The SSE Airtricity League of Ireland fixtures for 2015 have been announced, and they’ve thrown up some mouth-watering opening clashes.
Last year’s Premier Division champions Dundalk welcome newboys and First Division champions Longford Town to Oriel Park on the opening day of the season.
Runners-up Cork City face a tough test against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds, with John Caulfield coming up against Owen Heary in the managerial stakes.
FAI Cup winners St. Patrick’s Athletic must face old foes Shamrock Rovers away in Tallaght on Friday, March 6th. It will also be the third year in a row in which Shamrock Rovers will have a home game on the last day, as they face Drogheda on the 30th of October.
Newly-promoted sides Galway United face Derry City in Eamonn Deacy Park on the opening Friday, while Limerick entertain Bohemians at their new Markets Field ground on Saturday, March 7th.
PREMIER DIVISION SERIES 1
Friday, March 6, 2015
Dundalk v Longford Town, Oriel Park, 7.45pm
Galway United v Derry City, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm
Shamrock Rovers v St Patrick’s Athletic, Tallaght Stadium, 8pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Bray Wanderers v Drogheda United, Carlisle Grounds, 5.45pm
Limerick v Bohemians, Markets Field, 7pm
Sligo Rovers v Cork City, The Showgrounds, 7.45pm
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