Kerry will begin the defence of their Allianz Football League title away to Donegal on Sunday 29 January after the GAA confirmed their master fixture list for 2023.

Galway, who reached the All-Ireland football decider last July, are in action on the opening night of the competition away to Connacht rivals Mayo - now under the guidance of Kevin McStay - at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, while Dublin's first Division 2 game since 2008 will see them welcome neighbours Kildare to Croke Park. Both of those games are on Saturday 28 January.

Ulster football champions Derry are also in Division 2 action that night when they welcome Limerick to Owenbeg, while Colm O'Rourke will start life as the Meath manager on Leeside where they're set to lock horns with Cork on 29 January.

In the hurling, Waterford's league crown defence - and the second reign of Davy Fitzgerald - starts with the visit of Dublin, also under new management with Micheál Donoghue, to Walsh Park on Sunday 5 February.

All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick will begin their 2023 competitive calendar at Páirc Uí Chaoimh the night before where they're set to face Cork in Pat Ryan's first game in charge of the Rebels.

The league semi-finals will take place across all divisions on the weekend of 25/26 of March, as will the relegation play-offs from Divisions 1 and 2B.

Finals in both football and hurling are set to happen on the weekend of 1/2 April.

Waterford defend their league crown off the back of a disappointing championship season


The provincial football championships will start the following weekend, 8/9 April across all four provinces, with the Connacht and Munster football finals to be played on Sunday 7 May. The deciders in Leinster and Ulster are due to take place a week later.

The new All-Ireland football group stages, featuring four groups of four teams, will commence on the weekend of the 20/21 of May, with the new preliminary quarter finals set for the 17/18 June.

The quarter-finals will take place on the weekend of 1/2 July, to be followed two weeks later by the semi-finals, with the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on 30 July.

The Leinster and Munster hurling round-robins begin the weekend of 22/23 of April with finals both down for decision on Sunday 11 June.

The All-Ireland quarter-finals are set to take place on 24 June, with semis two weeks later, and the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on Sunday 23 July.

The All-Ireland senior club finals will once again happen after Christmas, with the weekend of 20/21 January 2024 pencilled in.

Allianz League Opening Weekends


Saturday 28 January

Division 1
Monaghan v Armagh, Castleblaney, 6.30pm
Mayo v Galway, Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, 7.30pm

Division 2
Derry v Limerick, Owenbeg, 3pm
Dublin v Kildare, Croke Park, 5pm

Division 3
Fermanagh v Longford, Enniskillen, 6pm
Tipperary v Down, FBD Semple Stadium, 6pm

Division 4
Carlow v Wicklow, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
Wexford v London, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 7pm

Sunday 29 January

Division 1
Roscommon v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 1.30pm
Donegal v Kerry, Ballybofey, 3.45pm

Division 2
Cork v Meath, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 1.30pm
Clare v Louth, Ennis, 2pm

Division 3
Westmeath v Cavan, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Antrim v Offaly, Belfast, 2pm

Division 4
Leitrim v Waterford, Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, 1pm
Sligo v Laois, Markievicz Park Sligo, 2pm


Saturday 4 February

Division 1 Group A
Wexford v Galway, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 5pm
Cork v Limerick, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7.30pm

Division 1 Group B
Antrim v Kilkenny, Belfast, 2pm
Tipperary v Laois, FBD Semple Stadium Thurles, 5pm

Sunday 4 February

Division 1 Group A
Clare v Westmeath, Ennis, 2pm

Division 1 Group B
Waterford v Dublin, Walsh Park, 2pm