Dublin and Kerry will start the Allianz Football League off with a bang when they clash in an All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park next January.

The Dubs beat the Kingdom in September’s Sam Maguire showdown and they will meet again in barely two months’ time.

The powerhouses of Gaelic football will go head-to-head under lights at GAA Headquarters in the first round of Division 1 games on Saturday, 30 January.

Jim Gavin’s Boys in Blue will be aiming for a fourth League title in-a-row and they’ll be helped by the fact that they are scheduled to play all of their home games at Croke Park.

They will face Kerry, Monaghan, Cork and Donegal at the biggest stadium in the country and then travel to play Mayo, Down and Roscommon.

The 2016 Hurling League starts two weeks after the football, with Dublin visiting Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Saturday, 13 February.

The following day will see Division 1 champions Waterford taking on All-Ireland champions Kilkenny at Walsh Park.

Galway, beaten All-Ireland finalists in 2015, open their campaign with a home game against Cork, who were the League runners-up this year.

It is widely accepted that Dublin's footballers gain an advantage over the rest of the country by playing nearly every game at Croker.

The debate has grown to such an extent that the Leinster Council has moved their provincial championship quarter-final against either Laois or Wicklow to Nowlan Park in Kilkenny despite the revenue hit this will cause.

Down and Donegal are also scheduled to meet in football Division 1 of the Allianz League on the opening night of January 30 at Pairc Esler.

Cork, this year’s beaten League finalists, open against Mayo on January 31, while top tier newcomers Roscommon face Monaghan.

The semi-finals will take place on the weekend of April 9-10.

The Division 1 and 2 finals will be played in Croke Park on Sunday, 24 April - the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The occasion will be marked by the GAA with a commemorative event staged between the two games.

Dublin and Cork will play off in a football and hurling double-header at Croke Park on Saturday, 4 March.

The Division 1 hurling quarter-finals will be played on the weekend of 2 and 3 April and will feature the top four teams from Divisions 1A and 1B.

The fifth and sixth placed teams in Division 1A will play-off to see who is relegated to Division 1B for 2017.

The Division 1 final will be played on Sunday, 1 May.