Louth's Stephen Kettle. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
For the second year in a row, Louth hurlers will face Roscommon in their NHL Division 3A opener.
The Rossies will visit on Sunday, January 27, seven days before Louth travel to take on Tyrone.
A fortnight later, the Wee County will make the air trip to northern England to take on Lancashire, in round three, before finishing off with matches in Armagh and at home to Monaghan on February 24 and March 3.
The Wee County, under the watch of Philip O'Brien, reached the league final earlier this year, losing to Warwickshire in Trim.
A successor to the Meathman is yet to be appointed.