Reigning champions Lansdowne will kick off the Ulster Bank League season with clash against newly promoted UCD in what promises to be an entertaining start to the season. The Ulster Bank League fixtures announced today show an action packed schedule for the top club competition across all four divisions.
Ballynahinch, runaway winners of Division 1B last season will kick off their campaign in the top flight with a visit from perennial league challengers Cork Con the same day.
Friday Night Lights games have proved very popular and attracted large crowds in recent seasons; they will be a key feature again this year with Irish Rugby TV streaming live games and match highlights from Division 1A throughout the year.
In Division 1B the big question this season will be can Shannon bounce back? They open their campaign against Blackrock while fellow Limerick club UL Bohemians, also relegated last season, will travel to newly promoted Terenure for their first game of the campaign.
Division 2A promises to be an interesting division and early season favourites Banbridge face Cashel while fellow Ulster club Ballymena will start their campaign for promotion at home to Galwegians.
The two newest clubs in the league face interesting games on their first weekend in Division 2B with Tullamore on the road to Greystones and Richmond travelling to Boyne.
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