperary): Shaun O’Brien; Ian Kenny, Conor Prunty, Shane McNulty; Calum Lyons, Shane Bennett, Kieran Bennett; Jamie Barron, Peter Hogan; Jack Fagan, Jack Prendergast, Stephen Bennett; Dessie Hutchinson, Austin Gleeson, Patrick Curran.
Subs: Billy Nolan, Kevin Moran, Darragh Lyons, Billy Power, Shane Fives, Michael Kiely, Neil Montgomery, Jake Dillon, Colin Dunford, Ciaran Kirwan, Mikey Kearney.
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