All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

Cork v Dublin Preview

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Cork and Dublin will meet in the first-round of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers this Saturday, 2nd July 2016.

The match has been confirmed for Páirc Uí Rinn with a kick-off at 7pm. Páirc Uí Chaoimh is currently being redeveloped.

The Rebels will be hoping to succeed after a disappointing nine-point defeat to Tipperary in the Munster championship. Officials are expecting a crowd of between 10,000 and 12,000 for the evening clash.

Dublin Manager Ger Cunningham returns back to his native Cork with his team still licking their wounds from their recent loss at the hands of Kilkenny in the Leinster quarter-final. Cunningham has faced his native county three times since taking on the Bainisteoir jersey in 2014.

Cork will have the home advantage but are up against some seriously talented Dublin hurlers such as Liam Rushe and Niall McMorrow. However, history may be on the side of Cork. Dublin and Cork have met several times at the All-Ireland final with Cork winning all games apart from Dublin’s 1927 win.

Fans are advised to purchase tickets beforehand to avoid delays entering the grounds (Adult €20, concession €10, juveniles €5). The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

As sponsors of Cork GAA, Chill Insurance wish the very best of luck to the senior hurling panel in their Round 1 match this Saturday. This match should not disappoint and we’ll be crossing all our fingers and toes for a great result!