National Hurling League quarter-finals confirmed

The venues and dates will be confirmed on Monday afternoon

BY Daniel Kelly 10:07 Monday 27 March 2017, 10:07 27 Mar 2017

Cork's Colm Spillane and Seamus Callanan of Tipperary. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The GAA have confirmed the pairings for the quarter-finals of the Allianz Hurling League.

Sunday saw the conclusion of Division 1A and 1B, with All-Ireland champions Tipperary topping Division 1A and Wexford topping 1B, earning promotion to the top-tier in the process.

All four quarter-finals will take place next weekend, with the times and venues to be confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Kilkenny are the only team guaranteed a home tie, due to the number of home games played in Division 1A. They will meet Wexford in one of the ties of the round.

The remaining three matches, including the all-Munster clash between Cork and Limerick, will see what team gets home advantage, by coin-toss.

If Tipperary and Kilkenny both win their respective quarter-finals, the two teams will meet in the semi-finals, in a repeat of last year's All-Ireland Final.

Quarter Finals – April 1/2

(A) Tipperary v Offaly

(B) Cork v Limerick

(C) Waterford v Galway

(D) Kilkenny v Wexford

Semi Finals – April 16

A v D

B v C

Final – April 23

Clare won the 2016 Allianz League, defeating Waterford after a replay. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Clare and Dublin will meet in the Division 1A Relegation Play-Off with the losers being demoted to Division 1B, while Kerry will travel to Laois for the Division 1B Relegation Play-Off.

Division 1A Relegation Play-Off – April 1/2

Clare v Dublin

Division 1B Relegation Play-Off – April 1/2

Laois v Kerry 


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