This year's Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches will be played at neutral venues, with confirmed schedules for this year's intercounty hurling and football championships announced by Munster GAA.
Given the straight knockout nature of this year's provincial championship, it was decided not to disrupt the home and away arrangements of the usual round-robin format in the senior and minor hurling championships.
Therefore Semple Stadium will host Clare vs Limerick in the senior championship on Sunday 25 October, and also Cork vs Waterford the following Saturday. Tipperary will face the winners of Clare vs Limerick in either the LIT Gaelic Grounds or Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday 1 November.
This year's Munster Senior Hurling Final will be played at 4pm on 15 November.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Fixtures
- Sunday October 25th at 3:45pm – Clare v Limerick in Semple Stadium Thurles
- Saturday October 31st at 3:30pm – Cork v Waterford in Semple Stadium Thurles
- Sunday November 1st at 4pm – Tipperary v Clare or Limerick in the LIT Gaelic Grounds or Páirc Uí Chaoimh
- Sunday November 15th at 4pm – Munster Senior Hurling Final
Meanwhile the Munster Senior Football Championship will throw-in on Saturday 31 October when Limerick face Waterford in Dungarven. Cork and Kerry's semi-final clash will be in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday 8 November, with the final taking place two weeks later.
Munster Senior Football Championship Fixtures
- Saturday October 31st at 7pm – Limerick v Waterford in Fraher Field Dungarvan
- Sunday November 1st at 1pm – Clare v Tipperary in Semple Stadium Thurles
- Saturday November 7th at 1:15pm – Limerick or Waterford v Clare or Tipperary in Fraher Field Dungarvan, LIT Gaelic Grounds or Cusack Park Ennis
- Sunday November 8th at 4pm – Cork v Kerry in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
- Sunday November 22nd at 1:30pm – Munster Senior Football Final
This year's All-Ireland Hurling Championship will have a two round back door for teams that don't make the provincial finals but the football championship will be straight knockout.