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22 May 2022

Where and When- Kilkenny's Hurling fixtures in 2022

Where and When- Kilkenny's Hurling fixtures in 2022

Kilkenny's Adrian Mullen on his way to scoring a goal against Cork in last year's All-Ireland semi-final. Pic: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Kilkenny hurling faces a busy start to 2022 and, if things go well for the Cats, it might not slow down until well into the summer.

Brian Cody’s side will begin their campaign when the Walsh Cup returns to competitive action this weekend.

The opening fixture against Laois will be followed by a clash with Wexford a week later, but both games will have to be negotiated without the Shamrocks contingent, as the Ballyhale men continue their quest for a third successive club All-Ireland crown when they take on Galway’s St Thomas in the semi-final at Semple Stadium on January 23.

Should results go their way Kilkenny could round off January with a Walsh Cup final before opening their National League campaign a week later when they play host to Antrim at UPMC Nowlan Park.

The games will continue to flow thick and fast through February and March, with the first clear break coming between the League final and the opening game in the round-robin Leinster championship, which comes back after a year’s absence in April. Provincial duties will keep Kilkenny busy until June, at which time the All-Ireland championship kicks in.

The race for the MacCarthy Cup will flow until July, with the All-Ireland final pencilled in for July 17.

National fixtures

January 16
Walsh Cup: Kilkenny v Laois (John Locke Park, Callan), 2pm.

January 22
Walsh Cup: Wexford v Kilkenny (Chadwicks Wexford Park)

January 23                                                                                                                                                                    AIB Club Senior semi-final: Shamrocks v St Thomas (Semple Stadium), 3.30pm.
AIB Club Junior semi-final: Mooncoin v Salthill (Gaelic Grounds), 1.30pm

January 30
Walsh Cup final

February 5/6
AIB Club Junior final (Croke Park).

February 6
Allianz HL Round 1: Kilkenny v Antrim (UPMC Nowlan Park), 1pm.

February 12/13
AIB Club Senior final (Croke Park).

February 13
Allianz HL Round 2: Tipperary v Kilkenny (Semple Stadium), 3.45pm.

February 27
Allianz HL Round 3: Kilkenny v Laois (UPMC Nowlan Park), 2pm.

March 5
Allianz HL Round 4: Dublin v Kilkenny (Parnell Park), 5pm.

March 20
Allianz HL Round 5: Kilkenny v Waterford (UPMC Nowlan Park), 1.45pm.

March 26/27
Allianz HL semi-finals.

April 2/3
Allianz HL final.

April 16
Leinster SHC Round 1: Westmeath v Kilkenny (TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar), 6pm.

April 23
Leinster SHC Round 2: Kilkenny v Laois (UPMC Nowlan Park), 5.30pm

May 1
Leinster SHC Round 3: Galway v Kilkenny (Pearse Stadium, Salthill), 2pm

May 14
Leinster SHC Round 4: Dublin v Kilkenny (Parnell Pk), 6pm

May 21
Leinster SHC Round 5: Kilkenny v Wexford (UPMC Nowlan Park), 6pm
All-Ireland Under-20 Hurling final.

June 4
Leinster SHC final (Croke Park), 7pm

June 11/12
All-Ireland SHC preliminary qualifiers.

June 17/18
All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals.

July 2/3
All-Ireland SHC semi-finals.

July 17
All-Ireland SHC final.

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