No revenge for Dubs possible until final

If Dublin are to get revenge on Kilkenny for their defeat in the Leinster final last Sunday then they will have to wait until the All Ireland final and will be kept away from Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final, should the Tribesmen overcome Cork this Saturday at the Gaelic Grounds.

The GAA regulations state that the provincial champions cannot meet “the defeated finalists from their own province and, where feasible, the avoidance of repeat pairings”. This also includes the All Ireland quarter finals.

This means that the provincial finalists in Leinster and Munster will play the winners of Saturday’s phase three qualifier fixtures who are made up of Galway versus Cork and Limerick against Antrim.

These regulations are good news for either Tipperary or Waterford as the winners of the Munster final will go straight into the All Ireland semi-final on August 14th. For Dublin fans this means that if Tipp beat Waterford this weekend then Dublin will play Limerick in the qualifying round.

The CCCC has also confirmed the dates and venues for the hurling qualifiers this Saturday. Galway will face Cork at 4pm this Saturday while Antrim will play the ever-improving Limerick team in Parnell Park at 7pm.


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