Thursday 26 April 2018

Pat Gilroy's Dublin to open 2018 championship vs Kilkenny as All-Ireland hurling draw is revealed

Brian Cody and Pat Gilroy will go head-to-head in Round One of the Leinster hurling championship.
Brian Cody and Pat Gilroy will go head-to-head in Round One of the Leinster hurling championship.

Pat Gilroy's championship debut with the Dublin hurlers in the revamped championship will start with a mouthwatering home tie against Brian Cody's Kilkenny in 2018.

The provincial championships will be played on a round-robin basis next season, with each side getting two home games and two away games.

Round One in Leinster sees Dublin host Kilkenny while All-Ireland champions Galway will visit Offaly. In week one in Munster, Clare are at home to reigning provincial champions Cork, while Limerick have a home tie against Tipperary.

Here is the draw in full:

Leinster hurling championship

Round 1: Dublin vs Kilkenny, Offaly vs Galway.

Round 2: Kilkenny vs Offaly, Wexford vs Dublin.

Round 3: Offaly vs Wexford, Galway vs Kilkenny.

Round 4: Dublin vs Offaly, Wexford vs Galway.

Round 5: Kilkenny vs Wexford, Galway vs Dublin.

Munster hurling championship

Round 1: Cork vs Clare, Limerick vs Tipperary.

Round 2: Tipperary vs Cork, Clare vs Waterford.

Round 3: Waterford vs Tipperary, Cork vs Limerick.

Round 4: Limerick vs Waterford, Tipperary vs Clare.

Round 5: Clare vs Limerick, Waterford vs Clare.

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