Munster Council in venue U-turn


Munster Council officials did a dramatic U-turn last night on the proposed venue for next moth’s provincial hurling final if Waterford and Cork are involved.

The provincial body has announced that a Waterford-Cork final will take place in Semple Stadium and not Pairc Ui Chaoimh as had been agreed on earlier this week. This decision sparked fierce opposition from Waterford, who are preparing for a Munster semi-final against Clare on Monday.

Last night’s decision, which was taken at a meeting of the Munster Council’s CCC in Limerick, means that unless Cork and Clare win their respective semi-finals, this year’s Munster final will take place in Thurles on Sunday, July 11 as that is the venue chosen for the other three possible pairings.

A statement from the Munster Council read: "The decision was taken to revert to the original venue for Semple Stadium, Thurles should both Waterford and Cork qualify for the final on July 11."

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