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The pre-season competitions begin around the country

BY Daniel Kelly 10:55 Sunday 8 January 2017, 10:55 8 Jan 2017

Meath are looking to retain the O'Byrne Cup they won last year. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It may still be nine months until the All-Ireland champions in both football and hurling are crowned, but for many counties the 2017 season gets underway on Sunday afternoon.

There are games taking place in all four provinces, with All-Ireland football champions Dublin beginning their campaign in the O'Byrne Cup at home to DCU Dochas Eireann.

In Connacht, beaten All-Ireland finalists Mayo begin their season with a FBD League game at home to NUIG in Castlebar.

Neither of last year's All-Ireland hurling finalists are in action on Sunday, but many eyes will be focused on Gorey to see how Davy Fitzgerald's era in charge of Wexford's hurlers begin. They face UCD at 12.45pm.


O'Byrne Cup
Dublin v DCU Dochas Eireann, Parnell Park, 2.00pm
Offaly v IT Carlow, Raheen GAA, 2.00pm
Meath v Wicklow, Pairc Tailteann, 2.00pm
Laois v DIT, Crettyard, 2.00pm
Westmeath v Louth, Cusack Park, 2.00pm
Carlow v Maynooth University, Dr. Cullen Park, 2.00pm
Wexford v UCD, Gorey, 2.30pm

McGrath Cup
Kerry v Tipperary, Tralee, 2.00pm
Clare v Waterford, Meelick, 2.00pm

Dr. McKenna Cup
Down v Queens University, Downpatrick, 2.00pm
Derry v Armagh, Owenbeg, 2.00pm
Monaghan v Fermanagh, Clones, 2.00pm
Antrim v St. Mary's, Glenavy, 2.00pm
Cavan v Tyrone, Breffni Park, 2.00pm
Donegal v Ulster University, Ballybofey, 2.00pm

Connacht FBD League
Roscommon v Sligo IT, Boyle, 2pm
Mayo v NUIG, MacHale Park, 2pm
Sligo v Galway, Quigabar, 2pm
Leitrim v GMIT, Mohill 2pm


Walsh Cup
Wexford v UCD, Gorey, 12.45pm
Galway v DIT, Ballinasloe, 2.00pm
Laois v NUI Galway, Rathdowney, 2.00pm 
Westmeath v Antrim, Kinnegad, 2.00pm 
Meath v Offaly, Trim, 2.00pm 
Kildare v IT Carlow, Newbridge, 2.00pm

Munster Hurling League
Cork v Kerry, Mallow, 2.00pm
Waterford v Limerick, Dungarvan, 2.00pm


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