Fixture change complicates Munster football campaign for Liam Kearns’ Tipperary

Brian McDonnell

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Liam Kearns

Tipperary senior football manager Liam Kearns.

Following a meeting on Thursday night a decision has been taken by the provincial CCC which significantly complicates the Munster Senior Football Championship from a Tipperary point of view.

A meeting of the Munster Competitions Control Committee took place on Thursday, April 5th and agreed that the Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final between Cork and Tipperary (if Liam Kearns’ men beat Waterford in their respective quarter-final) will take place on Saturday, May 26th at 7pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles.

This game was originally scheduled to take place a week later and complicates matters for Liam Kearns’ Tipperary significantly.

Heretofore Tipperary were planning to face Waterford on Saturday, May 19th and then enjoyed a two-week break before facing a potential semi-final against Cork.

Now, however, the winner of the meeting between Tipperary and Waterford in the quarter-final faces a seven-day turn around before taking on the Rebels in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile the EirGrid Munster Under-20 Football Championship quarter-final between Cork and Tipperary will now take place on Saturday, June 16th at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork - this game was originally scheduled to take place on June 15th.

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