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Here are the draws for the 2016 Dublin senior football and hurling championships
Football kingpins Ballyboden and hurling champions Cuala discovered their fate.

ALL-IRELAND CLUB finalists Ballyboden St-Enda’s will open the defence of their Dublin senior football crown with a clash against Naomh Olaf in the first round of the 2016 championship.

Ballyboden St Enda's players celebrate with the cup Cathal Noonan / INPHO Ballyboden St -Enda's players celebrating last year's county senior final win Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Ballyboden are currently preparing for their All-Ireland showdown with Castlebar Mitchels on 17 March but they now know their first Dublin assignment after the 2016 draws were made.

St Vincent’s, beaten finalists last November who had previously claimed the 2013 and 2014 titles, will meet Erins Isle in their opening tie.

Other recent champions include Ballymun Kickhams who will take on O’Tooles while St Brigid’s will meet St Maur’s.

The draw in full is:

Dublin Senior Football Championship 2016

Ballymun Kickhams v O’Tooles
St Jude’s v Cuala
Ballinteer St John’s v St Peregrines
UCD v St Sylvester’s
Ballyboden St-Enda’s v Naomh Olaf
Skerries Harps v Thomas Davis
St Pat’s Palmerstown v Whitehall Colmcille
Raheny v St Mary’s Saggart
St Vincent’s v Erins Isle
St Anne’s v Parnells
Na Fianna v Templeogue Synge Street
Clontarf v Fingal Ravens
St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh v Castleknock
St Brigid’s v St Maur’s
Lucan Sarsfields v Round Towers Clondalkin
Kilmacud Crokes v Naomh Mearnóg

The Cuala team celebrate winning Donall Farmer / INPHO Reigning Dublin senior hurling champions Cuala Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

2015 champions Cuala and 2014 kingpins Kilmacud Crokes have been drawn against each other in Group 1 of this year’s Dublin senior hurling championship.

St Judes, who have lost out in the last two deciders, are in Group 4 while Ballyboden St-Enda’s, who have won six of the last nine senior crowns, are in Group 2.

Here’s the draw in full:

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Dublin Senior Hurling Championship 2016

Group 1 – St Vincent’s, Ballinteer St Johns, Kilmacud Crokes, Cuala

Group 2 – Ballyboden St Enda’s, St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh, Craobh Chiarain, Faughs

Group 3 – O’Tooles, Lucan Sarsfields, Na Fianna, Setanta

Group 4 – Crumlin, St Brigid’s, St Pat’s Palmerstown, St Judes

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