Only 2 Days to go…….
The excitement will is fever pitch all around Limerick.
SUNDAY 3rd. July.
ALL IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
LIMERICK v GALWAY
WHO DOES BEST: PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS OR QUARTER-FINAL
It’s 28-22 in wins for provincial winners over All-Ireland quarter-final
winners in the semi-final since the hurling championship exited the
straight knock-out system in 1997. There were also two draws.
Leinster winners have fared much better in semi-finals than their
Munster counterparts. Leinster champions have won 17, lost eight
and drawn two; Munster champions have won 11, lost 14 and drawn 2.
Munster champions went through a particularly bad spell between
2012 and 2019 when they lost seven and won one of eight All-Ireland semi-finals. Tipperary (2016) were the only winners. Tipperary (2012-
2015), Cork (2014-2017-2018), Limerick (2013-2019) all lost.
Limerick won their last two All-Ireland semi-finals (2020-2021) as
Munster winners. Kilkenny lost their last two semi-finals (2020-2021)as Leinster winners.