Irish Premiership opening fixtures

The Irish Premiership 2024-25 fixtures were released earlier this week with a few intriguing games taking place during the opening weekend.

Larne will start their title defence against Loughgall while runners-up Linfield travel to Ballymena United.

Irish Cup winners Cliftonville will face newly-promoted Portadown at Solitude while Dean Shiels begins his reign as Coleraine boss against Dungannon Swifts, the side he managed for two years.

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Irish Premiership opening weekend fixtures

Glentoran v Crusaders

Larne v Loughgall

Ballymena Utd v Linfield

Carrick Rangers v Glenavon

Dungannon Swifts v Coleraine

Cliftonville v Portadown

Matches scheduled for 10 August but are subject to change

Find out more about the 2024-25 Irish Premiership fixtures here