Revealed: The 2017 Independent.ie Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup first round draws
Holders UCD will face either GMIT or IT Sligo in the first round of the 2017 Independent.ie Sigerson Cup.
The south Dublin college, who beat DCU by two points in last year's decider, will once again be able to call on Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey, who captained the side last season.
Last year's runners up have been handed a tough first round draw away to Queen's University.
There are three preliminary round ties, with the winners progressing into the first round.
In the Fitzgibbon Cup, holders Mary I have been draw in a group with GMIT, DIT and IT Carlow. The top two from each group progress to the quarter-finals and there are four groups.
Here are the draws in full:
NUIG vs TCD
Garda College vs CIT
GMIT vs IT Sligo
Maynooth vs UL
DIT vs AIT
Ulster University Jordanstown vs Garda/CIT
UCD vs GMIT/IT Sligo
DCU DE vs QUB
St Mary's vs NUIG/TCD
IT Tralee vs IT Carlow
UCC vs DCU St Pat's
Top two in each group qualify for quarter finals
Group A: IT Carlow, Mary I, GMIT, DIT
Group B: UL, NUIG, DCU St Patrick's, CIT
Group C: DCU Dochas Eireann, LIT, Trinity, WIT
Group D: UCD, UCC, University Ulster