For the FOURTEENTH competitive game in succession Dublin will have home advantage over Kildare when the teams kick off the National Football League as part of a double-header in Croke Park on Saturday 27th January.
Apparently the fixtures were pre-ordained, however, as Kildare took on Cavan’s reverse fixtures from last year.
Kildare do however have 4 home fixtures during the campaign with Monaghan, Tyrone, Mayo and Galway coming to Newbridge.
There’s scope for a couple of nice weekends away in Donegal and Kerry with the Paddy’s week end trip to the Kingdom looking very appealing.
NFL DIVISION 1
Round 1: Saturday, Jan 27th: Dublin v Kildare; Sunday, January 28th: Galway v Tyrone, Kerry v Donegal, Monaghan v Mayo
Round 2: Saturday February 3rd: Mayo v Kerry, Tyrone v Dublin; Sunday, February 4th: Donegal v Galway, Kildare v Monaghan
Round 3: Saturday February 10th: Dublin v Donegal; Sunday February 11th: Galway v Mayo, Kildare v Tyrone, Monaghan v Kerry
Round 4: Saturday February 24th: Mayo v Dublin, Monaghan v Tyrone; Sunday February 25th: Donegal v Kildare, Kerry v Galway
Round 5: Saturday March 3rd: Dublin v Kerry, Tyrone v Donegal; Sunday March 4th: Galway v Monaghan, Kildare v Mayo
Round 6: Saturday March 17th: Mayo v Tyrone; Sun, March 18th: Galway v Dublin, Kerry v Kildare, Monaghan v Donegal
Round 7: Sunday Mar 25th: Donegal v Mayo, Dublin v Monaghan, Kildare v Galway, Tyrone v Kerry
Hurling hurlers meanwhile start their campaign at home to Christy Ring Champions from 2016, Meath on Sunday 27th January. After a progressive campaign last season the hurlers will operate in Division 2A of the National Hurling league. Kildare’s only other home game is against Kerry while they face tricky away assignments to Westmeath, Carlow and London.
NHL DIVISION 2A (Kildare fixtures)
Round 1: Sunday, January 28th: Kildare v Meath
Round 2: Sunday, February 4th: Westmeath v Kildare
Round 3: Sunday February 18th: Kildare v Kerry
Round 4: Sunday February 25th: Carlow v Kildare
Round 5: Sunday March 4th: London v Kildare