Counties could meet three times in this year's championship

June 17, 2019

Tipperary's Sean O'Brien tackles Limerick's Tom Morrissey. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Limerick and Tipperary could be sick of the sight of each other before this year's hurling championship is done.

Part one of a potential trilogy involving the local rivals was played out before nearly 40,000 spectators in Thurles yesterday. Tipp were full value for their four-point victory, but John Kiely's All-Ireland champions will have an immediate chance to avenge their defeat in Sunday week's Munster final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

After that, there's a possibility that they could meet again in the All-Ireland final on August 18. Of course, the same scenario could unfold for Wexford and Kilkenny who meet in the Leinster SHC final on Sunday week after they played out a thrilling draw at Innovate Wexford Park last Saturday night.

However, there's a lot of hurling to be played between now and then, and others are sure to have a say in where the Liam MacCarthy Cup will be spending the winter.

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