Premier League fixtures announced

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Fixtures for the 2016 NCU Ulster Bank Premier league have just been announced.

Dates are now known for the local derby games between newly promoted Derriaghy and rivals Lisburn.

The first duel is scheduled for Queensway on 21st May with the return fixture at Wallace Park on 30 July.

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With Lisburn finishing just 1 place above the drop zone in the season just past and promoted Derriaghy probably favourites to return to League 1 these two games will have significant bearing on the relegation placings.

League fixtures will begin on 30th April, with Derriaghystarting away at CIYMS, whilst Lisburn will host Waringstown in their opening fixture for the season.

The draw for the Irish Senior cup was also made recently and Derriaghy face a trip to North West side Donemana in the 1st round while Lisburn travel to Dublin side Pembroke.