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As it happened: Sunday Allianz Hurling Leagues match tracker

With promotion and relegation on the agenda, we’re going minute-by-minute.

Eamonn O'Shea's Tipperary could make a quarter-final or find themselves in a relegation playoff by the end of today's action.
Eamonn O'Shea's Tipperary could make a quarter-final or find themselves in a relegation playoff by the end of today's action.
Image: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

GOOD AFTERNOON AND welcome to our GAA match tracker which kept you up-to-date with all today’s Allianz National Hurling League IA and IB games — with the exception of Cork/Wexford which has it’s own liveblog — as well as full-times from Division 2A down.

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Full-time scores:

Allianz HL Division 1A
Kilkenny 4-22 v Waterford 0-14
Tipperary 1-19 v Dublin 0-19
Clare 0-18 v Galway 1-15

Allianz HL Division 1B
Limerick 1-17 - Laois 1-13
Offaly 5-27 v Antrim 4-9

Allianz HL Division 2A
Carlow 2-21 v Westmeath 0-13
Kerry 2-17 v London 1-18
Kildare 3-17 v Derry 4-14

Allianz HL Division 2B
Down 2-8 v Meath 0-11
Wicklow 3-32 v Fingal 2-8
Mayo 1-19 v Armagh 1-11

Allianz HL Division 3A
Roscommon  3-14 v Longford 0-10
Fermanagh 2-15 v Monaghan 1-11
Donegal 2-15 v Louth 1-15

Allianz HL Division 3B
Tyrone 2-16 v Sligo 1-10


13.34 – Hello and welcome to today’s Allianz Hurling League action. Here are the games we’ll be following closely in the liveblog (with all games throwing in at 2pm):

Allianz HL Division 1A
Kilkenny v Waterford, Nowlan Park
Tipperary v Dublin, Nenagh
Clare v Galway, Cusack Park

Allianz HL Division 1B
Laois v Limerick, O’Moore Park
Offaly v Antrim, O’Connor Park

13.36 – And we’ll have full and half-time scores from the following (again, with all throw-ins at 2pm):

Allianz HL Division 2A
Carlow v Westmeath, Dr Cullen Park
London v Kerry, Ruislip
Kildare v Derry, Newbridge

Allianz HL Division 2B
Down v Meath, Ballycran
Wicklow v Fingal, Arklow
Armagh v Mayo, Athletic Grounds

Allianz HL Division 3A
Roscommon v Longford, Athleague
Monaghan v Fermanagh, Castleblayney
Louth v Donegal, Darver

Allianz HL Division 3B
Sligo v Tyrone, Markievicz Park

13.43 – If you’re wondering why we’re not covering Cork v Wexford, fear not, Fintan O’Toole is in Páirc Uí Rinn for us and he’ll have all the action here.

13.45 – With 15 minutes until throw in, anyone dare look into their crystal ball and give us their predictions on the potential quarter-final line-up?

For those unsure of all of today’s permutations, here’s a handy guide we created earlier:

13.51 – To whet the appetite, here’s the video the GAA put together ahead of today’s action:

14.03Dublin 0-2 — Tipperary 0-0, Div IA: Alan McCrabbe has the first two scores of the day with a point from play and a free in the opening two minutes.

14.05Waterford 0-1 — Kilkenny 0-0, Div 1A: A Pauric Mahony free has given the visitors an early lead in Nowlan Park.

14.08Laois 0-2 — Limerick 0-0, Div IB: Dwayne Palmer and Matthew Whelan have taken advantage of a strong breeze to give Laois and early lead.

14.09Clare 0-1 — Galway 0-0, Div IA: Clare open the scoring thanks to a Tony Kelly free after three minutes.

14.11Offaly 0-0 — Antrim 0-0, Div IB: If you’re wondering what’s happening in O’Connor Park, the game won’t now throw in until 2.15pm.

14.14Dublin 0-5 — Tipperary 0-2, Div IA: Another McCrabbe free has given Dublin a three point lead.

14.15Waterford 0-3 — Kilkenny 0-0, Div 1A: Kilkenny continue to miss chance after chance and Maurice Shanahan and Pauric Mahony have guided Waterford into a three point lead.

14.17Laois 0-4 — Limerick 0-2, Div IB: Laois lead by double scores as Tommy Fitzgerald gets his name on the scoresheet.

14.20Galway 0-5 — Clare 0-3, Div IA: Nearly 20 minutes gone in the first half and Galway have the lead over the All-Ireland champions despite playing against the breeze.

14.22Offaly 1-3 — Antrim 0-0, Div IB: Apparently this game was delayed because Antrim thought it didn’t throw in until 3pm. The Saffrons are still on the bus it seems as Offaly have made a cracking start, Ciaran Slevin with the goal.

14.25Kilkenny 1-4 — Waterford 0-4, Div IA: All change in Nowlan Park as Kilkenny have found their range and Jonjo Farrell has raised from the green flag.

14.27Dublin 0-9 — Tipperary 0-6, Div IA: Dublin led by as many as six points but the Premier County have worked their way back into this game and reduced the gap to three.

14.28Laois 1-6 — Limerick 0-3, Div IB: A brilliant move by Laois left Tommy Fitzgerald with the easiest of finishes for the game’s first goal.

14.30Galway 0-6 — Clare 0-6, Div IA: It’s all square in Cusack Park after 26 minutes with Tony Kelly’s free-taking keeping Clare in the game.

14.32Offaly 2-9 — Antrim 1-1, Div IB: Sean Clearly got Offaly’s second goal but, despite Nigel Elliot raising the green flag for Antrim, the Faithful lead by 11 after just 17 minutes.

14.34Kilkenny 1-6 — Waterford 0-7, Div IA: Three minutes to go until half-time in Nowlan Park and there was some confusion over who bagged the Kilkenny goal but Jonjo Farrell appears to be the scorer.

14.36Dublin 0-10 — Tipperary 0-9, Div IA: Every time Dublin stretch their lead, Tipp find a way back and there’s just one between the sides as we approach half-time.

14.38Laois 1-9 — Limerick 0-5, Div IB: Few would have predicted this as the hosts lead Limerick by seven near the break thanks to a Willie Hyland point.

14.39Galway 0-8 — Clare 0-8, Div IA: It’s still all square in Cusack Park as Tony Kelly makes no mistake from the place ball once again.

14.40Offaly 3-9 — Antrim 1-1, Div IB: Sean Clearly has Offaly’s third goal and the only game still being played is virtually over.

14.44Offaly 4-13 — Antrim 1-2, Div IB: Stephen Quirke is the latest Offaly player to raise the green flag.

14.54Offaly 5-16 — Antrim 1-3, Div IB: Stephen Quirke has his second maximum of the game for Offaly as the half-time whistle goes.

14.56Dublin 0-11 — Tipperary 0-9, Div IA: Alan McCrabbe, just as he did in the first, gets the scoring underway in the second half with a free.

14.59Kilkenny 2-8 — Waterford 0-9, Div IA: Eoin Larkin has the Cats’ second goal and they’ve made a flying start to the second half.

15.00 – For those wondering, as it stands, we make the quarter-finals:

Clare v Laois
Kilkenny v Wexford
Dublin v Limerick
Galway v Cork

15.01Laois 1-9 — Limerick 0-5, Div IB: No score in the second half in O’Moore Park as Laois continue to lead Limerick.

15.03Clare 0-11 — Galway 0-9, Div 1A: Tony Kelly’s frees have been responsible for 10 of Clare’s 11 points as they take the lead in Cusack Park.

15.05Kilkenny 2-12 — Waterford 0-11, Div IA: A Henry Shefflin free gives the Cats a seven-point lead.

15.06Tipperary 1-12 — Dublin 0-14, Div IA: Tipperary take the lead for the first time today thanks to the Bonner Maher’s goal on 47 minutes.

15.08Kilkenny 3-15 — Waterford 0-11, Div IA: Mark Kelly gets Kilkenny’s third goal of the game and it’s difficult to see how Waterford get back into this game.

15.09Laois 1-10 — Limerick 0-8, Div IB: Limerick have outscored Laois by three points to one at the start of the second half as they look to get back into this game.

15.10Clare 0-12 – Galway 0-10, Div IA: Another Clare score and, guess what? Another Tony Kelly free.

15.12Offaly 5-19 — Antrim 2-3, Div IB: It’s all a little too late but Antrim have their second maximum of the day.

15.13Kilkenny 4-16 — Waterford 0-12, Div IA: Kilkenny have made up for their wayward shooting earlier on and Mark Kelly has his second goal of the game.

15.15Tipperary 1-15 — Dublin 0-15, Div IA: Tipperary have kicked on from that goal and they now lead by three thanks to points from John O’Dwyer and Séamus Callahan.

15.17Laois 1-12 – Limerick 0-9, Div IB: After Limerick showed some early fight at the start of the second period, Laois are back on top and John Purcell is the latest to point for the home side.

15.18Galway 1-13 — Clare 0-14, Div IA: Cathal Mannion’s goal comes at the perfect time for the Tribesmen and they retake the lead over Clare with 57 minutes gone.

15.21Offaly 5-20 — Antrim 2-3, Div IB: Offaly have taken their foot off the pedal and who can blame them.

15.23Tipperary 1-15 — Dublin 0-17, Div IA: Nine minutes left and Dublin have reduced Tipperary’s lead to just one point thanks to Joey Boland and Danny Sutcliffe.

15.24Kilkenny 4-20 — Waterford 0-12, Div IA: Kilkenny are easing up in Nowlan Park and the lead is now 20 points.

15.27Galway 1-14 — Clare 0-15, Div IA: There’s just two between the sides but Galway very nearly had their second goal of the game but for a great save by Patrick Kelly.

15.29Limerick 1-16 — Laois 1-13, Div IB: Massive turnaround in O’Moore Park as Limerick go ahead for the first time with six minutes left. Shane Dowling is the man who gets the goal.

15.31Offaly 5-24 — Antrim 3-7, Div IB: Antrim have their third goal of the game but this is little more than a training exercise for Offaly after racing into such a big lead early on.

15.33FT – Tipperary 1-19 — Dublin 0-19, Div IA:  Patrick Maher’s goal proved to be the difference between the two sides and Tipperary will play Cork in the quarter-finals.

15.35FT – Clare 0-18 — Galway 1-15: A Colin Ryan free two minutes into injury time means that Clare have secured a last gasp draw. They will play Laois in the quarter-finals while Galway face Limerick.

15.36FT – Limerick 1-17 — Laois 1-13, Div IB: A very cruel result on Laois but Limerick just snatched this one at the end.

15.38FT – Kilkenny 4-22 — Waterford 0-14, Div IA: This was far too easy for Kilkenny who scored 3-15 in the second half to rout Waterford and set up a quarter-final with Wexford.

15.39 – The Allianz National Hurling Leagues quarter-final draw in full then is:

Clare v Laois
Kilkenny v Wexford
Galway v Limerick
Tipperary v Cork

15.46FT – Offaly 5-27 — Antrim 4-9, Div IB: Offaly have routed Antrim here and will take a lot of confidence into their relegation playoff against the same opposition next weekend.

15.47 – All that’s left to wrap up is the Division IA relegation playoff and that will see Dublin take on Waterford.

As usual, thanks for joining us.

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