Hurling qualifiers draw throws up huge clash between Clare and Limerick

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Clare and Limerick's league meeting in March, which the Banner County won by 1-19 to 0-18
Clare and Limerick's league meeting in March, which the Banner County won by 1-19 to 0-18

Clare and Limerick will meet in round two of the hurling qualifiers.

Cork, who ended Dublin's summer early with a 1-26 to 1-23 win on Saturday evening, will meet Wexford.

The two qualifiers winners will face either Galway or the Munster final losers in the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland hurling championship.

Waterford take on Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds in this year's Munster Final, which throws in on Sunday at 4pm.

The GAA will confirm the dates and venues for the two qualifiers clashes later today, following a meeting of the CCCC.

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald fired a warning to the Treaty men when he said there is still plenty of room for improvement following his side's 35-point annihilation of Laois at Cusack Park in Ennis.

Three goals from Aron Shanagher and one each from Shane O'Donnell and Podge Collins made it easy for the Banner and afterwards Fitzgerald said: "Laois can cause you problems at times, I have seen it against Galway over the last year or two.

"But we were up for today and it has been a long and hard month, and they were just unlucky that we were in the form that we were today.

"If we're straight, we didn't perform in the Munster semi-final and we are hurting after that."

Fitzgerald's men partly avenged their semi-final exit by racking up an incredible 5-32 against Laois, with Clare now setting their sights on Munster rivals Limerick.

Shane Dowling hit 14 points as TJ Ryan's 14-man Limerick secured a nine-point triumph over Westmeath at Cusack Park on Saturday.

Cork, meanwhile, edged out 14-man Dublin by three points while Wexford eased past Offaly.

Round 2 Qualifiers draw in full:

Clare v Limerick

Cork v Wexford

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