The fixtures for the group stages of the 2022 Waterford SHC have been revealed.
Dungarvan and Fourmilewater will get the championship underway on Thursday, July 28 at Fraher Field. All Ireland champions Ballygunner begin their search for nine county titles in a row against Passage on Saturday, July 30 at Walsh Park. The following day, 2021 runners-up Roanmore will meet Lismore in a repeat of last year's quarter final. Mount Sion will take on Abbeyside in the curtain raiser at Fraher Field.
Ballygunner are only one title away from matching the record jointly held by Erins Own and Mount Sion. They are 43 games unbeaten in Waterford. Their last championship defeat was against De La Salle on June 23, 2015.
Darragh O’Sullivan is back in charge of the men in red and black. It will be his fourth season at the helm.
The Gunners became the first Waterford club to lift the Tommy Moore trophy with that late, late win over Shamrocks Ballyhale back in February at Croke Park.
The top team from each group will qualify for the quarter finals while the other two will enter the play-offs. The county final is fixed for September 11.
Thursday, July 28
Dungarvan v Fourmilewater 7.30 at Fraher Field
Saturday, July 30
Ballygunner v Passage 6.30 at Walsh Park
Sunday, July 31
Mount Sion v Abbeyside 2 o’clock at Fraher Field
Roanmore v Lismore 3.30 at Fraher Field
Saturday, August 6
Roanmore v Dunhill 5.15 at Walsh Park
Ballygunner v De La Salle 7 o’clock at Walsh Park
Sunday, August 7
Mount Sion v Tallow 2 o’clock at Fraher Field
Dungarvan v Clonea 3.30 at Fraher Field
Saturday, August 13
Passage v De La Salle 6.30 at Walsh Park
Fourmilewater v Clonea 7 o’clock at Fraher Field
Sunday, August 14
Lismore v Dunhill 2 o’clock at Fraher Field
Abbeyside v Tallow 3.30 at Fraher Field