Dubs fixed for Parnell clash with Tipperary
Croke Park have confirmed that Dublin's Allianz League Division 1 quarter-final with Tipperary will be played in Parnell Park next Sunday at 3.0.
The GAA's CCCC yesterday revealed the times and venues for next Sunday's hurling matches, including the various divisional relegation and promotion play-offs.
Dublin were already guaranteed a home tie on the basis that they played just two matches at home in this year's Division 1B campaign (against Galway and Offaly) and three away (Limerick, Antrim and Laois).
Tipperary meanwhile, had the opposite programme in Division 1A.
Already, Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has confirmed that Brian Hogan will play in goal next Sunday as they continue the process of auditioning for the jersey vacated by Darren Gleeson when he retired last year.
Paul Maher played in goals in Tipperary's first two League games while Darragh Mooney - Gleeon's understudy last year - wore the number one jersey for their next two matches.
Brian Hogan played against Cork last Sunday and will, according to Ryan, be on duty again against Dublin.
Tipp have injuries to Noel McGrath, John O'Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, Seamus Callanan, Dan McCormack, Joe O'Dwyer and Niall O'Meara that will keep them out on Sunday.
All of Sunday's hurling matches must be finished on the day, meaning there will be extra-time in the event of a draw and a further two periods of five minutes should the game finish level again.
If there's still no winner, the game will go to a free-taking competition, where each team has five frees from the '65', to be taken by five designated takers.
Offaly and Limerick meanwhile, won their coin tosses and were given home advantage against Kilkenny and Clare respectively.