However, following weeks of behind-the-scenes activity, it looks increasingly likely that the Lilywhites' ‘home' games against All-Ireland champions Donegal and Dublin will be switched to Croke Park.
Those matches would then facilitate the staging of a Spring Series double-header on Saturday, February 2, comprising of Kildare v Donegal followed by Dublin v Cork.
That would likely be followed by a stand-alone clash between the Leinster arch-rivals on Saturday, March 9.
According to local media speculation, the quid pro quo for Kildare would be a substantial financial windfall.
The Leinster Leader today reported that an offer “too good to turn down” – in the region of €60,000 to €70,000 – will allow Kildare GAA to upgrade their Newbridge home to the required health and safety regulations and also increase capacity to between 8,500 and 9,000.