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New Allianz Hurling League structure for 2025 explained 

Limerick captain Cian Lynch lifts the cup after the 2023 Allianz Hurling League Final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Páirc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Limerick captain Cian Lynch lifts the cup after the 2023 Allianz Hurling League Final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Páirc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

The 2025 Allianz Hurling League will see seven teams compete in Division 1A.

Currently Division 1 is comprised of two groups of six, and the 2024 League will determine which teams compete in the newly structured Division 1A in 2025.

The top three from each group will qualify for Division 1A in 2025 along with the winners of a play-off between the two fourth-placed teams.

In 2025, the two teams that finish bottom of Division 1A will be replaced by the top two teams in Division 1B which will also feature seven teams.

Full details of the 2025 Allianz Hurling League are below

Allianz Hurling League 2025

Central Council on the 2nd of December 2023 approved the following format for the 2025 Allianz Hurling League based on their league placing after the conclusion of the 2024 Allianz Hurling League:

• Division 1a (7 teams), Division 1b (7 Teams), Division 2 (7 teams) and Division 3 (7 teams) and Division 4 (7 teams)

• Teams in all Divisions will play 6 games in the league – 3 at home and 3 away

• The top two teams in each division will play in a League final each year for that Division

• Promotion will be on the basis of two teams going up each year; Relegation will be on the basis of two teams going down (i.e. top two in Division 1b promoted to Division 1a annually; bottom two teams in Division 1a relegated to Division 1b annually and likewise for Divisions 2, 3 and 4)

Below is how the teams will be allocated after the conclusion of the 2024 Allianz Hurling League:

Division 1a in 2025 will consist of

• Top 3 placed teams in Division 1a and Division 1b (6)

• The 4th placed team from Div 1a or Division 1b with the best record (1)

• If both teams in 4th place have the same number of league points, the tie is to be determined by (i) Scoring Difference (ii) Highest Total Score for (iii) Most Goals for (iv) Least Goals against (v) A playoff

Division 1b in 2025 will consist of

• The remaining 4th placed Division 1a or 1b team (1)

• The teams finishing 5th and 6th in each of Division 1a and Division 1b (4)

• The winners and runners-up of Division 2a (2)

Division 2 in 2025 will consist of;

• The teams that finish 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in Division 2a (4)

• The teams that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Division 2b (3)

Division 3 in 2025 will consist of;

• The teams that finish 4th, 5th and 6th in Division 2b (3)

• The teams that finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Division 3a (4)

Division 4 in 2025 will consist of;

• The remaining 7 teams (i.e. bottom 2 in Division 3a plus the 5 teams currently in Division 3b).