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Dublin: 10 °C Wednesday 20 February, 2019


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Good afternoon, folks. We’ll be following the six games across the two top divisions in the Allianz Hurling League this afternoon, so stay with us for updates because there’s plenty of stake in terms of quarter-final spots, promotion and relegation.

Fintan O’Toole had detailed all the permutations here.

Here are the fixtures, all of which begin at 3pm:

Division 1A

Cork v Tipperary
Clare v Waterford
Dublin v Kilkenny

Division 1B

Kerry v Offaly
Wexford v Laois
Limerick v Galway

There’s Cork manager Kieran Kingston walking the Páirc Uí Rinn pitch before their game against Tipperary…

Kieran Kingston Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

And there’s the Waterford team arriving at Cusack Park in Ennis for their clash with Clare…

Waterford arrive Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Late change to the Cork team sees Patrick Horgan start in place of the injured Shane Kingston.

Early score from Brian O’Halloran puts Waterford 0-1 to 0-0 up against Clare.

Dublin 0-0 Kilkenny 0-1

1 min – TJ Reid gives the Cats an early lead.

Dublin 0-1 Kilkenny 0-1

2min – Yellow card for Kilkenny’s Conor Martin. Chris Crummey sends over a long score from distance to level the game up.

Limerick leading Galway by 0-3 to 0-1 in Division 1B.

Waterford now 0-2 to 0-0 up against Clare.

It’s 0-1 each between Cork and Tipperary.

Cork 0-2 Tipperary 0-1

Conor Lehane points for the Rebels

Clare 0-0 Waterford 1-3

Shane Bennett hits the net for the Deise.

Cork 0-2 Tipperary 0-2

Jason Forde levels for Tipp.

Dublin 0-2 Kilkenny 0-1

3 mins – Ryan O’Dwyer sends Dublin back in front. We’ve a stoppage in play as Padraig Walsh goes down with an injury after taking a sliotar right into the face. He looks like he’s okay to continue.

Dublin 0-2 Kilkenny 1-1

4 mins  - Conor Martin hits the net after a fine Kilkenny move.

Cork 0-3 Tipperary 0-2

Patrick Horgan puts Cork back in front.

Waterford lead Clare 1-3 to 0-1 in Ennis.

Limerick are 0-5 to 0-2 up against Galway.

Cork 0-4 Tipperary 0-2

Horgan again for Cork from a free.

Dublin 0-3 Kilkenny 1-1

10 mins – Donal Burke converts a free for the Dubs.

Dublin 0-3 Kilkenny 1-2

11 mins – Conor Martin now has 1-1 for the Cats.

Dublin 0-4 Kilkenny 1-2

11 mins – Donal Burke with another free brings Dublin to within one.

Dublin 0-5 Kilkenny 1-2

12 mins – We’re all level. Cian Boland with a nice score in front of the posts.

Division 1A

Clare 1-6 Waterford 1-4

Cork 0-5 Tipperary 0-5

Dublin 0-5 Kilkenny 1-2

Division 1B

Limerick 0-7 Galway 0-3

Wexford 1-4 Laois 0-4

Kerry 0-4 Offaly 0-4

Clare 1-6 Waterford 1-4

Brilliant Clare goal coming from Podge Collins.

Cork 0-6 Tipperary 0-5

Darragh Fitzgibbon on target for the Rebels.

Cork 0-7 Tipperary 0-5

Horgan increases Cork’s lead from a free.

Dublin 0-5 Kilkenny 1-2

17 mins – Padraig Walsh is Kilkenny’s spare man in defence as Dublin drop Donal Burke from 14 to centre-forward, while Niall McMorrow slots into midfield and Domhnall Fox acts as an extra defender.

Clare 1-7 Waterford 1-5 

Clare point from play by David McInerney, Patrick Curran responds for Waterford.

Dublin 0-5 Kilkenny 1-3

20 mins – TJ Reid sends over his first free of the afternoon.

Dublin 0-6 Kilkenny 1-3

17 mins – McMorrow opens his account after some great Dublin defending stripped Reid of possession.

Clare 1-8 Waterford 1-6

Austin Gleeson and Jason McCarthy swap scores.

Cork now three ahead against Tipp.

Dublin 0-7 Kilkenny 1-3

23 mins – Dublin are using the ball far better. Donal Burke swings one over from the flank. Kilkenny are looking rattled in Parnell Park.

Cork 0-9 Tipperary 0-5

Horgan again for Cork.

Cork 0-9 Tipperary 0-6

Seamus Callanan hits back with a free for Tipperary.

Clare 1-11 Waterford 1-6

Dublin 0-8 Kilkenny 1-3

Cork 0-9 Tipperary 0-6

Limerick 0-10 Galway 0-10

Wexford 1-8 Laois 0-8

Kerry 1-5 Offaly 0-10

Cork 0-11 Tipperary 0-6

Horgan and Alan Cadogan push Cork further ahead.

Dublin 0-9 Kilkenny 2-3

31 mins – Chris Crummey drives over a fine score from distance. At the far end Blanchfield hits the back of the net for the Cats. We’re level again.

Cork 0-12 Tipperary 0-6

Double scores now on Leeside, Horgan again.

Galway lead Limerick by three, Clare three up against Waterford.

Half-time approaching.

Dublin 0-9 Kilkenny 2-4

33 mins – Reid sends Kilkenny in front.

Cork 0-12 Tipperary 1-6

Seamus Callanan hits the net for Tipp.


RED CARD! Gary Maguire is sent-off for Dublin for an altercation after Blanchfield’s goal. Conor Dooley comes in for Eoghan Conroy and heads in between the posts.

Clare 1-13 Waterford 1-9

Cracking game unfolding in Ennis but the home side lead by four.

Limerick 1-12 Galway 0-15

Cian Lynch with a goal to level it.

Dublin 0-10 Kilkenny 2-5

34 mins – Burke slots over a 65 while Reid drills over a free in response.

Cork 0-13 Tipperary 2-6

Seamus Harnedy points for Cork before John McGrath gets Tipp’s second goal.

Half-time: Dublin 0-10 Kilkenny 2-5

Kilkenny lead 14-man Dublin after a frantic opening-half.

Half-time scores:

Division 1A

Clare 1-13 Waterford 1-11

Cork 0-14 Tipperary 2-6

Dublin 0-10 Kilkenny 2-5

Division 1B

Limerick 1-13 Galway 0-15

Wexford 1-10 Laois 0-13

Kerry 1-9 Offaly 0-15

Kerry’s Johnny Buckley sent off just before the break against Offaly.

As it stands, Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Kilkenny, Wexford, Limerick, Galway and Laois will contest the quarter-finals, with Dublin playing Waterford in the 1A relegation play-off and Offaly playing Kerry again in the 1B relegation play-off. Wexford are already promoted to 1A as champions.

Dublin 1-10 Kilkenny 2-7

GOAL! Donal Burke rolls the ball into the net from close-range after a scrappy move. Kilkenny opened the half with scores from Blanchfield and Fennelly.

Second-half action underway. Big 35 minutes ahead.

Cork 0-15 Tipperary 2-6

Another Seamus Harnedy point for Cork.

Clare 1-13 Waterford 1-13

Pauric Mahony levels it with two frees.

Cork 0-16 Tipperary 2-6

Fitzgibbon for Cork.

Clare 1-14 Waterford 1-13

Tony Kelly puts Clare back in front.

Kerry 1-11 Offaly 0-15

Padraig Boyle reduces the gap for Kerry.

Clare 1-15 Waterford 1-13

Podge Collins for Clare.

Limerick 1-13 Galway 0-18

Three David Burke points put Galway ahead.

Dublin 1-12 Kilkenny 2-9

38 mins – Richie Hogan sends over a fine point for the Cats but Burke responds with a brace (one free). TJ Reid nails a score of his own moments later.

Cork 0-17 Tipperary 2-8

Padraic Maher free for Tipp.

Dublin 1-12 Kilkenny 2-11

45 mins – TJ Reid’s sixth point arrives from a free and then Martin tags on a score from play.

Clare 1-17 Waterford 1-13

Cathal McInerney puts Clare four ahead.

Wexford 2-15 0-16 Laois

Wexford’s second goal came from Dee O’Keeffe.

Dublin 1-13 Kilkenny 2-12

48 mins – Blanchfield and Crummet trade scores.

Cork 0-18 Tipperary 2-9

Callanan again for Tipp and there’s just a goal between them.

Cork 0-18 Tipperary 2-10

Noel McGrath closes the gap.

Kerry 1-13 Offaly 0-16

Boyle brings Kerry level.

Cork 0-18 Tipperary 2-11

Paul Flynn reduces the gap to the bare minimum in Cork.

Clare lead Waterford by two, it’s level between Limerick and Galway.

Cork 0-18 Tipperary 2-13

Tipp lead thanks to Padraic Maher and Noel McGrath.

Cork 0-18 Tipperary 2-14

Callanan scores Tipp’s sixth unanswered point.

Dublin 1-14 Kilkenny 2-13

54 mins – Reid hits one from play. Richie Hogan has been replaced by Pat Lyng on the Kilkenny side, he doesn’t appear to be carrying an injury.

Clare 1-18 Waterford 1-16

Conor Gleeson points for Waterford.

Dublin 1-14 Kilkenny 2-14

56 mins - Ben Quinn and Reid swap scores.

Division 1A

Clare 1-20 Waterford 1-16

Cork 0-18 Tipperary 2-14

Dublin 1-14 Kilkenny 2-15

Division 1B

Limerick 1-17 Galway 0-20

Wexford 2-20 Laois 0-20

Kerry 1-13 Offaly 0-17

Dublin 1-15 Kilkenny 2-15

59 mins – Burke slots over another free for Dublin. This one is going right down to the wire.

Kerry 1-14 Offaly 1-17

Shane Nolan points for Kerry in reply to an Offaly goal.

Dublin 1-15 Kilkenny 2-16

61 mins – Reid leaves the Cats four in font.

Cork 0-20 Tipperary 2-14

Luke Meade brings Cork level.

Dublin 1-15 Kilkenny 2-17

63 mins – Reid with another free. Kilkenny lead by five.

Clare 1-20 Waterford 2-19

Tom Devine with what could be a vital late goal for Waterford.

Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-15

They’re level again on Leeside.

Limerick 1-17 Galway 0-22

Galway lead by two in the Gaelic Grounds.

Dublin 1-15 Kilkenny 2-17

63 mins – Reid has hit two wides in quick succession.

Cork 0-22 Tipperary 2-15

Horgan puts Cork back in front.

Dublin 1-15 Kilkenny 2-18

63 mins – Conor Martin points for Kilkenny and then Fiontan McGibb denied Colin Fennelly a certain goal with a goalbound stop. Reid converts the 65.

Into the final minutes in each of the games…

Division 1A

Clare 1-21 Waterford 2-19

Cork 0-24 Tipperary 2-15

Dublin 1-15 Kilkenny 2-18

Division 1B

Limerick 1-17 Galway 0-23

Wexford 2-21 Laois 2-20

Kerry 1-15 Offaly 1-18

Cork 0-24 Tipperary 3-15

Seamus Callanan with a goal in added time and they’re level again!

Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 2-19

63 mins – Eoin Murphy pulls off a good save and Burke converts the 65.

Cork 0-25 Tipperary 3-15

Cork back in front thanks to Horgan.

FT: Limerick 1-18 Galway 0-24

Cork 0-25 Tipperary 3-16

Ronan Maher levels it again.

FT: Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 2-20

Clare 1-22 Waterford 2-20

Waterford hanging on in Ennis.

Cork 0-26 Tipperary 3-16

Horgan wins it for Cork.

FT: Cork 0-26 Tipperary 3-16

FT: Wexford 2-24 Laois 2-20

FT: Clare 1-22 Waterford 2-21

FT: Kerry 2-16 Offaly 1-21

Dublin will play Clare in the Division 1A relegation play-off.

Laois will play Kerry in the Division 1B relegation play-off.

About the author:

Paul Dollery