Leinster club hurling final switched to Tullamore

Defending champions Ballyhale Shamrocks have given the all-clear for Sunday's AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship final against Tullamore to take place at O'Connor Park in Tullamore.

Defending champions Ballyhale Shamrocks have given the all-clear for Sunday's AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship final against Tullamore to take place at O'Connor Park in Tullamore.

James McGarry's charges agreed to the switch of venue, after last night's Leinster Council meeting scheduled the refixed Leinster Club SFC semi-final between Clara and Portlaoise for O'Moore Park on Saturday at 2.15pm.

The Clara v Portlaoise tie was abandoned by referee Joe Curley last Sunday, three minutes into the second half, following worsening weather conditions.

This Sunday's hurling decider was initially fixed for O'Moore Park in Portlaoise, but with the football semi-final scheduled for 24 hours earlier it was decided to abandon plans to host the Ballyhale-Tullamore game at the neutral venue.

Tullamore will now have home advantage for their first ever Leinster SHC decider.

Ballyhale are seeking a record equalling seventh Leinster SHC club title, which would see them join Offaly outfit Birr on top of the roll of honour.

The Leinster Council also announced that there will be free admission to the Clara-Portlaoise semi-final.

Also because of a similarity of club colours, both sides will wear their county jerseys for the match.

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