The opening round of the up and coming Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League 2019 sees All-Ireland Champions, Limerick take on Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Friday next December 14.
Commenting at the launch of the competition, which took place at Co-Op Superstores in Raheen, Limerick which is the flagship store in Dairygold’s retail network, Munster Council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan said: “I am delighted that all six counties will participate in the 2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League. The Munster Council is pleased to facilitate this competition for our counties as it provides participating teams with a great opportunity to prepare for the very competitive Allianz League. I am delighted to welcome Co-Op Superstores as the competition sponsor once again. I thank them for their continued support and look forward to working with them in the months ahead.”
Co-Op Superstores is the retail division of Dairygold Co-Operative. Jim Woulfe, Dairygold CEO stated: “We are very pleased to join forces once again with Munster GAA in what is an extraordinary and unprecedented era for Hurling. As an organisation deeply embedded in Munster, Dairygold through our network of retail stores and our online store coopsuperstores.ie is connected with the GAA across all communities. We are looking forward to being part of another exciting League which gets the 2019 hurling season underway in Munster.”
The launch was attended by Cork Manager, John Meyler, Limerick Manager, John Kiely, Tipperary Manager, Liam Sheedy, Clare Manager, Gerry O’Connor, Waterford Manager, Paraic Fanning and Kerry Manager, Fintan O’Connor. They were joined by Cork player, Seamus Harnedy, Limerick player, Sean Finn, Tipperary player, Seamus Callanan, Clare player, Conor Cleary, Waterford player, Stephen Bennett and Kerry player Jordan Conway.
Limerick v Tipperary: Friday December 14, Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm
Kerry v Limerick: Thursday December 20, Austin Stack Park, 7.30pm
Tipperary v Kerry: Saturday January 5, Nenagh, 2pm
Clare v Cork: Saturday December 29, Cusack Park, 2pm
Cork v Waterford: Wednesday January 2nd, Mallow, 7.30pm
Waterford v Clare: Sunday January 6, Fraher Field, 3pm
Final: Sunday January 13, venue and time tbc.