Draw: fixtures made for the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals

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Draw: fixtures made for the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals

The draw was made for the quarter-finals of the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday evening in Templederry - fittingly the draw took place after Borris-Ileigh’s comprehensive 2-19 to 1-8 win over Silvermines.

The draw and fixtures for the quarter-finals are as follows: on Saturday, April 28th MacDonagh Park in Nenagh will host the meeting of Toomevara and Portroe.

Dolla will host a double header on Sunday, April 29th - at 2pm Newport take on Kilruane MacDonagh’s and at 3.30pm Kiladangan face Borris-Ileigh.

Then on Sunday evening, April 29th Nenagh Éire Óg and Burgess will contest their last eight clash at St Michael’s Park in Toomevara (6.45pm).

Prior to the launch of the Munster inter-county championships it is understood that club games will take place on the weeks-ending 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.

NORTH TIPPERARY

In round one of the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday, April 21st Kilruane MacDonagh’s beat Lorrha-Dorrha 3-22 to 2-14 in Borrisokane while Ballina lost out to Nenagh Éire Óg in Newport (0-14 to 4-24).

Then on Sunday, April 22nd Burgess saw off the challenge of Templederry (1-21 to 0-12) while Borris-Ileigh impressively beat Silvermines (2-19 to 1-8).

Also in the opening round 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.

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). Meanwhile on Sunday, April 22nd at the Clonmel Sportsfield Mullinahone beat Ballingarry (2-16 to 0-10) in the semi-finals.

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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