Waterford win costs Limerick €80,000

WATERFORD’S superb victory over Clare in Sunday’s Munster SHC has cost the Limerick County Board close on €80,000.

Limerick secretary Jimmy Hartigan, who complimented Waterford on their win, said it had proven extremely costly for his county board.

“Had Clare won we would have hosted the semi-final against Tipperary and that would have been worth around €80,000 to us in ground rent. It’s money we cannot afford to lose.”

With a capacity crowd expected for a Clare/Tipp semi-final, between ground rent and sale of match programmes, the Limerick board could have accrued anything up to €100,000 Limerick’s loss is Cork’s gain.

Waterford will play Tipperary in the semi-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 6 in front of a sellout crowd.

This game will be a repeat of the 2002 Munster final which the Decies won comfortably.

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