In Pictures: Waterford and Clare get through their tasks to reach Allianz League final

Both sides won their semi-finals today

Clare, Davy Fitzgerald,

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates threir second goal of the game ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Waterford and Clare will go head-to-head in this year's Allianz Hurling League final on May 1st.

Both sides won their respective semi-finals at Semple Stadium today.

Reigning league champions Waterford were first up in the double-header against Limerick.

The Deise dominated the contest, defeating their Munster rivals 3-23 to 1-18 to power through.

Clare impressed in the second semi-final against All-Ireland champions Kilkenny.

John Conlon, Aaron Cunningham (2) and Conor McGrath got the Clare goals as the Banner enjoyed a 4-22 to 2-19 win over Brian Cody's side.

Waterford’s Shane Bennett celebrates scoring his sides first goal from a penalty ©INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford’s Patrick Curran celebrates scoring his sides second goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

Limerick's Tom Morrissey dejected after the game ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Clare’s John Conlon celebrates scoring his sides first goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

Clare’s Aaron Cunningham scores his sides second goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

Clare’s Aaron Cunningham celebrates scoring his sides third goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny's Richie Hogan and Patrick O’Connor of Clare ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne