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There’s a jam-packed programme of action to get stuck into across both codes in the Allianz National Leagues today — so let’s get straight to it.

Most of this afternoon’s games are scheduled to throw in in a little over 15 minutes with the Division 1 meeting of Galway and Tyrone shaping up to be the pick of the football action, while in the small ball, the meeting of Cork and Limerick, and of Kilkenny and Clare, need no hyping.

There’s one game in Division 1 of the National Football League already underway and at half-time it’s Kerry 1-10 Meath 1-5.

That five-point margin is actually a decent enough outcome for Andy McEntee’s Royals when you consider that after 16 minutes, they were trailing by 1-5 to no score, Kerry captain David Clifford with the early goal.

Meath’s case hadn’t been helped by a black card to Cillian O’Sullivan and, back to their full complement, they were able to chip away at that deficit, Donal Keogan finding the net for the visitors on 19 minutes.

They had the gap down to two points, 1-7 to 1-5, when they then lost Keogan to a black card, allowing Kerry to kick the last three points of the half and give themselves a cushion.

One result in Division 4 to tell you about as well where it finished Wexford 4-15 London 1-9 at Wexford Park — an emphatic 15-point win for the hosts.

Over in Clones, it’s Monaghan v Mayo, and news of two changes to the visitors’ starting XV – James Durcan and Jordan Flynn replace Eoghan McLaughlin and James Carr.

Monaghan line out as named earlier this week.

Meanwhile, in Division 1 Group 1 of the National Hurling League, unbeaten Waterford host Galway with the hosts hoping to make it three wins from three.

A few changes to the Waterford side there as well: Billy Nolan starts in goal in place of Stephen O’Keeffe, while Austin Gleeson and Jamie Barron come in for Iarlaith Daly and Jake Dillon.

THROW IN: We’re underway between Galway and Tyrone in Tuam, and across the country as well.

2 mins — Tyrone 0-1 Galway 0-0: Early point for the visitors as Niall Sludden is fouled and Darren McCurry points the free.

Galway 0-3 Tyrone 0-2

McShane pops over a score for Tyrone. 

Waterford 0-3 Galway 0-3

 

Level here early on.

Kilkenny 0-5 Clare 1-2

Tony Kelly pulls Clare level after Shane O’Donnell’s goal.

Tipperary 0-6 Westmeath 0-3

Jason Forde adds a brace.

Kerry 1-11 Meath 1-9

O’Reilly swings over a couple of frees for the Royals. 

Westmeath 0-0 Armagh 1-4

Turbitt fires over as Armagh race ahead.

Cork 0-6 Limerick 0-8

Horgan drops over a free for the Rebels.

Kilkenny 0-7 Clare 1-2

Alan Murphy clips over a free for the Cats, who lead by two.

Kerry 1-13 Meath 1-9

Burns edges Kerry four clear.

Galway 0-6 Tyrone 0-3

Shane Walsh scores Galway’s first dead ball of the day.

Waterford 0-5 Galway 0-4

Pauric Mahony slots over a free for the Deise.

Cork 0-4 Limerick 0-8

Limerick lead by double scores after Seamus Flanagan sends over a quickfire brace.

Monaghan 0-3 Mayo 0-3 

Level early on in Clones.

Clare 0-2 Laois 0-4

Pease Lillis sends Laois two ahead.

Galway 0-7 Tyrone 0-3

Enda Varley finishes off a nice Galway move with a score.

Kerry 1-14 Meath 1-9

Dara Moynihan puts Kerry five ahead.

Cork 0-7 Limerick 0-12

Limerick move five ahead and are really motoring now.

Waterford 0-6 Galway 0-6

Level again in this one. 

Monaghan 0-4 Mayo 0-4

McManus converts a free.

Galway 0-8 Tyrone 0-4

Stunning score from Shane Walsh. 

Adrian Mullen has gone off injured for Kilkenny.

Tipperary 1-11 Westmeath 0-4

Alan Flynn extends the Tipp lead.

Kerry 1-18 Meath 2-10

Tommy Walsh came on as a second-half sub and scores here.

Tipperary 2-11 Westmeath 0-5

Jake Morris scores the Premier’s second goal.

Monaghan 1-5 Mayo 0-6

Rory Beggan pops over a free from distance. 

Cork 0-9 Limerick 0-15

Limerick’s lead is six as half time approaches in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Waterford 0-9 Galway 0-8

Mahony pops over another free. 

Westmeath 0-5 Armagh 1-8

John Heslin scores but Westmeath still trail by six.

Galway 0-11 Tyrone 0-4

Tyrone are down to 14 men and Rob Finnerty scores after a quick breakaway.

Kilkenny 0-8 Clare 2-7

Kelly puts the Banner five clear.

BLACK CARD! Michael Burns walks for Kerry. 

Cork 0-9 Limerick 0-14

Diarmuid O’Sullivan is sent to the stands by referee Sean Cleere.

Monaghan 1-5 Mayo 0-8

Diarmuid O’Connor brings the visitors back on level terms in Clones. 

Kilkenny 0-8 Clare 2-7

1-4 without reply for Clare.

Kerry 1-19 Meath 2-13 – FT

Half-time scores

Hurling Division 1 Group A
Waterford 0-11 Galway 0-8
Cork 0-11 Limerick 0-17
Tipperary 2-14 Westmeath 0-7

Hurling Division 1 Group B
Kilkenny 0-10 Clare 2-7

Football Division 1 
Galway 0-12 Tyrone 0-6
Monaghan 1-5 Mayo 0-8

Football Division 2 
Clare 0-5 Laois 1-8
Westmeath 0-7 Armagh 1-12

Half-time scores

Football Division 3
Derry 1-6 Louth 1-5
Leitrim 0-9 Offaly 0-8

Football Division 4 
Limerick 3-7 Wicklow 0-8

Hurling Division 2A 
Mayo 0-7 Offaly 3-13

Hurling Division 2B
London 0-9 Down 1-11 

Full-time scores

Football Division 1 
Kerry 1-19 Meath 2-13

Football Division 4
Wexford 4-15 London 1-9

Hurling Division 2A 
Antrim 5-27 Meath 1-15

Hurling Division 2B
Kildare 5-21 Roscommon 2-12

Waterford 0-11 Galway 0-10

Cathal Mannion slots over Galway’s third on the bounce. 

Kildare 0-4 Roscommon 0-4

Adam Tyrrell draws the Lilywhites level.

Waterford 0-13 Galway 0-10

Jamie Barron sends the hosts three ahead.

Cathal McShane has just been stretchered off for Tyrone after picking up a leg injury.

Kildare 0-7 Roscommon 0-4

Daniel Flynn’s second of the day sends Kildare three ahead.

Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-19

Horgan scores for the Rebels, who trail by four.

Monaghan 1-8 Mayo 0-9

Conor McManus slots over a free.

Galway 0-13 Tyrone 0-9

Darren McCurry’s fifth point arrives from a free. 

Tipperary 2-18 Westmeath 0-10

The Premier are still in control here.

Kilkenny 0-13 Clare 2-7

The Cats are level after scoring the first three points of the second-half.

Cork 1-16 Limerick 0-20

Horgan adds a free.

Galway 0-14 Tyrone 0-10

McCurry moves forward to curl over from a tight angle. 

Westmeath 2-9 Armagh 1-12

Boidu Sayeh breaks forward from the back and draws Westmeath level.

Monaghan 1-9 Mayo 0-10

Another free from McManus.

Clare 0-9 Laois 1-9

David Tubridy brings Clare to within three of Mike Quirke’s men. 

Kilkenny 1-13 Clare 2-8

Kilkenny lead for the first time since early on in this game.

Galway 0-14 Tyrone 0-11

Mark Bradley, who replaced McShane, pops over.

Kilkenny 1-15 Clare 2-9

Brian Cody’s side lead by three now.

Galway 1-15 Tyrone 0-11

A nice move sees Galway move seven ahead. 

GOAL! Luke Loughlin hits the net for Westmeath against Armagh.

Cork 2-18 Limerick 0-21

Cork lead by three now incredibly.

Waterford 0-16 Galway 0-13

Evan Niland pulls one back for the Tribesmen.

Galway 2-18 Tyrone 0-11

Paul Conroy extends the Galway lead. Frank Burns is sent-off on a second yellow card minutes earlier. Then Paul Conroy buries their second goal. This is turning into some beating.

Waterford 0-16 Galway 0-16

Evan Niland brings Galway back on level terms.

Cork 2-19 Limerick 0-25

Limerick fight back to level terms. Big finish in store now.

Cork 2-21 Limerick 0-26

Horan edges Cork ahead with another free.

Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 3-12

Walter Walsh replies for Kilkenny.

Kildare 0-9 Roscommon 0-7

Tyrrell converts another free for Jack O’Connor’s team.

Tipperary 3-26 Westmeath 0-16

Callanan Tipp’s third goal.

Waterford 0-17 Galway 0-16 – FT

Peter Hogan wins it for Waterford at the death.

Cork 2-21 Limerick 0-28

Limerick retake the lead. Not long left now.

Westmeath 3-12 Armagh 1-15

The Lake County are leading this one.

Kildare 0-10 Roscommon 0-7

Goalkeeper Mark Donnellan adds a score.

Tipperary 3-27 Westmeath 0-16 – FT

Tipperary get their first win of the spring.

Kilkenny 1-19 Clare 3-13  – FT

All level in Nowlan Park.

Galway 2-25 Tyrone 0-12 – FT

Cork 2-21 Limerick 0-29 – FT 

Tipperary 3-27 Westmeath 0-16 – FT

Monaghan 2-16 Mayo 0-13 – FT

Full-time scores

Football 

Division 1 
Kerry 1-19 Meath 2-13
Galway 2-25 Tyrone 0-12
Monaghan 2-16 Mayo 0-13

Division 2
Clare 1-11 Laois 1-12
Westmeath 3-12 Armagh 2-15

Division 3
Derry 2-10 Louth 1-9
Leitrim 0-14 Offaly 2-16

Division 4
Wexford 4-15 London 1-9
Limerick 5-10 Wicklow 1-14

Hurling

Division 1 Group A
Waterford 0-17 Galway 0-16
Cork 2-21 Limerick 0-29
Tipperary 2-27 Westmeath 0-16

Division 1 Group B
Kilkenny 1-19 Clare 3-13

Kildare 0-12 Roscommon 1-10

Niall Kelly reduces the gap to one.

Kildare 0-13 Roscommon 2-11

Enda Smith goals from the penalty spot and Brian Stack adds a point.

Kildare 0-13 Roscommon 2-11 – FT

Antrim 0-11 Carlow 1-8 – FT

That’s all from us today. Thanks for reading. 

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