Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Finals confirmed
By John Harrington
The Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Finals have been confirmed after today's Round 5 matches in Divisions 1A and 1B.
Limerick have been promoted to Division 1A for the 2018 season after their victory over Galway.
Tipperary finished top of Division 1A on scoring difference ahead of Kilkenny (2nd), Wexford (3rd), and Clare (4th). All four teams had finished with six points each.
The below Quarter-Finals will be played next weekend, Saturday/Sunday March 17/18. All dates, times, and venues below will be confirmed by CCCC tomorrow afternoon.
Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Finals
Tipperary v Dublin (Dublin venue)
Kilkenny v Offaly (Toss for venue)
Wexford v Galway (Wexford venue)
Clare v Limerick (Toss for Venue)
The winners of the Tipperary v Dublin quarter-final will play the winners of the Clare v Limerick quarter-final in the semi-finals, with the winners of the Kilkenny v Offaly quarter-final playing the winners of the Wexford v Galway quarter-final in the second semi-final.
Those two semi-finals will be played on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday March 24/25, with the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final confirmed for Saturday, March 31.
The Division 1A Relegation Play-Off will be contested by Waterford and Cork at a Cork venue with the loser of that match dropping down to DIvision 1B for the 2018 campaign.
The venues for the Quarter-Finals and Relegation Play-Off were decided as follows:
- Where a team who has had 2 home games in the Regular season draws a team who has had 3 home games in the Regular Season, HOME venue goes to team who has had only 2 home games in the Regular season.
- Where two teams who have had 2 home games play each other, or where two teams who have had 3 home games play each other, toss for HOME venue.Westmeath and CArlow will contest the Division 2A Final with Kildare relegated to Division 2B.
Mayo and Down will contest the Division 2B Final with Derry and Armagh contesting the DIvision 2B relegation play-off.
Warwickshire and Louth will contest the Division 3A Final with Longford relegated to Division 3B, while Lancashire and Leitrim will contest the Division 3B Final.