TOM Mullally and Niall Carew know the shape of the upcoming season for their hurling and football seasons after the GAA today confirmed the 2022 National League fixtures.
Mullally’s hurlers begin their Division 2A season with a long trip north to play Down in Ballycran on 6 February at 1pm.
They host Westmeath and Kerry and 13 and 27 February respectively before rounding out their league with two trips to Leinster rivals, Kildare on 6 March and Meath on 20 March.
Carlow 2022 National Hurling League Division 2A fixtures:
6 February, Down, Ballycran, 1pm
13 February, Westmeath, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
27 February, Kerry, Netwatch Cullen Park, 12.30pm
6 March, Kildare, St Conleths Park, 2pm
20 March, Meath, Pairc Tailteann, 12.30pm.
Niall Carew’s footballers begin their Division 4 campaign with a Saturday evening tie at home to London on 29 January. Then follows two games against counties that Carew has previously managed, away to Sligo on 6 February and another Saturday evening tie at home to Waterford on 19 February. Away to Cavan is next on the last Sunday of February before home ties against Leitrim and Wexford either side of a trip to Tipp complete the season.
Carlow 2022 National Football League Division 4 fixtures:
29 January, London, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
6 February, Sligo, Markievicz Park, 1pm
19 February, Waterford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
27 February, Cavan, Kingspan Breffni, 2pm
13 March, Leitrim, Netwatch Cullen, Park, 2pm
20 March, Tipperary, Semple Stadium, 3.45pm
27 March, Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 1pm