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Champions On The Road As Provisional League Fixtures Released

The season may just have ended but already, attention has turned to 2019. All Ireland champions, Limerick and Dublin will begin their 2019 Allianz League fixtures on the road next January, according to the provisional fixtures.

The Dubs will be away from home on four occasions during their league campaign, given the number of home games they had in 2018. They begin with a trip to Monaghan on Sunday, January 27.

Their first home game will be against Galway on Saturday, February 2 before travelling to Kerry. They will then face Mayo (home), Roscommon (away) and Tyrone (home) before finishing the group stages in Cavan on Sunday, March 24.

Tyrone have a long trip to Kerry for their first fixture on January 27 before a home game against Mayo the next week. Following that they have games against Roscommon (away), Monaghan (home), Cavan (home), Dublin (away) and Galway (home).

Life in Division 2 will begin with a trip to Clare for Donegal. They will then face Meath (home), Tipperary (away), Fermanagh (home), Armagh (home), Cork (away) and Kildare (home).

Meanwhile hurling champions, Limerick will begin life in Division 1A away to Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford on January 27 before welcoming Tipperary to Gaelic Grounds for their first of two home fixtures. Following that they will face Kilkenny (away), Cork (home) and Clare (away).

Last year’s league winners, Kilkenny will begin their campaign at home to Cork on January 27, before an away game against Clare the following week. They then welcome Limerick to Nowlan Park on February 27.

All Ireland finalists, Galway remain in Division 1B this year where they will face Laois (home), Carlow (away) and Dublin (home).

The GAA are expected to confirm the league fixtures in the coming weeks.

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. You can contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter