Leinster and county champions, Ballyhale Shamrocks will play Clara in the opening round of the 2019 Kilkenny senior hurling league/championship.
The draws for the senior, intermediate and junior league championships were made at Nowlan Park tonight, and the action will begin with first round games on April 7.
Round Two matches will be played on April 21, while Round Three will feature mid-week games on May 21/22.
Rounds Four and Five are scheduled for the weekends of September 1 and 8.
All the draws
Senior hurling league/championship (Tom Walsh memorial cup):
Danesfort v Erin’s Own (Castlecomer).
Dicksboro v Graigue-Ballycallan
St Patrick’s (Ballyragget) v Rower-Inistioge.
Bennettsbridge v James Stephens
Mullinavat v O’Loughlin Gaels
Ballyhale Shamrocks v Clara.
Intermediate hurling league/championship (Hanrahan memorial cup)
Glenmore v Carrickshock
Tullogher-Rosbercon v Tullaroan
Fenians (Johnstown) v St Lachtain’s (Freshford)
Young Irelands (Gowran) v St Martin’s (Muckalee)
Lisdowney v John Lockes (Callan)
Dunnamaggin v Thomastown
Junior hurling league/championship (Bob Aylward memorial cup)
Piltown v Blacks and Whites
Conahy Shamrocks v Galmoy
Cloneen v Graignamanagh
Slieverue v Barrow Rangers (Paulstown)
Kilmacow v Mooncoin
Emeralds (Urlingford) v Windgap.
Attached senior clubs
St Patrick’s v James Stephens
Ballyhale Shamrocks v O’Loughlin Gaels
Rower-Inistioge v Clara
Dicksboro a bye in first round.
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