Waterford's Walsh Park bid rejected by Munster Council

Updated: Friday, 22 Nov 2013 07:21 | Comments

Waterford will commence their Championship campaign at Semple Stadium
Waterford will commence their Championship campaign at Semple Stadium

Waterford have been unsuccessful in their attempt to have Walsh Park approved as the venue for their Munster Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final against Cork next season.

The decision, which was revealed at a meeting of the Munster Council on Thursday night, follows a stadium inspection by provincial officials earlier in the week.

Walsh Park is currently being upgraded but a capacity of 17,000 falls short of the numbers which could be accommodated elsewhere.

Semple Stadium has been selected to host the high-profile encounter on Sunday, May 25 2014.

Meanwhile, Páirc MacUílín is to benefit from Casement Park’s impending facelift with the news that the Ballycastle stadium will stage Antrim's home games in next year's Allianz Hurling League.

2014 Munster SHC quarter-final:
25 May, Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium
2014 Munster SHC semi-finals:
1 June, Tipperary v Limerick, Semple Stadium
15 June, Clare v Cork/Waterford, Semple Stadium or Gaelic Grounds
2014 Munster SHC final:
13 July, Tipperary/Limerick v Clare/Cork/Waterford, TBA 

2014 Munster SFC quarter-finals:
31 May, Tipperary v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds
6/8 June Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park
2014 Munster SFC semi-finals:
21/22 June Cork v Tipperary/Limerick, Pairc Ui Chaoimh/Gaelic Grounds
21/22 June Kerry v Clare/Waterford, Cusack Park/Fraher Field
2014 Munster SFC final:
July 7, Cork/Tipperary/Limerick v Kerry/Clare/Waterford ,TBA

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