Fixtures details for the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final have been confirmed

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Fixtures details for the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final have been confirmed

The Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final between Kiladangan and Kilruane will take place at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday, September 16th (throw-in 2.30pm) - Burgess' Peter Carroll will referee the decider.

Kiladangan thundered to a terrific Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship semi-final replay win over a hugely disappointing Nenagh Éire Óg side on Saturday evening. At a soaking wet Templederry Garry Byrne’s team dominated from start to finish.

In the end Kiladangan won with five points to spare (3-18 to 4-10), but given the quality of their performance the 2016 North champions deserved to prevail by a much more significant margin.

Kiladangan are chasing a fourth North title in six seasons (2013, 2015 & 2016) on Sunday while Kilruane MacDonagh's (managed by Liam O'Shea) seek out the club's first North title since 1990.

In round one of the competition Kiladangan enjoyed a bye while Kilruane beat Lorrha-Dorrha (3-22 to 2-14). In the quarter-finals Kilruane saw off the challenge of Newport (1-19 to 0-11) while Kiladangan dethroned 2017 champions Borris-Ileigh. In the semi-finals Kilruane dismissed Toomevara (1-18 to 1-13) while Kiladangan, initially, drew with Nenagh Éire Óg after extra-time (2-22 to 2-22).

Kiladangan beat Kilruane in the 2016 decider - Kiladangan have won six titles in total while Kilruane MacDonagh's have earned eleven.

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