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A look at all last weekends action in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship!

A round-up of all the twists and turns in last weekend’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship!

Weekly Round-Up

What a weekend of hurling it was! There was no shortage of twists and turns as the next round of the Munster Championship got underway and the final round of the Leinster Championship was played.

As we enter our second year of sponsorship, we will be bringing you all the #StyleOfPlay and key moments from the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship each weekend.

So if you missed any of the action from the weekend, we have a round-up for you right here!

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Kilkenny 0-22 Wexford 1-18

It was confirmed on Saturday evening in Nowlan Park that Kilkenny will join Galway in the Leinster Final this year.

If there are any learnings we can take from this Leinster Championship, it’s that Kilkenny have a never say die attitude. The Cats floored Wexford as they resurrected in the second half and clinched a victory.

The odds were definitely not in Kilkenny’s favour as they trailed 1-13 to 0-7 to Wexford at the beginning of the second half.

After a series of points being knocked over by Kilkenny, they grabbed the lead from Wexford, who did not give up and fought back but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. This was the fourth match that the Yellow Bellies played in 21 days, so perhaps the fatigue caught up to them.

TJ Reid was outstanding for Kilkenny, driving the team on to seal a victory and was awarded the Littlewoods Ireland‘s Man of the Match.

Galway 0-26 Dublin 2-19

Galway entered this match knowing that the Leinster Final already awaited them, though a sturdy performance from a strong Dublin team against Tribesmen provided great entertainment for the crowd in Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening.

The ending of this game had plenty of drama, as Dublin fought their back and only lost the match by a single point.

The sides were level right until the very end, but when Galway were awarded a free in the dying seconds of injury time which was knocked over by Jason Flynn, it was enough for the Tribesmen to take the win.

2 goals for Dublin that came from the hurl of Paul Winters which added fire to Dublin’s belly and the momentum of the game quickly picked up. Although they narrowly lost out, it was a gutsy performance from Pat Gilroy‘s men against a Galway team that are looking somewhat unstoppable.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Limerick 2-26 Waterford 1-16

It was a straight road to victory for Limerick on Sunday as they crushed Waterford in the Gaelic Grounds.

Limerick’s campaign throughout this Munster Championship has been excellent and they remain unbeaten. Having already drawn two games, they added a win last weekend, cruising past an injury struck Waterford.

First-half goals that came from Gearoid Hegarty and Graeme Mulcahy boosted Limerick and once they got going there was really no stopping them as Waterford struggled to keep up. Limerick dominated the pitch and by halftime, they were up by 2-14 to 0-7.

Waterford sub Tommy Ryan managed to throw the Déise a lifeline with a goal, but it wasn’t enough as Limerick were too strong, quickly putting an end any hopes Waterford had.

Clare 1-23 Tipperary 1-21

If you missed this match, we highly recommend catching up with it, as it was a cracker.

Clare diminished all of Tipperary’s hopes and dreams of lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup this year, as the Premier County are officially out of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

At the beginning of this game, Tipperary were in complete control, as Clare lagged behind. A wonderous goal for Ian Galvin in the second half ignited the Banner.

Originally it looked as though Tipp man Jake Morris was inside for goal but Clare were thrown a lifeline as his shot whacked off the bar and Clare overturned the ball.

Whilst under pressure, they raced down the pitch towards the Tipperary goalkeeper and Ian Galvin slammed the sliotar into the back of the goal line, bringing the Banner right back into the game.

Brendan Maher suffered a knee injury and had to come off, which had its effect as the other Tipperary players struggled to control Peter Duggan. In the last few seconds, Clare were ahead by one, when Duggan popped over another point to secure their win.

A huge day for Clare as it was their first time beating Tipperary in 15 years and the first time beating them in Semple Stadium in 90 years.

You can check out all the upcoming fixtures and results from all matches right here!

Littlewoods Ireland are proud sponsors of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Keep yourself up to date with all the#StyleOfPlay action right here!

Ellen McConville

Typically found on the sidelines or in Croke Park, Ellen is the Sports Content Editor for Littlewoods Ireland and your go-to gal for all things GAA. A big lover of all things Christy Moore, fashion and some wine and cheese as well.

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