Due to capacity limitations in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow will have to travel to Portlaoise’s O’Moore Park in the event that they beat Wexford in Netwatch Cullen Park on May 21.
It’s the second successive year Dublin will begin their championship campaign outside of Croke Park having faced Laois in Nowlan Park earlier this year.
Leinster GAAA last night said the potential for concerts taking place at Croke Park was another factor behind where matches will be played next summer.
The Leinster senior hurling final has been confirmed for July 2 with the football decider down for July 16, both taking place in Croke Park.
May 21: Laois v Longford, O’Moore Park; Louth v Wicklow, Parnell Park; Carlow v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park.
June 3/4: Kildare v Laois/Longford, O’Connor Park; Meath v Louth/Wicklow, Parnell Park/Aughrim; Dublin v Carlow/Wexford, O’Moore Park/Innovate Wexford Park;
June 10/11: Offaly v Westmeath, O’Connor Park.
Qualifying round robin group (Kerry, Laois, Meath, Westmeath), April 23, 30 and May 14.
May 27/28: Dublin v Galway, O’Connor Park; Offaly v round robin team; Round robin team v Wexford.