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ROUND 3 OF the Allianz hurling league took place today with key games in Semple Stadium, Nowlan Park and Walsh Park.

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Division 1A: Clare 4-15 Tipperary 0-20; Kilkenny 2-16 Galway 1-16; Waterford 1-13 Dublin 1-10.

Division 1B: Limerick 1-14 Wexford 2-8; Laois 2-21 Antrim 0-21; Cork 1-24 Offaly 1-18.

Division 2A: Kerry 3-13 Westmeath 2-15; London 1-21 Kildare 0-18; Carlow 2-20 Derry 0-12.

Division 2B: Wicklow 2-14 Armagh 0-15; Meath 5-22 Fingal 1-7.

Division 3A: Monaghan 0-15 Louth 1-11; Fermanagh 2-8 Longford 0-13; Roscommon 3-11 Donegal 0-15.

Division 3B: Warwickshire 0-12 Sligo 2-5; Tyrone 0-14 Leitrim 1-7.


Round 3 of the Allianz hurling league takes place today and we’ll be keeping an eye on all the action.

Here’s today’s Allianz hurling league fixtures:

Division 1A: Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 1.15pm; Kilkenny v Galway, Nowlan Park, 2pm, (TG4 deferred); Waterford v Dublin, Walsh Park, 2.30pm.

Division 1B: Limerick v Wexford, Gaelic Grounds, 1.15pm; Laois v Antrim, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 2pm; Cork v Offaly, Páirc Uí Rinn, 3pm.

Division 2A: Westmeath v Kerry, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 12.45pm; London v Kildare, Ruislip, 2pm; Carlow v Derry, Dr Cullen Park, 2.30pm.

Division 2B: Wicklow v Armagh, Aughrim, 12.45pm,; Down v Mayo, Páirc Esler, Newry, 2pm; Meath v Fingal, Trim, 2pm.

Division 3A: Monaghan v Louth, Aughnamullen, 12pm; Roscommon v Donegal, Athleague, 2pm; Longford v Fermanagh, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm.

Division 3B: Sligo v Warwickshire, Markievicz Park, 1pm; Tyrone v Leitrim, Healy Park, Omagh, 2pm.

We’ll be focusing in particular on the games in Division 1A and Division 1B.

Some early team news from Semple Stadium with changes on both sides. On the Tipperary team, Thomas Stapleton, Tomas Hamill and John O’Dwyer replace Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher and Seamus Callanan. While in the Clare team, Tony Kelly, Shane Golden and Shane O’Donnell drop out with Darach Honan, Cathal O’Connell and Peter Duggan coming in to start.

Clare 0-2 Tipperary 0-0: 3 mins – Clare race into an early lead with points from Colm Galvin and Peter Duggan.

Limerick 0-1 Wexford 0-1: 5 mins – Conor Allis and Jack Guiney trade early points at the Gaelic Grounds.

GOAL! Limerick 1-1 Wexford 0-1: 8 mins – Graeme Mulcahy fires to the net for Limerick.

GOAL! Clare 1-3 Tipperary 0-1: 11 mins - Clare have started really brightly at Semple Stadium with Conor McGrath now finding the net.

Clare 1-3 Tipperary 0-4: 16 mins – Comeback on from Tipperary? They’ve cut the gap to two points in Thurles.

Limerick 1-4 Wexford 0-3: 23 mins – Four point advantage at the moment for Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds.

Clare 1-6 Tipperary 0-6: 25 mins – Conor McGrath’s goal still the difference between the teams in Semple Stadium. Podge Collins into the Banner team for Darach Honan.

Limerick 1-5 Wexford 0-4: 29 mins – Wexford staying in touch with Jack Guiney pointing a free for them.

GOAL! Clare 2-7 Tipperary 0-7: 30 mins – Conor McGrath bags his second goal of the day in Thurles. All the credit to Podge Collins for creating that opening.

GOAL! Clare 3-7 Tipperary 0-8: 33 mins – Now John Conlon gets in on the goalscoring act for Clare.

Half-Time: Limerick 1-6 Wexford 0-5: Graeme Mulcahy’s goal the crucial score as Limerick enjoy a four-point advantage at the break.

Half-Time: Clare 3-7 Tipperary 0-8: Davy Fitzgerald will be happy with the first-half showing as his side retire with an eight-point lead.

GOAL! Kilkenny 1-0 Galway 0-0: 1 min – Lightning start in Nowlan Park by Kilkenny with Mark Kelly finding the net.

Limerick 1-6 Wexford 0-6: 38 mins – Rory Jacob cuts the gap with a point for Wexford.


Kilkenny 1-6 Galway 0-2: 10 mins – Brian Cody has to be happy with his side’s early form in Nowlan Park.

GOAL! Limerick 1-7 Wexford 1-6: 43 mins – Paul Morris finds the net to bring Wexford right back into the action in the Gaelic Grounds.

Laois 0-6 Antrim 0-3: Ross King raises a white flag to extend the Laois advantage at O’Moore Park.

Clare 3-8 Tipperary 0-11: 45 mins – Better from Tipperary as a John O’Dwyer free cuts the gap.

Result: Division 2B: Wicklow 2-14 Armagh 0-15

Result: Division 2A: Kerry 3-13 Westmeath 2-15.

Limerick 1-9 Wexford 1-7: 53 mins – Two point lead for Limerick, midway through the second-half.

Clare 3-8 Tipperary 0-14: 50 mins – Six points between the sides now in Thurles.

Tony Kelly and Shane O’Donnell both coming on for Clare.

Clare 4-9 Tipperary 0-14: 52 mins – Conor McGrath completes his hat-trick for Clare.

Kilkenny 1-11 Galway 0-5: 28 mins – Walter Walsh extends Kilkenny’s lead to nine points.

Laois 0-12 Antrim 0-5: 30 mins – Joe Fitzpatrick grabs a point to send Laois clear by seven.

Clare 4-11 Tipperary 0-15: 57 mins – And now Clare are eight points clear in Semple Stadium.

Kilkenny 1-11 Galway 0-7: 32 mins – Conor Cooney keeping Galway in touch with pointed frees.

GOAL! Kilkenny 2-11 Galway 0-8: 35 mins – Kilkenny bag their second goal of the day, Richie Hogan with the latest strike.

Half-Time: Laois 0-13 Antrim 0-8: Five point lead for Laois at the interval.

Half-Time: Kilkenny 2-11 Galway 0-8

Dublin 0-4 Waterford 0-1: 7 mins – Strong start by Dublin in Walsh Park.

Limerick 1-14 Wexford 1-8: 67 mins – Limerick starting to pull clear as they lead by six points at the Gaelic Grounds.

Clare 4-13 Tipperary 0-19: 66 mins – Tony Kelly sends Clare into a six-point advantage. They should be able to hold on from there.

Limerick 1-14 Wexford 2-8: 70 mins – Late Wexford goal from Rory Jacob.

Dublin 0-5 Waterford 0-4: 12 mins – Pauric Mahony reduces the deficit for Waterford.

Result: Limerick 1-14 Wexford 2-8: Big win for Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds.

RESULT: Clare 4-15 Tipperary 0-20: Clare’s goal scoring ability proves the difference in Thurles.

GOAL! Waterford 1-8 Dublin 0-7: 23 mins – Pauric Mahony hits the net for the Deise.

Kilkenny 2-12 Galway 0-9: 38 mins – JJ Farrell extends Kilkenny’s lead at Nowlan Park.

Red card for Waterford’s Michael Walsh.

Waterford 1-10 Dublin 0-7: 34 mins – 14 man Waterford lead by six points approaching half-time.

Kilkenny 2-13 Galway 0-11: 49 mins – Galway trying to stay in touch with Niall Healy popping over a point.

Half-Time: Waterford 1-10 Dublin 0-8

GOAL! Laois 1-17 Antrim 0-14: 53 mins – Neil Foyle finds the net for Laois in Portlaoise.

Cork 0-3 Offaly 0-2: 12 mins – Conor Lehane edges Cork into a narrow early lead in Páirc Uí Rinn.

GOAL! Kilkenny 2-15 Galway 1-12: 60 mins – Penalty from Conor Cooney gives Galway a lifeline.

GOAL! Cork 1-2 Offaly 0-5: A Daniel Currams goal for the Faithful ties the teams. 

GOAL! Cork 1-5 Offaly 1-2: Patrick Horgan billows the back of the net for Cork.

RESULT: Kilkenny 2-16 Galway 1-16

RESULT: Laois 2-21 Antrim 0-21

Half-Time: Cork 1-12 Offaly 1-4: Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side have eight points to spare at the break.

Waterford 1-12 Dublin 0-8: 57 mins – Brian O’Sullivan sends Waterford seven points clear.

Waterford 1-13 Dublin 0-9: 64 mins – A Mahony pointed free stretches Waterford’s lead to seven points.

Dublin’s Conor McCormack has been sent off in their match against Waterford.

GOAL! Waterford 1-13 Dublin 1-9: 69 mins – Conal Keaney grabs a late goal for Dublin.

RESULT: Waterford 1-13 Dublin 1-10

Cork 1-14 Offaly 1-8: 48 mins – Cork six points to the good.

Cork 1-19 Offaly 1-13: 59 mins – Into the closing stages in Páirc Uí Rinn.

RESULT: Cork 1-24 Offaly 1-18: Six point win for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s team in Páirc Uí Rinn.

That’s all from us this afternoon, thanks for joining in.

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole