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As It Happened: Tipperary v Galway, Kilkenny v Dublin - Sunday hurling league match tracker
We’d all the action from Thurles and Nowlan Park.

IT WAS A big day in the Allianz hurling league and we followed the action from Semple Stadium and Nowlan Park.

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Division 1A
Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11
Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20
Division 1B
Limerick 0-23 Aantrim 1-12
Wexford 2-15 Offaly 0-12


Afternoon and welcome along to our coverage of today’s Allianz hurling league action. Tipperary and Galway in Semple Stadium along with the battle of Kilkenny and Dublin in Nowlan Park are the key games.

Here’s the Tipperary team that’s named to start:

1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)

2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)
3. Paul Curran (Mullinahone)
4. Conor O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty)

5. Michael Breen (Ballina)
6. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

8. Kieran Bergin (Killenaule)
9. Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)

10. Denis Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
11. Jason Forde (Silvermines)
12. Brendan Maher (Borris Ileigh, c)

13. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
14. Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

And here’s the Galway team:

1. Colm Callanan (Kinvara)

2. Johnny Coen (Loughrea)
3. John Hanbury (Rahoon/Newcastle)
4. Padraig Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)

5. Gearoid McInerney (Oranmore/Maree)
6. David Collins (Liam Mellows)
7. Iarla Tannian (Ardrahan)

8. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields)
9. Andrew Smith (Portumna)

10. Padraig Brehony (Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry)
11. Jonathan Glynn (Ardrahan)
12. Dean Higgins (Castlegar)

13. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh/Fohenagh)
14. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins)
15. James Regan (St. Thomas)

Team news from Nowlan Park here:

Brian Cody has shown faith in the Kilkenny side which got their league defence off to a flyer against Cork, making just one change.

Geoff Brennan replaces the injured Conor Fogarty in midfield for Sunday’s Nowlan Park clash with Dublin.


1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Tomás Keogh (James Stephens)
3. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)
4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)

5. Brian Kennedy (St Lachtain’s)
6. Kieran Joyce (Rower-Inistioge)
7. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)
8.Geoff Brennan (St Patrick’s)
9. Lester Ryan (Clara)

10. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
11. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
12. Mathew Ruth (James Stephens)

13. Mark Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels)
14. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)
15. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)

Ballyboden club-mates Shane Durkin and Simon Lambert are set to start in midfield for the Dubs.

Lambert, who missed last season following cruciate knee surgery, replaces the injured Ross O’Carroll in midfield while David Treacy starts at corner-forward in place of Paul Ryan.

Dubs boss Ger Cunningham looks set to continue with his positional experiments with Michael Carton named at full-back, Peter Kelly at centre-back, Conal Keaney at wing-back and Liam Rushe in at full-forward.


1. Alan Nolan (St Brigid’s)

2. Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)
3. Michael Carton (O’Toole’s)
4. Paul Schutte (Cuala)

5. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
6. Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields)
7. Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda’s)

8. Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
9. Simon Lambert (Ballyboden St Enda’s)

10. Colm Cronin (Cuala)
11. Eamonn Dillon (Nh Fionnbarra)
12. Danny Sutcliffe (St Jude’s)

13. David Treacy (Cuala)
14. Liam Rushe (St Pat’s, Palmerstown)
15. Mark Schutte (Cuala)

Today’s big fixtures are here:

Division 1A
Tipperary v Galway, Semple Stadium, 2pm
Kilkenny v Dublin, Nowlan Park, 2pm

Division 1B
Offaly v Wexford, Tullamore, 2pm
Antrim v Limerick, Ballycastle, 2pm

Here’s the Tipperary subs:

Darragh Egan, Shane Bourke, David Butler, Micheál Butler, Conor Kenny, Sean Maher, Noel McGrath, John Meagher, Conor O’Mahony, Thomas Stapleton, James Woodlock.

And here’s the Galway subs:

Aidan Ryan, Kevin Hynes, Fergal Moore, Paul Killeen, Ronan Burke, Colm Flynn, Dara O’Donohue, Greg Lally, Aidan Harte, Eanna Burke, Brian Molloy.

Referee in Thurles today is James McGrath of Westmeath.

Galway 0-1 Tipperary 0-0
Cathal Mannion gets Galway off the mark with a point from the left wing.

Tipperary 0-2 Galway 0-1
Tipperary bounce back through Kieran Bergin and Jason Forde points.

Tipperary 0-3 Galway 0-1
Denis Maher extends Tipperary’s advantage.

Dublin 0-3 Kilkenny 0-1
Good start for the Dubs with Danny Sutcliffe on target.

Division 1B latest

Limerick ahead 0-2 to 0-1 against Antrim while Offaly are in front 0-2 to 0-1 against Wexford.

Tipperary 0-4 Galway 0-2
Andy Smith on target with a long-range free for Galway to reduce the deficit they face.

Dublin 0-7 Kilkenny 0-1
Dublin are flying. Peter Kelly with their latest point.

Kilkenny hit the net through Matthew Ruth in Nowlan Park.

Dublin 0-7 Kilkenny 1-2
After Dublin’s flying start, Kilkenny surge back into contention.

Tipperary 0-5 Galway 0-3
Darren Gleeeson knocks over a long-range free for Tipperary but Galway hit back straight away courtesy of James Regan.

Goal from Jack Guiney for Wexford in Tullamore.

Tipperary 0-6 Galway 0-5
Galway raise white flags through James Regan, Cathal Mannion and Dean Higgins but Tipperary still just edging it after Gearoid Ryan points.

Tipperary 0-7 Galway 0-5
Excellent point by Jason Forde after great stick work by Seamus Callanan to set him up.

Red card for Kilkenny’s Jonjo Farrell.

Limerick 0-6 Antrim 0-6
All square in Ballycastle.

Dublin 0-9 Kilkenny 1-4
The Dubs still edging it so far.

Tipperary 0-9 Galway 0-6
Ronan Maher lofts over a fine point to send Tipperary two clear after Brendan Maher makes the initial break. Then John O’Dwyer extends their lead.

Dublin 0-12 Kilkenny 1-5
David Treacy slots a ’65 and Dublin increase their lead to four points.

Tipperary 0-10 Galway 0-7
Cathal Mannion pulls one back for Galway but then Callanan strikes a beauty at the other end.

Tipperary 0-11 Galway 0-7
Second point of the day for Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin.

Tipperary 0-11 Galway 0-8
Jason Flynn slots over a free and there’s now three between them.

Tipperary 0-12 Galway 0-8
John McGrath clips over a point on his league debut for the Premier.

Tipperary 0-12 Galway 0-9
Padraig Brehony points to cut Tipperary’s lead to three.

Dublin 0-14 Kilkenny 1-5
Dublin continue to dictate matters against 14-man Kilkenny.

Tipperary 0-13 Galway 0-9
John McGrath with Tipp’s latest point.

Tipperary 0-14 Galway 0-9
Kieran Bergin has been brilliant for Tipperary so far today and he’s just added his third point.

Tipperary, Dublin, Wexford and Limerick in front at half-time.

Half-Time Scores
Division 1A
Tipperary 0-14 Galway 0-11
Dublin 0-14 Kilkenny 1-5

Division 1B
Wexford 1-8 Offaly 0-7
Limerick 0-10 Antrim 0-9

Jonjo Farrell and Michael Carton Cathal Noonan / INPHO Jonjo Farrell and Michael Carton in opposition in Nowlan Park. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Second-half under way in Thurles. James Woodlock on for Tipperary for Geared Ryan.

Goal for Tipperary from John O’Dwyer.

Tipperary 1-15 Galway 0-11
Brilliant start to second-half for Tipperary. John McGrath boots the ball across to John O’Dwyer and he rifles a shot past Colm Callanan. Then Seamus Callanan is fouled and he pops over the resultant free.

Gearoid McInerney with Denis Maher and Jason Forde James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Conor Kenny on for Tipperary for the injured Denis Maher.

Galway bring in Kevin Hynes for Padraig Brehony.

Dublin 0-20 Kilkenny 1-6
Great score taking by Dublin today, David Treacy has just chalked their 20th point on the board.

Goal by Seamus Callanan for Tipperary.

Tipperary 2-15 Galway 0-12
Sublime skill showed by Callanan as he clips the ball over Colm Callanan’s head after John McGrath delivered a low ball in towards the goal. Tannian responds with a Galway point as Greg Lally comes on for the Tribesmen for Dean Higgins.

Wexford 1-12 Offaly 0-10
Ian Byrne sends Wexford into a five-point lead.

Limerick 0-16 Antrim 1-10
Three points now between the teams in Ballycastle.

Tipperary 2-16 Galway 0-13
Cooney and Forde swap points but Galway still trail by nine.

Kilkenny down to 13 men, Joe Lyng sent-off.

Tipperary 2-16 Galway 0-15
Jonathan Glynn points to cut the deficit that Galway face to seven.

Richie Hogan goal for Kilkenny.

Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 2-9
Hogan helps 13-man Kilkenny cut the gap.

Tipperary 2-16 Galway 0-16
Sub Brian Molloy on the mark for Galway.

Tipperary 2-16 Galway 0-17
Galway continue to chip away at Tipperary’s advantage with Cathal Mannion notching their latest point.

Tipperary 2-16 Galway 0-18
Another Galway point, this time from Joseph Cooney.

Tipperary 2-16 Galway 0-19
Cooney again and Galway cut the gap to three!

Division 1B latest
Limerick ahead 0-20 to 1-12 against Antrim while Wexford are enjoying a 1-14 to 0-12 lead against Offaly.

Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-10
Another Kilkenny goal, this time from Walter Walsh.

Tipperary 2-17 Galway 0-19
Captain Brendan Maher with a vital point for Tipperary.

Danny Sutcliffe sent-off for Dublin.

Tipperary 2-17 Galway 0-20
Andy Smith taps over a point for Galway.

Dublin claim five-point win over Kilkenny.

Full-Time: Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11

Tipperary defeat Galway by four points.

Full-Time: Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20

Full-Time: Wexford 2-15 Offaly 0-12

Full-Time: Limerick 0-23 Antrim 1-12

That’s all from us today, thanks for joining in. We’ll be back later with reports and analysis.

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