Munster GAA has announced that 2,400 fans will be allowed to watch Limerick take on Cork in Semple Stadium next month.

The provincial and All-Ireland hurling champions begin the defence of their titles with a semi-final clash against the Rebels on Saturday 3 July that is a test event for the return of large crowds to sporting venues.

It was confirmed today that that 2,300 spectators will be in the stand in Thurles, with another 100 in the Killinan End terrace.

The Munster Council said that due to the limited number of tickets available, they would be "distributed primarily through both participating County Boards" and there would be no direct public or club sales.

Saturday's quarter-final between Clare and Waterford and the winners' subsequent semi-final against Tipperary will be subject to the current 200-person limit, as will the football quarter-final meeting of Kerry and Clare.

The football semis and final, and hurling final, will have at least 500 present, assuming the easing of Covid-19 regulations proceeds as expected, though the deciders would presumably also be in line to be larger test events.