Donegal to face Kildare as league starts with Croke double-header

Donegal's Karl Lacey battles with Kildare's Brian Flanagan in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-final

Donegal will be involved a double-header at Croke Park on to herald the start of the 2013 Football League.

The All-Ireland champions will face Kildare at headquarters on Saturday 2 February at 17:15 GMT with the Dublin v Cork football game following at 19:00.

Tyrone will also be involved in a Croke Park double-header on 16 March when they take on Dublin in a Division 1 game at 19:00.

This game follows Dublin's hurling league clash with Limerick.

Down will also be involved in Saturday evening Croke Park clash with the Dubs on 23 March.

Dublin's Division 1 game against Mayo will take place at Croke Park Saturday 2 March while headquarters will also host Kildare's scheduled home game with the Dubs on Sunday 10 March.