Hurling League Permutations: Here’s Who Wexford Could Face In The Quarter-Finals

The Wexford hurlers cruised to victory against Carlow last weekend which meant they finished in second-place of Group B of the Allianz Hurling League…

In other group news, both Clare and Kilkenny emerged victorious over Dublin and Laois respectively. It meant that Wexford finished second in the group behind Clare.

Finishing second in the group automatically placed Davy Fitzgerald’s charges into the quarter-final stages of the League. Their opponents, however, are yet to be confirmed as there is a backlog of fixtures in the other division, in Group A.

Here, we’ll go through Wexford’s potential quarter-final opponents:

As Wexford finished second in Group B, they’ll face third place in Group A. However, with a game to go, it’s still all to play for in Group A.

Both Cork and Westmeath have played their full five games and therefore neither can qualify to the next stage of the competition.

Limerick and Waterford are already through to the knockout stages and will meet on Saturday evening to decide top spot. A win or a draw for the Treaty would see them finish at the summit of Group B. A Waterford win would ensure the Déise top the group, with Limerick finishing second.

If Galway defeat Tipperary, they would finish third because Waterford previously defeated them in this year’s League and have them on the head-to-head. If Galway and Tipperary draw, it would be the Premier who progress to third due to a superior scoring difference over the Tribesmen.

A Tipperary win against Galway would see them reach the quarter-final spot as the secon-placed team if Waterford lose, or as the third placed team if Waterford defeat Limerick.

If Wexford win their quarter-final clash, the Model County will face either Limerick or Waterford in the semi-final.

Quarter-finals:

Wexford vs Third-placed team in Group A

Kilkenny vs Second-placed team in Group A

Semi-finals:

Clare vs Kilkenny/Second-placed team in Group A

First-placed team in Group A vs Wexford/Third-placed team in Group A

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H/t – Brian Barry / Sky Sports

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