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All The Division 1A Starting XVs Ahead Of A Hotly Anticipated NHL Opening Weekend

This weekend the Allianz National Hurling Leagues return. 

Two divisions that inevitably receive the most interest are the top tiers of the respective hurling and football competitions, and in Division 1A of the NHL in particular the opening fixtures are certainly mouth-watering. 

Among those are clashes between rivals Cork and Kilkenny at the refurbished Páirc Uí Chaoimh, a derby game between Waterford and Wexford and an interesting match-up between Munster neighbours Tipperary and Clare. 

Ahead of these clashes, here are each of the starting XVs. 


Cork Vs Kilkenny

Cork XV: 

1.Anthony Nash 

2.David Griffin

3.Eoin Cadogan

4.Colm Spillane 

5.Christopher Joyce 

6.Tim O’Mahony

7.Sean O’Donoghue 

8.Darragh Fitzgibbon

9.Bill Cooper

10.Robbie O’Flynn

11.Conor Lehane

12.Brian Lawton

13.Alan Cadogan

14.Seamus Harnedy (captain)

15.Shane Kingston

Kilkenny XV:

1.Eoin Murphy

2.Joey Holden

3.Padraig Walsh

4.Paddy Deegan

5.Conor O’Shea

6.Joe Lyng

7.Cillian Buckley (captain)

8.Conor Fogarty,

9.Ollie Walsh

10.Martin Keoghan

11.Richie Reid

12.Pat Lyng

13.Alan Murphy

14.Walter Walsh

15.Conor Martin.


Waterford Vs Wexford:

Waterford XV:

1.Ian O’Regan

2.Conor Gleeson

3.Barry Coughlan

4.Shane McNulty

5.Tadhg de Burca

6.Austin Gleeson

7.Philip Mahony

8.Jamie Barron

9.Darragh Fives

10.Kevin Moran

11.Pauric Mahony

12.Jake Dillon

13.Stephen Bennett

21.Maurice Shanahan

15.Thomas Ryan

Wexford XV:

1.Mark Fanning

2.Damien Reck

3.Liam Ryan

4.Shaun Murphy

5.Paudie Foley

6.Matthew O’Hanlon

7.Simon Donohue

8.Kevin Foley

9.Dee O’Keeffe 

10.Aidan Nolan

11.Lee Chin

12.Jack O’Connor

13.Paul Morris

14.David Dunne

15.Conor McDonald 


Tipperary Vs Clare: 

Tipperary XV: 

1.Paul Maher

2.Alan Flynn

3.Tomás Hamill

4.Donagh Maher

5.Séamus Kennedy

6.Pádraic Maher (captain)

7.Tom Fox 

8.Cathal Barrett 

9.Ronan Maher

10.Conor Kenny

11.Noel McGrath

12.Seán Curran

13.Ger Browne 

14.Jason Forde

15.Patrick Maher 

Clare XV: 

1.Donal Tuohy

2.Jack Browne

3.Conor Cleary

4.Patrick O’Connor

5.David Fitzgerald

6.David McInerney

7.Seadna Morey

8.Colm Galvin

9.Tony Kelly

10.Cathal Malone

11.John Conlon

12.David Reidy

13.Shane O’Donnell

14.Peter Duggan 

15.Conor McGrath.


Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.