Pat Gilroy set to start life as Dublin hurling manager with a game at Croke Park

Dubs double header proposed for opening night in Allianz League 2018 draft fixtures

Pat Gilroy set to start life as Dublin hurling manager with a game at Croke Park

Pat Gilroy’s first taste of senior inter-county management will likely see him take his Dublin hurling team to Croke Park to play Offaly on January 27th.

The game will form part of a double header with his old team, the Dublin footballers. Jim Gavin’s charges begin their quest to reclaim their crown from Kerry with a matchup against Kildare.

The proposed fixtures for the 2018 Allianz League will see Dublin’s footballers playing Kildare, Tyrone, Donegal, Mayo, Kerry, Galway and Monaghan.

All-Ireland hurling champions Galway will open their Allianz League defence in Division 1B at home to Antrim on Sunday on January 28th.

The Division 1 football final is set to be played on April, 1, with the hurling decider due to take place a week earlier.

Dublin’s Allianz Football League Division 1 fixtures

Round 1: Saturday, Jan 27th: Dublin v Kildare

Round 2: Saturday February 3rd: Tyrone v Dublin

Round 3: Saturday February 10th: Dublin v Donegal

Round 4: Saturday February 24th: Mayo v Dublin

Round 5: Saturday March 3rd: Dublin v Kerry

Round 6: Saturday March 17th: Sun, March 18th: Galway v Dublin

Round 7: Sunday Mar 25th: Dublin v Monaghan

Dublin’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1B fixtures

Round 1: Saturday, January 27th: Dublin v Offaly

Round 2: Sunday February 4th: Antrim v Dublin

Round 3: Saturday, February 17th: Limerick v Dublin

Round 4: Sunday, February 25th: Dublin v Galway

Round 5: Sunday, March 4th: Laois v Dublin