Hurling review: Down in front

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Kilkenny don’t get a warm-up competition, miss a dozen players to club duty, move their Hurler of the Year from midfield to corner-forward, and an All-Star corner back into full back. But yet Richie Hogan goes and scores 11 points, Paul Murphy is excellent in the Number 3 shirt, and the production line keeps on rolling.

Kildare are the week’s big movers, up 3 places, after a fine win over Meath in Trim. Galway’s win over Clare sees them move into fourth, while the Banner go down to seventh, leapfrogged by Dublin who get a bounce from their win over Tipp.

Hurling rankings
(w/e February 15, 2015)
1 Kilkenny 2279
2 Tipperary 2040
3 Cork 1953
4 (+1) Galway 1913
5 (-1) Limerick 1896
6 (+1) Dublin 1892
7 (-1) Clare 1873
8 Waterford 1771
9 Wexford 1697
10 Offaly 1587
11 Laois 1462
12 Antrim 1447
13 Kerry 1412
14 Carlow 1313
15 (+3) Kildare 1278
16 (-1) Down 1269
17 (-1) Westmeath 1268
18 (-1) Meath 1199
19 Derry 1173
20 Wicklow 1104
21 London 1099
22 Mayo 1035
23 Donegal 944
24 Fingal 925
25 Roscommon 916
26 Tyrone 874
27 Armagh 847
28 Louth 715
29 Fermanagh 670
30 Monaghan 645
31 Longford 619
32 Warwicks 532
33 Sligo 381
34 Leitrim 276
35 Lancashire 250*

We’ll be back later in the week with a preview of the Round 2 fixtures.

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