NWCU 2018 Prem Fixtures Web


2018 Longs SuperValu Premier Fixtures

NWCU 2018 Prem Fixtures WebWe are pleased to announce that this year’s Longs SuperValu Premiership and Championship fixtures are now available and attached below. The Union is grateful to Regional Administrator David Bradley for his work in generating these fixtures with the Qualifying League games to follow over the coming days.

Champions Donemana face a tough start in the defence of their title as they travel to Bready on opening day, which is a week early this season (21 April) to accommodate those wanting to see Ireland’s historic Test match against Pakistan.

Ricky-Lee Dougherty’s team were on the receiving end of a hammering in this fixture last year and they may well be given another stern test against Davy Scanlon’s improved side in their first outing.

Brigade are likely to provide strong opposition to the Holm men this season but they will need to be at their best as well if they are to make a winning start at Eglinton.

The villagers, like Bready, are capable of a big summer although much could depend on Stuart Thompson’s availability.

Andy Britton’s men are believed to be in the hunt for a couple of players to bolster their squad with the club also reporting last week that they expect the vast majority of last season’s players to remain at Beechgrove despite strong rumours to the contrary.

Strabane have been very quiet in the transfer arena and the Red Caps make the short journey to Ballymagorry for what could well be a vital contest against Fox Lodge.

Brian Allen’s side expect to line up much the same as last season and will be hoping to hit the ground running to avoid any relegation scrap.

The final Day 1 pairing sees Ardmore entertain Coleraine- two sides who will be expecting to compete for top-half finishes in the league.

The Bleachgreen boys found things a bit tougher last season and struggled to make any impact after a slow start.

Coleraine look like going with an all-local policy this year and despite the return of South African Graham Hume they may have to content themselves with a season of consolidation.

There are league games scheduled for Week 2 as well (28 April) before a fairly lengthy break to accommodate the 1st rounds of both the Bank of Ireland and Irish Senior cups and the Group stages of the North West T20 as well of course as the free weekend for the Test game.

You can download the Premier League Fixtures HERE

The Premiership fixtures in full are-

21st April

Ardmore v Coleraine
Eglinton v Brigade
Fox Lodge v Strabane
Bready v Donemana

28th April

Brigade v Coleraine
Strabane v Ardmore
Donemana v Eglinton
Bready v Fox Lodge

2nd June

Coleraine v Strabane
Brigade v Donemana
Ardmore v Bready
Eglinton v Fox Lodge

9th June

Donemana v Coleraine
Bready v Strabane
Fox Lodge v Brigade
Ardmore v Eglinton

16th June

Coleraine v Bready
Donemana v Fox Lodge
Strabane v Eglinton
Brigade v Ardmore

23rd June

Fox Lodge v Coleraine
Eglinton v Bready
Ardmore v Donemana
Brigade v Strabane

30th June

Eglinton v Coleraine
Fox Lodge v Ardmore
Bready v Brigade
Strabane v Donemana

7th July

Coleraine v Ardmore
Brigade v Eglinton
Strabane v Fox Lodge
Donemana v Bready

14th July

Coleraine v Brigade
Ardmore v Strabane
Eglinton v Donemana
Fox Lodge v Bready

21st July

Strabane v Coleraine
Donemana v Brigade
Bready v Ardmore
Fox Lodge v Eglinton

4th August

Coleraine v Donemana
Strabane v Bready
Brigade v Fox Lodge
Eglinton v Ardmore

11th August

Ardmore v Brigade
Bready v Coleraine
Fox Lodge v Donemana
Eglinton v Strabane

12th August

Brigade v Bready

18th August

Donemana v Strabane
Ardmore v Fox Lodge
Coleraine v Eglinton

25th August

Strabane v Brigade
Donemana v Ardmore
Bready v Eglinton
Coleraine v Fox Lodge

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