HURLING

Five enticing games take place in the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship this weekend

Brian McDonnell

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Five enticing games take place in the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship this weekend

Proud brothers Eamonn (left) and Liam O'Shea pictured holding the Frank McGrath Cup aloft after they combined to guide Kilruane MacDonagh's to the 2018 North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship.

The Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship will get underway this weekend when Kilruane MacDonagh’s launch the defence of their divisional crown against Silvermines.

The draw was made for the Hibernian North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship on January 30 and because there are thirteen senior hurling teams in the North Tipperary division three clubs were drawn as byes in the opening round and progress directly to the quarter-finals - these are: Lorrha-Dorrha, Templederry Kenyons and Roscrea.

The remaining first round contests read as follows: Kilruane MacDonagh’s v Silvermines, Borris-Ileigh v Newport, Toomevara v Kiladangan, Nenagh Éire Óg v Burgess and Ballina v Portroe.

The following are the fixtures for the opening round of the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship:

Friday, April 12
Toomevara v Kiladangan in Cloughjordan @ 6.30pm ET

Saturday, April 13
Ballina v Portroe in Nenagh @ 6pm ET

Sunday, April 14
Borris-Ileigh v Newport in Dolla @ 1.30pm ET
Nenagh Éire Óg v Burgess in Dolla @ 3pm ET
Kilruane v Silvermines in Toomevara @ 6.30pm

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