Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Limerick v Westmeath preview: will Byrnes return?

Shane Stapleton and Fintan O’Toole preview the National Hurling League clash between Limerick and Westmeath

Shane Stapleton and Fintan O’Toole preview the National Hurling League clash between Limerick and Westmeath.

Sunday: Clare v Galway, Ennis, 1.45; Westmeath v Limerick, TEG Cusack Park, 2.0; Cork v Wexford, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 3.45.

Cork haven’t won the Division 1 title for 25 years but have given every indication that they intend to end that barren run this season with three wins from their first three games with Limerick, Galway and Westmeath.

A win at home to Wexford on Sunday would put them in a strong position to earn a semi-final place heading into the final round where they will play Clare.

Wexford beat Cork by three points in last year’s League. Wexford won all five group games last year but have found it tougher this year, losing two of their first three games.

Limerick (4 pts) are well-positioned as they prepare to face Westmeath who have lost all three games to date. They came up from Division 2A this year and have struggled at the higher level, losing to Clare, Wexford and Cork.

Clare (4pts) v Galway (2pts) clashes are always very intense and no doubt Sunday’s clash will continue that pattern. Galway won by two points in last year’s League. They need to win to have any chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Top Scorers
Aidan McCarthy (Clare)………….1-33 (20 frees)
Killian Doyle (Westmeath)……….0-30 (22 frees, 1’65’)
Evan Niland (Galway)…………….0-21 (16 frees, 2 ’65s’)
Shane Kingston (Cork)……………1-14 (0-10 frees)
Micheál Houlihan (Limerick)…….0-16 (12 frees)
Ross Banville (Wexford)………….1-11 (9 frees, 2 ‘65s’)
Conor McDonald (Wexford)……..2-6
Tom Morrissey (Limerick)………..0-12 (3 frees)
Conor Cooney (Galway)………….0-12 (9 frees)
Declan Dalton (Cork)………………1-8 (0-2 frees)
Mark Rodgers (Clare)………………3-2

🎓Coaching Clinic — see our latest events at the following link —
For more exclusive content, why not join us at
➡️ Monday and Thursday show audio pods, and more exclusive content is on the OurGame Supporters Club for just €5 per month 🎟
Alternatively, if you wish to support OurGame, you can also do so through PayPal:
LIVE CLUB FUNDRAISERS: Does your club need to run a fundraiser this year? Let OurGame do it for you with a live show — email for an information pack 💰💰💰💰

📮 Sign up to the OurGame newsletter — a daily email reminder of our latest videos, articles, quizzes and more.

You May Also Like


Shane Stapleton pores over the goalscoring charts in Division 1 of the National Hurling League to get hints about where teams are at


A round-up of Tuesday evening's results in the Munster minor hurling and Leinster Under-20 football championships


The GAA has shaken things up with a new set of rules that are now in full swing — from the restarts to the...


The lads review the clash between Cork and Clare, and ponder whether David Fitzgerald will be available to play against Tipperary in Munster