2018 fixtures: Munster and Leinster hurling finals on same day

October 31, 2017

Galway supporters celebrate a score during their side's Leinster SHC final victory over Wexford at Croke Park.
©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

The 2018 Leinster and Munster SHC finals will both be staged on Sunday, July 1st.

According to the GAA's 2018 Master Fixtures Plan, which has been tweaked following changes voted in at Congress and released today, it has also been confirmed that the All-Ireland hurling final moves to August (Sunday, 19th), while the Sam Maguire decider is relocated from its traditional third-Sunday-in-September slot to Sunday, September 2nd.

The football and hurling leagues throw in simultaneously on Saturday, January 27th and the Division One and Two football league finals on April 1st are the only intercounty fixtures scheduled for April.

On Saturday night, June 23rd, the national hurling league final and Munster football final will both be staged.

Provincial championship fixtures:

May 6th

Connacht football championship
Leitrim v New York
Sligo v London (Ruislip) 

May 12th

Leinster hurling championship
Offaly v Galway

May 13th

Connacht football championship
Mayo v Galway

Ulster football championship
Donegal v Cavan

Leinster hurling championship 
Dublin v Kilkenny

May 12th/13th

Leinster football championship
Laois v Wexford
Louth v Carlow
Offaly v Wicklow

May 19th

Ulster football championship 
Fermanagh v Armagh

Munster football championship
Clare v Limerick
Tipperary v Waterford

May 20th

Munster hurling championship
Cork v Clare
Limerick v Tipperary

Ulster football championship
Tyrone v Monaghan

Leinster hurling championship
Kilkenny v Offaly
Wexford v Dublin

May 26th

Ulster football championship 
Down v Antrim

Connacht football championship
Leitrim/NY v Roscommon

May 26/27th

Leinster hurling championship
Offaly v Wexford

Leinster football championship
Laois/Wexford v Westmeath
Louth/Carlow v Kildare
Offaly/Wicklow v Dublin
Longford v Meath

May 27th
Munster hurling championship
Tipperary v Cork
Clare v Waterford

Leinster hurling championship
Galway v Kilkenny

UIster football championship
Donegal/Cavan v Derry

June 2nd

Munster football championship
Clare/Limerick v Kerry
Tipperary/Waterford v Cork

Munster hurling championship
Cork v Limerick

Leinster hurling championship
Wexford v Galway

June 3rd

Munster hurling championship
Waterford v Tipperary

Leinster hurling championship
Dublin v Offaly

Connacht football championship
Mayo/Galway v Sligo/London (Sligo/Galway)

Ulster football championship
Fermanagh/Armagh v Tyrone/Monaghan

June 9th

Leinster hurling championship
Kilkenny v Wexford
Galway v Dublin

June 10th

Munster hurling championship
Limerick v Waterford
Tipperary v Clare

Ulster football championship
Donegal/Cavan/Derry v Down/Antrim

Leinster football championship
Offaly/Wicklow/Dublin v Longford/Meath
Laois/Wexford/Westmeath v Louth/Carlow/Kildare

June 17th

4pm Connacht football final

Munster senior hurling championship
Clare v Limerick
Waterford v Cork

June 23rd

7pm Munster football final

June 24th

2pm Ulster football final
4pm Leinster football final

July 1st

2pm Munster hurling final
4pm Leinster hurling final

Opening round national league fixtures

NFL Division 1

27 Jan:  Dublin v  Kildare, Croke Park, 7.00pm
28 Jan:  Kerry v Donegal,  Fitzgerald Stadium, 2.00pm
28 Jan:  Monaghan v Mayo, Clones, 2.00pm
28 Jan:  Galway v Tyrone, Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm

NFL Division 2

27 Jan:  Clare v Cavan, Cusack Park, 2.00pm
27 Jan:  Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 7.00pm
28 Jan:  Louth v Down, Gaelic Grounds Drogheda, 2.00pm
28 Jan:  Roscommon v Meath, Hyde Park, 2.30pm

NFL Division 3

28 Jan:  Armagh v Sligo, Athletic Grounds, 2.00pm
28 Jan:  Fermanagh v Wexford, Brewster Park, 2.00pm
28 Jan: Offaly v Longford, O'Connor Park, 2.00pm
28 Jan:  Derry v Westmeath, Owenbeg, 2.30pm

NFL Division 4

27 Jan:  London v Carlow, Ruislip, 1.00pm
27 Jan:  Laois v Limerick, O'Moore Park, 7.00pm
28 Jan:  Antrim v Leitrim, Corrigan Park, 2.00pm
28 Jan: Wicklow v Waterford, Aughrim, 2.30pm

NHL Divsion 1A

27 Jan:  Cork v Kilkenny, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 7.00pm
28 Jan:  Clare v Tipperary, Cusack Park, 2.00pm
28 Jan:  Waterford v Wexford, Walsh Park, 2.00pm

NHL Division 1B

27 Jan:  Dublin v Offaly, Croke Park, 5.00pm
28 Jan:  Galway v Antrim, Pearse Stadium, 12.30pm
28 Jan:  Limerick v Laois, Gaelic Grounds, 2.00pm

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