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Hannon nets as Limerick stay unbeaten while Wexford claim 23-point victory

Limerick remain top of the table with Clare.

Declan Hannon's fine scoring form continues for Limerick.
Declan Hannon's fine scoring form continues for Limerick.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

LIMERICK REMAIN UNBEATEN in Division 1B of the Allianz hurling league on a day when Wexford recorded their first points of the campaign.

Limerick saw off Offaly by 1-19 to 0-14 in O’Connor Park in Tullamore with Declan Hannon’s goal in the first-half proving crucial.

Hannon, who won a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with Mary Immaculate College last weekend, impressed in the scoring stakes early on as Limerick went ahead 1-10 to 0-8 at the break.

Offaly fought back in the second-half and had the gap down to four – 1-15 to 0-14 – before Limerick upped the ante in the closing stages to clinch an eight-point win that ensures TJ Ryan’s side stay top of the table with Clare.

Hannon finished with 1-6 to his name while Paul Browne, Diarmuid Byrnes and Tom Morrissey chipped in with 0-3 apiece. Shane Dooley was Offaly’s top scorer with 0-8.

After suffering defeats to Limerick and Clare, Liam Dunne’s Wexford side finally got off the mark with a comprehensive 2-25 to 0-8 win over Kerry in the early game at Austin Stack Park in Tralee.

Daniel Collins and Aidan Nolan Kerry's Daniel Collins and Aidan Nolan of Wexford Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

It was a straightforward victory for the Model County who were ahead 1-13 to 0-4 at the interval. Conor McDonald’s 14th minute set Wexford on their way, putting them in front 1-4 to 0-2 at that juncture.

The second goal arrived for Wexford in the 63rd minute courtesy of Andrew Shore as they ran out easy winners.

Shore struck 1-7 for Wexford while Harry Kehoe hit 0-6 and McDonald notched 1-2.

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It was a tough day for Kerry and they finished with 13 men after Tom Murnane and Bryan Murphy were dismissed.

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