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Ryan on song as Dublin reach final

Dublin qualified for their first National Hurling League final in 65 years with a 1-15 to 1-14 win over Cork.

A sparkling attacking display by Paul Ryan inspired Anthony Daly's side to a narrow win. He scored 1-8, including the second half goal that secured the Dubs' big day out against Kilkenny.

Kilkenny defeated Offaly by 1-27 to 1-19, Eddie Brennan's early goal setting them on their way.

TJ Reid weighed in with a string of classy points to steer the Cats towards a comfortable victory, with Shane Dooley's second half goal not enough to save the Faithful county from relegation.

Wexford's dramatic draw with Tipperary means they survive in the top flight and Offaly make the drop to Division Two.

Substitute Willie Doran was the Wexford hero, hitting the stoppage time goal that gave his side a 0-17 to 1-14 draw with the All-Ireland champions at Semple Staduim.

Waterford missed out on a place in the league final despite their 1-17 to 1-16 win over defending champions Galway.

A second half goal from Shane Walsh secured the result, but Joe Canning's return to action made a day of hope for the Tribesmen.


From Belfast Telegraph