GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final pairings

With regard to the All-Ireland Hurling semi final and the potential for a draw to determine the pairings, the following should be noted from the motion passed at Special Congress last October:

The Provincial Champions of Munster and Leinster shall be in separate Semi-Finals and shall respectively play one of the two Quarter Final Winners. Subject to the respective Provincial Champions not meeting the defeated Finalists from their own Province at this stage and, where feasible, the avoidance of Repeat Pairings, a draw shall be made to determine the Pairings.

Depending on the winners of next weekend’s quarter finals the semi-final pairings will be as follows:

* If Dublin and Waterford win (both Provincial Runners Up) then semi finals are Kilkenny v Waterford and Tipperary v Dublin

* If Dublin and Galway win (Dublin Provincial Runners Up) then semi finals are Kilkenny v Galway and Tipperary v Dublin

* If Limerick and Waterford win (Waterford Provincial Runners Up) the semi finals are Kilkenny v Waterford and Tipperary v Limerick

* If Limerick and Galway win (Both Provincial Runners Up eliminated – Galway previously played Kilkenny) the semi finals are Kilkenny v Limerick and Tipperary v Galway

Therefore no matter what combination of results on Sunday next there is no necessity for a Draw to determine the pairings.

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