GALLERY: The best images from the opening Sunday on the inter-county season

Games in both codes, took place in all four provinces

GALLERY: The best images from the opening Sunday on the inter-county season

Waterford's Stephen Bennett is tackled by Nickie Quaid of Limerick. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

The 2017 inter-county season is underway.

It's one of the most hopeful days of the year for every county. They are still in the Championship and have yet to lose a game in the National League.

Sunday's games saw matches take place in all four provinces, with the footballers taking centre stage. The likes of Mayo, Kerry, Donegal and Dublin all won to start their seasons with a win.

In hurling, Cork, Limerick, Wexford and Galway also began the year with a win.

Here's some of the best pictures from the opening Sunday of the 2017 season.

Meath manager Andy McEntee heads out to the pitch. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Meath's Bryan McMahon kicks a shot at goal as Jamie Snell tries to block. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

Wexford's Davy Fitzgerald and UCD's Nicky English at the end of the game. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Kerry's Andrew Barry and Lee O'Donoghue with Liam Treacy. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tipperary Manager Liam Kearns. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

UCD's Jack McCaffrey. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Wexford manager Seamus McEnaney. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dublin's Ryan Duggan and Jason Whelan with Caolan McGonagle of DCU. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Waterford's DJ Foran with Declan Hannon and Richie McCarthy of Limerick. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton