CORK supporters must purchase their tickets early this week if they want to watch the Rebels' crunch clash with Clare on Sunday, 2pm.
"It has been confirmed that Clare vs Cork game will not be shown live on television. This is likely to increase the demand for tickets for the game even more especially with both counties in with a chance of making a Munster final in both senior and minor grades," explained Cork County Board PRO Joe Blake in a press release.
"I am asking that any Cork supporters wishing to attend the game and haven't already got their tickets, to get them early to avoid disappointment, and no doubt the fantastic support the teams have got over the course of the Munster championship will continue next Sunday in Ennis. Only terrace tickets will remain on public sale via tickets.ie/Centra/SuperValu while stocks last."
John Meyler's side have impressed in beating Limerick and Waterford after an opening day defeat to Tipp, but could still fail to make the top three in Munster if they lose in Ennis. Clare will knock out Cork on a head-to-head basis if they win and Limerick defeat Tipp in Thurles.
If Limerick and Cork lose then they'll finish on two wins apiece along with Clare, which would bring scoring difference into play. In that case, the likelihood is the Banner would be gone as they're 61 points worse off than Limerick and 43 behind Cork.
The simple formula for the Leesiders is to get the better of a Clare unit reeling from hammerings at the hands of Tipp and Limerick. Cork could still make the Munster final if they win depending on the result from Semple Stadium, though if Limerick are victorious the Shannonsiders' superior scoring difference means they'll probably face the Premier again in the provincial decider.
A Cork-Tipp Munster final would be fixed for Páirc Uí Chaoimh, on June 30.
If they finish third in the group they'll face one of the Joe McDonagh Cup finalists, Laois or Westmeath, for an All-Ireland quarter-final place, which would be against the Leinster runners-up.
Meanwhile, tickets for the Munster Football finals between Cork and Kerry taking place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday week at 7pm will go on sale on Tuesday afternoon via tickets.ie/Centra/SuperValu.