By Siadbh Redmond Limerick Leader Sport

THE LIMERICK hurlers will continue their Division 1B Allianz Hurling League campaign against great rivals Tipperary this Saturday with a trip to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7.35pm.

The game had originally been due to take place at TUS Gaelic Grounds, but the Limerick County GAA Board confirmed last weekend that the Division 1B fixture had been switched to Cork.

In a statement, Limerick GAA confirmed that upgrading works of the playing surface at the TUS Gaelic Grounds were carried out last December. The statement continued: “However in light of the current inclement weather conditions and low temperatures the pitch is not ready to facilitate such a game. Limerick GAA would like to thank Cork County Board and SuperValu Páirc Ui Chaoimh for facilitating the change of venue.”

In Limerick’s last league outing two weeks ago they had an impressive 3-30 to 1-18 victory against Dublin in Croke Park, making it three wins from three in their league games so far.

They have also had victories over Antrim and Westmeath in the earlier rounds of the Allianz League. Tipperary have a similar track record with wins over Westmeath, Dublin and Galway, setting up a tantalising top-of-the-table local derby clash.

Speaking after their victory over Dublin, Limerick manager John Kiely gave an update on injured players like Declan Hannon and Sean Finn stating: “They are both doing very well. They are training well and when we feel they are absolutely ready they will play. We aren’t quite sure how long that will be, but it’s in the medium term.”

Looking ahead to their clash against neighbours Tipp, Kiely continued by adding: “We feel we have a good bit of work to get done before then. We will get a good block of work in and hopefully we can improve our performance.”