This weekend marked the beginning of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. As we enter our second year of sponsorship, we will be bringing you all the #StyleOfPlay and key moments from each match.
On Saturday evening, Offaly met with the current All Ireland Champions Galway in O’Connor Park. The game worked in Galway’s favour as they out-classed Offaly to seal a first-round victory, with the scoreline ending 5-18 to 2-15.
Elsewhere in Parnell Park, a strong Dublin team were unlucky to lose out to Kilkenny in what was a thrilling game. Dublin held the lead for the majority of the game, knocking three goals into the Kilkenny net. A goal for Kilkenny that came from Liam Blanchfield was enough to give the Cats their first-round victory in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.
Next week, Dublin will have to gather themselves from their defeat as they face Wexford in Innovate Park and Kilkenny will be at home to Offaly. The Munster Senior Hurling Championship will also be kicking off. Reigning Munster Champions Cork will host Clare in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Limerick will also clash with Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds.
The #StyleOfPlay Hurling moment of the week
With such an exciting weekend of sport taking place, it was a difficult task choosing the #StyleOfPlay moment of the week.
What a save from Dublin's keeper Alan Nolan! pic.twitter.com/Ke5P6OssVx
— The GAA (@officialgaa) May 13, 2018
Be sure to check out our blog next Monday, when we will have another winner of the #StyleOfPlay moment of the week!