The fixtures for next month's Walsh and Kehoe Cup competitions have been confirmed.
Holders Dublin have been drawn into Group 1 of the Walsh Cup alongside Antrim, Westmeath and Galway, while new Kilkenny manager Derek Lyng will begin his reign with a home fixture against Offaly on January 8th.
The Kehoe Cup commences three days earlier, with Kildare up against Carlow and Wicklow taking on Meath while Down receive a bye in the opening round.
2023 Walsh Cup draw
Group 1: Antrim, Dublin, Westmeath, Galway
Group 2: Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Offaly
Fixtures (home advantage for first team named):
Round 1: (Sunday, January 8th): Dublin v Antrim; Galway v Westmeath; Laois v Wexford; Kilkenny v Offaly
Round 2: (Saturday, January 14th): Westmeath v Antrim
Round 2: (Sunday, January 15th): Dublin v Galway; Laois v Kilkenny; Offaly v Wexford
Round 3: (Saturday, January 21st): Wexford v Kilkenny (6pm)
Round 3: (Sunday, January 22nd): Offaly v Laois; Antrim v Galway (Darver, 2pm); Westmeath v Dublin
Final to be played on Saturday, January 28th at Croke Park (3pm).
2023 Kehoe Cup fixtures (home advantage for first team named):
Round 1: (Thursday, January 5th): Kildare v Carlow; Wicklow v Meath; Down bye
Round 2: (Sunday, January 8th): Carlow v Wicklow; Meath v Down; Kildare bye
Round 3: (Sunday, January 15th): Down v Carlow (Abbottstown, 2pm); Wicklow v Kildare, Meath bye
Round 4: (Sunday, January 22nd): Carlow v Meath; Kildare v Down; Wicklow bye
Round 5: (Saturday, January 28th): Meath v Kildare
Round 5: (Sunday, January 29th): Down v Wicklow (Abbottstown, 2pm); Carlow byeTweet