Thursday 23 January 2020

No love lost for League of Ireland season opener as Bohs and Rovers set for Valentines night derby date

A view of supporters of both teams prior to a match between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
A view of supporters of both teams prior to a match between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Tony Considine

The biggest clash in League of Ireland football will kick off the 2020 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season with Bohemians hosting Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers on the opening night on at 7.45pm on Valentines night, Friday, February 14.

Champions Dundalk will host Derry City the same night.whilst newly-promoted Shelbourne will travel to Turner's Cross to face Cork City in their first match back in the top flight.

Sligo Rovers will travel to Finn Park to face Finn Harps whilst St. Patrick's Athletic will host Waterford in an exciting opening day of the Premier Division campaign.

The mid-season break will take place between June 13 and June 25, and the First Division fixtures will be released at a later date.

Opening week fixtures:

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 7:45 pm

Cork City v Shelbourne Turner’s Cross 7:45 pm

Dundalk v Derry City Oriel Park 7:45 pm

St. Patrick's Athletic v Waterford Richmond Park 7:45 pm

Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers Finn Park 8:00 pm

Click here for full fixture list.

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