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Hurling League changes are announced

Updated: Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 18:44

Dublin will defend their Allianz Hurling League title against five teams in Division 1A
Dublin will defend their Allianz Hurling League title against five teams in Division 1A

The Allianz Hurling League Division 1B champions will play in the Division 1A semi-finals after a new league system was agreed on Tuesday night.

Representatives from several counties met over the last few weeks in an attempt to reverse Central Council's decision to changes made to Division 1.

Central Council have again opted for two top tiers of six which means Kilkenny, Dublin, Waterford, Tipperary, Galway and Cork will play in Division 1A.

Wexford, Offaly, Limerick, Clare, Antrim and Laois will compete in Division 1B. The top two teams will be promoted, as well as meeting in the final to play a team in Division 1A.

Division 1A: Kilkenny, Dublin, Waterford, Tipperary, Galway, Cork

Division 1B: Wexford, Offaly, Limerick, Clare, Laois, Antrim

Division 2A: Down, Carlow, Kerry, Westmeath, Wicklow, Derry

Division 2B: London, Kildare, Meath, Armagh, Mayo, Roscommon