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All-Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter-Finals

Semple Stadium Thurles will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals on Sunday. At 2:00pm, Waterford take on Wexford while at 4:00pm, Cork play Clare.

Waterford vs. Wexford – They may be close neighbours but Waterford and Wexford have met only once before in the All-Ireland hurling championship. That was in 2003 when Wexford won a qualifier tie by 1-20 to 0-18 in Nowlan Park. The counties clashed in the opening round of this year’s National League when Wexford won by a point in Walsh Park. Next Sunday’s winners will play Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-finals on August 17.

Team News

WATERFORD (SH v Wexford): C Hennessy; E Murphy, K McGrath, D Prendergast; S O’Sullivan, T Browne, B Phelan; M Walsh, J Nagle; D Shanahan, S Prendergast, S Molumphy; E McGrath, E Kelly, J Mullane

Cork vs. Clare – They meet for the fourth successive year in the championship and for the 7th time in ten years. Cork are seeking their 6th successive championship win over Clare who last beat the Rebels in the 1998 Munster semi-final. The counties have met on 45 occasions in the championship with Cork leading 31-11 while there have been three draws. The winners will play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final on August 10.

Last Five Championship Clashes

2007: Cork 1-18 Clare 1-11 (Munster quarter-final)
2006: Cork 0-20 Clare 0-14 (Munster semi-final)
2005: Cork 0-16 Clare 0-15 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2003: Cork 1-18 Clare 0-10 (Munster semi-final)
1999: Cork 1-15 Clare 0-14 (Munster final)

Team News

CORK (SH vs. Clare) – D Óg Cusack; S O’Neill, D O’Sullivan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curran, S Óg Ó hAilpín; T Kenny, J O’Connor; B O’Connor, N McCarthy, P Cronin; C Naughton, J Deane, P Horgan

CLARE (SH v Cork): P Brennan, P Vaughan, F Lohan, G O’Grady; B Bugler, G Quinn, P Donnellan; B O’Connell, C Lynch; T Carmody, D McMahon, J Clancy; T Griffin, B Nugent, N Gilligan