The current championships only finished a short time ago, but Kilkenny are already planning for the 2017 club hurling competitions.
The draws for the groups in next year's senior, intermediate and junior league/championships were made at last night's annual County Board Convention.
The good news for delegates at Convention was that the 'Board showed a net surplus in 2016 of €180,277 to maintain a sustained period of financial surplus during the past five years or so.
This good financial position was attained during a time when the county enjoyed significant success on the playing fields, something which can be draining on funds.
Senior hurling league/championship, Group I - O'Loughlin Gaels v St Martin's (Muckalee); Carrickshock v Rower-Inistioge; Erin's Own (Castlecomer) v Mullinavat.
Group 2 - Clara v Danesfort; Bennettsbridge v James Stephens; Dicksboro v Ballyhale Shamrocks.
Intermediate hurling league/championship, Group I - Dunnamaggin v Glenmore; Graigue-Ballycallan v Fenians (Johnstown); Tullaroan v Tullogher-Rosbercon.
Group 2 - St Patrick's (Ballyragget) v St Lachtain's (Freshford); Thomastown v Mooncoin; Young Irelands (Gowran) v Lisdowney.
Junior hurling league/championship, Group I - Barrow Rangers (Paulstown) v Windgap; Conahy Shamrocks v Piltown; Kilmacow v Emeralds (Urlingford).
Group 2 - Slieverue v Blacks and Whites; John Lockes (Callan) v Graignamanagh; Galmoy v Cloneen.
Attached junior clubs (from senior and intermediate clubs) - Clara v Tullaroan; James Stephens v Dicksboro; O'Loughlin Gaels v Ballyhale Shamrocks; Rower-Inistioge v Erin's Own.