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Kilkenny first up for Clare in Allianz Hurling League

Updated: Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 12:50 | Comments

Clare will meet Kilkenny on 16 February in Ennis
Clare will meet Kilkenny on 16 February in Ennis

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All-Ireland champions Clare and Allianz League champions Kilkenny will clash on the opening weekend of the National Hurling League.

The GAA have fixed the mouth-watering tie for Cusack Park in Ennis on Sunday 16 February.

The opening matches also see Tipperary host Waterford, while Dublin travel to Galway in an unchanged Division 1A.

The GAA released a provisional fixture list yesterday, subject to approval from county boards, just a few days after confirming there would be no major change to the league structures.

Beaten All-Ireland finalists Cork will host Limerick on Saturday 15 February.

Also in Division 1B, Wexford travel to Antrim and Offaly host Laois in their opening games. 

ALLIANZ LEAGUE OPENING WEEKEND FIXTURES (provisional)

Saturday, 15 February 

Division 1A
Tipperary v Waterford

Division 1B
Cork v Limerick

Sunday, 16 February 

Division 1A
Galway v Dublin, Clare v Kilkenny

Division 1B
Antrim v Wexford, Offaly v Laois

Division 2A
Derry v Kerry, London v Westmeath, Kildare v Carlow

Division 2B
Mayo v Fingal, Wicklow v Meath, Armagh v Down

Division 3A
Donegal v Fermanagh, Monaghan v Longford, Louth v Roscommon  

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