It was a hectic afternoon of Division 1 league hurling.
Good afternoon and welcome to today’s live coverage of the Division 1 hurling league.
There are four quarter-finals down for decision, along with a relegation play-off. Here are the fixtures in full (all 4pm throw-in):
Division 1 quarter finals:
Cork v Limerick
Galway v Waterford
Kilkenny v Wexford
Offaly v Tipperary
Division 1 relegation play-off:
Clare v Dublin
Nowlan Park plays host to a tasty fixture between Kilkenny and Wexford. There’s a huge buzz around Davy Fitz’s men and they’ll be hoping to knock the Cats out on their home turf.
Meanwhile, Galway and Waterford go head to head in Pearse Stadium. Galway haven’t won a league title since 2010, while the latter took the honours two years ago.
Cork and Limerick have all to play for in Páirc Uí Rinn and Tipp and Offaly play off in Tullamore.
There’s a survival battle on the cards as well. Ger Cunningham’s Dublin travel to Cusack Park to face Clare. The two sides met three weeks ago, and the Banner came out on top by two. The Cuala lads are back though so it could be a different story this time around.
Two late changes in Páirc Uí Rinn. David Griffin in for Cork for Damien Cahalane, Alan Dempsey replaces James Ryan on the Limerick team.
We’re nearly set to go across the board. All to play for — four Division 1 semi-final spots, and then survival in the case of Dublin and Clare.
Clare had the first say in the relegation battle through Aron Shanagher. Tipp, Cork and Kilkenny opened the scoring in their respective fixtures.
- Limerick 0-2 Cork 0-1
- Galway 0-0 Waterford 0-1
- Kilkenny 0-2 Wexford 0-2
- Offaly 0-1 Tipperary 0-1
- Dublin 0-1 Clare 0-1
There’s just over five minutes gone in each fixture.
Limerick 0-3 Cork 0-1
8 mins – Patrick Horgan put Cork ahead but Limerick reply with points from Shane Dowling, Cian Lynch and Kyle Hayes.
Goal for Limerick by David Dempsey!
Waterford have raced into the lead in Salthill – they’re six points up. Kilkenny are two points up, and it’s getting a little heated in Nowlan Park.
Limerick 1-3 Cork 0-2
14 mins – A four-point advantage for Limerick, Dempsey finishing clinically to the net after great work by Gearoid Hegarty to cut the ball back to him.
Limerick 1-4 Cork 0-3
15 mins – Points swapped by Seamus Harnedy and Cian Lynch.
Galway 0-1 Waterford 0-7
Galway have finally gotten off the mark after 11 minutes.
Kilkenny 0-4 Wexford 0-4
15 minutes played and Lee Chin has levelled matters.
Limerick 1-5 Cork 0-4
17 mins – Vital free by Patrick Horgan for Cork after Alan Cadogan was fouled.
Limerick 1-5 Cork 0-5
18 mins – Stunning point from distance by Cork wing-back Mark Coleman.
Tipperary 0-7 Offaly 0-4
16 minutes played in Tullamore
Kilkenny 0-5 Wexford 0-4
TJ Reid edges the Cats ahead
Limerick 1-5 Cork 0-6
20 mins – Cadogan is again fouled in the Cork attack, Horgan obliges from the free.
GOAL for Tipperary through Callanan!
Clare 1-4 Dublin 0-5
Aron Shanagher with the goal to give Clare a major lift. Dublin have missed some good chances.
Limerick 1-5 Cork 0-7
23 mins – Cadogan races clear to tap over a point from play.
Cork 0-8 Limerick 1-5
24 mins – And Cork draw level, thanks to a fine point from Luke Meade.
Galway 0-2 Waterford 0-11
Joe Canning has had a penalty saved, while Waterford are playing serious hurling.
Goal for Cork from Luke Meade!
Cork 1-8 Limerick 1-6
28 mins – Shane Dowling bangs over a free for Limerick, moments after Lorcan McLoughlin had found Luke Meade in space with the Newcestown man finishing to the net.
Galway 1-2 Waterford 0-12
The hosts have gotten a goal back in an effort to keep in touch. Well-taken goal by Conor Cooney. Galway are coming back into the game slightly – 26 minutes gone.
Seamus Callanan has hit 1-5 for Tipp so far.
Cork 1-8 Limerick 1-8
35 mins – Third point on the bounce from Dowling and Limerick draw level.
34 minutes played — Fourth time it’s been level in the opening half in Kilkenny.
Limerick 1-9 Cork 1-8
36 mins – Hegarty clips over a neat point from play and Limerick hit the front.
Cork 1-9 Limerick 1-9
37 mins – Cadogan ties the match again.
Kilkenny 0-10 Wexford 0-7
A Wexford free draws the game level as we head in for half-time.
Half-Time: Cork 1-9 Limerick 1-9
It’s half-time around the grounds. Here are the scores in full:
- Limerick 1-9 Cork 1-9
- Galway 1-9 Waterford 0-15
- Kilkenny 0-10 Wexford 1-7
- Offaly 0-7 Tipperary 1-14
- Dublin 0-13 Clare 1-8
Second-half underway in Páirc Uí Rinn. 7,892 the attendance here.
And we’re back!
Cork 1-10 Limerick 1-9
36 mins – Early second-half point for Cork from Seamus Harnedy.
Clare have opened the second-half scoring in the relegation battle and they’re a point up thanks to Colm Galvin.
Cork 1-11 Limerick 1-10
39 mins – David Dempsey on target for Limerick after Horgan had converted a free for Cork.
Wexford 1-9 Dublin 0-11
Conor McDonald has pushed Davy Fitz’s men ahead.
Goal for Waterford through Tom Devine!
Two goals in quick succession for Waterford!
It’s Waterford 2-17 to Galway 1-10 in Salthill.
Limerick 1-13 Cork 1-12
44 mins – Hegarty fires over a point as Limerick hit the front.
Wexford 1-11 Kilkenny 0-12
Mark Fanning’s penalty off the post. 47 minutes played.
Clare 2-13 Dublin 0-4
In the first five minutes of the second half, Clare scored 1-5. They’ve upped the pace and Dublin are struggling.
Galway 1-12 Waterford 2-18
Kilkenny 0-12 Wexford 1-12
Cork 1-14 Limerick 1-13
50 mins – There’s 20 minutes left here, Cork in front thanks to a Bill Cooper point.
Kilkenny 0-14 Wexford 1-12
TJ Reid and Paddy Deegan have made it a one-point game. Super save shortly after to deny the Cats a goal.
Clare 2-13 Dublin 0-16
Dublin get one back through David Treacy
Limerick 1-16 Cork 1-14
55 mins – Shane Dowling hits over two free in succession that puts Limerick in front after Gearoid Hegarty was fouled for both.
Yellow card for Limerick’s Declan Hannon.
GOAL for Clare through Tony Kelly!
It’s Clare 3-14 Dublin 0-16.
Wexford 1-14 Kilkenny 0-15
Limerick 1-16 Cork 1-15
59 mins – Entering the finale here, a Horgan free cuts the gap Cork are facing.
GOAL for Tipperary - Steven O’Brien hits the back of the net!
It’s 3-25 to 1-9 and there’s no sign of Tipp taking their foot off the pedal.
Limerick 1-16 Cork 1-16
61 mins – Horgan converts the free that brings Cork level after he was fouled himself.
Wexford 1-16 Kilkenny 0-16
Lee Chin pushes Wexford four points up to huge cheers in Nowlan Park, but Ollie Walsh pulls one back to keep it to a three point game.
PENALTY for Galway!
They’ve come roaring back into this game. Joe Canning is on fire, and looking to make up for the missed penalty earlier.
GOAL for Canning!
Galway 2-19 Waterford 2-19
Brilliant strike. Level game.
Dublin 0-18 Clare 3-18
It looks like Clare are staying up. Meanwhile, Tipp are flying it in Tullamore.
Limerick 1-17 Cork 1-16
64 mins – Dowling fires over the free that sends Limerick ahead but then Coleman misses a great chance to level from play for Cork.
Kilkenny 0-18 Wexford 1-18
Super score from Lee Chin as the clock runs down.
Galway 2-21 Waterford 2-19
Galway look like a new team as they hit a two point lead.
Cork 1-17 Limerick 1-17
67 mins – This is going down to the wire. Horgan is fouled going through by the Limerick defence and he hits over the free. Level again.
Limerick 1-18 Cork 1-17
68 mins – Kyle Hayes points for Limerick.
Limerick 1-19 Cork 1-17
69 mins – Marvellous point by Gearoid Hegarty for Limerick.
Kilkenny 0-19 Wexford 1-18
It looks like it’s going to be Wexford’s day. Their defence has been colossal and they’ve looked dangerous on the attack. Still injury time to play though.
Four minutes of injury time in Páirc Uí Rinn.
Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-17
70 mins – John Fitzgibbon edges Limerick ahead by three.
GOAL for Wexford!
5 up. Jack Guiney hits the net!
- Kilkenny 0-19 Wexford 2-18
- Clare 3-18 Dublin 0-19
- Galway 2-22 Waterford 2-19
Full-time approaches around the grounds, there’s just seconds left in most cases.
Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-18
74 mins – Coleman with a pointed ’65 for Cork.
Full-time: Wexford 2-18 Kilkenny 0-19
Full-time: Galway 2-22 Waterford 0-19
Incredible comeback from Galway.
Full-time: Clare 3-18 Dublin 0-19
Dublin are heading down.
Full-Time: Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-18
And that’s that. Here are the scores in full:
- Kilkenny 0-19 Wexford 2-18
- Galway 2-22 Waterford 2-19
- Cork 1-18 Limerick 1-20
- Tipperary 4-28 Offaly 3-13
- Clare 3-18 Dublin 0-19
It’s Galway v Limerick in one semi-final and Wexford v Tipperary in the other. Meanwhile, Dublin have been relegated from Division 1A.
That’s all from us. Have a nice evening.