The 2016 McGrath Cup / Munster Senior Hurling League fixtures have been announced.
Both Munster pre-season competitions will be confined to inter-county teams only. All six Munster counties will participate in the McGrath Cup,while all counties bar Tipperary will participate in the new Munster Senior Hurling League, which replaces the Waterford Crystal Cup.
The McGrath Cup will be organised in two groups of three counties with Kerry and Cork seeded in separate groups. The three counties in each group will play each other over three weekends and the group winners will play in the final.
The Munster Senior Hurling League format will see all counties play each other over five weekends with the top two meeting in the final.
McGrath Cup fixtures:
Group A: Round 1 Clare v Tipperary January 3; Clare venue
Group A: Round 2 Kerry v Clare January 10; Kerry venue
Group A: Round 3 Tipperary v Kerry January 17; Tipperary venue
Group B: Round 1 Cork v Limerick January 3; Cork venue
Group B: Round 2 Waterford v Cork January 10; Waterford venue
Group B: Round 3 Limerick v Waterford January 17; Limerick venue
Final: Group A winner v Group B winner January 22; (TBC)
Munster Senior Hurling League fixtures
Round 1: Limerick v Kerry January 3; Limerick venue
Round 1: Clare v Cork January 3; Clare venue
Round 2: Kerry v Cork; January 10; Kerry venue
Round 2: Waterford v Limerick January 10; Waterford venue
Round 3: Clare v Kerry January 13; Clare venue
Round 3: Cork v Waterford January 13; Cork venue
Round 4: Cork v Limerick January 17; Cork venue
Round 4: Waterford v Clare January 17; Waterford venue
Round 5: Kerry v Waterford January 24; Kerry venue
Round 5: Limerick v Clare January 24; Limerick venue