Carlow ladies football team get their national league campaign underway with a home game against Offaly on the 23rd of May.
The draws have been made and Carlow has an all-Leinster affair in the opening round of Division 4B.
They have a bye for the second round on the 30th of May but they travel to face Limerick then in round 3 on the bank holiday weekend on the 6th of June.
The semi-finals of the competition are down for the 12th/13th of June with the finals then on the 26th/27th of June.
Holders Cork will commence their 2021 Lidl National League Division 1 campaign with a home fixture against Munster rivals Tipperary.
The Rebelettes, who won the top-flight crown in 2019, is also pitted with TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin in Division 1B – with the counties set to meet in Round 2 of the League in an eagerly-anticipated clash.
Another Munster outfit, Waterford, is the fourth team in Division 1B, with Donegal, Galway, Mayo, and Westmeath set to do battle in Division 1A.
Three rounds of group fixtures will determine the four semi-finalists – with the top team from Division 1A meeting the second-placed team from Division 1B, and vice versa.
The same semi-final principle will apply across the divisions, while the bottom-placed teams in each group, with the exception of Divisions 4A and 4B, will take part in relegation play-offs.
Divisions 1, 2, and 3 will each see one county relegated, with the winners of the Finals in Divisions 2, 3, and 4 earning promotion.
Dublin, the four-in-a-row TG4 All-Ireland Senior winners, will commence their 2021 Lidl NFL campaign with a home fixture against Waterford, who they defeated in the 2020 Championship.
The Round 1 fixtures are set for the weekend of Sunday, May 23rd, and the three rounds of group fixtures will be played on consecutive weekends, with semi-finals and relegation play-offs scheduled for the weekend of June 12/13.
There will then follow a two-week break ahead of the Lidl National League Finals – to be played on the weekend of June 26/27.