Dundalk first up for Rovers in new season

Sligo Rovers will begin the new season at home to Dundalk FC in an exciting tie to begin the SSE Airtiricty League Premier Division season.

The match will take place on Saturday 20 March in The Showgrounds, kick-off 7.45pm.

Rovers then travel to Waterford the following Friday for the first away encounter, and face another away match against Longford Town on Saturday 3 April.

The fourth match of the campaign sees Shamrock Rovers visit The Showgrounds on Saturday 10 April.

Finn Harps are next up in The Showgrounds seven days later, which is followed by a midweek game against Bohemians in Dalymount Park on Tuesday 20 April.

Derry at home, Drogheda United away and a midweek game, Monday 3 May, against St Patrick’s Athletic completes the list for the first round of games.

Several reserve dates has been included in the new season, while the mid-season break has also been stayed in the calendar, beginning on 30 May.

The season will end on Friday 19 November for Rovers at home to Bohemians.