Four contests take place in the North Tipperary senior hurling championship this weekend

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Four contests take place in the North Tipperary senior hurling championship this weekend

Prior to the launch of the Munster inter-county championships it is understood that club games will take place on the weeks-ending April 22nd, April 29th and May 6th - the Tipperary footballers will take on Waterford in the Munster Senior Football Championship on Saturday, May 19th while Michael Ryan's inter-county hurling team take on Limerick in the revamped Munster Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday, May 20th.

The weeks-ending April 29th and May 6th are ear-marked for divisional hurling championship action in the Premier County while the Tipperary Water-sponsored county senior and intermediate football championship take place this coming weekend with the North Board also availing of an opportunity to schedule contests in the Hibernian North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship.

NORTH TIPPERARY

In the opening round of the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Toomevara beat Roscrea (0-16 to 1-11) on Sunday, April 8th and as a result the Greyhounds duly progressed to the quarter-finals alongside the following three clubs who received a bye to the last eight: Newport, Portroe and Kiladangan.

That leaves four games to be played this weekend.

On Saturday, April 21st Kilruane MacDonagh’s take on Lorrha-Dorrha in Borrisokane (6.30pm) while Ballina face Nenagh Éire Óg in Newport (6.30pm).

Then on Sunday, April 22nd MacDonagh Park in Nenagh hosts the meeting of Burgess and the Templederry Kenyons (1.30pm) while Borris-Ileigh and Silvermines collide in Templederry (6.30pm).

The quarter-finals of the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship are scheduled to take place on the week-ending Sunday, April 29th.

MID TIPPERARY

The quarter-finals in the Centenary Agri Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship are scheduled to take place on the week-ending Sunday, April 29th.

On Saturday, April 28th defending champions Thurles Sarsfields take on Upperchurch-Drombane in Templetuohy (2pm) in a re-match of last year's thrilling divisional final while Loughmore-Castleiney and Drom & Inch collide at the same venue at 3.30pm - extra-time will be played in all quarter-finals if required.

Then on Sunday, April 29th The Ragg will host another double header - JK Bracken's collide with Clonakenny at 1.30pm while Moycarkey-Borris and Holycross-Ballycahill meet at 3pm.

Incidentally, the semi-finals of the Roadstone Mid Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship are also scheduled to take place in Templemore on Sunday, April 29th: Drom & Inch face Gortnahoe-Glengoole at 5pm while Moyne-Templetuohy take on Thurles Sarsfields at 6.30pm.

SOUTH TIPPERARY

On Wednesday, April 11th Killenaule brought Carrick Swans' reign as champions to an end when winning a close encounter with four points to spare (2-19 to 1-18).

On Sunday, April 22nd the Clonmel Sportsfield will host the first semi-final in the Clonmel Oil South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship between Mullinahone and Ballingarry at 3.30pm while on Wednesday, April 25th the second semi-final will take place between St Mary's Clonmel and Killenaule in Fethard (6.30pm).

WEST TIPPERARY

There are only two senior clubs in the West Tipperary division meaning Clonoulty-Rossmore and Éire Óg Annacarty will meet in the decider on Sunday, April 29th in Cappawhite at 3pm.

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