Brian Cody and his team could be heading to Cork in opening round of NHL 2018
Kilkenny are booked for a visit to Cork and the all new Pairc Ui Chaoimh grounds in the opening round of the National Hurling League 2018.
A draft proposal of the Allianz fixtures for next year's 'League has been distributed to counties, and the Cats have been listed to visit Cork in their first match.
In the preliminary programme, which has yet to be confirmed, Brian Cody's men have been listed for home games against Clare, Tipperary and Wexford.
The proposed full Division IA hurling programme is:
Round 1 – Saturday, January 27: Cork v Kilkenny; Sunday, January 28: Clare v Tipperary, Waterford v Wexford.
Round 2 – Saturday, February 3: Tipperary v Waterford; Sunday, February 4: Kilkenny v Clare, Wexford v Cork
Round 3 – Saturday, February 17: Tipperary v Wexford; Sunday, February 18: Clare v Cork, Waterford v Kilkenny
Round 4 – Sunday, February 25: Kilkenny v Tipperary, Cork v Waterford, Wexford v Clare
Round 5 – Sunday, March 4: Kilkenny v Wexford, Tipperary v Cork, Waterford v Clare
Round 1 – Saturday, January 27: Dublin v Offaly; Sunday January 28: Galway v Antrim, Limerick v Laois
Round 2 – Saturday, February 3: Laois v Galway; Sunday February 4: Antrim v Dublin, Offaly v Limerick
Round 3 – Saturday, February 17: Laois v Antrim, Limerick v Dublin; Sunday, February 18: Galway v Offaly
Round 4 – Sunday, February 25: Antrim v Limerick, Dublin v Galway, Offaly v Laois
Round 5 – Sunday, March 4: Galway v Limerick, Laois v Dublin, Offaly v Antrim