Hurling League Semi-Finals on Sunday – Some Facts and Figures

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Updated: April 14, 2017
Kilkenny's Brian Cody

Nowlan Park in Kilkenny and the Gaelic Grounds (Páirc na nGael) in Limerick host the big Allianz Hurling League action on Sunday when Tipperary, Wexford, Galway and Limerick bid for places in the final the following week.

 

Galway v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds, throw in 2 p.m. – Live on TG4.

These sides will meet for the second time in three weeks, with Galway having won by 0-24 to 1-18 in the final round of 1B games on March 26th.  Shane Dowling (0-11) and Joe Canning (0-10) were top scorers in a game in which Limerick held the lead, by a point, at half-time.

Galway last won the Allianz Hurling League title in 2010, the last year they reached the final. The Shannonsiders have to go further back in time to their last Allianz Hurling League title, in 1997. Limerick reached the final in 2006, however, but lost to Kilkenny.

Tipperary v Wexford, Nowlan Park, throw in 4 p.m. – Live on TG4.

Tipperary and Wexford will meet for the first time in the Allianz Hurling League since 2011 when they drew in a Division 1 clash. Tipperary are bidding to reach the Allianz Hurling League final as All-Ireland champions for the time since 1992, when they lost to Limerick. They last won the Allianz Hurling League in 2008.

Wexford, who have won all six Allianz Hurling League games this year, last reached the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final in 1993, losing to Cork in a second replay, while they last won the title in 1973.

 

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