Dublin to start next year's championship outside Croke Park

Wexford will have home advantage against All-Ireland champions Dublin next June should they beat Carlow in their first round Leinster clash.

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.

2017 Leinster SFC fixtures

FIRST ROUND

May 21: Laois v Longford, O’Moore Park; Louth v Wicklow, Parnell Park; Carlow v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park.

QUARTER-FINALS

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.

2017 Leinster SHC fixtures

Qualifying round robin group (Kerry, Laois, Meath, Westmeath), April 23, 30 and May 14.

QUARTER-FINALS

May 27/28: Dublin v Galway, O’Connor Park; Offaly v round robin team; Round robin team v Wexford.


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