Tasty Royal derby to Start with for Kildare in NFL

Kildare aKildare v Meathre back in Division 2 for 2017 and the provisional fixtures have a really tasty look about that.

Right from the opening day local derby with Meath in Navan, to the first home match against Cork, and through to a final day encounter with Galway (shades of 2015 when Kildare’s relegation was confirmed), the benefits of promotion in terms of competitive action are writ large.


Provisional Kildare Fixtures (NFL Div 2)

Meath (A) Sun Feb 5th
Cork (H) Sun Feb 12th
Derry (A) Sun Feb 26th
Fermanagh (H) Sun March 5th
Down (A) Sat March 18th
Clare (H) Sun March 26th
Galway (A) Sun April 2nd

Meanwhile, having consolidated their Division 2A status last time around, hurling manager Joe Quaid will be hoping no doubt to kick on and look to challenge higher up the table this time around.

The Lilywhites begin away to newly promoted Armagh and face a tough trip away to Antrim mid-way through the schedule, but have three home games to look forward to.

Provisional fixtures below:

Armagh (A) Sun Feb 12th
Westmeath (H) Sun Feb 19th
Antrim (A) Sat March 4th
Carlow (H) Sun March 12th
London (H) Sun March 26th