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HELLO AND WELCOME to our coverage of today’s Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A and 1B games.

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Hello there, you’re looking well.

As you can see above, we’ll have full coverage of today’s four Allianz Hurling League Division 1A and 1B.

We’ll also have on the following:

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A

Derry v Carlow, 12.45pm
Wicklow v London, 1pm
Kerry v Westmeath, 1pm

Allianz Hurling League Division 2B

Mayo v Down, 2pm

Allianz Hurling League Division 3A

Fermanagh v Tyrone, 2pm
Fingal v Roscommon, 2pm
Louth v Monaghan, 2pm

Allianz Hurling League Division 3B

Leitrim v Longford, 2pm

Here are the teams for today’s first game:

LIMERICK

1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)

2. Stephen Walsh (Glenroe)
3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock)
4. Seamus Hickey (Murroe Boher)

5. Tom Condon (Knockaderry)
6. Wayne McNamara (Adare)
7. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

8. James Ryan (Garryspillane)
9. Paul Browne (Bruff)

10. John Fitzgibbon (Adare)
11. Donal O’Grady (Capt) (Granagh Ballingarry)
12. Declan Hannon (Adare)

13. David Reidy (Dromin Athlacca)
14. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)
15. David Breen (Na Piarsaigh)

WEXFORD

1. Mark Fanning (Glynn/Barntown)

2. Liam Ryan (Rapparees)
3. Matthew O’Hanlon (Capt) (St James)
4. Ciaran Kenny (Buffers Alley)

5. Paudie Foley (Crossabeg/Ballymurn)
6. Lee Chin (Faythe Harriers)
7. Andrew Shore (Parnells – Dublin)

8. David Redmond (Oulart-the-Ballagh)
9. Diarmuid O’Keeffe (St Anne’s)

10. Jack Guiney (Rathnure)
11. Daithi Waters (St Martin’s)
12. Ian Byrne (Ferns St Aidan’s)

13. Paul Morris (Ferns St Aidan’s)
14. Conor McDonald (Naomh Eanna)
15. Podge Doran (Oylegate/Glenbrien)

There’s also an injury for Tom Condon so Conor Allis will come in at wing back for Limerick.

The game is under way with Wexford on the attack.

3Mins

Limerick 0-1 Wexford 0-0:

Shane Dowling and David Breen combine for the first score of the game. Great work from Dowling to field the high ball.

5Mins

Limerick 0-3 Wexford 0-1:

Liam Og McGovern — who wasn’t even on the match programme — levels things up for the hosts but John Fitzgibbon helps Limerick back into a two point lead.

7Mins

Limerick 0-3 Wexford 0-1:

Ian Byrne looked sure to raise to first green flag of the afternoon but a wonderful save by Nickie Quaid denies him a goal.

Guiney’s 65 goes well wide.

8Mins

GOAL! – Wexford 1-1 Limerick 0-3 

9Mins

Wexford 1-2 Limerick 0-4:

Wayne McNamara levels things up after Liam Og Mcgovern brought his tally to 1-1.

Ian Byrne puts Wexford one point up again.

12Mins

Wexford 1-2 Limerick 0-4:

Some poor shot selection from both sides means they’ve combined for six wides already.

14Mins

GOAL! Limerick 1-4 Wexford 1-2

15Mins

Limerick 1-4 Wexford 1-2:

After five minutes with no score, John Fitzgibbon grabs Limerick’s first goal of the game to put the visitors two points ahead.

16Mins

GOAL! Wexford 2-2 Limerick 1-4:

17Mins

Wexford 2-3 Limerick 1-4:

Jack Guiney grabs Wexford’s second goal of the game. End to end stuff this now.

Paul Morris adds a points for the hosts.

19Mins

Wexford 2-4 Limerick 1-4:

Paul Morris stretches Wexford’s lead to three points.

20Mins

Wexford 2-5 Limerick 1-6:

Shane Dowling, Harry Kehoe and Declan Hannon share scores.

22Mins

Wexford 2-7 Limerick 1-6:

Back to back points stretches Wexford’s lead even further.

25Mins

GOAL! Wexford 3-8 Limerick 1-6:

26Mins

Wexford 3-8 Limerick 1-7:

Jack Guiney’s free makes it a five point game before McGovern has his second goal of the game.

Shane Dowling points for Limerick.

27Mins

Wexford 3-8 Limerick 1-8:

Gap back to six with David Reidy’s first point of the afternoon.

Wexford 3-8 Limerick 1-9:

John Fitzgibbon the pick of the Limerick forwards so far and he adds another point to his tally.

30Mins

GOAL! Wexford 3-8 Limerick 2-9:

30Mins

Wexford 3-8 Limerick 2-9:

MASSIVE stroke of luck for Limerick as Shane Dowling’s mis-hit free drops straight into the Wexford net. How’s your luck?

32Mins

Wexford 3-8 Limerick 2-9:

After a raft of scoring we’d a bit of a lull there for the last five minutes.

35Mins

Wexford 3-9 Limerick 2-9:

Paul Morris puts a goal between the sides with two minutes of injury time to play.

Wexford 3-9 Limerick 2-9:

And that’s that for the first half. 5-18 combined between the two sides, very exciting stuff.

Doesn’t look to be any changes for Limerick  as the start of the second half is delayed by the home side failing to emerge in Innovate Wexford Park.

Those oranges must be great.

And we’re finally under way…

36Mins

Wexford 3-9 Limerick 2-9:

Both teams start the second half by dropping the ball into the goalkeeper’s hands.

Team news for Tipperary:

Don’t forget, we’ll have coverage of the following games form 2pm:

Clare v Tipperary
Galway v Kilkenny
Antrim v Laois (1B)

40Mins

Wexford 3-10 Limerick 2-9:

It’s taken five minutes but Jack Guiney has the first point of the second half.

42Mins

GOAL! Wexford 3-10 Limerick 3-9:

Declan Hannon pulls on it in the area and there’s just one between them. Nice work from Shane Dowling in the build up again.

43Mins

Wexford 3-11 Limerick 3-10:

Shane Dowling keeps Limerick just one back.

45Mins

Wexford 3-12 Limerick 3-11:

Jack Guiney makes it a two-point game playing with the breeze in the second half. However, Shane Dowling immediately scores from a free.

51Mins

Wexford 3-12 Limerick 3-12:

And the sides are level!

1Mins

Tipperary 0-1 Clare 0-0:

John O’Dwyer gets the first score of the 2pm throw-ins.

2Mins

Tipperary 0-2 Clare 0-0: 

Make that a two point lead for Tipp as Seamus Callanan points a free.

58Mins

Wexford 3-14 Limerick 3-12:

Jack Guiney puts Wexford back into the narrowest of leads before Podge Doran doubles it.

2Mins

Kilkenny 0-2 Galway 0-0:

Points from William Phelan and Richie Hogan has given Kilkenny the early advantage in Pearse Stadium.

59Mins

Wexford 3-15 Limerick 3-13:

Redmond and Dowling swap points with just over ten minutes to play.

6Mins

Tipperary 0-3 Clare 0-1:

John McGrath stretches Tipp’s lead to three before Clare finally get on the score sheet.

64Mins

Wexford 3-17 Limerick 3-14:

Three between them entering the final five minutes.

8Mins

Kilkenny 0-3 Galway 0-2:

Jason Flynn makes it a one point game.

67Mins

GOAL! Limerick 4-14 Wexford 3-17:

The sides are level! David Breen with the visitors’ fourth goal of the afternoon.

10Mins

Galway 0-3 Kilkenny 0-3:

Jason Flynn levels things up.

69Mins

Wexford 3-18 Limerick 4-14 :

Jack Guiney puts Wexford one up with a close range free.

69Mins

Wexford 3-18 Limerick 4-15:

It’s 27 apiece thanks to Shane Dowling’s free.

70Mins

Limerick 4-16 Wexford 3-18:

Seanie O’Brien puts Limerick one point up in stoppage time.

Limerick 4-16 Wexford 3-18:

A one point win for Limerick and Wexford will wonder how they lost that game.

21Mins

Laois 0-3 Antrim 0-2:

Laois hold a slight advantage in the other Division 1B game.

17Mins

Kilkenny 0-5 Galway 0-4:

Lester Ryan gives the visitors a narrow lead.

16Mins

Clare 0-4 Tipperary 0-4:

Clare having reeled Tipperary back in with points from Shane O’Donnell and Colin Ryan.

The views of all Wexford fans after that game… probably

26Mins

Tipperary 0-8 Clare 0-7:

John O’Dwyer doing most of the damage for Tipperary so far, they lead by one point with less than ten minutes to the break.

28Mins

Galway 0-8 Kilkenny 0-6:

Jason Flynn and Dean Higgins are helping the home side take control of proceedings in Galway.

32Mins

Tipperary 0-10 Clare 0-9:

There’s very little between these two but Tipp just hold the edge with three minutes to half time.

33Mins

Galway 0-11 Kilkenny 0-6:

Jason Flynn is putting in a masterclass in free-taking as Galway lead Kilkenny by five at Pearse Stadium.

32Mins

Laois 0-10 Antrim 1-4:

Despite Paul Shiels goal, it’s Laois who are having the best of the first half in this one.

35Mins

Tipperary 0-12 Clare 0-9:

Michael Breen puts three between the teams in injury time.

35Mins

Galway 0-11 Kilkenny 0-8:

Richie Hogan’s place ball accuracy reduces the gap.

Galway 0-11 Kilkenny 0-8

Tipperary 0-13 Clare 0-9:

A Callanan point just before the break sends Tipp in with a four point lead.

Laois 0-11 Antrim 1-5

Here’s a full round up of the latest scores outside the games we’re covering (HT unless stated)

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A

Carlow 1-15 Derry 1-13 (FT)
Westmeath 3-18 Kerry 0-12

Allianz Hurling League Division 2B

Down 1-6 Mayo 0-7

Allianz Hurling League Division 3A

Tyrone 3-5 Fermanagh 1-4
Roscommon 1-14 Fingal 0-6
Louth 1-11 Monaghan 2-6

Allianz Hurling League Division 3B

Longford 1-10 Leitrim 0-5

37Mins

Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-10:

Breen starts the second half with score and Tipp’s lead is five points in a game Clare badly need to win.

39Mins

Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-9:

Jason Flynn and Richie Hogan exchange points to start the second period at Pearse Stadium.

43Mins

GOAL! Tipperary 1-15 Clare 0-12

Noel McGrath looks to have set Tipperary well on their way to a win. Still a long way to go but Clare need scores soon.

42Mins

Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-11:

Galway can’t pull away and Kilkenny can’t seem to close the gap to more than three. Tight game in Pearse Stadium, Walter Walsh and Richie Hogan with the latest scores for the Cats.

44Mins

Antrim 1-9 Laois 0-12:

A great start to the second half from Antrim has seen them draw level with Laois.

50Mins

Tipperary 1-17 Clare 0-14:

Seamus Callanan stretches Tipperary’s lead to six.

49Mins

Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 0-12:

After John Power hits the post, another Jason Flynn free makes it a four point game again.

53Mins

Tipperary 1-17 Clare 0-16:

Maybe Clare are not out of this one just yet. The gap comes down to four points.

53Mins

Galway 0-17 Kilkenny 0-14:

It’s a cliché that goals win games but you get the feeling that whoever finds the back of the net first in Galway will come out on top in this one.

56Mins

Galway 0-17 Kilkenny 0-15:

Another Kilkenny  point, another Richie Hogan free.

60Mins

Tipperary 1-18 Clare 0-18:

And there are just three between the teams now. Can Clare get something out of this with ten minutes to play?

60Mins

GOAL! Laois 1-14 Antrim 1-11 :

Paddy Purcell puts Laois three points up.

62Mins

Galway 0-18 Kilkenny 0-16:

There’s just two between them again as Canning and Ryan exchange points.

65Mins

Tipperary 1-18 Clare 0-19:

Conor Ryan — with his fifth score from play — makes it a two point game.

63Mins

Laois 1-16 Antrim 1-11:

It looks like Laois are going to take this spoils in this one as Ben Conroy puts them five up with seven to play.

68Mins

GOAL! Tipperary 2-18 Clare 0-20

There goes any hope of a comeback as James Woodlock edges Clare closer to relegation with Tipp’s second maximum of the game.

68Mins

Galway 0-19 Kilkenny 0-17:

It’s not looking great for Kilkenny, two points in it with two to play at Pearse Stadium.

69Mins

Galway 0-19 Kilkenny 0-18:

Jonjo Farrell makes it a one point game.

69Mins

Tipperary 2-19 Clare 0-20:

Tipp’s lead is now five points as they close out the game.

70Mins

Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18:

Joe Canning puts two between the teams.

Tipperary 2-19 Clare 0-20, Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18

And that’s it from me. Thanks for joining us. We’ll have all the wraps and reports from today’s action up ASAP.

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Steve O'Rourke

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