Henry Shefflin's first game in charge of the Galway hurlers will be against Michael Fennelly's Offaly.
The Ballyhale club-mates, who won 18 All-Ireland SHC medals between them with Kilkenny, will face off in the opening round of the Walsh Cup in Ballinasloe on Sunday, January 9 at 2pm. Galway and Offaly are joined in Group A by Antrim and Dublin, with Group B comprising Kilkenny, Laois and Wexford.
The Group A and Group B winners will meet in the final on Sunday, January 30.
2021 Walsh Cup
Round 1 fixtures (January 9):
Dublin v Antrim – 2pm in Dublin
Galway v Offaly – 2pm in Ballinasloe
Laois v Wexford – 2pm in Laois
Round 2 fixtures (January 16):
Dublin v Galway – 2pm in Dublin
Offaly v Antrim – 2pm in Offaly
Kilkenny v Laois – 2pm in Kilkenny
Round 3 fixtures (23 January):
Antrim v Galway – 2pm in Abbottstown
Offaly v Dublin – 2pm in Offaly
Wexford v Kilkenny – 2pm in Kilkenny
Final (30 January):
Winner Group B v Winner Group ATweet