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Premiership fixtures in full: Linfield and Ballymena set for early top two clash while Larne begin against Warrenpoint

Linfield and Ballymena United, last year's top two, will clash on the second matchday of the season.
Linfield and Ballymena United, last year's top two, will clash on the second matchday of the season.

Danske Bank Premiership champions Linfield will begin the defence of their title at home to Institute on Saturday, August 10.

Last season's top two will clash as early as the second matchday, on Tuesday August 13, when the Blues visit David Jeffrey's Ballymena United.

Championship winners Larne will host Warrenpoint Town on the opening day of the campaign while promotion play-off winners Carrick Rangers face the daunting trip to take on Irish Cup holders Crusaders.

Coleraine's new manager will get a home start, with Cliftonville the visitors to the Showgrounds, while Dungannon host Ballymena and Glenavon welcome Glentoran to Mourneview Park.

The season's first 'Big Two' derby will take place at Windsor Park on September 14, while Glentoran will host the Boxing Day derby.

Ballymena will host their rivals Coleraine also on September 14, with the Bannsiders welcoming the Braidmen to the Showgrounds on Boxing Day.

The north Belfast derby will be played just a week into the league season, with Crusaders visiting Solitude on August 17. Cliftonville will also host the Boxing Day meeting.

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The final pre-split fixtures are scheduled to be played on Saturday, March 21, when Glentoran again host Linfield.

The Premiership season is due to finish on Saturday, April 25.

Danske Bank Premiership fixtures in full

Matchday 1

Sat 10 Aug 3pm Coleraine v Cliftonville

Sat 10 Aug 3pm Crusaders v Carrick Rangers

Sat 10 Aug 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United

Sat 10 Aug 3pm Glenavon v Glentoran

Sat 10 Aug 3pm Larne v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 10 Aug 3pm Linfield v Institute

Matchday 2

Tue 13 Aug 7:45pm Ballymena United v Linfield

Tue 13 Aug 7:45pm Carrick Rangers v Larne

Tue 13 Aug 7:45pm Cliftonville v Glenavon

Tue 13 Aug 7:45pm Glentoran v Coleraine

Tue 13 Aug 7:45pm Institute v Dungannon Swifts

Tue 13 Aug 7:45pm Warrenpoint Town v Crusaders

Matchday 3

Sat 17 Aug 3pm Cliftonville v Crusaders

Sat 17 Aug 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Glentoran

Sat 17 Aug 3pm Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 17 Aug 3pm Institute v Carrick Rangers

Sat 17 Aug 3pm Larne v Ballymena United

Sat 17 Aug 3pm Linfield v Coleraine

Matchday 4

Sat 24 Aug 3pm Ballymena United v Glentoran

Sat 24 Aug 3pm Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville

Sat 24 Aug 3pm Coleraine v Institute

Sat 24 Aug 3pm Crusaders v Larne

Sat 24 Aug 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Glenavon

Sat 24 Aug 3pm Linfield v Warrenpoint Town

Matchday 5

Sat 31 Aug 3pm Carrick Rangers v Ballymena United

Sat 31 Aug 3pm Crusaders v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 31 Aug 3pm Glenavon v Coleraine

Sat 31 Aug 3pm Glentoran v Institute

Sat 31 Aug 3pm Larne v Linfield

Sat 31 Aug 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Cliftonville

Matchday 6

Sat 07 Sep 3pm Ballymena United v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 07 Sep 3pm Cliftonville v Linfield

Sat 07 Sep 3pm Coleraine v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 07 Sep 3pm Glenavon v Carrick Rangers

Sat 07 Sep 3pm Glentoran v Larne

Sat 07 Sep 3pm Institute v Crusaders

Matchday 7

Sat 14 Sep 3pm Ballymena United v Coleraine

Sat 14 Sep 3pm Crusaders v Glenavon

Sat 14 Sep 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

Sat 14 Sep 3pm Institute v Larne

Sat 14 Sep 3pm Linfield v Glentoran

Sat 14 Sep 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Carrick Rangers

Matchday 8

Sat 21 Sep 3pm Carrick Rangers v Linfield

Sat 21 Sep 3pm Cliftonville v Institute

Sat 21 Sep 3pm Coleraine v Crusaders

Sat 21 Sep 3pm Glenavon v Ballymena United

Sat 21 Sep 3pm Glentoran v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 21 Sep 3pm Larne v Dungannon Swifts

Matchday 9

Sat 28 Sep 3pm Ballymena United v Cliftonville

Sat 28 Sep 3pm Coleraine v Larne

Sat 28 Sep 3pm Crusaders v Glentoran

Sat 28 Sep 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Carrick Rangers

Sat 28 Sep 3pm Linfield v Glenavon

Sat 28 Sep 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Institute

Matchday 10

Sat 05 Oct 3pm Carrick Rangers v Coleraine

Sat 05 Oct 3pm Crusaders v Linfield

Sat 05 Oct 3pm Glentoran v Cliftonville

Sat 05 Oct 3pm Institute v Ballymena United

Sat 05 Oct 3pm Larne v Glenavon

Sat 05 Oct 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Dungannon Swifts

Matchday 11

Sat 12 Oct 3pm Ballymena United v Crusaders

Sat 12 Oct 3pm Cliftonville v Larne

Sat 12 Oct 3pm Coleraine v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 12 Oct 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Linfield

Sat 12 Oct 3pm Glenavon v Institute

Sat 12 Oct 3pm Glentoran v Carrick Rangers

Matchday 12

Sat 19 Oct 3pm Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 19 Oct 3pm Crusaders v Coleraine

Sat 19 Oct 3pm Institute v Cliftonville

Sat 19 Oct 3pm Larne v Glentoran

Sat 19 Oct 3pm Linfield v Ballymena United

Sat 19 Oct 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Glenavon

Matchday 13

Sat 26 Oct 3pm Carrick Rangers v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 26 Oct 3pm Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 26 Oct 3pm Coleraine v Linfield

Sat 26 Oct 3pm Glenavon v Crusaders

Sat 26 Oct 3pm Glentoran v Ballymena United

Sat 26 Oct 3pm Larne v Institute

Matchday 14

Sat 02 Nov 3pm Ballymena United v Larne

Sat 02 Nov 3pm Crusaders v Institute

Sat 02 Nov 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Coleraine

Sat 02 Nov 3pm Glenavon v Cliftonville

Sat 02 Nov 3pm Linfield v Carrick Rangers

Sat 02 Nov 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Glentoran

Matchday 15

Sat 09 Nov 3pm Ballymena United v Carrick Rangers

Sat 09 Nov 3pm Cliftonville v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 09 Nov 3pm Coleraine v Glenavon

Sat 09 Nov 3pm Institute v Glentoran

Sat 09 Nov 3pm Larne v Crusaders

Sat 09 Nov 3pm Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

Matchday 16

Sat 16 Nov 3pm Carrick Rangers v Crusaders

Sat 16 Nov 3pm Cliftonville v Ballymena United

Sat 16 Nov 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Larne

Sat 16 Nov 3pm Glentoran v Glenavon

Sat 16 Nov 3pm Institute v Linfield

Sat 16 Nov 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Coleraine

Matchday 17

Sat 23 Nov 3pm Ballymena United v Institute

Sat 23 Nov 3pm Coleraine v Carrick Rangers

Sat 23 Nov 3pm Crusaders v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 23 Nov 3pm Glenavon v Linfield

Sat 23 Nov 3pm Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 23 Nov 3pm Larne v Cliftonville

Matchday 18

Sat 30 Nov 3pm Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

Sat 30 Nov 3pm Cliftonville v Glentoran

Sat 30 Nov 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Crusaders

Sat 30 Nov 3pm Institute v Coleraine

Sat 30 Nov 3pm Linfield v Larne

Sat 30 Nov 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Ballymena United

Matchday 19

Sat 07 Dec 3pm Carrick Rangers v Institute

Sat 07 Dec 3pm Coleraine v Glentoran

Sat 07 Dec 3pm Crusaders v Ballymena United

Sat 07 Dec 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 07 Dec 3pm Glenavon v Larne

Sat 07 Dec 3pm Linfield v Cliftonville

Matchday 20

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Cliftonville v Carrick Rangers

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Glentoran v Crusaders

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Institute v Glenavon

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Larne v Coleraine

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Linfield

Matchday 21

Sat 21 Dec 3pm Ballymena United v Glenavon

Sat 21 Dec 3pm Carrick Rangers v Glentoran

Sat 21 Dec 3pm Cliftonville v Coleraine

Sat 21 Dec 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Institute

Sat 21 Dec 3pm Linfield v Crusaders

Sat 21 Dec 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Larne

Matchday 22

Thu 26 Dec 3pm Coleraine v Ballymena United

Thu 26 Dec 3pm Crusaders v Cliftonville

Thu 26 Dec 3pm Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts

Thu 26 Dec 3pm Glentoran v Linfield

Thu 26 Dec 3pm Institute v Warrenpoint Town

Thu 26 Dec 3pm Larne v Carrick Rangers

Matchday 23

Sat 28 Dec 3pm Coleraine v Linfield

Sat 28 Dec 3pm Crusaders v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 28 Dec 3pm Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 28 Dec 3pm Glentoran v Ballymena United

Sat 28 Dec 3pm Institute v Carrick Rangers

Sat 28 Dec 3pm Larne v Cliftonville

Matchday 24

Wed 01 Jan 3pm Ballymena United v Larne

Wed 01 Jan 3pm Carrick Rangers v Coleraine

Wed 01 Jan 3pm Cliftonville v Glenavon

Wed 01 Jan 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Glentoran

Wed 01 Jan 3pm Linfield v Institute

Wed 01 Jan 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Crusaders

Matchday 25

Sat 11 Jan 3pm Cliftonville v Linfield

Sat 11 Jan 3pm Coleraine v Crusaders

Sat 11 Jan 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United

Sat 11 Jan 3pm Glenavon v Institute

Sat 11 Jan 3pm Glentoran v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 11 Jan 3pm Larne v Carrick Rangers

Matchday 26

Sat 18 Jan 3pm Ballymena United v Glenavon

Sat 18 Jan 3pm Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville

Sat 18 Jan 3pm Crusaders v Larne

Sat 18 Jan 3pm Institute v Glentoran

Sat 18 Jan 3pm Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 18 Jan 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Coleraine

Matchday 27

Sat 25 Jan 3pm Carrick Rangers v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 25 Jan 3pm Coleraine v Cliftonville

Sat 25 Jan 3pm Crusaders v Ballymena United

Sat 25 Jan 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Institute

Sat 25 Jan 3pm Larne v Glentoran

Sat 25 Jan 3pm Linfield v Glenavon

Matchday 28

Sat 08 Feb 3pm Ballymena United v Carrick Rangers

Sat 08 Feb 3pm Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 08 Feb 3pm Glenavon v Crusaders

Sat 08 Feb 3pm Glentoran v Coleraine

Sat 08 Feb 3pm Institute v Larne

Sat 08 Feb 3pm Warrenpoint Town v Linfield

Matchday 29

Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Ballymena United v Linfield

Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Coleraine v Glenavon

Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Crusaders v Cliftonville

Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Dungannon Swifts v Larne

Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Glentoran v Carrick Rangers

Fri 14 Feb 7:45pm Warrenpoint Town v Institute

Matchday 30

Sat 22 Feb 3pm Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 22 Feb 3pm Cliftonville v Ballymena United

Sat 22 Feb 3pm Glenavon v Glentoran

Sat 22 Feb 3pm Institute v Coleraine

Sat 22 Feb 3pm Larne v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 22 Feb 3pm Linfield v Crusaders

Matchday 31

Sat 07 Mar 3pm Ballymena United v Coleraine

Sat 07 Mar 3pm Carrick Rangers v Linfield

Sat 07 Mar 3pm Crusaders v Institute

Sat 07 Mar 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 07 Mar 3pm Glentoran v Cliftonville

Sat 07 Mar 3pm Larne v Glenavon

Matchday 32

Sat 14 Mar 3pm Coleraine v Dungannon Swifts

Sat 14 Mar 3pm Crusaders v Glentoran

Sat 14 Mar 3pm Glenavon v Carrick Rangers

Sat 14 Mar 3pm Institute v Cliftonville

Sat 14 Mar 3pm Linfield v Larne

Sat 14 Mar Warrenpoint Town v Ballymena United

Matchday 33

Sat 21 Mar 3pm Ballymena United v Institute

Sat 21 Mar 3pm Carrick Rangers v Crusaders

Sat 21 Mar 3pm Cliftonville v Warrenpoint Town

Sat 21 Mar 3pm Dungannon Swifts v Glenavon

Sat 21 Mar 3pm Glentoran v Linfield

Sat 21 Mar 3pm Larne v Coleraine

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