2022 Senior Football and Hurling Provincial Championship draws
Tyrone will have to travel a long road to successfully defend their All-Ireland in 2022 after the draw for next year’s Ulster Senior Football Championship paired them against Fermanagh in the Preliminary Round.
If they come through that match, things don’t get any easier thereafter as the winners of Tyrone-Fermanagh will play Derry in the Ulster SFC Quarter-Final.
Arguably the stand-out tie of the Ulster SFC draw though is the quarter-final pairing of Donegal and Armagh.
There are some juicy ties too in the other provinces, with the Connacht Quarter-Final clash of Galway and Mayo an obvious stand-out.
The two traditional powers in Munster, Kerry and Cork, also came out on the same side of their draw and will play one another in the Munster semi-final.
While in Leinster, defending champions Dublin will play the winners of Offaly and Wexford in the provincial quarter-final.
The provincial hurling championships will return to a round-robin format in 2022 and both should start with a bang.
In Leinster, managerial newcomers Henry Shefflin (Galway) and Darragh Egan (Wexford) will face off against one another in Round 1. Shefflin’s keenly awaited duel with former master, Kilkenny manager Brian Cody, comes in Round 3.
While in Munster, reigning provincial and All-Ireland champions, Limerick, will begin the defence of their titles with a re-run of last year’s All-Ireland Final against Cork.
2022 SENIOR FOOTBALL AND HURLING PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAWS
Ulster Senior Football Championship
Fermanagh v Tyrone
Donegal v Armagh
Antrim v Cavan
Monaghan v Down
Derry v Fermanagh/Tyrone
Donegal/Armagh v Antrim/Cavan
Monaghan/Down v Derry/Fermanagh/Tyrone
Connacht Senior Football Championship
New York v Sligo, London v Letrim, Mayo v Galway
Roscommon v Sligo/New York, London/Leitrim v Mayo/Galway
Munster Senior Football Championship
Tipperary v Waterford, Clare v Limerick
Kerry v Cork, Tipperary/Waterford v Clare/Limerick
Leinster Senior Football Championship
Louth v Carlow, Laois v Wicklow, Offaly v Wexford
Dublin v Offaly/Wexford, Meath v Laois/Wicklow, Kildare v Louth/Carlow, Westmeath v Longford
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Cork v Limerick, Waterford v Tipperary
Limerick v Waterford, Tipperary v Clare
Clare v Limerick, Waterford v Cork
Cork v Clare, Limerick v Tipperary
Tipperary v Cork, Clare v Waterford
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Round one (16/17 April)
Dublin v Laois, Wexford v Galway, Westmeath v Kilkenny
Round two (23/24 April)
Kilkenny v Laois, Wexford v Dublin, Galway v Westmeath
Round three (30 April/1 May)
Laois v Wexford, Galway v Kilkenny, Westmeath v Dublin
Round four (14/15 May)
Dublin v Kilkenny, Laois v Galway, Westmeath v Wexford
Round five (21/22 May)
Kilkenny v Wexford, Galway v Dublin, Laois v Westmeath