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Allianz Hurling League
Division 1A
Kilkenny 0-21 Galway 1-14
Waterford 1-18 Tipperary 1-17

Division 1B
Limerick 1-19 Offaly 0-14
Wexford 2-25 Kerry 0-8

Division 2A
Carlow 2-25 Derry 0-9
Westmeath 2-11 Antrim 0-10

Division 2B
Armagh 2-16 Wicklow 2-15
Meath 2-35 Donegal 0-9
Mayo 0-20 Down 0-16

Division 3A
Monaghan 2-19 Louth 1-12
Roscommon 1-14 Fingal 0-16

Division 3B
Sligo 1-14 Fermanagh 1-9
Longford 3-12 Leitrim 0-13


Afternoon all, Fintan O’Toole here keeping an eye on the day’s action in the Allianz hurling league.

If you’re looking to keep track of the football games, Kevin O’Brien is on liveblog duty on a day when Kerry against Donegal is the glamour game.

Here’s the key hurling games, we’ll be keeping track of:

Allianz Hurling League

Division 1A
Kilkenny v Galway, Nowlan Park, 2pm
Tipperary v Waterford, Semple Stadium, 2.30pm, (TG4 Deferred)

Division 1B
Kerry v Wexford, Austin Stack Park, 12.35pm, (TG4 Live)
Offaly v Limerick, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm

Division 2A
Carlow v Derry, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
Westmeath v Antrim, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm

Division 1B
Advantage to Wexford at half-time in the early game in this division. They’re in front 1-13 to 0-4 in Austin Stack Park against the Kingdom and on track for their first league points this season. Conor McDonald struck their goal.

Our main focus today is the Division 1A ties in Nowlan Park and Semple Stadium.

Here are the Galway and Kilkenny teams:


1. James Skehill (Cappataggle)

2. Paul Hoban (Loughrea)
3. John Hanbury (Galway)
4. Fergal Moore (Turloughmore)

5. Padraig Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
6. Daithi Burke (Turloughmore)
7. Aidan Harte (Gort)

8. David Burke (St Thomas’)
9. Iarla Tannian (Ardrahan)

10. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
11. Niall Burke (Oranmore-Maree)
12. Davy Glennon (Mullagh)

13. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
14. Joe Canning (Portumna)
15. Jason Flynn (Tommie Larkins)


1. Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)

2. Shane Prendergast (Clara)
3. Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)

5. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
6. Kieran Joyce (Rower-Inistioge)
7. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)

8. Lester Ryan (Clara)
9. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)

10. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
11. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
12. James Maher (St Lachtains)

13. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
14. Kevin Kelly (St Patrick’s)
15. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)

And here’s the starting sides for the clash in Semple Stadium which will start at the later time of 3pm:


1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)

2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)

5. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
6. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)

8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
23. Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)

10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle) – Captain
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)

13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
14. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)


1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)

2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill)
3. Tomas Hamill (Moyne Templetuohy)
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)

5. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

8. Michael Breen (Ballina)
9. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)

10. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
11. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
12. Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha)

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

Late changes for Galway:

Bryan Murphy under pressure Kerry's Bryan Murphy under pressure from Conor McDonald and Shane Tomkins of Wexford Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

GOAL! Wexford 2-19 Kerry 0-7
Looking like a successful trip to Tralee for Wexford as Andrew Shore notches their second goal.

Kilkenny 0-2 Galway 0-1
3 mins – TJ Reid with the latest point as Kilkenny go in front.

Kilkenny 0-3 Galway 0-2
9 mins – Joe Canning cuts the gap facing Galway.

Full-Time: Wexford 2-25 Kerry 0-8

Kilkenny 0-5 Galway 0-3 – Kilkenny two ahead thanks to a free from TJ Reid.

Offaly 0-2 Limerick 0-2 – All square so far in Tullamore.

Kilkenny 0-7 Galway 0-3
15 mins – Four point lead for Kilkenny now in Nowlan Park, Conor Fogarty and Reid on target.

Limerick 0-4 Offaly 0-3
16 mins – Narrow lead for Limerick in Tullamore, three points so far for Declan Hannon.

Kilkenny 0-10 Galway 0-3
21 mins – Kilkenny really motoring well in this repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final.

Division 2 FL latest:
Meath in front 0-5 to 0-4 against Galway with Meath having made a brighter start. Fermanagh in front 1-5 to 0-3 against Laois, Tomas Corrigan has 1-4 for Fermanagh.

Kilkenny 0-11 Galway 0-4
24 mins – That’s 0-9 now so far for TJ Reid for Kilkenny

Limerick 0-7 Offaly 0-4
24 mins – Gavin O’Mahony, Seamus Hickey and Paul Browne all on target with points for Limerick.

Limerick 0-7 Offaly 0-6
26 mins – Offaly cut the deficit they face to a single point.

Kilkenny 0-13 Galway 0-5
35 mins – Kilkenny well on top in the repeat of last year’s All-Ireland senior hurling final.

Limerick 1-10 Offaly 0-8
31 mins – Five point advantage now for Limerick in O’Connor Park.

Kilkenny 0-13 Galway 0-6
38 mins – Joe Canning pulls a point back for Galway.

Limerick 1-13 Offaly 0-8
39 mins – Limerick surge eight points clear of Offaly in Tullamore.

Tipperary 0-1 Waterford 0-1
2 mins – Austin Gleeson and John McGrath trade points.

Tipperary 0-3 Waterford 0-1
5 mins – A  two-point lead now for Tipperary.

Tipperary 0-5 Waterford 0-3
9 mins – Two point advantage now for Tipperary in Semple Stadium.

Limerick 1-14 Offaly 0-10
49 mins – Limerick still in command in Tullamore.

Kilkenny 0-16 Galway 0-10
55 mins – Canning points but Kilkenny still in control.

Tipperary 0-6 Waterford 0-4
16 mins – Patrick Curran pulls a point back for Waterford.

Limerick 1-15 Offaly 0-10
53 mins – Hannon stretches Limerick’s advantage.

Kilkenny 0-17 Galway 1-12
57 mins – Galway are battling back into contention, Davy Glennon and Padraig Brehony both notch points.

Tipperary 0-6 Waterford 0-5
17 mins – Patrick Curran nails a free for Waterford.

Kilkenny 0-17 Galway 1-13
61 mins – Galway cut the gap to a point as Canning raises a green flag.

Conor Whelan and Padraig Walsh Galway's Conor Whelan battling with Kilkenny's Padraig Walsh Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Limerick 1-15 Offaly 0-12
64 mins – TJ Ryan’s side still in control in Tullamore.

Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 1-14
68 mins – Two point lead for the Cats in Nowlan Park.

Kilkenny 0-20 Galway 1-14
70 mins – Richie Hogan relieves the pressure on Kilkenny with a key point.

Tipperary 0-9 Waterford 0-7
29 mins – Two point lead for Michael Ryan’s side.

Tipperary 0-9 Waterford 0-8
30 mins – Patrick Curran converts a free for Waterford.

Kilkenny 0-21 Galway 1-14
72 mins – TJ Reid hits over a free.

Brave comeback by Galway but Kilkenny hold on for victory.

That’s an important win for Limerick, they stay joint top with Clare.

Tipperary 0-12 Waterford 0-9
Second-half is back under way in Thurles.

Tipperary 0-14 Waterford 0-9
Five point lead now for the Premier County.

Tipperary 0-14 Waterford 0-10
46 mins – Waterford cut the gap to four.

Michael Cahill is tackled by Mikey Kearney Michael Cahill of Tipperary is tackled by Waterford's Mikey Kearney Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

Tipperary 0-14 Waterford 0-11
47 mins – Curran raises a white flag for Waterford from play.

Tipperary 0-14 Waterford 0-13
50 mins – Kevin Moran cuts the gap that Waterford face.

Waterford 1-14 Tipperary 0-15
61 mins – Points traded as Shane Bennett scores for the Deise and John O’Dwyer is on target for Tipperary.

Waterford 1-16 Tipperary 0-15
63 mins – Waterford taking over now with Curran and Bennett pointing.

Waterford 1-16 Tipperary 0-16
66 mins – Tipperary pull a point back in Semple Stadium.

Waterford 1-16 Tipperary 0-17
66 mins – And now Noel McGrath hits over a point for Tipperary.

Waterford 1-17 Tipperary 1-17
All square, Patrick Curran converts a free for Waterford.

Tom Devine with a chance to win it for Waterford but his shot goes wide.

Waterford 1-18 Tipperary 1-17
Austin Gleeson points a long range free for the Deise.

That’s a huge win for Waterford, they stay unbeaten and are top of the table.

That’s all from us, we’ll be back later with reports and reaction.

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Fintan O'Toole


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