Limerick Hurling champions to receive bye into Munster semi-finals as provincial club championship draws made

The draws for the 2022 AIB Munster Club Championships have been made this morning.

By virtue of Limerick’s third successive All-Ireland title triumph, the winners of the Limerick Club hurling championships will receive a bye into the last four of the Munster championship after the draws were made this morning.

Six Limerick teams will enter the provincial championships which kick off on the weekend of November 5th / 6th.

Each Munster Club Final is scheduled for the first two weekends of December and all games will be played to a result on the day.

5 January 2022; Kilmallock hurler Paudie O’Brien in attendance at the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Final Media Day at MW Hire O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, ahead of the AIB GAA Munster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Munster Club Hurling Championships

The Munster Senior championship will kick off with a quarter-final between the Waterford champions and Tipperary kingpins on November 5/6. Ballygunner, who are defending Munster and All-Ireland champions will play Mount Sion in the Waterford decider.

The winners of the quarter-final will play the Limerick champions on the weekend of November 19/20. The Limerick representative will have home advantage unless they are against Tipp opposition.

The final is fixed for the weekend of December 3/4.

9 January 2022; Pauric Mahony of Ballygunner in action against Paudie O’Brien of Kilmallock during the AIB Munster Hurling Senior Club Championship Final match between Ballygunner and Kilmallock at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

In the Intermediate championship, the Limerick representative will face Clare or Kerry opponents on November 19/20. The Limerick side will have home advantage unless Kerry champions Causeway come through their quarter final. Last year, Mungret St Pauls were beaten in the semi-finals by Courcey Rovers.

The Junior championship begins on October 5/6 with the Limerick kingpins to be in action a fortnight later. They will have a Clare or Kerry opponent for company where a Banner winner would ensure Limerick have home advantage. 2021 Junior Champions Caherline were beaten by eventual champions Ballygiblin.

Munster Club Football Championships

The Football championships kick off the week after the hurling. In the Senior Championship, the Limerick representative have also received a bye into the last four. There they will meet the winners of the Cork and Tipperary champions. Should the Limerick team meet Cork opposition, then the game will be held in Limerick on the weekend of November 26/27.

Last year, Newcastle West were defeated by Austin Stacks in the semi-final. This year’s final will be played on the weekend of December 10/11.

The Limerick champions will be in quarter-final action in the Intermediate Championship where they will be paired with the Waterford representatives on November 12/13. The Limerick side will have home advantage for the clash. Kildimo Pallaskenry were beaten by Corofin in last year’s quarter-final.

In the Junior Championship, the Limerick will also have home advantage against the Waterford kingpins in the quarter-finals. That game will take place on November 12/13 also. Last year Mountcollins fell to defeat against Ballina at the same stage.

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