The SSE Airtricity Premier Division 2022 season in the League of Ireland will kick-off on Friday, February 18 next with four rounds of fixtures across a 36-game calendar that will conclude on Friday, November 4. This season there will be no fixtures
The SSE Airtricity Premier Division 2022 season in the League of Ireland will kick-off on Friday, February 18 next with four rounds of fixtures across a 36-game calendar that will conclude on Friday, November 4.
This season there will be no fixtures during the international windows in March and September while Monday night fixtures will be played on February 28, March 14, April 18 and May 23. The season will conclude with the Extra.ie FAI Cup final on November 13.
Champions Shamrock Rovers will kick-off their defence of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division title at home to UCD with Extra.ie FAI Cup winners St Patrick’s Athletic away to promoted Shelbourne on the opening weekend. Finn Harps will host Drogheda United, Dundalk will entertain Derry City at Oriel Park and Sligo Rovers are at home to Bohemians in the remaining fixtures.
League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon said: “The publication of the fixture list marks the start of the new season for many fans. We have already seen very impressive season ticket sales across many of our clubs and we look forward to a competitive and compelling Premier Division in 2022.
“Recognising the expanding UEFA club competition calendar, the growing presence of international footballers in our League now and this being a FIFA World Cup year, we sat down with the clubs, managers, players, PFA Ireland and our own National League committee before finalising this schedule.
“I wish all our clubs well for the new season and would again like to thank SSE Airtricity for their continuing support of the League of Ireland as we look ahead with great anticipation to the 2022 campaign.”
The President’s Cup fixture between SSE Premier Division champions Shamrock Rovers and Extra.ie FAI Cup winners St Patrick’s Athletic will again serve as the curtain raiser to the new season with the game to be played on the weekend beginning February 11th with venue, date and kick-off time to be announced post Christmas.
All SSE Airtricity Premier Division games will be broadcast live across traditional outlets and LOITV next season with details to be announced early in the new year. All fixtures are subject to clubs meeting the licensing criteria to participate in the League of Ireland.
SSE Airtricity Premier Division fixtures can be accessed here.