All Ireland champions Kilkenny look set to meet Dublin in a Leinster semi-final which could result in a Cats versus Galway final.
Dublin play the winners of Laois and Carlow in the quarter final,and in truth the men in blue should have little difficulty getting through this tie. Kilkenny await them in the last four, and we should be in for an epic contest, should both sides line out at full strength on the day. Dublin were unlucky to lose a number of their better players towards the end of last season, yet they held their own against the top teams for most of the campaign.
Galway play Westmeath or Antrim in their first match, then face a potential banana skin against either Offaly or Wexford in the semi final. If they come through their half of the draw, they will meet either Dublin or Kilkenny,in what should be a cracking final.
Leinster hurling championship 2012
Westmeath v Antrim
Laois v Carlow
Laois/Carlow v Dublin
Offaly v Wexford
Galway v Westmeath/Antrim
Galway v Westmeath/Antrim v Offaly v Wexford
Laois/Carlow v Dublin v Kilkenny