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James Crombie/INPHO Graeme Mulcahy found the net for the Limerick hurlers today.
# Super Sunday
Victories for Limerick and Laois in Division 1B of Allianz hurling league
Both sides are still chasing a spot in the top tier next season.

Limerick 1-14
Wexford 2-8

LIMERICK CLAIMED AN important win over previously unbeaten Wexford in Division 1B of the Allianz hurling league this afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds.

The home side maintained their push for promotion and were indebted to a key first-half goal from Graeme Mulcahy along with accurate freetaking from Conor Allis. Mulcahy’s 8th minute goal helped Limerick to lead by 1-6 to 0-5 at the break.

But Wexford moved strongly back into contention after the interval when Paul Morris found the net and Rory Jacob landed a point to tie the teams at 1-7 apiece. A brace of points by Allis was responded to by a Diarmuid O’Keeffe point to leave the minimum between them.

However Limerick then strung together five points without reply to put daylight between the sides. That ensured they did enough to secure victory despite Rory Jacob grabbing a late goal in injury-time for Wexford.

Scorers for Limerick: Conor Allis 0-10 (0-8f, 0-1 ’65), Graeme Mulcahy 1-2, Shane Dowling (0-1f), KevIN Downes 0-1 each.Scorers for Wexford: Paul Morris, Rory Jacob 1-2 each, Jack Guiney 0-2 (0-2f), Harry Kehoe, Diarmuid O’Keeffe 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Mark Carmody, Tom Condon, Richie McCarthy; Paudie O’Brien, Wayne McNamara, Gavin O’Mahony; Donal O’Grady, Paul Browne; Conor Allis, James Ryan, David Reidy; Kevin Downes, Graeme Mulcahy, Sean Tobin.

Sub: Shane Dowling for Reidy (58).

WEXFORD: Mark Fanning; Keith Rossiter, Matthew O’Hanlon, Bobby Kenny; Willie Devereux, Lee Chin, Eanna Martin; Diarmuid O’Keeffe, Harry Kehoe; Shane Tomkins, Paul Morris, Ian Byrne; Jack Guiney, Gary Moore, Liam Og McGovern.

Subs: Rory Jacob for Byrne (32), David Redmond for Morris (63).

REFEREE: Johnny Ryan (Tipperary).

Seamus Plunkett Ryan Byrne / INPHO Laois manager Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

Laois 2-21
Antrim 0-21

GOALS FROM NEIL Foyle and Ross King in the second-half helped Laois pick up their second victory in Division 1B of the Allianz hurling league today.

Laois had made all the running in the opening period with King and Tommy Fitzgerald to the fore as they lead 0-13 to 0-8 at the break.

Antrim produced a stirring start to the second-half with Conor Johnson and Paul Shields shining in the scoring stakes as they went into a 0-14 to 0-13 lead.

But substitute Foyle grabbed a vital goal in the 52nd minute before King sealed victory for Laois when he raised a green flag in the finale.

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