Seventeen teams from the AIB League will compete for the inaugural AIB All-Ireland Cup with the competition beginning in the middle of November. Connacht will be represented by two teams, Leinster six, Munster five and Ulster four.
The round dates for the AIB All-Ireland Cup are as follows:
Round One: the week ending November 12
Round Two: the week ending December 17
Quarter-Finals: the week ending February 11, 2006
Semi-Finals: the week ending February 25
AIB All-Ireland Cup Final: Saturday, April 8 (venue tbc)