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The Saturday evening fixture between reigning champions Limerick and Kilkenny is expected to be attended by just over 50,000. (stock photo)
The Saturday evening fixture between reigning champions Limerick and Kilkenny is expected to be attended by just over 50,000. (stock photo)
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Wexford's first All-Ireland hurling semi-final in 12 years is expected to draw a crowd of around 65,000, the biggest of the championship to date.

Wexford County Board is making arrangements to sell around 30,000 tickets with Tipperary catering for around 15,000 for Sunday's tie.

The rest will be made up of online sales with the two semi-finals combined expected to attract attendances of between 110,000 and 120,000 over the two days.

The Saturday evening fixture between reigning champions Limerick and Kilkenny is expected to be attended by just over 50,000.

Galway's Alan Kelly will referee the Limerick-Kilkenny tie with Kilkenny's Seán Cleere in charge of the Wexford-Tipperary clash.

Meanwhile, Clare joint managers Gerry O'Connor and Donal Moloney continue to consider their futures, having completed the 12-month extension they got from the Clare board after completing their initial two-year term last year.

There were strong indications around the time of their defeat to Cork in their final Munster SHC round-robin game in June that they would not seek a further renewal but, more than six weeks on, no departure has been confirmed.

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