The standout tie in the championship on the opening night is undoubtedly the repeat of the 2019 final and last year’s semi final.
The 2023 Limerick Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships kick off this Friday with games in each of the divisions down for decision.
The eye catching clashes take place in the top tier but the others all have something to offer on this Friday night.
The standout tie in the championship on the opening night is undoubtedly the repeat of the 2019 final and last year’s semi final pitting Na Piarsaigh against Patrickswell. Seven of those that took to the field in the All-Ireland final are set to feature in a game that could define the group stages.
In group two, Monaleen make their return to the senior ranks as they take on one of the favourites for promotion, Ballybrown. Adare also return to group two where they meet Garryspillane while Mungret St Pauls face South Liberties.
Nothing will be won here on opening night but a lot can be lost.
County Senior Hurling Championship Group 1
Patrickswell v Na Piarsaigh, Friday August 4th in Claughaun at 7.00pm
County Senior Hurling Championship Group 2
Monaleen v Ballybrown, Friday August 4th in the Bog Garden at 7.00pm
Mungret St Paul’s v South Liberties, Friday August 4th in Fedamore at 7.00pm
Adare v Garryspillane, Friday August 4th in Kilmallock at 7.00pm
There is just one game in the intermediate championship as St Kierans return to the third tier where they meet perennial contenders Croom in Quaid Park.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2
Croom v St Kieran’s, Friday August 4th in Quaid Park at 6.00pm
The junior championship throws up a pair of divisional clashes with the West derby of Askeaton and Monagea in Newcastle while City rivals Old Christians and St Pats meet in Caherdavin.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1
Askeaton v Monagea, Friday August 4th in Newcastle West at 7:00pm
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3
Old Christians v St Patrick’s, Friday August 4th in Caherdavin at 7.00pm