BOTH the Carlow football and hurling teams will begin their 2022 seasons with games against Kildare after the fixtures for the pre-season competitions were confirmed today.
Niall Carew’s football team have been placed in a three team group with his native Kildare and Westmeath. Carlow begin their O’Byrne Cup with a home midweek tie against Kildare on 12 January and then travel to face Westmeath on the following Saturday. If Carlow win the group they will progress to a semi-final.
In the Kehoe Cup, Tom Mullally’s hurlers begin on Sunday 16 January at home to Kildare.
Carlow then play Meath away on 23 January and complete their group at home to Joe McDonagh Cup champions Westmeath on 30 January. The winners of the group shall be declared champions.
Both squads will be able to return to the training from 8 December.
Draws, Dates & Venues for the Pre-Season Tournaments 2022.
O’Byrne Cup S.F.
Group A Group B Group C
Dublin Meath Kildare
Louth Wicklow Carlow
Offaly Wexford Westmeath
Round 1 -Saturday, 8th January 2022
Round 2 -Wednesday, 12th January 2022
Round 3 -Saturday, 15th January 2022**
Semi-Final – Wed, 19th Jan 2022 @ 7.30pm – Winner Group B v Winner Group C
Final – Sat, 22nd Jan 2022 – Winner S-Final v Winner Group A
** Leinster Convention is Saturday, January 15th (11.00am to 1.00pm). Counties to agree the time for their respective game(s) on the Saturday or agree to play on the Sunday, Jan, 16th 2022.
Walsh Cup S.H.
Group A Group B
Round 1 -Sunday, 9th January 2022
Round 2 -Sunday, 16th January 2022
Round 3 -Sunday, 23rd January 2022
Final – Sunday, 30th January 2022 – Winner Group B v Winner Group A
Kehoe Cup S.H.
Teams: Carlow, Kildare, Meath & Westmeath.
RD 1 -Sunday, 16th January 2022 Home Venue
RD 2 -Sunday, 23rd January 2022
RD 3 -Sunday, 30th January 2022
Winners – Team Top of the Table