RTÉ Sport will begin its live coverage of the club hurling championship with the Cork clash of traditional rivals Glen Rovers and St. Finbarr's on 1 August.

The two clubs, who have won 52 county titles between them, will meet at Pairc Ui Chaoimh with a 7.30pm throw-in, live on RTÉ2.

Rovers, who boast Cork sharpshooter Pat Horgan in their forward line, are seeking a third title in six years and lost out to Imokilly in last year's decider.

Despite a rich history, it has been 27 years since St Finbarr's were last crowned county kingpins.

The Cork SHC begins on the weekend of 31 July, with the final due to take place on the weekend of 3/4 October.