GAA: Battle for survival in Munster and Leinster as provincial hurling championships near end

Gaa: Battle For Survival In Munster And Leinster As Provincial Hurling Championships Near End
The weekend sees the final round-robin games in the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships. Photo: Inpho
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The provincial hurling championships have served up a feast of action so far this season, and it's set to continue this weekend with the final round-robin games in both Munster and Leinster.

In each case, the top two counties will qualify for their respective provincial final, while the third-placed team goes through to the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final.


In Leinster, Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin and Galway all remain in contention to progress in some form.

Although there's no such chance for Antrim and Carlow, who meet on Sunday, the fixture will decide who gets relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup for next season.

In Munster, four of the five counties have something to play for.

A win for Limerick, Clare or Waterford would see them through to the Munster final, while Cork, who have a bye, are also in the running to progress to the latter stages of the season.


All eyes will be on the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, as a win for Davy Fitzgerald's side (in addition to a win for Clare against Tipperary) would see the All-Ireland champions' summer come to an early end.

The All-Ireland Football Championship also continues, with one game across each of the four groups taking place on Saturday.

Here's all the fixtures taking place this weekend and where to catch the televised coverage...

Saturday, May 25th

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (Group 2): Dublin v Roscommon – Croke Park, 5pm. Coverage on GAAGO.


All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (Group 4): Louth v Meath – Inniskeen, 5.30pm.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (Group 1): Armagh v Westmeath – Athletic Grounds, 6pm.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (Group 3): Donegal v Tyrone – Ballybofey, 7.15pm. Coverage on GAAGO.

Joe McDonagh Cup: Down v Offaly – Ballycran, 1pm.

Joe McDonagh Cup: Kerry v Meath – Austin Stack Park, 1pm.


Joe McDonagh Cup: Westmeath v Laois – Cusack Park, Mullingar, 1pm.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship (Group 2): Cork v Wexford – Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship (Group 2): Clare v Down – Cusack Park, Ennis, 2pm.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship (Group 2): Dublin v Galway – Parnell Park, 2pm.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship (Group 1): Antrim v Derry – Cushendall, 2pm.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship (Group 1): Limerick v Kilkenny – Rathkeale, 4pm.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship (Group 1): Tipperary v Waterford – The Ragg, 4.30pm.

Sunday, May 26th

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship: Kilkenny v Wexford – Nowlan Park, 2pm. Coverage on GAAGO.

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship: Galway v Dublin – Pearse Stadium, 2pm. Live coverage on RTÉ Two.

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship: Antrim v Carlow – Corrigan Park, 2pm.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship: Tipperary v Clare – Semple Stadium, 4pm. Live coverage on RTÉ News.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship: Limerick v Waterford – Gaelic Grounds, 4pm. Live coverage on RTÉ Two.

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