Allianz Hurling League Round-up: Wins for Waterford and Galway

The Deise defeated Kilkenny at Nowlan Park

Waterford, Patrick Curran, Allianz League, hurling, Kilkenny

Waterford's Patrick Curran scores a goal ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Waterford have picked up their first Nowlan Park win since 2004 as they edged out Kilkenny in their 2017 Allianz Hurling League opener.

A goal from Patrick Curran was the key moment for the Deise as they secured a one point win by 1-15 to 0-17 to join Cork and Tipperary as opening weekend winners.

Kilkenny’s Liam Blanchfield with Tadhg de Burca of Waterford ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

That leaves the winning trio of counties on two points each in Division 1A.

There was also action in Division 1B where Galway were the star attraction.

The Tribesmen did not disappoint as they put six goals past Offaly at O'Connor Park.

Galway ultimately triumphed 6-23 to 1-12 with the goals coming from Jason Flynn (2), Conor Whelan (2), David Burke and Brian Molloy. 

Flynn scored 2-10 of Galway's overall tally.

Antrim's Conor McCann with Pau Euleck of London ©INPHO/Presseye/Dylan McIlwaine

Sean Cleary got the sole goal for Offaly in a first half which finished with Galway leading 4-9 to 1-8.

Elsewhere in 1B, Kerry defeated Laois 3-14 to 0-19 and Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford edged out Limerick 1-14 to 0-14 at Innovate Wexford Park. 

Armagh's Eoin McGuinness and Kildare's Sean Gainey ©INPHO/Presseye/Philip McGowan

Division 2A saw Antrim overcome London 0-20 to 0-13, Kildare defeat Armagh 1-18 to 1-15 and Carlow edge out Westmeath 1-13 to 1-11.