Parnell Park will host the clash between Dublin and DCU

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DUBLIN GAA FANS will be able to catch both the county teams in action in their opening fixtures of the 2017 season.

The All-Ireland winning football side take on DCU in their first O’Byrne Cup game on Sunday 8 January at 4pm in Parnell Park.

A double-header will take place at the venue with the Walsh Cup meeting of the Dublin hurlers against Carlow the curtain-raiser at 2pm.

They will be Dublin’s first competitive fixtures of the new season although the annual Dub Stars games will take place before that on New Years Day.

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All-Ireland hurling finalists Kilkenny will take to the field for the first time on a Thursday night under lights with their Walsh Cup fixture on 5 January set to feature a clash with DCU at MW Hire Park Dunmore.

Kilkenny players during half-time of their Walsh Cup game

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Kildare’s opening O’Byrne Cup game is pencilled in for Saturday 7 January in Newbridge against Longford while there are a total of 14 games between the O’Byrne Cup and Walsh on Sunday 8 January.

Here’s what’s in store:

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Thursday 5 January

Walsh Cup Senior Hurling

Kilkenny v DCU, MW Hire Park Dunmore, 7.30pm

Saturday 7 January

O’Byrne Cup Senior Football

Kildare v Longford, St Conleth’s Park Newbridge, 2pm

Sunday 8 January

O’Byrne Cup Senior Football

Dublin v DCU, Parnell Park, 4pm
Wexford v UCD, St Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy, 2pm
Offaly v IT Carlow, Geashill (Raheen GAA), 2pm
Meath v Wicklow, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm
Laois v DIT, Portarlington, 2pm
Westmeath v Louth, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Carlow v Maynooth University, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm

Walsh Cup Senior Hurling

Galway v DIT, Duggan Park, Ballinalsoe, 2pm
Laois v NUI Galway, Abbeyleix, 2pm
Westmeath v Antrim, Kinnegad, 2pm
Dublin v Carlow, Parnell Park, 2pm
Wexford v UCD, Gorey, 2pm
Meath v Offaly, Trim, 2pm
Kildare v IT Carlow, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 2pm

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