THE Alliance League Fixtures for 2023 have finally been confirmed with Kildare footballers opening their Division 2 NFL campaign with an away game to Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday 28 January while the hurlers are away to Carlow in their Division 2A opener a week later on Saturday 4 February.
In Round 2 Glenn Ryan’s team will host Cork in Newbridge before travelling to Ennis to face Clare on Sunday 19 February.
Kildare are at home again in Round 3 as they host Ulster Champions, Derry and they’ll renew rivalry with newly promoted Mickey Harte’s Louth in Ardee on Sunday 5 March.
In the concluding two rounds Kildare are away to Limerick on Sunday 19 March and will conclude their campaign with a match in Newbridge against old foes, Meath, now managed by Colm O’Rourke on Sunday 26 March.
Three home and four away, including two in a row, is a tough ask in Division 2.
After travelling to Carlow in Round 1 of Division 2A of the NHL David Herity’s hurlers will host Down, who they dramatically beat last year, in Round 2 on Sunday 12 February.
Next up in Round 3 Kildare have a difficult assignment away to Derry on Sunday 26 February and the Lilywhites will conclude their campaign with a home match against Kerry on Saturday 11 March and an away match to Offaly in Tullamore on Sunday 19 March.
Two at home and three away is again a difficult task for the Kildare hurlers.
Allianz National Football League Division 2 Fixtures 2023
Saturday 28 January: Dublin V Kildare Croke Park, 5pm
Sunday 5 February: Kildare V Cork St Conleth’s Park, 2pm
Sunday 19 February: Clare V Kildare Cusack Park, Ennis 2pm
Sunday 26 February: Kildare V Derry St Conleth’s Park, 2pm
Sunday 5 March: Louth V Kildare Pairc Mhuire, Ardee 2pm
Sunday 19 March: Limerick V Kildare TUS Gaelic Grounds Limerick, 3.45pm
Sunday 26 March: Kildare V Meath St Conleth’s Park, 2pm
Allianz National Hurling League Division 2A Fixtures 2023
Saturday 4 February: Carlow V Kildare Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
Sunday 12 February: Kildare V Down St Conleth’s Park, 2pm
Sunday 26 February: Derry V Kildare Celtic Park, 2pm
Saturday 11 March: Kildare V Kerry St Conleth’s Park, 2pm
Sunday 19 March: Offaly V Kildare O’Connor Park, Tullamore 1pm