Roddy King of Laois in action against Damien Reck of Wexford during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 1 game at Chadwicks Wexford Park. Photo by Brendan Moran / Sports File
Antrim goalkeeper Ryan Elliott warms up before the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 1 game against Clare at Corrigan Park in Belfast. Photo by David Fitzgerald / Sportsfile
Tony Kelly (left) and Jack Browne of Clare arrive before the Allianz Hurling League Division 1, Group B, Round 1 game against Antrim at Corrigan Park in Belfast. Photo by David Fitzgerald / Sportsfile
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