SATURDAY

Allianz Hurling League

Division 1 Group A
Limerick v Cork, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 7.15pm

Division 1 Group B
Antrim v Wexford, Corrigan Park, 3pm
Dublin v Clare, Parnell Park, 5.15pm

Division 2A
Kerryv Wicklow, Austin Stack Park, 4pm

ONLINE
Live blogs on all Division 1 games on on RTÉ Sport Online and the RTÉ News app.

TV
Antrim v Wexford live on TG4
Dublin v Clare live on eir Sport 1
Limerick v Cork live on RTÉ2/eir Sport 1
Highlights on Allianz League Sunday, RTÉ2, 9.30pm

RADIO

Live commentaries of all Division 1 games on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport.

WEATHER

Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mainly over Ulster, the midlands and north Leinster will gradually clear through the morning and afternoon, with dry and sunny conditions extending from the west. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees, mildest in the east. Light to moderate southwesterly breezes will veer westerly in the clearance from the rain.

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Phoney war nearing an end

And so on we go in the league that probably won't even have a winner.

In that sense, Limerick have picked a good time to start losing matches. The Treaty men followed up the loss to Galway - their first since the 2019 All-Ireland semi-final - with another one to Waterford last day out and can no longer make it a three-in-a-row of league titles.

You suspect manager John Kiely won't be too upset by that and will be more concerned about figuring out how his team can still outmuscle opponents without picking up suspensions and giving away game-changing amounts of frees.

Former player Andrew O'Shaughnessy claimed during the week that Limerick were being "refereed a bit different to other teams" but it is also perhaps possible that they simply haven't adapted to the changes in the advantage rule and apparent stricter policing of the tackle.

Tonight, they host unbeaten table-toppers Cork (Live on RTÉ2), who have scored 14-65 in their draw against Tipperary and wins over Waterford and Westmeath.

What makes this clash a little more interesting is that the sides will meet again in the Munster semi-final on 3 July.

In the other group, Wexford, who are having a bit of a soap-opera campaign between Covid-19 recriminations and predictions of doom after a first loss to Kilkenny in three years, travel to Antrim looking to get back on track.

It will be the first league meeting between the counties since 2015 and Antrim will be quietly confident of repeating their opening-day statement win over Clare.

If Wexford have been Coronation Street, then Clare are Eastenders, with constant county board discontent in the background, along with the aforementioned close-contacts row and only a win over pointless Laois so far.

Dublin are two from two since their opening-day defeat to Kilkenny and - with top scorer Donal Burke (0-32, 0-5 from play) in their ranks - will fancy their chances against a Banner side whose confidence might still be shaky since coughing up a big lead to Wexford in round two.

In Division 2A, Kerry are still in the promotion hunt and look in a good position to maintain it against a Wicklow team who have yet to pick up a point.

The Kingdom are joint-second (on four points) with Down, who play leaders Offaly (6) on Sunday so a win would at least keep them in contention for the sole automatic promotion spot on offer.