Following the release of today’s League of Ireland First Division fixtures, we will commence the 2021 season with a short trip to Cork City on March 26th in Turners Cross. The tie will be our first league meeting with Cork since a 1-1 draw in 2008 at St Colman’s Park.
These fixtures are being released before a final decision on licensing and feature a 10-team format for the new campaign, with nine named teams listed. One team has been designated as TBC ahead of the outcome of the licensing process later this month, which still involves three candidates. If more than one club is successful with their application for a First Division licence, and additional teams are granted entry to the First Division, the fixtures will be amended accordingly at the given time. All fixtures are subject to change.
The following week we will host UCD on April 4th in our first home game, before facing TBC (A), Wexford (A) and Bray (H) in the balance of our opening five fixtures.
We will host neighbours Cork City on May 29th, with the final league meeting between the clubs taking place at Turners Cross on August 13th. We will end the regular season on October 29th, away to Athlone Town.
The First Division play-off series will begin on Friday, November 5 with two-legged semi-finals ahead of the First Division play-off final on Friday, November 19 at a neutral venue. The winner of this match will then face the ninth-position Premier Division team in the promotion/relegation play-off final in the week ending Sunday, November 28.
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