Friday 23 February 2018

Allianz Hurling League round-up: Limerick's Ronan Lynch scores 3-11 in Kerry win

Limerick manager John Kiely. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Limerick manager John Kiely. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

There were big wins today for Clare, Tipperary and Wexford but there was plenty of other action in the Allianz National Hurling League.

Ronan Lynch scored an eye-catching 3-11 as Limerick hammered Kerry 6-21 to 3-08 at the Gaelic Grounds.

The Shannonsiders bounced back from their opening defeat to Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford to claim a 22-point victory over Kerry.

However, Wexford remain in the driving seat for promotion to Division 1A having backed up their victory over Limerick with a brilliant two-point success in Galway on Sunday afternoon.

John Kiely’s Limerick had already beaten Kerry by 4-28 to 0-16 in the Munster senior hurling League so today's wide margin of victory was no great surprise.

In Division 2A, Kildare showed why there have been whispers of a hurling surge in the county when they recorded a 1-16 to 1-14 victory over seasoned Leinster Championship competitors Westmeath.

Both other games in Division 2A ended in draws. Armagh and London scored 1-13 apiece while there was also nothing to separate Carlow and Antrim (0-21 to 2-15).

In Division 3A, Tyrone ran out easy victors over Louth (5-16 to 0-12) while Monaghan squeezed past Donegal by a point in Castleblayney (1-21 to 3-14).

In Division 3B, Longford held off a spirited second-half fightback from Leitrim to record a three-point victory (2-19 to 3-13).


Allianz HL Division 1A round 2

Clare 2-19 Kilkenny 0-12, Cusack Park, 2pm (FULL REPORT)

Waterford 0-15 Tipperary 1-18, Walsh Park, 2pm (FULL REPORT)

Allianz HL Division 1B round 2

Galway 3-13 Wexford 1-21, Pearse Stadium, 2pm (FULL REPORT)

Limerick 6-21 Kerry 3-08, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm

Allianz HL Division 2A round 2

Armagh 1-13 London 1-13, Athletic Grounds, 1pm

Carlow 0-21 Antrim 2-15, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm

Kildare 1-16 Westmeath 0-14, Newbridge, 2pm


Allianz HL Division 2B round 2

Down 1-21 Roscommon 1-16, Ballycran, 12.50pm

Meath 2-19 Derry 0-16, Pairc Tailteann, 2pm

Wicklow 2-17 Mayo 1-17, Aughrim, 2pm


Allianz HL Division 3A round 2

Monaghan 1-21 Donegal 3-14, Castleblayney, 2pm

Louth 0-12 Tyrone 5-16, Darver, 2pm


Allianz HL Division 3B round 2

Leitrim 3-13 Longford 2-19, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, 2pm

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