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Saturday’s Allianz League Round-Up: Champions Dublin & Limerick Comfortable In Victory

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Solid wins for defending champions Dublin and Limerick in today’s Allianz football and hurling fixtures saw very little in the way of surprises in the marquee matchups.

Here is our round-up of Saturday’s Allianz League fixtures.

Allianz Football League Division One

Dublin 1-15 – 0-7 Galway

It was business as usual from the champions as they managed to ease past a Galway side that seemed to fizzle out shortly after a few promising opening exchanges. After losing their opening fixture in an upset loss to Monaghan but a superb second-half showing made sure of the win as they look to defend their title once again this campaign.

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Allianz Football League Division Two

Donegal 1-13 – 0-14 Meath

Donegal managed to make it a perfect two wins from two after overcoming a Meath side that will be kicking themselves after surrendering what seemed to be a win in the bag after a strong opening 60 minutes. It was a narrow margin in the end but Meath will most certainly be feeling dejected after this one.

EirGrid Ulster GAA Under 21 Football Championship Quarter-Final, Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 15/3/2017 Tyrone vs Donegal Donegal manager Declan Bonner Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

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Allianz Football League Division Three

Westmeath 1-10 – 2-07 Carlow

It was a tense affair to say the least at TEG Cusack Park earlier today as Westmeath and Carlow closed to a stalemate that saw them share the points after 70 minutes. Carlow started strong but gradually faded as Westmeath were able to claw their way back into the match in the later stages.

Laois 1-9 – 3-8 Louth

Laois were forced to play today’s Division Three clash with Louth in Croke Park, Dublin and it was very clear from the get-go that they were out of sorts, as Louth kept consistent pressure on them to run out comfortable winners in the capital.

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Allianz Hurling League Division 1A

Limerick 1-21 – 1-14 Tipperary

The All-Ireland champions were dominant as they recorded their second win in a row to defeat Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds. It wasn’t without its challenges, though, as John Kiely’s side were forced to deal with a strong first-half showing from Tipp – heading into the dressing rooms at half-time one point behind. When all was said and done, however, it was the champions who were able to prevail.

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Allianz Hurling League Division 2B

Kildare 8-19 – 0-6 Warwickshire

It was an astonishingly good afternoon’s for Kildare’s hurlers as they managed to annihilate their opponents in St. Conleth’s Park. Brian Byrne, who took home a tally of 3-14 to sink a completely underwhelming Warwickshire side, was the star man in what amounted to a barely-competitive fixture.

via: Kildare Now

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