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Tipperary face Clare in league opener as Offaly travel to Croke Park

Thursday, 19 October 2017

TIPPERARY hurlers will have an away trip to Ennis against Clare in the opening round of the 2018 Allianz Hurling League. The league opener will be played on January 28, an earlier start to the league due to the changes in the Munster championship and All-Ireland championship.
Beaten finalists to Galway in last year's league decider, Michael Ryan's men will also travel to Nowlan Park for their second away game, which will be Tipp's fourth league encounter. Tipperary have three home games against Waterford, Wexford and Cork.
Offaly begin their Division 1B campaign with a trip to Croke Park to face relegated Dublin on a Saturday night as part of a double header with Dublin footballers opening game. Their other away game is to All-Ireland and League champions Galway while they have home games against Limerick, Laois and Antrim.
The full League schedule of League hurling games in Division 1A and 1 B are listed below.
Allianz Hurling League Division 1A
Round 1: Saturday January 27th, Cork v Kilkenny; Sunday, January 28th, Clare v Tipperary, Waterford v Wexford.
Round 2: Saturday February 3rd, Tipperary v Waterford; Sunday, February 4th, Kilkenny v Clare, Wexford v Cork
Round 3: Saturday February 17th, Tipperary v Wexford; Sunday, February 18th, Clare v Cork, Waterford v Kilkenny
Round 4: Sunday February 25th, Kilkenny v Tipperary, Cork v Waterford, Wexford v Clare
Round 5: Sunday March 4th, Kilkenny v Wexford, Tipperary v Cork, Waterford v Clare
Allianz Hurling League Division 1B
Round 1: Saturday, January 27th: Dublin v Offaly; Sunday January 28th: Galway v Antrim, Limerick v Laois
Round 2: Saturday, February 3rd: Laois v Galway; Sunday February 4th: Antrim v Dublin, Offaly v Limerick
Round 3: Saturday, February 17th: Laois v Antrim, Limerick v Dublin; Sunday, February 18th: Galway v Offaly
Round 4: Sunday, February 25th: Antrim v Limerick, Dublin v Galway, Offaly v Laois
Round 5: Sunday, March 4th: Galway v Limerick, Laois v Dublin, Offaly v Antrim.

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