The GAA have announced the venues for the National Hurling League semi-final clashes of Limerick v Tipperary and Kilkenny v Cork.
Limerick will have home advantage when they play Tipperary in this weekend’s NHL semi-final.
The game will throw in at 7:30pm on Saturday and will be broadcast live on TG4.
On Sunday, Nowlan Park will host the other final-four clash between Kilkenny and Cork.
The game throws in at 4pm, and presents the Cats with an opportunity to gain revenge for their defeat to the same opposition at this stage last season.
The relegation play-off clash of Westmeath and Laois, which will see the loser drop to Division 2A for 2024, has been marked down for Semple Stadium on Saturday at 2pm — also live on TG4.
Both counties have lost all five of their group games, with the Lake County on a scoring differential of -78 to the O’Moore County’s -63.
Waterford are the reigning National Hurling League champions after a pulsating performance against The Rebels in Thurles last season, but their participation ended with defeat this past weekend.
Liam Cahill was in charge of Na Deise for that final last year, but now has a chance to retain the crown after taking over his native Tipp.
Galway and Kilkenny shared the title in 2021, while Limerick claimed back-to-back crowns in the two preceding seasons.
The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of National Hurling League titles, is as follows:
1920s: 1 each for Cork (1926), Tipperary (1928) and Dublin (1929)
1930s: 5 for Limerick (1934-35-36-37-38)
1940s: 3 for Cork (1940-41-48)
1950s: 6 for Tipperary (1950-52-54-55-57-59)
1960s: 5 for Tipperary (1960-61-64-65-68)
1970s: 3 for Cork (1970-72-74)
1980s: 3 for Kilkenny (1982-83-86)
1990s: 2 each for Kilkenny (1990–95), Limerick (1992–97), Cork (1993–98) and Tipperary (1994–99)
2000s: 5 for Kilkenny (2002-03-05-06-09)
2010s: 4 for Kilkenny (2012-13-14-18)