Paddy Durcan of Mayo, centre, leads out the Mayo team for the team photograph before the Allianz Football League Division 1 Final match between Galway and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Mayo GAA Allianz League fixtures unveiled

Mayo football fans are gearing up for an exhilarating journey in the upcoming Allianz League, with the official announcement of their fixtures sparking excitement across the county.

The defending champions are set to commence their title defence with a challenging away clash against local rivals Galway in Salthill on Sunday, January 28, at 1.45 p.m.

A standout fixture on the calendar is the highly anticipated showdown against perennial powerhouse Dublin, scheduled for Saturday, February 3, at 7.30 p.m. in MacHale Park.

The clash promises to be a spectacle, pitting Mayo against the formidable Dublin side in what is sure to be a fierce battle under the floodlights.

Valentine's weekend brings another treat for Mayo supporters as they embark on a trip to Tralee to face Kerry on February 17, at 7.30 p.m. The encounter against the Kingdom will undoubtedly test Mayo's mettle and provide an early indicator of their form in the league.

The penultimate away challenge awaits Mayo on Saturday, February 24, at 5.15 p.m., as they aim to conquer Healy Park and lock horns with 2021 All-Ireland champions, Tyrone.

Local pride takes centre stage on Saturday, March 2, when Mayo welcome Roscommon to MacHale Park for a much-anticipated local derby. As the league progresses, Mayo face a resurgent Mickey Harte on St. Patrick's Day, a clash against Derry at 3.45 p.m., offering supporters a festive treat.

The final league fixture will see Mayo embark on a trip to Clones to face Monaghan on Sunday, March 24, at 1.45 p.m., providing a fitting conclusion to what promises to be an action-packed league campaign.