Eamon O’Shea’s Tipperary team will enjoy the comforts of home when facing Dublin on Sunday, July 27th in an All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles.
The Tipperary-Dublin clash will throw-in at 4pm and will be preceded by Limerick’s tussle with the winner of the game between Waterford and Wexford which is scheduled to take place this weekend.
The Limerick v Wexford/Waterford game is fixed to start at 2pm. RTÉ will screen both All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals.
On Saturday evening in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise Tipperary registered a 5-25 to 1-20 win over Offaly.
Speaking to the press corps after the game manager Eamon O’Shea was eager to highlight that his side still has plenty of work to do before being considered All-Ireland contenders.
“We have never lost focus in terms of what we have to do here. We know where we stand in the pecking order. That’s the point that I want to make. We are not delusional. We know where we are,” Eamon O’Shea said.
“We are in the top six now, but there are teams in there that are better than us so far in terms of the championship. We have a level to come up. We know that we have to get to that level.
“Really it’s a case of us knowing where we are and trying to achieve the next level. That’s how I see things. I see things very simply. Happy to be there, but I think we have a bit of work to do.”