Saturday 20 January 2018

Tipp and Kilkenny put on possible collision course in Qualifier draw

Brian Cody
Brian Cody

Tipperary and Kilkenny could be on a collision course in the Hurling qualifiers after this morning's draw for Phase Two of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship.

The losers of this weekend's replayed Leinster semi-final between Kilkenny and Dublin will have home advantage over Eamonn O'Shea's side in Phase Two of the qualifiers on July 6.

The draw means that there could be a repeat of the National Hurling League final at Nowlan Park that the Cats edged in a classic should Brian Cody's side lose.

In the other Phase Two game, Clare will be looking to bounce back from yesterday's eight point defeat to Cork when they host Laois in Ennis.

Laois produced a fantastic display against Galway in the Leinster semi-final and will be looking for another bold showing against Davy Fitzgerald's charges.

All-Ireland Hurling Championship Phase Two qualifier draw:

Clare v Laois

Kilkenny/Dublin v Tipperary

Both games to be played on Saturday July 6

Irish Independent

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