County senior hurling semi-finals on Sunday

The Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling championship semi-finals will take place on Sunday next, September 29 in Semple Stadium.

The Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling championship semi-finals will take place on Sunday next, September 29 in Semple Stadium.

Borris-Ileigh will play Loughmore Castleiney at 3.30pm and Kildangan will play Nenagh Eire Og at 5pm.

After two successive years in which no team from the North Division reached the semi-finals, the Division has rebounded emphatically in 2013 with 3 teams in the semi-finals, where they are joined by last year’s defeated semi-finalists Loughmore Castleiney. Kildangan are the only reigning divisional champions remaining in the competition. The semi-final records of the 4 clubs are: Borris-Ileigh – played 15, won 12, lost 3; Loughmore Castleiney- played 11, won 4, lost 7; Kildangan – played 4, won 2, lost 2; and Nenagh Eire Og - played 11, won 4, lost 7.

The O Riain (New) Stand only will be open on Sunday and admission will be €15 for adults, €10 for students and OAPs with id (purchase ticket for €15 and claim refund at stile 53) and juveniles under 16 free of charge. Tickets will be on sale in Centra outlets as follows: Sheedy’s in Nenagh, Shanahan’s in Borrisoleigh and Nugent’s in Templemore and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to speed up access to the stand on Sunday. For supporters purchasing on the day, tickets will need to be bought at the ticket booths inside the main entrance gate before proceeding to the stiles.

The Dome will be open from 1.30pm to allow supporters view the All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football final between Tipperary and Cavan on the big screens at 2pm.