As expected Kilkenny hit the road for their first championship game of 2016.
The cats head to Wexford or Laois depending on the winners of the Dublin/Wexford game in a semi-final on Saturday, June 11.
Carlows first game in the hurling is away to Kerry on the 1st of May while the footballers head to Portlaoise to play Louth on the 14th of May.
Leinster council met last night to decide on times, dates and venues for the 2016 championship.
Here are the fixtures in full…