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Dublin: 17 °C Monday 3 August, 2020


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Division 1A
Kilkenny 0-15 Limerick 2-18
Wexford 1-15 Tipperary 1-14

Division 1B
Galway 0-20 Dublin 1-11

Division 2A
Meath 3-16 London 3-10
Kerry 3-18 Mayo 0-9
Antrim 1-15 Westmeath 1-17

Division 2B
Warwickshire 0-11 Down 1-16
Donegal 0-15 Wicklow 2-14
Kildare 1-16 Derry 0-21

Division 3A
Armagh 1-11 Roscommon 0-18
Tyrone 2-13 Monaghan 4-12

Division 3B
Longford 2-18 Leitrim 0-16
Sligo 4-19 Cavan 2-06


Afternoon all and welcome to today’s liveblog. It’s hurling on the agenda for today, with three Division 1 games taking place. 

In 1A, league champions Kilkenny meet All-Ireland winners Limerick in the stand-out tie in Nowlan Park, while Wexford and Tipperary clash in Innovate Wexford Park. Meanwhile, 1B sees Dublin travel to face All-Ireland finalists Galway in Pearse Stadium. 

All three games will be televised on TG4.

Some team news for you ahead of today’s games. Here’s how Kilkenny and Limerick will line-up:


1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)

2. Tom Condon (Knockaderry)
3. Sean Finn (Bruff)
4. Richie English (Doon) 

5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
7. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)  
7. Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock)

8. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)
9. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)

10. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)
11. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)
12. Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh) 

13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)
14. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)
15. Barry Murphy (Doon)


1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)
3. Conor Delaney (Erin’s Own)
4. Enda Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)

5. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
6. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)
7 . Paul Murphy (Danesfort)

8. Conor Fogarty (Erin’s Own)
9. Martin Keoghan (Tullaroan)

10. Richie Leahy (Rower Inistioge)
11. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
12. James Maher (St Lachtain’s)

13. Billy Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan)
14. Kevin Kelly (St Patrick’s)
15. John Donnelly (Thomastown)

And here’s how Galway and Dublin will line-out:


1. Fergal Flannery (Pádraig Pearses)

2. Jack Grealish (Gort)
3. Ronan Burke (Turloughmore)
4. Aidan Harte (Gort)

5. Kevin Hussey (Turloughmore)
6. Padraic Mannion (Ahascragh Fohenagh)
7. Gearoid McInerney (Oranmore/Maree)

8. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh Fohenagh)
9. Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)

10. Niall Burke (Oranmore/Maree)
11. Joe Canning (Portumna)
12. Sean Bleahene (Ahascragh Fohenagh)

13. Brian Concannon (Killimordaly)
14. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins)
15. Davy Glennon (Mullagh)




Conor Martin and Walter Walsh warming up ahead of today’s game in Nowlan Park. 

Conor Martin Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Walter Walsh Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

One late change in the Limerick team, Robbie Hanley replaces Cian Lynch at midfield.

Galway make a late change for their clash with Dublin. Conor Whelan is introduced in place of Brian Concannon.

We’re underway! 

Kilkenny 0-1 Limerick 0-0

Billy Ryan sends the Cats in front in the opening 30 seconds.

Kilkenny 0-1 Limerick 0-1

Shane Dowling, who has lined out at wing-forward, sends over a stunning point from deep to bring the Treaty level.

Kilkenny 0-2 Limerick 0-1

Richie Leahy responds immediately for the Cats. 

GOAL! Seamus Callanan hits the net for Tipperary after 46 seconds.

Galway 0-2 Dublin 0-0

Two early scores for the Tribesmen.

Kilkenny 0-3 Limerick 0-2

James Maher sends Kilkenny back in front.

Kilkenny 0-4 Limerick 0-2

Kevin Kelly is fouled and converts the free himself. 

Wexford 0-1 Tipperary 1-1

Tipp lead by three.

Galway 0-4 Dublin 0-0

Joe Canning converts a placed ball to stretch the Galway lead to four.

Kilkenny 0-4 Limerick 0-3

Aaron Gillane, who starred for Mary I during the week, sends over a free for the visitors.

Wexford 0-3 Tipperary 1-2

Ronan Maher adds one from play for the Premier.

Galway 0-5 Dublin 1-1

Sutcliffe’s strike brings Dublin back into the game after a poor start. 

Kilkenny 0-5 Limerick 0-3

John Donnelly gives the Cats a two-point lead. Moments earlier, Barry Murphy saw his strike on goal rebound off Eoin Murphy’s post. 

Galway 0-8 Dublin 1-1

The Tribesmen have responded well to Dublin’s goal and are four in front midway through the opening period.

11,283 the official attendance in Nowlan Park.

Kilkenny 0-5 Limerick 0-4

Fantastic run and score from Gillane reduces the gap to one. 

Kilkenny 0-6 Limerick 0-5

Tom Condon lands a booming effort, Kelly responds with a free. 

Galway 0-10 Dublin 1-1

The Tribesmen move six clear.

Wexford 0-5 Tipperary 1-3

Seamus Casey sets up Conor McDonald for a home score.

Kilkenny sub: Liam Blanchfield is on for free-taker Kevin Kelly.

KIlkenny 0-7 Limerick 0-7

Richie Leahy has assumed the free-taking responsibilities for Kilkenny.

Galway 0-10 Dublin 1-3

Rian McBride adds a quick-fire brace for the Dubs.

Wexford 0-5 Tipperary 1-3

Davy Fitzgerald’s side have played against a strong breeze so far today.

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 0-8

Hanley, the late addition to the Limerick team, drills over a fine score from deep to send them back in front as we approach half-time.

Wexford 0-5 Tipperary 1-4

Callanan pops over an easy free for Tipp.

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 2-8

The visitors are in control now as we enter first-half stoppage-time.

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 2-9

Diarmuid Byrnes lands a long-range free. Limerick are in complete control now.

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 2-10

Gillane slots over another for Limerick.

Kilkenny 0-8 Limerick 2-10

Kyle Hayes is booked by the referee and Leahy sends the resultant free wide. Kilkenny really needed that. 

Half-time scores

Division 1A

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 2-10
Wexford 0-6 Tipperary 1-7

Division 1B

Galway 0-13 Dublin 1-4

Division 2A

Antrim 0-6 Westmeath 1-9

Division 2B

Donegal 0-8 Wicklow 0-5
Kildare 1-7 Derry 0-9

Division 3A

Armagh 0-7 Roscommon 0-7
Tyrone 1-10 Monaghan 1-7 

Division 3B

Longford 0-7 Leitrim 0-6
Sligo 3-8 Cavan 1-0

Full-time scores

Division 2A
Meath 3-16 London 3-10
Derry 3-18 Mayo 0-9

Division 2B
Warwickshire 0-11 Down 1-16

Some action from the first-half around the grounds:

Enda Morrissey and Aaron Gillane Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Kevin Foley with Noel McGrath Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Shane Barrett and Aidan Harte Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 2-11 

Gillane gives Limerick the perfect start to the second-half.

Kilkenny 0-7 Limerick 2-13

Another Gillane free.

Galway 0-14 Dublin 1-5

6,983 is the official attendance at Pearse Stadium.

Wexford 0-6 Tipperary 1-9

Niall O’Meara and Callanan put the 14 men of Tipp six ahead, but they face a strong breeze in this half.

Wexford 0-6 Tipperary 1-10

Fantastic start to the second period for Tipp as they move seven clear.

Kilkenny 0-8 Limerick 2-13

Leahy sends over a point from distance for the Cats.

Galway 0-16 Dublin 1-5

Sean Treacy comes in for Dublin.

Wexford 1-8 Tipperary 1-11

That brings Wexford back to three points and we have a game on our hands.

Kilkenny 0-9 Limerick 2-16

This is turning into some beating. Still 20 minutes to go.

Kilkenny 0-10 Limerick 2-16

Leahy keeps the scoreboard ticking over for Kilkenny with a brace.

Wexford 1-9 Tipperary 1-11

Wexford have the lead down to two.

Galway 0-16 Dublin 1-7

McBride again for Dublin, who are within six. 

Wexford have 11 wides on the board. 

Wexford 1-10 Tipperary 1-11

It’s a one-point game in Wexford Park. Can Davy Fitz’s men do it?

Kilkenny 0-12 Limerick 2-16

Leahy points a free from long-range but it’s goals Kilkenny need at this stage.

Wexford 1-11 Tipperary 1-11

Kevin Foley comes up field and splits the posts to draw the hosts level.

Kilkenny 0-12 Limerick 2-17

Gillane tags on a free for Limerick. 

Wexford 1-11 Tipperary 1-12

Callanan’s free sends Tipp one ahead. 

Galway 0-18 Dublin 1-9

Eamonn Dillon points off his left. 

Kilkenny 0-15 Limerick 2-18

Two points in succession for Kilkenny but Dowling hits one in response for Limerick. 

Wexford 1-12 Tipperary 1-12

A fine sideline cut from Cathal Dunbar levels it up again with seven left to play.

Wexford 1-12 Tipperary 1-13

Tipp are back in front again. 

Galway 0-20 Dublin 1-13

We’ll have four minutes of stoppage-time. 

Wexford 1-13 Tipperary 1-13

Rory O’Connor brings the Model County back on level terms. Not long to go now. Will we have a winner?

Wexford 1-13 Tipperary 1-14

Jake Morris with a massive point for Tipp. 

Kilkenny 0-15 Limerick 2-18

Kilkenny go for goal from a 21m free but Limerick clear.

Wexford 1-14 Tipperary 1-14

Diarmuid O’Keeffe brings the home side level. 

Full-time scores

Division 1A
Kilkenny 0-15 Limerick 2-18

Division 1B
Galway 0-20 Dublin 1-11

Wexford 1-15 Tipperary 1-14

Aidan Nolan sends Wexford ahead in stoppage-time!

Wexford 1-15 Tipperary 1-14 - FT

It’s all over, Wexford sneak it by one point!

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

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