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Allianz Hurling Round-Up: Galway & Waterford Book Semi-Final Spots

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final, Walsh Park, Waterford 16/3/2019 Waterford vs Clare Clare's Tony Kelly scores a point despite Colm Roche of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

The lineup for the 2019 Allianz Hurling League semi-finals has been completed with Dublin, Waterford and Wexford all progressing.

Wexford and Waterford both recorded comprehensive victories over there respective oppositions while Dublin caused a shock in Semple Stadium, beating Tipperary by one-point to set up a semi-final date with Limerick.

Meanwhile, Cork prevailed in the relegation play-off, beating Kilkenny in Nowlan Park for the first time in 32 years.

Catch up on all the day’s Allianz Hurling League action in our round-up below.

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Allianz Hurling League quarter-finals

Wexford 3-11 Galway 3-21

Fifteen points from Joe Canning helped Galway ease into another Allianz Hurling League semi-final in Pearse Stadium this afternoon with a 10-point win over Wexford.

The home side trailed by one point at half-time but they outscored Davy Fitzgerald’s side by 3-8 to 0-6 in the second half, with their goals coming from Cathal Mannion, Niall Burke and Tadhg Haran.

The Tribesmen will now take on Waterford for a place in the League final while Wexford turn their attention to their club competitions.

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Waterford 0-31 Clare 1-14

Stephen Bennett registered 16 points as Waterford booked their place in the Allianz Hurling League semi-final with a comprehensive win over 13-man Clare in Walsh Park this afternoon.

The Deise found themselves two points down at half-time but completely outclassed their visitors in the closing stages who were reduced to 13 men when Conor Cleary received a straight red before Peter Duggan was sent off on a second yellow.

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Tipperary 0-23 Dublin 1-21

Dublin are through to the Allianz League Hurling semi-final following a one-point win over Tipperary in Semple Stadium this afternoon.

Dublin dominated the opening proceedings with Eamonn Dillon hitting the back of the Tipperary net after five minutes and led by four points at the break. The sides were level after 39 minutes Dublin pulled ahead in the closing minutes as the Premier County were left to rue a hefty wide count.

Dublin will now face All Ireland champions, Limerick, in the semi-final next weekend.

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Relegation play-off

Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 2-15

It was a play-off with no relegation but Cork’s win in Nowlan Park this afternoon means the Rebel county will operate in Group A of the Allianz Hurling League in 2020.

Second-half goals from Jack O’Connor and Jamie Coughlan, as well as a late point from Conor Lehane, ensured the win for Cork.

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About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter