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Irish league fixtures: Champions Crusaders will kick off new season against Ballymena United

Published 07/07/2016

Crusaders celebrate winning back-to-back Danske Premiership titles. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Crusaders celebrate winning back-to-back Danske Premiership titles. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Danske Bank Premiership champions Crusaders will begin the defence of their title at home to Ballymena United on the opening day of the new season, Saturday, August 6. It will also mean a collision of the two of the most successful title-winning managers - Crues' Stephen Baxter and Ballymena's David Jeffrey.

Jeffrey's old club Linfield make the long journey to Ballinamallard for their first league game of the new campaign while promoted Ards have a tough start to life back in the big league, at home to Cliftonville. Portadown, who start the season with a 12 point deduction over player payment irregularities last term, also face a difficult opening assignment at Coleraine while Irish Cup holders Glenavon are at home to Carrick Rangers.

The first Glentoran-Linfield Big Two clash of the season is on October 1 at The Oval while Windsor Park this year hosts the traditional Boxing day derby between the clubs.

 

Full list:

1 06.08.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Ballymena United

1 06.08.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Carrick Rangers

1 06.08.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts

1 06.08.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Linfield

1 06.08.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Portadown

1 06.08.2016 3.00pm Ards v Cliftonville

 

2 10.08.2016 7.45pm Linfield v Coleraine

2 10.08.2016 7.45pm Portadown v Ballinamallard United

2 10.08.2016 7.45pm Cliftonville v Glentoran

2 10.08.2016 7.45pm Ballymena United v Glenavon

2 10.08.2016 7.45pm Carrick Rangers v Crusaders

2 10.08.2016 7.45pm Dungannon Swifts v Ards

 

3 13.08.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Linfield

3 13.08.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Cliftonville

3 13.08.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Carrick Rangers

3 13.08.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Ballymena United

3 13.08.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Coleraine

3 13.08.2016 3.00pm Ards v Portadown

 

4 20.08.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Glenavon

4 20.08.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Glentoran

4 20.08.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts

4 20.08.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Ard

4 20.08.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Ballinamallard United

4 20.08.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Crusaders

 

5 27.08.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Portadown

5 27.08.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

5 27.08.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Ards

5 27.08.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Cliftonville

5 27.08.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Ballymena United

5 27.08.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Glentoran

 

6 03.09.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Carrick Rangers

6 03.09.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Linfield

6 03.09.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Glenavon

6 03.09.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Coleraine

6 03.09.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United

6 03.09.2016 3.00pm Ards v Crusaders

 

7 10.09.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Dungannon Swifts

7 10.09.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Portadown

7 10.09.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Ballinamallard United

7 10.09.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Cliftonville

7 10.09.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Carrick Rangers

7 10.09.2016 3.00pm Ards v Glentoran

 

8 17.09.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Ballymena United

8 17.09.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Coleraine

8 17.09.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Crusaders

8 17.09.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Ards

8 17.09.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Linfield

8 17.09.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Glenavon

 

9 24.09.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Ballinamallard United

9 24.09.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Ards

9 24.09.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Cliftonville

9 24.09.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Glentoran

9 24.09.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

9 24.09.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Glenavon

 

10 01.10.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Cliftonville

10 01.10.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Portadown

10 01.10.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Linfield

10 01.10.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Dungannon Swifts

10 01.10.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Ballymena United

10 01.10.2016 3.00pm Ards v Carrick Rangers

 

11 08.10.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Crusaders

11 08.10.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Carrick Rangers

11 08.10.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Ballinamallard United

11 08.10.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Linfield

11 08.10.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Portadown

11 08.10.2016 3.00pm Ards v Coleraine

 

12 15.10.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Crusaders

12 15.10.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

12 15.10.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Glentoran

12 15.10.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Ballinamallard United

12 15.10.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Coleraine

12 15.10.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Ards

 

13 22.10.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Linfield

13 22.10.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Portadown

13 22.10.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Cliftonville

13 22.10.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Ballymena United

13 22.10.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Carrick Rangers

13 22.10.2016 3.00pm Ards v Dungannon Swifts

 

14 29.10.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Crusaders

14 29.10.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Glenavon

14 29.10.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Glentoran

14 29.10.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Ballinamallard United

14 29.10.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Dungannon Swifts

14 29.10.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Ards

 

15 05.11.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Linfield

15 05.11.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Portadown

15 05.11.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

15 05.11.2016 3.00pm Ards v Ballymena United

15 05.11.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Carrick Rangers

15 05.11.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Coleraine

 

16 12.11.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Crusaders

16 12.11.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Linfield

16 12.11.2016 3.00pm Ards v Glenavon

16 12.11.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Ballinamallard United

16 12.11.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Carrick Rangers

16 12.11.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Coleraine

 

17 19.11.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Portadown

17 19.11.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Cliftonville

17 19.11.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Glentoran

17 19.11.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Ballinamallard United

17 19.11.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts

17 19.11.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Ards

 

18 26.11.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Crusaders

18 26.11.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Linfield

18 26.11.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Glenavon

18 26.11.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Ballymena United

18 26.11.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Coleraine

18 26.11.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Ards

 

19 03.12.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Portadown

19 03.12.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Cliftonville

19 03.12.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Glentoran

19 03.12.2016 3.00pm Ards v Ballinamallard United

19 03.12.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Carrick Rangers

19 03.12.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts

 

20 10.12.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Crusaders

20 10.12.2016 3.00pm Ards v Linfield

20 10.12.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Portadown

20 10.12.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Ballymena United

20 10.12.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Carrick Rangers

20 10.12.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Coleraine

 

21 17.12.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Glenavon

21 17.12.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville

21 17.12.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Glentoran

21 17.12.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Ballymena United

21 17.12.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Dungannon Swifts

21 17.12.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Ards

 

22 26.12.2016 3.00pm Cliftonville v Crusaders

22 26.12.2016 3.00pm Portadown v Glenavon

22 26.12.2016 3.00pm Linfield v Glentoran

22 26.12.2016 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Ballinamallard United

22 26.12.2016 3.00pm Ballymena United v Coleraine

22 26.12.2016 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Ards

 

23 31.12.2016 3.00pm Crusaders v Linfield

23 31.12.2016 3.00pm Glenavon v Cliftonville

23 31.12.2016 3.00pm Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts

23 31.12.2016 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Portadown

23 31.12.2016 3.00pm Coleraine v Carrick Rangers

23 31.12.2016 3.00pm Ards v Ballymena United

 

24 03.01.2017 7.45pm Linfield v Coleraine

24 03.01.2017 7.45pm Portadown v Glentoran

24 03.01.2017 7.45pm Cliftonville v Carrick Rangers

24 03.01.2017 7.45pm Ballymena United v Glenavon

24 03.01.2017 7.45pm Dungannon Swifts v Ballinamallard United

24 03.01.2017 7.45pm Ards v Crusaders

 

25 14.01.2017 3.00pm Glenavon v Linfield

25 14.01.2017 3.00pm Cliftonville v Ards

25 14.01.2017 3.00pm Glentoran v Crusaders

25 14.01.2017 3.00pm Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts

25 14.01.2017 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Ballinamallard United

25 14.01.2017 3.00pm Coleraine v Portadown

 

26 21.01.2017 3.00pm Crusaders v Cliftonville

26 21.01.2017 3.00pm Linfield v Ballymena United

26 21.01.2017 3.00pm Portadown v Glenavon

26 21.01.2017 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Coleraine

26 21.01.2017 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

26 21.01.2017 3.00pm Ards v Glentoran

 

27 28.01.2017 3.00pm Glenavon v Crusaders

27 28.01.2017 3.00pm Cliftonville v Portadown

27 28.01.2017 3.00pm Glentoran v Ballinamallard United

27 28.01.2017 3.00pm Ballymena United v Carrick Rangers

27 28.01.2017 3.00pm Coleraine v Ards

27 28.01.2017 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Linfield

 

28 11.02.2017 3.00pm Crusaders v Ballymena United

28 11.02.2017 3.00pm Portadown v Ards

28 11.02.2017 3.00pm Glentoran v Glenavon

28 11.02.2017 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Cliftonville

28 11.02.2017 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Linfield

28 11.02.2017 3.00pm Coleraine v Dungannon Swifts

 

29 17.02.2017 7.45pm Linfield v Portadown

29 17.02.2017 7.45pm Glenavon v Ballinamallard United

29 17.02.2017 7.45pm Cliftonville v Glentoran

29 17.02.2017 7.45pm Ballymena United v Coleraine

29 17.02.2017 7.45pm Dungannon Swifts v Crusaders

29 17.02.2017 7.45pm Ards v Carrick Rangers

 

30 25.02.2017 3.00pm Portadown v Crusaders

30 25.02.2017 3.00pm Cliftonville v Coleraine

30 25.02.2017 3.00pm Glentoran v Linfield

30 25.02.2017 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Ballymena United

30 25.02.2017 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

30 25.02.2017 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Ards

 

31 11.03.2017 3.00pm Crusaders v Carrick Rangers

31 11.03.2017 3.00pm Linfield v Cliftonville

31 11.03.2017 3.00pm Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts

31 11.03.2017 3.00pm Ballymena United v Portadown

31 11.03.2017 3.00pm Coleraine v Glentoran

31 11.03.2017 3.00pm Ards v Ballinamallard United

 

32 18.03.2017 3.00pm Crusaders v Ballinamallard United

32 18.03.2017 3.00pm Linfield v Ards

32 18.03.2017 3.00pm Glenavon v Coleraine

32 18.03.2017 3.00pm Ballymena United v Glentoran

32 18.03.2017 3.00pm Carrick Rangers v Portadown

32 18.03.2017 3.00pm Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

 

33 25.03.2017 3.00pm Portadown v Dungannon Swifts

33 25.03.2017 3.00pm Cliftonville v Ballymena United

33 25.03.2017 3.00pm Glentoran v Carrick Rangers

33 25.03.2017 3.00pm Ballinamallard United v Linfield

33 25.03.2017 3.00pm Coleraine v Crusaders

33 25.03.2017 3.00pm Ards v Glenavon

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