Tuesday 14 August 2018

Munster rivals lined up to kick off new season

 

The opening round of fixtures across all four divisions will take place on Sunday, January 28. (stock photo)
The opening round of fixtures across all four divisions will take place on Sunday, January 28. (stock photo)

Jackie Cahill

Champions Cork will face old rivals Kerry in a big Munster derby in the opening round of fixtures in Division 1 of the 2018 Lidl Ladies National League.

Elsewhere, TG4 All-Ireland senior winners Dublin will take on Ulster champions Donegal away from home in a mouth-watering Round 1 tie.

The opening round of fixtures across all four divisions will take place on Sunday, January 28, with 2017 TG4 All-Ireland senior runners-up Mayo at home to Westmeath.

Galway, the reigning Connacht champions, also have a home fixture to look forward to against Monaghan.

Avantage In Division 2, Laois will have home advantage against Cavan, Clare host Sligo, TG4 All-Ireland intermediate champions Tipperary make the trip to Armagh, and Waterford visit Tyrone.

Dublin and Cork are due to meet in Division 1 on February 11, while Mayo have home advantage for a repeat of the All-Ireland final against Dublin on February 25.

The LGFA is also restructuring the TG4 championship format for next season. The provincial championships will run off as normal but seedings for the new round-robin phase of the All-Ireland series will be based around performances in the provincial campaigns.

Irish Independent

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