The GAA today launched the 2019 McDonagh, Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups at Croke Park in the company of players from all 25 counties competing in these senior hurling competitions.
The Joe McDonagh Cup begins this weekend with the meetings of Antrim and Kerry, and Offaly and Laois, while Westmeath will get their campaign underway next weekend.
Also this weekend, the Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard Cups commence. Down, Derry, Donegal, Wicklow, Roscommon, Kildare, Meath and London all have round one Ring Cup action, while Armagh, Monaghan, Louth, Sligo, Longford, Warwickshire, Tyrone and Mayo get the Rackard Cup up and running.
Fermanagh, Cavan, Lancashire and Leitrim get the Lory Meagher Cup off to a start on Saturday May 18.