New Allianz Hurling League Division 1 format hasn't been kind to Westmeath

March 11, 2019

Westmeath players and management celebrate after the Allianz HL Division 2A final victory over Kerry at Cusack Park, Ennis.

The two groups for the restructured 2020 Allianz Hurling League Division 1 were confirmed yesterday.

The new format is aimed at providing a more even standard than the existing Division 1A and Division 1B structure, but try telling that to newly-promoted Westmeath who have been drawn alongside All-Ireland champions Limerick, Tipperary, either Kilkenny or Cork, Waterford and Galway in a real Group of Death.

On the flip side, the Lake County will be guaranteed bumper crowds at their home games.

The other group will feature Wexford, Clare, the loser of the dead-rubber relegation playoff between Kilkenny and Cork, Dublin, Laois and Carlow. 

Group A

Limerick

Tipperary

Winner of Kilkenny v Cork

Waterford

Galway

Westmeath

Group B

Wexford

Clare

Loser of Kilkenny v Cork

Dublin

Laois

Carlow



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