Carlow will meet Offaly, Limerick and London in Division 4B of the Lidl Ladies National Football League for 2022.
The master fixture list for next year’s competition has been published which sees the finals scheduled for Sunday April third.
Carlow open their league calendar on 13 February with a trip to Tullamore to face Offaly in Division 4B.
The following weekend (20 February) they’ll be at home for the visit of London who rejoin the league for the 2022 season. Round three gives Carlow a second home fixture as Limerick come to town.
In Division 4A, Ulster sides Antrim, Derry and Fermanagh will be joined by Leitrim, as Fermanagh prepare for life in the fourth tier again following relegation in 2021.
The Division 4 semi-finals will be contested on 20 March with the overall final booked for 3 April.
Elsewhere, holders Dublin will begin the defence of their Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 crown with a trip to Waterford on the opening weekend of the 2022 campaign.
Division 1B of the competition also contains TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions Meath and Cork, the 12-time Division 1 winners who lost out to Dublin in the 2021 top flight decider at Croke Park.
Cork and Meath will also meet on the opening weekend (February 13) in what will be the first competitive meeting between the counties since the dramatic TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final back in August, when Meath staged a sensational comeback to take the game to extra-time, before eventually prevailing.
Division 1A of the 2022 Lidl National League contains Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Westmeath – with two teams to emerge from each of the four-team divisions to contest the semi-finals on March 19.
Division 2A contains three Munster teams, namely Clare, Kerry and Tipperary, who were relegated from the top flight this year.
They’ll be joined by 2021 Division 3 Champions Laois, while Division 2B is an all-Ulster affair as Armagh, Cavan, Monaghan and Tyrone prepare for some intriguing games.
Division 3A contains newly-promoted Louth, who will play against Down, Roscommon and Sligo, while Wexford (relegated from Division 2 in 2021), Kildare, Wicklow and Longford make up an all-Leinster Division 3B.