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Another year of competitive GAA action is about to get underway, with some big Allianz League games on the cards tonight. 

On the hurling front, Liam Sheedy begins his second stint in charge of Tipperary with a tricky tie against All-Ireland semi-finalists Clare in their Division 1A meeting at Semple Stadium.

In 1B, Mattie Kenny tastes his first league action as Dublin manager with a home tie against Carlow, who achieved promotion from 2A after a very impressive 2018 campaign.

Like Sheedy, James Horan returns to the Mayo hot seat and he starts off with a clash against neighbours Roscommon in Division 1 of the football league.

The Rossies are under the stewardship of former Galway hurling boss Anthony Cunningham and arrive into the game fresh from picking up the FBD League title. 

In Division 3, Paddy Tally’s Down meet Leinster finalists Laois, while Wicklow and Waterford clash in Division 4. All five games throw-in at 7pm.

Hurling Division 1A
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium – Live on eir Sport 1

Hurling Division 1B
Dublin v Carlow, Parnell Park

Football Division 1
Mayo v Roscommon, MacHale Park – Live on eir Sport 2

Football Division 3
Down v Laois, Pairc Esler

Football Division 4
Waterford v Wicklow, Fraher Field

Here’s how Tipperary and Clare will line-out tonight:

Tipperary

1. Brian Hogan 

2. Cathal Barrett 
3. Padraic Maher 
4. Donagh Maher 

5. Alan Flynn 
6. Ronan Maher 
7. Joe O’Dwyer 

8. Michael Breen 
9. Paddy Cadell

10. Dan McCormack 
11. Noel McGrath 
12. Patrick Maher 

13. Jason Forde
14. Seamus Callanan 
15. Jake Morris 

Clare

1. Donal Tuohy 

2. Jason McCarthy
3. David McInerney
20. Jack Browne

5. Aidan McCarthy
6. Conor Cleary
7. Cathal Malone

8. Shane Golden
9. Tony Kelly

10. Diarmuid Ryan
11. Niall Deasy
12. Ryan Taylor

13. Colin Guilfoyle
14. John Conlon
15. Michael O’Neill

One late change for Roscommon, with Gary Patterson replacing David Murray.

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Three late changes for Tipp.

Who do you fancy to win tonight’s games? Let us know in the comments section below.

Dublin 0-1 Carlow 0-1

The sides are level in the early stages. 

PENALTY FOR TIPP! Seamus Callanan is hauled down in the Clare area.

SAVE! Donal Tuohy denies Callanan from the penalty with a save low to his left-hand side. 

Tipperary 0-1 Clare 0-0

Callanan gives TIipp the lead from a free. 

Mayo 0-1 Roscommon 0-1

Evan Regan (free) and Cathal Compton trade scores. 

GOAL! Darragh O’Connell gives Dublin a 1-2 to 0-2 lead against Carlow.

Tipperary 0-2 Clare 0-0

A majestic sideline cut from Noel McGrath doubles the home lead.

Mayo 0-1 Roscommon 0-3

Enda Smith (free) and Shane Killoran add a quickfire score apiece. 

Tipperary 0-3 Clare 0-0

Tipp’s diagonal ball is working a treat and McGrath doubles his tally. Here’s his sideline from earlier:

Tipperary 0-3 Clare 0-1

Niall Deasy pops over a close-range free after youngster Colin Guilfoyle was fouled.

Dublin 1-3 Carlow 0-4

Dublin’s lead is down to two in Parnell Park. 

Mayo 0-1 Roscommon 0-4

Cathal Cregg sees a goalbound strike tipped over the bar by Robbie Hennelly. Four in-a-row for the Rossies.

Dublin 1-3 Carlow 0-6

Carlow have drawn level. 

Tipperary 0-4 Clare 0-1

Callanan slots over another free at the midway point of the opening period.

The latest from Division 3 and 4:

Down 0-4 Laois 0-4
Waterford 0-1 Wicklow 0-0

Tipperary 0-5 Clare 0-1

Willie Connors stretches the Tipp lead to four. 

Tipperary 0-6 Clare 0-1

Paudie Maher drives out of defence and Alan Flynn splits the posts.

Mayo 0-1 Roscommon 0-5

Donie Smith lands a superb effort from distance.

Tipperary 0-6 Clare 0-2

John Conlon gets a much-needed score for the Banner after he was picked out by Tony Kelly.

Tipperary 0-7 Clare 0-2

Callanan’s third free stretches the Tipp lead to five. It must be said, they’ve a strong wind at their backs in this half.

Tipperary 0-8 Clare 0-2

Callanan extends the lead to six with his fourth of the evening.

Dublin 1-4 Carlow 0-8

John Hetherton drills over a fee after Fiontain McGibb was fouled.

Tipperary 0-9 Clare 0-2

Fine score from Jake Morris on the run. 

PENALTY FOR CLARE! Guilfoyle is fouled by Barrett, who is booked.

TIpperary 0-10 Clare 1-2

Clare are back in the game now and have the wind behind them in the second-half. Connors responds for Tipp with a good score.

TIpperary 0-11 Clare 1-2

Noel McGrath sends over a fine score from the flank. That’s his third of the day. 

TIpperary 0-11 Clare 1-3

Kelly swings over a point from the left touchline. 

Half-time scores:

Division 1A hurling
Tipperary 0-13 Clare 1-3

Division 1B hurling
Dublin 1-6 Carlow 0-11

Division 1 football
Mayo 0-1 Roscommon 0-5

Division 3 football
Down 0-9 Laois 0-5

Division 4 
Waterford 0-7 Wicklow 0-1 - HT

Some action from tonight around the grounds:

Seamus Callanan and David McInerney Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Anthony Cunningham Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Ted Joyce and Chris Crummey Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Clare subs: Podge Collins, Peter Duggan and Colm Galvin replace Mikey O’Neill, Niall Deasy and Jason McCarthy.

Dublin sub: Donal Burke is on for Fergal Whitely.

Roscommon are leaving Mayo wait out on the field before the start of the second-half.

Here are the scorers from the first period:

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Mayo sub: Andy Moran is in for Fergal Boland.

Roscommon sub: Ultan Harney is on for Ciaran Lennon.

Mayo 0-2 Roscommon 0-5

Diarmuid O’Connor gives Mayo the start they needed to this half with a good score after he was set-up by O’Shea.

Tipperary 0-13 Clare 1-5

Tony Kelly curls over a beautiful sideline cut for Clare. The crowd love it. 

GOAL! Eamonn Dillon bags Dublin’s second goal. 

Dublin 2-9 Carlow 0-11

That cracking goal by Dillon sends the Dubs back in front.

Tipperary 0-13 Clare 1-5

Looks like a poor call there from the referee to send Kelly off for a robust challenge on Paudie Maher. 

Tipperary 0-13 Clare 1-6

Peter Duggan slots over a free for Clare.

Down 0-10 Laois 0-10

Evan O’Carroll cuts inside and levels with a fine score off his left. Laois are back on level terms. 

Tipperary 0-14 Clare 1-6

Callanan sends Tipp five in front of the 14-man Clare.

Tipperary 1-14 Clare 1-6

Ronan Maher drives forward from midfield and Noel McGrath picks out Callanan, who slots it home.

Tipperary 2-14 Clare 1-6

Callanan with a captain’s performance for Tipp.

Dublin 2-11 Carlow 0-12

Danny Sutcliffe feeds Paddy Smyth for a nice score. 

It’s been 33 minutes since Roscommon’s last score but they still lead Mayo by 0-5 to 0-3 after 50 minutes. 

Dublin 2-12 Carlow 0-13 

Donal Burke stretches the Dublin lead. 

Mayo 0-4 Roscommon 0-5

Two frees in as many minutes from Jason Doherty as Mayo haul themselves back.

Mayo 0-4 Roscommon 0-6

Compton ends a long wait for a Roscommon score. He was sent through by Enda Smith with a good handpass. 

Mayo 0-5 Roscommon 0-6

Donie Vaughan responds immediately for Mayo.

Tipperary 2-14 Clare 1-8

Duggan hits a free for Clare, but Tipp lead by nine. 

Down 0-11 Laois 1-12

Colm Murphy hits the net for Laois.

BLACK CARD! Colm Boyle will spend the next ten minutes in the sin bin after pulling down Ultan Harney.

Dublin 2-14 Carlow 0-16

Dublin are four in front after 60 minutes. 

Mayo 0-6 Roscommon 0-6

Paddy Durcan lands the equaliser after stealing forward. Good play from Brian Reape to set it up. 

Tipperary 2-14 Clare 1-9

Duggan slots over another free for the visitors. 

Mayo 0-7 Roscommon 0-6

Brendan Harrison finds himself in the full-forward line and sends Mayo into the lead with ten minutes left.

Mayo 0-8 Roscommon 0-6

Four-in-a-row for Mayo as Doherty sends over a booming effort. 

PENALTY! Callanan is fouled in the area.

Tipperary 2-15 Clare 1-9

Callanan takes his point from the penalty and keeps the scoreboard ticking over. 

Dublin 3-14 Carlow 0-18

Dublin’s lead is five with four minutes left.

Seven wides now for Roscommon. They trail by two with six left. 

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GOAL! Brian Reape with a fantastic goal on his first league start for Mayo. 

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 0-6

Reape’s goal arrived after a long ball into the full-forward line. He’s done very well in this second-half.

Tipperary 2-15 Clare 1-11

Paudie Maher is named man of the match as Michael O’Malley slots over his second free of the half for Clare.

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 0-7

Harney pulls one back for the Rossies. 

Tipperary 2-16 Clare 1-11

Fine save from Brian Hogan on Podge Collins and at the far end Tipp extend their lead. 

Dublin 3-15 Carlow 0-18 – FT

Tipperary 2-16 Clare 1-11 – FT

Down 1-12 Laois 2-15 – FT

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7

Killoran’s goal took a wicked deflection before it hit Hennelly’s net. Can the Rossies force a leveller?

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7 – FT

Waterford 0-9 Wicklow 1-7 – FT

 

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