The official launch of the Tailteann cup has taken place with the first round of fixtures throwing-in this coming weekend.
Cavan and Laois will get the action underway in Kingspan Breffni on Saturday afternoon at 4pm. The Breffni side entered the competition following their quarter final loss to Armagh.
Longford get their campaign underway with a trip to the Gaelic Grounds to face Limerick with their Leinster championship campaign coming to an end at the hands of Offaly. The mood in the camp is good according to vice-captain Patrick Fox despite the disappointing loss to the faithful county
Other fixtures will see Down welcoming Waterford to Paric Esler, while Meath and Tipperary face each other in Paric Tailteann.
Leitrim get their campaign underway on Sunday with a trip to Corrigan Park to face Antrim, Fermanagh and Wexford meet in Brewster Park, Offaly welcome London to Tullamore while Wicklow and Carlow in Aughrim.