GALLERY: Wins for Kilkenny and Galway hurlers

Some images from today's National League action

BY Sinéad Farrell 18:38 Sunday 5 March 2017, 18:38 5 Mar 2017

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Division 1A:

Kilkenny 0-22 0-15 Cork

Tipperary 0-28 0-21 Clare

Division 1B:

Galway 3-31 1-11 Laois

Wexford 3-18 0-12 Kerry

Division 2A

Carlow 3-22 2-07 London

Westmeath 3-29 0-16 Armagh

Antrim 1-16 1-14 Kildare

Division 2B

Derry 1-11 1-21 Wicklow

Mayo 0-12 2-23 Down

Division 3A

Monaghan 2-12 2-09 Louth 

Donegal 2-14 0-15 Tyrone

Division 3B

Warwickshire 0-18 2-10 Leitrim

Sligo 1-14 2-15 Fermanagh 

Kilkenny got their first win of the National League campaign today, with a clinical win over Cork. But it took Brian Cody's men some time to establish a firm lead in the game.

With just one point separating the sides at half-time, Kilkenny eventually worked themselves into a six point lead in the second half. They also kept Cork to just five points after the restart on the way to a deserving victory.

Meanwhile, Tipperary maintained their flawless start to the league with a seven point victory over reigning Division 1 champions Clare. 

John McGrath excelled with a personal tally of 10 points, while John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer finished up with five points to his credit.

In Division 1B, Galway scored an emphatic win over Laois. Cathal Mannion was among the stars, hitting 1-05 in Pearse Stadium.

Wexford maintained their position at the top of the table, with a convincing win over Kerry.

Here's some of the best images from today's hurling action:

Kilkenny v Cork

Image: Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly sees his shot saved by Anthony Nash.

Image: Seamus Harnedy and Cillian Buckley contest for possession.

Image: Cork’s Mark Ellis races away from Richie Hogan.

 Image: Mark Coleman pictured alongside Richie Leahy.

Image: Seamus Harnedy and Richie Hogan of Kilkenny.

Image: Eoin Murphy clears the danger with Cork's close behind him Alan Cadogan

Tipperary v Clare

Image: Clare's Shane O'Donnell signs autographs for fans.

Image: Seadna Morey takes a sideline cut for Clare.

Image: Clare's Conor O’Donnell 

Image: Tipperary's Dan McCormack tries to secure the ball under pressure.

Image: Aron Shanagher of Clare shoulders Seamus Kennedy of Tipperary.

Antrim v Kildare

Image: Antrim's Paddy McGill with Mark Moloney of Kildare.

Image: Antrim's Matty Donnelly.

Image: Antrim's Eoghan Campbell with Ross Bergin of Kildare.

Image: Antrim's Ciaran Clarke lining up for a shot at goal.

Image: Kildare's Mark Delaney battles for possession with Stephen Rooney of Antrim.



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