All-Ireland champions Limerick have received a bye in the first round of next year's Munster senior hurling championship.
John Kiely's men, who ended the Treaty County's 45-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup last August, will begin the 2019 championship with a home clash against provincial champions Cork on May 18/19 before playing three games in as many weeks versus Waterford, Clare and Tipperary, in that order.
The 2019 Munster senior hurling championship will begin on May 11/12, a week earlier than 2018 with the round-robin series being run over a 6-week period and allowing a break weekend for all counties on May 25/26.
2019 Munster SHC fixtures
May 11/12: Cork v Tipperary; Waterford v Clare; Limerick Bye
May 18/19: Limerick v Cork; Tipperary v Waterford; Clare Bye
June 1/2: Waterford v Limerick; Clare v Tipperary; Cork Bye
June 8/9: Limerick v Clare; Cork v Waterford; Tipperary Bye
June 15/16: Clare v Cork; Tipperary v Limerick; Waterford Bye
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