Updated at 19:50
Limerick and Tipperary drew in their opening Allianz League game as it ended 20-20 at the Gaelic Grounds.
Tipperary led 19-15 with 12 minutes of normal time left to play, but the All-Ireland champions managed to claw things back to earn the draw.
Allianz Senior Hurling League Round 1
— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) May 8, 2021
In the opening fixture of the day, Galway hammered Westmeath 5-34 to 1-16 in Mullingar this afternoon to kick of their Allianz League campaign.
Conor Cooney, Conor Whelan, Niall Burke, Jarleth Mannion and Brian Concannon all got on the scoresheet for the Tribesmen.
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Westmeath: 1 - 16
Galway: 5 - 34
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— Galway GAA (@Galway_GAA) May 8, 2021
Meanwhile, Kilkenny beat Dublin 1-20 to 0-18 in the Division One Allianz National Hurling League game at Parnell Park.
Right-wing forward Martin Keoghan scored the only goal of the game as The Cats won by a margin of five points in the end.
Allianz League 1st Round (FT) Kilkenny 1-20 (23) Dublin 0-18 (18) #GAA
— Kilkenny GAA (@KilkennyCLG) May 8, 2021