The fixture schedule for the eagerly anticipated 2022/2023 Danske Bank Premiership season can now be revealed.
Kicking off on Saturday 13 August, the twelve Premiership clubs set out in search of glory once again in pursuit of the Gibson Cup.
The league format sees each club play each other three times before the ‘split’ after gameweek 33, with the top half clubs and the bottom half clubs facing off against each other respectively, to complete the 38 game campaign which concludes on Saturday 29 April 2023.
In the opening round of fixtures, champions Linfield start the defence of their crown against Portadown at Windsor Park, whilst newly promoted Newry City travel to Carrick Rangers for their first top-flight game in three years.
Elsewhere there are some big clashes as a repeat of the League Cup final will be held at the Coleraine Showgrounds as the Bannsiders look to start their season on the front foot against last season’s runners-up, Cliftonville.
There is also a re-run of the final game of last season as the European Playoff finalists Larne and Glentoran meet at Inver Park. Whilst elsewhere, Crusaders will host Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena United take on Glenavon in a mouth-watering opening weekend of action.
Supporters should note that all fixtures are subject to change and that all television and live stream broadcasts are yet to be confirmed.
Saturday 13 August 2022
Ballymena United v Glenavon
Carrick Rangers v Newry City
Coleraine v Cliftonville
Crusaders v Dungannon Swifts
Larne v Glentoran
Linfield v Portadown