LiveTracker - 08 April 2018

Allianz HL Division 1 final
Kilkenny 2-23 Tipperary 2-17, Nowlan Park FT

17:03

That's all from me on a magical day for Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. The Black & Amber are still a force to be reckoned with - why do we ever doubt them? Thanks for following our Tracker during the league ... we'll be back for the championship.

17:02

Another league win for Kilkenny over Tipperary. Reid with fifteen points; Forde with 2-12 for the losers. A ninth league title for Brian Cody and first since 2014.

16:59

HL1 final full time: Kilkenny 2-23 Tipperary 2-17

Kilkenny win the league for the 18th time, having lost their first two games of the campaign. Stunning performance today from TJ Reid, Walter Walsh and Paddy Deegan in particular.

16:57

Tipp go for goal but there are is no way through those 13 defenders!

16:56

Tipp win a '65' on 70 minutes as the Kilkenny defence stands firm.

16:55

Sixty seconds plus injury time... Eoin Murphy clears his lines.

16:54

Two minutes of normal time to go...

16:53

Goal!

Forde stands up to address a Tipp free and goes for goal. His shot is half-blocked but the sliothar bobbles onwards and over the line: 2-23 to 2-17 with five minutes left!

16:50

Goal!

Substitute Conor Fogarty hares through the Kilkenny defence and smashes a powerful shot to the net - game over! 2-23 to 1-17!

16:49

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-23 Tipperary 1-17

Forde chips over from the sideline - they are making those look ridiculously easy these days!

16:48

Eight minutes left; seven between them.

16:46

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-23 Tipperary 1-16

Walter Walsh with a stunning brace. He makes the game look very easy when he's on form. Inches wide from Deegan from tremendous distance.

16:44

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-21 Tipperary 1-16

Paudie Maher gets the head down and runs into a few Kilkenny players. Free is awarded and Forde whips it over.

16:42

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-21 Tipperary 1-15

I make that 1-10 for Forde as he nails the '65'.

16:41

Forde's shot is deflected out for a Tipp '65'.

16:41

Superb defending by Tipperary!

16:40

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-21 Tipperary 1-14

Reid again, another free, as the Cats start to pull away.

16:39

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-20 Tipperary 1-14

As we pass the three-quarters mark, Reid (free) smacks over his 14th point.

16:37

HL1 final: Kilkenny 1-19 Tipperary 1-14

Sub Liam Blanchfield cancels out Forde's free.

16:37

TJ Reid again as Forde taps over a free at the other end.

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