At a meeting of the Munster CCC on Thursday March 7th, the dates, times and ticket arrangements for the 2019 Munster GAA Hurling Championship were confirmed.
The first round of fixtures will take place on Sunday May 12th 2019.
Walsh Park Waterford will be the venue for the throw-in of the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling Championship with Clare playing the hosts Waterford at 2pm while at 4pm, defending Munster champions Cork take on old rivals Tipperary in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship games between the same counties will serve as the curtain-raiser to both fixtures.
Hurling Championship Round-Robin extended by 1 week
The 2019 Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Championships Round-Robin series will be run over six-week period rather than five weeks as was the case in 2018.
This will eliminate the scenario of counties playing on four consecutive weekends.
While two counties (Limerick and Clare) will play on three consecutive weekends, the schedule has been configured to ensure those counties finish their programme with these 3 games, all taking place in June.
The alternative system, which sees all counties play 2 weekends in a row, would have seen one county starting the campaign with 2 away games and one county finishing with 2 away games.
It was decided to remain with the system agreed prior to the start of the new format, which ensures a home/away/home/away or away/home/away/home sequence. Counties also decided against starting on May 5th in order to give maximum time for club games in April.
Ticket pricing structure for 2019
Senior and Minor Hurling Round-Robin Championship Matches
- Adult: Stand €20, Terrace €15
- Under 16s: €5 all areas
- Student/OAP: Concession of €5 with valid ID prior to entry at the designated stile.
The above prices are pre-purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game with prices being consistent for all venues.
All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day.
Where to buy your tickets
Tickets for the Munster Senior Hurling Championship games are scheduled to go on public sale via tickets.ie and Centra / Supervalu outlets from Wednesday April 24th.
Due to the restricted capacity at Walsh Park Waterford, tickets for both Munster Hurling Championship games scheduled for the Waterford city venue will not go on public sale and will be made available via the participating counties and clubs only.