Champions Dublin will face divisional games away to Waterford and Meath and home to Cork in the 2022 Lidl Ladies NFL

Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne lifts the Division 1 trophy aloft in 2021, Dublin begin the defence of their title away to Waterford in the opening round of the 2022 Lidl Ladies NFL

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.

Dublin will take on Cork in Round 2, before 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Finalists Dublin and Meath renew acquaintances in Round 3.

Meath will operate in the top tier next year after they won the Division 2 title in 2021, to gain promotion.

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.

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.

In Division 4B, London are preparing for a return to League football, and they’ll pit their wits against Carlow, Offaly and Limerick.

The Division 2 semi-finals will be played on March 19, with the semi-finals in Divisions 3 and 4 down for decision on March 20.

The Finals in Divisions 3 and 4 are scheduled for Sunday, April 3, with the Divisions 1 and 2 Finals to be played a week later, on Sunday, April 10.

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1A

 

13th February

 

Donegal v Galway

Mayo v Westmeath

 

20th February

 

Galway v Mayo

Westmeath v Donegal

 

6th March

 

Mayo v Donegal

Westmeath v Galway

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1B

 

13th February

 

Waterford v Dublin

Meath v Cork

 

20th February

 

Dublin v Cork

Waterford v Meath

 

6th March

 

Meath v Dublin

Cork v Waterford

 

Semi-Finals 19th March

 

Final 10th April

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 2A

 

13th February

 

Kerry v Tipperary

Laois v Clare

 

20th February

 

Laois v Tipperary

Clare v Kerry

 

6th March

 

Kerry v Laois

Tipperary v Clare

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 2B

 

13th February

 

Cavan v Monaghan

Armagh v Tyrone

 

20th February

 

Tyrone v Monaghan

Armagh v Cavan

 

6th March

 

Cavan v Tyrone

Monaghan v Armagh

 

Semi-Finals 19th March

 

Final 10th April

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3A

 

13th February

 

Down v Roscommon

Sligo v Louth

 

20th February

 

Sligo v Down

Louth v Roscommon

 

6th March

 

Down v Louth

Roscommon v Sligo

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3B

 

13th February

 

Wexford v Kildare

Wicklow v Longford

 

20th February

 

Wicklow v Wexford

Longford v Kildare

 

6th March

 

Wexford v Longford

Kildare v Wicklow

 

Semi-Finals 20th March

 

Final 3rd April

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4A

 

13th February

 

Leitrim v Fermanagh

Antrim v Derry

 

20th February

 

Derry v Leitrim

Fermanagh v Antrim

 

6th March

 

Derry v Fermanagh

Leitrim v Antrim

2022 Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4B

 

13th February

 

Offaly v Carlow

Limerick v London

 

20th February

 

Limerick v Offaly

Carlow v London

 

6th March

 

Carlow v Limerick

Offaly v London

 

Semi-Finals 20th March

 

Final 3rd April